Several industry leading eco-conscious Sony products are showcased here, including examples of product-based initiatives from the four Road to Zero environmental Perspectives.
Developing a full-featured, environmentally conscious frame was a goal
in the DPF-VR100, and behind the beautiful WSVGA picture,
many touches improve environmental performance.
Auto Power ON/OFF setting screen (Advanced mode)
It's easy to forget to turn off photo frames at night before going to bed. To avoid wasting electricity, this frame can turn itself off and on automatically, as scheduled. Hours when the frame is on and off each day can be customized in detail, which helps save energy when it's not in use—at night, during work or school, or when away on vacation. This way, you'll never forget to turn it off.
Although playback surpasses that of the previous, photo-only model (DPF-V1000) with the addition of full HD video playback, a stereo speaker system, and many other refinements, Sony engineers also sought lower power consumption. Energy-efficient power circuitry, LED backlighting, and other innovations have slashed consumption, from 10.1 W to a low 5.2 W.
Previous model at left, DPF-VR100 at right
Detailed information is now provided electronically
Better environmental performance was also a priority in DPF-VR100 packaging and manuals. The packaging is now 40% smaller by volume. Using less packaging material enhances product shipment efficiency, which reduces CO2 emissions in transit. In product documentation, Detailed information is now provided on CD-ROM, enabling much shorter manuals than before. The English manual is 48 pages shorter, for example. This helps reduce paper consumption significantly overall.
Featuring a 10.2-inch, high-resolution (WSVGA) Clear Photo LCD screen, this photo frame showcases photos and plays full HD video and slideshows with music, taking photo frames into the realm of video entertainment. It was designed to be an enjoyable, full-featured, energy-efficient photo frame with better environmental performance.