donderdag 30 juni 2016

Gvido - Digital Music Score



Terrada Music Score's Gvido is an E Ink sheet music device, that lets you see sheet music pages (PDFs) on two 13.3" flexible (Mobius) E Ink displays. The device also includes input via a stylus (Wacom). The device features Wi-Fi, bluetooth, 8GB of internal memory and micro SD slot. The whole device weighs only 650 grams.



www.gvido.tokyo

woensdag 29 juni 2016

Razer’s $400 HDK 2 VR headset.



















Razer and Sensics, the two companies spearheading the Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) movement, just announced a second generation VR headset with an upgraded display that's supposedly on par with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. It's also several hundred dollars cheaper with an MSRP of $400 (€500).

"The HDK 2 allows us to meet the needs of VR fans and gamers and provide developers with affordable open-source hardware to innovate with," says Christopher Mitchel, OSVR Lead, Razer. "With the HDK 2 being able to deliver a visual experience on par with industry leaders, we will now be able to represent hardware agnostic VR media and games in all their glory for future headsets to adopt through the open source ecosystem."

Razer's on a mission to make VR accessible to a wider audience with an open source platform that doesn't lock anyone out. (If you're handy with a code editor, you can contribute to OSVR projects on GitHub.) Offering a lower cost headset in the form of the HDK (Hacker Development Kit) 2 ties in with that plan and, as far as Razer is concerned, brings parity to more expensive headsets offered by the competition.

More information here


The HDK 2 will ship in July and be backwards compatible with the HDK 1.4, which itself will continue to be available for $299.

In related news, Razer also announced a $5 million OSVR Developer Fund to encourage developers to support the open source ecosystem. The fund will be available to qualified, participating VR content developers both big and small, independent or major. Those chosen will have their game codes purchased in bulk by Razer or any future contributors of the fund in exchange for support of the platform.



2016 NCAA® Men's Final Four® Projection Mapping





NCAA® Men's Final Four® with creative direction, content production, technical design, projection mapping, and onsite activation by Rezin8.

To learn more, visit www.Rezin8.com !

dinsdag 28 juni 2016

KIOSK RESEARCH – GLOBAL SELF-SERVICE TECH MARKET ON THE RISE.








The global self-services technologies market is dynamic and growing with new developments and adoption from new industries and sectors. BCC Research reveals in its new report that that while the overall market is witnessing strong growth, the interactive kiosk market is witnessin

Source: www.marketwired.com

The global market for self-service technologies should grow from $54.4 billion in 2016 to $83.5 billion by 2021 on a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.9%. Vending machines, the largest segment, should grow from $30.1 billion in 2016 to $42.8 billion by 2021, reflecting a five-year CAGR of 7.3%. ATM as a segment should increase from $16.6 billion in 2016 to $23.5 billion by 2021, with a CAGR of 7.2%. Kiosks, the fastest-growing segment with an anticipated five-year CAGR of 17.4%, should reach $17.2 billion in 2020, up from $7.7 billion in 2016.

maandag 27 juni 2016

Object recognition for LCD touchscreens: IR, PCAP and InGlass.

Complement your touchscreen by adding object recognition - no need of expensive hardware, simply add our software plugin. Use innovative object recognition in your applications to perform certain operations and to open elements like widgets or apps.

Touchscreen object recognition works with all common technologies: PCAP, IR Infrared, InGlass.

Objects simulate a steady pattern consisting out of 3-4 touch points, which will be automatically learned and saved by our algorithm. Every fingerprint-like pattern is allocated an unique identification number, which can be used for different actions within the software.

Find out more here: http://www.eyefactive.com



zaterdag 25 juni 2016

donderdag 23 juni 2016

Control without touching it.



Researchers have invented gesture recognition. Google's Project Soli uses advanced radar to "see" your hand gestures.

https://atap.google.com/soli

woensdag 22 juni 2016

Build a Transparent Video Wall.



Since its introduction last Fall, the Planar® LookThru™ Transparent OLED Display has been recognized as a very cool transparent product – both by end users and industry leaders, and has inspired a vision for digital storyboards for museums, retail stores, hotel lobbies, concert halls and the like. Today, we take it one step further by offering a range of components to simplify multi-display tiling in flat or corner configurations. In short, we are enabling the construction of transparent video walls which provide glasses-free augmented reality with this new, cutting-edge technology.

In addition, we now offers Base Plates to secure the LookThru Transparent Display to ceilings, tables and walls, and a Platform Cover to stage items placed behind the display while protecting electrical components. These accessories make the product even easier to integrate into your environment.



For more information visit www.planar.com/Products/Accessories/LookThru.

dinsdag 21 juni 2016

Transparent film could play role in future flexi displays.

Source; http://www.inavateonthenet.net



Researchers have developed an ultrathin, conductive film that promises to play a role in future production of flexible touchscreen displays. The transparent and highly conductive material was produced using a cheap and simple method by an international team of nanomaterials researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Korea University.

The film is described by researchers as “a mat of tangled nanofiber, electroplated to form a ‘self-junctioned copper nano-chicken wire’ was reported on in the June 13 issue of Advanced Materials.

Alexander Yarin, UIC Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering and one of two corresponding authors on the publication, said: “It’s important, but difficult, to make materials that are both transparent and conductive.”

Sam Yoon, another author and professor of mechanical engineering at Korea University, said the film offered a “world-record combination of high transparency and low electrical resistance,” claiming the latter was at least 10-fold greater than the previous existing record.

The film also retains its properties after repeated cycles of severe stretching or bending.

Co-authors include Yoon’s predoctoral student Seongpil An of Korea University, Mark T. Swihart of the State University of New York at Buffalo, and others.

Funding was provided by the National Research Foundation of Korea.

Dance Act Creates Stunning Visuals with Drones and Lights.

The future can be a thing of beauty. With lights and motors and spatial awareness sensors, small drone swarms become aerial acrobats, flitting about among their human partners. Here, they danced with Elevenplay, a “Japanese multimedia dance troupe,” on America’s Got Talent.



maandag 20 juni 2016

Soap and Milk.



Glittering atoms and fragile droplets of data - spray across Soap and Milk.

Soap and Milk is an interactive experience of data, allowing the observer to perceive social media as an overwhelming and organic figment. Each microscopic droplet represents a tweet that refers to the installation. Once an entity gets spawned - the viewer is invited to physically interact and explore its behaviour, till they vanish into a vivid setting.

Credits: This project is created by Waltz Binaire.
more information: waltzbinaire.com

Augmented Reality yearly growth rate of 175%.

According to a Market Intelligence firm Tractica, Augmented Reality App annual downloads will reach to 1.2 Billion users worldwide in 2019, which is up from 272 million in 2014 alone. While the count of active users (cumulatively) is expected to increase from 135 million users in 2014 to a whopping 2.2 billion users in 2019, which is approximately an yearly growth rate of 175%. It further projects towards a market size of $1.6 Billion in 2019 for the AR mobile apps specifically.



Montreal digital billboard model strips in exchange for Facebook Likes.













The Société de développement commercial (SDC) Promenade Fleury, a merchant group for a commercial artery in Montreal, is running a neat summer campaign combining an Astral Out of Home digital digital billboard and social media.













With the goal of attracting a new younger clientele, the campaign features a virtual male model on a digital billboard that strips off an article of clothing for every 100 new Likes received on the Promenade Fleury Facebook page. The ad includes a real-time countdown of Likes until the next article of clothing (an essential reinforcement to the call-to-action as I see it).

This is an awesome example of using digital signage creatively. This would (obviously) not be possible on a traditional billboard. Sure, one could see the campaign as being exploitative or featuring sexual objectification (let's be honest here, this campaign wouldn't fly if it featured a woman), but in most cases the male model's poses are clearly meant to be comical, so it takes the edge off, so to say. In any case, however you feel about the campaign's subject, its a great example of doing digital signage right.













The Promenade Fleury will be running this campaign on the digital billboard found by highway 15 and Henri-Bourassa in the borough of Ahuntsic until June 26.


LEDDREAM - TIENDA ELA CALLE 83 BOGOTA COLOMBIA.




The prestigious clothing brand ELA, has LED screens . This screen has the feature that remains in continuous motion to try to give a more impressive effect to the store,



donderdag 16 juni 2016

Canadian healthcare media company uses Signagelive to power digital posters to expanded 200 plus waiting rooms nationally.

Signagelive’s SoC and HTML5 software powers countrywide digital signage network based on Samsung Smart Signage Platform (SSSP) IDS Canada, the largest media company in Canada that focuses specifically on healthcare waiting rooms, is collaborating with Signagelive, digital signage technology specialists, to expand their unique digital poster network by adding a further 50 screens, 25 in Vancouver and Montreal respectively, taking the total number to over 200.

The announcement comes as part of IDS Canada’s initiatives to expand its digital offering in the Canadian market. By early 2017, another 50 screens will be added in Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton.

The digital poster network is based on the Samsung Smart Signage Platform (SSSP) and powered by Signagelive’s cloud-based SoC and HTML5 software. Content is delivered to the different display types and configurations over the Internet, removing the need for onsite media players and delivering significant CAPEX and OPEX savings compared to conventional digital signage solutions.

With a launch date of August 15, 2016, for the newly added screens, IDS Canada will have developed a substantial network of 200 digital poster screens in the top three urban areas in the country, generating over two million consumer impressions per month.



woensdag 15 juni 2016

Macomb Theater Lobby Experience.

Emagine Macomb Theater worked with Christie Digital to create a unique and captivating lobby experience for movie goers in their new upscale theater in Macomb Michigan / USA. Patrons are immediately captivated by an impressive 16-screen video wall, bringing them into the Hollywood experience that continues throughout the lobby, bar and concession area.

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dinsdag 14 juni 2016

The Sonic Light Bubble.



A living breathing bubble responds with visuals and sounds when approached. Covering the synthetic organism is a polka dot array of 210 LED lights facing in and out. Acting as a volumetric video screen this interactive sculpture provide mesmerizing 360 degree visual delights.

WHERE The Square / Melbourne - Australië
WHEN 11 June - 19 June | Daily | 5:30pm - late

More information >> here <<




maandag 13 juni 2016

Rollable OLEDs News.


Researchers from Korea's KAIST institute developed a rollable OLED device that uses graphene-based electrodes. The researchers say that the new OLED is much more durable when bent compared to current devices made with ITO electrodes.



The electrodes were made from a stack of materials - titanium oxdies, graphene and conductive polymers. The new OLEDs were also brighter than current devices, and with a higher color gamut. This was achieved by maximizing the resonance within the OLED.

Samsung Display rollable OLED prototype





E Ink demonstrate new color and flexible e-Paper panels at SID 2016.

E Ink had a very interesting booth at SID 2016, showcasing its new color e-paper displays, and also other new and existing displays and prototypes.



First up, we have E Ink's new Advanced Color ePaper (ACeP), which is a high-quality full-color E Ink display. ACeP enables rich-color displays, which is enabled by colored pigments and not color-filters like in E Ink's older color displays.

vrijdag 10 juni 2016

0,95 mm pixel pitch.



SiliconCore was at InfoComm showcasing a range of LED display products the most eye-catching of which was a 0.95mm tile in a 4K display which was 165-in wide diagonally.

Klik >> here <<


woensdag 8 juni 2016

Go digital where no one has gone digital before.

Barco’s revolutionary R-series digital media canvas is a bendable, lightweight, ultra-thin LED technology that frees venue owners, retailers, and advertisers from the limitations of traditional LED displays to make their message stand out in installations that were unimaginable before.

3 big benefits

- Endless creativity Our digital media canvas expands creative possibilities far beyond traditional
  LED applications.
- Go digital where no one has gone digital before Now you can transform virtually any surface into a
  digital LED screen.
- Digital in a day Drive down your setup time and cost with the R-series.


Windows Holographic: Enabling a World of Mixed Reality.

Windows Holographic enables a world of mixed reality – where devices work together – regardless of whether they are developed for virtual reality, augmented reality, or anything in-between. Windows Holographic will help expand the Windows ecosystem far beyond the PC. Learn more: http://wndw.ms/rcSKZ2



GE Oil & Gas Virtual Training Solutions.

GE Oil & Gas Customer Training redefines the learning approach with Virtual Experiences.

Through interactive experience based on 3D technology, our Customers can perform true-to-life technical sessions and familiarize with equipment and plants even before they are built. The immersive training solutions can be delivered at Customer’s premises or in GE Learning Centers and tailored on specific equipment, existing installations and new plants.



dinsdag 7 juni 2016

The Dynamics of the Expanding $3.4bn Video Wall Market.

Futuresource Consulting has released the sixth edition of the global video wall report, which has monitored the adoption of technologies in the tiled display market since 2003.
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In 2015 global sales reached over $3.4bn and trends indicate that this category will sustain double digit growth out to 2020, with the market becoming more dynamic than ever before.


100 Dancing Drones in Sydney.

Following its inaugural flight in Hamburg, Germany, Intel’s world-record-holding drone performance will make its live public debut in Australia. An illuminating display incorporating a hundred dancing drones will grace Sydney Harbour for five nights from June 8 to 12, 2016.

Billed ‘Drone 100,’ the bespoke choreographed performance will form part of Vivid Sydney, an outdoor lighting festival celebrating immersive projections and light installations. The colourful formations of the drones will be accompanied by the sound of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony performed by the Sydney Youth Orchestra.

For the performance, engineers have created software allowing the drones to follow flight paths, turn on and off lights, and move in coordination with one another to dramatic orchestra music. Each of the hundred drones will be controlled by one main pilot.

This is the first time the Drone 100 performance will take place over water, in front of a live audience, following its performance last November at a football field in Hamburg. The performance achieved the Guinness World Record for the most number of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) flying simultaneously.

“With drones quickly emerging as an important computing platform of the future, Drone 100 exemplifies what it means to reinvent experiences with new technology,” said Anil Nanduri, general manager of unmanned aviation systems at Intel’s Perceptual Computing Group. He added: “We hope to inspire the imagination of Vivid Sydney festivalgoers and highlight the future potential of drone technology.”

Although a somewhat controversial new technology, drones are increasingly being used at visitor attractions around the world, with Japan hosting a live performance at Mount Fuji incorporating illuminated drones and Shamisen music earlier this year. Pilots working on Drone 100 have expressed how they want to use performances to highlight how drones can be used create beauty and socially meaningful experiences.

Each 7-minute performance will take place each night at 7.55pm, weather permitting. Details on how to secure tickets to the performance are available via Intel’s Drone 100 Facebook page.



maandag 6 juni 2016

Costa Coffee’s Digital Barista Predicts Customer Cravings.

Costa Coffee’s digital barista uses the Intel® Audience Impression Metrics Suite to generate real-time analytics of consumers, tapping demographics data and sensory preferences to offer appropriate options for a custom cup of gourmet coffee.



Silicone Better than Acrylic for Flexible OLED.



One of the issues of flexible OLED actualization is acrylic’s vulnerability against lower temperature, and silicone is emerging as a solution. Meanwhile, Momentive is attracting attention with their promotion of silicone based InvisiSil.

One of the key encapsulation technologies for flexible OLED is TFE (thin film encapsulation) that laminates thin inorganic and organic films, used by Samsung Display. Of these, organic material is formed through inkjet OLED process using acrylic materials. However, acrylic organic materials are easily broken under 0 ℃, which leads to difficulties in producing flexible OLED using these. However, silicone based materials can withstand up to -40 ℃ and are considered strong candidate for acrylic replacement.

Momentive is a company that develops such silicone based materials. In SID 2016 (22-27 May), Momentive opened an exhibition booth and presented InvisiSil Snap Cure silicones. The InvisiSil Snap Cure systems can cure rapidly at room temperature without UV exposure.

Momentive explained that for flexible AMOLED panel to move past edge type and toward true flexible such as foldable and rollable, silicone is much better suited than acrylic. Furthermore, they added that silicone based materials have yet revealed any disadvantages compared to acrylic, and that it is in development for continued application to mass production.

donderdag 2 juni 2016

Opening Bynet Expo 2016





Fantastic Pyromania Light Show

Go to >> https://www.facebook.com/PyromaniaLightShow/videos/1201600653186494/

Oculus exec Mary Lou Jepsen resigns to create new MRI tech.



Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen is well known for her work in pioneering display technology as a co-founder of OLPC, former head of the display division at Google X and lately Oculus VR, which she joined about a year ago. Tonight during the Anita Borg Institute's Women of Vision awards banquet, the founder and former CEO of Pixel Qi capped off a keynote speech by announcing she will resign her post as Executive Director of Engineering and Head of Display Technologies at Oculus. Instead, she will focus on "curing diseases with new display technology," by bringing MRI machines to every doctor' office in the world. It's an ambitious goal, but a peek at Dr. Jepsen's history shows why she's the person to tackle it.

For more info on what she might be working on, there's video of a recent TED talk with Dr. Jepsen discussing MRI and fMRI tech.