Category Archives: ProAV & Commercial

TI Releases New 0.33-inch 1080p Pico Chipset

If you thought pico projectors and related products were a small backwater in the projection industry, think again.  PMA Research projects sales to reach close to 3.5M units this year, which is not chicken feed in this market.  Mobile smart TVs, pico projectors, smart home displays as well as commercial and industrial products, plus AR […]

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DigiLens Secures $22M from Key Strategic Partners

DigiLens, a provider of diffractive waveguide technology for Augmented Reality (AR) and Head-up Displays (HUD), announced they have closed a Series B round of investment to the tune of $22M.  “The round was oversubscribed and met our key objectives of securing investment from strategic partners in the market segments we are focused on, namely AR […]

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Summary of Air Force Research Lab Workshop on Advanced 3D Displays Released

The Air Force Research Lab at Wright Patterson Air Force Base hosted a workshop in November 2016 that brought together military, government and intelligence users and developers of lightfield and holographic display solutions.  The one-day workshop, hosted by Darrel Hopper, provided insight into the needs and requirements for these advanced display across Navy, Air Force, […]

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Kopin’s New 2Kx2K OLED-on-Si Panel to Advance VR Image Quality

At CES 2017, Kopin released a new 1-inch OLED  microdisplay panel, branded Lightning, with a resolution of 2048×2048 and a fast 120 Hz frame rate.  Both are firsts for the VR industry and will raise the bar on performance. I and many others have said for some time that resolution, frame rate and latency in […]

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Kopin’s New OLED Microdisplay Foundry Model is Innovative

Kopin has just issued a press release that states their intention to enter the OLED microdisplay market, offering panels that will serve augmented and virtual reality applications.  At CES 2017, they will announce more detail on the first panel and demonstrate it in novel optical solutions as well.  I will get a sneak peak at […]

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Rockwell Collins Shows Multiple AR/MR Demos

Rockwell Collins showed several mixed reality (MR) and augmented reality (AR) applications at I/ITSEC 2016 that were good. In the mixed reality camp was a new product they call Coalescence. This is a commercially available Oculus rift headset and tracker system which has been enhanced with a small set of stereo cameras on the front […]

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First “True 8K” 120fps Dome Demo

That was the headline that enticed me to fly to Toronto and the annual Giant Screen Cinema Association International Conference and Trade Show (GSCA). This event is all about the latest planetarium, IMax and other larger format curved screens – primarily in a dome or partial dome configuration. It attracts content creators, technology suppliers and […]

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Key Trends in the Training and Simulation Market

September 13, 2016 – Insight Media has released a new white paper entitled “Key Trends in the Training and Simulation Market.”  In this paper, we discuss some of the key trends that are driving developments for visual displays, mainly projectors, in the training and simulation market.  This includes trends in resolution and visual acuity, wide […]

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Incom Fused Fiber Optics Powers Lytro Light Field Camera

Fused fiber optics provider Incom has told us recently that they are a key component supplier to Lytro and their new cinema light field camera debuted at NAB 2016. What are fused fiber optics and why are they important for a light field camera, you ask?  I was curious too, so I arranged a call […]

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A New Way to Create Projected HDR?

With High Dynamic Range (HDR) TVs offering 600 to 1000 cd/m² of peak luminance and various levels of black, many are concerned that the experience in the cinema is starting to lag behind the home experience. IMAX and Dolby offer HDR cinematic experiences, but a solution for mainstream theaters is needed, too. But a new […]

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Display Summit China Identifies Projection Industry Successes and Challenges

The Insight Media produced event, Display Summit China, has just concluded here in Yixing, China. I can’t speak for what the Chinese participants took away from the event, but I had some clear expected and not-expected take aways that I want to share below. Compound Photonics used the event to publicly describe for the first […]

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Lattice and MediaTek Want to Drive 4K Video over USB Type-C

USB is probably the most ubiquitous wired connector worldwide and the addition of the new Type-C version is opening it up to incredible new capabilities. With 24 contact points and 10 configurable conductors (see pin out diagram below), it can deliver 4K 60 fps video. This allows your mobile device to essentially become a set […]

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Power Technology Unveils World’s First Multi-Projector Laser Light Source: Illumina Light Farm

press release LITTLE ROCK, AR, January 21, 2016 – Power Technology, Inc. (PTI), laser experts in the photonics industry for 45 years, have released the world’s only multi-projector laser light source today. Unlike traditional projectors with lamps or lasers inside single projectors, the Illumina Light Farm allows a single source of light to be delivered via […]

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Insight Media Releases New White Paper: Better Pixels for Professional Projectors 

This white paper will provide an overview of a range of video enhancements that are emerging now in the consumer TV and professional AV industries.  These are collectively called “better pixels” as they will improve the viewing experience – in some cases, quite dramatically. The objective of the paper is to define what these “better […]

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Dolby Discusses Strategy in Analyst Meeting

Dolby Laboratories invited a number of industry analyst to spend the day with them in San Francisco showing off technology and discussing their business. It was an open and informative day. First, Dolby is doing well. We met in the company’s new headquarters building on fashionable Market Street in downtown San Francisco. It is a […]

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Displays Remain Vital for Training and Simulation

I have just returned from the I/ITSEC 2015 trade show, North America’s big event for training and simulation. As expected, solutions continue to become more complex and more realistic, and displays play a key role – from collimated Level D flight simulators to virtual and augmented reality headsets. The other major element of great simulation […]

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Insight Media Releases New White Paper on Sub-pixel Rendering and Resolution

Why Counting RGB sub-pixels isn’t the Best Way to Measure Resolution The advent of sub-pixel rendering technologies is stirring up controversy as to the meaning of resolution in a display. Traditionally, pixel resolution has been counted as the number red, green and blue sub-pixels that are needed to create a full color pixel. But sub-pixel rendering techniques […]

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NEC New York Partner Showcase features Power Technology’s Illumina Cinema Laser System

Each year during New York Digital Signage Week, NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, hosts a partner showcase and open house to highlight NEC’s technology and their partners for upcoming product offerings. This year, one of the featured products is an NEC laser illuminated projector using […]

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Quickly develop HD 1080p pico display applications with new TI DLP® evaluation module

  Quickly develop HD 1080p pico display applications with new TI DLP® evaluation module Smallest DLP Full-HD chipset, evaluation module and reference design are available now through TI.com The new Texas Instruments DLP®LightCrafter™ Display 4710 evaluation module (EVM) is a tool that allows developers to quickly assess the DLP Pico™ 0.47-inch TRP Full-HD 1080p display chipset, the […]

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