zaterdag 30 augustus 2014

vrijdag 29 augustus 2014

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donderdag 28 augustus 2014

SF Public Utilities Commission.

When SFPUC remodeled their lobby, they saw an opportunity to create an educational art piece as outreach to the San Francisco community. Obscura’s technology and creative vision made the piece a successful installation.
The Digital Arts Panorama stands four feet tall and spans 58 feet. It features live data, graphic visualizations, an interactive platform, and ambient music. The installation turns the building’s lobby into a real-time dashboard with updates on the Commission’s activity and the performance of their LEED Platinum-certified headquarters. Gesture-controlled real-time news populates the screen as visitors interact with the dynamic, intelligent system.
Obscura’s motion-responsive visuals and sound effects for the installation include “Snowfall to Outfall”, “Media Stream”, “Dashboard”, and “Interactive Art Mode”. Each provides an educational, entertaining experience and offers glimpses into SFPUC’s future plans.

Projected 3D images float in space with spheree.


Three-dimensional projection inside a sphere has been used to create the illusion of objects floating within a globe. The system, called Spheree, also supports interaction with the objects and allows viewers to view multiple angles from different points around the display. It was developed by researchers at the University of São Paulo, in Brazil, and University of British Columbia, in Canada.

Spheree uses calibrated pico-projectors to create a seamless rear-projected display within a spherical display surface. The system automatically calibrates and blends the projectors using a standard webcam.

Optical tracking supports head-coupled rendering to provide motion parallax-based 3D depth cues and Spheree supports direct interaction techniques. It can be used as a design tool with the ability to modify existing models via a 3D interaction interface on the sphere.

Final models can be exported or printed on a 3D printer. Spheree is scalable and can use larger projectors for a larger display. The research team has tested a 20-in diameter, eight pico-projector unit as well as a 7-in four pico-projector option.

woensdag 27 augustus 2014

Nike creates LED motion-tracking basketball court.

Nike's House of Mamba basketball court

LEDs are being phased into use everywhere from living rooms to offices to car headlights to street-lighting. Whilst these uses are practical, for something a little more exciting we can look to Nike. Its House of Mamba basketball court uses an LED surface for graphics, video and player-tracking.
This is not the first time LEDs have been employed for use in sports courts. Both the LEDSSPORT Pulastic LED Court and the ASB GlassFloor use LEDs to provide court markings. Different sets of markings can be easily switched between, and it avoids the need for a multicolored clutter of lines being printed on the court surface. The House of Mamba court, however, is somewhat more advanced.
The court was created by AKQA, Rhizomatiks and WiSpark as part of theNike Rise basketball contest and reality show based in China. Shortlisted contestants were mentored by LeBron James and Kobe Bryant before a selected group contested in a final match and the chance to participate in the Nike World Basketball Festival this September.
The LED court is made from glass and LED flooring and has a special layer that enables it ...
The mentoring part of the show took place at the House of Mamba court in Shanghai. The court took about three months to create, from the conceptual design stage through to its fabrication and testing. It has a wooden base layer platform to provide a natural bounce, followed by a layer of over a thousand 2 x 2 ft (0.6 x 0.6 m) interlaced LED screens, a layer of thick glass on top of the screens and an adhesive basketball surface that provides bounce and grip covering the glass layer.
The court, named after Bryant's "Black Mamba" nickname, uses sensors for motion tracking, artificial intelligence and reactive LED technology to display a range of different graphics. The technology is primarily used for training purposes. LED visualizations are used to guide players through a variety of challenges and training drills. The entire playing surface can be used simulate different game scenarios or specific training exercises based on what is required at the time.
The entire playing surface can be used simulate different game scenarios or specific train...
Training exercises that the court can run include a sequence of fundamental skills drills, a test of shooting prowess from different spots on the court, dribbling drills and a defense drill using a digital defender.
The video below provides an introduction to Nike's House of Mamba LED basketball court.
Source: Nike

maandag 25 augustus 2014

Xloudia Beacon lets you call your Client by her First Name.

LM3LABS’ team is excited to announce the Xloudia Beacon, a new technology module within the Xloudia family.

Xloudia Beacon simplifies the management of iBeacon emitters in Retail, Museums and during Events. Thanks to the cloud, iBeacon emitters can be provisioned, managed, associated to specific actions, distantly and in real time.

More importantly, Xloudia Beacon links directly to other Xloudia modules like Xloudia Image Recognition, Product Recognition, Color Recognition and Xloudia TV to create a seamless experience starting from Home (with print materials like magazines or TV trailers) to the product shelf in the Shop.

Now, you can call your client by her first name and craft her a very personal experience of your brand.

Xloudia Beacon works with all BLE emitters on the market and can even federate heterogeneous deployments.

Rear Projection

De RearProjection Aslan RP 35 is een witte, zelfklevende pvc film met een zijde mat oppervlak die, als het wordt bevestigd aan de binnenzijde van een transparant oppervlak, dient als een projectievlak voor een filmprojector die niet zichtbaar is aan de zichtzijde.

Dit maakt opvallende grootformaat reclame en presentaties in tentoonstellingsruimtes mogelijk. Het zeer doorschijnende oppervlak zorgt voor schitterende reproducties van foto’s, video’s en presentaties, ook in een heldere omgeving. De rear projection film is geschikt voor alle gangbare projectoren.

Self-adhesive film for multimedia applications in shops, exhibitions, offices, malls or public buildings. The white translucent film is applied behind glass surfaces. With a projector movies are projected on the film, making it visible from outside for eye-catching and large format advertising.

De Australische BBC gebruikte Aslan zelfklevende rear projection film voor glazen oppervlakken in vier spectaculaire tv-commercials.

zaterdag 23 augustus 2014

Ready to order.


Diners can now order food without a waiter through the use of tabletop displays and integrated technology created by Ukrainian firm Kodisoft. The company wants to transform the restaurant experience so that it’s possible for someone to order their food, play interactive games with their fellow diners, see what there is to do in the locality that evening and then book a taxi to take them there – all without saying a word to a member of staff. Other ideas at bringing interactivity into the dining sphere has seen peoples’ mobile devices mooted as a method to order food - as Kodisoft also does as among its services – but the core of its offerings consist of more integrated solutions. While the concept may sound like an antisocial proposal, the company sees the technology as encouraging interaction between diners while enabling them to do things like research the food options in their preferred language or even watching a live feed from the kitchen while the chefs are preparing their meals.

As well as offering tabletop displays in the dimensions of traditional restaurant tables, the company offers slimmer and wider versions for fast food counters and others aimed at nightclubs and cafes.

Two restaurants have been fitted out so far, the Oshi Asian Interactive Restaurant in Cyprus and the Ebony Interactive Restaurant in Dubai.

Kodisoft offers interested parties help developing the concept of their eatery, its cuisine, its corporate identity, interior, equipment and consequent promotion. The company entered the interactive dining market having developed software for interactive projects for global clients over the past decade.

vrijdag 22 augustus 2014

OLED-TV- 55 Zoll um unglaubliche 3.500 Dollar.


Wir haben es ja bereits angekündigt das neue OLED-Tv Modelle von LG-Electronics/LG-Display auf den Markt kommen werden. Am 24. August plant LG die dritte Version eines 55 Zoll Fernsehers mit der Produktnummer 55EC9300 auf den Markt zu bringen. Etwas überrascht sind wir allerdings vom Preis denn das Teil kostet in Amerika nur mehr 3.499.- Dollar. Wir sind in Kontakt mit LG um herauszufinden wann der 55EC9300 nach Deutschland/Österreich/SChweiz kommt bzw. zu welchen Preis. In naher Zukunft werden auch der 65EC9700 (65 Zollern 4K Ultra HD) und der LG 77EV980V (77 Zoller 4K Ultra HD) auf den Markt kommen. Wir gehen davon aus das diese Modelle im September/Oktober auf den Markt kommen werden. Zurück zum 55EC9300 wie üblich verwendet LG die White Pixel Technologie also (Weiß, Rot, Grün, Blau) dies unterscheidet sich massiv zur True Pixel Technologie von Samsung. Laut LG sind in diesen Modell die Farben noch realistischer, wir denken das LG dies erreicht mit verbesserten organischen Materialien. Die Zeit vergeht ja sehr schnell allerdings möchten wir euch in Erinnerung rufen, dass der erste 55 Zoller von LG-Electronics im Jahr 2013 noch 15.000 Dollar gekostet hat. Wir kommen schön langsam in Regionen wo man OLED-Fernseher sich wirklich leisten kann. Plasma wird immer mehr zurückgeschraubt und alle werden in den nächsten Jahren auf organische Displays setzen. LG Display will auch bei den transparenten und flexiblen Displays Gas geben und hat hier einiges vor. Warum wird dieser Preisverfall möglich? LG wird die M2 Produktionslinie demnächst im Betrieb nehmen und dadurch neue Kapazitäten erreichen dadurch sinkt natürlich der Preis für die Full HD und 4K Ultra HD Panels.
4 color pixel ec9300 LG 55EC9300 günstiger OLED Fernseher
Der 55EC9300 verwendet das neue Betriebssystem WebOS, das Panel ist natürlich gekrümmt und ist an der dünnsten STelle nur unglaubliche 4 Millimeter dünn. Wie bei OLED üblich schwarz ist echtes schwarz ist der Kontrast unendlich. Seht euch dazu unser Vergleich High End LCD vs OLED an.
Der Fernseher bietet zudem passives 3D inklusive 2D-zu-3D-Konverter und DualPlay für formatfüllendes Splitscreen-Spiel. Er wird mit diversen Smart-TV-Features und LGs Fernbedienung Magic Remote ausgeliefert.

LivingSculpture 3D module system

At the Light and Building 2014 Philips showcase an incredible LivingSculpture 3D OLED Module animation. This system connect hundreds of OLEDs to each other with a size panel of 5×5 centimeters.

woensdag 20 augustus 2014

Transparentes Multidisplay - Shopping Window

ETS96Multi - Euroshop 2014   

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Auflösung: 3840x2160
Größe:96 Zoll
Höhe: 2.325mm
Breite: 1.300mm
Tiefe: 246mm

Optional Touch/Multitouch

dinsdag 19 augustus 2014

Digital Signage für Cabrio-Feeling im Privatjet.

Beim Brainstorming in der Designagentur ist erst einmal alles erlaubt. Deshalb wurde die Idee ein Cabrio-Flugzeug zu gestalten vom Team der Agentur Technicon Desgign auch nicht verworfen, sondern konsequent weiter verfolgt und ausgearbeitet. Den Kreativen war klar, dass es für Passagieren und Crew eine perfekte Freiluft-Illusion sein muss, bei der in luftigen Höhen zwar der Wind nicht in den Haaren weht, aber das optische Feeling stimmen muss. Am Ende des Designprozesses stand der Entwurf für den fensterlosen Privatjet IXION.


Statt Fenster sind Wände und Decke des Flugzeugs mit digitalen Bildschirmen ausgestattet. Über Kameras in den Flügeln können neben verschiedenen Mood-Bildern und Filmen, Panoramen der Außenansicht direkt ins Innere übertragen werden. Mittels Parallax-Technologie soll der Fluggast sogar mehrere Ansichten auf den Screens gleichzeitig erleben können. Das macht neben dem Panoramablick zum Beispiel eine Videokonferenz und das Abspielen von Präsentationen möglich.
Technicon Design hat sogar einen zusätzlichen Produktvorteil ausgemacht: Das Digital Signage im Jet ist spritsparend. Im Gegensatz zu den herkömmlich verbauten Fenstern ist die Screen-Technologie wesentlich leichter und verbraucht durch die Kiloersparnis beim Flug weniger Kerosin. Ob das allerdings bei der Käuferzielgruppe eine große Rolle spielt wagen wir zu bezweifeln.

Zum diesjährigen Digital Sigange Best Preactice Award kann das Projekt leider noch nicht eingereicht werden. IXION gibt es bis jetzt nur auf dem Papier und der Award der viscom ehrt ausschließlich Digitals Signage Anwendungen, die bereits realisiert wurden. Aber das französische Design Team von Technicon hat trotzdem schon einen renommierten Preis abgeräumt. In London wurde der Panorama-Jet kürzlich mit dem internationalen Yacht- und Luftfahrt-Designpreis ausgezeichnet.

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Ceiling projections.

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works to promote sustainability and the circular economy, so the circular ceiling of the Faraday Theatre was the perfect video-mapping canvas for its annual summit. Inspired by the organisation's circle-based branding. ProjectionArtworks created three projection stings to set off each session, plus individual animations to introduce each one of twelve speakers to the stage.

The physics
We used the venue's existing projector to cover the back wall, and two additional upturned HD projectors for the theatre's circular ceiling. The projection was made up of three sting effects, fourteen individual introductions and a series of ambient effects, which were all queued up automatically with a custom media server.

zondag 17 augustus 2014

Super-Amoled Delivers More Accurate Color ?

The Galaxy TAb S series from Samsung Display use the best OLED Display on the market.
The two models of the Tablet Pc series offer a Quad HD 2560×1600 pixel Super AMoled. This ist currently the hightest resolution for Tablet pcs, the 10.5 inch model has RGB Stripe Pixels 287 ppi, the 8.4 inch has Diamond Pixel and Sub Pixel Rendering with 361 ppi. The Galaxy Tab S series has also a improved Brightness like the S5.
The Tab S has 546 nits and 415 nits under manual Brightness. Best Viewing Angle Performance with a LCD you lost 55 percent or greater brightness at a 30 degree Viewing Angle, not with the SUper-Amoled in the Tab-S Here the lab says it is much smaller than 21 percent decrease in Brightness at 30 degrees.

More information here

vrijdag 15 augustus 2014

Adidas scores with projection mapping.

A marketing scheme from Adidas has seen projectors attached to cars, bikes and even people to create the illusion of Argentine footballer Leo Messi blazing a trail through the streets of Barcelona. The concept was launched by creative agency Iris Worldwide to promote the Adidas Adizero f50 football boots. Projectors in 20K, 10K, 7K and 3K formats were used to throw the footballer’s image onto buildings, bridges, trees and vehicles as they moved though the city.

The projectors were attached to cars, bikes and - using a body harness - people. It is not Adidas’ first foray into using the technology as Adidas France carried out a static projection mapping event on a building back in 2011. It won’t be the first time that projection mapping has been used on the move either, as InAVate reported back in 2012.

The latest effort by Iris Worldwide breaks new ground in terms of the range of projectors and mounting locations that are used to achieve the stunning effect.

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Constellations in the classoom.

Illuminating many museum planetariums around the world, Barco projectors are now being integrated into an ultra-compact, portable digital planetarium system called the “Digitarium® Iota.” Designed to bring astronomy education to schools, the complete digital planetarium is lightweight and powerful, enabling a single person to transport, set up, and present.

Created by Digitalis Education Solutions, the Iota is quite possibly the smallest, commercially available, complete digital planetarium system in the world. The Iota combines a high-resolution Barco DLP projector, proprietary Digitalis fisheye lens, and control computer in one compact package. From the time you open the transit case to projecting the sky takes only about two minutes!  Click here to learn more.

See Barco-powered planetariums around the world!
Star-gazing can be as much fun indoors as out, so visit a planetarium and enjoy a great escape from a hot summer day!  Check out these public planetariums featuring Barco projection: SCISS PlanetariumGates PlanetariumPlanetarium of the Royal Observatory of BelgiumInagawa dome planetariumYaizu City Planetarium, and Rio de Janeiro Planetarium Foundation, just to name a few!

donderdag 14 augustus 2014

The First Fashion Augmented Reality Show for Goelia China

For its latest Autumn/Winter Fashion Show 2014, “Mirage of London”, GOELIA China offered a unique experience to the spectators.
Using Augmented Reality technology, the models walking on a white stage were immersed into a colorful London universe, the Ferris wheel, Oxford Street, a bus station... The models were literally playing with the virtual environment for a so realistic and magic effect!
This project was created and delivered by Guangzhou AR, partner from Total Immersion in China, using the Professional D’Fusion AR software for HD Events.

woensdag 13 augustus 2014

Kiosks return to Moscow’s streets – but this time, they’re robotic.

After four years of work on reforming the street trade segment, Moscow authorities have launched a new project: Robot vendors are currently being introduced to the streets. The niche is novel for business and there are only two automatic machines out on the city streets to date. But market observers are confident the business will be profitable.

The Moscow authorities then gave some thought about how to develop vending trade and decided on trying a more modern concept of street commerce. It was proposed to set up over 60,000 street vending kiosks within the next few years: 26,000 on streets and squares and in parks; the same number at bus stops and in the metro and crossings, and 10,000 in courtyards and near supermarkets or shopping centers. However, at present there is no regulatory documentation that would allow for the setting up of automated vending kiosks on the street. 

So far, Vsyo Sam is the first company which has undertaken to develop this kind of thing. A pilot project, its initiator is entrepreneur Alexander Zolotarev, who heads the EPS group of companies that manufacture trade and coffee vending machines. The robotic kiosks are also gathering in the Moscow Region. Market participants assess the cost of one machine at $40,000. In the near future several more kiosks will appear in Moscow, but they will also be temporary as part of a pilot project. “The task is to verify whether people will be afraid of our kiosk or if they will react appropriately to it,” says Zolotarev. “Two to three hundred purchases a day will testify that people definitely do not fear it.” According to his calculations, one Vsyo Sam should pay for itself in 1.5-2 years (if approximately 200 items are sold per day). The robot kiosk’s lifespan is 15 years. In the opinion of the president of the National Association of Automated Trade (NAAT), Boris Belotserkovsky (he heads another of Russia’s largest vending companies, Uvenco), if vending kiosks become popular channels for street trade it will happen within five years. Belotserkovsky notes that the majority of vending company kiosks like the one placed on Pushkin Square are unaffordable. At the same time, the most expensive vending machine intended for placement in Alexander Zolotarev’s EPS company catalog is 345,000 rubles ($9,600). From exawatt lasers to super-magnetism: Post-Soviet scientific successes The proportion of vending in total retail turnover is small, but global experience confirms that it can reach 5 percent and for some groups of goods, 10 percent. In Russia, according to NAAT’s data, the market turnover for vending machines is approximately 22 million rubles (about $600,000). The total number of machines in the country is 139,000 a significant percentage of which are installed on commercial premises. Like everywhere in the world, they not only sell drinks and snacks but there are also units for purchasing contact lenses, dog food, flowers, iPhone covers, and much more. The five largest Russian vending companies – Uvenco, SIBA Vending, Comm Pass, Assorti, and Vendex – control about one third of the market. Other companies are mostly small businesses that are still more comfortable with having a sales space. Market participants say that investments in the units used to be between 200 and 500,000 rubles ($5,000-14,000) but that over the past few years, followingthe appearance of Russian machines of acceptable quality, the price dropped to 150,000 rubles ($4,000). The average revenue of a machine, based on the calculations of one of the largest Russian operators, is about $200 to $400 per month (depending on the traffic). 

Operating costs are about 60 percent of the machine’s sales and rent payments cost about 5-10 percent. The average time it takes to recover the cost of a unit is 1 to 1.5 years.

In 2014the Japanese company DyDo entered the Russian market. This firm’s vending machines have already made an appearance in the underground passages between three Moscow stations and there are 13 vending machines in total. The machines sell Japanese beverages, cold and hot drinks like coffee, tea, different-flavored sodas, and juices with and without pulp – approximately 20 choices altogether. The company is planning to build up a vending machine network, setting them up atother pedestrian crossings as well as in metro station vestibules and at railway stations, bus stops, and city parks. It is planned to increase the number of vending machines to 500 in 2014 and to 10,000 by 2018.
Source: Russia Beyond the Headlines -

dinsdag 12 augustus 2014

Die LED-Dusche


Wer auf der EuroShop 2014 war, weiß, wie es ist, wenn eine Reihe von großen und kleineren Firmen, Verbänden und Kooperationspartnern aus der Menge der Aussteller hervorstechen wollen. Wie dies mit überschaubarem Installationsaufwand, ohne ein endloses Budget und dazu noch auf kleinerer Austellungsfläche geht, zeigte beispielsweise die Ladenbau Johann Weimann GmbH aus Selmsdorf.
Wer sich dem Stand des unweit von Lübeck angesiedelten und bereits 1906 gegründeten Unternehmens näherte, konnte drei Damen beim Duschen betrachten. Oder doch nicht? Installiert waren drei Duschkabinen, hinter denen man jeweils die Schemen einer duschenden Frau sehen konnte. Nun wäre es sicherlich teuer, Models einen ganzen Messetag lang – etwa für einen Hersteller von Badarmaturen – unter eine Dusche zu stellen. Zweitens würden sie sich sicherlich nach einer Stunde zurecht über aufgeweichte Haut beschweren.

Platten mit LEDs
Den gleichen optischen Effekt – und sicherlich günstigere Honorarsätze für das Model und ganz bestimmt ohne dermatologisch zu behandelnde Folgeerscheinungen – erzielten die Ladenbauexperten aus dem hohen Norden durch eine relativ einfache, aber gut produzierte Umsetzung. Die fußt auf einem Konzept der Kreativagentur creatives at work!, die regelmäßig für Weimann arbeitet. Als Projektionsfläche für den Film wurden Luminous Textiles ausgewählt.
Die Luminous Textiles sind von Philips entwickelte Textilien mit integrierten LEDs. Anders als beim LED-Teppich Lumnious Carpet, bei dem der Konzern mit dem Teppichhersteller Desso kooperiert, greift Philips hier auf das Know-how des dänischen Herstellers Kvadrat zurück. Dessen Kvadrat Soft Cells sind patentierte schallabsorbierende Platten, die im Rahmen der ursprünglichen Raumgestaltung installiert oder später nachgerüstet werden können. Als Luminous Textiles verfügen sie über eine Luminanz von maximal 170 cd/m² beziehungsweise bringen es auf bis zu 500 Lumen je m². Varianten im Portrait- oder Landscape-Format sind lieferbar.

Gerhard Richter-Effekt
Da die Anzahl der LEDs sowie die textile Struktur per se keine besonders hochauflösenden Bilder liefern, machte sich creatives at work!-Mann Hartmut Hellner genau das zunutze: ein eher unscharfes Bild wie bei einem belebten Gerhard Richter-Gemälde ist das Ergebnis. Der Creative Director Art ließ ein Model im Studio filmen und nahm dann Farbanpassungen an dem Film vor.
“Mit der blauen Atmosphäre hatten wir mehr Kontrast zur Hautfarbe – und konnten damit die Duschumgebung besser simulieren”, so Hellner gegenüber invidis. Das Bildmotiv bleibt so erkennbar, ist aber ähnlich einem Fotoraster leicht entfremdet – und regt eher die Fantasie an. Ein Effekt, der gewollt war – und sehr gut funktioniert. Die von creatives at work kreiierten und Weimann konstruierten, produzierten und aufgebauten LED-Duschen sind eine kreative Umsetzung, die so oder ähnlich am PoS oder in weiteren Szenarien die Aufmerksamkeit erregen oder steigern lässt.

maandag 11 augustus 2014

BenQ SV500: digital signage-display voor grootformaat reclameboodschappen.


Het nieuwe large format display, geschikt voor toepassing in een videowall.
BenQ breidt zijn aanbod large format digital signage-displays verder uit en krijgt met de BenQ SV500 versterking in het digital signage-segment. Het grootformaat display met een diagonaal van 127 cm/50 inch is te gebruiken als stand-alone of, dankzij het extra smalle frame, in een videowall. Het display is met onmiddellijke ingang leverbaar tegen een prijs van € 1.299,= inclusief btw.

Reclameboodschappen perfect geënsceneerd
Het nieuwe large format display SV500 is ontworpen voor digital signage-scenario's op verkooppunten en beschikt over een Full HD-resolutie van 1920 x 1080 in 16:9 formaat. De robuuste verwerking maakt 16/7-gebruik mogelijk. Het display kan overal worden gebruikt, afzonderlijk of in een videowall, waar digitale mediacontent als informatiebron moet worden gepresenteerd – bijvoorbeeld op verkooppunten, op beurzen, bij recepties en opleidingsinstellingen. Bij horizontaal gebruik zorgt de geïntegreerde portretmodus voor optimalisering van weer te geven content.

Ook zonder netwerkaansluiting klaar voor gebruik
In geval van gebruik als afzonderlijk apparaat is voor de SV500 geen aanvullende, externe afspeelapparatuur nodig. Dankzij de USB-weergavefunctie kunnen foto- en videodata (MP4 en jpg) rechtstreeks vanaf een USB-stick worden afgespeeld. De twee geïntegreerde luidsprekers van 12 watt zorgen, als daar behoefte aan is, voor het benodigde geluid.

Een ander opvallend kenmerk van het grootformaat BenQ SV500 display is daisy chain via DVI en VGA, een voor digital signage-toepassingen essentiële feature. Bij toepassing in de videowall maakt daisy chain het gebruik van afspeelapparatuur en synchroon afspelen van AV-content mogelijk. Daarbij wordt het signaal van de ene display naar de andere displays doorgeleid. Verder kan worden ingesteld of alle apparatuur dezelfde inhoud simultaan weergeeft of dat bijvoorbeeld een video over meerdere displays verdeeld weergegeven moet worden. Een voordeel bij dit toepassingsscenario is dan dus het extra smalle en daardoor onopvallende frame van de BenQ SV500.

Bovendien kan de beheerder met behulp van de MDA-software bediening en onderhoud van de aangesloten displays via het netwerk op afstand aansturen. De geïntegreerde lichtsensor regelt de helderheid van de displays en past die automatisch aan de hoeveelheid omgevingslicht aan. Afhankelijk van de lichtinval op de plaats van gebruik brengt dit het stroomverbruik aanzienlijk terug.

BenQ garandeert op de large format display SV500 een service van 3 jaar ruilen op locatie.

Jaarbeurs lanceert Led’n’Light.

Jaarbeurs lanceert met Led’n’Light een nieuwe formule voor de verlichtingsbranche binnen de bouwsector. De nieuwe formule is voor o.a. fabrikanten, importeurs, groothandels en installateurs van verlichtingsproducten een uitgelezen kans om in contact te komen met professionele doelgroepen in de bouw, zoals architecten, projectontwikkelaars, gebouwbeheerders en bouwbedrijven.
Led’n’Light presenteert het hele verlichtingsscala. Van LED-lampen tot armaturen en van componenten tot complete verlichtingsoplossingen. Design, maar ook energiezuinige, breed toepasbare oplossingen. Uit onderzoek blijkt dat verlichting in de top 5 staat van snel te nemen energiebesparende maatregelen en zijn aldus binnen de bouwsector van strategisch belang.

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Led’n’Light is tijdens de Week van de Bouw van maandag 9 tot en met vrijdag 13 februari 2015 aanwezig in de hal van Renovatie & Transformatie. Vijf dagen waarin alle schakels van de bouw en vastgoed elkaar vinden in Utrecht.
Volgens marktmanager Cas Wegman van Jaarbeurs is de formule uitermate geschikt om laagdrempelig en eenvoudig in te stappen. De formule is vooral ook gericht op de beleving van de bezoekers. “Bezoekers gaan we tijdens de Week van de Bouw een beleving bieden. We gaan ze in een heel andere wereld trekken. Dat doen we door de opzet van een ‘lichtstraat’ met exposanten die je kunt betreden door een lichttunnel. Het ‘tunneleffect’ trekken we door naar de opzet van de stands.”
Wegman: “Onze klanten willen met al deze partijen, in al hun rollen en samenwerkingsvormen communiceren en een relatie opbouwen. Daar is deze formule uitermate geschikt voor.”

donderdag 7 augustus 2014

Transwall is a transparent, 2-sided touchscreen display.

So you’ve got a touchscreen on your phone, but you can only touch one side of it. That’s pretty boring, right? A team of researchers from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have gone beyond a simple touchscreen and created a clear wall that can respond to touches on both sides simultaneously. Not only that, but the input from the two sides can interact in a variety of ways.

The so-called Transwall is currently mounted to a large T-shaped frame that houses a small square of the material. Of course, any real production version of this system would be an actual wall rather than a window like this prototype. The touch surfaces are standard sheets of plexiglass, but behind each one is an IR touch sensor that detects when someone is interacting with the plexiglass. Sandwiched in the middle is a holographic film that allows images to be projected on the wall.

Perhaps you’ve noticed the lack of traditional screen technology in the design. How can this be a display without some pixels? The touch interactions detected by the IR layer are sent off to a computer that processes the data and then projects the image on the screen via a pair of projectors mounted on the arms of the T structure. That’s how two people can interact with the wall at the same time.

The computer that’s processing the individual touch input can figure out when the two users are touching the same location and figure that into the resulting image. The demo video shows the colors combining and expanding at each such interaction. The Transwall also has a transducer built in that adds haptic feedback to the experience.

The video produced by KAIST shows a few different demos of the Transwall — mostly messing around with the touch interaction and some games. It’s probably really fun technology to play with, but it might eventually have more serious uses in education, health, and business.

Best selling pico-projector.

Best selling pico-projector update (July 2014)

Here's our best-selling pico-projectors list for July 2014. We're using data from, which seems to be selling the most wide range of pico projectors. This list does not include embedded modules in mobile phones or cameras. 
  1. Aaxa P4X ($289)
  2. Aaxa P1 ($119)
  3. Brookstone HDMI pocket projector ($299)
  4. General Imaging PJ205 ($39)
  5. Aaxa P2 Jr. ($199)
  6. Brookstone pocket projector for iPhone 4 and 4S devices ($89)
  7. 3M Roku Streaming Projector ($229)
  8. Aaxa P3 ($219)

Will OLEDs help revolutionize the pico projector market ?

Market research company TechSci released a new report in which they forecast fast growth (41% CAGR) in the next five years for the global pico projector market. Currently most pico projectors used DLP and LCoS microdisplays, but in the future laser-based projectors will be common, and in addition OLED technology will also play a "significant role" in revolutionizing the pico projector market over the next five years.

Les Mills and Reebok - ­The Project: Immersive Fitness.

Les Mills and Rebook bring you the latest in Studio Fitness, The Project: Immersive Fitness.

A show off girl.

dinsdag 5 augustus 2014

Digital Taxi TV advertising.

Yebo Media is a customisable marketing medium delivering measurable marketing statistics to an otherwise idle, untapped, captive, economically active target audience.

Nearly 36 million South Africans commute our country's roads daily by mini-bus taxi and bus alone - and while sitting idle, they have limited access to media. Consider the marketing potential in reaching this captive market, effectively engaging them on a Yebo Media brings those visions to bear. Brands can reach their audiences in an uncluttered media environment with our On-Board Public Transport Digital Signage solution. This innovative advertising platform promotes an efficient interaction with a captive, economically active target market - the public transport commuter. It is the POWER of media on the move!!

Interactieve ‘wild life’ abri.


Het is best schrikken, een tetterende olifant in hartje Rotterdam terwijl je rustig wacht op de tram of bus. Reizigers die in de halte plaatsnemen, worden verrast door een olifant die tot leven komt op een digitaal scherm.

Exterion Media is in samenwerking met Diergaarde Blijdorp en reclamebureau IN10 verantwoordelijk voor de ‘wild life’ experience in de interactieve abri in Rotterdam. Door middel van wind en geluid reageert de olifant op de bewegingen van mensen in de abri. Deze interactieve abri is onderdeel van de ’.



In de interactieve abri op de Nieuwe Binnenweg in Rotterdam wordt een ware beleving gecreëerd. Op een groot digitaal scherm dat in de abri is gebouwd, wordt een geanimeerde olifant getoond. Wanneer reizigers zich in de abri bevinden en er beweging wordt gedetecteerd, begint ook de olifant te bewegen en zwiept hij met zijn slurf heen en weer. Maar dat is niet alles…
Reizigers worden daarna verrast door de wind die de olifant uitblaast en het geluid van olifant-getrompetter, alsof de olifant op de reizigers reageert. De ‘wild life’ experience in de abri is tot en met 17 augustus 2014 te beleven.

maandag 4 augustus 2014

TouchPico, a tiny projector that turns any wall into an Android touchscreen.

Handheld projectors are nothing new, but TouchPico from TouchJet offers a new twist that could be useful: the ability to turn any flat surface into an interactive screen.
The small, white hand-sized device runs any Android app and projects up to an 854 x 480 pixel, 80-inch image on any wall. At 150 lumens, it lights up any room, and ships with a special stylus. One end of the pen-like stylus, which is not attached to the projector, has an infrared switcher. The projector includes an infrared camera, which means it can track the movement of the pen in front of TouchPico’s screen. This allows you to interact with any on-screen objects with taps and gestures.

When TouchJet CMO Slava Solonitsyn loaded the popular game app Fruit Ninja, it looked quite sharp on my office wall. Then, using the pen, he launched the game and started slicing through fruits on screen. There wasn't any lag, but you can't stand directly in front of the screen without blocking the projection.


TouchPico’s abilities will be familiar to anyone who has seen a  Smart Technologies Smart Board in action, but where those educational devices need special screens and larger and more expensive projectors, TouchPico works on virtually any matte surface and is expected to list for under $500. One advantage Smart Boards have over TouchPico, though, is that they’re designed for a very short and highly angled throw (the distance from the projector to the screen), so it’s virtually impossible for educators to block the projection.
TouchPico also includes HDMI and audio out ports; its built-in Wi-Fi can be used with Android’s Screencast technology. The projector runs off standard AC power.

vrijdag 1 augustus 2014


Title: 12 Way Mirror
Type: Interactive Installation
Designer: Lida Theodorou
Installation Location: Playn eyewear at Boxpark pop-up mall,
Shoreditch Dates: 25th-26th July and again on the 1st-2nd August 2014 between 11am and 7pm.

INTERACTIVE INSTALLATIONS: THE “SOCIAL” WINDOW DISPLAY In this day and age of social media and hyper connectivity, interactive installations have become increasingly popular as innovative ways to involve and engage with target demographics. As art installations, social experiments or marketing campaigns, interactive projects are broad enough to encompass a diverse range of applications including – but not limited to – dispersal of information, multimedia entertainment, education, or user data collection.

As part of a collaborative initiative between Queen Mary University of London’s Media and Arts Technology Programme and INITION, ambitious QMUL PhD student Lida Theodorou has created an innovative window installation which uses kinetic and tracking technology to gather data on the behavioural patterns of participants of interactive window displays

As part of Theodorou’s research, she explored various examples of existing interactive installations projects to discern which best integrated a social or collaborative element, rather than single-user projects

'Eye contact', when the digital signage becomes emotional art.

Over 650 color pixels illuminated by 16,000 LEDs make the digital work by artist Peter Hubson called 'Eye contact' award-winning research center Wellcome Trust. A huge LED screen showing closed eyes that open and blink depending on the time or when a pedestrian or passing car.

Peter Hubson Eye Contact

Pedestrians and motorists passing through the central London street Euston Road are surprised when a giant eyes that are displayed on two screens flashing LEDs, 'look' and open when they pass in front.
This digital art work called 'Eye contact' and performed by the artist Peter HudsonRecently graduated from Camberwell College of Arts, has won the Research Facility Wellcome Trust, which has installed on its façade. As noted, "the proposal of Peter Hubson with 'Eye contact' answer to our growing dependence on digital displays to mediate emotional content and was inspired by his personal experience and the motivation to engage with contemporary culture."

Peter Hubson Eye Contact

This display includes more LEDs and 650 pixels 16,000 colors, reproduce enormous eyes, that open during the day and closed at night, but that flash and move when a pedestrian or car passes in front of it.
As explained by Hubson own, "the eyes are a symbol of perception and human, instantly recognizable feature, so by submitting them through a video screen very pixelated'm challenging the generally fluid recognition process . The pixelation leaves enough detail for both viewers and travelers are able to identify the eyes of the participants. "
To create eyes, Hubson used actual image files Eye staff of 68 volunteers working at the center Wellcome Trust, showing the idiosyncrasies of each individual, which can be recognized on the screen.