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Sony Highlights Full Line of Professional Display and Presentation Technology at InfoComm 2013

Press Release  |  Jun 13, 2013

The right mix of performance, quality and efficiency needed by today's A/V professionals.

ORLANDO, Fla., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- InfoComm Booth #2200 -- At InfoComm 2013, Sony (booth 2200) is unveiling an array of technologies to meet any application, requirement and budget in professional display and presentation. From new projection technologies, including a laser light source model, to affordable live production systems to professional audio and more, Sony's solutions combine the right mix of performance, quality and efficiency needed by today's A/V professionals.

Sony's next-generation projection technology, based on a laser light source, eliminates many of the issues associated with conventional lamp-based projection. This new model, VPL-FHZ55, is Sony's first lamp-less projector to use 3LCD imaging technology and achieve 4,000 lumens of color light output at WUXGA resolution (1920 x 1200), to deliver bright and vivid color reproduction.

"Sony has always been about innovation, and this unique laser projection technology continues that tradition," said Dianne LaGuardia, senior manager, professional display marketing at Sony Electronics. "Our experience in projection is far-reaching, and we're applying that expertise to develop a solution for the future."

The new projector uses blue laser as its light source, which excites a phosphorous material that in turn creates white light. The white light is delivered to the 3LCD optical system, generating full-time, vibrant RGB color through a color splitting process. The resulting 4,000 lumen color light output produces brightness sufficient for a range of commercial applications, unlike competitive models based on one-chip imager and hybrid light source technologies.

The VPL-FHZ55 projector offers virtually maintenance-free operation for up to 20,000 hours of expected light source, display device and filter use (when using Constant Brightness Mode with Auto Light Dimming feature enabled. Actual hours may vary depending on usage environment.)

The HG (mercury) free projector is packed with energy-saving features, including: Auto Light Dimming, which dims light output down to 5% when left powered on without use; and Auto Brightness Adjustment, which eliminates unnecessary illumination when a dark picture is projected; and Constant Brightness Mode, which allows users to maintain brightness throughout the expected 20,000 hour life by driving the projector at reduced light output.

The use of a laser light source also gives the projector instant "on/off" capability and "tilt- free" capability for seamless installation in nearly any setting or position.

The laser light source projector VPL-FHZ55 is planned for availability in August 2013. For more information, visit

Sony's new Anycast Touch system combines the familiar touch-screen interface common in mobile devices with full-scale A/V performance. This affordable, easy-to-use, ultra-portable all-in-one live production system is ideal for live broadcasting or webcasting in applications such as education, corporate, government, houses of worship, sports and more.

The Anycast Touch system combines a video switcher, audio mixer, special effects generator, PTZ camera control, a real-time streaming encoder, image still store, character generator, and scale converter. It uses a sliding, dual touch-screen interface similar to a tablet. A unique tilt-screen function allows the two dual screens to split video and audio controls and conveniently store them in scene folders with settings including titles, logos and effects.

The system can produce full HD (1920x1080) content with 10-bit processing to produce extremely clear, highly detailed pictures either in SD, HD or a mix of both.

Sony's Anycast Touch live production system will be available in September 2013, for a suggested list price of $19,995.

At InfoComm 2013, Sony is highlighting its full line of displays for a range of professional applications - from 4K to LCD. As part of its "4K Experience" at InfoComm, Sony will highlight its newest Ultra High Definition 4K televisions (models XBR-55X900A, 55-inch; and XBR-65X900A, 65-inch), together with the new Multi View system. The system allows the sets to accept multiple input sources in most any format and display them as a collage on one ultra-high resolution 4K screen. The images can be manipulated for analysis, sports replay, CAD, machine control, or any application that requires extreme detail.

At InfoComm, Sony will showcase its 4K efforts in professional display, with the compact 4K VPL-GT100 projector leading the way. Delivering the same 4K resolution (4096 x 2160) of its counterparts used in movie theaters and other commercial applications, this new model's smaller form factor offers easier installation options. Sony will also demonstrate the use of multiple 4K projectors using blending technologies to expand the potential of ultra high resolution projection.

Sony is also highlighting its digital wireless microphone technology at InfoComm 2013, Booth 2200. Highlights include the newest additions to the DWZ and DWX series, designed for applications from Iive sound and news gathering to music recording and classroom use.

Sony's is also showcasing a full line of professional display, presentation and A/V products, including new pan-tilt-zoom robotic cameras, high-definition videoconferencing, and production switchers.