Tag Archives: AR

AR and AR HMDs continue to improve, despite apparent indifference from the mass market

AR and VR were pretty big this year at CES. Here’s our look at two of the most promising new headsets that were on show, and what they mean for the immediate future of the technology. Needless to say, there were dozens of companies at CES showing off AR/VR headsets or related technology. I certainly […]

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Envisics Shows Impressive Augmented Reality Auto HUD

After working for a year in stealth mode, holography pioneer and auto head-up display (HUD) developer Envisics showed off their advanced solution at CES 2019.  I missed that demo, but the company invited me to their Detroit office to discuss the technology. What I saw was clearly the best auto HUD I have seen to […]

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IDEA Group Formed for Advanced Display Distribution Standards

A press conference at the 2019 NAB Show was used to launch the Immersive Digital Experiences Alliance (IDEA).  Its mission is to create a suite of royalty-free specifications that address all immersive media formats, including emerging light field technology.  Founding members, including CableLabs, Charter Communications, Light Field Lab Inc, Otoy, and Visby, created IDEA to […]

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A Tour of the Vuzix Waveguide Factory

By Chris Chinnock I recently had the opportunity to meet with Vuzix CEO Paul Travers and get a tour of their waveguide manufacturing and AR headset assembly facility in Rochester, New York.  These waveguides are the key optical element in their new Blade AR headsets.  I am aware of only a few companies that have […]

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INT is a New Player for High-Density Displays

by Chris Chinnock, Insight Media I recently had a chance to speak with executives from a new company, Taiwan-based INT Tech, which is short for Innovation and Transformation. They are a technology development house that has created AMOLED displays on glass with an industry-leading 2228 pixels per inch (ppi). That’s in the range of AMOLED […]

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Microsoft Scores with $480M Hololens Army Contract

by Chris Chinnock, Insight Media Microsoft announced they have received a $480M contract from the U.S. Army to develop special versions of their Hololens device dubbed the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS). The contract calls for the delivery of 2550 units in the next two years, but options could enable the Army to purchase up […]

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Is Better Supply Chain Coordination the Key to AR/VR Adoption?

by Chris Chinnock, Insight Media Adoption of VR has been a rocky road.  Early estimates of headset sales fell by the wayside, although they are respectable in the low millions range.  The same can be said of the AR market where early consumer enthusiasm is giving way a belief that enterprise applications will lead the […]

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BOE, Olightek and Kopin form JV for OLED-on-Silicon Manufacturing

One of the display technologies that is being used in Virtual Reality (VR) headsets is OLED-on-Silicon.  Recently, a new partnership was formed between US-based Kopin and two Chinese partners: BOE and Olightek.  The three have agreed to form a Joint Venture (JV) to build new state-of-the-art OLED-on-Silicon manufacturing facility in China to serve anticipated needs […]

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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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