Vol 22 - Issue 41


IMDs at an Inflection Point

by Bob Raikes

This week, I spent some time with Sharp in Malta and had a chance to see the Big Pad large interactive display close up and in a demonstration of how it can be used …

Tags:Editorial| Interactive Displays| Interactive Projectors| Large Display Monitor| Meeting Rooms| Microsoft| Mobile Display Monitor| Smart Technologies Inc| Vol 22 - Issue 41


Takeover at Promethean Now Done

by Tom Allen

Having first been announced in July, the takeover of Promethean by China’s NetDragon has been unconditionally accepted (China’s NetDragon Launches Promethean Bid). NetDragon, through subsidiary Digital Train, will pay £84.1 million ($130 million) for …

Tags:China| Large Display Monitor| Mergers & Acquisitions| Promethean| Vol 22 - Issue 41


Promethean Takes LBO’s Touch Tech

by Tom Allen

Promethean has acquired interactive touch and pen technology from UK-based Light Blue Optics . As well as the technology IP, the acquisition also includes ‘a key member of LBO’s engineering team’. Going forward, Promethean …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Promethean| Touch| Vol 22 - Issue 41

Millward Brown Sees Digital Video Consumption Rising Globally

by Norbert Hildebrand

Millward Brown part of the Kantar Group focuses on advertising effectiveness and brand development has published some results of their recent survey on TV versus digital viewing. This also covers the consumption and reception …

Tags:Advertising| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| OTT Video| Streaming Video| TV (Television)| TV Viewing| Video over IP (VIP)| Vol 22 - Issue 41

Sharp Explains its Reorganisation and Restructuring in Europe.

by Bob Raikes

Sharp held a big dealer and press event in Malta this week, three years since its last Expo. We were there for the press day and the first of 850 dealer partners were arriving …

Tags:Europe| Large Display Monitor| Meeting Rooms| Reorganisation & Restructuring| sharp| Vol 22 - Issue 41

AV Stumpfl Shows Off at LDI

by Tom Allen

AV Stumpfl will show its largest-ever product lineup at LDI 2015 (23rd – 25th October, Las Vegas). The company will show its Fullwhite, Monoblox and VarioLock projection screens. Also viewable will be the Wings …

Tags:Back Panel| Large Display Monitor| Projection Screens| USA| Vol 22 - Issue 41

Wavien Ceases Operations

by Bob Raikes

We heard this week that optical technology specialist, Wavien, has ceased operations. Wavien developed special technology for light recycling.

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 41

MMD Refreshes E-Line

by Tom Allen

MMD has refreshed its range of Philips consumer monitors: the E-Line. The 23″ 237E7QDSB uses an AH-IPS panel, while the 23.6″ 246E7QDSW and 27″ 276E7QDSW use PLS panels (Samsung’s version of IPS); the larger …

Tags:Desktop Monitors| Large Display Monitor| MMD (AOC Philips)| Vol 22 - Issue 41

Smart Board Considers Sale

by Tom Allen

Smart Technologies has updated its financial outlook for the 2016 fiscal year, and announced its intent to embark on a strategic review. New solutions are generating a growing share of Smart’s total revenue. However, …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Reorganisation & Restructuring| Smart Technologies Inc| Vol 22 - Issue 41

MStar Works on Dolby Vision SoCs

by Tom Allen

Dolby and MStar are working together to deliver Dolby Vision UltraHD SoCs for HDR TVs next year. The companies will collaborate to optimise Dolby Vision for integration into MStar’s video processing engine.

Tags:Chips| Dolby Vision| HDR - High Dynamic Range| Large Display Monitor| Semiconductors| Vol 22 - Issue 41

Dolby Vision Will Soon be Available in a Consumer TV Set

by Ken Werner

Last week, Vizio and Dolby Laboratories announced pricing and availability of the Vizio Reference Series TV sets, which the companies described as “the industry’s first-ever complete High Dynamic Range solution with Dolby Vision playback …

Tags:Dolby Vision| Vizio| Vol 22 - Issue 41| Wide Colour Gamut (WCG)

LG Wins Fairness Prize for Second Year

by Tom Allen

German consumers have chosen LG Electronics as the fairest TV manufacturer in the country, for the second year in a row. The German Fairness Prize is presented by new channel N-TV and the German …

Tags:Awards| Back Panel| Germany| Large Display Monitor| LG Electronics (LGE)| Vol 22 - Issue 41