Vol 23 - Issue 25


A Weapon for LCD Against OLED?

by Bob O'Brien

In the continuous effort to improve LCD TV, to stave off the threat of OLED as well as to try to keep TV price declines to a minimum, manufacturers are pushing innovation in many …

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HTC Establishes VC Fund for VR Investment – Spins off VR

by Tom Allen

Credit: Mobile World LiveHTC has continued its commitment to virtual reality, announced the formation of a venture capital investment fund at Mobile World Congress Shanghai. The news comes just one month after we reported …

Tags:HTC| Investment| Mobile Display Monitor| Virtual Reality| Vol 23 - Issue 25

Wileyfox Copies Asian Smartphone Strategies

by Tom Allen

Wileyfox is a relatively new UK-based smartphone maker, focusing on the low end of the market. Its launched its first devices, the Swift and Storm, in 2015, and has now returned with the Spark, …

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

ADL Researchers Examine Auto-Stereo 3D

by Tom Allen

The SID held an event in London at the end of June, investigating different approaches to glass-free 3D displays. This consisted of researchers from Nanyang Technological University’s Advanced Display Laboratory discussing three types of …

Tags:Autostereo 3D| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| SID Society| UK (United Kingdom)| Vol 23 - Issue 25

Smart TVs Pass Milestone

by Tom Allen

Early 2016 marked a turning point in the TV industry: more than half of all sets shipped in Q1 were smart TVs. IHS says that the acceleration in adoption was led by China, where …

Tags:Android| IHS Markit| Large Display Monitor| Roku| Smart TV| Tizen| Vol 23 - Issue 25| Worldwide

Scala Extends Google Support

by Tom Allen

Scala has certified AOpen’s Chromebase and Asus’ Chromebit computers, as being suitable to display dynamic digital solutions built on the Scala platform. Both products were tested in areas such as media compatibility; performance under …

Tags:Chromebooks| Digital Signage Software| Google| Large Display Monitor| Scala (now Stratacache)| Vol 23 - Issue 25

Kuwada Takes Cambrios to Asia

by Tom Allen

Cambrios has appointed Ryosuke Kuwada to a newly-created position: executive adviser to the CEO. Kuwada will focus on the firm’s business development efforts in Asia. Kuwada has worked in technology sales and marketing for …

Tags:APAC| Cambrios| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| People| Recruitment & Appointments| Vol 23 - Issue 25

UDC Takes BASF’s OLED Portfolio

by Tom Allen

Universal Display Corp. has acquired the OLED IP assets of BASF SE. These include more than 500 issued and pending patents worldwide, in 86 patent families. The purchase price is approximately €87 million. The …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| OLEDs| Patents| UDC| Vol 23 - Issue 25

Reel and Galaxy Bring Barco Escape to the Middle East

by Tom Allen

We heard at CineEurope that Barco had partnered with Reel Cinemas in Dubai. What was not announced at the time was that one of the auditoriums will be using the Barco Escape solution, which …

Tags:Back Panel| Barco| Cinema Projection| Large Display Monitor| MEA (Middle East & Africa)| Vol 23 - Issue 25

Eizo Keeps ‘Almost-Square’ Alive

by Tom Allen

Eizo’s S1934 is an ‘almost-square’ 5:4 19″ monitor, for offices and control rooms requiring this more traditional format. Billed as the successor to the S1933, the monitor is in fact almost identical to this …

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TV Drives Cable Revenue

by Tom Allen

IHS stats, released by Cable Europe at the Cable Congress in Warsaw, has shown than cable revenue in Europe was up 7.1% YoY in 2015. All services grew, with TV up 5.5% and remaining …

Tags:Cable| Europe| Large Display Monitor| Vol 23 - Issue 25

BVM Seals Panel PCs

by Tom Allen

UK-based BVM Limited is now offering a 15.6″ panel PC family, sealed to meet the IP64 standard. Designed for machine control on factory floors, the AFL3 range can be panel-, wall-, rack-, stand- or …

Tags:Mobile Display Monitor| Touch PCs| Vol 23 - Issue 25