Vol 23 - Issue 24


Sony Pushes VR Shipments to 9 Million

by Tom Allen

Strong pre-orders of Sony’s Playstation VR – the release date for which was announced at E3 – will push VR device shipments past 9 million units this year, says TrendForce. Reception so far has …

Tags:HMDs (Head Mounted Displays)| HTC| Mobile Display Monitor| Oculus Rift| Oculus VR| PlayStation| sony| Virtual Reality| Vol 23 - Issue 24

Do You Believe in AR?

by Tom Allen

Then practice what you preach! The iconic ‘Sword of Damocles’ prototype AR systemIvan Sutherland and his team at Harvard University built the first AR system in 1967-68. The project was supported in part by …

Tags:Augmented Reality| Mobile Display Monitor| Virtual Reality| Vol 23 - Issue 24

Wanda Brings Dolby to Asia

by Tom Allen

Dolby Laboratories has announced the first Dolby Cinema locations in Asia, through a partnership with Wanda Cinema Line. The cinemas – in Dalian, Changchun, Chongqing, and Jinan (China) – feature Dolby Vision and Dolby …

Tags:Back Panel| China| Christie| Cinema| Dolby| Dolby Atmos| Dolby Vision| HDR - High Dynamic Range| Large Display Monitor| Laser Projectors| Vol 23 - Issue 24

Smartphones Linked to ‘Transient Blindness’

by Tom Allen

Smartphone use has been tied to temporary blindness by doctors. Two women were affected after checking their phones in the dark. Doctors described the case in the New England Journal of Medicine. Both women, …

Tags:Health and Safety| Mobile Display Monitor| Virtual Reality| Vol 23 - Issue 24

Public Displays and Brexit

by Bob Raikes

I’m writing this editorial at the Digital Signage Summit in Munich. It’s interesting that there is very little about hardware in the whole event – I’m one of only a couple of hardware people …

Tags:Digital Signage| Editorial| Europe| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| UK (United Kingdom)| Vol 23 - Issue 24

NEC Uses FlatFrog in LFDs

by Tom Allen

NEC has said that its 55″ and 65″ XUHD displays – first seen at ISE this year (NEC has Big Video Wall Plans) – will use a new touch system called InGlass touch, from …

Tags:FlatFrog| Interactive Tables| ISE 2016| Large Display Monitor| LFD - Large Format Display| NEC| Touch Displays| Vol 23 - Issue 24

Any Interesting Display Stuff at CE Week?

by Ken Werner

CE Week is a miniature Consumer Electronics Show held each June in New York to make sure the CES brand is not forgotten between one January and the next. Okay, that may be a …

Tags:Consumer Electronics Industry| UltraHD & 4K| Vol 23 - Issue 24

Leyard Secures Win at Infocomm

by Tom Allen

Leyard, with its subsidiary Planar, won seven awards at Infocomm 2016. Six industry publications presented awards: AV Technology, Commercial Integrator, Digital Signage, Government Video, Sound & Video Contractor and Systems Contractor News. Two products …

Tags:Awards| Back Panel| Infocomm 2016| Large Display Monitor| Leyard| Planar| Vol 23 - Issue 24

UTS Avoids Point-to-Point With Matrox

by Tom Allen

Matrox is celebrating a win for its Maevex solution in Australia’s University of Technology Sydney – which has just built ‘the largest teaching laboratory in the Southern Hemisphere.’ The use of the Maevex encoding/decoding …

Tags:Back Panel| Education| Large Display Monitor| Matrox| Video Encoders & Decoders| Vol 23 - Issue 24

Apple Describes Phone With Wrap-Around Display

by Tom Allen

Apple has patented a phone with a wrap-around display – that is, a display encircling the device entirely. To avoid excessive battery drain, sensors would determine where the user is looking, and only the …

Tags:Apple| Mobile Display Monitor| Patents| Smartphones| Vol 23 - Issue 24

Australia Relies on Holo-Gauze at Eurovision

by Tom Allen

Holo-Gauze has said that it supplied the technology to enable Australia’s live performance at the Eurovision Song Contest this year. Three screens were used: two 3m x 5m behind singer Dami Im and one …

Tags:Back Panel| Europe| Events| Holography| Large Display Monitor| Vol 23 - Issue 24

Ignis Signs Patent License With LGD

by Tom Allen

Ignis Innovation has signed a patent license agreement with LG Display, covering its circuit technology for use in OLED displays. The agreement is non-exclusive, but specific terms were not disclosed. Analyst Comment I wrote …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| LG Displays (LGD)| Mobile Display Monitor| OLEDs| Patents| Vol 23 - Issue 24