dinsdag 31 oktober 2017

More Switchable Glass

Clearview Rear Projection Film with Panasonic PT-RZ475 Projector. Transparent projection screens are guaranteed to catch attention with their contemporary design, and by creating an image that appears to float in mid-air, just like in the hit movie Minority Report!

Pro Display’s Clearview holographic effect projection screen offers a low cost alternative to competing holographic screens, with superior performance, definition and no critical angle of projection. This amazing technology still allows visibility through the screen displaying bright, sharp and vibrant images even in brightly-lit environments.

More: prodisplay.com/products/holographic-effect-projection-screens


Switchable Glass

Being chosen to take part in an ambitious project on behalf of one of the UK’s leading Art Schools is a true testament to the capabilities of switchable technology from Intelligent Glass. This project, commissioned by Ruskin School of Art, specified by Spratley Studios and installed by Invicta Window Films, is no standard privacy application, applying an inventive spin on its projection capability, as you would expect from the Fine Art Department of The University of Oxford. Serving as the hub for some of the most creative minds of a generation, certain demands from such an environment are of course to be required.

Switchable glass or film, sometimes known as ‘electric glass’, is a premium privacy solution based on the use of PDLC technology. When the glass is switched off, it’s natural state is frosted, providing an effective privacy solution, as well as projection screen or even a touch screen. Switch the glass on, and in an instant it transforms to a clear state. Popular in partitioning applications, meeting room privacy, bathrooms, residential applications, retail and merchandising; switchable film has even been used as part of art installations in the past. There are so many uses of switchable technology, serving as an incredibly handy tool for artists, with the only limit being their imagination.

Ruskin School of Art clearly understand this, as their application of our switchable film is not only creative, but it is also effective, both inspiring for students and raising awareness of their prowess in art- this project is one that offers so much more than the basic functionality of switchable glass. Operating similarly to another notable project at the DC Thomson Fleet Street building, Ruskin cleverly utilise the rear projection functionality in its external switchable glass windows to project a dissected video that appears to interact with the windows as individual screens. This helps to create the ultimate ‘blank canvas’ for them to fill with the institution’s undeniable creativity.

They also make great use of the privacy function switchable glass inherently boasts. Using it to conceal the inside of the building during night time, they are able to alternate between an environment of openness and mystery at the press of a button, shrouding the contents of the building in frosted privacy or unveiling new installations or projects in style completely within their control.

maandag 30 oktober 2017

Guggenheim Bilbao’s 20th Anniversary Show.

The Guggenheim Bilbao is the building that changed the fortunes of a city, and made Bilbao one of the cultural centres of Europe. This architectural icon and bastion of high art turns 20 in October 2017, and commissioned a new piece from 59 Productions to celebrate that anniversary. Using entirely original music, sound, light and projection, Frank Gehry’s astonishing titanium-clad building is augmented and transformed over a series of nights in a spectacle accessible to citizens of Bilbao and tourists alike. The technical and creative challenges make this on of 59’s most exciting commissions to date.

zaterdag 28 oktober 2017

Donor Wall


We used a projection for the moving elements and the elements in black are painted onto the surface. This creates a playful and interactive element to the wall.

A spectacular custom creative for a Korean department store group.

South Korean retail giant Shinsegae Corporation engaged Montreal’s Moment Factory to create custom creative for the 6-storey LED centrepiece of a new shopping and entertainment complex in Daegu, south of Seoul.

Hired only weeks before the public opening, says the experiential agency, Moment Factory applied our broad experience in entertainment to rapidly activate the teams required to design and produce four distinct, awe-inspiring content pieces: Identity tricks the eye with 3D trompe-l’oeil architectural transformations, Luxury Box transports visitors deep into imaginary crystallizations of precious materials, Static Beauty livens up the mood with the story of fashion accessory paradise, while Rooms is an engaging, romantic comedy music video.

Reno Depot - The Sky

This #DOOH campaign from @RenoDepot_CA and @SidLee really hit the mark. See the collor mix from the screen and the sky

Nice Floor Stand.

OP1 floor stand from Vogel’s reinterprets the way in which television integrates with contemporary living.

More info here.

maandag 23 oktober 2017

Narrativas em Movimento Porto Calvo.

In the year that Porto Calvo celebrates 381 years the port porto calvense witnessed an unprecedented representation of its history. The façade of the Church of Our Lady of the Presentation, inaugurated in 1610, was transformed into a large screen where the most prominent signs of local identity were presented. Popular figures, folk groups and scholars. Everything the region has to offer is used in the creation of the audiovisual show. The result was surprising. An impact that is easily perceived in the expressions of enchantment of the audience. Hypnotized glances observe before him a construction of images that sometimes resembles a documentary, sometimes refers to the language of the video clip. At other times it becomes a sequence of subjective visual experiments. It’s 200 years of epic narratives.

Learn more about the project at http://nucleozero.com.br

vrijdag 20 oktober 2017

Digital Signage Art in London.

Broadgate Cube - Artist Rupert Newman

The cube is made up of a combination of digital LED and static mirrored panels. The split between a mix of media and mirrored panels showcase beautiful visual pieces, whilst reflecting the surrounding environment of the bustling London square.

From Projection Artworks.

donderdag 19 oktober 2017

3D Academy 2017

The 3D Academy is a unique 2-day hands-on training program in Mixed Reality. It is organized by world immersion forum Stereopsia, and coordinated by Belgian VR evangelist Christophe Hermanns, from Vigo Universal. More information on: stereopsia.com/3d-academy

woensdag 18 oktober 2017

The next-generation classroom display.

The 13-inch JOAN Classroom shows the daily schedule for a classroom right where students need it most, at the classroom door. An elegant, ultra-reliable device that feels at home in any interior.

13-inch non-touch screen. The lecture currently taking place, the one coming up and the 5 that follow.
Paperlike. No glare, no light pollution.
Integration with 25Live from CollegeNET.  Instant real-time updates, across all locations.
Premium design and build for an ultra reliable solution. Available in black or grey.
Zero cost installation. No wires.
Up to 12 months of battery life.
Magnetic Mount included. VESA mount compatible.

The JOAN Classroom is based on a 13" 1600x1200 E Ink Carta display and can last for 12 months on battery.

dinsdag 17 oktober 2017

Direct view LED in Cinema.

LED displays and full digital visualization solutions are moving forward at an accelerated rate as technology advances. These advancements in display technology are leading to increased reliability with decreased weight, as well as greater efficacy and an improved picture quality. The picture quality improvements in particular have transformed digital signage to the point where it now rivals the quality seen on the best LCD and OLED TVs. Direct-view LED displays, long considered competitive only in digital signage, are on the threshold of becoming competitive with DLP by Digital Cinema Initiative standards, and with such continuous improvements in RGB SMD LED displays, a new large integrators market may be on the horizon. This market could potentially be worth $10 billion over the next 10 years!

The current Digital Cinema Initiative started with the “opportunity” provided by the Texas Instruments DLP device and the total cinema system solution. That system, first demonstrated in 1996 and launched in 1999, has led to more than 144,000 DLP Digital Cinema installations. These systems were installed over a 20-year period, as cinema transitioned from film to digital projections, and LED can now at last rival DLP in every regard. When direct-view LED displays address the LED performance capabilities of high dynamic range, improved contrast ratio, higher brightness, wider color gamut, and motion processing in a compliant manner, a revolution of DLP replacements could occur.

Imagine the new business opportunities that will be created as hundreds, then thousands, of DLP Cinema systems are replaced every year by LED displays. These replacements will often include dramatic refurbishment of the system solution as well, and the LED display will of course change from DLP projection to direct view LED. The audio systems will incorporate new psychoacoustics and speaker systems to manage the different audio performance of the LED screen over the projection screen, and the same theater auditoriums will also be modified to provide a unique experience never before achievable with DLP projection. This “Active Screen experience,” has ahead of it a deterministic technology development path to attain and surpass these goals. With the help of studios and cinematographers, countless things will become possible with direct-view LED in cinema.

The technical requirements for a cinema quality display are, as of right now, party to industry specifications. However, the actual acceptance of a new display solution that can replace the current deeply entrenched DLP solution will be driven by the experts in the movie and storytelling business. DLP went through years of assessment and improvement to support the experts’ requirements to transition from film to digital projection cinema. The steps toward direct-view LED cinema will require a similar process. Experts and standards groups must come together with cinematographers and studios to assure that the end result, “a story well told,” is attained and (ideally) enhanced beyond current DLP.

Emissive displays like LED have visually perceivable characteristics far different from those of a DLP projector on a screen. The creative experts (and audiences) are only interested in the final image and the impression it makes, so all the factors that impact that image must be considered in order to create films that capture true life. The list of challenges is significant, but not overwhelming.

LED display has limitations to overcome, but each of these seems possible. The final image looks and feels compelling to cinematographers and movie theater experts, but that is a hard metric to quantify. An active screen is different than a projected image, and reliability and maintenance must align to normal theater maintenance. Additionally, any visible structure in the screen must be mitigated, so fixed pattern noise is invisible to the viewer. Perhaps most importantly, the cost of the LED display must approach that of the DLP.

One new attribute of LED display is that it can be curved. A curved screen from projection can be dramatically improved upon by an emissive LED display solution with no issues of focus or keystone. The LED display image can also be enhanced with periodic calibration to assure image quality is always in spec. The commercial display industry has an exciting new market emerging in LED display for the highest performance solutions. With challenges overcome, installations and support of thousands of new displays will transform the experience in entertainment and cinema.

maandag 16 oktober 2017

Amey pioneers hyper-real simulation training to wake drivers up to danger.

Leading infrastructure services firm Amey has launched a new virtual reality tool to wake drivers up to the dangers of falling asleep at the wheel.

The cutting edge new driver training simulator – to be offered as part of a suite of training to the firm’s 13,000 drivers across the UK - combines 360 degree sights, sensations and movements in a way more traditionally associated with the gaming industry.

The venture into totally immersive experience training is believed to be a first in the infrastructure industry as the company pursues ever greater safety performance across all its 300-plus client contracts.

Developed as part of a creative technology incubation project with global experience design company Holovis, Amey’s innovative new kit was unveiled to more than 100 company fleet and transport managers and suppliers at its Fleet and Plant Transport Conference in Oxford on October 11 and 12.

More information here

Social Wall


Do you want to display a Social Wall on a large LED screen for your event?

Big Screens On The Go are one of the largest rental and screen providers in the US and they recently used our Social Wall at a number of events they manage. As part of the complete package they are able to provide not only large LED screens but also content that is engaging and designed to drive engagement and sponsorship revenue. When dealing with multiple customers and displaying content that is relevant to their brand and business, Big Screens On The Go needed a solution that was flexible and scalable. More importantly, it needed to be a solution that can be easily managed for different events. This is where our Custom Branding Social Wall solved the problem. We built a custom dashboard by using our AdvertiseMe.TV solution and integrated it with Social Wall so that Big Screens On The Go could login and easily update the marketing content.

vrijdag 13 oktober 2017

LG OLED Videowall in Dubai Mall - World Record on 3 Categories.

Impressive !!

3 Guiness World Record Holder for being the
(1)Largest High Definition Video Wall
(2)Highest Resolution Video Wall
(3)Largest OLED Screen
1.7billion pixels
50 meters Wide
14 meters High
Located in Dubai Mall EMAAR
powered by LG OLED

donderdag 12 oktober 2017

Barco ClickShare CSE-800 Product demonstration.

DSCC updates their OLED forecasts up, sees over $60 billion in revenues by 2022.

Market research company DSCC has updated their OLED models, as the company sees more capital spending then before and a larger OLED market going forward.

The OLED market in general will grow 57% in 2017, according to DSCC, to reach $23.2 billion. Growth will continue to be strong with a 50% increase in 2018 (to $34.9 billion) and a CAGR of 27% from 2016 to 2022. In 2022 the market will surpass $60 billion.

Specifically for the OLED TV market, DSCC sees LG increasing its capacity and shifting its product mix to meet demand. OLED TV panel shipments will grow at a CAGR of 49% between 2016 to 2022 to reach 9.5 million units (and $5.9 billion in sales).

The main market for OLED displays will remain smartphone displays - in 2022 this market segment alone will generate $54 billion in revenues - with a market share of at least 85%. OLED technology will overtake LCD in 2020 and by 2027 all smartphones will adopt OLED displays - apparently DSCC does not believe in any next-gen display technology that may replace OLED or at least compete with OLEDs in the future...

woensdag 11 oktober 2017

U-Machine @ Quai Des Savoirs

Dance, pole dance, music & interactive video performance by U-Machine report of our show @ Quai Des Savoirs during Electro Alternativ festival. Septembre 2017 - Toulouse.

maandag 9 oktober 2017

Ciuc - Lumea Noua

On the occasion of Ciuc - New World launch, Ogilvy Romania asked us to create a choreographic show with 3D animations. Thus, in mid-May 2017, we were present in a new and less familiar setting, where we blended contemporary dance with what we do best.


Water spit

Video, water installation in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland.

zondag 8 oktober 2017

MistForm fog display changes shape and supports interactivity.

Source; www.inavateonthenet.net

A shape-changing fog screen breaks new ground as University of Sussex researchers in the UK add interactive capabilities.

The University of Sussex presented its invention, called MistForm, on May 10, at CHI 2017, a Denver, USA conference on human-computer interaction.

The university outlined a product that allows users to reach through the display and interact with 2D and 3D objects that change shape and position. It is this fact that, according to the researchers, that makes MistForm stand out among fog screens such as the Leia Display System reported on by InAVate in 2014.

Because fog displays scatter light in an uneven way, the researches point out that you get differing amounts of light in different directions. The researchers say that by understanding the scattering patterns and controlling the shape, they can solve visibility and brightness problems that have plagued similar systems.

The team also harnessed shape reconstruction and 3D projection algorithms to better support user interaction and remove image distortion.

In a statement on the university’s website, Dr Diego Martinez Plasencia, a lecturer in the Interact Lab at the University of Sussex’s School of Engineering and Informatics, said: “This has the potential to enable new forms of interaction and collaboration with computers, liberating users from fixed, static screens and opening up whole new interactive spaces.

“This latest study builds upon early concepts to provide a far more enjoyable and reliable user experience, by combining two exciting technologies to combat the issues of distortion and uneven brightness that we often see with fog screens.

“With other 3D display technologies your eyes need to focus on the display surface, even if you see an object ‘popping out’ of the screen. If you then try to touch it, your eyes will need to focus either on your hand or on the display, which soon can lead to eye fatigue (unless the 3D object and your hand are really close to the display surface). MistForm can adapt to these scenarios, moving the display surface so that both the object and the hand remain comfortably visible. With this kind of technique, we can provide comfortable direct hand 3D interaction in all the range your arms can reach.”

zaterdag 7 oktober 2017

An immersive, therapeutic experience that engages families and patients, helping to lessen the stress of a hospital visit.

Solution: 45 NEC X464UN displays in a video wall configuration

Explore how harnessing the power of immersive story telling through the implementation of a video wall, created a visually engaging, therapeutic adventure for patients and their families.

Location: Wilmington, Delaware More information here

vrijdag 6 oktober 2017

Ikea vending machine offers kitchen tools.

Ikea's kitchen store had a premiere on September 1, a vending machine at Hötorget's subway station will get customers to find the new store.

Ikea has installed a vending machine at a Stockholm subway station to sell small kitchen items such as a garlic press, an egg slicer and other tools, according to Ehandel.com, a retail site. The machine is located near a new Ikea kitchen products store.

The temporary store is about 4,300 square feet and includes a showroom with seven display kitchens, according to a press release from Ikea Sweden.

The vending machine, which will be up for a few weeks, encourages consumers to "get a kitchen to go with their garlic press."

The machine accepts payment cards.

Miki Tabakovic, deputy country sales director for Ikea Sweden, said the company wants to show Ikea is widely available, not just in its department stores.

donderdag 5 oktober 2017

Interactive Mirror

Add some magic to your Touch Screen with our Mirror PCAP Touch Screens. The stunning display is sure to create an impression on users as they interact with the mirror! Suitable for a wide range of applications from fitting rooms, retail stores, from hotels to parties the list of possibilities is endless with such a unique display like this. With a brightness of 450cd/m2 the screen is perfectly calibrated so content in white shines bright for users and areas left in black are reflective.

More info here.

Touch CMS
Dual OS
PCAP Touch
10 Point Touch

dinsdag 3 oktober 2017

MeetAlive: Room-Scale Omni-Directional Display System for Multi-User Content and Control Sharing.

MeetAlive: Room-Scale Omni-Directional Display System for Multi-User Content and Control Sharing
Andreas Rene Fender, Hrvoje Benko, Andy Wilson

ISS 2017 - ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces
Session: From Wall Displays to Liquid Matter

MeetAlive combines multiple depth cameras and projectors to create a room-scale omni-directional display surface designed to support collaborative face-to-face group meetings. With MeetAlive, all participants may simultaneously display and share content from their personal laptop wirelessly anywhere in the room. MeetAlive gives each participant complete control over displayed content in the room. This is achieved by a perspective corrected mouse cursor that transcends the boundary of the laptop screen to position, resize, and edit their own and others’ shared content. MeetAlive includes features to replicate content views to ensure that all participants may see the actions of other participants even as they are seated around a conference table. We report on observing six groups of three participants who worked on a collaborative task with minimal assistance. Participants’ feedback highlighted the value of MeetAlive features for multi-user engagement in meetings involving brainstorming and content creation.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3132272.3134117


Make your audience go wild.

Introducing the Panasonic RZ21K, the new 20.000 lumen laser projector that will make your audience go wild.

zondag 1 oktober 2017

Samsung maakt VR-bril met Windows.

Na bedrijven als Acer, Asus en Dell lijkt ook Samsung een virtualrealitybril te maken die gebruik zal maken van Windows Mixed Reality.

Een Twitter-gebruiker die de naam WalkingCat gebruikt, en die eerder ook al twitterde over onaangekondigde Windows-producten, plaatste afbeeldingen van de Samsung-headset online. Net als andere VR-brillen met Windows krijgt het Samsung-apparaat twee camera's aan de voorkant die de positie van de gebruiker en van de speciale controllers vaststellen. Aan de bril vast zit een koptelefoon van Samsung-dochtermerk AKG. Verdere specificaties zijn niet bekend. Het is ook onduidelijk wanneer de bril moet verschijnen.

Volgende maand komen de eerste Windows Mixed Reality-brillen op de markt. Met een update voor Windows 10 wordt ondersteuning voor virtual reality aan het besturingssysteem toegevoegd. De Windows-brillen, die verkrijgbaar zullen zijn voor prijzen vanaf 299 euro, gaan concurreren met de Oculus Rift en HTC Vive. Die duurdere VR-brillen zijn al sinds vorig jaar op de markt en bedienen vooral fanatieke gamers.

Facade Fest 2017.

Façade Festival 2017 was a huge success. The festival lit up the popular Robson square neighbourhood in downtown Vancouver and had the Vancouver Art Gallery awash with a multitude of colours and images. We loved working with the Burrard Arts Foundation and having the opportunity to mentor the immensely talented artists involved in the project.