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The Display Industry News Source 6.21.2012

Philips teases with a new OLED lighting "Art of Light" video "Philips posted a teaser video, called The New Art Of Light. It involves OLED Lumiblade panels of course: ...We do not know much yet, except that "Soon you will be able to create sculptures with light". Philips will reveal it on June 26th." via OLED-Info

Samsung Galaxy Note 2: Unbreakable, Higher-Resolution 5.5" Display "For now it's all rumours and hearsay, sometimes leaked from subcontractors, but what's certain is that the Galaxy Note II (seen in the non-official photo above) is already creating a buzz. Word on the street says it will have a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with Pentile technology (two sub-pixels per pixel) with 1680 x 1050 pixel resolution (300 dpi), compared to  the current Galaxy Note's 5.3-inch Super AMOLED screen and 1280 x 800 resolution (285 dpi). According to Korean website, MK Business, the display currently in the works is unbreakable and the first in a coming generation of Samsung-made flexible OLED screens, possibly the fruit of the firm's Youm technology." via DigitalVersus

Wither Pixel Qi (pronounced "Chi") "Sunlight, or even bright room, visibility has always been a problem with LCDs. This issue came to the fore with the development of notebook PCs for third world audiences and e-readers for the developed world. While an expedient solution for the e-reader market, where video speeds were not required, was to go to an e-paper screen, for the third world PC solution, transflective technology was developed that could be incorporated into conventional LCD manufacture." via Flat Panel Display Blog

Philips Integrates OPS Slot for Internal PC Modules "Technology company Philips has launched a set of LCD displays that adhere to the Open Pluggable Specification (OPS), useful in digital signage. At InfoComm 2012 last week in Las Vegas the company was showing its new Philips OPS-enabled displays, consisting of nine different products. OPS is an industry standard interface developed by Intel that allows users to insert an internal PC into a Philips digital signage display. The slot is designed to simplify the changing, maintenance, and upgrading of a media player." via Campus Technology

Fujitsu to Demonstrate Latest Consumer, Communications, Industrial, Automotive Products at Embedded Systems Conference in São Paulo June 26-27 "Also on display will be a full set of power management ICs that are designed for a broad range of consumer electronic applications, including a demo of a new LED driver IC. A final highlight will be demos featuring Fujitsu’s industry-leading, single-chip graphics display controllers (GDCs). Fujitsu’s GDCs are ideal for displaying content on small-form-factor, high-resolution LCDs for automotive, handheld and computer applications." via Fujitsu

Best and Most Affordable POS Solutions for Business "Is your point of sale (POS) service provider keeping up with emerging, more affordable technologies? Sixty-six percent of retailers are interested in implementing mobile point of sale (mPOS) terminals, according to TKTK. Motorola Solutions estimates that 36 percent of fixed point of sale systems will be replaced with mPOS systems by the end of 2013. TopTenREVIEWS has just released a comparison of the top POS system providers to reveal which companies offers the best, most affordable POS solutions for retailers and restaurants. We also evaluated whether they have released mobile technologies such POS software for iPad and Android devices." via TopTenREVIEWS

KAL unveils cashless ATM "The RTM does a deposit transaction and puts money directly into the retailer's bank account," he said. "So 'Steve' goes in to the RTM, does a $100 transaction; money comes out of Steve's account and it goes into the acquirer bank's account. Simultaneously, the acquiring bank puts money into the retailer's bank account." ...The RTM can even offer video conferencing with a teller using the unit's 17-inch onboard liquid crystal display or an attached video topper, Korala said. And because it runs on the same KAL software that runs ATMs, the RTM interfaces with the bank's network like any other machine." via Self Service World

Educational iPad kiosks on rise in schools and universities "Recently, the San Diego School District announced plans to introduce more than 25,000 iPads into their K-12 system. In Maine, 285 students are reading at a higher level because iPads have been incorporated into their curriculum. These large volume iPad deployments are part of a growing trend in education from kindergarten all the way to graduate programs, with applications ranging from educational games for children to college textbooks and campus portals, the company said." via Self Service World

Army, Northrop Grumman, BAE move forward on next-generation JETS infantry targeting system "Current systems are far too heavy or lack necessary capability for accurate fire support during the day and at night, and do not work well with digital communications necessary to receive, transmit, store, display, plan, and coordinate targeting data. This solicitation will call for industry to design and build JETS prototypes as part of the program's full-scale development phase, which should last for about 2 1/2 years, during which the winning contractor will be asked to deliver between five and 20 prototype JETS systems." via Military & Aerospace Electronics

Boost Your Signal and Benefits of Tablet PCs in Law Enforcement "Information such as incident reports, records databases, or something as simple as a road map are all conveniently available via a rugged tablet PC inside a patrol vehicle.  Such access provides valuable information that makes their job easier to perform and more productive over the course of the day." via The Ruggedized Computing Blog

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