Sony has unveiled its latest direct view LED, the high-brightness B-series (ZRD-B12A/B15A).  


Sony: The B-series offers high brightness and a wide colour gamut, according to Sony

Available in two pixel pitch sizes (P1.26mm and P1.58mm), the latest addition to the Crystal LED line up is said to offer flexibility, scalability in installation and lower total cost of ownership due to lower power consumption and user-friendly front accessibility.

The Crystal LED B-series offers high brightness (1800 cd/sqm), making it suitable for bright environments while still showcasing realistic images with a wide colour gamut. This series has an anti-reflection coating with a matte finish that is said to be ideal for creators, designers and production applications including virtual sets and studio backdrops. The B-series was developed in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment to reflect the creator’s needs. It is also fanless for quiet operation and features a 100-240V AC power supply.

The B-series is equipped with the X1 for Crystal LED high-performance image quality processor. It incorporates the LED control technology developed for Sony’s Crystal LED and the signal processing technology in Sony’s BRAVIA TV series. Additionally, the displays enable image accuracy, providing realistic large-scale imagery that is said to maintain image integrity close-up and at a distance. Other highlights include a wide viewing angle and various input signals, including HDR, HFR (120fps) and 3D.

The displays 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 display’s light weight and streamlined design, it 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 Electronics. “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 B-series is due to be available in the summer.