Tuesday AM – Abstracts and Bios

Projection Components and Engines

Moderator: Matthew Brennesholtz, Insight Media

Advances in Miniature Projection Technology Enable New Applications

M. O'Keefe - 125x100Michael O’Keefe, Managing Partner, Greenlight Optics

Abstract: The picoprojector industry has seen major advancements in LED and laser illumination, LCOS and DMD microdisplays, and optical components and engine architecture. These technology advancements, while motivated (and funded) by the prospects of a new high volume consumer display category, are also helping to enable new applications in the medical, manufacturing, automotive, computer interface, defense, and retail industries. The team at Greenlight Optics has been on the forefront of picoprojector engine development for the last decade and will provide a look into how picoprojector technologies are being integrated to solve real problems and enable new products in specialty markets.

Speaker Bio: Michael O’Keefe is co-founder of Greenlight Optics and a 19 year optics and projection industry veteran. Prior to starting Greenlight Optics, Mr. O’Keefe was an engineer and business manager with USPL/Corning/3M, including leading the development and commercialization of 3M’s mobile projection technology. Mr. O’Keefe holds a BSME from The Ohio State University and a MBA from Xavier University.


Efficient Laser Excited Phosphor based Light Source with Liquid Cooling

Kenneth Li, President and CEO, Wavien

Abstract: The paper will describe preliminary work on high power blue laser pumped liquid phosphor targeted for high power projectors and digital cinema. Laser power would be in the range with optical watts of about 600 W, using 400 Osram laser diodes for digital cinema.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Li served as President and CEO at Wavien, Inc. Dr. Li holds a BSEE from California Institute of Technology. He completed his MSEE and PhD in quantum electronics from Northwestern University and University of California, Berkeley respectively. He also completed his EMBA in University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to joining Wavien, Dr. Li held various senior positions in TRW Technology Research Center, PCO, Inc. (Joint venture of Corning and IBM), and Hewlett Packard, responsible for the development and manufacturing of lasers, LEDs, and photodetectors for fiber optic communication. Dr. Li has published over 50 papers in technical journals and presented at many conferences. Dr. Li is the original inventor and developer of the Dual Paraboloid Reflector (DPR) and Recycling LED Technology (RLT™), and more than 70 issued patents with many more pending in the area of illumination system using arc lamps and LEDs.


Laser and Phosphor Light Source for TV Applications

Fei Hu 130x100Fei Hu, Sr. Manager, R&D at Appotronics Co., Ltd

Abstract: Laser and phosphor light source is used for front projection TV applications. Different hybrid approaches are discussed first. We use blue lasers with a multiple segment phosphor wheel to generate sequential color light. Such a light source is suitable for single DLP projectors. The challenges are eye safety, color, lifetime, noise and energy efficiency. The developed light source has an interlock for preventing non-scattered blue laser light by design. The color fulfills REC.709 standard and the color gamut is wide. The tested life time is predicted to be 28,000 hours.

Speaker Bio: Fei Hu graduated with his B.S. and M.S. degree in electrical engineering at Tsinghua University in 2002 and 2005, respectively. He received a M.S. degree in lighting at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2007. After graduation, he spent three years as an illumination software engineer at Optical Research Associates. He worked for Appotronics since 2010, where he leads a team to develop laser and phosphor hybrid illumination modules.


Improved LEDs for Pocket Projectors

S. Morgott 100x130Stefan Margott,  Application Engineer, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH

Abstract: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors presents an improved version of the LED type used in pocket projectors based on the 0.45” WXGA DMD panel. The improvement is based on brighter new chip technologies for all three colors red, green and blue. The LED type belongs to the SMD-mountable OSRAM OSTAR Projection Compact family and consists of two 2mm² chips placed side by side, resulting in an overall emitting area of 4mm². Moving the ThinFilm chip technology from generation 4 to 5 gives 15% higher luminous flux in red. For green and blue we now use the so called UX:3 chip technology which boosts the green and blue lumens by 25% and 10% respectively. Using these improved LEDs now enables pocket projectors with above 500 Lumens.

Speaker Bio: Study of physics at the University of Ulm (Ulm, Germany). Doctoral theses in electrical engineering about optical-semiconductor amplifiers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics. Joining Osram Opto Semiconductors (Regensburg, Germany) in 2000. Eight years working on developing and testing of infrared laser diodes. Since 2008 providing application support for visible LEDs with focus on projection and stage lighting.


Hybrid Projectors

Moderator: Jonathan Brawn, Brawn Consulting

The Hybrid session at Projection Summit will break new ground – for the first time ever, attendees will be able see 5 hybrid projectors in a side-by-side demonstration showing the same content. This will allow users to judge the image quality of the projectors for themselves.

Representatives from Casio, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Optoma and Sony will be on hand to talk about their projector technology and product/application focus and to support the demonstration. Moderator Alan Brawn will kick off the session providing some basic information on hybrid projection technology and markets, setting the stage for the individual company presenters. A panel discussion will help attendees better understand the issues and opportunities for the hybrid projector market.

Content consisting of test images, videos and patterns that are part of the Projection Image System Contrast Ratio standard, will be used in the side-by-side demos of the hybrid projectors. All will have matched screens. Attendees will have the full lunch hour period to view this demonstration and ask questions of the company representatives.


Overview of Hybrid Projection

Jonathan Brawn Headshot 100x133Jonathan Brawn, CTS, ISF, ISF-C, DSCE, DSDE, DSNE, DCME, Partner, Brawn Consulting

Abstract: In this opening talk, we will discuss some of the basic hybrid technical approaches, benefits and market opportunities.  Many of these characteristics and benefits are shared, regardless of technical approach.  The differences between manufacturer’s approaches will be discussed by the other speakers.

Speaker Bio: Jonathan Brawn is a principal of Brawn Consulting, an audiovisual consulting, educational development, and marketing firm, based in Vista, California. Brawn Consulting has a national footprint with connection to the major manufacturers, distributors, and integrators in the commercial audiovisual and digital signage industries. Prior to this, Jonathan was Director of Technical Services for Visual Appliances, an Aliso Viejo CA based firm that manufactures ZeroBurn plasma display technology, and successfully ran his own integration group, Brawn & Associates, serving the residential and commercial audiovisual markets. Jonathan literally grew up in the AV industry, with almost 20 years of experience in technology, design, and educational development. Starting with Hughes JVC in the early 90’s, Jonathan worked alongside his father Alan in creating and building training programs for technical, sales, and marketing development. Jonathan has extensive experience in AV systems design and integration, as well as expertise in the development of educational development programs. Jonathan holds CTS certification and teaches courses at InfoComm. Jonathan was honored to receive the InfoComm 2012 Young AV Professional award. Jonathan sat on the InfoComm PISCR (Projected Image System Contrast Ratio) task group, helping develop the industry ANSI standard for system contrast, and currently is part of the task group on Display Image Size (DISCAS). Jonathan currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the Digital Signage Expo, and works as a volunteer to help create the educational curriculum for the Expo. He is a founding director of ISF Commercial, a display calibration and certification standards body, and a founding member of The Digital Signage Experts Group. He provides articles for industry publications including Systems Contractor News, Sound and Video Contractor, and The Digital Signage Magazine.

An Overview of Sony’s Alternative Light Source System

Sander Phipps 124x100Sander Phipps,  Product Manager, Sony Professional Display Division

Abstract: A description of the new alternative light source projector being launched at Infocomm2013.  A technical description of this unique technology Also discussion a feature/ benefit this new technology offers the market.

Speaker Bio: Sander Phipps has been with Sony Electronics for 26 years.  For the past 11 Sander has been Product Manager for Sony’s Professional Display Division. In this role he has been involved in Sony’s development of display devices in the professional display realm. These range from the projection devices for simulation, visualization, education, as well as professional video production monitors. Before this he was involved in sales and field support of a wide range of professional video equipment, including displays, cameras, and vtrs.  Sander obtained a BSEE from the University of Maryland.11


LampFree Projection – Where do we go from here? The Future for LampFree Projectors

Joe Gillio 100x130Joseph Gillio, Director – Product Marketing, Casio

Abstract: Since the introduction of the 1st LampFree projector more than 3 years ago, the technology has evolved from a niche products to a mainstream solution. What does the future hold and how will LampFree Projectors evolve.

Speaker Bio: Joe is an industry verteran with more than 20 years in the Projection Industry. Joe has been at Casio for the last 6 years and directly involved in launching the Industry’s 1st high Brightness LampFree Projector. Prior to joing Casio , he worked for Sharp and launched many projection industry 1st.


Projector Evolution in a Constantly Changing Market

Dan Meehan 100x131

Dan Meehan, Senior Business Development Manager on the Consultants, Architects and Designers (CAD) team at Panasonic Solutions for Business

Abstract: Both our customers and their needs are constantly evolving. What are those changes from Panasonic’s vantage, and how are we meeting them? This presentation will include an overview of Panasonic’s 35+ year history in developing and manufacturing projectors, what we’re hearing from our customers, and what cutting-edge technologies are breaking through to stay ahead of the curve.

Speaker Bio:  Dan has more than 25 years of experience in the AV industry and has been with Panasonic for 5 years, providing support and expertise to CADs working on the most elaborate solutions. Prior to Panasonic, Dan worked on the integrator side of the industry, focusing on some of the most complex AV systems, specifically for the Oil and Gas industry, as well as distance learning solutions for Higher Education.


The Migration Towards Zero-Lamp Projectors

James Chan 133x100James Chan, vice president of marketing for Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America

Abstract:  This is a candid look into why Zero-Lamp Projectors are the future of the projector industry. We’ll look into the size of the market and its potential, why it’s important for projector manufacturers to embrace this technology, and why users are moving towards this zero-lamp projector trend. We’ll also provide a look into the current state of the trend and the challenges that need to be overcome.

Speaker Bio: James Chan oversees product and brand marketing as well as marketing communications for its projectors, professional-grade LCD monitors, display wall products, and photo printers. A 20+ year veteran, Chan holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and an MBA.


Panel Moderator: Alan Brawn, Brawn Consulting