Sunday, February 10, 2019

Sony launches first Artificial-Intelligence-based video analytics solution

(Manila, Philippines, February 2019) – Sony has announced its first Artificial Intelligence (AI) based Edge Analytics solution, the REA-C1000, which allows users to create video content in real time, without the need for professional training, additional staff or equipment.
The compact and lightweight REA-C1000 uses its advanced AI-based video analytics technology to analyse the input received from connecting cameras, automatically extract the object in focus and combine it with other images in real time on a GPU (Graphics Processor Unit). This unique technology uses motion/face detection and colour/shape recognition, effectively making the REA-C1000 the powerful brain to any connecting camera and AV setup to create professional content in a cost-effective manner for education, government and corporate organisations, keeping audiences engaged.

“Video content has become a key method of communication in many organisations including education, government and corporate environments, and the demand for solutions that create high quality content, offer a hassle-free shooting experience, and help distribute content quickly is rapidly increasing,” explained Lawrence Tang, Head of Business & Industrial Solutions Marketing Division, Professional Solutions Company (PSAP), Sony Electronics Asia Pacific. “At Sony, we want to provide organisations on a limited budget with cost-effective, yet powerful solutions that allow them to easily create professional and engaging video content. The REA-C1000 is yet another example of Sony working with our AV partners to create solutions together that help solve the real-life technology and budget challenges of our customers.”

The REA-C1000, available from April 2019 onwards, comes with five optional features: handwriting extraction and presenter overlay, PTZ auto tracking, close-up by gesture, chroma key-less CG overlay and focus area cropping.

Handwriting Extraction and Presenter Overlay: By optimising parameters and processing the images received from the camera, the REA-C1000 can extract hand-written objects from black and white boards using Sony's unique moving/still object detection algorithm. This allows audiences to clearly see written content and diagrams as well as the gestures and expressions of the presenter simultaneously.

PTZ Auto Tracking: Constantly stay in frame and in focus, the REA-C1000 can accurately and smoothly track a presenter throughout the presentation. This feature provides users with a tracking solution without having to invest in a camera operator.

Close-up by Gesture: The REA-C1000 can detect and react to the gestures of the audience, displaying the overview image and zoomed image in real time. When an individual stands up, the REA-C1000 can trigger the camera to electronically auto-zoom in to that person. This is particularly useful in education environments and in corporate presentation settings such as Q&A session.

Chroma key-less CG overlay (available later in 2019 via software update): Based on Sony's motion detection technology, this function can extract the presenter and overlay them onto any background, without the need for dedicated backscreen or special training. Users can create appealing content easily to engage their audiences.

ocus Area Cropping (available later in 2019 via software update): Using this feature, image from one camera can be simultaneously shown as two different output images. The users can get an overview image in 4K and a cropped image in HD. The cropped area can be static or dynamic to follow the speaker’s movement.

After an initial 60 day free-of-charge trial period, the above features can be activated permanently through separate licences, providing users with the freedom to customise features based on their individual needs and budget.

Leveraging Sony’s know-how in image quality and their heritage in camera development, the REA-C1000 supports 4K/HD input and output, and connects directly to Sony’s PTZ cameras – BRC series and SRG series – as well as its range of XDCAM camcorders, which boast outstanding image quality and are widely used within the broadcast industry. Further, thanks to its HDMI network connection, the REA-C1000 can be seamlessly integrated into various common AV setups involving either multiple displays, large screen projections with monitors, or even live-streaming projects.

Visitors to ISE 2019 will be able to experience an interactive demonstration of the REA-C1000 at Sony’s Stand 1.N20, RAI Amsterdam from 5 – 8 February 2019. For more information, please visit www.pro.sony.


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MSI Gaming Laptop PH announces price and specs for NVIDIA GeForce RTX Graphics Card

Manila, Philippines – Right after CES 2019 that happened in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA early this January, MSI Gaming Laptop Philippines took the step to bring in the hype to its local market. Yes! you are right about what you are thinking right now. NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ powered gaming laptops are now coming to the Philippines.

This coming February 1-3, MSI will also be participating in the Great Northern Sale at SM North EDSA.

Visit MSI concept store during the 3-day sale to avail special discounts and freebies on select MSI Gaming Laptops!

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The magic of Dolby Atmos in Sony soundbars

(Manila, Philippines) – Sound quality and immersive cinematic experiences are top priorities when planning for your home theater upgrade. As OLED, 4K, and Smart TVs get more popular, the best soundbars are expected to be just as aesthetically pleasing as they are aurally satisfying. Sony partnered with world-renowned brand Dolby Atmos to bring life-like cinematic experience through soundbars that immerse you in the moment. 

Yes, we can’t all be action heroes, but these Dolby Atmos Sony soundbars can take you inside the action. But first, you need to get an upgrade.

Cinematic ambiance in a minimalist design with the HT-X9000F
Having the best seat in the house makes everything else perfect whenever we binge-watch our favorite movies with our family or friends. Imagine being able to hear the sound surrounding you much like when you’re in the cinemas. Sony’s latest technology, the Vertical Surround Engine, gives you the feel of surround sound with just two front speakers. The Sony HT-X9000F also has a 2.1ch Dolby Atmos/DTS:X perfect for any type of TV viewing, choose the perfect setting for the full experience with a press of a button for every sound: Theater Mode, Music Mode, Game Studio Mode, News Mode, and Sports Mode. It fits any room, crisp sounding from low to high frequency and is a match made in heaven with the Sony BRAVIA X90F TV. Enjoy your films, TV shows, and video games in the highest audio quality in a cinematic ambiance.

Three-dimensional immersive experience with the HT-Z9F
This soundbar was launched side by side with the HT-X9000F, but this model has a 3.1ch Dolby Atmos and DTS:X; no matter what room you’re in, its three front speakers will create the Vertical Surround Sound resulting to a three-dimensional immersive experience.

The HT-Z9F is also equipped with DSEE HX or the Digital Sound Enhancement Engine that upgrades music to near high-resolution sound quality and with the use of the Sony Music Center App your Sony soundbars throughout your home can be streamed all together.

These soundbars are fit for any home with Bluetooth, HDMI, and USB compatible features. Cinema audio quality has never been within reach.

Treat yourself and your family right this 2019 with the Sony HT-RT40 priced at PHP 17,799.00, HT-X9000F at PHP 31,199.00, and HT-Z9F at PHP 42,299.00 available at any Sony Centers and Authorized Dealers nationwide.

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Transcend Introduces Sleek New ESD250C Portable SSD with USB-C for Seamless Data Transfer

Transcend Information Inc., a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce the ESD250C portable solid state drive, which features a sturdy metallic case in an alluring space-gray hue, a USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface for unmatched transfer rates, a USB Type-C port, and a pre-formatted exFAT file system. The ESD250C is not only compatible with desktop and notebook PCs, but also provides ultra-fast transfer speeds and extra-large capacity expansion to various devices, such as on-the-go mobile devices and gaming consoles.

Enhanced performance with USB 3.1 Gen 2 and UASP
Taking full advantage of the latest USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface, the ESD250C achieves exceptional transfer speeds of up to 520MB/s. Plus, with support for UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol), the ESD250C can boost transfer speeds faster than traditional USB 3.0 interface when used with a UASP-enabled host computer.

Sleek, pocketable design
In addition to offering faster speeds than standard portable hard drives, the ESD250C is small enough to fit into your pocket or bag. With its lightweight aluminum construction and at a height of a mere 7.5mm, the ESD250C is portable yet durable, while its alluring space-gray hue complements the sturdy design and minimalist style of the device.

Great compatibility
To accommodate devices with different USB ports, the ESD250C is equipped with a USB Type-C port, offering great compatibility with desktop and laptop PCs, on-the-go mobile devices and gaming consoles, as well as up to 480GB of storage capacity. On top of that, the ESD250C comes bundled with a USB Type-C cable and a USB Type-C to Type-A cable for seamless connectivity with the latest USB Type-C devices or conventional PCs with USB Type-A connectors.

Transcend Elite software
Transcend Elite is an advanced software package compatible with Windows OS and macOS.  Available as a free download, the powerful user-friendly application helps users manage data and increase productivity. In addition, Transcend Elite features backup and restore, data encryption, and cloud backup functions to keep important files organized, protected, and up to date.

Warranty
The ESD250C Portable SSD comes in 240GB and 480GB capacities, and is backed by Transcend's three-year limited warranty.

Note: Before using the drive, please ensure that your mobile device supports USB OTG function.

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