InfoComm: Do Lasers Mean a New Age for Projection Technology?


By Monica Heck Special to InfoComm International It’s safe to say that laser has ushered in a new era for projection technology. Challenging the dominance of lamps in an increasing number of market segments, laser technology has been key to the development of the new era of solid-state light sources. Projector light source history even […]

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Audience Entertainment Discusses Interactive Digital Cinema


By Matt Brennesholtz Display Central Audience Entertainment and Barco announced on March 18th a partnership creating a new interactive technology platform for moviegoers called iD — Interactive Dimension. iD builds upon digital projection and 3D technology to create a new cinema environment allowing moviegoers to physically connect and control the screen’s content the moment they […]

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Lang Evaluates Laser/Phosphor and Laser Projectors


By Matt Brennesholtz Display Central At ISE 2014 in Amsterdam, Lang AG (Lindlar, Germany) had both a booth and a private viewing room.  The viewing room focused on laser/phosphor and pure laser projectors and I got a tour of it hosted by Markus Ries, director of Lang Academy, and Peter Mathia, product manager for projectors. […]

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Holographic TV in a Galaxy Far, Far Away


By Matt Brennesholtz DisplayDaily The ultimate 3D TV would be a real-time, full color holographic TV system. No glasses would be required, no conflict between accommodation and convergence, no eyestrain. It would, literally, be just like looking through a window. There is a catch, however, besides the public’s ho-hum attitude toward 3D TV. The catch […]

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H.265 (HEVC) Codec Approved by ITU


By Matt Brennesholtz Standards – The proposed High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) Codec, also known as H.265, has been approved by the ITU after roughly nine years of development effort. This builds upon and replaces Emmy award winning ITU-T H.264 / MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding (AVC).  This previous standard had in turn replaced multiple proprietary codecs and currently […]

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Interview With DPI’s Michael Bridwell on LED Projectors


Insight Media visited Digital Projection International (DPI) at CEDIA and see their LED projectors but had little time to talk. Therefore, I did a follow-up e-mail interview with DPI’s Director of Marketing, Michael Bridwell. In particular, we focused on DPI’s LED projectors, the M-Vision LED and dVision LED projectors. Not surprisingly, when asked directly about […]

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Projectors: Lamps, LEDs, Lasers and Hybrid Illumination


There are 3100 exhibitors here at CES, according to the Consumer Electronics Association and probably most of them are not building projectors or projector components. Projector components don’t show up too much on the show floor at CES since consumers don’t buy components like lasers, LEDs, microdisplays, etc. End users buy systems, and it is […]

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Projectors at CES


Last week I discussed Casio’s startling announcement that they were going to end production of projectors with mercury lamps and exclusively build projectors with a hybrid laser/LED/phosphor light source. By no means was that the only projector news from CES, other companies presented their new projection products as well. These included picoprojectors, mini-projectors, toy projectors, […]

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