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.
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.
theaters soon, this technology expands Sony’s arsenal of tools for exhibitors
transitioning to a complete digital environment.
2mm waveguide thickness
90% see-through transmittance
Green text color
100:1 contrast ratio
372 x 72 resolution
Brightness: 1-50 nits
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)
Data Transmitter (STWA-C101)
Battery charger for 10 batteries
Detachable polarized 3D filter
Entertainment Access Technology is planned to be available in March 2012, with
pricing to be announced.