The Display Industry News Roundup for 8.8.2012
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
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Introducing a new car model – virtually "Inreal’s virtual technology is built around the cinemizer OLED multimedia video glasses first introduced by lens specialist Carl Zeiss in 2010. The glasses combine three-dimensional viewing with stereo sound, providing a high-quality virtual experience." Automotive IT

AUO adjusts its business model in hope of decreasing losses "AU Optronics (AUO) has been focusing on product differentiation, improvements with its product portfolio and increasing the proportion of its sales from small- and medium-sized panels in order to attempt to make up for seven consecutive quarters of losses, said sources." via DigiTimes

Sharp LCD-based support plan is up for renegotiation "The plan was for Sharp to transfer the company's advanced, small-to-medium LCD panel technology to a Hon Hai fab under construction in China’s Sichuan province. Hon Hai was expected to pay about $850 million in return for a 9.98 percent stake in the company. ...However, the original buy-in was negotiated with Sharp shares at price of 550 yen per share and they are now trading at below 200 yen per share." via EE Times

Apollo Display's VideoPoster Technology Updates Parking Meters for the 21st Century "For use in the parking meters, Apollo's VideoPoster was configured for a 10.1-inch widescreen panel to which a trigger playlist via a PIR (passive infrared sensor) motion sensor was added." via Digital Signage Connection

Forecast Revised Down for Flat Panel Displays in Commercial, Public Display Settings "The global market for public displays remains strong, but in recent quarters, flat panel display manufacturers have emphasized revenue and profit over volume, thus lowering the overall unit shipment outlook for this category." via DisplaySearch

Is the future of digital signage for sale, retail? "Bucklin agreed that this would likely be a good way to get more people to get to that entry point into digital signage, at least at first. Other all-in-one, "sign-in-a-box" type deployments have generally met with limited success, he said, "primarily because there's a hardware, a software and a content component, and all three have to be well implemented to be successful."" via Digital Signage Today

Digital Signage as a Retail product "In the end, the decision to offer signage through retail may be the biggest innovation in TV since the introduction of flat panels." via Flat Panel Display Blog

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