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Sony Electronics to Highlight End-to-end Solutions at EDUCAUSE Annual Conference

Sony Electronics Inc. will exhibit in booth #313 at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference. During the show, which takes place from October 14-17 at McCormick Place West in Chicago. Sony will showcase end-to-end products including network cameras, professional displays and projectors, as well as solutions that incorporate video learning, artificial intelligence (AI) technology and lecture capture capabilities.

Vision Exchange: Sony’s flagship interactive collaboration and active learning solution includes features such as bring your own device (BYOD) wireless sharing, Skype for Business, as well as the smart Personal Note Taker and annotation capabilities.

The latest version of Vision Exchange—Version 1.3—offers improved operation workflow and enhanced features, such as the ability to power on and off both the main unit and each pod simultaneously, as well as the ability to save snapshots automatically to a USB drive inserted into the main unit or pods.

UbiCast interactive video learning solution: Sony and UbiCast’s Miris Netcapture software and Miris Video Platform provide network-based lecture capture and enable interactive learning experiences. The UbiCast solution can also integrate with Vision Exchange to create more engaging video content. In combination with Vision Exchange, the new Miris Netcapture enables interactive lectures and lecture capture all at once. Miris Netcapture records the streamed content from Vision Exchange and transfers it to UbiCast’s Miris Video Platform for editing, managing and distributing through a video player dedicated to social learning. This network-based content capture solution removes the need for each room or lecture hall to be equipped with its own recording device. Instead, Miris Netcapture is permanently located in the server room and dynamically captures the required classroom with Vision Exchange equipped.

Conference attendees are invited to visit Sony’s booth for hosted demonstrations of the UbiCast Interactive Video Learning Platform and raffles at the following times:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 15: 10:00–10:30 a.m. & 1:30–2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 16: 10:00–10:30 a.m. & 1:30–2:00 p.m.

AI-based Edge Analytics Appliance: Sony’s first AI-based video analytics solution, the REA-C1000, allows users to create video content in real time without the need for specialized training, additional staff or equipment.

The compact and lightweight REA-C1000 uses AI-based video analytics technology to analyze the input it receives from connected cameras and automatically extract the object in focus to combine it with other images in real time. The technology uses motion/face detection and color/shape recognition. 

IP-based PTZ camera lineup: The 4K BRC-X400SRG-X400 and SRG-X120 cameras join Sony’s FHD (full high definition) lineup, and feature a wide viewing angle, IP support and are equipped with NDI®|HX[1] capability through an optional license.  The new cameras are compatible with Sony’s Edge Analytics Appliance.

BRAVIA 4K professional displays: Sony’s series of BRAVIA 4K professional displays, ranging in size from 43 inches to 85 inches, are intended for digital signage, information and monitoring applications, meeting rooms, classrooms and lobbies. Features include network and serial communication control, flexible installation and high brightness, along with the option for cloud-based digital signage. The displays also feature an all-in-one system on a chip for installation with no additional hardware required.

Sony’s team of experts will be on-hand during the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference to demonstrate the company’s portfolio of education offerings. To learn about Sony’s technologies for higher-education, visit pro.sony.