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ShowEast 2011, Hollywood, Fla.—Oct 25, 2011

Sony Demonstrates New Closed Captioning Viewing and Audio Playback for Cinemas at ShowEast 2011

At ShowEast 2011, Sony is highlighting the newest addition to its range of full-service digital cinema solutions for theaters: innovative access technology which enables closed caption viewing and audio playback for hearing and visually impaired patrons. 
This prototype technology, to be named Entertainment Access Technology, includes specially designed eyewear and a receiver with the capability to use headphones for the hearing impaired for the descriptive audio tracks.  Deaf and hard of hearing consumers can use the glasses to view caption data and enhance their movie-going experience. The caption system is capable of providing a choice of up to 6 languages for playback and is driven by a wireless transmitter, and it is adaptable for 3D. 
Coming to theaters soon, this technology expands Sony’s arsenal of tools for exhibitors transitioning to a complete digital environment.
Key features include:

·       2mm waveguide thickness
·       90% see-through transmittance
·       Green text color
·       100:1 contrast ratio
·       372 x 72 resolution
·       Brightness:  1-50 nits (automatically adjustable)
·       Field of view (H x V): 19 degrees x 3.4 degrees
·       Weight:  2.76 ounces (86g)
·       Size (W x H x D) - Eyewear: (7.5 x 1.7 x 7.5 inches (190 x 43 x 190 mm); Receiver: 4.3  x 0.8 x 1.8 inches (108 x 20 x 45 mm)
·       Battery life approximately 6 hours
·       Lithium ion battery and Nose pad (supplied accessories)
Optional accessories include:
·       Data Transmitter (STWA-C101)
·       Battery charger for 10 batteries
·       Carrying pouch
·       Detachable polarized 3D filter
·       Headphones
The Entertainment Access Technology is planned to be available in March 2012, with pricing to be announced.
About Sony Digital Cinema:
Sony Digital Cinema combines a full range of Sony technologies, alternative content offerings, training and service to provide a broad range of solutions for exhibitors. The world’s leading manufacturer of commercially available 4K resolution digital cinema projection systems, the group also offers Sony’s TMS (theatre management system); digital signage hardware, software and content development; security systems and Network Operations Centre (NOC) services for the exhibition community. 
Sony Digital Cinema Directory page Sony Digital Cinema Web Site
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