Vol 23 - Issue 48


Could Simulation Help VR?

by Bob Raikes

Our offer to readers is always “a minimum of 48 issues per year” to allow for several weeks when we take summer vacations and to allow for the overload of trying to properly cover …

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LumiDrive from Lightspeed Takes on Aftermarket HUD

by Steve Sechrist

Flat panel LCD and OLED’s aren’t the only displays looking to the automotive market for sustainable growth. A new aftermarket HUD system is proposed by Seattle based Lightspeed Interface, with details presented to the …

Tags:Automotive| Head Up Displays HUDs| Micro Projectors| Mobile Display Monitor| Optics| SID Society| Vol 23 - Issue 48

KAIST and Long-Life, Flexible OLED Displays

by Matthew Brennesholtz

On December 1st, I had a chance to attend a lecture given by Professor Kyung Cheol Choi at the Center for Advanced Flexible Display Convergence in the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology …

Tags:Fabric & Textile Displays| Flexible Displays| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| OLED Materials| OLEDs| Vol 23 - Issue 48

Shuttle Has Low Cost Media Players

by Bob Raikes

Shuttle has announced new Arm-based media players for digital signage in its Nano series, both with UltraHD support and one using PoE. They have Android 5.1 with Shuttle digital signage software. The CPU is …

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Affinity Photo Now on Windows

by Bob Raikes

Serif of the UK has made Affinity Photo available on Windows as well as updating the Mac version. The software, which costs $50 to purchase, was chosen as Apple’s ‘App of the Year’ 2015, …

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Blippar Now Recognises 70,000 Public Faces

by Bob Raikes

The Blippar augmented reality app has been updated to allow the recognition of faces as well as objects. The company has created a database of 70,000 ‘public figures’ and users will be able to …

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Fitbit/Pebble Deal is Confirmed

by Bob Raikes

Pebble has confirmed that it is selling its software, its main asset, to Fitbit and that 40% of its staff, involved with software, have been offered jobs by Fitbit. The price is reported at …

Tags:Fitbit| Mergers & Acquisitions| Mobile Display Monitor| Reorganisation & Restructuring| Smartwatches| Vol 23 - Issue 48| Wearables

Lightvert Has Large Displays… or not…

by Bob Raikes

Lightvert in the UK – a start-up founded by Daniel Siden and a spin out from Haberdashery – has developed a patent pending technology it calls Echo that uses a single line of light, …

Tags:Advertising| DOOH| Large Display Monitor| Laser| Mobile Display Monitor| Novel Displays| Vol 23 - Issue 48

Shelfbucks has Patents on In-store Tracking

by Bob Raikes

Shelfbucks Inc said that it has acquired 24 patents in the US, covering technologies used to measure execution, compliance and performance of in-store merchandising displays. The patents also cover technology for monitoring in-store advertising …

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Quantum Materials Ships Quantum Dot Sample Sets

by Ken Werner

In my last couple of Display Dailies, I’ve written about the rapidly evolving world of quantum-dot suppliers. This is another one. No apologies for that. There’s a lot to write about. Let’s step back …

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Specktron Joins Netop in Class

by Yvette Raikes

AV company Specktron is bundling Netop’s classroom management software with its projectors and interactive displays in Europe. They say that the solution will allow teachers and trainers to manage how students use their devices …

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Norxe Uses I/ITSEC to Soft Launch Projector Company

by Chris Chinnock

Off the show floor at I/ITSEC, a new projector company was launched called norxe (pronounced Norse). It is Norway-based and founded by Jorn Eriksen, who also founded projectiondesign, which was sold to Barco a …

Tags:I/ITSEC 2016| Large Display Monitor| LED Projectors| Norway| Vol 23 - Issue 48