Bringing Contrast and Brightness to LED Displays
Sony is heralding the wider availability of modular direct view display systems following the launch of its C-series (ZRD-C12A/C15A) and B-series (ZRD-B12A/B15A) Crystal LED models.
Both new displays are available in two-pixel pitch sizes (P1.26mm and P1.58mm) to suit different installation needs and expand the line-up of Sony’s Crystal LED solutions to meet various applications including corporate showrooms, lobbies, industrial designs and productions. They combine impressive image quality, flexibility and scalability in installation, with lower total cost of ownership, and leverage Sony’s expertise in providing dynamic visual experiences that faithfully and accurately showcase content as the creator intended.
The new displays are equipped with the “X1 for Crystal LED”, high-performance image quality processor. It fully incorporates the LED control technology developed for the company’s pioneering Crystal LED range and signal processing technology from the Sony’s BRAVIA TV series. Additionally, the displays enable image accuracy inspired by the industry leading master monitors, providing highly realistic large-scale imagery that maintains image integrity close-up and at a distance.
Both models are designed to be flexible, long-lasting and easy-to-install. Each display is comprised of modular, seamless and bezel-free tiles that can scale to accommodate a range of sizes, layouts and resolutions. Due to the display’s light weight and streamlined design, it can be installed in various configurations including wall-mounted or in a curved arrangement.
The displays provide enhanced content that is upscaled while maintaining high-resolution (“Reality Creation”), smooth and artifact-free pictures without motion blur (“Motionflow”) and showcase impressive gradation expression (“22bit Super Bit Mapping”). Highlights also include a wide viewing angle and wide color gamut, as well as a various input signals, including HDR, HFR (120fps) and 3D.
“Sony has been creating unforgettable images and engaging experiences that empower and stimulate creators’ curiosity for over 60 years,” explains Yoshi Koike, a product manager for Sony Professional Europe.”
“As we continually strive to get closer to our customers and solve their challenges, we’ve implemented the features and benefits that they value most in a direct view MicroLED display. The ease of installation, accessibility, flexibility and a lower total cost of ownership can further expand spatial expression– all with the outstanding picture quality proven by the original Crystal LED.”
The Crystal LED C-series provides high contrast of 1,000,000:1. This series features a deep black coating optimized for a range of applications including use in corporate showrooms, lobbies, and customer experience centers, industrial designs, among others.
The product line’s B-series offers high brightness (1,800 cd/m2 ), making it ideal for bright environments while still showcasing astonishingly realistic images with a wide color gamut. This series has an anti-reflection coating with a matte finish that is especially ideal for creators, designers and production applications including virtual sets and studio backdrops. B-series was developed in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment to reflect the creator’s needs.
With lower power consumption and convenient, user-friendly front accessibility, the new displays reduce the total cost of ownership including maintenance, after purchase. In addition, the Crystal LED C- and B-series are both fan-less, ensuring quiet operation and feature a 100-240V AC power supply, providing customers with enhanced usability.
The products are scheduled for a summer 2021 launch.