vrijdag 28 november 2014

De Google Cardboard VR Headset.

De Virtual Reality van de Oculus Rift maakt heel veel indruk. Doordat de bril reageert op de bewegingen van je hoofd lijkt de virtuele wereld heel erg echt. Het nadeel van een Oculus Rift is dat deze nog niet officieel op de markt is en waarschijnlijk niet goedkoop zal zijn.

Betaalbaar alternatief
Gelukkig is er ook een heel erg leuk en betaalbaar alternatief. De Google Cardboard VR Headset. Voor 15 euro schaf je een set aan, die je bij ontvangst in 3 minuten zelf in elkaar zet. Schuif vervolgens je smartphone in de kartonnen headset en je bent klaar om de virtuele wereld te betreden met je kartonnen Oculus Rift. In de appstore van zowel Apple als Android zijn volop gratis apps te vinden die je kunt gebruiken met de Google Cardboard VR. Een van de populairste is eentje waarmee je een virtuele rit in een achtbaan maakt.

donderdag 27 november 2014

Thanksgiving 2014 Closed - Digital Signage Video Message.

Let folks know you will be closed for Thanksgiving in advance with this professional high quality template. To download full HD template without the logo, visit http://blabfeed.com/free.html

dinsdag 25 november 2014

Expo 2012 - 2017.

The presentational video for Yeosu 2012. The Theme of EXPO-2012, "the Living Ocean and Shores", suggests that the main subject of the exhibition is water in all its states. The general conception of the Kazakhstani display, traditions and innovations in culture and science, business and tourism, is revealed with the water theme in the background, harmoniously interwoven, telling the history and traditions of the country, its contemporary life and the prospects of Kazakhstan in the future.

E Ink reports robust Q3 2014 earnings.

bron; www.e-ink-info.com

E Ink Holdings report good results for Q3 2014, with revenues reaching $132 million up 6.4% from last quarter (but down 14% from Q3 2013). The company says that EPD orders remained steady, with new orders coming in from Amazon, Kobo and Sony.
The company is still dependent on the e-reader market, but it is trying to enter new markets such as wearables, retail and more.

Source: E Ink (PDF)

zondag 23 november 2014

Op zoek naar nieuwe wegen in de retail.

Online en offline - de kanalen komen steeds dichter bij elkaar te liggen. Samen met een aantal partners, biedt het Oostenrijkse bedrijf Umdasch SHOPFITTING een concept dat het beste uit deze twee werelden weet te combineren.

In het centrum staat een  4 x 2 meter grote interactieve Video Wall, de Vipos-SHOPPING-WALL, bestaande uit 14 vol HD schermen. Het interactieve touch oppervlak levert een moderne interface en opent de mogelijkheid om directe online te winkelen.

Op basis van de Web Store verschijnt het gehele assortiment uit de winkel op de muur. De klant kan op deze muur bladeren en via NFC-technologie de achter liggende informatie op vragen.
Umdasch Shopfitting heeft het project in samenwerking met Ars Electronica uit Linz, de streetwear label RAG en SAMSUNG uitgevoerd. De Vipos-SHOPPING-WALL  was ook in zijn volledige functionaliteit te zien op de beursstand van Umdasch Shopfitting Shop op het Euro 2014 in Düsseldorf.

vrijdag 21 november 2014

JCDecaux Singapore’s Digital Towers.

You can probably see why JCDecaux Singapore’s Digital Towers, has been nominated as a finalist at The DailyDOOH Gala Awards in the Best Digital Poster or Street Furniture Implementation, simply by looking at the video below…

Pacific Place Interactive Wayfinding Kiosk Cannes Lions.

donderdag 20 november 2014

8.7inch tri-foldable AMOLED panel with touch sensor.

Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (SEL) Co Ltd exhibited an OLED display that can be folded in three at Display Innovation 2014, a trade show that runs from Oct 29 to 31, 2014, in Yokohama City, Japan.

SEL announced a similar display with a screen size of 5.9 inches at SID 2014, an academic conference that took place in June 2014. This time, however, it increased screen size and added a touch-panel function.

The screen size, pixel count and resolution of the new OLED display, which SEL calls "Foldable Display," are 8.7 inches, 1,080 x 1,920 and 254ppi, respectively. For its backplane, a c-axis aligned oxide semiconductor is used. Its gate driver is formed on a substrate, and its source driver is realized by COF (chip on film).

The thickness, mass and aperture ratio of the display are 100μm or less, 6g and 46%, respectively. The color display is realized by combining a color filter and white OLEDs having a tandem structure. The OLED element is a top-emission type. And SEL employed a capacitive touch panel.

From Interactive to Experimental.

Suntory HIBIKI (Japan) created the world’s first interactive whisky glass by blending traditional Japanese design with innovative sensor technology. The campaign was initiated by Suntory and Hakuhodo (Japan) to share with the world Hibiki’s uniqueness and craftsmanship of Japanese blended whisky born from a fusion of tradition and innovations.

Campaign Film: Suntory HIBIKI Harmony Bar with HIBIKI Glass

Interacting with the glass, by touching it, tilting it, drinking from it and swirling the ice cubes creates unique seasonal experiences incorporating audio and visual effects. The glass affords people a new way of experiencing whisky with 5 senses.


Capacitive sensing is a technology, based on capacitive coupling, that takes human body capacitance as input. Capacitive sensors detect anything that is conductive or has a dielectric different from that of air. With the micro sensing controller and capacitive sensor attached to the glasses, each human movement (touching or grabbing a glass, an ice cube moving, etc.) triggers a cue to a multimedia production and audio system.
Hibiki Glass

The capacitive sensors were programmed differently based on the human movements.  It is all about storytelling and putting oneself in someone else’s place in order to maximize the harmony of the moment.


dinsdag 18 november 2014

Whole Foods testing new interactive tech in Georgia store.

Bron; www.digitalsignagetoday.com

Second Story, a division of SapientNitro, has announced the launch of four interactive experiences it created for Whole Foods Market’s new Alpharetta, Georgia, store.

Located across the store’s café, produce, Whole Body and specialty wine and cheese departments, the installations create a more informative, entertaining and streamlined shopping experience, according to the companies, including connecting shoppers more closely to the farmers who provide the food they eat, and educating them on the sustainable growing practices that Whole Foods Market uses to rate farms in its new Responsibly Grown produce ratings program.

“Every Whole Foods Market is filled with these amazing stories about the foods we eat and the local farmers, ranchers, and fishermen who provide them,” said Joel Krieger, the Second Story creative director who led the program. “We designed the installations to connect shoppers to these stories in a new and meaningful way.”

Second Story created the following four interactive experiences:


To help Whole Foods Market connect its customers more closely to the real people that provide the food they eat, Second Story created this installation in the store’s café. An interactive wall of window panes offers shoppers a glimpse into the lives of the local suppliers.

Each window is dedicated to a different local supplier, displaying real-time images from their Instagram feed, allowing customers a peek into authentic moments — such as hands patting down freshly planted herbs or shots of the farmer's daughter blowing out candles at her birthday party. Additional curated content such as Q and A, maps, and video profiles are displayed for each supplier.

More information here

maandag 17 november 2014

@CCSpectacolor - World’s Largest Advertising Screen,

Bron; www.dailydooh.com

Clear Channel Spectacolor, a brand division of Clear Channel Outdoor (NYSE: CCO), a subsidiary of iHeartMedia Inc. (NYSE: IHRT), this week announced the addition of the largest billboard in Times Square to its portfolio of media and experiential marketing solutions helping advertisers make an impact in one of the most visited, photographed and filmed locations in the world.

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Located at 1535 Broadway between 45th and 46th Streets, the new sign offers both massive size superiority and marquee placement in the heart of Times Square – the sign is in fact visible from virtually every vantage point in the Square’s ‘bowtie’.
Built by Vornado Realty Trust, in a dramatic redevelopment of the Marriott Marquis hotel’s façade and retail spaces, it also spans a full city block and is larger by far than any other billboard in Times Square.

We can confirm that it is now, officially, the World’s Largest Advertising Screen in the World

It’s a Mitsubishi Electric LED and offers more than than 25,000 square feet of seamless digital canvas (77.69 feet by 329.65 feet).

Clear Channel Play Celebrating 3 years of digital out-of-home in Begium.

Together with Publifer Clear Channel has been playing a pioneering role in digital out-of-home communication since October 2011, offering a wide range of digital solutions in the 10 main train stations in Belgium.

zaterdag 15 november 2014

Video Mapping at AHA Cleveland.

AHA! Cleveland is a multi-day festival of lights to celebrate recent changes to the urban landscape. The event brings people from across the region together to animate public spaces using light and video art installations.

As a featured artist, Obscura was commissioned by Cleveland-based LAND studio, in sponsorship with Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and Cleveland Public Power, to create an art projection on the façade of the city’s Public Auditorium. Using ultra-high definition projection technology, Obscura transformed a 370-foot wide by 70-foot tall expanse of the building into a canvas animated by fluid imagery of natural and manmade ephemera.

“Transformations”, the name of the installation, presented the metaphorical evolution of Cleveland through the seasons. Imagery consisted of slow-motion details of nature, arts, music, and sports, all related to Cleveland. Disparate particles harmoniously assembled into objects and scenes, then gradually deconstructed to transition to the next image.
The architectural projection was an integral part of the larger community event that activated Cleveland’s downtown space and celebrated civic pride. Musical accompaniment by ChamberFest Cleveland, performing an original composition by Harald Boyesen, added dimension and texture to the projection, which beautifully captured the spirit of contemporary Cleveland.

vrijdag 14 november 2014

London Live- Fantastic! Can you do what he does?

From a CTOUCH Screen.

DOME projection 1280x720.

Opening FIPPro Head Quarters Hoofddorp, The Netherlands

woensdag 12 november 2014

The biggest outdoor curved LED screen in Shenzhen,

Located in a famous business center in Shenzhen ,Shenzhen South Union Hotel owns wonderful advantages . YAHAM 742㎡ LED billboards attracts passers-by eyes with seamless display scenes .

Motion Display

  • Maximale verleiding!
De Motion Display is uitsluitend ontwikkeld om de consument te verleiden! Electric Paper Displays (EPD) zorgen voor opmerkelijke animaties weergegeven op het productschap. Zonder gebruik van elektriciteit wordt traditioneel POS materiaal tot leven gebracht, waarbij onderzoek heeft aangetoond dat deze speciale Motion Displays kunnen leiden tot 79% meer sales!

Motion Display

Efficiënt & Effectief!

Motion Displays nemen nauwelijks ruimte in, zijn licht van gewicht en de batterij gaat maandenlang mee. Motion Displays zijn volledig aan te passen aan een bepaalde boodschap en/of huisstijl. Het resultaat is dat uw product opvalt, ongeacht het aantal concurrenten in het schap! Motion Displays worden gemaakt van duurzaam materiaal en geschikt voor iedere Retail omgeving.


dinsdag 11 november 2014

dnp unveils world’s largest projection screen.

dnp unveils world’s largest projection screen

Projection screen specialist dnp denmark has launched what it claims to be the world’s largest single-piece optical front-projection screen: the Supernova XL Screen has an image area of up to 5.3m x 3.0m – equivalent to 240in in 16:9.

“Big is truly beautiful when it comes to display technology,” said dnp VP global sales and marketing Soeren Kraemmergaard. “The Supernova XL Screen’s size and optical performance make it the ideal option for large venues such as big conference rooms, auditoriums and houses of worship. It’s the cost-effective option too. We’ve designed the new screen to be visually impressive yet still affordable, with a smart shipping solution that saves cash and time.”

The Supernova XL Screen features optical lens technology that projects high-contrast images. It uses Supernova 08-85 screen material with the image area obtained by joining together two sheets of optical film, while a specially designed framing system keeps the screen material tensioned.

During transportation the screen is rolled up and shipped in 600mm x 425mm boxes (length determined by screen height). Additionally, it is compatible with HD and 4K projectors.

China Light Utrecht / The Netherlands

Two years after the success in Rotterdam the China Light festival is back again in the Netherlands. This time it's in the Botanical Gardens at the Uithof where from November 21 2014 untill January 4, 2015 the dozens of light sculptures can be admired. Matching Asian snacks and drinks and performances make a visit complete.

Discover a tradition that China has celebrated for centuries.

This year China Light Utrecht, will bring warmth and sparkle to the dark months of winter. The Chinese tradition of light festivals is coming to the Botanic Gardens in Utrecht. 18 Chinese artists have built a fairy-tale paradise. Wandering among more than 25 enchanting light objects of fantastical characters, flowers and animals, you'll almost feel you're in the magical world of China. 

maandag 10 november 2014

LG sold 1,000 OLED-Tv Units in October 2014.

Bron; http://news.oled-display.net

1000 OLED-Television devices are sold in only one month in korea

LG Electronics and LG Display drops the price for their curved OLED-Television devices every month.  The korean company informed us that the sales of the 55 inch OLED-Television device has reached 1.000 units in October 2014 in Korea.  The reason is simple the price cut below the 4 million won level and the amazing picture quality. 1000 units per month means that the sales are increased twenty times in comparison with 2013.
The goal is to sell 800.00 OLED-Television devices in 2015, this means that it is possible that the Organic light emitting diode Television sector can be profitable soon. The secret of the success is the WRGB technology developed from Kodak.

LG Display is using a WOLED that means White-OLED, panel based on oxide TFT technology. LG can mass produce 8.000 sheets per month on the 8G fab, but the company plans to expand with more fabrication lines up to 26.000 per month.

By the way the chinese companies TCL, Hisense and Changhong uses also this panel from LG-Display. Panasonic use printing technology to produce their panels, at CES-2014 they introduce 55 inch curved 4K panels with different bending points and radiuses. Panasonics panel are with Oxide TFT and the company is working with Sony and Auo to develop a mass production ready version. Panasonic stopped their joint venture with Sony in 2013, and plan now with AUO to develop large AMOLED panels.

zondag 9 november 2014

Nestle hiring 1 000 robots as clerks.

Tokyo - Food giant Nestle said that its Japan unit would hire 1 000 robots as sales clerks at stores across the country.

The first batch of the robots - a chatty humanoid called Pepper - will report to work by the end of this year at outlets that sell coffee capsules and home espresso machines.

“From December, they will start selling coffee machines for us at big retail stores,” said Nestle Japan spokeswoman Miki Kano.

“We are sure that our customers will enjoy shopping and being entertained by robots.”

Pepper - which has already been at work, chatting with customers at wireless giant SoftBank's outlets - has proved an effective marketing tool for the Japanese mobile carrier, delighting managers who put it to work collecting customer opinions.

The 120-centimetre (four-foot) tall robot, which moves on rollers and has what looks like a tablet computer strapped to its chest, was unveiled in June by SoftBank president Masayoshi Son.

He billed it as an “emotional” robot that understands “70 to 80 percent of spontaneous conversations”.

Pepper is set to go on the market from February for about $2 000 (R21 700) apiece. - Sapa-AFP

More info about  Pepper  >>>   www.aldebaran.com/en

vrijdag 7 november 2014

LG rolls out cheaper production processes for 'rollable' flexible displays.

LG's flexible displays -- including a rumoured model that can be rolled into a scroll -- are soon set to be cheaper, with LG Display to change up production processes and materials used to create the screens, researchers at the company said.

During a presentation at the 2014 International Workshop on Flexible & Printable Electronics in Jeonju, Korea, Kim Kyung-min, a researcher at LG Display's R&D center, said the company plans to use copper materials and what it called "roll-to-roll" technology to lower costs in manufacturing flexible display panels.

Panels constructed with the "roll-to-roll" printing method pass through two "rolls" during production, making it possible for LG to produce screens that are more flexible than previous iterations, the researcher said. The method also helps reduce production costs, which will in turn lower the costs of the panels to make them more attractive to clients.

As part of the new process, LG said it will replace the current aluminium wires it uses in the displays with copper, which will lower costs, increase resolution and emit no substances hazardous to humans and the environment. That last point had previously been a concern, as some chemical properties of copper had in past prevented the technology from being applied.

"Based on the equipment that LG Display already possesses, we have already finished preparation to use [roll-to-roll] technology (in production)," said Kim.

Meanwhile, according to company insiders, LG already possesses the technology to produce display panels that roll into a shape of a scroll -- though when this will be commercialized is as yet unknown. The company will adopt this technology in making mostly tablets, the insiders said.

Earlier this year, LG showed off an 18-inch flexible OLED panel with more flexibility than any other tablet in its size.

donderdag 6 november 2014

VJs: The Ghosts Behind Our Visual Journey

The story about VJs - visuals on festivals - and the impact.
You can read and see ( video) the full story here in "the Outsider"

woensdag 5 november 2014

Hyundai Grammy Amplifier Lounge - V Squared Labs.

A stunning environment featured in Hall H of the LA convention center for the official Grammy 2013 after party. Directional overhead audio and an immersive environment allowed users to engage with Grammy Amplified Artists on iPad kiosks and experience the sound in a personal fashion. 

Client: Greenlight Marketing 
Producer: Matt Long 
Creative Director: David Levine, L.O.V.E. 
Director: Vello Virkhaus 
Producer: Chris Kraft 
Production Manager: Andi Perez 
Production Designer: Amanda Hamilton 
Fabrication and LED/Lighting: AG Lighting and Sound. Andrew Gumper

dinsdag 4 november 2014

"Red and green LEDs have been around for many years, but the blue was really missing.

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2014 was awarded jointly to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura "for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources".

The prize was announced by Staffan Normark, Permanent Secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Location The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Sessionssalen, Lilla Frescativägen 4A, Stockholm, Sweden

Micropia - meets the world of micro-organisms.

Micropia is the world’s first museum (in Amsterdam the Netherlands) where the unseen world of micro-organisms is made visible. Vogels products helped Micropia in making microbes, too small to be seen by the naked eye, visible to the general public via the museum’s impressive videowall.

Micropia represents a marvellous addition to Natura Artis Magistra. An impressive billboard on which Vogel’s Professional in collaboration with Philips Signage Solutions is happy to put its name.

In this project 70 pieces of the Vogel’s videowall pop-out module (PFW 6870) were installed, together with professional displays which were supplied by Philips Signage Solutions (MMD).


maandag 3 november 2014

Projection mapping on a ruin near the beach.

Projection mapping produced by: Benjamin Serdio Diaz ( motion designer and graphic designer).

zondag 2 november 2014