Vol 23 - Issue 47


Don’t Bet Against LCD Improvements

by Bob Raikes

There were no particular events to report this week, although Chris was away at I/ITSEC in Florida – a bit warmer than the weather here! I was interested to see the story about the …

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Pebble to Go to Fitbit

by Bob Raikes

Fitbit is reported to be close to buying smartwatch developer and Kickstarter success, Pebble, for between $34 million and $40 million. The deal is reported to mean the closure of the Pebble operations, with …

Tags:Fitbit| Fitness Trackers| Mobile Display Monitor| Smartwatches| Vol 23 - Issue 47| Wearables

ODG Raises $58 Million Investment

by Bob Raikes

Osterhout Design Group (ODG) said that it has received a $58 million Series A investment to accelerate production and R&D of its smart glasses products. Participating in the investment are Shenzhen O-film Tech Co., …

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Tohoku University Works on Flexible LCDs

by Norbert Hildebrand

Researchers from the Tohoku University announced results from their work on LCD based flexible displays. Up to now, the term flexible display has been strongly related with the OLED display technology. Now the research …

Tags:Flexible Displays| Japan| LCD displays| Mobile Display Monitor| R&D (Research & Development)| Vol 23 - Issue 47

Sharp US Upgrades PN-Y Series

by Bob Raikes

Sharp USA announced the PN-Y series of value-priced displays in 55″ Class (54.6″ diagonal), 49″ Class (48.5″ diagonal), 43″ Class (42.5″ diagonal) and 32″ Class (31.6″ diagonal) and intended as an alternative to the …

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Unity Now Supports Hololens

by Bob Raikes

The latest version of the Unity3D game engine, V5.5 has a number of new features, including full support for the Microsoft Holographic technology. The experience of a Hololens can be viewed in the Unity …

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SuperData Launches VR Data Network

by Bob Raikes

Market data supplier, SuperData, said that it has a new partnership network supporting ‘the $5B virtual reality industry’. It exploits SuperData’s existing data relationships with game publishers and payment providers, and the company claims …

Tags:Game Playing| Mobile Display Monitor| Virtual Reality| Vol 23 - Issue 47

Nagra & Samsung Nominated for TV Security Dongle

by Bob Raikes

Nagra and Samsung said that the TVkey USB dongle that can be used with Samsung smart TVs to allow access to proected content has been named a CES 2017 Innovation Award Honoree in the …

Tags:Awards| Large Display Monitor| Samsung| Security| TVs (TV Sets)| USB| Vol 23 - Issue 47

Webcast on High Dynamic Range

by Yvette Raikes

Mike Callahan of Elemental and Roland Vlaicu of Dolby Laboratories are leading a webcast discussion on the future of HDR for video, covering standards, single and dual layer implementations and display options. It will …

Tags:Back Panel| Dolby Vision| Elemental Technologies| HDR - High Dynamic Range| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 23 - Issue 47

Sharp, Samsung and NEC Have Best-Selling Large Displays

by Yvette Raikes

In PMA’s October large flat panel tracking for North America, Sharp led the way for 70-79″ displays with its LC-70LE661U. Samsung followed with the DM75E, while NEC was third with its E705. The top …

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NEC’s Touchscreen Overlays Meet TAA Guidelines

by Yvette Raikes

NEC Display Solutions of America’s touchscreen overlays for large displays now comply with Trade Agreements Act (TAA) guidelines. Meeting the requirements means that US government and other federal affiliates can now buy these products.

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Virgin TV Updates Box and Adds “Telly Tablet”

by Bob Raikes

In the UK, cable company Virgin Media has announced a new user interface and STB (V6) that is based on the hardware platform of Liberty Global, which owns the firm. As we reported in …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Liberty Global| Mobile Display Monitor| tablets| Vol 23 - Issue 47