vrijdag 23 maart 2018

donderdag 22 maart 2018

The Amsterdam Data Project #01

Amsterdam Counting to a Million is viewable January through July 2018 on the giant mediascreens at Amsterdam Centraal Station, Leidsplein and Amsterdam-Zuid WTC.

Special thanks to Ngage Media, the Netherlands’ leading network in Out of Home digital screens and specifically Ngage’s Daan Krijnen for supporting this project.

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woensdag 21 maart 2018

Samsung’s 2018 QLED TVs Blend Into The Background When Idle

Since the TV is often the focal point of the living room, when it's off that blank black rectangle wastes a lot of space. To put it to better use, Samsung has introduced what it calls Ambient Mode, a low-power setting that lets the idle screen display news, weather, or traffic updates. Wall-mounted models can even blend into the background, by mimicking the pattern on the wall behind them in an impressive piece of visual trickery.

That understated look might be undermined by a tangle of cables dangling out the bottom, so Samsung has stashed them all inside a transparent cable it calls the One Invisible Connection. Last year's models had a similar setup, but this time it's not just for audiovisual connections: the company has now crammed the power cord in there too, and extended it to up to 15 m (49 ft) long.

Just like LG did with its ThinQ system, Samsung has also added the Bixby assistant to its 2018 TVs, allowing it to be controlled with voice commands.

Alongside the QLED lineup, Samsung also unveiled a range of UHD and Premium UHD televisions. Ranging from 40 to 75 inches and available in flat or curved models, these OLED TVs also have 4K resolution, HDR capabilities, and Smart TV features.

Sony's portable projector now can be controlled with in-air hand gestures

If you need to tell a digital device what to do but can't use a keyboard, voice is the first option that springs to mind. You can use it for phones, digital assistants and smart speakers.

But some devices are getting digital eyes in addition to digital ears. That's the vision, so to speak, of Israeli startup EyeSight Technologies. EyeSight has mostly dropped its previous efforts to build its gesture-recognition tech into phones, TVs and PCs. But it's got a new angle on the market: connected devices in homes and cars.

On Monday, Sony and EyeSight plan to announce that the Japanese electronics maker has built the vision technology into an interactive portable projector called the Xperia Touch. The device already can project an image onto a wall or other surface and then use infrared light sensors to see how you're interacting with the image on that surface -- slicing up fruit in Fruit Ninja or playing a virtual piano keyboard, for example.

EyeSight's upgrade will now let you control the content from a distance, without touching the projected image's surface. Think Tom Cruise in "Minority Report."

You may already be familiar with gesture tech in video game controller software like Microsoft's Kinect, but the technology has yet to widely reach other computing devices. The addition of gesture control in the Xperia Touch shows that the tech industry is still hard at work trying to find a better, more natural way for us to interact with our devices. Keyboards and mice show no signs of disappearing, but they can't work in every situation.

Cars, too
EyeSight is particularly fired up about its gesture-detection interface for use in our increasingly tech-laden cars. Hand positions and movement can be easier than a textureless touch screen a driver has to look at to use, EyeSight Chief Executive Gideon Shmuel said.

"With your finger, you can do a small circle motion to the right or left to turn volume up and down," he said. You could flash one finger to call home, two fingers to call your office or hold your palm flat to answer an incoming call.

Sony Xperia Projector beams a touchscreen on any surface

dinsdag 20 maart 2018

The largest advertising installation ever seen in a UK shopping centre.

Limited Space, the shopping centre media specialist, has unveiled a brand new, media-first advertising format in Bullring, Birmingham that sees PUIG’s Paco Rabanne brand run on the largest advertising installation ever seen in a UK shopping centre.

The campaign leads with the giant vinyl installation that measures an impressive 274m2 and is applied directly to the ceiling of the shopping centre. Located directly above the main atrium in front of the entrance to anchor store Debenhams, Paco Rabanne’s #LetItGold campaign, promoting its ‘1 Million’ and ‘Lady Million’ fragrances, is visible from all three shopper levels and is positioned in direct proximity to a premium point of purchase.

Running for a total duration of three weeks, the activation is the first time an advertiser has ever placed a campaign onto ceiling space in a shopping centre, and becomes the largest media opportunity seen to date within the retail environment. The campaign is enhanced by a collection of other high-impact media formats in additional mall locations throughout the UK including two double-sided hanging banners, each measuring 5mX3m, in Westfield Stratford and complete ownership of a large-format landscape digital screen in Manchester Arndale, complete with a full screen surround artwork wrap, ‘Ultra HD’ display and high quality audio.

Limited Space Co-Founder and CEO Matt Gordon said: “The entire process from conception to installation on this campaign just goes to demonstrate the vast array of possibilities offered by our media network and highlights the great relationships we have with our property partners. We have always dedicated ourselves to finding the most impactful and creative solutions possible for our clients and this ceiling activation takes things to a whole new level. The sky, literally, is the limit!”

Nita Chambers, Commercialisation Manager at Bullring, Birmingham said: “As soon as we were approached with the concept we were instantly excited about being part of this special activity and proud to help make it happen. It’s something our visitors will have never seen before and definitely adds something extra special to our shopping experience.

Apple reportedly invests in its own MicroLED screens.

Apple quietly acquired a company called LuxVue in 2014 that was working on low-power MicroLED display technology. A report by Bloomberg indicates that development has continued and that Apple is making a "significant investment" in the new technology with an eye toward including them in devices like the iPhone or Apple Watch in a few years.

Like OLED (used in the Apple Watch and now iPhone X), MicroLED tech doesn't need a backlight, so it could provide better contrast while using less power, but since it has to be assembled one sub-pixel at a time (each pixel requires three), it hasn't come to the mass market yet. Samsung plans to release its The Wall modular television built with MicroLED in August.

The rumor claims that Apple made its first Apple Watch MicroLED prototype last year, and the device has previously been reported as an initial target for the technology. The "T159" project where engineers are working on design and production is reportedly done inside a large manufacturing facility in Santa Clara, as it works on a way to replace technology designed by competitors like Samsung and LG. Just like the custom-designed processors used in its mobile devices, Apple would still likely have others build the actual displays, but if it's first to MicroLED then it could offer another level of quality (and power-efficiency) than anyone else can provide.

maandag 19 maart 2018

Pixel dance.

The best shows for all your events.

zaterdag 17 maart 2018

Posi Art.

here is a compil of visuals done in touchdesigner for live vjing sessions. Controlled with a bcr2000 and nanokontrol2.

Music by E-Teb

donderdag 15 maart 2018

Inside Leyard’s new European showroom

Source; www.avinteractive.com

The opening of Leyard and Planar’s new European showroom in Barcelona, Spain, attracted attendees from all over EMEA, who were keen to explore the demonstration space, get hands-on with the new LED, LCD and advanced display product offerings and find out about the company’s strategy for this year and beyond.

Strengthening regional offerings
Leyard’s European base is the next step in the display manufacturer’s two-strand plan to achieve international growth whilst developing local support. Last year saw Leyard add to its existing manufacturing facilities in Beijing in China, Shenzhen and Oregon, US, by building a 3,000 square metre manufacturing plant in Slovakia. This is now home to a team of 65 who are dedicated to the testing and assembly of products shipped from China or the US. Continuing their focus on improving local resources, Leyard set up an office in Russia to offer demo equipment and support for their customers based there.

In 2018, improving regional services and facilities continues to be a priority, as Marco Bruines, ceo of Leyard Europe, commented at the launch event. “Local support is important. We have demo rooms in Moscow, Rome, Paris and London and we want our European customers to get the most out of using our new facility in Spain too. This year, we will continue to expand our regional support with the launch of our first showroom in Dubai.”

According to Chris Van Elslander, a recent addition to the Leyard team and the company’s vp sales EMEA, the showroom is crucial for delivering the right messages to customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and equipping them with the tools to go out and sell the solutions.

“Our company has become global, but to be successful in EMEA you need to be close to your customers and build long-term relationships,” he says. “We deliver local service and are building the field sales team as well as increasing the number of business development specialists. They will offer customers knowledge of specific segments in the market.”

Bruines agrees it is essential to hire experienced people from the key markets: “We have been growing the sales support team and for 2018 we will also have a big increase in our technical teams.”

So why did Leyard choose this particular location in Barcelona? Firstly, the 5.382 sq foot (more than 500 sq metre) showroom is within easy reach of the airport and harbour and – being 500m from the beach and restaurants – it is in a prime position for customers who are visiting to enjoy.

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woensdag 14 maart 2018

Indoor Waterfall.

PixelPro Waterfall Video Wall at Resorts World Catskill.
Custom-designed by Fusion CI Studios.
This computer-generated waterfall is 42’x13’ (4992x1536 pixels — that’s 7.7 million glorious pixels)! Unique in the world, the waterfall hides a secret door, that at the touch of an i-pad, opens & closes with the waterfall playfully splashing around the doorframe, allowing performers onstage! AND The waterfall is programmable to react in any way you can imagine to movements or sound on stage, so performers & audiences will love it. A brilliant use of LED screen design and technology! In keeping with Resorts World Catskills exquisite luxury design that draws the gorgeous Catskills environment indoors, the waterfall background is a digital replica of nearby Stony Kills Falls cliffs. It’s about an hour’s drive from the casino and you can hike to the actual falls. So cool… Last, but not least…. YES! you can watch TV on it. Needless to say, in Eagles country, Super Bowl 2018 was a huge hit at this bar!