Kramer Electronics and Sony Electronics Collaborate to Design Augmented Reality Teaching Studio Solution

Kramer collaboration with SonyKramer Electronics has collaborated with Sony Electronics to integrate an Augmented Reality (AR) Teaching Studio Solution. It is designed for virtual or hybrid learning experiences that incorporate AR software with Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies.

The solution combines Kramer’s control solutions and other various audio, video and management products with Sony’s Edge presentation, visualization and analytics suite (REA-C1000). The Kramer Control platform is embedded on a specially designed tablet that allows the presenters to move around the space and easily operate all the equipment in the room via a single user interface. Sony’s Edge Suite blends AR software with AI technology to enhance the presentation experience and improve the visual and audio quality for in-room and remote participants.

Presenters can choose to add optional licenses to incorporate features, including handwriting extraction across multiple displays, PTZ auto-tracking, close-up by gesture features, Chromakey-less CG Overlay and real-time cropping, all through a single device. Using AR technology, the handwriting extraction feature means that any words and diagrams written on a whiteboard or a blackboard remain in full view to the audience. Chromakey-less CG Overlay technology extracts the presenter’s image and overlays it onto any background image, animation or video in real-time. Focus Area Cropping allows one camera to simultaneously show two different output images and can be set to be shown as either a static or dynamic picture.

There is no microsite about the partnership as of yet. Sony’s solution will be in Kramer’s booth at InfoComm 2021 this week.