Vol 24 - Issue 31


DVB Switch Drives Hemix Index Growth in Germany

by Yvette Raikes

The German Home Electronics Market Index (HEMIX) is a joint project of the Federal Association of Retail Technology (BVT), GfK Retail and Technology and GFU Consumer and Home Electronics. It has shown 2.2% YoY …

Tags:CE (Consumer Electronics) Data| Germany| Large Display Monitor| Market Data| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 24 - Issue 31

More Details on Tesco Kiosks

by Bob Raikes

We reported last week on a deal by Evoke to put kiosks into Tesco. The company did not reply to our enquiry, but we were able to find out that a total of 250 …

Tags:Kiosks| Large Display Monitor| Retail| Tesco| Vol 24 - Issue 31

EE TV Adds Alexa Voice Control

by Yvette Raikes

BT-owned EE TV is offering support for Alexa voice control, the first UK operator to do so. Customers will be able to ask what’s on or record shows, using the same source as Freeview …

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Nikkei Highlights Japanese OLED Players

by Bob Raikes

The Nikkei has published a nice infographic that identifies the Japanese companies in materials and equipment that are profiting from the boom in investment and sales in OLEDs in Korea and China. As well …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| OLED Materials| Production Equipment| Vol 24 - Issue 31

Multiple Display Use Continues to Rise

by Yvette Raikes

Users believe that productivity can go up by 42% if multiple displays are used, according to a survey conducted by Jon Peddie Research. However, this view of the increase in productivity has remained the …

Tags:Desktop Monitors| Jon Peddie Research (JPR)| Large Display Monitor| Vol 24 - Issue 31

Blur Busters Pushes Refresh Rates

by Bob Raikes

The Blur Busters website has reported on a new Zisworks UltraHD 120Hx monitor that has alternate modes that support frame rates at up to 480Hz, although at that frame rate, the resolution drops down …

Tags:Desktop Monitors| Game Playing| HFR - High Frame Rate| Large Display Monitor| Vol 24 - Issue 31

HMD Global Unveils Nokia 8

by Bob Raikes

HMD Global has released the Nokia 8 flagship smartphone which has a 5.3″ IPS display with 2560 x 1440 (16:9) with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The Android phone is available in a single or …

Tags:Mobile Display Monitor| Nokia| Smartphones| Vol 24 - Issue 31

Apple Watch 3 in MP in Q4

by Bob Raikes

While some sources suggest that Apple may announce the next Apple Watch Series 3 in September, a Chinese language source has said that mass production will not start until Q4. The report said that …

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US Pay-TV Providers Lose Out to Internet

by Yvette Raikes

Six months ago (Vol 24 No 11), the Leichtman Research Group published figures showing a drop in US pay-TV users, with subscribers moving to internet-delivered services. At that time, the biggest providers in each …

Tags:Cable Cutting (cord cutting)| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| TV Viewing| USA| Vol 24 - Issue 31

Next Light Field Streaming Workshop Announced

by Yvette Raikes

The next Streaming Media for Field of Light Displays event will be added to Display Summit in Sterling VA, USA. The SMFoLD workshop will take place on 3rd October followed by the conference on …

Tags:Back Panel| Events| Large Display Monitor| Light Field Displays| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 24 - Issue 31

A Photoluminescent Display that also Harvests Ambient Energy

by Arthur Berman

A recent prototype demonstrates how, by replacing the phosphor screen in a Laser Phosphor Display (LPD) with a Luminescent Solar Concentrator (LSC), it becomes possible to harvest energy from ambient light as well as …

Tags:Phosphors| Solar Panels| Vol 24 - Issue 31

Display Week Calls For Papers

by Yvette Raikes

Display Week 2018 is not until 22-25 May 2018 but papers must be submitted by 1st December 2017. The event will be held in Los Angeles and will cover virtual and augmented reality, artificial …

Tags:Back Panel| Events| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 24 - Issue 31