donderdag 30 november 2017

woensdag 29 november 2017

Transparent LCD (T-LCD) Animations.

Transparent LCD (T-LCD) screens are glass displays whose backing and light source have been removed. Instead of generating light, they require an external light source such as the sun to see the displayed images. Obscura creates cutting-edge media specifically for T-LCD screens, where the world beyond shines through and intermingles with the media to create dynamic multi-level animations, akin to digital stained glass.

from Obscura Digital

Canada / Humber College mixes media for donor recognition wall.

Environmental graphic design (EGD) firm Entro recently developed and implemented a new donor recognition program for Toronto’s Humber College, combining static and interactive digital signage.

The college designated space for the program in the main corridor that links its historic buildings to the new Humber Learning Resource Commons (HLRC) at the north campus in Etobicoke. Entro designed a series of hexagon-shaped tiles that identify donation levels with different materials.

The design concept takes inspiration from the Humber River. As light shines on the tiles, they appear to shimmer like the surface of water.

To the left of these tiles, meanwhile, touch screens programmed by Lusens provide more in-depth information and can live-stream alumni events.

dinsdag 28 november 2017

LED Shelf-Edge Displays In Grocery Dairy Fridges.

So it’s interesting to see this install – no word on whether this is a rollout or a one-shop demo – of a set of chiller fridges in a store equipped with LED shelf signs, marketing Arizona Dairy Farmers product. The displays are, I’m told, hooked to some sort of proximity sensor to trigger content when a shopper comes near. The displays and the system in behind them are from a company called Adroit Worldwide Media, based south of LA.

Ranch Market and Arizona Dairy Farmers utilizing AWM's Smart Shelf. Demonstrating smooth proximity triggering.
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The payphone of the future / in Australia.

The days of the old-school telephone booth are numbered, with the next generation of Telstra's payphones unveiled by outdoor advertising company JCDecaux. A total of 1800 booths are planned by JCDecaux for five major cities in the next two years, in the first major update to the payphones since 1987.

Twelve new digital booths were unveiled in Perth's CBD on Tuesday, with a rollout across Melbourne's CBD expected in the new year. The new kiosks are WiFi enabled and include USB charging docks and touchscreens, which display information about public transport, community polling, and multilingual and disability services. The payphones sit alongside 72-inch digital advertising panels, which will showcase six marketing partners.

maandag 27 november 2017

Samsung will launch a 150-inch Micro-LED TV at CES 2018

According to reports from Korea, Samsung is developing large-area micro-LED TVs, and the company is set to reveal its first Micro-LED TV as soon as CES 2018 (January 2018).

Samsung's first TV, according to the report, will be a huge 150-inch set, which will be marketed for home use. Samsung is looking for a new premium TV technology as Samsung's QLED TVs failed to keep up with LGD's OLED TVs, and has seen its premium TV market share fall from 57% in 2015 to 20% in 2016 (LG, meanwhile, managed to increase its market share from 17.5% in 2015 to 43% in 2016).

Beta tests dual-screen POS station.

A POS system it's testing for NCR Corp. — the Silver Quantum POS.

Thanks to its ordering efficiency, the POS station — which features an integrated payment device with mobile wallet acceptance, customer display, loyalty scanner and a Samsung Galaxy table

How it works

The system has two touchscreens; one faces customers and allows them to review their orders after verbally giving them to employees, and the other is for staff. A 10.1-inch Android Samsung Galaxy tablet, pre-loaded with the NCR Silver Android point-of-sale app, serves as the employee interface. It includes inventory management, marketing support and sales reporting, Gould said. An embedded mobile card reader enables the Quantum to accept a variety of payment methods, including magstripe, EMV chip and NFC/contactless transactions such as Samsung Pay. After the customer uses their screen to check the order and authorize payment, the Quantum prints the order, and the attendant takes the order to the kitchen. Once a display screen is installed in the kitchen, however, the orders will automatically appear on that screen.

vrijdag 24 november 2017

EBook: Industrial Internet of Things & Digital Transformation.

The global E-book market is set to reach USD 29.43 billion by 2024, For deep Market insight click here:
primarily driven by the advancement in technology, rising population of educated youth, increasing smartphone penetration across the globe, government policies promoting smart education, free accessibility and e-book reader applications. Moreover, the availability of an online translation of e-book in various local languages is anticipated to drive the market over. Get free sample reports:
Asia Pacific is anticipated to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period on account of rising adoption of smartphones and other digital reading platforms such as Adobe eBook platform and Kindle. India and China have a large number of educational institutes than any other country in the region. These educational institutes are preferring e-books over the conventional books to reduce the space as well minimize the cost attached to with paper books.

donderdag 23 november 2017

DJI Goggles Racing Edition

DJI Goggles Racing Edition (RE) are ready for action! Perfect for FPV, RC, and DIY enthusiasts, DJI's new FPV goggles feature a whole new look and feel, and they come with an OcuSync transmission module that you can attach to just about any RC vehicle. In this video, four friends take their DJI Goggles RE out racing and experience FPV like never before.


woensdag 22 november 2017

MpicoSys PicoLabel

MpicoSys' PicoLabel is a no-battery signage display that includes a 2.7" 264x176 E Ink display updated via NFC. Target applications include Logistics (manufacturing, warehousing, transportation, Badges), authentication and door signage.

MpicoSys PicoLabel photo

dinsdag 21 november 2017

Falls the Shadow.

Daniil Simkin’s “Falls the Shadow” is a commissioned performance for the Guggenheim’s Works and Process series.
Four 30-minute performances took place at the Guggenheim Museum NYC on September 4 and 5, with standing audience members observing the show from different levels of the venue, which is known for its continuous ramp that spirals up the rotunda structure and connects to all of the floors.
The work combines dance with live video projections in a collection of six pieces choreographed by Alejandro Cerrudo,
with costumes by Maria Grazia Chiuri /Christian Dior.
Daniil Simkin, a principal dancer with the American Ballet Theater (ABT), is also coproducer and performer in the piece, along with ABT soloist Cassandra Trenary, Ana Lopez from Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and dancer Brett Conway.

Projection design by Arístides García and Dmitrij Simkin.

maandag 20 november 2017

DSCC: OLED materials to grow at a 20% CAGR to reach $2.25 billion in 2022

DSCC released a new market report which tracks the OLED materials market. According to DSCC's estimates, the OLED material revenues will reach $905 million in 2017 and will grow at a 20% CAGR to reach $2.25 billion in 2022. Note that these numbers do not include royalty payments.

OLED Materials sales forecast (DSCC 2016-2022)

DSCC sees the small/medium display materials growing at a 22% (from $586 million in 2017 to $1.56 billion in 2022) - and growing faster than OLED TV materials (CAGR 16%) as ink jet printing, which will begin to be adopted in 2020 will result in more efficient OLED deposition.

Full motion digital out of home (DOOH) advertising is 2.5 times more effective than static sites.

A study carried out in Manchester has revealed that full motion digital out of home (DOOH) advertising is 2.5 times more effective than static sites. It also showed that online video performed better when DOOH was included as part of the media plan.

The research was carried out by Neuro-Insight on behalf of Ocean Outdoor and used brain imaging to explore the neurological impact of DOOH content on audiences. These were benchmarked against responses obtained for television and online video campaigns. It found that both static and full motion content delivered high levels of positive emotional response, but full motion creative delivered more branded peaks of memory encoding. The net impact of these measures in combination equated to a 2.5 stronger impact for full motion digital out of home compared to static. The results also indicated that full motion DOOH has a comparable impact to television and has the capability to build brand equity rather than just deliver a brand impact. “Previous neuroscience studies have established that iconic, large format advertising delivers heightened emotional response and strong memory encoding, and that this impact is heightened by full motion content,” said Ocean head of marketing Helen Haines. “We also knew going into this study, that premium sites have a positive priming effect on other OOH advertising.  This new study takes those learnings further to show that full motion content delivers 2.5 more brand impacts over static displays.

“We’ve now established that DOOH delivers brain responses that are comparable to that of television advertising and that it works in a similar way, delivering multiple impacts and a strong emotional response: two key components that contribute to driving real world sales.” Researchers also examined short form video, to see how it performed in DOOH environments compared to online. The results indicated that short-form online video content elicited higher levels of response when delivered via a full motion DOOH screen and delivered more peaks of branded memory response.   They concluded that the presence of full motion DOOH alongside an online campaign gives opportunities to positively prime the brain to respond strongly to content when seen subsequently in an online context. “Full motion DOOH is a growing delivery vehicle for short-form video content, but the study shows that it primes the brain to respond more strongly when the same content is viewed online. Which means online video campaigns will perform better if full motion DOOH is included in the media plan,” continued Haines. Fieldwork was carried out in Manchester, with more than 100 participants. They walked passed 3 static and full motion displays for brands including New Look, Netflix, Warburtons, Pixar, Tag Heuer and Gucci. In a study room, they then watched a film of what they have just seen, with headsets recording their brain responses to content on the displays.

vrijdag 17 november 2017

EXISDANCE - Real time tracking & Projection mapping.

Born from collaboration between Panasonic and the creative studio P.I.C.S., “EXISDANCE” represents a new step in real-time projection mapping. Japanese Director Hayato Ando teamed up with the Japanese Dancer Kikky (Missy Elliot, World order) and French Engineer Paul Lacroix (OMOTE, Face Hacking). He wanted to express the creation of something originating from the movements of the dance.“EXISDANCE” is a stunning performance revealing the future of live stage projection mapping.

Eight — Multimedia Performance.

Performance “8” is a complete story told on multiple layers with dance, music, video-projection and scenography. Even case study video became a standalone work, shot with a long take during rehearsals. The stage was designed to evolve and transform during the performance. The performance was produced by DreamLaser (

donderdag 16 november 2017

Rockettes Christmas Spectacular in New York.

This teaser was used to promote the new LED projections at Radio City Music Hall as seen in the Rockettes’ Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

woensdag 15 november 2017

Taiwan's ITRI to build a pilot line for micro-LED VR displays.

Taiwan's Electronic and Optoelectronic System Research Laboratories (EOSRL, part of ITRI) has launched a project that aims to develop Micro-LED displays for large-area signage indoor displays.

According to a new report from Taiwan, EOSRL's new line, which will begin operation in Q3 2018, will be also used to produce small displays for VR applications. EOSRL reveals that the pilot line is already able to handle 2500 (50x50) chips per transfer, and by the time it is ready it will be able to handle 100,000 chips (100x100).

VR is indeed a very interesting application for Micro-LED displays. In October 2016 Facebook's Oculus announced that it as acquired InfiniLED, a Micro-LED display developer based in Ireland. Oculus plans for InfiniLED's display solutions was not stated, but it is likely that Oculus is interested in next-generation VR displays.

maandag 13 november 2017

Shiftwear Sneakers.

Shiftwear sneakers enable users to change the design of the flexible screen through an app. Giving them full control over what they choose to display and the power to change their style as often as they choose. The product includes walk to charge technology enabling users to walk all day while powering up their sneakers, the latest Wifi/ bluetooth connectivity and multiple sensors including an accelerometer & gyroscope, that allow users to interact with their sneakers in multiple ways.

Available for pre-order now, be one of the first in the world to wear them.

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How to make your LED ticker unique.

You have a cool one of a kind space. You have already installed a video wall or LCD screen to communicate with your audience. Now you are considering a Ticker but you are looking for ideas on how to make your LED Ticker unique. The primary objective of the Ticker is to get people to stop and say “that’s cool”. It is really a branding fixture that lets you stream Twitter feeds, headline news, sports scores, and stock quotes to entertain people. The constant flow of a LED Ticker display has a mesmerizing effect.

Extend you Ticker to any length.
Follow the contour of your walls or bend around a corner.
Design it as a circle.
Rotate the display to go vertically.

Your Ticker is best when planned into your space, not an afterthought. When planning, look at areas that are highly visible or have curved surfaces. By molding a ticker into your architecture you can create that one of a kind experience that makes your bank, lobby, or bar different from your competition down the street.


zaterdag 11 november 2017

Mastercard Eyes the Future of Retail with AR.

The concept is being demo’d at a payments trade show two weeks ago in Las Vegas by the credit card company.

Says a press release:

Mastercard unveiled an augmented reality shopping experience today that for the first time incorporates Masterpass and Identity Check Mobile with iris authentication for safe and seamless payments.  Developed with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, and ODG (Osterhout Design Group), it delivers photorealistic augmented reality and provides consumers the ultimate customized, security-focused shopping experience.

Augmented reality has the potential to reshape the retail environment, making it more immersive and efficient. This new AR experience from Mastercard will not only let shoppers view digital representations of products before they commit to a purchase, but also learn more about what they are buying, see additional options not available in the physical location and get instant recommendations or other information relevant to their unique experience. When done shopping, users can pay for items using Masterpass, which will first authenticate the user’s iris using Qualcomm Technologies’ iris authentication. The shopper then selects a card from their Masterpass-enabled wallet and completes the purchase by selecting the Masterpass button on the screen. Items can be taken home from the store or shipped, depending on availability.

“At Mastercard, we are seeing major shifts in how commerce is conducted, as people lead increasingly connected, digital lifestyles,” said Sherri Haymond, executive vice president, Digital Partnerships, Mastercard. “As the physical and digital worlds blend together, we are focused on developing solutions that provide merchants with the ability to accept payments across all technology platforms possible—in-store, in-app, online, and in AR and VR—to help drive how people will experience shopping and payments in the future.”

vrijdag 10 november 2017

Unseen Stars” at Grand Central Terminal

Working with GE and advertising firm BBDO, Obscura projected animations and images of twelve women scientists on the ceiling of New York's Grand Central Terminal in celebration of their work.

From Obscura Digital

donderdag 9 november 2017

woensdag 8 november 2017

eGlass Animation & Projection System.

Obscura has developed a system to animate and project digital media on "pixelated" panes of eGlass.

 from Obscura Digital

dinsdag 7 november 2017

Digital Vegetables Party.

Taking the place of Tokyo Designers Week, the annual Design Touch exhibition is a free showcase of the some of the most innovative art installations in Japan, and 2017 marks the event’s 11th year at Tokyo Midtown — a 569,000-square-meter and $3 billion-dollar mixed-use development in Akasaka. Digital Vegetables, the exhibit/event that seems to be getting the most attention, is the brainchild of a big data, VR and IoT digital design company simply dubbed Party, and it’s essentially the coolest greenhouse anyone’s ever seen.

This functional plant shelter is not only lined with countless LEDs flickering bright and brilliant colors across Tokyo Midtown’s garden space, but it also involves touch capability and audio flourishes for a harmonious mash-up of nature and modern technology. Upon interaction, each of the greenhouse’s seven vegetable offerings triggers a different noise, rendered by mingling natural sounds like rustling leaves with melodic instruments from the orchestral palette. For example, cabbages trigger oboes, tomatoes prompt the violins, carrots trigger trumpets and so on thanks to the project’s Sound Designer Ray Kunimoto. During daylight hours, Digital Vegetables sheds its nightclub vibe and reverts back to being a mild-mannered and practical greenhouse, but after dark, it transforms into an immersive, interactive and simultaneously whimsical monument to civic beauty.  

While this dazzling display of light emitting diodes in an unconventional environment doesn’t involve any actual digital displays or signage, it does feature a smart and synergistic combination of audio, immersion and touch capability, implemented in a way that could be considered a riff on dayparting. And perhaps we don’t talk or write enough about the auditory aspects of digital and LED installations. When appropriate for the project and its deployment (like Digital Vegetables), its use can be the keystone and/or x-factor that brings everything together into a cohesive whole.

Digital Vegetables was running through November 5, 2017.


Canada’s largest.

Cadillac Fairview (CF) has combined two adjacent outdoor screens at the Toronto Eaton Centre (TEC) to create a single, 785-m2 (8,454-sf) digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising space, managed by Branded Cities Canada.

Clear Channel Outdoor Canada (CCOC), Branded Cities’ predecessor, launched the two 27.4 x 13.7-m (90 x 45-ft) ‘digital tower’ screens in September 2016. With CF’s addition of a bullnose to unify them, the tower is now Canada’s largest single digital display.

In fact, it is 45 per cent bigger than the second-largest, a 540-m2 (5,820-sf) screen on the nearby Atrium on Bay (AOB) media tower. Both face Toronto’s bustling Yonge-Dundas Square, which sees 146,000 daily visitors.

maandag 6 november 2017

The customer satisfaction kiosks.

ZeroCater, a catering services provider, takes a unique approach to catering that includes customer satisfaction kiosks. The company, launched in 2009, partners with multiple foodservice providers to manage its customers' catering and foodservice needs. While the company's goal is to provide work sites with the best possible catering and foodservice, it relies on technology to assemble a team of local foodservice providers and creates a menu that best meets the needs of the customer's employees.  The kiosk comes into play in enabling ZeroCater and its customer to get a fast and thorough sense of employee perception of the food. ZeroCater leases the customer satisfaction terminals from the technology provider, HappyOrNot, and uses the software on a subscription basis.

More information here

The kiosk provides data that allows ZeroCater to analyze customer satisfaction levels.

Multimedia projection “Fátima-Tempo de Luz” Portugal

The Basilica of Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Fátima hosted the multimedia project "Fátima-Tiempo de Luz" prepared by ACCIONA Producciones y Disiño on 12, 13 and 14 October 2017. Demonstration projection mapping, light effects and original movie soundtrack. More than 300,000 people lived. In addition, the projection has been broadcast live on three Portuguese public television channels and various online channels via broadcast services, reaching a total of one million. The most important historical and spiritual symbols of the image of Mother Mary in Cova de Iria and the development of this earth in the last hundred years on seven different scenes expressed in seven different scenes in the spectacle of the show are the experience of thousands of pilgrims visiting this Sacred Area every year . Approximately 3,100 m2, 22 projectors were used for projection on the basilica ceiling, with a total power of 580,000 lumens and a resolution of 15,900 pixels. Also, the total installed power of the show is 137,200 watts sound and 16,800 watts lighting level.

zaterdag 4 november 2017

Video mapping on Berlin Cathedral, Festival of Lights 2017

Between 6th and 15th of October we had the honour to be selected at one of the biggest festivals of the genre, Festival of Lights Berlin. The theme of this year's contest for the Berliner Dom was "Creating Tomorrow", and through our project, STARDUST, we wanted to emphasize that mankind could evolve to become a stellar civilization that will make the best use of solar energy.


donderdag 2 november 2017

woensdag 1 november 2017

Here are BOE Display's latest flexible and foldable AMOLED display prototypes.

Last week BOE Display held an official ceremony during which it demonstrated its first batch of flexible OLED panels made at its new B7 6-Gen OLED fab in Chengdu. China Daily posted the video you see below showing the panels on display.

At the video you can see a foldable AMOLED prototype, a flexible display in an edge-type design, a design that seems similar to the one used in Apple's iPhone X and finally several curved OLED prototypes.The production line is built by BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd. This also means that China AMOLED flexible screen is expected to break the monopoly of Korean companies. BOE delivered samples to representatives from Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi and others Chinese phone makers - although its not clear whether any of these are already acquiring panels. The first panels produced by BOE are 5.5" in size with a resolution of 1440x2560 (QHD) - these are smartphone panels that will be adopted in an edge-type configuration. BOE says that its production line is highly automated, and BOE's panels come with a touch layer already laminated. The whole panel is just 0.03 mm thick.