At InfoComm 2019, Sony Provides New Technologies to Inspire Customers
At InfoComm 2019, Sony Provides New Technologies to Inspire Customers
Offering Products and Solutions to Further Enhance Collaboration and Interaction for Corporate, Education, Entertainment and Healthcare Customers
ORLANDO — InfoComm Show Booth #2200 — June 12, 2019 — At InfoComm 2019, Sony is showcasing A/V, presentation and display technologies that offer attendees collaborative, interoperable, cost-effective and streamlined operation for the corporate, education, entertainment and healthcare markets. Visitors to Sony booth (#2200) from June 12-14 will have the opportunity to engage with products and solutions – ranging from displays and projectors, to PTZ cameras, interactive education tools and audio experiences – designed alongside customers to meet their specific needs.
“Sony has a rich legacy of creating quality, reliable, cutting-edge technology for the consumer and professional markets,” said Theresa Alesso, Pro division president, Sony Electronics. “At InfoComm, we’re looking forward to highlighting our latest technology designed for the evolving needs of our user base and interacting with all of our valued customers, integrators and resellers. Whether it’s a classroom, boardroom, museum, entertainment venue or healthcare facility, Sony has an applicable solution and ecosystem that can grow with customers and adapt into the future, along with their changing needs.”
At the show, attendees can experience and interact with the latest Sony technology including:
Corporate and Education Solutions
- AI-based Edge Analytics Appliance: Sony first Artificial Intelligence (AI) based video analytics solution, the REA-C1000, allows users to create video content in real time, without the need for specialised training, additional staff or equipment.
The compact and lightweight REA-C1000, which is available now, uses its advanced AI-based video analytics technology to analyse the input it receives from connected cameras and automatically extracts the object in focus to combine it with other images in real time. This unique technology using motion/face detection and colour/shape recognition, effectively makes the REA-C1000 the powerful brain of any connected camera and AV setup, allowing various organisations to cost-effectively create professional, engaging content. Optional features include handwriting extraction and presenter overlay, chroma keyless CG overlay, PTZ auto tracking, focus area cropping and close-up by gesture.
- IP-based PTZ camera lineup: Following the 4K BRC-X400 camera recently announced, the newly announced SRG-X400 and SRG-X120 join the Sony range of FHD (full high definition) PTZ cameras. The cameras, which feature a wide viewing angle, support IP and are equipped with NDI®|HX capability through an optional license. The NDI|HX option presents unprecedented flexibility in simple and cost-effective IP-based live production systems, when combined with other NDI-compatible hardware or software anywhere on the network.
The new cameras are compatible with Sony Edge Analytics Appliance. Both new models are available with a future-proof 4K upgrade option – a first for PTZ cameras. NDI® is a registered trademark of NewTek, Inc.
- Laser Projectors: The new VPL-FHZ75 (6500lm) and VPL-FHZ70 (5500lm) cater to the increased market demand for high brightness projection in midsize environments such as universities, corporations, churches, museums, and entertainment installations.
Offering WUXGA resolution, both use a newly-developed 0.76-inch LCD panel with an incorporated optical compensator to deliver bright and vibrant images with stunning contrast, offering true blacks and accurate-to-life colour reproduction. Both models come with a new, innovative ‘intelligent setting’ feature that simplifies the installation process by automatically selecting the best configuration based on the user’s choice of environment.
- BRAVIA 4K Professional Displays: Sony series of BRAVIA 4K professional displays, ranging in size from 43 to 85 inches, are ideal for digital signage, information and monitoring applications, as well as for use in meeting rooms, classrooms, lobbies, hotel guest rooms, showrooms, retail spaces, sports venues. The models offer powerful benefits, including network and serial communication control, flexible installation options and high brightness, along with the option for cloud-based digital signage.
The displays also feature an all-in-one “system on a chip,” resulting in easy installation with no additional hardware, plus excellent system reliability and lower cost of ownership.
- Vision Exchange: Sony intuitive and easy to configure flagship interactive collaboration and active learning solution creates an immersive environment for lecturers, students, and colleagues to work together, learn and brainstorm ideas. Benefits of Vision Exchange include BYOD wireless sharing, improved communication and distance learning through Skype for Business, as well as the smart Personal Note Taker and annotation capabilities.
The latest version of the solution, 1.3, will also be on display for the first time and demonstrated on the InfoComm show floor. Taking early adopting customers’ feedback into consideration, the new V1.3 offers improved operation workflow such as the ability to power on and off both the main unit and each pod simultaneously for efficient operation, login through the use of a room name to ensure simple and easy access, and the ability to save snapshots automatically to a USB drive inserted into the main unit or pods.
- UbiCast interactive video learning solution: Sony and UbiCast’s Miris Netcapture software and Miris Video Platform provide easy-to-use network-based lecture capture and enable interactive learning experience. The UbiCast solution can also integrate with Vision Exchange, to create more engaging video content. In combination with Vision Exchange, the new Miris Netcapture offers education organisations a flexible and scalable solution that cost-effectively enables interactive lectures and lecture capture all at once.
Miris Netcapture records the streamed content from Vision Exchange and transfers it to UbiCast’s Miris Video Platform, for editing, managing and distributing the video content through a video player dedicated to social learning. This network-based content capture solution removes the need for each room or lecture hall to be equipped with their own recording device. Instead, Miris Netcapture will simply be permanently located in the server room and dynamically capture the required classroom with Vision Exchange equipped.
- Crystal LED display system: Sony immersive Crystal LED display system – which recently received a 2019 Display Industry Award for “Display of the Year” from the Society of Information Display – delivers amazing contrast, thanks to a 99 percent black surface area using ultrafine LEDs, precise colour reproduction, and a virtually 180-degree viewing angle. Its modular nature enables the Crystal LED display system to accommodate virtually any size or aspect ratio. The technology is currently used in professional applications such as corporate showrooms, R&D centers, museum and studio with installations at more than 50 sites across the globe.
At the show, Crystal LED will be shown in an expansive and engaging 8K x 4K setup, showing spectacular 8K footage. New to InfoComm is Sony Crystal LED display system in a portrait configuration, optimised for lobby and reception environments. The eye-catching display will be featured on the Sony booth in an 8 ft x 15 ft setup, showcasing its versatility and applicability in the corporate market.
- Sonic Surf VR immersive spatial audio solution: This new audio technology combines multi-channel speakers, displays and specially developed software designed to simulate placing, moving, and partitioning sounds in one space. The result is an interactive area where sounds move freely around within a space to create immersive experiences.
At InfoComm, content will be shown that directs visitors where to stand and move, so they can intuitively follow and enjoy an immersive audio and visual experience.
- VPL-GTZ240 2,000 lumen native 4K Projector: The VPL-GTZ240 is designed to be compact and affordable, aiming to expand Sony 4K projectors to cost-conscious or space-restricted applications such as simulation. The compact projector incorporates the latest Sony native 4K SXRD imager and Z-phosphor laser light source and achieves up to 2,000 lumens of high brightness. The brightness and colour temperature of the VPL-GTZ240 has been pre-adjusted in order to reduce the adjustment time for multi-projection. The projector also offers new “Impulse” modes which insert black to reduce blur in fast-moving scenes, with less reduction of brightness.
- Content Management System (CMS): Sony CMS is a simple, secure and comprehensive way to manage surgical videos and still images from one central location. It allows for network-based searching, editing, storage and distribution of 4K, 3D, and HD video obtained from Sony medical recorders and other compatible recording devices. Watch recordings from PCs or iPads, and even stream live surgical procedures, allowing a near real-time view into the OR for staff and residents.
NUCLeUS Integrated Digital Operating Room Platform: NUCLeUS™ is the smart digital operating room platform for today’s ORs. It is the open, scalable, and vendor neutral video-over-IP platform that transforms surgical workflow efficiency. The system features an intuitive touch screen interface that can instantly route any image source to any destination, with no need to re-connect equipment. It allows users to direct multiple video sources simultaneously in any combination of formats and resolutions. NUCLeUS™ is device, format, and resolution agnostic, handling HD, 3D and 4K sources from a wide range of modality manufacturers. Video and audio are distributed in near real-time over secure standard IP connections for centralised storage and viewing across the hospital. Every signal can be recorded simultaneously. There is no longer a limitation on what signals can be recorded. The system gives surgeons control over a wide range of image sources in the operating room ranging from endoscopes, ultrasound streams, and PACS workstation input to fluoroscopes, etc.
For more information about Sony latest professional technologies, please visit Booth #2200 at InfoComm 2019 from June 12-14 or pro.sony.