zondag 31 juli 2016

Putting VR on the menu.

Recently, McDonald’s experimented with self-ordering kiosks, interactive tables and other smart technologies. Now, one McDonald’s location in Singapore is adding virtual reality to the menu, with kiosks.

At the McDonald’s Marine Cove location in Singapore, the company deployed virtual reality kiosks to give users a virtual tour of the facility. In the video, customers can get a 360-degree tour of all the location has to offer, from shadow walls to self-ordering kiosks. With the self-ordering kiosks, users can customize and confirm their orders. With the shadow walls, customers can move the shadows of iconic McDonald’s advertising figures by using their own bodies and Microsoft Kinect, according to a report by psfk.

The video showcases the dessert bar, charging stations for mobile devices, the salad bar, food pick-up location and other features. On the virtual tour, customers also see smiling employees at every location to create a sense of warmth and friendliness.

At the end of the tour, the kiosk challenges users to “fall in love all over.” Overall, this virtual reality kiosk is designed to improve the customer experience by crafting a friendly atmosphere with smart technology. You can take virtual tour by watching the video below.

zaterdag 30 juli 2016

donderdag 28 juli 2016

Nolet_325 Year Anniversary Projection Mapping Show

Projection Artworks were asked by TBA to produce creative content for a ten minute projection mapping show to celebrate the Nolet Family 325 Year Anniversary. The creative content was a combination of 2 and 3D animation and historical assets supplied by the family.

woensdag 27 juli 2016

Enjoy a Private Tour of Digital Signage on the Queen Mary - DSE Huddle in Los Angeles,

DSE Huddle in Los Angeles.
August 10, 2016 | 5:30-7:30 pm
Attendance is FREE.

More information here.

dinsdag 26 juli 2016

Clarity VCS Video Wall Processor.

Clarity® Visual Control Station™ (VCS™) is a flexible and easy-to-use video wall processor designed to capture, display and manage multiple sources on a video wall.

maandag 25 juli 2016

360º Immersive Projection Mapping Experience.

“It’s Bigger On The Inside!” MIRAGE is an incredible 360º immersive audio-visual experience. The projected content takes you on a journey of colourful 3D illusions and expansive transformations. The mirrored floor and ceiling creates an all encompassing infinity effect that greatly amplifies the visual experience.

In the first week of launch at Metropolis in Metrotown, Vancouver BC, we have seen well over 1000 guests go through each day, posting hundreds of images and comments to social media channels. Mirage combines art and technology resulting in a unique experience.

For this project, Go2 Productions worked very closely with BOLD Event Creative, who originally came up with the concept and also engineered and built the structure. The collaboration between the two teams was extremely positive from start to finish, with both teams passionate and dedicated to making this a truly unique experience. Go2 was responsible for developing the technology solution and designing and producing the projected content and soundscape. A perfect partnership.

Google Play Music in the USA.

Google Play Music launched an innovative multi-market Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) campaign to replicate the music app's ability to suggest the perfect soundtracks based on the consumer’s mind-set in that moment. The DOOH campaign behaved in a similar way, providing tailored, contextually relevant playlists based on location, time of day, and other factors such as traffic, weather and real-world events. The live, reactive campaign ran on premium roadside and city centre sites across Chicago, Miami, and Philadelphia for four weeks during May and to the end of June in Atlanta.

vrijdag 22 juli 2016

The OLED Tunnel, OLED Panorama, OLED Wave and OLED Circle.

The combination of outcurved and incurved design of the OLED displays such as those in N Seoul Tower, which is an impressive 14 meters long, has created a unique, cutting-edge attraction never before seen.

Europe's largest ceiling projection in shopping mall "DasSchloss" in Berlin.

Europe's largest ceiling projection.

The hardware:
1200 sqm projection area
78 Barco F32 projectors
15 WingsVIOSO ( partner with AVStumpfl ) Servers

The timing: 2 years
planning 2 months installation
2 weeks projector setup

This video provides some insight how this project was handled.

woensdag 20 juli 2016


Do we really need digital carpets? BBC News.

Dutch carpet firm Desso has teamed up with Philips to create a digital carpet. It uses a unit of LED lights, laid beneath a carpet which has a specially designed translucent subsurface. It can then be pre-programmed to convey electronic messages to those who walk on it - or it can be plugged into live internet feeds. The BBC's Dougal Shaw tested out the digital carpet with Ed Huibers from Philips Lighting. Desso and Philips were showing off the device as part of Clerkenwell Design Week in London.

Employee-photo digital signage video wall.

X2O Media, a Barco company, announced that the company's X2O platform is powering an employee photo video wall in the St. Cloud, Minnesota, headquarters of technology services provider Marco Inc. With the visual communications platform providing simple content updating, the video wall has become a key element in supporting Marco's culture as the company continues to experience rapid growth, the company said.

When Marco had fewer than 100 employees, it began the tradition of hanging printed pictures of every employee — sorted by hire date — on a 30-foot-by-10-foot wall. As the company grew to more than 900 employees, however, the wall wasn't large enough and the process of sorting printed photos became cumbersome and time-consuming, according to the announcement. To keep its tradition living on, Marco looked for a solution that would accommodate the company's growth and automate the sorting process. The answer was an employee photo video wall.

Featuring 55-inch displays in a five-by-two configuration, Marco's video wall cycles through pictures of all employees — sorted by hire date — in 1920-by-1080 pixel resolution. If an employee joins or leaves the company, the photos are automatically resorted. Marco displays additional employee content, such as recognizing winners of the company's C.A.R.E. (Customers Are Really Everything) award, in a scrolling ticker below their photo. In addition, Marco can update and display its office locations as the company continues to expand geographically.

"Our employee photo video wall is an important part of Marco and has become a symbol of our culture that resonates with our employees, customers, and vendors," Marco CEO Jeff Gau said in the announcement. "On tours of our corporate headquarters, it is always a highlight. With the X2O platform, it couldn't be easier to update content on the displays and keep employee photos sorted."

maandag 18 juli 2016

100″ Laser-Based Projection TV

Everyone knows that the larger the screen, the more a TV costs—at least, up until now. But if Hisense makes good on its announcement a few days ago, that could change. During the UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) Euro soccer finals in Paris, the Chinese giant unveiled plans to produce a 100″ 4K/UHD projection system powered by a wide-angle laser light source with high-resolution lens and optical engine.

The company points out that 100″ 4K/UHD LCD TVs cost upwards of $100,000; the only examples I can think of are the Samsung UN105S9 ($120,000) and LG 105UC9V ($100,000), both of which measure 105″ diagonally with an aspect ratio of 21:9. The other way to achieve that screen size without a conventional projection system is by using an ultra short-throw (UST) projector, and the only 4K UST projector on the market is the laser-illuminated Sony LSPX-W1S, which costs $50,000—not including the screen.

Amazingly, Hisense is targeting a price around $10,000 for its system. Few other details are mentioned in the press release—such as imaging technology (possibly the new 4K DLP chip), aspect ratio (probably 16:9), HDR/WCG capabilities, whether it’s designed for front or rear projection (perhaps either), and if a screen is included in that price. In any event, it’s way less expensive than any other 4K/UHD display system that delivers a 100″ image.

As for when it might be available at retail, that’s not specified either, but gizmag is betting it’ll be sometime around IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung, the huge electronics show in Berlin, Germany) in September. Perhaps we might see it at CEDIA as well? One can hope…

zaterdag 16 juli 2016

Healthcare in waiting rooms.

IDS Canada, the largest media company in Canada that focuses specifically on healthcare waiting rooms, is collaborating with Signagelive, digital signage technology specialists, to expand their unique digital poster network by adding a further 50 screens, 25 in Vancouver and Montreal respectively, taking the total number to over 200.

The announcement comes as part of IDS Canada’s initiatives to expand its digital offering in the Canadian market. By early 2017, another 50 screens will be added in Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton.

The digital poster network is based on the Samsung Smart Signage Platform (SSSP) and powered by Signagelive’s cloud-based SoC and HTML5 software. Content is delivered to the different display types and configurations over the Internet, removing the need for onsite media players and delivering significant CAPEX and OPEX savings compared to conventional digital signage solutions.

With a launch date of August 15, 2016, for the newly added screens, IDS Canada will have developed a substantial network of 200 digital poster screens in the top three urban areas in the country, generating over two million consumer impressions per month.

donderdag 14 juli 2016

The Social Wall.

Social look more exiting.

Display your Social Wall and any digital device. 14 Day Trial - http://socialwall.com.au/trial

Only USA $ 20 per month

LG Display is showcasing 55“ FHD OLED Dual View Flat at SID 2016.

LG Display is showcasing 55“ FHD OLED Dual View Flat at SID 2016

dinsdag 12 juli 2016

SportChek Toronto.

Great new entryway display at SportChek Toronto / Canada from NanoLumens and partner Gridcast.

Digital Displays in Building Lobbies

How many apartment buildings, condo towers, and office complexes have you walked into during the course of your lifetime? Probably too many to count. Do you remember the lobbies of any of them? Can you recall what decorated the walls? Most property owners spend millions to decorate lobbies with art of varying degrees of quality in order to attract tenants and make a statement. But the truth is, most lobby décor is completely forgettable after several “passes by” – it simply becomes invisible. That is of course unless it changes regularly, perhaps dynamically based on the engagement, time of day or a set schedule of events.

This new building was built in 1964, is 42 stories tall and 1.1 million square feet in size – and only 25% occupied. That’s not to say the building didn’t have anything going for it. It was an old financial building in a great part of town and adjacent to the city’s park. But, the building needed a face-lift, and the decision was made to spend eight million dollars to renovate the lobby and two of the upper floors.

When the owner of the building discussed the upcoming renovation with the building manager, the manager suggested the owner add a video wall to the lobby. It took a bit of convincing, but the owner decided to eschew traditional lobby art and put in a giant video wall. His reasoning? When asked if he could describe the expensive art from the buildings visited in the last week, he simply could not.

We design visualization solutions and we can transition those eloquent murals right onto your display, creating art. Or perhaps a gallery that changes at your whim, we can bring you the news, weather, social media or even interactivity for your employee’s work day. Our displays are also smart devices, but at any time – they can simply be art.

maandag 11 juli 2016

DEX, Mall of Scandinavia 2015.

DEX is the name of the new sculptural video installation at the newly built Mall of Scandinavia in Stockholm, Sweden. The 65 meter long installation is made up by 3800 LED strips, forming a huge volumetric canvas where each strip has a maximum of 64 individually controlled pixels. BAJT was commissioned by Mediatec to create volumetric content that could show the full creative potential of this huge volumetric installation. Using the real-time 3d engine Notch, in combination with video production suite d3 and advanced UV mapping of 3d models in 3D Studio Max, volumetric content such as Northern Light effects and three-dimensional wave patterns could be generated, visualised, sequenced and played back in real-time.


An augmented reality sandbox.

This sandbox lets you make mountains and rivers with your hands.

zondag 10 juli 2016

Virtual - Augmented - or Mixed Reality

The whole story >> here <<

Hewlett Packard Service Management Center Wows with “Enterprise” Multi-Sensory Experience.

“The Enterprise” is a multi-sensory experience permanently located in Plano, Texas at HPE’s Service Management Center. Users interact with a 10-person touch table while more than 350 square feet of dynamic animation, audio and lighting takes guests on a journey discovering HPE’s services.

Nominating Company: 900lbs of Creative, Dallas, Texas
Venue: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Service Management Center, Plano, Texas
Project: “The Enterprise” multi-sensory experience
Category: Immersive Environments

BACKGROUND The HPE Service Management Center team’s vision was to create an immersive “wow” experience for their prospective enterprise level clients that reinforced their messaging while providing a better understanding of how the HPE services could help them with their business challenges.

After a 10-month engagement, 900lbs of Creative, in collaboration with subcontractors, completed an immersive 20+ minute experience involving storytelling, 4K resolution animation, a 12-foot long interactive touch table, 5.1 surround sound audio, 18-foot-wide curved rear projection screens and a complete refresh of the previously existing space. Completing production in October of 2015, the results have been resoundingly positive thus far from both the various HPE internal departments and clients alike.

Interactive visual storytelling effectively bridged the gap between HPE’s messaging and their clients’ understanding of HPE’s value. 900lbs is proud to have been part of such a unique installation.

More information here at www.digitalsignageconnection.com

Dell made a 70-inch touchscreen for schools.

Forget chalkboards and whiteboards in the classroom -- Dell thinks tech is the answer. It's launching a 70-inch touchscreen, the C7017T, that's designed to replace interactive whiteboards in schools and boardrooms. You probably wouldn't want this at home given the 1080p resolution, but it can handle 10-finger touch and includes two pens for collaborative sessions. More importantly, it's downright frugal compared to Microsoft's 84-inch Surface Hub. Dell's $5,000 price doesn't include a computer, but it's still going to take a much smaller bite out of the school budget.

vrijdag 8 juli 2016

Digital Signage at Olympic Museum Lillehammer

source; www.avnetwork.com

Until relatively recently, museums– especially art museums– have been slow to experiment with digital technology to create more immersive, memorable, and collaborative experiences for their visitors. Museums are made memorable not just by the knowledge they impart, but by how that knowledge is presented and made interesting to the many generations that come through their doors. In today’s museum landscape that increasingly involves interactive AV and digital signage. The recently opened Norwegian Olympic Museum in Lillehammer is a great showcase for adventurous video installations, curated exhibits of cultural and historic artefacts and Olympic memorabilia– and features some new generation pixel mapping. Officially opened by none other than the H.M Queen of Norway at a ceremony last February, the Museum’s technology centerpiece is the Lysgaardsbakkene– roughly translated as "Jump Hills”. The exhibit is made up of a large-scale circular raised-platform interactive model measuring 3.5 meters in diameter, depicting the Olympic jump hills. Local systems integrator Bright Norway achieved an interactive presentation with pixel mapping, using AV Stumpfl Wings Engine Raw uncompressed 4K media servers and Wings VIOSO calibration software to manage and warp native video content across 4 edge-blended projectors. Bright Norway was also responsible for multimedia and presentation equipment for large-scale video projections throughout the Museum. All multimedia content was created by Centre Screen, London and all exhibit areas designed by Mather & Co.

dinsdag 5 juli 2016

BMW Nightvision.

The Animal Detecting Billboards were temporally installed on roadways in Austria at dangerous wildlife crossing areas in the spring, which is the most likely time for road kill accidents to happen. Combining LED Billboards, BMW Night Vision technology and the data generated from prior road kill accidents made it possible to run an outdoor campaign which let drivers experience the benefits of BMW's safety system right there where it was most relevant while driving on the road at the most dangerous time.

maandag 4 juli 2016

CONSTRUCTION SITE VJING - for the upcoming GINDI Mall in Tel Aviv.

Director: Amit Fisher ,br> Design: Kathy Ray
Animation & Tight Beat mix: Locomotion animation artists with Dorian natan - vj MasterDamus
Music used in this video by: Desert dwellers - Seeing things

Simplifying Deployment of Outdoor Digital Signage.

Outdoor digital signage used to be complex and expensive to deploy. Because of the unique environment, integrators had to consider brightness, heat and the need for cooling, protective enclosures etc. Over the past two years, we’ve worked to address all these needs in a single turnkey outdoor solution. It will highlight the breadth of the Samsung portfolio including the new 24” models.

zaterdag 2 juli 2016

Facial Projection Mapping.

#ExperienceAmazing living canvases as Intel makes the impossible possible by turning one woman’s face into an unreal projection mapped masterpiece with the help of Nombumichi Asai and Studio WOW.

vrijdag 1 juli 2016

3D Scanned Chinese Dynasties | Experience Amazing | Intel.

#ExperienceAmazing connections to the past with Intel RealSense and the imaginative storytellers from MediaMonks. Check out how this team of engineers used 3D face scanning and ancient inspiration to immerse China’s youth into a series of historical stories projected onto the iconic Xian City Wall.