SONY UNVEILS COMPLETE SXRD 4K DIGITAL CINEMA SYSTEM AT SHOWEST 2006: "SONY UNVEILS COMPLETE SXRD 4K DIGITAL CINEMA SYSTEM AT SHOWEST 2006
DCI-Compliant Solution Features Sony Media Block and Screen Management System
LAS VEGAS, Mar. 14, 2006 - Sony is showcasing a complete digital cinema solution here at ShoWest, including a newly developed media block and the Sony Screen Management System.
These new technologies, when combined with Sony's Silicon X-tal Reflective Display (SXRD�) 4K projector and packaged in a FIPS 140 enclosure, will provide exhibitors with an 'all-in-one' package for displaying both 2K and 4K content at the highest high-definition video resolution levels commercially available. The Sony system is also compliant with all of the specifications of Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) for digital motion picture projection.
'As exhibitors continue to realize the benefits of digital cinema, it's critical that all the necessary security and content management tools be readily available in one easy-to-install package,' said John Kaloukian, director of marketing for display systems at Sony Electronics. 'This new system can provide that user-friendliness and peace-of-mind, while enabling a smooth transition from current projection technologies.'
The new media block, model LMT-100, is a combined server and decoder that contains all the components required to ingest, decode and play digital content. Specific functions include: JPEG2000 decoding, security key management, extraction of audio and visual images from MXF files, alpha channel insertion for sub-titles, and audio and image watermarking.
The media block also features 16 audio channels. It can be connected to generic Redundant Array of Independent Disk (RAID) storage units.
The device can be controlled through either a local computer program using Sony'"