Sony Debuts Burano Camera Specially Designed for Single-Camera Operators, Small Crews

September 14, 2023

Sony just debuted the BURANO camera as part of the CineAlta lineup — the company’s top line of digital cinema cameras. The new BURANO features a sensor that matches the color science of the VENICE 2 and is specially designed for single-camera operators and small crews. This camera combines “exceptional” image quality with high mobility […]

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Sony Electronics Professional Display Solutions Creates Roadshow Through US, Canada

August 17, 2023

Sony Electronics’ Professional Display Solutions team is heading to 10 major cities across the United States and Canada from August 2023 through February 2024. During Sony’s AV Solutions Roadshow, attendees can experience new products and technologies including displays and display-related solutions, PTZ cameras, and line array speakers, learn about compatible partners, and speak with sales […]

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22Miles Joins Sony Electronics AV Alliance Partner Network

August 17, 2023

22Miles has aligned with Sony Electronics as the latest member of its AV Alliance Partner Network. Sony’s AV Alliance Partner Network is powered by strategic alliances across the industry, offering compatible software and hardware solutions that bring additional value, creative freedom and enhanced compatibility to their lineup of professional displays. This growing partner ecosystem includes […]

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Sony’s MAS-A100 Beamforming Microphone Makes a Significant Impact on the University of Guelph

August 10, 2023

The University of Guelph has always been a hub of academic excellence, and its classrooms buzz with discussions and debates. With the advent of new beamforming innovations coupled with the need to broadcast classroom activities to remote participants, the University of Guelph turned to advanced technology to provide the same quality of education to all […]

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Sony’s Projectors and Displays Help Transform the Visualization of University of Rhode Island’s Curriculum

July 31, 2023

The Covid-19 pandemic impacted many businesses and organizations and for the University of Rhode Island (URI), it led to some changes. “Everyone was realizing that we needed displays and the ability to have hybrid meetings,” said Jeffrey Levesque, Lead Information Technologist at URI. In addition to the pandemic, URI also decided to obtain new projectors […]

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AI and UCC

July 16, 2023

By Ken Kobayashi Sony AI is a trending topic that has been gaining traction and dominating mindshare in the news and the technology space. It is one of the most exciting, disruptive and controversial technologies in recent memory but with a bit of education and context, it is easy to see the extreme promise and […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1255: Sony = Esports; Here’s Why!

July 7, 2023

It’s unlikely that any esports venue has ever existed without a little bit (or a lot) of Sony gear. From cameras to LEDs and everything in between, Sony has it and has likely raised an entire generation of players via its PlayStation console gaming systems. Sony’s Rich Ventura joins me to talk about esports and […]

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Sony Announces New Live Production System Camera

June 13, 2023

Sony just announced its new live production system camera — dubbing it an “affordable for broadcasters and event production companies” camera that needs a quality solution for a 4K-ready production system. While most event production companies, esports organizations, houses of worship or educational institutions produce most of their content in HD, they are increasingly aware […]

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Utelogy Now Offers Support for Sony Professional BRAVIA Displays, VPL Series Projectors

June 8, 2023

Utelogy Corporation has announced a partnership with Sony in which Utelogy now offers support for Sony’s Professional BRAVIA displays and VPL series of laser projectors and will be adding support for Sony’s SRG and BRC line of PTZ and Remote cameras. Through this partnership, Utelogy users can expect integration of Sony’s Professional BRAVIA Displays and […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1247: Sony Will Show Virtual Production at InfoComm 2023, Along with 16 New BRAVIA Displays and Much More

June 8, 2023

My next pre-InfoComm-2023 videocast features Sony’s director of B2B sales and marketing, Mark Bonofacio, who details everything you can expect in its booth next week. In addition to 16 new BRAVIA displays — in three new product lines — Sony has decided to focus its in-booth virtual (XR) production set on corporate and live event […]

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ENCO to Bring RUSHWORKS PTX Model 3 PRO to InfoComm 2023

May 26, 2023

ENCO is set to bring its ultra-quiet, smooth camera operation — in the form of its RUSHWORKS PTX Model 3 PRO robotic pan/tilt head –to InfoComm 2023, where the company will exhibit in Booth 3816. Designed for larger payloads, the PTX Model 3 provides the torque necessary for smoothly controlling most professional-grade camera/lens combinations, including […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Sony at InfoComm 2023

May 24, 2023

Crystal LED Experience Welcoming you into our booth this year, we’re excited to present the debut of new AI-generated content from Creative Technologist and CEO of Holonyne Corporation, Jon 9. Shown on our 220” diagonal Crystal LED display, this intriguing content is sure to mesmerize viewers. Virtual Production Demonstration Taking center stage in our booth, […]

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Sony Opens New UK Virtual Production Space at Pinewood Studios

May 16, 2023

Sony just opened a virtual production space in the UK at Pinewood Studios (where movies like “Star Wars” were filmed). The state-of-the-art space has become part of the DMPC in Europe, one of the world’s leading destinations for makers of film, television and commercials. The centre allows broadcasters, production companies and technicians time with Sony’s […]

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Sony on Sustainability in 2023

April 14, 2023

In honor of Earth Day 2023, rAVe [PUBS] has partnered with Commercial Integrator to explore sustainability in ProAV. We sat down with Rich Ventura, vice president PDSA, at Sony Electronics. to discuss the company’s sustainability efforts in 2023. rAVe: Tell us why your company is passionate about sustainability. RICH VENTURA: This is a core [value] to Sony. […]

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Sony Europe B.V. Appoints Rik Willemse as Head of Professional Displays and Solutions

April 4, 2023

Sony Europe B.V. today announces the appointment of a new Head of Professional Displays and Solutions, Rik Willemse, as part of a new era for the business. Rik was previously Head of Sales for Professional Displays and Solutions Europe and has a long 20-year history within the company in various marketing, sales, business development and […]

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How Can We Make ProAV More Sustainable? Find Out on April 20

April 3, 2023

Sustainability is critical to the future of the world — and the world of ProAV. On Thursday, April 20, Commercial Integrator and rAVe [PUBS] have partnered on a LAVNCH & LEARN titled “Sustainability & AV” where industry leaders will gather to chat about their company’s sustainability initiatives and to share actionable tips on becoming carbon neutral. […]

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What We Learned About ProAV & #AVtweeps During AI Month

March 31, 2023

After three AI Month sessions, a comprehensive survey, articles and more, we’ve explored a lot about AI and how it will affect the future of AV, Digital Signage and UCC. And, thanks to our AI Month partner, Sony, we’ve assembled a resource about AI that no other publication can offer. In fact, take a look […]

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AI Month 2023 | The Future of AI in ProAV

March 30, 2023

The seemingly instant rise in popularity of AI software applications like ChatGPT and DALL-E made AI a household word. But, leading AI-based AV companies have been using AI to help drive room and facility-wide usage analytics for well over a half-dozen years now. And, since the pandemic, AI has been integrated into USB and PTZ […]

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AI to Grow 46% in 2023!

March 29, 2023

Ever since the rise in popularity of Chat GPT, AI has captured the imagination of the entire world. This sudden burst in popularity has helped the AI market overall as various tech giants have sped up their efforts on the technology. According to the numbers available on, the Artificial Intelligence market is set to grow […]

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The Future of ProAV and AI

March 27, 2023

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been making significant advancements in recent years, and it is now being utilized in various fields — including the professional audiovisual market. AI has been playing a significant role in transforming the AV market and it is expected to continue doing so in the future. One area where AI is making […]

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AI Month 2023 | AI and Meeting Rooms & Classrooms

March 23, 2023

Everyone likely already knows that AI can be used to handle repetitive tasks across an organization making everyone more efficient, but that’s just the boring part of AI. AI can, and will, help businesses and schools accelerate voice control, solve ambient noise problems, simplify meeting and class notifications, help integrate NLP (Natural Language Processing), speed-up […]

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Sony Adds Two Mobile Demonstration Units That Will Travel to Over 60 Locations

March 21, 2023

Sony introduces two mobile demonstration units that will tour over 60 locations in 17 countries across Europe, displaying technologies from Sony’s Professional Displays and Solutions business. The tour will bring Sony closer to its customers and provide a more personalized, hands-on experience for visitors. The two units making their way across Europe this spring will […]

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AI Month 2023 | AI and Digital Signage

March 16, 2023

AI has been helping advertisers use digital signage to both identify and target messages, but it can do so much more, and will. The future of digital signage isn’t in the resolution of the content or the size of the image. And it’s certainly not going to be determined by the network we use to […]

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Sony Electronics Announces VENICE 4K Live Bundle

March 16, 2023

The exclusive bundle leverages MultiDyne’s Emmy award-winning fiber system to transform the VENICE digital cinema camera into a live events camera. Sony Electronics Inc. and MultiDyne Video and Fiber Optic Systems today introduced VENICE 4K Live, a new bundle created specifically for cinematic live productions. Since its introduction, the VENICE has become the go-to camera […]

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How AI is Used in UCC Applications

March 15, 2023

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the way businesses operate and communicate. Today, the role of AI in unified communications and collaboration (UCC) is becoming increasingly important. UCC refers to the integration of communication and collaboration tools, including instant messaging, voice and video calls, file sharing and conferencing. In this article, we will discuss how AI […]

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Sony Electronics and MultiDyne Video and Fiber Optic Systems Reveal VENICE 4K Live Bundle

March 14, 2023

Sony Electronics and MultiDyne Video and Fiber Optic Systems today introduced VENICE 4K Live, a new bundle created specifically for cinematic live productions. The VENICE 4K Live bundle was developed with MultiDyne based on feedback from live event professionals and uses MultiDyne’s SilverBack Fiber Optic Camera Adapter with the VENICE, allowing crews to embrace cinematic […]

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What Do You Know About AI? Take Our Survey!

March 6, 2023

The survey is now closed, but check out the results here! We need to know what you know about AI. Why? Well, March is AI Month here at rAVe, and we’re interested to know what you do and don’t know about AI — so we can get a pulse on perceptions and use cases in […]

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Congratulations to the 2023 Winners of rAVe’s Best of ISE Awards

February 15, 2023

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen a show like this. I am proud to say we sent reporters from rAVe [PUBS] to every single booth at ISE 2023 earlier this month to shoot videos of new (and returning!) products. No other company went to every single booth. We amassed a cache of more […]

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Sony Just Leapfrogged Every Other AI-Based PTZ Camera With Two of Its Own

January 30, 2023

Sony is expanding its lineup of PTZ cameras with the addition of two 4K models with built-in AI analytics. The SRG-A40 and SRG-A12 cameras automatically and consistently track and naturally frame presenters, regardless of movement or posture, for seamless content creation and control — all without operating a computer. The company’s new “PTZ Auto Framing […]

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Sony Launches Two Scalable New Series of Crystal LED Premium Displays

January 25, 2023

Sony Electronics is launching two scalable new series of its Crystal LED premium displays series. The BH-series (ZRD-BH12D and ZRD-BH15D) and the CH-series (ZRD-CH12D and ZRD-CH15D) are designed for corporations, retail environments and screening rooms. Both new series will be available in a P1.2mm and P1.5mm pixel pitch and deliver the exceptional picture quality and […]

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Savant Systems Partners With Sony, Megapixel; Will Sell Their Products

January 22, 2023

Savant Systems has partnered with Sony and Megapixel to sell their products. Savant is now offering the Sony ES Home Cinema Laser Projector series through the Savant Store. The Sony ES front-projector lineup is an ultra-premium digital entertainment solution that enables integrators to deliver the finest video experience to discerning clients, while taking full advantage […]

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23 Things AV Manufacturers Have Planned For 2023

January 1, 2023

A new year has begun. 2023 will usher in a chance for the ProAV industry to create, innovate and grow. We spoke with 23 different manufacturers—like AtlasIED, Shure and Legrand—to see what’s on they have in store for the year ahead. Here’s what they had to say… Atlona celebrates its 20th anniversary with the launch […]

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