Latest headlines: Bob Snyder with the next big thing at Samsung Displays, Leah McCann with a Almo E4v digital signage roundup, plus more
November 5, 2020 | Volume: 12 | Issue: 21
My co-worker Leah wrote an intro yesterday for the rAVe Home newsletter, and she talked about what she was doing this time last year.
Today, I will do the same. A little over a year ago, I had just started at rAVe. I wrote my very first newsletter intro — and it was for the DS newsletter! I had just gotten back from a work trip to San Francisco. (Remember trips? I miss trips.) I was utterly overwhelmed by all there was in this industry that I didn’t know about yet. Don’t get me wrong; there is still a ton in this industry that I don’t know about yet. However, in many ways, the people of this industry have let me in and helped me get rid of the pesky imposter syndrome.
So, thanks, guys.
This anecdote was to encourage you, reader, to think about where you were a year ago and where you thought you’d be now. It looks a lot different than you thought, probably. Thanks, COVID! But all jokes aside, don’t undercut yourself or your work — or get tripped up about how you aren’t where you thought you’d be.
You’re doing amazing, sweetie.
Anyway, enjoy this newsletter. There are two columns — one from Bob Snyder on Samsung Displays’ shiny new thing, and one from Leah McCann on Almo E4v’s digital signage portion.
It’s the kind of breakthrough any lab hopes for — one that starts with a current technology and discovers a revolutionary way to take it to an unexpected level. Researchers at Stanford University and the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) developed a proof of concept for a metaphotonic display technology which could improve the color purity of existing OLED screens — by potentially boosting the pixel density to a whopping 10,000 pixels per inch (ppi).
Earlier this year, Almo Professional A/V pioneered something amazing on behalf of the AV and IT distributor markets: a top-rate, digital version of its award-winning regional experience, E4. Yes, as was the case with pretty much all shows this year — with the exception of the last great live event of 2020, ISE Show — Almo was forced to pivot to move its regional roadshows to an online format. But after viewing Tuesday’s fall E4v, I can tell you the distributor did it with grace, putting together a delightful experience with content that wasn’t designed to put you to sleep.