zaterdag 31 december 2016

All the best wishes for 

               2017




Happy New Year !!





multi-touch table with object recognition for interactive digital signage.



Developed by the German company Interactive Scape, graphical software supports Ventuz Technology and TUIO protocol, as well as incorporating the Capore technology that can recognize objects with capacitive touch. An ideal solution for use in a large number of applications such as information terminal or outlets.

The UHD Scape Pro 55 is designed with a multi-touch screen 55-inch, 4K / UHD, and a touch sensor 3M. With its 80 points of simultaneous contact and an impermeable surface, is solution is suitable for use by several users at once without supervision of operations required.

Interactive Scape (IAS) Has developed table is split be used in a variety of digital signage applications, graphical software supports 2D / 3D Ventuz Technology and TUIO protocol, as well as incorporating the Capore technology that can recognize objects with capacitive touch.

The function of object recognition Scape Pro works without having to be configured for each environment, being operational both in bright environments and in those where there is a changing light situations such as a store or even outdoors. This solution will be exhibited at the fair ISE 2017 and can be seen both in the booth Interactive Scape (8-K230) as in the Ventuz Technology (8-K325).



vrijdag 30 december 2016

The lie-detecting security kiosk of the future.



When you engage in international travel, you may one day find yourself face-to-face with border security that is polite, bilingual and responsive—and robotic.

Source: phys.org

The Automated Virtual Agent for Truth Assessments in Real Time (AVATAR) is being tested to help border security agents determine whether travelers coming into Canada may have undisclosed motives for entering the country.

“AVATAR is a kiosk, much like an airport check-in or grocery store self-checkout kiosk,” said San Diego State University management information systems professor Aaron Elkins. “However, this kiosk has a face on the screen that asks questions of travelers and can detect changes in physiology and behavior during the interview. The system can detect changes in the eyes, voice, gestures and posture to determine potential risk. It can even tell when you’re curling your toes.”

Read more here

APN Outdoor and oOh! Media Announce Merger / Australia




AUSTRALIA — APN Outdoor and oOh! Media will merge operations on or around April 2017 to create one of the largest media companies with reach across across Australia and New Zealand. The combined company will have digital and traditional media assets across out-of-home ad space that include roadside billboards, transit, rail, airports, retail, offices and other environments.

The combined companies will have an enhanced geographic presence across Australia and New Zealand with 8,985 digital out-of-home screens and 63,200 traditional static panels across metropolitan and regional locations. The combination of portfolios will create an attractive offering for advertisers, with expanded audience reach and diversity. These factors are expected to provide an attractive product offering to end customers and media agencies.

According to APN Outdoor and oOh! Media, the combined companies will benefit from synergies that include the experience and expertise that comes from a combined management team and board. The Board will comprise eight Directors, with four each from APN Outdoor’s and oOh!media’s current Boards. Doug Flynn will be appointed as the Merged Group’s Chairman, Brendon Cook appointed as the Merged Group’s CEO and Managing Director, and Wayne Castle as the Chief Financial Officer.

The merger is expected to deliver pre-tax cost synergies of at least $20 million per year, on a full run-rate basis and excluding one-off transaction and integration costs. Identified cost synergies primarily reflect the leveraging of the combined infrastructure, the elimination of duplication in the combined business and the reduction of outsourced costs. These include savings in broad group expenditure, costs relating to installation, production and systems, rationalization of head office costs and savings in outsourced costs under a single operating model. These synergies are expected to be achieved within two years from completion of the Transaction, while one-off implementation costs are projected to be approximately $10 million.

More information here

donderdag 29 december 2016

FAST FOOD & BIOMETRIC – KFC CHINA GOES FACIAL RECOG ON US

TechCrunch reports that KFC China is going to try facial recognition technology. Couple that with demographic and historical data and you can begin to approach smart ordering.

Baidu and KFC’s new smart restaurant suggests what to order based on your face.



Baidu is demonstrating some of its most recent tech advancements in novel ways, including a partnership with KFC China (yes, the fried chicken KFC). The search giant sometimes referred to as the ‘Google of China’ partnered with KFC to open a new “smart restaurant” in Beijing, which employs facial recognition to make recommendations about what customers might order, based on factors like their age, gender and facial expression.

More information here

Lumineq Transparent.

Transparent Electroluminescent Displays, TASEL®lumineq logo

Lumineq® transparent TASEL® displays enable you to break the design boundaries of conventional displays. Transparent displays are ideal for high-end applications, where a subtle look and first-class viewing experience make the product stand out. The basis of a TASEL, the display glass, is easily customized, it can be drilled or cut to custom sizes to fulfill your design requirements.

beneq lumineq transparent displays

Lumineq Transparent EL Displays (TASEL) modules are ideal for high-end applications as they are perfect for creating a sleek, modern look in situations where aesthetics are essential. They offer a subtle look that creates a first-class viewing experience.

TASEL modules are transparent when not in use, and unused areas of the display remain clear as the rest is illuminated. The display glass is easily customized as it can be drilled or cut making custom designs much simpler. As well as this curved displays and custom shapes are also available fulfilling most design requirements.





dinsdag 27 december 2016

The Posnania Shopping Centre / Polen



The Posnania Shopping Centre in PoznaƄ, Poland has had a big digital makeover courtesy of SQM Digital Signage Sp. They’ve installed a lot of NEC Display Solutions’ screens (mainly video walls) but also some truly spectacular LED screens: a large elliptical (almost) 100 square metre LED screen suspended in the Atrium and in the Rotunda, and there is a semi-circular LED screen creating an impressive arc, ended with two-side free-standing multimedia totems.

At the parking entrance there are also seven video walls – each equipped with a Kinect device and camera.

It’s all driven by Scala software.



vrijdag 23 december 2016

When digital content meets the real world.

Transparent Showcase 50"



donderdag 22 december 2016

HTC jumps onto the augmented reality bandwagon by investing in LUMUS.

Augmented reality (AR) display maker Lumus Ltd. said on Monday that it raised $30 million in funding from a group of investors including Quanta Computer and HTC. This cash will be bundled with the $15 million in funding it received from investment firm Shanda Group and Chinese photo-electric component maker Crystal-Optech during the summer to create a $45 million Series C investment round.

Based in Israel, Lumus was founded in 2000 by Yaakov Amitai to bring his patented Light-Guide Optical Element (LOE) to the market. This technology was converted into Optical Engine modules for transparent displays to be worn over the eyes. More specifically, these displays are meant for eyeglasses that look like standard glasses, but instead mixes digital and physical worlds together.

The company’s Lumus Optical Engine consists of the LOE, an embedded ultrathin lens, a micro display, and a miniature projector. This combination, according to Lumus, provides high-resolution, full-color imagery in the wearer’s view. The technology has progressed to the point that it can be used in standard glasses for a comfortable fit without feeling bulky and heavy.



Read more here

Microsoft supersized Surface Hub conferencing systems.



Microsoft says it's sold Surface Hub conferencing systems to more than 2,000 customers since March.
The Surface Hub -- a huge touchscreen display equipped with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and built-in microphones and cameras -- launched in late March 2016, after months of delays and a price increase. This Surface Hub is available in a 84-inch and 55-inch versions.

Surface Hub is Microsoft's successor to its large-screen Perceptive Pixel displays. The systems, which run a custom version of Windows 10, are preassembled, customized multitouch, digital-ink-enabled collaboration tools. Microsoft first unveiled the Surface Hub in January 2015, with availability initially slated for September 1, 2015.

Google is aiming to release its own Surface Hub competitor, the Google Jamboard, in the first half of 2017.

More information here



2015 ICX Award - Best Healthcare Deployment: Digital Signage.

Project: Hospital Digital Signage Network
Client: The Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital
Submitted by: ComQi



More information here


dinsdag 20 december 2016

Signals: The Lexus LIT IS Reveal

The Lexus LIT IS sends signals like no car before. Equipped with 41,999 LED lights, programmed with dynamic designs, and able to react to music and movement, this new 2017 Lexus IS was created to provoke—more than ever. Want to see more of this provocative car?

Visit http://www.lexus.com/models/IS/gallery



Techno-Buddhism Volume I : Grayscale Anatomy




More info here

maandag 19 december 2016

Zytronic battles germs with antimicrobial glass for touchscreens




























Zytronic, a projected capacitive technology company, has announced it will offer Corning's Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass to fight germs on kiosks and other touchscreen devices. Zytronic will offer this tool for its kiosks, ATMs, digital signage, medical systems and point of sale systems, according to a press release.

The glass is designed with an ionic silver component to reduce bacteria's ability to multiply. The glass is also designed to be scratch resistant to prevent cracks that allow bacteria to enter.

"Touchscreens offer great benefits, but bacteria may live and even multiply on a glass surface even if it is regularly cleaned. We are now able to offer the option of using Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass to enhance their performance further by helping to protect the touch surface from stain and odor-causing bacteria," Ian Crosby, sales and marketing director at Zytronic, said in the release. "The antimicrobial property is integral to the glass itself and is capable of lasting the lifetime of the terminal – it isn’t a coating or film which can be damaged or wear out."




Sony, Two OLED TV models will be released in 2017



It is true that Sony, which had rumors, has entered the OLED TV market in 2017. Barry Young, CEO of the OLED association, told Forbes that Sony will launch two 55-inch and 65-inch OLED TVs in 2017.

The CEO, Barry Young will begin panel shipment from Q2 2017, and will begin full-fledged sales in Q3 or Q4. It plans that 55-inch 4K OLED TV will be about 80,000 units, and 65-inch OLED TV will be about 120,000 units.

Sony has previously released monitors based on LGD’s OLED panels, and it is reported that LGD will also supply OLED TV panels. Notable thing is the price of Sony OLED TV. According to Barry Young, Sony’s 55-inch OLED TV will cost about $ 1,999 and the 65-inch will cost about $ 2,999. This is respectively $300 cheaper than LG’s 55-inch UHD OLED TV price of $ 2,297 (OLED55B6, Amazon) and 65-inch UHD OLED TV price of $ 3,297 (OLED65B6, Amazon) released by LG Electronics in June 2016. In the premium OLED TV market, which is now dominated by LG Electronics, a price competition is expected.

It is unclear whether Sony’s OLED TV will be released at CES 2017, but it is expected to be confirmed at CES 2017 if production is certain. Due to Sony’s entry into the OLED TV market, LG Electronics is expected to aggressively price OLED TVs in 2017, it is focused on how Sony’s entry into the OLED TV market will contribute to the popularization of OLED TV and how it will affect the display industry.

zaterdag 17 december 2016

Coming Soon: E3D MOGRAFTER FX.

Exciting new tool coming soon. Will allow you to control Element 3D like a MoGraph module.

http://aescripts.com/learn/coming-soon-e3d-mografter-fx/



vrijdag 16 december 2016

Digital Advertisement.



Digital taxi top is a new format of advertising dynamic multimedia contents. Blackening free high-TNI panel and customized high brightness backlight installed inside the IP67 waterproof, anti-vibration mechanical housing.

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donderdag 15 december 2016

dinsdag 13 december 2016

Digital Shark Experience.

The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo uses 91 screens powered by 42 BrightSign players to create for visitors the experience of swimming among Great White Sharks & other large/dangerous fish without the actual fish being present!

BrightSign & DigiComm



maandag 12 december 2016

Time Warner Center’s Shops at Columbus Circle Get New Plasma Screen Array.



Time Warner Center’s Shops at Columbus Circle Get New Plasma Screen Array The goal was to replace the existing and out-of-service 1 x 6 plasma screen array with a new and well-integrated high-resolution LED display at the entry to The Shops at Columbus Circle at Time Warner Center in New York.

Nominating Company: Outfront Media, Maspeth, New York
Venue: The Shops at Columbus Circle at Time Warner Center, New York, New York
Project: Plasma screen array at entry to plaza


Outfront Media, New York – installer
Outfront Media was nominated for a DSE 2016 APEX Award in the Retail category. More info here.

zondag 11 december 2016

Transparent led display solution (flixable LED film)





http://www.solufarm.com

HUGELY Impressive 48 inch Transparent Showcase in Demo.



CDS ClearVue Transparent Showcases in Demo


For more info please visit http://crystal-display.com/products/transparent-showcases/

vrijdag 9 december 2016

My Pet Pals.

The brand Pets at Home have launched in august their interactive game nationwide Digital out of Home campaign on Primesight’s digital interactive 6-sheet network. Their interactive game is live across 38 cinemas across England and Scotland.



Planar LookThru OLED transparent display.





www.planar.com


woensdag 7 december 2016

Brands offered chance to take over Piccadilly Lights.

Brands will be able to take over London's Piccadilly Lights for the first time as Ocean digitises the iconic site.



The move will also provide more permanent slots. Previously, there were four permanent slots – filled by Coca-Cola, Samsung, McDonald’s and Hyundai – plus two non-permanent ones. Ocean is replacing the site with a single LED screen in autumn 2017. It will be virtually divided into six segments to preserve the mosaic appearance. All slots will be permanent. Coca-Cola, which has advertised at Piccadilly Lights since 1954, will remain on the new format. As will Samsung, which has had a presence at the site since 1994. One other brand – understood to be another incumbent – has also agreed terms but has yet to sign the contract. On the new screen, brands switch between each slot in a 30-minute cycle. At the end of each run, one ad will take over the entire site before the rotation begins again. The six brands will alternate taking over the full screen. Advertisers will be able to run interactive and real-time campaigns at the site, which will be fitted with high-speed Wi-Fi and recognition technology for audiences, weather and traffic.

Previously, real-time ads ran in only one of the non-permanent slots.

The new 790-square-metre screen will be the largest of its kind in western Europe.
Ocean began working with Piccadilly Lights’ landlord, Land Securities, in the summer when it started selling one of the non-permanent slots.





dinsdag 6 december 2016

How to Set Up an Interactive Floor Projection.

Lumo Play software (formerly known as Po-motion) uses your computer, a projector, and a USB camera to make your floor or wall interactive. This video will teach you how to set your software up, and different ways to set up your hardware.


Wolfson Children's Hospital.

Lumo Interactive Inc. developed the capacitive touch sensor controllers for the touch globe, the programming behind the touch screen games, and our interactive display software (Po-motion.com) powers the motion reactive wall projection game. Created in partnership with Belmont Digital and Creative Arts for the Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.



maandag 5 december 2016

New e-paper device: reMarkable paper tablet.

reMarkable is a "paper tablet", or more precisely a 10.3" 1872 x 1404 E Ink tablet. The display is relatively fast (55 ms) and supports pen input. Other features include 8GB of storage, 512MB of RAM, a 1Ghz ARM A9 CPU, 3,000mAh battery and ePub and PDF file support.



The reMarkable will ship in the summer of 2017, you can pre-order one now for $375.



Innovative Projector Door at the UNSW Medicine Liverpool Hospital.

Ever wanted to replace the static content on a Glass Door into digital? Well, here’s a great innovative example of using Projectors to display digital content on Glass. What’s more interesting is the ability to turn off the video projection when the door opens so that the person walking past does not get blinded by the projector globe. Watch the video below:


HOW?

Here’s the list of equipment you need to set up something similar:

-  A short throw projector and bracket. The closer to the glass door
    the better as you don’t want people    to walk in front of
    the projected image.
-  Projector film – this is a special film that is used to project onto.
    Think of it like a tinted film.
-  A control box which is used to send control signals to the projector
-  Reed Switch – to identify when the door closes and opens

You will need to configure the control box to detect when the reed switch is open this means the door is in an open state. If this is the case, then send a VIDEO MUTE control signal to the projector. Video mute basically shuts off the projection so that it’s like in a standby mode. Once the door closes, it will cause the reed switch to go in a closed state and the control box will detect this and send a UNMUTE signal to the projector. It sounds easy but there was quite a lot of work involved to setup this up, especially finding the right control box to work with the short throw projector.

vrijdag 2 december 2016

Microsoft offers first look at Holoportation

Source; www.inavateonthenet.net

A video released by Microsoft Research has expanded upon the HoloLens demo the company showed last summer. Now called Holoportation, it creates holograms from live video, by using multiple 3D cameras to capture a subject from all angles. The video even shows the tech working in a moving car.

The video shows the technology being used outside of a studio and into a moving car, making Holoportation a truly mobile solution.

To accomplish this, Microsoft reduced the bandwidth requirements by 97%, while still maintaining quality.

In a blog posted on the Microsoft website, the company said: "The bandwidth required by Holoportation has been reduced to 30-50 Mbps. This allows us to use Holoportation in a moving vehicle, as long as we are within WiFi range. We will be moving to cellular data soon!

"We chose this scenario for two reasons. First, the automobile is viewed more and more as a technology platform rather than simply a means of transportation. Second, this is a very challenging scenario. It requires solving many of the engineering hurdles encountered in building a volume consumer product.

"The system only requires two cameras capable of capturing depth information to create a 3D representation of an object. However, the more cameras we have, the better the quality of the 3D model.

The greatest challenge was bandwidth, which we reduced by 97% using an innovative approach to compression. Other challenges included changing lighting and background, vibration, and reducing the compute footprint to fit in a vehicle."

One drawback of the system in its current form is that users can’t see other people using the technology unless they are wearing a HoloLens unit, and users can’t make eye contact with people who are wearing the AR headset. To see another person’s holographic face, users have to take off the headset.



donderdag 1 december 2016