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Thursday
Aug022012

Latest multifunction marine displays from Raymarine feature u-blox GPS (AMY-6M GPS)

Image via electropages

"Armin Böshenz, u-blox VP of Sales, EMEA, said: “Raymarine’s latest multifunction displays leverage multiple features of our leading GPS module technology, including compact size, high-sensitivity, wide operating temperature range, and immunity to RF noise. These are all important criteria when navigating at sea, and we are pleased that Raymarine has decided to partner with u-blox as their GNSS supplier.”" via electropages

 

Display Alliance is published by Mass Integrated Systems, Inc., a global display distributor. We supply display panels for Digital Signage, Industrial, Military, Medical, End-of-life, Projected Capacitive Touch (PCAP), Laptops, Tablets, and more. Call us for sourcing and purchasing: (978) 465-6190

Thursday
Aug022012

iPad’s Smart Cover Might Get Its Own Flexible Display

Image via Mashable Tech

"The [patent] application, originally filed in August 2011 and made public today, describes “thin flexible display technology” which can be integrated into the cover. This secondary display, Apple believes, would “greatly enhance” the overall functionality of the tablet."" via Mashable Tech

Thursday
Aug022012

New Patent For LCD Temperature Tolerance

"Supplementing the background information on this patent, VerticalNews reporters also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent: ..."The present invention provides a gate driving circuit capable of preventing a malfunction under condition of high and low temperatures."" via equities.com

 

Display Alliance is published by Mass Integrated Systems, Inc., a global display distributor. We supply display panels for Digital Signage, Industrial, Military, Medical, End-of-life, Projected Capacitive Touch (PCAP), Laptops, Tablets, and more. Call us for sourcing and purchasing: (978) 465-6190

Thursday
Aug022012

MacBook Screen Cautionary Tale

"The cable, coming straight out of the connector, then pushed it on top of my MacBook: Not having noticed what had happened, I closed the screen. Apparently, the glass on Apple’s new screens is really thin, because it immediately broke. ...And perhaps the thicker glass on the older MacBooks would have survived this accident. Tiny design decisions can add up." via ignore the code

Thursday
Aug022012

19.5 million iPad panels to be shipped in 3Q12

"iPad panels are produced using a-Si TFT and oxide TFT technologies currently, and Apple will increase use of oxide TFT panels shipped by Sharp for the new iPad, the sources indicated. In addition, Apply is decreasing the proportion of total shipments of iPad panels from Samsung Electronics and increasing those from Sharp and LG Display, the sources noted." via DigiTimes

Thursday
Aug022012

Onyx Now Working on a Lighted E-ink eReader

Image via The Digital Reader

"Right now everyone is quietly anticipating Amazon releasing a frontlight-equipped Kindle, but it seems like they might be beaten to the punch by a small Chinese ereader maker. Onyx has just posted a video showing their latest prototype, and from what little I can make out in the darkened room it looks impressive." via The Digital Reader

Wednesday
Aug012012

Which do you prefer, LCD or AMOLED?

"I know people who prefer AMOLED over LCD simply due to the fact that colors are more vibrant. But, I think I’m losing interest in AMOLED for that same reason. Using LCD displays, like the ones installed in the iPhone 4S or the One X, have turned me in their direction based off daily usage. I like realism, if that makes sense." via phonedog

Wednesday
Aug012012

Microsoft's Google Glass rival

"Here's one crucial difference between Google's approach and Microsoft's: Google thinks the display should face your eyes, and Microsoft thinks the display should project outwards." via CNNMoney

 

Display Alliance is published by Mass Integrated Systems, Inc., a global display distributor. We supply display panels for Digital Signage, Industrial, Military, Medical, End-of-life, Projected Capacitive Touch (PCAP), Laptops, Tablets, and more. Call us for sourcing and purchasing: (978) 465-6190

Wednesday
Aug012012

Microsoft Research shapes future of HD displays

"The 2,160-inch HD screen at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, cost $40 million. "What we're really interested in is a future where this is just wallpaper, and we can cover anything -- where this circuit here is incorporated into your wallpaper," according to the video demo." via Phys.org

 

Display Alliance is published by Mass Integrated Systems, Inc., a global display distributor. We supply display panels for Digital Signage, Industrial, Military, Medical, End-of-life, Projected Capacitive Touch (PCAP), Laptops, Tablets, and more. Call us for sourcing and purchasing: (978) 465-6190

Wednesday
Aug012012

Rumor: The Next iPhone Could Experience Delays Due To Limited Supply Of A Key Part Of The Screen

"According to DigiTimes, several of the companies Apple relies on to produce display panels for the iPhone cannot generate enough of a profit from the new in-cell touch panels that are being used for the next iPhone. As a result, Apple's suppliers may not be able to ramp up production of these parts enough to meet the demands for the iPhone 5, which could delay shipments." via Business Insider

Wednesday
Aug012012

On-Lap 1302: a portable second display for laptops

Image via Macworld

"Though the On-Lap 1302 display itself is rather ho-hum, you can have a two display setup wherever you go, even if you’re working out of your local library or coffee shop." via Macworld

Wednesday
Aug012012

LG TV Ad for OLED TV

Wednesday
Aug012012

Apple MacBook AH-IPS Retina Panel Identified

Image via TFT Central

"Through a dismantling of the new MacBook Pro with Retina display, ifixit have identified that the panel being used appears to be an LG.Display (aka LG.Phillips) LP154WT1 (SJ)(A1) GD panel." via TFT Central

Wednesday
Aug012012

Test validates functionality of Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System II/h

Image via Aviation News Portal

"The JHMCS II/h allows a pilot to aim sensors and weapons wherever he or she is looking, through the use of new head-tracking technology and a display projected onto the helmet's visor. Produced by Vision Systems International (VSI), this system provides significantly improved ergonomics and reliability, at lower cost, than VSI’s prior JHMCS system." via Defence Professionals

 

Display Alliance is published by Mass Integrated Systems, Inc., a global display distributor. We supply display panels for Digital Signage, Industrial, Military, Medical, End-of-life, Projected Capacitive Touch (PCAP), Laptops, Tablets, and more. Call us for sourcing and purchasing: (978) 465-6190

Wednesday
Aug012012

Tablet PC Boosts Safety and Productivity in Marine Exploration

Image via The Ruggedized Computing Blog

"In order to use a computer on a dive boat, it must have a sunlight-readable LCD display. The T7000's bright daylight-readable screen was well suited for use outdoors, and even in direct sunlight. During our week-long expedition we encountered a lot of bright sunshine as well as a good deal of saltwater splashing and dripping. The T7000 screen was up to the job and remained perfectly viewable under all conditions." via The Ruggedized Computing Blog

 

Display Alliance is published by Mass Integrated Systems, Inc., a global display distributor. We supply display panels for Digital Signage, Industrial, Military, Medical, End-of-life, Projected Capacitive Touch (PCAP), Laptops, Tablets, and more. Call us for sourcing and purchasing: (978) 465-6190

Tuesday
Jul312012

ALTIERRE UNVEILS E-PAPER PRODUCT FAMILY FOR DIGITAL SIGNS AND PRICE TAGS

Display Alliance would like to thank Altierre CEO Sunit Saxena for taking the time to respond to our questions. For more information, please visit www.altierre.com.

1. What advantages does e-Paper bring to the Digital Signage industry? BRIGHTER BACKGROUNDS AND BETTER READABILITY.

2. What do retail companies consider most when choosing digital signage displays? IT VARIES, BUT FUNDAMENTALLY IT'S ECONOMICS. HAPPY TO DISCUSS THIS FURTHER.

3. How does Altierre see the digital signage industry evolving in the future? DIGITAL SIGNGAGE IS GOING TO BECOME MORE AND MORE PERVASIVE, SIMILAR TO KIOKS TODAY. THE ABILITY TO REMOTELY CHANGE INFORMATION AND KEEP IT CURRENT ACROSS THOUSANDS OF LOCATIONS, AND WHEN YOU THROW IN CHEAP BATTERY OPERATED DEVICES IT BECOMES EXPLOSIVE IN THE FUTURE.

4. What is Altierre working on next? Are you excited about anything in particular? WE HAVE SEVERAL INITIATIVES ON OUR ROADMAP WHICH WE CANNOT DISCUSS OPENLY. BUT, THE KEY THEME IS BRINGING THE ABILITY TO HAVE THOUSANDS OF CONNECTED DEVICES WHICH CAN DISPLAY OR SENSE INFORMATION AND BE UPDATED REMOTELY FROM A CENTRAL LOCATION. SO THEN THIS WOULD APPLY TO A VAST RANGE OF INDUSTRIES FROM RETAIL TO MANUFACTURING TO HOTELS, ETC. ETC.

 

Display Alliance is published by Mass Integrated Systems, Inc., a global display distributor. We supply display panels for Digital Signage, Industrial, Military, Medical, End-of-life, Projected Capacitive Touch (PCAP), Laptops, Tablets, and more. Call us for sourcing and purchasing: (978) 465-6190

Tuesday
Jul312012

"Wall Computing" has arrived

Image via Perceptive Pixel / KPLU

"What are the implications of this technology? In the July 9 edition of Strategic News Service, Mark wrote: "For those who still don't get the magic, think of this not as gesture, pinching, multi-touch, or gesture-driven, but rather as a wall computer upon which your whole management team can work simultaneously, sharing data, accessing various company databases around the world, and making realtime decisions about responses to problems."" via KPLU

 

Display Alliance is published by Mass Integrated Systems, Inc., a global display distributor. We supply display panels for Digital Signage, Industrial, Military, Medical, End-of-life, Projected Capacitive Touch (PCAP), Laptops, Tablets, and more. Call us for sourcing and purchasing: (978) 465-6190

Tuesday
Jul312012

After Google, Apple plans to launch futuristic glasses

"The patent filed by Apple on January 20, 2011 reveals a new innovation by the firm that could be used to increase the pixel density of a digital display placed over someone''s eye through mechanical actuation and describes wearable video glasses that use a tiny battery, which could display video as clear as the iPhone 4S with its Retina Display." via Zeenews

Tuesday
Jul312012

‘Brightest’ glasses-free 46-inch display arrives

"Current digital signage almost all still use traditional 2D displays and poor content,” said Jean-Pierre van Maasakker, CEO of Zero Creative. “This way they are increasingly losing the attention of the target audience. Introducing this new level of extreme brightness combined with a glasses-free 3D image is a giant step forward for the digital out of home market.” via 3D Focus

 

Display Alliance is published by Mass Integrated Systems, Inc., a global display distributor. We supply display panels for Digital Signage, Industrial, Military, Medical, End-of-life, Projected Capacitive Touch (PCAP), Laptops, Tablets, and more. Call us for sourcing and purchasing: (978) 465-6190

Tuesday
Jul312012

Mixed Signals On iPad Panel Production

"From the panel maker point of view, producing the high resolution new iPad panel to Apple’s specifications is a significant challenge with either TFT technology. A simple calculation shows that on a price-per-pixel basis, new iPad panels are significantly cheaper than iPad 2 panels, since the pixel count increased by a factor of 4 while the price premium is less than 2X (our assumption is that the price of iPad 2 panels is $55 while new iPad panels are $95)." via Display Search Blog