Sony’s OLED reference monitors win esteemed Emmy award

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) honored Sony with a Technology & Engineering Emmy Award for its pioneering OLED reference monitor technology.

According to the NATAS, Sony RGB OLED technology established a benchmark for quality. Additionally, the NATAS award recognizes Sony for its impact on mastering standards.

“This noteworthy and valued recognition, which is the second Emmy Award for our BVM series of OLED monitors, further cements Sony’s position as a leader in professional display technology and underscores our commitment to continuing the evolution of content mastering that enhances experiences through a combination of innovation, quality, and expertise,” said Theresa Alesso, pro division President, Sony Electronics. 

How Sony OLED monitors impacted the industry

Released back in 2015, the Sony BVM-X300 contributed to the adoption of 4K HDR. It was the first monitor to combine 4K resolution, high brightness with 1000 nits peak luminance and 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. The monitor set the standard for mastering thanks to its resolution, high dynamic range and wide color gamut. Together, these elements ensured the OLED monitor reproduced deep darks and highlights accurately.

“The know-how and engineering excellence exhibited in the BVM-X300 has helped transform the industry and inform future generations of Sony’s display technology,” the NATAS writes.

The 72nd Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards will take place at NAB 2021. Sony will receive its 2020 Technology & Engineering Emmy Award during NAB’s fall show on October 10, 2021.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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