Vol 25 - Issue 12


Digital CRT Tube Resurrected

by Bob Raikes

We spotted an interesting article on a CRT numeric display tube that is called the Nimo. It never really caught on as there were many options at the time – all of which did …

Tags:Back Panel| CRT| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 25 - Issue 12

Ten OLED Companies Launch OLED Licht Forum in Germany

by Andrew Fenn

Ten companies and research institutes from the OLED industry have teamed up to launch the OLED Licht Forum, announced at the Light + Building trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany last week. The companies involved …

Tags:Back Panel| Germany| Large Display Monitor| Lighting| Mobile Display Monitor| OLEDs| Vol 25 - Issue 12

Roku Channel App Coming to Samsung Smart TVs This Year

by Andrew Fenn

Roku has announced that its Roku Channel app will be coming to select Samsung Smart TVs this summer. The app, originally launched in September last year, offers movies and TVs for free, supported by …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Roku| Samsung| Smart TV| Vol 25 - Issue 12

IHS: Market for Organic OLED Materials Grew in Second Half of 2017

by Andrew Fenn

The market for organic materials used to manufacture OLED display panels jumped during the second half of 2017, according to IHS Markit. Revenue was estimated to be $355 million in the second half of …

Tags:IHS Markit| Large Display Monitor| Market Data| Mobile Display Monitor| OLED Materials| Vol 25 - Issue 12

TiVo and Tru Optik Make Viewing Data Available for OTT Targeting

by Andrew Fenn

TiVo has announced a new deal with Tru Optik, the audience intelligence and data-management platform built for OTT television, designed to extend TiVo’s linear TV viewership data to the brands, agencies and publishers that …

Tags:Advertising| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Smart TV| Tivo| TV Viewing| Vol 25 - Issue 12

Google Releases “Welcome to Light Fields” for Certain VR Headsets

by Chris Chinnock

Google has been investing quite a lot into VR technologies. The latest release is what Senior Research, Paul Debevec at Google VR calls “Welcome to Light Fields”. It is a free app designed to …

Tags:Google| Light Field Cameras| Virtual Reality| Vol 25 - Issue 12

Foxconn Acquires Belkin and Its Sub-Brands in Nine-Figure Deal

by Andrew Fenn

Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT), a subsidiary of Foxconn, and Belkin have announced an agreement under which FIT has agreed to acquire Belkin—as well as it’s sub-brands Linksys, Wemo and Phyn—for approximately $866 million. The …

Tags:Foxconn (Honhai)| Large Display Monitor| Mergers & Acquisitions| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 25 - Issue 12

Alibaba and Ford Build Giant Car Vending Machine in China

by Andrew Fenn

A giant cat-themed kiosk has been built in Guangzhou, China. The Super Test-Drive Center is a collaboration between Alibaba and Ford. It’s essentially a car vending machine that provides customers with three days to …

Tags:Automotive| Back Panel| Kiosks| Large Display Monitor| Vol 25 - Issue 12

Samsung Issues Software Update for Gear S2 Smartwatch

by Andrew Fenn

Samsung has released a major software update for its Gear S2 smartwatch. Enhancements include the optimisation of icons and widgets to better suit the Gear’s circular display, along with a new shortcut widget providing …

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LDM Vol 25 Issue 12 Product Roundup

by Bob Raikes

Hangar18 of Koprivnica, Croatia, has launched two LCD TVs under the Noa Vision brands with 32″ and 43″ sizes. Features highlighted include support for DVB-T2 signals and for DVR operation with external USB. The …

Tags:Blu-ray Players| Large Display Monitor| LG Electronics (LGE)| OLED TVs| Panasonic| TVs (TV Sets)| Video Wall Processors| Vol 25 - Issue 12

The Stuff That Makes Your Entertainment Enjoyable

by Andy Marken

“Look, all I’m asking, is for you to just have the tiniest bit of vision. You know, to just sit back for one minute and look at the big picture.” — Ellie Arroway, “Contact,” …

Tags:Formats| HDR - High Dynamic Range| HPA Tech Retreat 2018| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 25 - Issue 12

Huawei P20 Pro Camera Impresses

by Bob Raikes

Huawei’s Consumer Business Group announced the P20 Series smartphone which features the world’s first Leica triple camera. There are two versions with 5.8″ (P20) and 6.1″ (P20 Pro) displays, both with 1080 x 2244 …

Tags:Cameras| Huawei| Mobile Display Monitor| Smartphones| Vol 25 - Issue 12