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InfoComm 2015: Sony launches USB videoconferencing camera

Sony has launched the SRG-120DU, the latest member of the SRG remote-operated camera line-up at InfoComm. The SRG-120DU is the first in Sony’s range to include a USB 3.0 interface and is UVC video compatible.

The SRG-120DU can connect with Unified Communications, Collaboration (UCC) and multimedia streaming devices. It has a wide 71° field of view and a 12x optical/12x digital zoom auto focus lens.

With its support for USB 3.0, businesses and universities can now record and live stream broadcast-quality video in up to 60 frames per second without the need for specialised capture appliances.

“The new SRG-120DU camera’s adaptability and versatility makes it even easier for organisations to enhance collaboration through high-quality video conferencing solutions”, said Alessandro Marcello, product manager visual communication solutions, Sony Europe. “With its USB 3.0 input, the camera can simply be plugged directly into a PC to convert any space into a professional video collaboration environment.”

The SRG-120DU combines high speed data transfer of uncompressed video signals and incorporates Sony’s 1/2.8 -type Exmor CMOS sensor and View-DR technology. View-DR provides wide range with Sony’s full-capture Wide-D to compensate for backlight or changing lighting conditions. In addition, its XDNR technology reduces noise and provides clear images in low light environments.

Pan/Tilt/Zoom controls are operated by VISCA protocols through either the RS-232C (serial) connector or RJ-45 (IP) connection allowing for either local or remote operation. It is compatible with Sony’s RM-IP10 IP Remote Controller to enable comfortable P/T/Z operation with an optical three-axis joystick. With 16 programmable pre-sets, operators can click from one camera shot to another without having to reframe the scene.

The SRG-120DU will be available in Europe in September.