Author Archives: Chris Chinnock

3M to Propose Changes to New BT2020 Color Standard at SMPTE Fall Event

The new UHD TV specification calls for an expanded color gamut called BT2020. But no current TVs can meet the specification because the red, green and blue primaries are specified without a tolerance. And, since they are located on the spectral locus, only laser sources can produce the full color gamut – but with speckle, […]

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Business as Usual for Sharp Professional

That’s the message that Gary Bailer, Sharp’s Director of Product Management, Information Display Products told us in a phone interview.  “It is important to communicate this message to our customer base following a lot of misinformation that has spread as a result of the acquisition of the Sharp assembly plant in Mexico by Hisense. On […]

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Light Polymers Develops First Liquid-Crystal-Based Remote Phosphor Flexible Film for LED Lighting

Light Polymers is introducing the world’s first liquid-crystal-based remote phosphor flexible film.  In LED lighting, a remote phosphor film moves the blue-to-white-light converting phosphor material from the LED itself to the substrate that is located a short distance from the LEDs.  This has many benefits in terms of efficiency improvement (20 to 30%), reduced glare, […]

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Infocomm Issues Draft Standard for Contrast on Direct View Displays – But is it Right?

InfoComm has issued (July 9, 2015) a new draft standard called “Direct View Display Image Systems Contrast Ratio”. It can be reviewed here. But some believe the system contrast specification for watching movies is just plain wrong – and they have posted a video showing side-by-side examples to prove the point (see videohere). You should […]

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Scalable Display Technologies Announces Grant of Additional Patents

Industry leader expands its protection around multi-projector displays Cambridge, MA – June 15, 2015 — Scalable Display Technologies, the leading provider of software for multi-projector display systems, today announced the issuance of two new patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  Scalable continues to invest heavily in research and development that results […]

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AptoVision is the Silicon Driving New 4K AV over IP Products

Ever noticed that development of key communication silicon leads to whole new categories of connectivity?  Consider Silicon Image (now Lattice Semiconductor) and the HDMI and MHL interfaces.  How about Valens and the HDBaseT ecosystem?  Now we have AptoVision providing FPGA-based chipsets to drive video, audio, Ethernet and more over conventional IP switches. AptoVision calls their […]

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Special Report Offers from Insight Media

SID-DisplayWeek, Display Summit (www.displaysummit.com) and InfoComm have all come and gone.  Insight Media and Meko were there to cover it all in special reports and conference proceedings.  Below are some special offers that provide a wealth of information on these events.  It is the next best thing to being there. SID-DisplayWeek Special Report 68-page report […]

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“Internet of Display” …Are you Viewing Your Information Through a Straw?

Most of you have probably heard of the term Internet of Things (IoT) which refers to the fact that millions and soon, probably billions of devices will be connected to information via the Internet.  Recently Andrew (Drew) Jamison at Scalable Displays has been chirping about what he calls  the “Internet of Display” (IoD).  Since reading […]

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High Dynamic Range (HDR) is Coming, but How Will it Impact Your Business?

By now you have probably heard the buzz about high dynamic range, or HDR.  But you may also be wondering if this is something you need to know more about, how it might impact your business and when.  This article may help a little in answering these questions. First of all, what is HDR?  In […]

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New Technologies Driving Innovation in Professional Display Markets

HDR, BT2020, VR, AR, LED, Laser, Laser-Phosphor, QD, HLD, UHD, 4K, 8K.  If you know what are these terms mean and how they will impact your business – you are ahead of the curve.  If not, then you have a great opportunity to learn all about these technologies and how they will reshape professional markets […]

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Options for Wired Infrastructure Multiply Creating New Opportunities

It used to be that organizations would set up multiple wired infrastructure networks to handle phone, data, video, audio, control, security, KVM, etc. Now, multiple options are emerging that can allow one or two networks to do all the stuff of multiple networks in the past.  That is creating lots of new opportunities for hardware, […]

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Insight Media Announces that Display Summit has been Approved for 12 InfoComm Renewal Units

May 26, 2015- Insight Media is pleased to announce that the company has been named an official InfoComm International Renewal Unit (RU) Provider.  This will allow the more than 9,000 professionals holding InfoComm International’s Certified Technology Specialist credential to earn renewal units towards their certification by attending the upcoming Display Summit event taking place on […]

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2015 Report on NAB and Technology Summit on Cinema Available

Insight Media and Meko analysts attended the 2015 Technology Summit on Cinema and NAB events in Las Vegas recently.  This new report covers much of the leading edge news from these two shows.  The nearly 50-page report is available now for $199.  It includes many original by-lined news an analysis articles and links to video […]

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360-Degree Capture of NBA All-Star Game

Thought the capture of 180- and 360-degree video content was a recent phenomenon driven be the capabilities of the Oculus Rift and Samsung GearVR?  BigLook360 did their first production way back in 1999 and just recently shot the NBA All-Star game in the format.  Content should be ready for viewing on the GearVR at the […]

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