More OLED-on-Silicon to Come from New Joint-Venture

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One of the display technologies that is being used in Virtual Reality (VR) headsets is OLED-on-Silicon. Recently, a new partnership was formed between US-based Kopin and two Chinese partners: BOE and Olightek. The three have agreed to form a Joint Venture (JV) to build new state-of-the-art OLED-on-Silicon manufacturing facility in China to serve anticipated needs […]

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Focus on Light Field Displays and Streaming

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Light field displays, volumetric displays and eventually, holographic displays are all in development with the first commercial products coming soon. Such displays require a lot of image points (some call them voxels or volume pixels) and a lot of data. As a result, methods to format, encode and deliver these intense data streams are also […]

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Wide Color Gamut Displays Bring Opportunity and Some Concerns

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The UHD-TV specification calls for a new color gamut, the so-called 2020 gamut. It expands the RGB primaries to the edge of the spectral locus to create the biggest color gamut yet. Displays that can achieve this gamut, or close to it, will show us colors we have never before seen on electronic displays, which […]

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“Internet of Display…” Are you Viewing Your Information Through a Straw?

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Most of you have probably heard of the term Internet of Things (IoT) which refers to the fact that millions and soon, probably billions of devices will be connected to information via the Internet. Recently Andrew (Drew) Jamison at Scalable Displays has been chirping about what he calls  the “Internet of Display” (IoD). Since reading […]

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Options for Wired Infrastructure Multiply Creating New Opportunities

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It used to be that organizations would set up multiple wired infrastructure networks to handle phone, data, video, audio, control, security, KVM, etc. Now, multiple options are emerging that can allow one or two networks to do all the stuff of multiple networks in the past. That is creating lots of new opportunities for hardware, […]

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Barco Escape, a New Multi-Screen Theatrical Format, to Debut September 19

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At CinemaCon last March in Las Vegas, Barco debuted a new theatrical concept that featured three screens in the theater — a main screen and two side screens. The idea was to offer a more immersive experience, which they showed with some compelling content. Now, Barco Escape is ready to roll out this fall in […]

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InfoComm Offers a Plethora of Collaborations Solutions

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Practically everyone now offers a collaboration solution was the clear take away from my recent visit to InfoComm 2014. From telecons to document sharing; from video calling to video conferencing; solutions in all shapes and sizes could be had. I met with a number of companies at InfoComm and learned about many solutions, but clearly […]

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Is it Time to Replace Fluorescent Tubes with LED Tubes in Commercial Applications?

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On July 30, Norwalk, Conn.-based Trans-Lux announced a new LED tube as a T8 fluorescent tube replacement, which I learned about on a visit to the company a couple of weeks ago. Most LED replacements have had a narrow emission cone of perhaps 120 degrees. This new product has a wide 300-degree cone and frosted […]

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If You Have Not Heard Much About HDBaseT or AVB – You Will Soon

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HDBaseT is a funny name for a new connector that is likely to have a big impact on ProAV integration as well as connections in the home. In a nutshell, it is a networked-based protocol that allows delivery of video, audio, control, Ethernet and power over a Cat5e/6 cable – something almost every professional installation […]

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BYOD Collaboration Takes Center Stage

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One of the most visible themes at this year’s Projection Summit and InfoComm was the emergence of multiple solutions aimed at Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) collaboration.  Companies we talked with that are supporting this trend included Barco, Mersive, TideBreak, Christie, Epson, and Mitsubishi – but there are many more.  What is clear is that […]

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StereoD Changing Doubters to Believers Regarding 3D Conversion

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By Chris Chinnock Insight Media had a chance to visit with 2D-to-3D conversion house StereoD (Burbank, Calif.), where President William Sherak gave us a tour, discussed the 3D conversion pipeline, and provided screenings of some recent high profile Hollywood conversions. My conclusion? 3D conversion has come a long way in two years and can now rival, […]

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Move Over 3D Video, Here Comes 3D Sound

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By Aldo Cugnini As Insight Media’s Chris Chinnock described last week in his column, several companies are now working on enhanced audio reproduction that goes beyond 5.1 channels. With 3D video, the developers maintain that a new “virtual” sound placement must be created to augment the 3D experience. Cinema technology providers Barco and Dolby are among the companies pushing […]

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Displays in 2022

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I am in Japan this week to attend the 3DSA conference, which is sponsored by NICT (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology). Part of the research conducted by NICT, and the focus of 3DSA, is on futuristic display technology. This week we also picked up word that the Japan Football Association (JFA) is promoting […]

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Illumination Sources Top Opportunity List at Projection Summit

By Chris Chinnock, President, Insight Media While there is concern about consumer rear-projection TVs, the professional side of the projection business is quite healthy. That was the consensus of analysts from Techno Systems Research, iSuppli and Pacific Media Associates, who all gave presentations at the sixth annual Projection Summit conference, held just prior to InfoComm. But perhaps […]

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