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Sony highlights display, AV, presentation technologies

June 9th, 2016

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Conference showcases include projectors, cameras, and panel displays

At InfoComm 2016, Sony is highlighting its full line of display, AV and presentation technologies, including 4K and laser light source projection, pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras, AV over IP, 4K display panels, and live event production systems.

Sony’s new technology highlights at InfoComm 2016 include:

Canvas display technology

Sony’s new Canvas display system is a high-end visual display that re-defines the landscape for large-scale visual entertainment. The new technology, Crystal Light Emitting Diode Integrated Structure (CLEDIS), uses Sony’s ultrafine LEDs in a unique surface mounting structure as its light source to deliver a visual experience not possible with even the highest end conventional LED array. This scalable new type of canvas delivers an unmatched viewing experience, offering 99% black surface area, for high contrast, high resolution and immersive visuals.

This new type of canvas enables limitless flexibility and creativity in public spaces and high-end visual entertainment. It is far more advanced when compared to the technologies currently available for large-scale display, offering a leap forward in depth, contrast, color, resolution and impact.

Sony’s Canvas display technology is designed for a range of commercial applications and immersive experiences, from industrial product design and manufacturing, theme parks, museums, and high-traffic lobbies to corporate boardrooms and broadcast studios. It is ideal for any environment requiring intricately detailed video displays and realistic simulation on a large scale.
www.sony.com/canvasdisplay

VPL-GTZ270/VPL-GTZ280 – Large venue Projectors

The VPL-GTZ270 is a high performance 4K laser projector with 5000 lumen brightness making it ideal for a range of B2B and commercial applications, especially for entertainment use including planetariums, theme parks, museums and retail. The projector is designed to create an immersive reality viewing experience, with image enhancement functions including “Reality Creation” upscaling and compatibility with High Dynamic Range (HDR) content, giving users the ability to view the entire range of an image accurately and clearly. A wide color space covers the full DCI range and simulates the new ITU-R BT2020 color gamut. The GTZ270 is extremely quiet and virtually maintenance-free for 20,000 hours of operation, even in the most demanding conditions. It can also operate in 4K 3D mode.

The VPL-GTZ280 is a 4K projector with options for higher brightness up to 5000 lumens making it ideally suited for simulation and training applications. It uses high-speed motion functions and new high-speed 4K 120Hz signal processing capability for 4K3D 60Hz left eye/right eye and reducing blur in fast motion scenes, in addition to smear and transport delay reduction, infrared light output for night vision stimulation and vibration resistance.
www.sony.com/4kprojectors

PTZ Cameras

At InfoComm, Sony is showing its full PTZ camera line, including the SRG-120DU and the SRG-360SHE models.

New to the line is Sony’s SRG-360SHE 30x robotic model. This new model adds power over Ethernet (PoE+) and triple simultaneous video and audio streaming (embedded audio in IP, HDMI and 3G-SDI). The simultaneous output of 1080/60p baseband video through the three streaming outputs makes it ideal for webcasting and viewing while simultaneously recording live events.

The SRG-360SHE is designed for use in classrooms, courtrooms, boardrooms, houses of worship and other settings where full HD visual communications are needed. In addition to the triple streaming outputs, other advances in the SRG-360SHE include a series of enhanced PTZ capabilities to produce professional-looking results even with non-professional camera operators. ‘Semi-Synchronous Simultaneous Motion’ improves transitions between subjects, delivering smooth, coordinated camera motion that does not distract viewers. A Slow P/T setting allows for precise tracking of objects or people, for example, a speaker walking across a stage. PTZ Trace Memory provides the ability to store a sequence of camera movements as a preset. With “trace,” a complicated series of motions/commands can be carried out flawlessly and replicated as needed.

The SRG-120DU is Sony’s first USB 3.0 PTZ Camera and is being widely designed into corporate boardrooms due to its professional picture quality, ease of installation/use and compact, lightweight design. The HD model incorporates Sony’s high-sensitivity 1/2.8 -type Exmor CMOS sensor and the latest View-DR technology. It also features UVC video compatibility and a wide field of view with plug-and play simplicity for superb image quality, even in challenging lighting conditions.
www.sony.com/ptz

Business/Laser Projectors

Sony is showcasing its expanding laser projector lineup, offering 14 models spanning from 2,000 lumens to 7,000 lumens and meeting nearly every commercial AV application. To go along with these new projectors, Sony has the first interchangeable ultra-short throw lens for 3LCD projectors.

Featured projector models include:

VPL-FWZ65/VPL-FWZ60

Sony’s VPL-FWZ65 (6,000 lumen) and VPL-FWZ60 (5,000 lumen) 3LCD Laser Light Source Projectors offers bright, beautiful images with low running costs, minimal maintenance and flexible installation. The powerful Z-Phosphor laser light source is teamed with Sony’s advanced BrightEra 3LCD projection engine to deliver extremely crisp WXGA (1,280 x 800) resolution images with natural-looking rich, stable colors. Offering 20,000 hours of virtually maintenance-free operation, reality creation to analyze and process every input signal to refine detail, clarity and sharpness for naturally up-scaled images, edge blending to seamlessly blend images from multiple projectors and a variety of optional lenses, the new projectors are a high-performing choice with a low total cost of ownership that is ideal for a wide range of business, education and general presentation applications.

VPL-FHZ57

Featuring many of the same benefits as Sony’s other laser projectors, the VPL-FHZ57 operates at 370W power, making it the most energy-efficient laser light source projector. The low power consumption also reduces heat dissipation, in turn lowering fan noise. The VPL-FHZ57 laser projector has the quietest operation in its class (32dB, 28dB at Standard Brightness mode).

VPL-FHZ65

Sony’s VPL-FHZ65 6,000lm WUXGA (1920 x 1200) laser projector uses a BrightEra® panel technology to reproduce natural and vivid color. It is designed to deliver enhanced picture quality using features including “Reality Creation” and “Contrast Enhancer,” technologies already in use by Sony’s home theater projection systems. Reality Creation analyzes and processes input signals to refine detail, clarity and sharpness for naturally up-scaled images. The Contrast Enhancer feature expands the perceived dynamic range of the signal.
www.sony.com/laser

VPLL-3003 – Ultra-Short Throw lens for Sony projectors:
Sony’s newest lens option is the VPLL-3003 ultra-short throw lens, the first interchangeable ultra-short throw lens for 3LCD projectors. This lens offers sharp focus and minimized picture distortion due to a large mirror system, and easy adjustment of lens shift and focus via remote control. Its 0.33:1 throw ratio allows it to be used in tight spaces with no clearance from the wall.

The lens can project an 80” to 300” diagonal image with minimal throw distance (39” throw distance for 140” diagonal image), making it ideal for small meeting rooms, as digital signage or use in museums.

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