India: Sony Intros HD Videoconferencing

Sony India said it plans to ramp up a new range of visual communication equipment (PCS-HG90) for its customers that will allow videoconferencing internationally with HD imaging. The PCS-HG90 provides a 3-CCD camera to create HD images on large-screen HD displays and projections, according to

Sony said PCS-HG90 uses an HD video compression format with a video transfer rate up to 8 Mbps and is achieved over an IP network. Sony first unveiled the PCS-HG90 in 2006 in order to provide an HD codec capable of dealing with applications that require real-time two-way communications from remote locations, including videoconferencing.

Sony India is operating with nine dealers across a country of 1.1 billion people, and may get into direct sales for its biggest customers.