Vol 24 - Issue 26


Gotta talk about those stupid glasses – Can’t help it

by Kathleen Maher

VR is doomed. VR is going to change the technology world AR and VR are not the same so why do we keep talking about them as if they are? There, that should get …

Tags:Augmented Reality| CAVEs| Virtual Reality| Vol 24 - Issue 26

Consolidation, OLEDs and LEDs

by Bob Raikes

Most of the event was about software and systems. There was a panel about consolidation in the industry, with the CEOs of MultiQ and ZetaDisplay. Both agreed that there was more consolidation (but then, …

Tags:Digital Signage| DSS Europe 2017| Large Display Monitor| OLEDs| Video Walls| Vol 24 - Issue 26

Iiyama Adds 68-series With Touch

by Bob Raikes

Iiyama has introduced the UltraHD 68 series of display which will be available in 65″ (TE6568MIS-B1AG), 75″ (TE7568MIS-B1AG) and 86″ (TE8668MIS-B1AG) and that support infrared touch with up to 20 points. The displays use …

Tags:Iiyama| Interactive Displays| Large Display Monitor| LFD - Large Format Display| Vol 24 - Issue 26

Will LG Supply a 2:1 OLED for the Next Google Pixel XL?

by Bob Raikes

The Android Police blog claims to have “Exclusive” information that the next version of Google’s top-of-the-line smartphone, the Pixel XL, will have a 6″ flexible OLED display with a an 18:9 aspect ratio and …

Tags:Google| LG Displays (LGD)| Mobile Display Monitor| Smartphones| Vol 24 - Issue 26

Westinghouse Releases first TVs with Amazon FireTV

by Bob Raikes

Westinghouse has released TVs using the Amazon Fire TV operating system, including the Alexa voice control system and with sizes from 43″ to 65″ and prices from $450. They all use UltraHD panel, but …

Tags:Amazon| Large Display Monitor| Smart TV| USA| Vol 24 - Issue 26

LG A7 OLED Has FullHD Resolution

by Bob Raikes

LG has added a new 55″ FullHD OLED TV to its 2017 range in some countries in Europe and in some territories in Asia. The A7 (55EG9A7) sits below the five (B7, C7, E7, …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| LG Electronics (LGE)| OLED TVs| Vol 24 - Issue 26

Google Play Adds HDR to UltraHD Movies

by Bob Raikes

The Flatpanelshd.com blog site has been tracking HDR support from Google Play and now counts 42 movies as being available in UltaHD and HDR including e ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’, ‘Batman vs. Superman’, ‘Fantastic …

Tags:4k| HDR - High Dynamic Range| Large Display Monitor| OTT Video| Pay TV| Streaming Dongles| Vol 24 - Issue 26

Swedx Appoints Media Solutions

by Bob Raikes

Media Solutions of Switzerland has signed a deal with Swedx as a sales partner for kiosks, totems and video walls.

Tags:Distribution| Large Display Monitor| LFD - Large Format Display| Vol 24 - Issue 26

JCDecaux Awarded Dubai Contract

by Alan Spencer

JCDecaux will be installing new advertising spaces and interactive screens in Dubai, together with DXB Media Advertising. The project is part of the Intelligent Urban Furniture Initiative, which is a bundle of 34 new …

Tags:Digital Signage| DOOH| Large Display Monitor| MEA (Middle East & Africa)| Vol 24 - Issue 26

Digital Signage Summit Europe 2017 Exhibition

by Bob Raikes

There was an area at the conference that was devoted to an exhibition. However, as the event was so soon after Infocomm, there was little completely new hardware. Asus has been involved in digital …

Tags:DSS Europe 2017| ELO| High Brightness Displays| Large Display Monitor| Vol 24 - Issue 26

Worldwide PC Shipments Declined 4.3% in Second Quarter

by Alan Spencer

According to preliminary results from Gartner, worldwide PC shipments totalled 61.1 million units in the second quarter of 2017, which is a 4.3% decline compared to the second quarter of 2016 and is the …

Tags:Gartner| Large Display Monitor| Market Data| Mobile Display Monitor| PC Market (Personal Computers - PCs)| Vol 24 - Issue 26

Acer Attends via VC – Highlights BYOC

by Bob Raikes

Acer is now investing heavily in digital signage. The speaker from Acer was Maverick Shih, who is based in Taiwan and joined a dialogue with Rotberg via a video/Skype link Acer is investing in …

Tags:Acer| Digital Signage| DSS Europe 2017| Large Display Monitor| Vol 24 - Issue 26