Vol 22 - Issue 24


‘PoWiFi’ Enables Wireless Charging and Internet Access

by Tom Allen

A prototype Wi-Fi router can be used to charge devices wirelessly. Engineers at Washington University in the USA developed the ‘PoWiFi’ routers and have installed them in six homes. They use a technology called …

Tags:Back Panel| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 24| Wireless Charging

Signage Sentiment Rises in Western and Eastern Europe

by Tom Allen

OVAB Europe continues to release results from its Digital Signage Business Climate Index for the May/June period. The DBCI tracks sentiment in the digital signage industries in several European markets. Sentiment rose again in …

Tags:Digital Signage Data| Digital Signage Federation Europe (was OVAB)| Large Display Monitor| Poland| Portugal| Spain| Vol 22 - Issue 24

Apple Watch Reaches Stores

by Tom Allen

Apple has said that the Apple Watch will be available to buy in-store from 26th June. The Watch could only be purchased online when it was launched.

Tags:Apple Watch (iWatch)| Mobile Display Monitor| Retailers| Vol 22 - Issue 24

ITRI and Orbotech Sign Flexible Display Agreement

by Tom Allen

Orbotech of Israel signed a co-operation agreement with Taiwan’s ITRI, to develop solutions for the production of flexible displays. As part of the agreement, ITRI will use Orbotech’s inspection technology to identify production bottlenecks …

Tags:Flexible Displays| ITRI| Large Display Monitor| Manufacturing| Mobile Display Monitor| SID Display Week 2015| Vol 22 - Issue 24

Prism Sees Use in E Ink Sculpture

by Tom Allen

An interactive sculpture was constructed in Chicago for the SEGD Nexpo (4th – 6th June), using E Ink’s Prism colour-changing product (E-Ink Shows Prism Displays for Architectural Applications). ‘eFlow’ was built by Ueberall International, …

Tags:Back Panel| E Ink| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| USA| Vol 22 - Issue 24

Portugese Pay-TV Rises

by Tom Allen

Anacom, the Portugese regulator, has said that there were 3.4 million pay-TV subscribers in the country at the end of Q1’15. The figure represents growth of 194,000 users YoY. 40.2% of the total were …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Pay TV| Portugal| Vol 22 - Issue 24

Technicolor HDR 2

Technicolor Gives a Glimpse of the Future

by Norbert Hildebrand

Technicolor held its yearly science and research event in Jersey City, NJ. Technicolor, the technology company which focuses on the creation, distribution and storage of image related content, has about $3.5 billion in sales. …

Tags:Augmented Reality| HDR - High Dynamic Range| Large Display Monitor| Light Field Cameras| Mobile Display Monitor| Technicolor| Virtual Reality| Vol 22 - Issue 24

Continental Announces Haptic Display System for Automotive Applications

by Norbert Hildebrand

Continental has released the Haptic Feedback Display for use in automotive applications. This display combines full touch capability with haptic feedback for the first time, the company claims in its latest press release. This …

Tags:Automotive| Haptics| Mobile Display Monitor| Touch Displays| Vol 22 - Issue 24

HDR Takes Center Stage

by Matthew Brennesholtz

On June 3rd the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers New York Chapter (SMPTE-NY) had a joint meeting with the Blue Collar Post Collective on High Dynamic Range (HDR) video, especially in terms …

Tags:HDR - High Dynamic Range| Post Production| SMPTE| Vol 22 - Issue 24

MDM Product Roundup – Vol 22 No 24

by Tom Allen

HTC has announced its first smartphone with resolution beyond 1920 x 1080. Unfortunately, the HTC One ME currently appears to be exclusive to China. The handset has a 5.2″ display with 2560 x 1560 …

Tags:China| Fingerprint Recognition| Gaze Recognition| HTC| Huawei| Mobile Display Monitor| Notebooks| sharp| Smartphones| Sunlight Readable Displays| Tobii| Vol 22 - Issue 24

E Ink Upgrades Colour Announces Shelf Label Partnership

by Steve Sechrist

At SID Display Week 2015, we took time to meet with global marketing director of E Ink Holdings, Giovani Mancini to discuss the latest developments in the E Ink (e paper) universe. This includes …

Tags:Digital Signage| E Ink| EPD (Electrophoretic)| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Retail| SID Display Week 2015| Sunlight Readable Displays| Vol 22 - Issue 24

Full-Colour OLED Patterned With Photoresist Technology

by Tom Allen

Fujifilm and Imec, a nanotechnology research institute, have worked together to develop a full-colour photoresist OLED. The result ‘paves the way to producing high-resolution and large organic electroluminescent (EL) [OLED] displays and establishing cost-competitive …

Tags:IMEC| Large Display Monitor| Manufacturing| Mobile Display Monitor| OLEDs| SID Display Week 2015| Vol 22 - Issue 24