donderdag 31 januari 2013

Integrated Systems Europe closed.

ICEurope 2013

Proud and Thanks  that we could organize such a great event here in the Netherlands / Amsterdam.

woensdag 30 januari 2013

Floating Video Wall.

Our assignment was to built a video wall, without the use of a wall to mount it.  It was very simple for the architect to draw 3 poles that the displays would mount to, but a much different situation to make it happen.
Since we were using Samsung LED video wall displays, the bezels were only 5mm.  This narrow bezel dictates that micro adjustable video wall mounts would be required.  We solved this dilemma by using parts from 2 of Chief Manufacturing’s video wall carts.  By modifying the square poles and the base, we were able to create long enough poles to be secured at the floor and above the suspended ceiling.
With the help of the Sierra Multi-Window processor, were were able to achieve beautiful high resolution images, with complete flexibility of content, window and sizes.
Located at the world renowned Center for Urology and Robotics Institute, this video wall is used for the waiting room during the day, and as a presentation and meeting environment in the evening.

Below is the video taken at the Grand Opening of the Winter Haven Robotics Institute and Urology Center.  

dinsdag 29 januari 2013

The new Christie® WeatherAll Series of LCD outdoor flat panels makes its global debut at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show in Amsterdam, Netherlands on January 29, setting the standard for outdoor LED-backlit LCD technology. Rugged and versatile, the first of the WeatherAll Series is the 55-inch Christie FHD551-W, a professional grade full HD (1920 x 1080 resolution) solution designed to perform in a wide range of applications including outdoor sporting venues, outdoor live events, architectural applications, entertainment parks, public displays, the hospitality and resort industry, transportation services, and numerous other outdoor environments not typically applicable with standard LCD panels.

The Christie FHD551-W features optically bonded glass for increased protection against harsh impacts and scratches in public display environments while enhancing viewability in outdoor venues by reducing reflection. It is designed to provide high contrast ratio, rich vibrant colors, and superior brightness to overcome high ambient light — making it perfect for outdoor use.

Wayfinding and information touch kiosks in Atlantis mall (Nantes, France).

With the opening of its new extension, the Atlantis mall now offers 145 stores and 40 restaurants. On this occasion, the mall was equipped with 7 ViaDirect touch directories, with the latest features of the software: multitouch browsing, cinema sessions, job offers, promotions and events, improvements of the 3D rendering of the route, promotions sent by SMS, sharing of map and promotions on social medias, ...
The Atlantis mall has entrusted L’île des Médias, publisher of ViaDirect with the complete implementation of the solution: support of the kiosk designer and manufacturer, choice & integration of the hardware and maintenance of the kiosks.
The installation is the first one to use the new hardware set certified with the ViaDirect solution, that enables extra slim kiosks: ultra small form factor PC, HD LED display, optical multitouch frame.
The many additional features of this installation allows us to show our expertise in the full integration of real-time information feeds from third-party information systems, via Web Services for a seamless integration within the application.
Below you will find pictures of the installation that consists of 4 vertical totems and a large reception desk with three 40” screens. These pictures are followed by screenshots of the software, showing the different features deployed.

zaterdag 26 januari 2013

Skype Station.

Adtech, an Estonia-based company, has designed kiosks that facilitate video calls but also serve as a marketing platform for deployers.

The stations are easy to use, prompting callers to log into their Skype accounts when they enter the booths.

donderdag 24 januari 2013

ledtechnologie van Barco


Veel grote events en locaties brengen hun boodschap tot leven met de leds van Barco LiveDots. De dochteronderneming van visualisatiebedrijf Barco is ook aanwezig op ISE, eind januari in Amsterdam.

De LiveDots productportfolio bestaat uit vier platformen (X-, C-, T- en V-serie) die elk een eigen oplossing aanreiken, overeenkomstig het budget en de wensen van de klant. Terwijl de X-serie staat voor onbetwistbaar hoge kwaliteit, robuustheid en betrouwbaarheid, omvat de C-reeks een aantal flexibele lichtgewichtoplossingen voor een aantrekkelijke prijs. De T-leds zijn ideaal voor het zware en vaste outdoor werk, 24/7. De recent gelanceerde V-serie is een kwalitatief en toch budgetvriendelijk alternatief die vooral geschikt is voor toepassingen rond branding, advertising en sport, aldus LiveDots.

Digital City Posters

Sinds dit jaar biedt Barco LiveDots de Digital City Posters (DCP) aan: led advertising displays die een balans bieden tussen helderheid, contrast en scherpe kleuren. De courante uitvoering omvat twee formaten (6,74 en 8 m²), maar is op aanvraag beschikbaar in een landschap- en portretmodel (tussen de 2 en 12 m²).


Om de creatieve mogelijkheden van zijn producten naar een hoger niveau te brengen, bracht LiveDots ook de FLX-reeks uit: een flexibele ledoplossing met individuele pixel pods van 24 en 60 mm doorsnede. Met FLX zijn ontwerpers niet langer gebonden aan een vaste structuur van een klassiek concept.

MultiTaction multi-user, multitouch display solutions.


Helsinki, Finland-based touch display manufacturer MultiTouch Ltd. showed off its MultiTaction multi-user, multitouch display solutions and "enriched reality technology" at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

"Multi-user multitouch experiences are now part of the lexicon for designers and developers worldwide, and our booth at CES 2012 displays concept implementations of multitouch applications that explore a wide range of possibilities using our products," MultiTouch Americas GM Timo Korpela said in an announcement about the company's participation at CES. "We want to spark a greater level of ideation from the creative community with our new line of MultiTaction Cell products, and these demos characterize just a few of the myriad concepts that we believe will gain greater adoption in the coming year."

A show representative for the company, Whitney Green, showed off the technology for Digital Signage Today in an interview from the show floor — during which she demonstrated the unlimited touchpoints and enriched reality capabilities that allowed the touch wall to interact with other physical objects.

woensdag 23 januari 2013

3D Mapping Makes Building in Los Angeles Disappear.

The Pearl Media and Creative i agencies created an impressive 3D mapping event for (CoStar Group), a commercial real estate listing website.
The companies visually demonstrated that ‘if a  commercial property isn’t advertised on LoopNet Premium Lister, it might as well be invisible.’ Onlookers watched as the 12-story building on W. 9th Street between S. Olive and Hill Street vanished right before their eyes.

maandag 21 januari 2013

Flexible Batteries.

Flexible devices cannot be 100% flexible until all components are flexible. The battery is one of component that occupying the most space from a device like a smartphone or a tablet after the screen. Generally a battery is rigid until the last invention from Imprint Energy which design a small and thin flexible battery using zinc instead the classical materials like lithium-ion. This type of battery is designed to stay in touch with the progress of new devices like smartphones or tablets. The capacity of battery is enough to power a working day long a mobile device.
Based on lithium the batteries cannot be flexible due to a large number of packaging that surrounding material to make it safer. To build a flexible battery the researchers create the anode from zinc, the cathode was build from metal oxide, while the electrolyte is a solid polymer allowing to travel the zinc ions between anode and cathode.

Also the researchers has some problems with zinc which used in batteries cannot be rechargeable due to the occurrence of dendrites which creates problems when the battery is charging. The problem was solved using aforementioned solid electrolyte and the result is a thinner and smaller battery.
The battery is manufactured using a screen-printing technique which working like a printer but the difference is that the printer arrange the components on a thin sheet that becomes the base of the battery. Using this technique the company can create different shapes for battery and aren’t limited by design compared with classical lithium-ion batteries.
The potential of this flexible batteries is high and for start the company can manufacturing only 100 battery units per day which is far away from mass production. No details about orders or price but I hope soon to have in my hands a 100% flexible smartphone which can be transformed in a tablet.

LG Display investeert 2,7 miljard euro in OLED-panelen.

LG Display, the leading provider of liquid crystal displays (LCDs), is now preparing an all-out effort to extend its dominance to the new world of digital displays shaped by organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs).

The company is to spend 3.8 trillion won (about $3.6 billion) this year on adding facilities and improving technologies with the predominant focus on improving its capabilities for OLED screens, becoming conventional in smaller devices like smartphones and tablets and beginning to appear in larger products like televisions.

OLED screens provide a stunning upgrade in picture quality and power consumption compared to conventional LCDs.

High costs and difficulty in mass production have been slowing their adaption in televisions, but major electronics makers like Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and Sony believe they will see a breakthrough on this front this year.

LG Display, narrowly above Samsung Electronics in the global market share, is eager to exploit the boost in demand. The company has no plans to add to its existing LCD lines in Gumi and Paju.

``Of our investment budget, OLEDs will take up the biggest slice of money, followed by research for flexible displays and oxide-based LCD technologies,’’

zaterdag 19 januari 2013

Daktronics of Brookings, S.D., was the technology partner that Barclays Center and Brooklyn Nets selected to introduce one of the largest arena video display installations when the venue in Atlantic Yards opened its doors to sports fans and concert goers last fall.

Daktronics To Purchase Belgium Display Manufacturer.

Daktronics, based in Brookings, South Dakota, has made an agreement to purchase OPEN Out-of-Home Solutions, a privately-owned, 20-year-old Belgium company that provides light boxes and scrollers, advertising signs, and billboard advertising displays to third-party advertising companies.

Under the agreement, Daktronics will acquire a modern 40,000-square-foot facility with office and manufacturing space. Have a manufacturing facility in Europe will allow Daktronics to better serve the Europe/Eurasia TPA market with competitive pricing and delivery.

donderdag 17 januari 2013

Telemedicine // Beeldzorg.

According to information from the Rubbermaid Healthcare Telemedicine website, the cart supports high definition video teleconferencing, a plug and play I/O panel, platform computing, and is white board capable. The touchscreen has annotation capabilities.

For more information, view the following video and also see the Rubbermaid Telemedicine Resources site.

Curvy OLEDs - The Next Trend ??

Both Samsung and LG claim to have brought "the world's first curved OLED TV" to CES 2013.

The curved OLED TVs are both 55" displays that appear concave when viewed from the front and even more bent from the sides. Apparently the shape improves on viewing angles, even if an over-enthusiastic Samsung PR describes it as "IMAX-like" (never mind IMAX screens measure around 70 feet/21 meters).

Being OLED displays, both curved TVs benefit from deeper blacks and impressively crisp colors, with the LG's offering (EA9800) also boasting Cinema 3D support.

Neither Samsung nor LG give price points or even release dates for the curvy OLEDs, but expect more details should CES 2013 drum up enough industry interest in the technology.

Here is LG's:

Here is Samsung's:

woensdag 16 januari 2013

Laptop - Tablet kiosk.

Drexel University sophomore Hyo Jung Cha needed to listen to audio clips for her Japanese class on Thursday afternoon but didn't feel like lugging her laptop to the school's Hagerty Library.
So she decided to use the library's newest addition - a laptop kiosk. Students swipe their identification card at the 24-hour kiosk and out pops a shiny silver MacBook, which they can use free for up to five hours.
Drexel reports it is the first school in the area to dispense computers via the kiosk, designed to give students access to laptops more easily and after the circulation desk is closed for the night.

Texas-based LaptopsAnytime provided the kiosk to the university, which is one of only two schools on the East Coast to house one of the machines.
The kiosks cost $12,000 to $30,000, depending on size.

dinsdag 15 januari 2013

Hidden Potential.

The C SEED 201 packs its ultra powerful technology into a rigorously streamlined aesthetic designed by Porsche Design Studio, a leader in European industrial design. Simplicity of form, durable high-grade materials and impeccable workmanship are combined in an austerely imposing installation. When the C SEED 201 unfolds its monumental black panels, its environment is immediately transformed into a stunning sculpture garden.

The kinematics of the TV

Seven LED panels unfold in 25 seconds to create a seamless display.

maandag 14 januari 2013

The Presenter touch wall.

The Presenter touch wall has a massive 65" LED LCD HD display supporting 32+ touch points. It has an integrated i7 computer with a discrete GPU for amazing graphic performance; all inside a tough aluminum frame.

more information here


Tussen keulen en Aken staat in Duitsland langs de snelweg A4 een uit blokken opgebouwde robot van 36 meter hoog. De volledig in staal opgebouwde robot vertoont meerder technische snufjes. Waaronder een gevelbekleding voorzien van LED licht. Dit bouwwerk staat op deze plaats symbool voor de overgang van het industriële tijdperk naar het mediatijdperk, aldus Maurer United Architects.

zondag 13 januari 2013

zaterdag 12 januari 2013

Hi-tech louncher.

The hi-tech loungers have added a whole new meaning to lounging around by embedding multimedia abilities with relaxation features. The latest addition in the list is "Amniosense" chaise lounger by two designers, Paolo De Lucchi and Emanuele Rodella. The luxury lounger packs in hi-end electrostatic loudspeakers for the mid-high frequency and a cylindrical subwoofer for mid-low frequency, and a touchscreen LCD panel to control the audio system, video and LED lighting. And you can connect it to your iPod and Wi-Fi to play your favorite music.

vrijdag 11 januari 2013

Audi e-bike boasts on-board computer with touchscreen display.

Combining the Audi brand’s fundamental competences like the exclusive design, ultra, connect and e-tron, the Audi’s e-bike Wörthersee looks futuristic at the very first glance, which explores the greatest extent of what is technically feasible in terms of lightweight construction, electric mobility, and design. However, we have earlier seen some of the finest e-bikes like the M55 e-bike Terminus Royal edition, Panasonic’s e-bike with LCD monitor and the world’s first e-bike, and now, it’s the time to see the Audi’s e-bike Wörthersee, which is neither a conventional bike nor a pedelec, but is best described as Audi’s high-end pedelec made for fun, tricks and sports.

donderdag 10 januari 2013

Chinese cave temple comes ALIVE.

The BBC reports on how 3D recreation projection can be even better than the real thing. "When you show this to an academic they go into a swoon, because as a tool for actually looking at the painting, it's extraordinarily powerful," says Mr Jeffrey Shaw with the School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong, responsible for the ALIVE project in Washington DC.

A striking and engaging 360-degree projection uses projectiondesign F10 AS3D stereoscopic projectors to incorporate virtual reality to transport viewers to the Buddhist caves of Dunhuang, China, known as the Mogao Grottoes or the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas. The immersive multimedia installation replicates a Chinese cave temple built over 1,300 years ago and was opened to visitors at the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C during the first week of December 2012. The Mogau Grottoes are a Unesco World Heritage Site and represent the greatest collection of Buddhist art from the 4th to the 14th Century AD. The digital reconstructions give the viewer an alternative and very strong experience of the caves without damaging the fragile sites.

More information here

woensdag 9 januari 2013

CES 2013-First Look Consumer Electronic Show 2013.

First Look at CES 2013 Las Vegas Consumer Electronic Show!
Highlights 2013 4k Oled Tv,Samsung Galaxy S 4!Sony xperia z!

Live gestreamd op 4 jan 2013
Mashable staffers hung out with CEA president Gary Shapiro to discuss some of the biggest trends and tech releases of CES 2013.

Samsung CES 2013 Press Conference

dinsdag 8 januari 2013

Activated by Hanger Shows Model Wearing the Clothes.

Here we see an example of digital signage activated by removing the hanger from the rack below the screen:

What I like about it is the interruption of the screen above the rack. The onset of motion forces the consumer to look up. What I don’t like is what you hear the Shinsuke Sato from Ceno explain:

“Customers’ first reaction is,’what is this?’ There are hangers and monitors, and many people don’t understand it. When our staff demonstrate, they are surprised…” The video then goes on to say that “…the response from customers has been positive, and customers are enjoying the experience of picking up the hangers.”

If digital signage is disruptive, it should be intuitive. If customers have to ask why it’s happening, or if salespeople need to explain it, the experience is diminished. This becomes more of a curiosity than a experiential value-add.
However, this is an interesting idea. I can see clothing retailers putting these on the self-standing racks in the middle of stores. Imagine these on the show floor. All the screens working together to create an experience that the consumer can control.

maandag 7 januari 2013

Android digital signage, media player.

Reality Interactive recently launched a new Android-based digital signage content management solution that it says offers basic functionality at a basic price point.
The new bitSHUTTLE player is an Android box that allows for remote monitoring and management of digital signage content, according to RI CEO Craig Martin.
"It's a very cost-effective way to deliver video and stills to retailers and brands at the point of purchase," he said in an interview at the fall Customer Engagement Technology World show in New York City in November.
Martin also talked about the trend he sees in media player solutions toward increasing complexity and increasing cost. Some companies, his own included, are reacting by trying to fill the niche left open for cheaper, less complex solutions that can be run by marketers rather than IT professionals.

LG Ultra Wide IPS-monitor.


De LG Ultra Wide IPS-monitor wordt op de komende CES in Las Vegas gepresenteerd. De Ultra Wide IPS-monitor EA93 is volgens de fabrikant de eerste 21:9 breedbeeld IPS-monitor en is nu al in Nederland en België verkrijgbaar. Het scherm van de Ultra Wide monitor is bijna net zo breed als twee losse schermen die naast elkaar staan geplaatst.

Via de 4-split-screen functie kan met de LG Ultra Wide IPS-monitor eenvoudig op meerdere split-schermen tegelijk worden gewerkt. Ideaal voor de digitale multi-tasker en thuiswerker anno 2013. Zo kan je met de LG IPS Ultra Wide monitor terwijl je aan het werk bent op het zelfde moment je e-mail, Twitter en Facebook in de gaten houden, zónder dat je de verschillende schermen steeds hoeft weg te klikken. Deze monitor heeft een resolutie van 2560 x 1080 beeldpunten.

WiDi en Miracast in nieuwe toestellen LG.


De nieuwe lijn HDTV's van LG krijgen ondersteuning voor de draadloze streamingtechnieken WiDi en Miracast. Ook NFC wordt aan de lijst van mogelijkheden toegevoegd, zij het nog wel in de vorm van een NFC sticker. Daarmee kan via een smartphone direct met het tv toestel worden gecommuniceerd. De televisies met ARM chiptechnologie worden verder geleverd met nieuwste versie van de Magic Remote afstandbediening (inclusief spraakherkenning). De grafische prestaties zouden flink verbeterd zijn. Het nieuwe design wordt gekenmerkt door smallere bezels en door de nieuwe voet, die Magic Stand heet. De toestellen zullen deze week te zien zijn op CES in Las Vegas.

vrijdag 4 januari 2013

Audi: An Urban Mobility Future Installation.

In a 190m2 three-dimensional LED surface stands the Audi Urban Future Concept with the upcoming A2. The dynamic surface demonstrates how the future of connected cars will automatically interact with the typical city infrastructure of tomorrow.

The installation features a real-time graphics engine and the tracking software, which receives live input from 11 Xbox Kinect cameras mounted high above the area, with the cameras capturing the movement of the visitors in real time and process them into patterns of dynamic movement displayed on the LED surface. What this does, is essentially demonstrate how the Audi concept will be able to interact and navigate challenges autonomously in the future.

donderdag 3 januari 2013

Firewall – The Interactive, Stretchy Touch Screen.

Now touch screens can get all bendy stretchy!

Firewall is an interactive installation, a seemingly normal wall that is actually a stretched spandex surface which acts as a membrane interface sensitive to depth. People can push, touch, move and create fire-like visuals dynamically depending on the speed, pressure, depth and movement of the interaction with the spandex surface. On top of that, each membrane movement is synced with sound to complete the experience.

IBM says computers will be able to help us in with sensory capabilities. With something like this, it’s easy to see how the digital world is getting closer to the real world every day.

woensdag 2 januari 2013