Sony Electronics has brought out its latest innovation in premium direct-view LED technology – the modular microLED Crystal LED C-series (ZRD-C12A-C15A) with high contrast and B-series (ZRD-B12A/B15A) with high brightness. Both new displays, to be made available this summer, come in two pixel pitch sizes (P1.26mm and P1.58mm) to suit different installation needs, and expand the lineup of Sony’s Crystal LED for various applications including corporate showrooms, lobbies and productions. They combine high image quality, flexibility and scalability in installation, with lower total cost of ownership, Sony says.
Both series are equipped with the “X1 for Crystal LED” processor. It incorporates the LED control technology developed for Sony’s Crystal LED and the signal processing technology used in Sony’s BRAVIA TV series.
The new displays provide enhanced content that is upscaled while maintaining high-resolution (“Reality Creation”), smooth and artifact-free pictures without motion blur (“Motionflow”) and showcase 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.
The displays, Sony says, 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 displays’ light weight and streamlined design, they can be installed in various configurations including wall-mounted or in a curved arrangement.
“Sony has been creating unforgettable images and engaging experiences that empower and stimulate creators’ curiosity for over 60 years,” said Theresa Alesso, Pro Division president, Sony. “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 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, among others.
The Crystal LED B-series offers high brightness for bright environments while still showcasing realistic images with a wide color gamut. This series has an anti-reflectdion 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 content creators’ needs.
Due to lower power consumption and user-friendly front accessibility, the new displays can provide a reduced total cost of ownership including maintenance, after purchase. In addition, the Crystal LED C- and B-series are both fanless for quiet operation and feature a 100-240V AC power supply, providing customers with enhanced usability.