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.

More information Here

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.

More information here

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!

dinsdag 13 maart 2018

AirMAGICBOX 3D Indoor LED Display.


This library is a book lover's dream come true.

When technology meets modern architecture, the result is this magnificent Tianjin Binhai Library in China that shelves 1.2 million books. You Can Climb A 'Book Mountain' In This Gigantic Library.

maandag 12 maart 2018

The largest light and sound show on a single building measures 109,252 m²

Largest light and sound show on a single building

The largest light and sound show on a single building measures 109,252 m² (1,175,978 ft²), was staged on the Burj Khalifa Tower, Dubai, and was achieved by Emaar Properties PJSC (UAE) in Dubai, UAE, on 1 January 2018.

The light and sound show was displayed on the Burj Khalifa Tower as part of a New Year's Eve show that combined lighting, lasers, an LED screen, sound and fountains.

Dubai VR theme park features curved LED entrance display.

Source; www.avinteractive.com
UAE digital display specialist Pixcom Technologies has provided a curved LED entrance display and LED tunnel for the Dubai Mall VR park opened by Emaar Entertainment.

A VR theme park has opened at a shopping centre in Dubai, featuring a curved LED entrance display and an immersive LED tunnel from UAE digital display specialist Pixcom. A first-of-its-kind attraction for the Middle East, the 7,000 sqm Dubai Mall VR Park has been opened by Emaar Entertainment.

Set across two levels of the Dubai mall and focusing on the concept of Shared Escapism, the attractions offer a multi-player experience that allows visitors to interact with one another and share the experience with family and friends. The attraction is designed to ‘Challenge Reality’, blurring the lines between perception and reality through unforgettable and mind-blowing experiences.

The entrance LED display showcases Dubai downtown buildings through day and night while the LED tunnel leads visitors to 75,000 sq ft of park space. The space combines augmented reality, virtual reality and experiential attractions and game-changing experiences, spanning wholly immersive rides and interactive video games – including an indoor rollercoaster.

“Pixcom has successfully revolutionised the digital display landscape in Dubai and once again we are thrilled to be part of the VR Park by Emaar Entertainment where we will welcome visitors all over the world with our state-of-art curved LED display innovation,” said Shihas Kizhisseri, CEO of Pixcom Technologies.

vrijdag 9 maart 2018

Wanted !

We now have made the world where he could hide a very, very small place,” said Edward Hanko, the FBI special agent in charge of its Philadelphia office.

Remarkable for its staying power, the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list remains relevant and effective because it morphed into whatever media can reach the next tipster. The multi-media goal is to empower the public to “make the world smaller” for those on the run.

donderdag 8 maart 2018

Across From Where.


Semi-obscured figures sail across an expansive void to an unknown destination in search of something better than nothing. Produced using Lumen, Signal Culture’s Sssscan program and a custom mixing setup in VDMX. Music: “Flow” by Production Unit Xero from the album “Man and His Symbols” on ENDE records - https://goo.gl/6YuvvV

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woensdag 7 maart 2018

Giant Screens.

Here is a vieuw of all three displays with the forest scene at Circa in downtown LA. The design of both concave and convex radii on the displays really creates an interesting canvas for creative content. These displays are all 10 mm Products manufactured by Sansi and the quality and installation looks phenomenal.


maandag 5 maart 2018

Railwave. Light & Sound @ Chartres en Lumières.

Railwave is a site-specific installation, held during the 15th fête de la lumière in Chartres, France. A light and sound intervention on the "Marché aux légumes", an art nouveau iron structure which is still used as a weekly food market. This architectural space is intervened with LED profiles which augment the perception of the structure, and with a multichannel audio setup which spatialices sound in a realistic manner.

Railwave presents an audiovisual metaphor of a train travel. Moving the audience from departure station until the final destination, light and multichannel sound is used to re-create a set of different worlds. In this futuristic trip through abstract landscapes, auditory and visual perspective effects make the audience travel without moving.

+info: playmodes.com/home/railwave/

Sensape Chimp - Your Digital Promoter.

Sensape Chimp is a digital signage system with artificial perception. He reacts on his environment and interacts with passersby. Thereby Chimp activates people of all age groups.

From Sensape

CHIMP IS MEMORABLE Chimp captures the moment with his users. Viewers just press a buzzer to print their personal chimp moment.

They simply take their photo with them and attach it to their Fridge. With your message and your advertisement.

Chimps Photobooth feature is easy and intuitive. You mount it just a few steps. Wherever you want.

zondag 4 maart 2018

The world’s largest mobile LED screen

Smart AV has become the exclusive UK distributor of the world’s largest mobile screen from HD LEDShine.

The mobile LED screen aperture measures 144 square metres, has a 360-degree rotation for wider viewing and can be set up in an hour for outdoor events. The LED screen is 16 metres wide and 9 metres high, with nearly 4K resolution across its more than 6 million pixels. The screen also offers perfect contrast and a clean base (without a truck underneath)

Until the HD LEDShine mobile screen came to market, the largest screen (without losing the 16:9 configuration) was 100m² and had a huge truck underneath.

Belgium-based company HD LEDShine is to launch the screen internationally at Pro Light + Sound in Frankfurt on 10 April.

“We are excited to work with HD LEDShine as the exclusive UK partner, to bring this world-record screen to our clients,” said Darren Poultney, CEO of Smart AV. “The screen is a game changer as it will open up LED as a roll-in, roll-out LED solution with 4K resolution for events. Our mission at Smart AV is to continue to deliver the latest technology at the highest quality and this solution embodies all of those key values.”

Tony Winter, CEO of HD LEDShine, said: “Our company tries to push the boundaries of the impossible on a daily basis. Until now, we were told 120m² was the absolute limit or the screen couldn’t be transported properly any more, but we were able to create a larger solution that still retains high quality.”

Following the launch at Pro Light + Sound a second event will also allow audiences to view the screen at the HD LEDShine headquarters in Belgium on 19 April.

vrijdag 2 maart 2018

VNTANA Hologram Concierge


How does the Hologram Concierge work?
  • The consumer stands in front of the hologram display and the concierge greets them with a custom message.
  • The consumer asks a question, the hologram listens and immediately responds appropriately.
  • The system uses facial recognition to track consumer data and record the conversation to determine product preferences.

This latest visualization of an AI personality is just a stepping stone for how brands can further customize a consumer's experience in a fun interactive format.  Sentiment analysis will be available post-launch to help identify distressed customers which can then be rerouted to the best suited responders. 
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Retail AR App Has Wine Bottles Talking To You.

This is a really interesting use of augmented reality in a retail setting – wine bottles that talk to you and relate a story about the brand. In this case, it is for the Aussie wine brand 19 Crimes (hmmm, pretty sure I have a bottle of that aging downstairs). Point app-enabled smartphone screen at the face on the label, and it starts talking. I don’t think a whole pile of wine products have faces on them, but certainly there’s a healthy number of consumer products out there with animated people or animal characters.

donderdag 1 maart 2018

Panoramic Film at Frank­furt Air­port.

In­for­ma­tion and video art are com­bined to a cin­e­matic in­stal­la­tion at Gate B at Frank­furt Air­port, of­fer­ing a spa­tial and vi­sual ex­pe­ri­ence to the pas­sen­gers. A 60-minute film was cre­ated by ART+COM Stu­dios es­pe­cially for the 21m wide and curved LED in­stal­la­tion.

The film com­pu­ta­tion­ally in­ter­weaves mov­ing im­ages recorded at seven re­mote des­ti­na­tions which are ap­proached from Gate B with im­ages shot at the air­port. These re­veal the com­plex­ity of every­day op­er­a­tions at the air­port. The videos were recorded with a spe­cial cam­era sys­tem de­vel­oped by us.

The 30-second video shows excepts of the 1-hour film.