Sony Ships Edge Analytics AI Video Solution

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Sony’s first Artificial Intelligence (AI) based Edge Analytics solution, the REA-C1000, is now shipping. The new technology allows users to create video content in real time, without the need for specialized training, additional staff or equipment. rAVe gave this product the Best Overall New Product Award for ISE 2019, by the way. Here’s the video […]

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Sony Upgrades 4K HDR Professional BRAVIA Displays, Adds Cloud Connectivity and Intros 98″ 8K Monitor

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Sony’s popular BRAVIA 4K HDR line of Professional Displays includes more features, ranging from cloud-based digital signage to Touch Overlay Panels (TOP) with IR touch technology. The six current BRAVIA 4K displays, ranging in screen size from 43 to 85 inches, will all officially debut later this month including a new 98-inch 8K BRAVIA, FWD-98Z9G. […]

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Sony and UbiCast Join Forces

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Sony and lecture capture solution provider UbiCast have announced the launch of Miris Netcapture software and Miris Video Platform. The new network-based lecture capture solution integrates with Vision Exchange, Sony’s active learning and interactive lecture solution. While Sony’s Vision Exchange allows students and teachers to share and annotate content wirelessly from their laptop, smartphone or […]

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Sony Intros Three New Laser Projectors in the VPL-FHZ75 and VPL-FHZ70

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Sony just launched two new installation projectors in the VPL-FHZ75 and VPL-FHZ70, both aimed at schools, corporations, churches, museums and entertainment installations. With a native WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution, the 3LCD projectors are specified at 6,500 lumens and 5,500 lumens, respectively, and use a newly-developed 0.76-inch LCD panel. Both models come with an ‘intelligent setting’ feature […]

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Sony Launches AI-Based Video Analytics Solution

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Sony today announced its first Artificial Intelligence (AI) based Edge Analytics solution, the REA-C1000, which allows users to create video content in real time, without the need for specialized training, additional staff or equipment. The REA-C1000 uses AI-based video analytics technology to analyze the input it receives from connected cameras and automatically extracts the object […]

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Sony Pro BRAVIA Displays Add Cloud Connectivity Through iRevo’s Enterprise Class Digital Signage

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Sony’s Pro BRAVIA displays have added connectivity to iRevo Digital Signage (iDS) cloud-based software. Supporting 4K resolution, HDR imagery, integrated support for HTML5 and open API support, Sony’s professional BRAVIA displays are available in a range of sizes and specs and digital signage templates built-in. iRevo’s cloud-based signage solution works with the BRAVIA’s Android operating […]

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Salamander Unveils Custom Cabinets for Short Throw Projectors

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Salamander Designs is at CEDIA with its latest specifically made for short throw projector systems. The new cabinets support Hisense projectors and the latest from Sony. Additionally, Salamander announced that it has aligned with three more CEDIA channel projector companies for near-term development. Featuring an aluminum support chassis, flush top surface, recessed projector cavity design and an active cooling system, […]

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Sony Launches Three New 4K HDR Home Cinema Projectors

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Sony Electronics today at CEDIA announced the launch of three new home cinema projector models. The new VPL-VW995ES laser projector is equipped with an innovative All Range Crisp Focus (ARC-F) lens, which was introduced in 2012 with Sony’s first 4K home projector, the VPL-VW1000ES, and is currently found in Sony’s flagship consumer projector, the VPL-VW5000ES. […]

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Wisdom Audio to Showcase Sage Cinema Series in Luxury Private Theater at CEDIA 2018

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Wisdom Audio will demonstrate the benefits of Line Source loudspeaker design and the superior clarity and dynamics of the Sage Cinema series at CEDIA 2018. This 18-seat, three-row theater will feature a 9.4.6 Immersive audio presentation using a bi-amplified front stage of Wisdom Audio’s Sage Cinema Series Line 3, a Modular Line Source, in combination […]

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Portrait Displays Announces CalMAN Ready for 2018 MASTER Series BRAVIA 4K HDR TVs

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Portrait Displays has developed CalMAN auto calibration capability for Sony’s 2018 MASTER Series A9F and Z9F BRAVIA 4K HDR televisions. Calibration is the process of fine-tuning a display to ensure that it closely matches an industry standard. Manual calibration can require an hour’s work by a trained professional. The auto calibration provided by Portrait Displays’ […]

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Sony’s InfoComm Video Wall Is So Good It Got Joel Rollins to Stop Talking (By Taking His Breath Away)

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Editor’s note: Joel didn’t write the title of this column. I have always laughed at marketing “buzz terms” as used in our industry. In fact, I once devoted an entire column to them (Buzzards in the AV Industry, July 2010). Except today, I am going to use one myself: Breathtaking. It is simply the only term […]

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Sony Upgrades Vision Exchange Classroom Collaboration System

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Today, Sony announces version 1.1 of its interactive collaboration and active learning solution Vision Exchange. The upgrade adds Skype for Business (but, weirdly, no Zoom support) and something they are calling Personal Note Taker. The updates to Vision Exchange aim to eliminate any logistical remote learning issues and applies to the two main unit series PEQ-C100, PEQ-C130 and Pod PC Software […]

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Sony Expands Laser Projector Line with Five New Models

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Sony is adding five new WUXGA resolution models to its family of laser light source projectors. Each is aimed at commercial mid-range installation applications in schools, including education, faith, corporate and museums. The new models include the VPL-FHZ120L (12,000 lumens) for larger venues, the VPL-FHZ90L (9,000 lumens) for mid-sized classrooms, and the compact VPL-FHZ66 (6,100 lumens), VPL-FHZ61 (5,100 lumens) and VPL-FHZ58 (4,200 lumens). These […]

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Crestron Exiting CEDIA Was GENIUS

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It appears that Crestron can, in fact, predict the future. The 2017 CEDIA Expo is shaping up to be a very good show. We have a team of five people out in San Diego right now covering it live and you can follow our coverage here. The show floor is beautiful and we’ll spend the morning, right before the […]

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Sony Demos Vision Exchange and Debuts New PTZ Cameras, 4K Projectors and Digital Signage Monitors at InfoComm

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Under the theme “Beyond Definition,” Sony is showing its display, A/V 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 Vision Exchange is a new collaboration solution for education and corporate users. Designed for higher education and corporate conference rooms, Vision Exchange […]

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Sony Electronics Announces Pricing and Availability For BRAVIA OLED 4K HDR TV Line 

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Sony Electronics announced pre-sales begin today on its XBR-A1E BRAVIA OLED 4K HDR TV line up from authorized Sony dealers. The BRAVIA OLED 4K HDR TV (3840×2160 resolution) will be available in stores beginning in April 2017 and will be on display starting today at Sony Square NYC, a showplace for the latest in Sony entertainment and technology located in New York. The XBR-A1E is an […]

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Sony Hits the Jackpot for Creativity With New Surface Projector Integrated With Embedded Touch

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In one of the most creative uses of projection in the history of the industry the Sony Mobile Phone Group comes something they are calling Xperia Touch — a projector with an embedded Android projector. Xperia Touch is an interactive projector that turns any flat surface into a 23” HD touchscreen, with either horizontal or vertical ultrashort-throw projection. The interface is […]

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Sony’s RM-IP500 Remote Controller is for Controlling PTZ Cameras for Lecture Capture and Event Production

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Sony’s new RM-IP500 remote controller is for intuitive control of its latest pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras in a range of applications including lecture capture for education, event production and broadcast. The RM-IP500 controller is designed to work with Sony’s new BRC-H800, BRC-H900, BRC-X1000 and SRG-360SHE PTZ cameras as well as the new MCX-500 all-in-one HD switcher, […]

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Sony Debuts E-Series Projectors

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Sony expanded its line of 3LCD portable projectors with seven new E-series models, 4300 lumens to 3100 lumens with a choice of XGA and WXGA resolutions for the education and corporate markets. The new projectors are designed for applications including mid-sized classrooms and meeting rooms. The new E-series includes the following seven models: VPL-EW578, VPL-EW575, […]

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Sony Adds More Laser-Phosphor Projector Models, Including Portable Ones

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Sony is expanding its range of laser light source (Z-Phosphor) projectors by introducing two new LaserLite models aimed at making laser technology more cost-effective for the installation market. Aimed at commercial applications, including classrooms and meeting rooms, the new VPL-PHZ10 (WUXGA) and VPL-PWZ10 (WXGA) projectors bring the benefits of laser technology — image quality, color […]

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Sony Takes Aim at Barco WeConnect With New Vision Exchange – But Sony’s Adds Streaming Video

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Sony is attempting to take marketshare from Barco’s WeConnect. Their new Vision Exchange is marketed using all the same buzzwords that every BYOD, collaborative systems does in coding all the wireless jargon. For example, this: “Vision Exchange brings together students, lecturers and presenters in a dynamic workgroup-based environment that encourages creative discussion and knowledge exchange.” […]

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New Industry Alliance Set Up to Manage AV-over-IP Standards (Sort of) – Don’t Expect Much

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AptoVision, Aquantia, Christie Digital, NETGEAR, Sony and ZeeVee today announced that they have formed the SDVoE Alliance to standardize the adoption of Ethernet to transport AV signals in ProAV environments, and to create an ecosystem around SDVoE technology that allows software to define AV applications. Many AV distribution and processing applications that demand zero-latency and […]

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Sony Intros New Receiver, STR-DN1080

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Sony’s new STR-DN1080 Object Audio Compatible HiFi AV Receiver supports audio formats such as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X as well as having a “Phantom Surround Back” technology where they claim you can hear 7.1.2 channel speaker sound in a configuration with actual speaker settings with 5.1.2 channel. The receiver also supports a long list of […]

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Sony Launches VPL-VZ1000ES Ultra-Short Throw 4K HDR Home Theater Projector

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Sony Electronics announced today the VPL-VZ1000ES ultra-short throw 4K HDR home theater projector. Sony’s latest is High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatible, native 4K resolution (4096×2160) laser-phosphor-based light source projector that can be positioned as little as 6 inches away from the wall and project a 100 inch image (measured diagonally in 16:9.). The VPL-VZ1000ES is […]

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Sony Adds 4K Camera to BRC Series PTZ Camera Lineup

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Sony Electronics is expanding its BRC series of robotic PTZ cameras with the addition of its first 4K model – the BRC-X1000. The BRC-X1000 is designed for small-to-midsize production companies as a primary camera for local broadcast affiliates, cable TV operations, education, hospital and government applications, as well as live event recording for houses of […]

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Sony Updates and Expands Its Line of ES Receivers

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Sony announced today the addition of four new audio-video receivers to join their current ES flagship model, the STR-ZA5000ES. The STR-ZA3100ES, STR-ZA2100ES, and STR-ZA1100ES were designed specifically to meet the needs of custom installers. All of these new models, including the new entry-level STR- ZA810ES, support 4K HDR capability and incorporate both Dolby AtmosTM and […]

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Sony Electronics Announces 4K HDR Home Theater Projector Line-Up at CEDIA

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Today, Sony Electronics is expanding its home theater line-up with the announcement of the VPL-VW675ES, a new, compact native 4K resolution (3840×2160) Home Cinema projector that supports HDR. The VPL-VW675ES is among the industry’s first home cinema projectors to support Hybrid Log-Gamma (HyLG) for HDR broadcasting services and user generated content – through a firmware […]

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Sony’s New Pico Projector Never Needs to be Focused

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Sony’s new MP-CL1 projector is a Bluetooth-based projector that uses Laser Beam Scanning (LBS) technology to produce a native HD resolution (1920x720p) image that’s always in focus. The 7.4 oz compact short-throw projector is 80,000:1 contrast ratio and can display a screen size of up to 120 inches at a distance of approximately 12 feet […]

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InfoComm from Afar

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And… one more quick one post-InfoComm post. For the second consecutive year, family obligations kept me away from the big show. Last year it was my lovely bride’s recovery from major back surgery; this year was a more joyous occasion as my son graduated pre-school (and yes, this is important; another tradeshow will always come, […]

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