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Sony’s launches new SRG-120DS cameras

Sony, Auckland, 11 February 2016: With the latest addition of the SRG-120DS, Sony offers a total of six full-HD pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) cameras under the SRG series. The all-in-one compact and lightweight design makes these cameras easy to install in a variety of locations while integrating seamlessly to different applications as either a primary or secondary camera.

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Application to different verticals
Apart from traditional broadcast and security markets, the versatile SRG camera series is a perfect choice to be incorporated as part of the visual communication facilities in multiple verticals including judiciary, healthcare and education sectors.

Judiciary
There is a growing global trend to include visual communication in the judicial system for applications such as remote testimonies in legal proceedings, video arraignments, and virtual visitations in prisons, among others. Sony’s SRG camera series, capable of live streaming via IP for viewing purposes, can assist court procedures by reducing unnecessary delays by parties due to geographic differences or drastic climate situations. It can also protect the identities of individuals in sensitive situations. The remote-operated camera line-up is equipped with powerful optical zoom and wide-viewing angle that ensures images stay clear and sharp. This allows two or more parties to communicate when these cameras are connected to a video conferencing device.

Healthcare
Apart from legal systems, the healthcare sector progressively incorporates visual communication in their ecosystem to streamline workflows. Sony’s SRG camera series feature fast and silent pan, tilt and zoom capabilities which are extremely useful in noise-restricted environments including live telecasts of surgical procedures in the operating theatres to lecture theatres or teaching rooms for research and discussion purposes. Furthermore, practitioners can monitor patients for enhanced quality of care in hospital wards.

Education
As tertiary institutions are setting up different campuses across the globe, lectures are increasingly conducted via live streaming or recorded for review, sharing and self-study. The SRG camera line-up, with the sophisticated 1/2.8-type Exmor CMOS image sensors, provides smooth, crisp detailed, full-HD (1920 X 1080/60p) images with extremely low noise condition. In addition, the cameras are able to balance the strong backlight with Sony’s View-DR technology, enhancing students’ learning experience. Images are projected clearly when lecturers use projectors or when direct sunlight is present.

Excellent features to deliver enhanced operability
The easily installed cameras series boost a number of remarkable features including:

  • The cameras boosts different connectivity capabilities to cater to different needs in video output ranging from HDMI, 3G-SDI, USB2.0, USB 3.0 to standard IP network.
  • The cameras can be controlled via the VISCA protocol over IP connections. They are also compatible with Sony’s RM-IP10 IP remote controller to enable comfortable pan, tilt, and zoom operation with optical three-axis joysticks. Users can also control up to 112 cameras over IP connections by using five remote controllers. Further, camera control with the VISCA RS-422 and RS-232C, allows the cameras to be controlled remotely.
  • The cameras are equipped with Sony’s View-DR technology which effortlessly accommodates high-contrast scenes, making sure that every presenter is correctly exposed. This expands the dynamic range for clear images under harsh backlighting with extremes of light and dark in the same scene.

Sony’s latest addition to the SRG family
Building on the success of Sony’s SRG-120DU, the brand new SRG-120DS desktop PTZ camera is equipped with 3G-SDI video interface. The versatile interface allows long distance system integration and users can seamlessly connect the camera with multiple devices including videoconferencing system and PCs for lecture capture. The addition enriches the SRG family line-up to cater for different market demands and needs.

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Availability
Sony’s SRG-120DS will be available in Australia and New Zealand from April 2016.

About Sony
With a diverse portfolio of businesses across electronics, music, film, gaming and telecommunications, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the world’s largest technology and entertainment company. Sony Australia Limited and Sony New Zealand Limited are wholly owned subsidiaries of the Sony Corporation of Japan, a leading manufacturer of audio, video, communications and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Committed to producing innovative and quality electronic products, the range includes BRAVIA TVs, Cyber-shot digital cameras, Handycam camcorders, α digital SLR cameras and Walkman MP3 players as well as professional broadcast and production equipment. For more information on Sony Australia, visit www.sony.com.au or for New Zealand visit www.sony.co.nz

Product Information: For further Sony professional and broadcast and production product information or stockist details, readers can contact Sony Australia on 1300 720 071 or visit pro.sony.com.au. For Sony New Zealand call 09 488 6188 or visit pro.sony.co.nz

Images: Product images can be downloaded from the Sony Australia Flickr site www.flickr.com/photos/sonyaustralia.