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Sharp Donates 9/11 Memorial Opening Day Counter

11/23/2010 02:33:27 PM Eastern
New York - Sharp Electronics is the official sponsor of a 13-foot by 9-foot video wall for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum installed at its Preview Site at 20 Vesey Street, here.

 Michael Marusic, marketing and service VP of Sharp imaging and information (left), with Kozo Takahashi, CEO/chairman, and Bob Scaglione, chief marketing officer, of Sharp Electronics
 Kozo Takahashi of Sharp Electronics, (from left), with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Joe Daniels and Monica Iken of the 9/11 Memorial at the unveiling of the 9/11 Memorial Opening Day Counter
The official 9/11 Memorial Opening Day Counter, which is part of a $1 million deal by Sharp to provide future A/V technology support for the Memorial & Museum, provides the public with the number of days until the official opening of the 9/11 Memorial on Sept. 11, 2011, as well as animated renderings of the future site.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, 9/11 Memorial president Joe Daniels and board member Monica Iken, whose husband Patrick lost his life on 9/11, welcomed Sharp Electronics' chairman/CEO Kozo Takahashi to unveil the display at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site today.

In his comments Takahashi said that Sharp's donation is "one of the most important things we have ever done."

The video wall is constructed of nine Sharp PN-V601 60-inch professional LCD monitors with very thin borders, providing a fluid, single-screen effect, Sharp said.
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