Tag Archives: Insight Media

Are Haptics the Next Big Thing for Mobile Devices?

By Chris Chinnock, Insight Media We have seen a lot of new technology adopted in smartphones and mobile devices over the last five years or so. But I now think the industry is ready to adopt a technology that has not met industry needs to date: haptics. What is bolstering this optimism are the maturity […]

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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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CY Vision Developing Next Gen HUD Technology

CY Vision (San Jose, CA) is a company that has been quietly developing advanced Head-up Display (HUD) technology but is now ready to start talking about what they have been doing.  In a call with co-founder and Koç University (Istanbul) Professor, Hakan Urey, I learned a lot more about their approach. In essence, it is […]

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A Visit to Plessey Semiconductor

Who is Plessey Semiconductor, you may ask? This does not sound like a display company, but it is.  Based in Plymouth, UK, Plessey Semiconductor is developing wafer-scale microLEDs ideally suited for AR, VR and HUD applications, but with the right mass-transfer technique, may also be suitable for larger, direct-view displays as well.  On a recent […]

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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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Glasses-free Displays at CES

by Chris Chinnock, Insight Media We met with four companies at CES: Vision Engineering, Creal 3D, Dimenco and StreamTV. StreamTV had a very good location right in central hall next to the LG Electronics booth. They were highlighting their latest large format glass-free 3D displays along with some smaller notebook and phone-sized versions. StreamTV has been […]

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MicroTiles LED Offers Nice Innovations that Could be Disruptive

by Chris Chinnock, Insight Media Christie has just introduced a new LED-based MicroTile solution that will replace the DLP-based version it introduced in 2010 time frame. Just as the DLP-based version offered a new form factor and design options with leading edge technology, so too does the new LED-based version. To dig a little deeper […]

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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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Surface Haptics Market Report Issued

October 26, 2018 – Insight Media is offering a new report titled: Surface Haptics Markets 2018-2027.  The report predicts the market to surpass $11.5 billion (USD) in revenues in 2022 driven by widespread adoption of the technology within mobile electronics and the automotive sector. This report identifies the latest opportunities in the global surface haptics […]

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White Paper: Evaluating Video Wall Solutions in Retail and Collaboration

Oct. 1, 2018 – Insight Media has just created a new white paper titled “Evaluating Video Wall Solutions in Retail and Collaboration.” It can be downloaded for free with a registration at this link. In this white paper, we look at some video wall options from the perspective of the buyer for retail and collaboration room […]

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Google Releases “Welcome to Light Fields” for Certain VR Headsets

by Chris Chinnock, Insight Media Google has been investing quite a lot into VR technologies. The latest release is what Senior Research, Paul Debevec at Google VR calls “Welcome to Light Fields”. It is a free app designed to show what light field capture technology can do for VR headsets. The app is available on […]

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Can Electronic Viewfinders Match Optical Versions?

by Chris Chinnock, Insight Media “Can Electronic Viewfinders Match Optical Versions?”  That was the question that a panel of experts attempted to address at a recent SID-SMPTE joint meeting in New York on March 20, 2018. Speakers included David Leitner, an Oscar-nominated producer, director, and Emmy-nominated cinematographer; Jason Druss, a Product Specialist at Blackmagic Design; and […]

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PyeongChang Olympics Showcase Next Generation Broadcasting Options (Part 2)  

by Chris Chinnock, Insight Media In part 1, I talked about 4K and 8K production but in this part, let’s focus on VR, 5G ATSC 3.0 and more. While VR content was pioneered at the Rio 2016 games, supporters say it is improved in 2018 especially due to the corporate support of Intel, which is working in […]

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PyeongChang Olympics Showcase Next Generation Broadcasting Options (Part 1)

by Chris Chinnock, Insight Media The PyeongChang Olympics in Korea provided an incredible platform for demonstrating the potential of next generation broadcast options. This included 8K, HDR, Dolby Atmos, Virtual Reality, ATSC 3.0 and 5G live broadcasting, plus an amazing drone demo. Unfortunately, the recently held SuperBowl was a big disappointment on that front with […]

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Micro LEDs Getting Funding, but IP Situation is Messy

by Chris Chinnock, Insight Media Several micro LED companies received funding recently, an encouraging sign of the continuing interest in this segment. But in a new report from Yole looking at the patent situation, the authors warn that things will be messy – especially for displays that require a mass transfer approach. Let’s start with […]

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Light Field Displays are Coming

If you haven’t been following activities in Light Field displays, here’s a quick update – there is a lot of activity in this area with products likely to be commercialized in 2018. Investments are flowing and standards organizations are getting serious about finding ways to distribute the vast amounts of data that will be needed […]

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The Voice Wars: Amazon vs. Google at CES 2018

We are in the thick of writing up what we saw and heard at CES 2018, but I wanted to use this Display Daily column to identify some of my highlights and do a little deeper dive in the war shaping up between Google and Amazon over voice control of, well, everything. Topping my highlight […]

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HDR PC Monitor Market Coming

High Dynamic Range (HDR) is now becoming well established in the TV market, but it is now as well established in the PC segment. Here, HDR-capable PCs and monitors can be useful for gaming, HDR content editing or production, and streaming of HDR movies and episodic content. Here’s a quick rundown just prior to CES […]

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