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Museum of Science Opens 4-D Theater

Digital Cinema -The Museum of Science, Boston announced a new 4-D Theater will open on Friday, August 1, 2014. The 4-D Theater combines the visually captivating high definition capabilities of a 3-D film with special sensory effects that are built into the theater seats and environment to create a fully immersive experience. The 4-D Theater […]

Hall Research UH-1BTX Extender certified by HDBase T Alliance

Display Accessories – The certification of the UH-1BTX by the HDBase T™ Alliance  indicates that the product complies fully with HDBase T™ design guidelines and is interoperable with other certified products including projectors or displays with built-in HDBase T™ receivers. The UH-1BTX extends HDMI to 330 ft (100m) on a single Cat6 cable. The unit transmits video […]

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Improved Color Rendering from GE LED Phosphors

Display Materials, Manufacturing & Components – A number of companies are working on improved color rendering technology for displays. For example, a recent Display Central article featured LMU, Philips and Lumileds development of a Europium-based red phosphor.  A lot of press, including Ken Werner’s recent Display Daily, has been given to both OLEDs and Quantum […]

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IDC Releases Second Quarter Results for Tablet and Smartphone Markets

Smartphone / Tablet – Many articles have now discussed the slowing growth of the Tablet market.  Some call this the re-birth of the notebook computer, even though the computer sales numbers are still declining while the Tablet sales are still growing.  Let us just say that we see a saturation

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Mobile Displays – Microsoft has some good new from the DisplayMate labs achieving top marks for its 12-inch diagonal LCD in the Surface Pro 3 series.  This was reported in Dr. Ray Soneira’s latest Tablet Display Shoot-out.  The third generation Surface-3 Windows 8.1 tablet better known as the Surface This

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Tablet and Smartphone Markets Affect Corning?

Supply Chain – In the last earnings report from Corning, not every number looked rosy.  There were increases compared to the second quarter of 2013 in net sales (+25%), core earnings (+12%) but also a decline in net income (-74%).  Trying to identify why the net income declined on increasing

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PMA Research Tracking Service Shows Top-Selling Projectors in June

Market Intelligence – PMA Research, the worldwide market information experts on front projectors, has posted their most recent Projector Tracking Service results to the “Top-Selling Projectors” area of their website. For more than 16 years now, PMA Research has collected monthly sell-through data from leading North American projector dealers, retailers, web resellers and distributors. Their […]

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Acer Monitors Top the US Retail Market in 1H 2014

Market Intelligence – Acer monitors[1] have held the top position in the US retail market for the first six months of this year with between 18-20% of the unit share each month, according to global information company, The NPD Group. In the touchscreen retail monitor segment, Acer monitors occupied the No. 1 position in unit […]

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Exterity to Launch Multiple Input/Output TVgateways for the Professional AV Market at IBC 2014

Broadcast & Distribution – Exterity(IBC stand 14.H13), the leading provider of professional IPTV technologies for the secure distribution of live, on-demand and recorded video over IP, announced that it is to launch a new range of its market leading AvediaStream TVgateways at IBC 2014. These new Exterity solutions enable organizations to receive and securely distribute […]

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Epson Moverio Smartglasses Tested in Disaster Resonse System

Augmented Reality – The Epson Moverio Smartglasses are out for some time and have now be tested in disaster response system in Japan.  Epson and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) conducted tests in the city of Sakaide in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan to determine the feasablity of

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