Sony Unveils Whole House High-Definition Video Distribution System

Helps AV Integrators Deliver the HD Promise

May 30, 2007, 01:00 ET from Sony Electronics, Inc.

    SAN FRANCISCO (PCBC, Booth #6111), May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to
 growing demand for high definition video throughout the home, Sony
 Electronics today introduced the CAV-CVS12ES HD video distribution system
 during the Pacific Coast Builders Conference being held in San Francisco.
     The new system distributes 12 zones of high-definition video throughout
 the home -- via a single Cat5e wire per zone -- and is fully integrated
 with the Sony CAV-M1000ES and CAV-M1000NR audio/video distribution system.
     "With the rapid growth and popularity of HD video, custom installers
 are looking to integrate solutions that satisfy the desire for connectivity
 throughout the entire home," said Neal Manowitz, director of marketing for
 Sony Electronics' consumer systems and applications division. "The CAV-
 CVS12ES adds HD video to the Sony CAV-M1000ES audio system, allowing custom
 installers to deliver on the consumer demand for whole house HD
     Designed to distribute up to 12 source components throughout a home,
 the CAV-CVS12ES is a single-box solution that incorporates eight HD
 component video inputs (up to 1080p) and four composite video inputs with
 up-conversion for flexible device connectivity. High definition video
 content is delivered to up to 12 zones through CAT5e wiring, which is fed
 into a component adapter connected to the display.
     The system also features IR and RS-232, making it ideal for integration
 with a variety of control systems. It will be available in September with a
 list price of $2,700 and can be purchased through authorized Sony
 installation dealers. The CAV-CVB1 Cat5e to component box will also be
 available in September at a list price of $129.
     The CAV-CVS12ES high-definition video switching system features:
     -- Full matrix switcher with distribution of 12 zones of HD over CAT5e;
     -- Eight component video inputs (up to 1080p);
     -- Four composite video inputs with up conversion;
     -- IR and RS-232 control;
     -- Designed for and fully integrated with CAV-M1000ES and CAV-M1000NR;
     -- CAV-CVB1 Cat5e to component box at TV location; and
     -- Five-year ES warranty.

SOURCE Sony Electronics, Inc.