Sony Electronics Announces AV Tech Expo 2022

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Sony Electronics’ B2B group will be live and in-person Tuesday, Oct. 11 (9 a.m.-4 p.m. EDT) and Wednesday, Oct. 12 (9 a.m.-3 p.m. EDT) in New York City at the company’s second AV Tech Expo. Attendees will have access to newly announced products, as well as a sampling of the company’s most popular AV products […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1160: How Sony Is Approaching Digital Signage

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Gary invited Sony’s VP of B2B, Rich Ventura, on his latest Rants & rAVes videocast to talk all about digital signage. Sony’s approach is unique as the company simultaneously supports both SoC (system on a chip) and external media players. Thus, its solutions, highlighting the BRAVIA displays, include everything from retail to transportation and corporate […]

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White Paper: Solving the Post-Pandemic Presentation Problem: How Sony’s Edge AI-Based Video Presentation Tool Provides a Standout Meeting and Presentation Upgrade

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST When the pandemic hit in 2020, remote visual communication quickly became the norm. As expected, we also quickly held presentations to a higher standard: They need to be more engaging, easier to facilitate and more natural. With these new expectations, content from meetings and lectures has to step up to […]

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UCM Updates Educational Environment Via AVI-SPL With Sony Edge Analytics Solution and PTZ Cameras

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The University of Central Missouri (UCM), located in Warrensburg, is a cost-conscious public institution focused on high-quality education.  The university’s commitment to students’ and faculty’s success permeates every facet of the learning experience, which is why they’ve transformed their educational environment using the latest technology integrated by AVI-SPL, including Sony’s customizable artificial intelligence (AI) enabled Edge Analytics solution (REA-C1000) and SRG-X120 pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras. As […]

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If You Missed Sony at InfoComm 2022, Here’s What You Missed: My Review of All Things Sony!

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Sony not only had one of the biggest booths at InfoComm 2022 but, also one of the largest new lineups of products not seen by most #AVtweeps. Although much of the new gear was launched pre-InfoComm, thanks to the pandemic, most people in AV hadn’t seen it up close and there were nearly no videos […]

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Design Consultants Discuss the State of the ProAV Industry at InfoComm 2022

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At InfoComm 2022, Sony gathered a panel of leading design consultants to discuss the state of the ProAV industry. The panel — which was moderated by rAVe’s Megan A. Dutta and featured Rob Badenoch, Joseph D’Angelo, Bren Walker and Mark Peterson — discussed the changing role of consultants, getting into the design process sooner, driving […]

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Here’s Everything Sony is Doing at InfoComm 2022

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At InfoComm 2022, Sony Electronics is highlighting its end-to-end portfolio of professional presentation, collaboration and remote communication solutions that inspire creativity and stimulate curiosity.  The latest corporate, education, retail, transportation, entertainment and healthcare AV innovations, including projectors, displays and direct view LED video walls, and imaging and analytics solutions from Sony and its partners, will be shown in booth #N1513.  Additionally, […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1127: Here’s Everything Sony Has Planned for InfoComm 2022

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Sony wasn’t at InfoComm 2021, so this will be the first time most of us will see the new CLED B- and C-Series LEDs, its new BRAVIA digital signage displays — including the new 100” LCD, and a plethora of new projectors for classrooms, meeting rooms and even larger spaces. Sony’s Rich Ventura joined Gary on the latest pre-InfoComm videocast […]

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Sony Intros SLA-1A Power Line Array Speaker for Large-Format Installs

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Sony today announced the launch of its new powered line-array speaker the SLS-1A, which is purpose-built to create a new sound field when paired with large format displays in ProAV installs. One key feature of the modular bar-style speaker is its wide “sweet” spot, which creates a clearer sound field in larger spaces. The SLS-1A is equipped […]

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Sony Receives Crestron and Cisco Certification for BRAVIA 4K Professional Displays

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Sony has enhanced its interoperability and integrations with third party alliance partners, by receiving certification from Crestron and Cisco for its BRAVIA 4K Professional Displays. Crestron has developed a global certification program, Crestron Connected, that is turn-key at the engineering level, allowing certified manufacturing partners to natively connect, communicate, and monitor from one central location. With previous certification for […]

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Up Your Whiteboard Game by Combining the Best of Analog and Digital

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Trade show season is back. ISE is going on in Barcelona as I type, and Infocomm 2022 in Las Vegas is just 25 days away. This means that manufacturers, integrators and *gasp* end users are all converging to explore new partnerships and help people bridge the analog-to-digital gaps that have been isolated during the great […]

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Sony’s HDC-F5500 and HDC-3500 Cameras Enhance Service Production in Texas Church

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One of Sony’s cinematic camera options, the HDC-F5500 4K Super 35mm system camera and the HDC-3500 4K camera are bringing enhanced production tools to worship services at Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas. Gateway placed the first order of the new Super 35m HDC-F5500 camera, and they are among the first clients to use the camera worldwide. S35mm […]

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What’s Up With LAVNCH: March Events

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THE rAVe Agency has been busy planning and preparing tons of new LAVNCH & LEARNs and events. These events are educational and informative to help out both the new and experienced AV pros in our industry. From educational sessions on the newest tech to encouraging series on getting hired, we’ve got something for everyone. Let’s […]

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Next Stop: E4 Anaheim!

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Almo Professional A/V‘s E4 Experience has returned with four upcoming events that will focus on all things AV! The E4 Experience offers the latest educational opportunities, sessions with top manufacturers and industry pros, demos of the latest technology and so much more. Your next opportunity to experience E4 will be in Anaheim, California, on March […]

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Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2022 Edition

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Welcome to my 22nd annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball! I can’t believe I have written this article 22 times. I am beyond humbled by how many of you read this; last year, it was viewed by over 90,000 #AVtweeps. #LOVE ❣️ The bottom line is I love writing this article. It keeps me curious and humble. […]

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ATOMOS Develops Feature to Record Apple ProRes RAW Via HDMI

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ATOMOS introduced a feature to expand recording options for Sony’s FX6 full-frame Cinema Line camera. With Sony’s latest firmware release (V.2.00) for the FX6, it’s possible to record Apple ProRes RAW over HDMI to the NINJA V and NINJA V+. The convention has been for compact cameras to output RAW via SDI only. ATOMOS has developed […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1067: Sony Won’t Be at InfoComm but It Has Plenty of New Products

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Although Sony will not physically be at InfoComm 2021, the company will be leveraging the LAVNCH platform to debut plenty of new products during THE rAVe Agency’s rePLAY 2021 event — the week following InfoComm 2021 (Nov. 2-4). rePLAY is designed to wrap up everything we saw at InfoComm 2021, along with covering all the new products we loved […]

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Sony’s In-Person AV Tech Expo Did Not Disappoint

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I took my third business trip post-vaccination today and headed up to New York City for Sony’s first-ever AV Tech Expo at its 25 Madison Ave. location. I’d say it was worth the masking, walking and mouth-sweating (inside the mask). The expo was primarily focused on the new B (for high-brightness) and C (for high-contrast) […]

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Sony Professional Display Line Expands Digital Signage Usage and Functionality

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With the introduction of the BZ35J and BZ30J series of 4K HDR BRAVIA Professional Displays, Sony continues to expand its digital signage and presentation display lineup. Building on the previously announced 32-inch FW-32BZ30J model, the new options range in size from 43 to 75 inches to accommodate corporate and education environments of varying sizes. Sony […]

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Sony Adds Touch Technology to Displays Through TSItouch Collaboration

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Sony’s BZ40H series of 4K HDR displays announced a technology collaboration with interactive specialist TSItouch. The collaboration adds infrared (IR) multitouch technology to the 55, 65 and 75-inch models of Sony’s BRAVIA professional displays. TSItouch Pulse Type IR technology detects virtually any input — including a finger, gloved finger, stylus or pen — and enables […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 4.0: Digital Signage Day Recap

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Happy LAVNCH WEEK 4.0, AV pros and fans! This is my first time writing (and experiencing) a LAVNCH WEEK, and it’s been exciting, informative and FUN! In Leah’s words, LAVNCH WEEK events are “part digital-event experience, part virtual product-launch stage and part networking hub,” where we take a deep dive into the now and next […]

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University of North Carolina Greensboro Installs Sony Beamforming Ceiling Mics Across Campus

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Despite being in existence for more than 125 years, University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG) continues to use the latest cutting-edge technology to innovate and help support its core mission of providing engaging academic programs that unleash student potential and make a meaningful impact in the community and world. Challenged with a year like no […]

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Sony Intros XVS-G1 Entry-Level Live Production Switcher with 4K

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The newest addition to Sony’s switcher family, the XVS-G1, is an entry-level compact live production switcher that includes a new video processing engine, 4K and 1080p support with a modern design. Optimized for live production needs including news, entertainment, sports as well as houses of worship, corporations and educational institutions, the XVS-G1 system is intended […]

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Atomos Develops Apple ProRes RAW Recording From Sony’s Alpha 1 Camera

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Atomos just announced the development of Apple ProRes RAW recording from the new full-frame mirrorless camera recently announced by Sony, the Alpha 1. This is all made possible with the Atomos Ninja V which will record pristine ProRes RAW images from the camera’s RAW output at up to 4.3Kp60. Sony’s Alpha 1 is a new […]

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Sony Adds New 100-Inch, 32-Inch Displays for Business

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Sony Electronics has added two new displays today, the 100-inch FW-100BZ40J and 32-inch FW-32BZ30J. These new models are optimized for use in businesses including corporations, higher-education institutes, hotels and retail establishments, from small spaces to large venues. Additional new features such as Pro Mode for customized settings, IP control and mirroring functionality enhance flexibility in […]

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Sony’s Th!nk AV Is What a Successful Virtual Panel Series Looks Like

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST  In case you haven’t heard, Sony’s new three-part Th!nk AV Thought-Leadership Symposium debuted this year at almost the perfect time. In between the sleepy holiday season but before the frenzy of spring (which officially begins March 20 in the Northern Hemisphere), the timing of Th!nk AV couldn’t have been better. […]

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Did You Miss Th!nk AV? Read Our Coverage on Part I, the Influencer Panel

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST  The first major AV, UCC and digital signage event of the year was a virtual one. But a virtual format didn’t prevent us from digging in and getting some answers on the uncertainty that lies ahead. Th!nk AV, a three-part thought-leadership event, came to us from Sony, a company who […]

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Sony Debuts New C-Series, B-Series Crystal LEDs

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Sony Electronics just debuted two new Crystal LEDs in the form of the C-series (ZRD-C12A/C15A) with high contrast and B-series (ZRD-B12A/B15A) with high brightness. Both new displays are available in two pixel pitch sizes (P1.26-millimeter and P1.58-millimeter) for different installation needs and expand the lineup of Sony’s Crystal LED for various applications including corporate showrooms, […]

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The Movie Theater Is Now Dead, Plus a Prediction: Apple Will Buy Sony

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As much as I hated writing that headline, it’s true. And, despite years of warnings that the future of the cineplex was nothing but apocalyptic, Hollywood wasn’t prepared. Let’s back-up. Back in the late ’90s, companies started building DVD servers for home theaters. The idea was that a homeowner could buy a cache of DVDs […]

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Sessions We Loved from D=SIGN, Day 2

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It’s not every day that we get a brand new conference in the AV industry. Especially from industry-leading associations like AVIXA and the Digital Signage Federation (DSF). ESPECIALLY in a pandemic year. That’s why we were so excited for the debut of D=SIGN, which kicked off Tuesday on Day 1 with a flurry of fantastically […]

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Sony Electronics Releases Two New Compact WUXGA Laser Projectors

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Sony Electronics’ newest WUXGA laser projectors, the VPL-PHZ60(6,000lm) and VPL-PHZ50 (5,000lm) are both compact models — less than four inches high and approximately 15 pounds — designed for corporate, education and entertainment applications. Sony says the VPL-PHZ60 is the industry’s smallest WUXGA 3LCD laser projector in its lumen class and it includes lens shift. Both […]

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