December 27, 2014 8:56 AM ET


Company Overview of Sony of Canada Ltd.

Company Overview

Sony of Canada Ltd. provides consumer and professional electronics. It offers consumer products, such as computers; eBook readers and personal electronics, including reader digital books, clock radio, recorders, bookshelf systems, car and marine electronics, baby monitors, cellular phone accessories, and audio accessories; and digital cameras and accessories, lenses, and photo frames and printers. Its consumer products include camcorders, accessories, and surveillance cameras; televisions; home theatre systems and components, DVD players, HDD/DVD recorders, portable DVD players, and home theatre accessories; MP3 players, headphones, and audio accessories; play stations; and optical media, US...

115 Gordon Baker Road

Toronto, ON M2H 3R6


Founded in 1968





Key Executives for Sony of Canada Ltd.

Chief Executive Officer
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Sony Corporation
Age: 72
Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Information Services
Director of Marketing - VAIO Business Group
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Sony of Canada Ltd. Key Developments

Sony of Canada Ltd. Announces SRS-X3 and SRS-X2 Portable Bluetooth(R) Wireless Speakers

Sony of Canada Ltd. announced the SRS-X3 and SRS-X2 portable Bluetooth(R) wireless speakers, giving music lovers more options to listen to the tunes they love anytime and anywhere. Both models offer powerful sound and easy connectivity in a sleek design. The compact SRS-X3 provides rich bass with an output power of 20 watts in a sleek "Definitive Outline" design. The geometric "Definitive Outline" design is characterized by sleek lines and smooth surfaces, allowing the wireless speakers to beautifully blend into any indoor or outdoor space while delivering high quality sound. The SRS-X3 consists of two full range speakers and two passive radiators, allowing for rich bass in a compact size. The two passive radiators are located at the front and backside. ClearAudio+(TM), a unique Sony digital signal processing technology, provides higher quality sound while Sound Mode delivers a wider sound stage. Users can wirelessly stream audio with Bluetooth, and connect to mobile devices seamlessly with easy One-Touch listening via Near Field Communications (NFC). With a built-in mic, the speaker can be used as a speakerphone for hands-free calling when paired with a mobile device. The built-in rechargeable battery offers up to seven hours of playback. The SRS-X3 portable wireless speaker comes in black, white and red. The SRS-X2 also has an output power of 20 watts, but in a smaller design with rounded edges. With easy One-touch listening, users can pair NFC-enabled devices and connect via Bluetooth. The SRS-X2 also has speakerphone capability for hands-free calling. The built-in rechargeable battery offers up to five hours of playback. The SRS-X2 portable wireless speaker comes in black, white and red. Both models have a micro USB charge and include a USB AC adapter. The SRS-X3 retails for $149.99 and the SRS-X2 retails for $99.99.

Sony launches the Speedy New a?77 II Interchangeable Lens Camera with 79-Point Autofocus System

Sony launched its new a77 II camera that delivers an impressive combination of speed, versatility and efficiency in a tough, weather-resistant design, making it a perfect choice for fast-action photography and videography. Building on the heritage of Sony’s much-loved original a77 and a700 cameras, the a77 II gives advanced amateurs a string of enhancements including the world’s higher number of AF points in a new phase detect autofocus system1 with 79 focal points and 15 cross points. Utilizing Sony’s unique Translucent Mirror Technology, the a77 II also has the ability to shoot at up to 12 fps for60 total frameswith continuous AF. The speedy new camera is equipped with a high-resolution 24.3 MP image sensor and a powerful BIONZ®X processor, ensuring that still images and full HD videos are captured in sharp focus and incredible detail. Image quality compared to the original a77 has been boosted, and sensitivity has increased by approximately 20% as well. There is also a variety of new pro-friendly video functions for movie makers. Features include: New-generation 79 point phase detection AF system; Shoot a continuous burst of 60 full-resolution frames at up to 12 fps; 24.3 megapixel Exmor® CMOS image sensor with enhanced sensitivity; OLED Tru-Finder™ and 3-way tilting LCD; Expanded Control and Customization; Tough enough for serious enthusiasts; Pro-style movie shooting with continuous AF; Wi-Fi® and PlayMemories™ Connectivity; and Sony a Lenses, Accessories and New 'a Library' App for Tablets. The Sony a77 II interchangeable lens camera will be available in June 2014 in a kit with a 16-50mm F2.8 lens (model SAL1650) for a suggested retail price of $1,850. It will also be offered separately as a body for a suggested retail price of $1,200.

Sony of Canada Ltd. Showcases its High-Resolution Audio Products at CES 2014

Sony of Canada Ltd. announced that it is showcasing its entire line-up of premium High-Resolution Audio products at CES 2014, continuing to provide music enthusiasts with both the best playback quality and convenient access to digital music as the artist originally intended it to be heard. Building on the wide range of Hi-Res Audio product offerings introduced last year, many of these products are being demonstrated for the first time and include Hi-Res capable audio/video receivers, PC audio and home speakers, home theater systems, portable players, speakers and headphones. Designed to capture the very essence of recorded music and supporting playback for virtually all high-resolution formats, the expanded line-up of High-Res Audio entertainment products are expected to be available this Spring. High-Resolution Audio delivers much more information and higher fidelity than conventional MP3s, reproducing music the way the artist meant it to be heard. Embraced by performers, producers and music labels, the Hi-Res Audio initiative is ushering in a whole new generation of digital enthusiasts by enabling them to conveniently enjoy their favorite recordings with greater quality than ever before. Whether accessing digital music from a library or downloading the latest digital recordings, Sony's line-up includes a High-Resolution Audio device for practically any lifestyle need. Playback home audio products released so far will decode MP3s, Hi-Res PCM or the newest DSD files and play the music at the high quality. They also simplify the file transfer process and make it more convenient by doing it all automatically. In addition, their controls, including the user interfaces, have been designed to make storing, organizing and accessing high-resolution digital music a breeze. Further, Sony's S-Master HXTM digital amp technology which was specifically developed for High-Resolution Audio, reduces distortion and noise at wider frequency ranges allowing the reproduction of high frequency sound in detail. The DSEE HXTM upscales existing sound sources to near high-resolution sound quality, enhancing the experience and making listeners feel as if they are at the recording studio or concert.

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