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If You Have Not Heard Much About HDBaseT or AVB – You Will Soon

If You Have Not Heard Much About HDBaseT or AVB – You Will Soon

Display Components – HDBaseT is a funny name for a new connector that is likely to have a big impact on ProAV integration as well as connections in the home.  In a nutshell, it is a networked-based protocol that allows delivery of video, audio, control, Ethernet and power over a CAT5e/6 cable – something almost […]

Wavien Shows New Technologies for Solid-State Projectors

Display Components – At InfoComm and Projection Summit, Wavien Inc. showed a variety of light controlling optical designs, including a new dual-parabolic reflective collar to replace a spherical collar used in its current LED light recycling devices. When light is recycled by a spherical collar, it reflects off of the

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Osram Discusses Improved LEDs for Micro Projectors at Projection Summit

Display Components – Stefan Margott, Application Engineer, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH (Regensburg, Germany), presented a paper at Projection Summit titled “Improved LEDs for Pocket Projectors.”  This paper specifically addressed the improvements in LED technology that allows for brighter pocket or micro projectors using the 0.45” WXGA (1280 x 800) DLP

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Fraunhofer HHI Shows Panoramic Video Capture

Camera/Camcorder – At InfoComm, I talked to Christian Weissig about Fraunhofer HHI’s (Berlin, Germany) new panoramic video capture system.  This system is capable of capturing a complete 360° panorama at 1920p, although at InfoComm they were only showing 216° capture. The system involves ten separate 1080p cameras, all acquiring video in the portrait mode.  This […]

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BYOD Collaboration Takes Center Stage

Collaboration – One of the most visible themes at this year’s Projection Summit and InfoComm was the emergence of multiple solutions aimed at Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) collaboration.  Companies we talked with that are supporting this trend included Barco, Mersive, TideBreak, Christie, Epson, and Mitsubishi – but there are many more.  What is clear […]

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Ricoh Introduces New Projector Models at InfoComm

Projectors — Professional – Ricoh USA (Malvern, PA) introduced two new series of projectors at InfoComm.  The first series, called “Desk Edge” projection systems consists of four models, summarized in the table. Model PJ X3340 PJ WX3340 PJ X3340N PJ WX3340N Technology 0.55” Single Chip DLP 0.65” Single Chip DLP

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Laser Safety at Projection Summit

Standards – There were two presentations on Laser Safety at Projection Summit. The first was from Tsuneharu Nomura from Sony, although he was speaking as representative of the Japan Business Machine and Information System Industries Association (JBMIA).  He is part of the New Light Projector Working Group, which is a

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6P 3D Discussed at Projection Summit

LED/Laser/Hybrid Projection – Six primary (6P) 3D may be coming to a movie house near you sooner than you think.  It is already there, of course, in Dolby 3D theaters but Dolby uses a conventional xenon lamp which is divided into the various primary colors using filters.  At Projection Summit

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Barco Intros 20K Lumen Projector; Demos ClickShare at InfoComm 2013

Projectors — Professional – At InfoComm in Orlando June 12 – 14, Barco (Kortrijk, Belgium) introduced several new projectors plus demonstrated its ClickShare collaboration system. The main new projector was the HDX-W20 FLEX, which will be commercially available as of mid-July.  This 20,000 lumen WUXGA (1920 x 1200) three chip

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DNP Denmark Introduces Supernova STS

Display Components – DNP Denmark (Karlslunde, Denmark) introduced the Supernova STS projection screen to a North American audience at InfoComm (It was launched at ISE last January).  This is similar to the regular Supernova screen and is intended to produce a high-contrast front projection image in the presence of ambient

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