Vol 25 - Issue 12

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US Consumers Deprived of Best Smartphone?

by Bob Raikes

We’ve published a day early this week as we have a public holiday on Friday in most of Europe. This week, there wasn’t one big story that dominated the news. Still, we managed to …

Tags:Editorial| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Security| Smartphones| USA| Vol 25 - Issue 12

MDM Vol 25 Issue 12 Product Roundup

by Bob Raikes

Apple has announced an update to its 9.7″ iPad that adds support for the Apple Pencil and costing from $329. The core tablet was launched a year ago (Apple Refreshes iPad, Cuts Price) but …

Tags:3D Cameras| Apple| iPad| Lenovo| Meeting Rooms| Mobile Display Monitor| Pen Input| tablets| Virtual Reality| Vol 25 - Issue 12| Wireless

DisplayLink Demos Wireless VR Adaptor at Nvidia Conference

by Andrew Fenn

DisplayLink, a provider of wireless VR graphics technology, recently showcased its latest multi-user-capable wireless VR solution at the Nvidia GPU Technology Conference. DisplayLink XR claims to deliver 78% more pixels on the HTC Vive …

Tags:AR/VR| DisplayLink| Mobile Display Monitor| Virtual Reality| Vol 25 - Issue 12| Wireless

Leyard Has Three Models in Planar VM Video Wall Series

by Bob Raikes

Leyard announced the new VM Series using its Planar brand as a family of narrow bezel FullHD LCD video wall displays with 55″ diagonal and a narrow bezel width of 1.8mm (0.9mm + 0.9mm) …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Leyard| LFD - Large Format Display| Video Walls| Vol 25 - Issue 12

Alliance for Open Media Releases AV1 specification

by Bob Raikes

We reported on the expected arrival of the new AV1 codec a couple of weeks ago (Get Ready for a New Codec) and now the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) officially released the AV1 …

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IrisVision and Samsung Launch VR Low Vision Aid in Australia

by Andrew Fenn

Samsung, IrisVision and Vision Australia have announced the Australian launch of new technology designed to help sufferers of vision impairment using virtual reality. Developed in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins optical clinic, IrisVision uses …

Tags:AR/VR| Human Visual System (HVS)| Mobile Display Monitor| Virtual Reality| Vol 25 - Issue 12

PlayStation VR Gets Permanent Price Drop in US and UK

by Andrew Fenn

Sony has announced a permanent price drop for PlayStation VR in the US and the UK, which takes effect from March 29th. Consumers can now pick up a PSVR bundle at prices starting from …

Tags:AR/VR| Mobile Display Monitor| PlayStation| Virtual Reality| Vol 25 - Issue 12

DSE Product Roundup

by Bob Raikes

In the past, we have had reporters at DSE, but the show is so close to ISE that we didn’t get much that was really new, so we haven’t repeated the exercise. However, we …

Tags:Brightsign| Large Display Monitor| Matrox| NEC| Projectors| sony| Touch Displays| Video Walls| Vol 25 - Issue 12

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Stratacache Takes X2O Media from Barco

by Bob Raikes

Stratacache has added to its previous acquisitions by buying X2O Media of Montreal from Barco, which bought the company back in 2014. Barco said that digital signage was no longer a strategic focus for …

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LeEco Failure Hits Truly Profit

by Bob Raikes

We have reported on the struggles of LeEco to survive (LeEco Still Struggling to Survive) and now Truly Semiconductor has said that it will have to right off $71 million because of a doubtful …

Tags:Financial Data| LeEco (formerly LeTV)| Mobile Display Monitor| Smartphones| Vol 25 - Issue 12

ICDM Considering SID Support

by Bob Raikes

The ICDM, which is working on display measurement, has a proposal, to be voted on during the SID Display Week in May to get financial support from the SID for a three year period, …

Tags:Back Panel| ICDM| Large Display Monitor| Measurement| Mobile Display Monitor| SID Society| Vol 25 - Issue 12

Czech Broadcaster Switches to DVB-T2 and HEVC

by Andrew Fenn

Czech Republic broadcaster, Cesk√° Televize, began transmitting its signal in the DVB-T2 format this week. The company plans to simulcast in both DVB-T2 and its predecessor format for up to 12 months, after which …

Tags:Czech Republic| DVB-T & T2| HEVC (H.265)| Large Display Monitor| Vol 25 - Issue 12