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Jul302012

The Display Industry News Roundup for 7.31.2012

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Olympics Turns Stadium Audience Into Pixels "Organizers of this £27 million production, about $42 million, equipped each member of the audience with a black 10-inch paddle, dotted with nine light-up LCD squares and wired into a central computer. Packed around the oval stadium, the pixel people formed what's likely the world's largest video screen and almost certainly its first cyborg version." via The Wall Street Journal

Cerevellum Hindsight 35 Rearview Biking Computer "The device itself is essentially a 3.5-inch screen mounted to your handlebar with a cable that connects to the camera. An optional heart rate monitor and speed sensor allows for on-the-fly measurements that appear on screen as you ride." via TechCrunch

Futuristic Short Film on Head Mounted Displays

All-New 7-Inch HD LCD Production Monitor From Digital Juice Perfectly Frames The Action "Designed to be used as an external video display in a production environment, this HD LCD monitor unit allows you to step back from the camera to frame and capture the action in comfort without having to look through the camera's built-in viewfinder." via CreativeCOW

Samsung working on 11.8-inch tablet with WQXGA display "The tablet is codenamed as “P10” and is said to have a 11.8-inch display with resolution of 2560×1600 pixels." via Sammy Hub

TV and computer vendors to display new products at TICA "TICA will run from August 2-6 and will be located at Hall 1 at the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC)." via DigiTimes

Small- and Medium-Sized Display Panel Shipments Rise in May "Overall, SMD shipments in the second quarter are expected to be sluggish, with many suppliers using this time to flush outobsolete displays from inventories while increasing their stock of new and enhanced panels for the upcoming quarter.Demand for SMD panels is expected to grow in the third quarter— the active selling season — coinciding with the release ofnew consumer electronic items that use SMD displays." via iSuppli

MMD Expands Philips Digital Menu Board Series "The new Philips 47” BDL4771V features technologies to enhance the viewing experience of digital menu boards in public areas. The Philips display includes an In Plane Switching (IPS) LCD panel for vivid and rich picture quality at 1.07 billion display colors. The large color spectrum creates precise color saturation and contrast for a wider viewing angle in both portrait and landscape orientations. The IPS display technology also produces image consistency from screen to screen in multi-screen implementations. This feature is ideal for ensuring viewers can clearly read signage content from all angles among an array of displays in a menu board configuration." via Pitch Engine

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

‘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

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

"Wall Computing" has arrived "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

 

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