Vol 23 - Issue 25


Political turmoil in the UK and Prosumers

by Bob Raikes

A British prime minister of the 1960s, Harold Wilson, is famous for saying once that “A week is a long time in politics”. Frankly, in my home country of the UK, a day seems …

Tags:Editorial| Europe| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| UK (United Kingdom)| Vol 23 - Issue 25

Epson Performs Well in May

by Tom Allen

PMA Research has announced the top-selling projectors in the USA in March. The company divides the results into three categories: ‘home entertainment’, ‘mainstream’ and ‘4,000+ lumen’. Optoma had a pair of projectors in the …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| PMA Research| Projectors| USA| Vol 23 - Issue 25

Cineplexx Uses Dolby in Redesign

by Tom Allen

Austrian cinema chain Cineplexx has opened a new Dolby Cinema location in Salzburg. Dolby Cinema facilities combined Dolby Vision-capable laser projectors with Dolby Atmos audio. The cinema opened on the 29th June in Salzburg …

Tags:Austria| Cinema| Dolby| Dolby Atmos| Dolby Vision| Large Display Monitor| Vol 23 - Issue 25

Vuzix Invites M300 Early Access

by Tom Allen

In preparation for the launch of its M300 smart glasses, Vuzix has launched the M300 ‘Vuzix Industrial Partner’ (VIP) programme. This will provide more support for software app partners. It is invitation-only programme for …

Tags:Augmented Reality| HMDs (Head Mounted Displays)| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 23 - Issue 25| Vuzix

Blu Produces $50 Smartphone

by Tom Allen

Miami-based Blu Products has added an incredibly low-cost model to its lineup: the $100 R1 HD – or $50 on Amazon. Price is a key feature with the R1 HD. Buying the phone by …

Tags:Mobile Display Monitor| Smartphones| USA| Vol 23 - Issue 25

Casio Scores Two Wins at Infocomm

by Tom Allen

Casio’s XJ-F210WN DLP projector (Casio Phases Out M Series) was the winner of two Best of Show awards from Newbay Media publications Tech & Learning and Digital Signage at Infocomm. Winning products were judged …

Tags:Awards| Back Panel| Casio| DLP Projectors| Infocomm 2016| Large Display Monitor| Vol 23 - Issue 25

Ray Tracing for VR With Imagination and 3Glasses

by Tom Allen

Imagination Technologies is working with 3Glasses of China to promote ray tracing technology in mainstream consumer VR devices. 3Glasses produces such devices and Imagination developed the PowerVR graphics IP, which can be used for …

Tags:Imagination Tech| Mobile Display Monitor| ray tracing| Virtual Reality| Vol 23 - Issue 25


Sony’s Passes 100,000

by Tom Allen

Sony has signed more than 100,000 customers up to its Playstation Vue web TV service since it was launched in March (Sony’s Vue Service Now Live). One person, speaking to Bloomberg, thought that the …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| OTT Video| sony| USA| Vol 23 - Issue 25

Samsung Continues OLED Transition

by Tom Allen

According to Hangkyung News of Korea, Samsung is planning to close down more of its LCD manufacturing lines, replacing them with OLED facilities. Specifically, the source names Samsung’s L7 plant in Asan, S.Korea. This …

Tags:Korea| Large Display Monitor| LCD Fabs| Mobile Display Monitor| Samsung Display| Vol 23 - Issue 25

Samsung’s Signage Displays Use TV Tuners

by Tom Allen

Two new Smart Signage TV displays, designed for 16/7 operation, have been released by Samsung in the US. The RH series (48″ RH48E and 55″ RH55E) have a three-year warranty and can be used …

Tags:Digital Signage| Large Display Monitor| LFD - Large Format Display| Samsung| Tuners| TV (Television)| Vol 23 - Issue 25

OTT Accelerates in Eastern Europe

by Tom Allen

Eastern Europe is waking up to the potential of OTT, says Digital TV Research, which predicts revenues in the region will reach almost $2 billion by 2021. This is up from $26 million in …

Tags:Europe| Large Display Monitor| OTT Video| Pay TV| Poland| Russia| Vol 23 - Issue 25

Gentex LCD Rear-View Mirror Set to Debut in Cadillac

by Arthur Berman

The technology used in automobile rear view mirrors has followed a logical progression. First, it was a simple mirror, then a day/night option was added. Next, the mirror became auto dimming and other non-mirror …

Tags:Automotive| Mirror Displays| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 23 - Issue 25