Friday, August 31, 2012

Flip dots sign displays video

This is a device where art, electronics and precise mechanics meet. Incredible, interactive and ecological technology which allows to build large, monochromatic signs which are making a lot of noise while changing - they capture viewer's attention. Electromagnetic way of control together with mechanical inertia of display links creates an effect of content appearing out of chaos of shaking pixels.

i3D — Head Tracking for iPad: Glasses-Free 3D Display

Monday, August 20, 2012

Fwd: Pic of screen at jazz fest

Bringing Video Display Advertising to Silicon Valley. 

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From: Scott Cox <>
Date: Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 2:21 PM
Subject: Fwd: Pic of screen at jazz fest

Good afternoon everyone.

I have attached one of our pictures from our most recent and successful events using our large outdoor LED screens along with the HIT Media Group live camera crews, producing live video from the main stage and the salsa stage at the 2012 San Jose Jazz Festival.

Please feel free to call me with any questions, or if you would like to learn more about what HIT Media  is planning in the near future or to get the list of our upcoming events.

Thank you,
Scott Cox
Founder and C.E.O.
HIT Media Group, Inc.
222 Caspian Dr.
Sunnyvale, CA. 90489
(408) 775-3664  Direct

Hit Media Enterprises (Higher Intelligent Technologies.)

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

DVB Steering Board Approves Phase 2a of 3DTV Specification

DVB is pleased to announce that at the 71st Meeting of the Steering Board, Phase 2a of the DVB-3DTV specification was approved. The specification will be submitted immediately to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) for formal standardisation. An amended DVB-3DTV BlueBook is to be published to reflect the addition to the specification.

The Phase 2a system, also known as “Service Compatible Mode” is designed to meet the needs of those who need to provide normal HDTV receivers with a 2D version of the 3D programme from the same broadcast channel, and at the same time improve the quality of the 3DTV images. Phase 2a provides a 2D version plus an MPEG MVC top-up signal. Although they are tailored to their different environments, both 3D Blu-ray and Phase 2a use MVC, which will enable receivers to include both capabilities.

The 3DTV Phase 1 specification was published in 2011 for “Frame Compatible” delivery, where the essential requirement was that existing HDTV set-top boxes would allow viewers to watch 3D (if they had a 3D display). This is the most used 3DTV broadcast form in the world today.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Quantenna Communications - Hd over wi-fi

Quantenna’s technology implements an advanced set of optional provisions in 802.11n standard, including 4x4 Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO), dynamic digital beamforming and channel monitoring and optimization.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Fwd: CCFL Prices Start to Rise

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Date: Aug 13, 2012 5:09 AM
Subject: CCFL Prices Start to Rise
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CCFL Prices Start to Rise

As published in the DisplaySearch Monitor, August 2012

By Jimmy Kim

2011 was a bad year for LED-backlit LCD TVs. In early 2011, every TV maker planned to achieve their revenue goal by increasing LED backlight penetration. But, the price gap between LED-backlit LCD TVs and CCFL-backlit LCD TVs did not decrease as much as expected. Prices for CCFL-backlit LCD TVs dropped as much as prices for LED-backlit LCD TVs. Consumers suffering from the economic crisis prefered low-cost products instead of high-end products. As a result, LED penetration was lower than expected in 2011.

Raw material costs for CCFL exploded in 2011. Rare-earth metals, the main raw material for CCFL phosphors, reached 5-10 times the price in 2010, as shown in the figure below. As a result, the price of phosphor also jumped, rising to about six times the price in 2010.

Prices for Rare Earth Metals and Phosphors for CCFL

CCFL makers knew very well that demand and price were closely related, especially for their products. If the price of CCFL rises the price gap between CCFL backlighting and LED backlighting decreases. This in turn leads to a decrease in CCFL demand (which is very sensitive to price), and eventually, there is a scale-down of CCFL production and a lower utilization rate. Makers cannot help but raise the unit price of CCFL even further to compensate for the lower utilization rate. Therefore, CCFL makers had to hold the CCFL unit price steady to avoid this chain reaction.

Most Japanese CCFL makers had already given up on CCFL business by this point. They were losing cost competitiveness because of the increasing raw material costs and yen exchange rate. Their exit gave the Korean and Chinese CCFL makers an opportunity. They faced no competition from the Japanese. Furthermore, demand for CCFL did not drop as much as expected. As a result, purchase orders for CCFL units went exclusively to Korean and Chinese makers. The large scale production enabled by the concentrated purchase orders helped them hold the CCFL unit price stable, even under the increasing raw materials cost.

During 2012, the market situation grew worse for CCFL makers. TV makers introduced new low-cost direct LED-backlit TVs for the entry TV market segment. They plan to increase their sales allocation to these new products, which will lead to a further decrease in demand for CCFL. As shown in the figure below, CCFL panel shipments are expected to decrease more than 40% Y/Y after Q2'12. In 2011, the decrease was 30% Y/Y. This means that the scale-down and lower utilization rate for CCFL production seems inevitable this year.

CCFL Panel Shipments

CCFL prices for some new models increased in Q2'12. For example, the CCFL price for a 46" model in Q1'12 was $0.92, but in Q2'12, a CCFL of the same specification was $1.2. For a new 40" model, the CCFL price increased from $0.6 to $1.1, though with some changes of specification (the lamp tube diameter changed from 3.4 phi to 4.0 phi, etc.). Regardless, there have been almost no changes in CCFL prices for running models.

The decrease in CCFL demand caused by the low-cost direct backlight TVs has led to a rise of CCFL unit price. This will probably lead to a further decrease in CCFL demand. We also expect that the EOL of CCFL-backlit LCD TVs will be accelerated.

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Start your own TV site, software worth sharing

A Brand New Software has been released to the public that will allow
you to be the host of your very own TV website! "Tv-Icarus", a platform
which allows you to design it to your own liking, it uses an off-site
API Center, which will automatically update your website.

Unlike a torrent index, "Tv-Icarus" is a TV Show Information Service that
allows people to come to your site and look at what is airing on the
current television stations, this is not a torrent software.

Find all the information and more at the Tv-Icarus Site