Vol 22 - Issue 37

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Marshall Adds New Monitor Features

by Bob Raikes

Marshall is a regular exhibitor at IBC. First we looked at the high end broadcast rack-mounted monitors that are in configurations with 4/3/2 or one display up to 32″ in a single chassis. MD …

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IBC 2015 Round Up

by Bob Raikes

German STB maker, ABox42, was showing a new middleware solution that it has developed that is called ABox42 OPA (Operator Android). The middleware allows for the development of Android boxes with security for pay …

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Vestel Makes Deal for Free TVs with Telefonica

by Bob Raikes

Vestel told us that it has done a deal for TVs with Telef√≥nica of Spain which plans to give them away to subscribers to the Movistar Plus service which includes all Spanish FTA DTT …

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Axiomtek Expands Rugged Panel PC Offering

by Tom Allen

Axiomtek’s newest panel PC, the GOT3217W-881-PCT, features a fanless design and waterproof enclosure, with an IP65-rated front panel. The unit offers optional 3G and WiFi connectivity. The intended application is as an HMI platform …

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Hungarian Pay-TV Continues to Grow

by Tom Allen

Hungarian regulator NMHH has said that around 3.44 million homes in the country are now taking a pay-TV service. The 10 largest pay-TV providers were responsible for 3.16 million of these. The eight largest …

Tags:Hungary| Large Display Monitor| Pay TV| Vol 22 - Issue 37

Rovi Boosts Speech and Surveys Users on Content Discovery

by Bob Raikes

Last year, one of the most impressive demos that we got was at Rovi when the firm showed us its natural language user interface tool. The system was good at understanding the context and …

Tags:IBC 2015| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| OTT Video| Rovi| Vol 22 - Issue 37

Audi Invests in OLED

by Tom Allen

Audi has shown off a concept car at the Frankfurt International Motor Show, which makes great use of OLEDs. The E-tron Quattro is an electric vehicle with a range of more than 300 miles. …

Tags:Automotive| Back Panel| Lighting| Mobile Display Monitor| OLEDs| Vol 22 - Issue 37

LGD Will Show Rollable TV at CES

by Tom Allen

LG Display is still on target to develop 60″, UltraHD, flexible and rollable transparent panels by 2017, the company has said – which it is working on as part of Korea’s Future Flagship Programme …

Tags:Flexible Displays| Large Display Monitor| LG Displays (LGD)| OLED TVs| Vol 22 - Issue 37

Source Claims Foldable Phone Will Arrive in 2016

by Tom Allen

A leak on Chinese social network Weibo – from a source that has been correct on Samsung stories in the past – claims that Samsung will launch its ‘Project Valley’ smartphone (Rumour: Project Valley …

Tags:Flexible Displays| Mobile Display Monitor| Samsung| Smartphones| Vol 22 - Issue 37

Qualcomm Makes Fast Charging Even Faster

by Tom Allen

Qualcomm has announced the third-generation of its Quick Charge technology, which will be able to charge an average phone from 0% to 80% in 35 minutes. It is said to be almost 40% more …

Tags:Batteries| Mobile Display Monitor| Power Supplies| Qualcomm| Vol 22 - Issue 37

Nokia’s Alcatel-Lucent Deal Receives Go-Ahead

by Tom Allen

Nokia’s acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent (Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent Sign MOU) has been approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). With the clearance from CFIUS and the Department of Justice (US …

Tags:Mergers & Acquisitions| Mobile Display Monitor| Nokia| USA| Vol 22 - Issue 37

HP to Cut 10% of Workforce

by Tom Allen

Meg Whitman, CEO of HP, has said that the company will need to cut between 25,000 and 30,000 jobs in its process of splitting (HP to Split into Two Companies) – equal to about …

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