Sony To Showcase Professional Products, Services In 10-City Tour


Sony, which just ranked No. 1 for the third year in the annual Harris poll survey of the best brands, will embark on a 10-city tour to demonstrate products and services that can help companies redefine the way they network with their current and prospective customers and partners.

Summary: As part of Sony Electronics’ “Sony Means Business” campaign, the tour will highlight products, services and applications that, among other things, foster employee collaboration, provide easier access to mission-critical information, including audio, video and data, and the monitoring and the remote diagnosis of networked equipment.

The “Sony Means Business” tour locations and dates are:

* San Jose, Aug. 6 – 8, Sony Electronics’ U.S. R&D Center

* Pasadena, Calif., Aug. 19 – 20, Ritz-Carlton Hotel

* Seattle, Sept. 4 – 5, Hyatt Regency Bellevue

* Detroit, Sept. 18 – 19, Dearborn Ritz-Carlton

* Boston, Sept. 24 – 25, Swissotel Boston

* Atlanta, Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, Marriott Marquis

* Houston, Oct. 22 – 23, Hyatt Regency Houston

* Chicago, Oct. 28 – 29, `W’ City Center

* Miami, Nov. 13 – 14, Eden Roc Resort

* Washington, D.C., Dec. 2 – 5, Grand Hyatt (in conjunction with the Government Video Expo)

Sony has the brand reputation, breadth of products and vision that enable businesses to connect traditional A/V products to local- and wide-area networks to move and access data throughout an enterprise. As a result, companies with Sony professional products can operate more nimbly, fostering faster decision-making, maintaining growth and remaining competitive.

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A wide range of organizations, including corporations, broadcasters, government offices and educational institutions, use Sony’s professional products in their day-to-day and overall operations.

Sony’s integrated professional products encompass: acquisition, production and post-production equipment; security cameras and visual imaging systems; data storage solutions; installation and portable projectors; videoconferencing systems; asset management systems; pro audio tools; VAIO® desktop and notebook PCs; computer displays; and CLI? handheld devices.

In addition to product information, the tour will feature information about Sony Electronics’ service and support organizations, including:


the Systems Solutions Division, which integrates and installs central-casting facilities, integrated newsrooms and automated AV/IT network systems;

the Operations and Technical Services group, which provides comprehensive after-sales support; and

Sony Financial Services, LLC, which provides commercial financing covering the full breadth of Sony Electronics’ professional products.

The program’s seminar series will highlight such key technologies and applications as:

* Road warrior solutions, which emphasize the interoperability, convenience and efficiency of Sony’s VAIO PCs, CLIÉ handhelds, projectors, data storage media and digital imaging products;

* Integrated audio-visual/information technology network solutions, which enable users to connect AV products such as projectors and plasma displays to IT networks, control them remotely, perform remote diagnosis, and transfer content over a local- or wide-area network;

* Storage solutions, including CD-RW, DVD+RW, AIT, S-AIT and DTF formats, designed for the data-intensive needs of entry-level to enterprise users for transfer, storage, backup, archiving, networked storage and general distribution of content;

* Conferencing solutions for collaborative and productive meetings in the boardroom or the branch office;

* Independent production solutions built around the high-quality, versatile DVCAM® video format for creating compelling audio-visual content that can also be streamed on the web;

* Surveillance and security solutions including analog and IP-addressable surveillance cameras, monitors, time-lapse recorders, printers and fingerprint identification units; and

*Asset management solutions that can scale from simple tape library content management applications to enterprise-wide digital content management systems.

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