Sony expands LUMA Series of LCD monitors for professional video production applications
March 30, 2004
by -- Sony of Canada
TORONTO, March 30 /CNW/ - Sony of Canada Ltd., Canada's leading supplier
of electronic and computer products for consumers and business, today
announced that it is expanding its LUMA(TM) series of LCD (liquid crystal
display) professional monitors with two new models - the LMD-32OW 32-inch
screen and the LMD-210 21-inch screen, which are optimized for full-motion
video applications in broadcast and post-production environments.
The widescreen Sony LUMA LMD-320W model, with a 16:9 aspect ratio,
features high brightness and contrast, with improved black reproduction.
Well-suited for use in a tiled or video wall configuration, it can be a
multi-screen monitor, floor monitor, a main studio monitor or a wall monitor.
The Sony LUMA LMD-210 model, with a 4:3 aspect ratio, also features high
brightness and contrast, with improved black reproduction. The monitor is
designed for applications in the production, research and industrial markets,
and provides an easy upgrade path from standard definition to HD work.
"These new models expand the range of applications for professional users
to maximize the benefits of LCD technology, specifically low weight, low power
consumption and installation flexibility," said Ivan Reel, Product Manager,
Professional Displays, Communication Information Solutions Group, Sony of
These multi-format monitors can accommodate a variety of standard and
high-definition analog and digital signals, including 1080/60i, 720/60P, and
1080/24PsF, making them desirable for NLE (Non Linear Editors) suites and
desktop production environments. Both monitors feature a protection panel, and
are available with optional monitor stands.
These new LUMA monitors round out the other products in Sony's LMD series
of LCD monitors, which include the LMD-170WS and the LMD-230WS -- two
widescreen models (17 and 23 inches, respectively, viewable area, measured
diagonally) that were introduced last year.
Last year, Sony also introduced three rack-mountable combination packages
for confidence monitoring: the LMD-440 quad-screen, four-inch panel, the
LMD-530 triple-screen, 5.6-inch panel, and the LMD-720W dual, seven-inch
widescreen (viewable area, measured diagonally).
The LMD-320W and LMD-210 monitors will be available in July at suggested
list prices of $9,449 and $4,899, respectively. For further information,
please visit www.sony.ca/luma.
About The Communication Information Solutions Group
The Communication Information Solutions (CIS) Group is a division of Sony
of Canada Ltd., headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. CIS Group markets and
supports Sony's full range of broadcast professional video and audio
equipment, including videoconferencing, high definition video, interactive and
security applications for the broadcast, production, business, industry,
government, medical and education through a network of authorized retailers.
About Sony of Canada Ltd.
Established in 1955, Sony of Canada Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Sony Corporation of Tokyo, Japan, a world leader in the manufacture and
marketing of electronic and computer products for consumer, business,
electronics publishing and multimedia applications on a global scale. With
headquarters in Toronto, sales offices in Vancouver, Calgary, and Montreal,
and distribution centres in Coquitlam, British Columbia, and Whitby, Ontario,
approximately 1,200 employees support more than 70 Sony stores and a network
of more than 3,000 authorized dealers across Canada.
For further information: please visit us at www.sony.ca,
www.thesonystore.ca, www.sonybiz.ca or www.sonystyle.ca,
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