Vol 22 - Issue 51


Apple “Steady as she goes” in the Year(s) Ahead

by Bob Raikes

We have a shorter issue this week as the Western world winds down towards the holiday. European business will be closed from today until the opening of CES on January 4th, although the Display …

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DCS Talks About 4 Ways to a 4 Way Finish

by Bob Raikes

The Digital Cinema Society (DCS) is an organisation we keep a watching brief on. The group recently held an event in Hollywood on “4 Ways to a 4K Finish”, which included talks on storage …

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2015 was “Banner Year” for AMOLED Smartphones

by Tom Allen

21% of the smartphone display market was taken by Full HD smartphone panels in Q3’15 – largely due to the increase in AMOLED display adoption by Samsung and other vendors, says IHS. Unit shipments …

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SM Cinema is First Laser Customer in Philippines

by Tom Allen

SM Cinema, in the Philippines, has chosen to install Christie’s 6P laser projectors and Vive Audio system in its new location on the resort island of Cebu. The CP42LH projector was installed in one …

Tags:APAC| Back Panel| Christie| Cinema| Large Display Monitor| Laser Projectors| Vol 22 - Issue 51

TV Shopping Pushes Acer Sales at Christmas

by Tom Allen

Acer has sold 70,000 units of its Liquid Leap smartband (Display Monitor Vol 21 No 18) in the USA, during a 24-hour promotion with a TV shopping channel earlier this month.

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Vodafone Launches 4k in Germany

by Tom Allen

ADSL customers of Vodafone Deutschland are now being offered a new UltraHD STB that can be used to access the company’s IPTV and VoD services. The box is called The TV Centre, and features …

Tags:4k| Germany| Large Display Monitor| STBs| UltraHD (4KTV)| Vodafone| Vol 22 - Issue 51

CRN Names German Channel Champions

by Tom Allen

The CRN (Germany) Channel Champions in the monitor and projector market have been named for 2015. These are the channel managers who are recognised as going and and beyond the call of duty, bringing …

Tags:Asus| Awards| Back Panel| BenQ| Channels| Germany| Large Display Monitor| LG Electronics (LGE)| Vol 22 - Issue 51

Client Devices Will Return to Growth in 2016

by Tom Allen

The global market for thin clients and terminal clients slipped 6.7% YoY in Q3’15 according to IDC. Shipments compared poorly to the strong results of 2014, and were also hampered by economic and currency …

Tags:IDC| Large Display Monitor| Market Data| Thin Clients| Vol 22 - Issue 51

Ultra HD Forum to Publish HDR Guide Pre-NAB

by Tom Allen

The UltraHD Forum has signed 15 new members since IBC in September, bringing its total to more than 45 companies. New sign-ups include Broadcom, Sky, Fox, DirecTV, Sigma Designs and Marvell. The first version …

Tags:4k| HDR - High Dynamic Range| Large Display Monitor| NAB 2016| UltraHD| Vol 22 - Issue 51


Huawei Sets New Record

by Tom Allen

Huawei has said that it has sold over 100 million smartphones this year – a new record amongst Chinese firms. Last year, the company sold 75 million phones. He Gang, president of Huawei’s mobile …

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LCDs in Your Eye?

by Tom Allen

Devesh Mistry, a postgraduate research student at the University of leeds, is developing a liquid crystal contact lens. The lens could restore long-sightedness in older people, whose natural lenses are less elastic than younger …

Tags:Contact Lens Display| Eyewear| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 51

Panasonic Develops UHD Surgical Monitor

by Tom Allen

To meet growing demand from the medical community, Panasonic has introduced a 31.5″ UltraHD display called the EJ-ML432Z. These products are particularly needed in areas such as laparoscopic, arthroscopic and microscopic surgery, where Full …

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