Sony increases laser brightness and lowers power usage
Sony has upgraded its very first 3LCD laser source projector, resulting in the release of the VPL-FHZ57. Boosting its output by 1,000 lumens to 4,100, the new model also offers improvements over its predecessor for contrast radio and colour gamut. Furthermore, the unit has a built-in HDBaseT port, aiding connectivity and reducing cable usage. Like its predecessor, the VPL-FHZ57 can be mounted in any orientation and offers a 20,000 hour long-life operation time thanks to its laser light source. The VPL-FHZ57 also operates at 370W power which, according to the manufacturer, makes it the most energy-efficient laser projector on the market.
Staying in the visual realm, but moving away from projection, Sony has made an addition at the other end of the signal chain. Equipped with a 3G-SDI interface, the SGR-120DS is the latest member of its SRG fixed-install PTZ camera series. The inclusion of the new interface allows for long-distance system integration as well remote user connectivity with multiple devices, including videoconferencing systems and PC for lecture capture. The release of the SRG-120DU means that the SRG Series now offers dedicated connectively (either USB, HDMI or 3G-SDI) for a variety of different market needs and demands.