Sony Brings Wireless and Android to Professional Screens

In a large rollout, Sony has introduced 10 new displays to its line of Bravia Professional models: five UltraHD and five Full HD. As a B2B market first, says the company, each display supports Android and Google Cast, for wireless communication with Android and iOS devices and laptops (excludes 40″ and 48″ Full HD units).

The UltraHD models are the 75″ FW-75X8570C, 65″ FW-65X8570C, 55″ FW-55X8570C, 49″ FW-49X8370C and 43″ FW-43X8370C. The 75″ FWL-75W855C, 65″ FWL-65W855C, 55″ FWL-55W805C, 48″ FWL-48W705C and 40″ FWL-40W705C have 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Each display features a built-in platform based on HTML5, which can be used to create dynamic digital signage content – no external media player required. Hotel Mode is another feature; this can be used to customise, store and share display settings. In addition, the displays can be made interactive through touch overlays from U-Touch.

A three-year Prime Support pack is supplied with each display; if a fault develops Sony will replace the screen with a new model at no extra cost.

Each display has 178° viewing angles as well as Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA and Miracast support. They have direct-LED backlights with frame dimming, aside from the 55″, 48″ and 40″ 1920 x 1080 sets (edge-LED). Each has a picture-in-picture mode and ambient light sensor.

HDMI (x4, with MHL 3.0 on some ports), composite (x2), component, SCART, USB (x3) and RJ45 connections are featured on the UltraHD models. The 1920 x 1080 sets feature HDMI (x4, some with MHL 2.1), VGA, composite, component, USB (x3) and RJ45 ports. The 48″ and 40″ sets have two USB ports.

The UltraHD sets also feature a DVB-T/T2/C/S/S2 twin tuner.

Sony will begin supplying these models at the end of June. Prices will be shared when they are launched.