At CES 2014, I interviewed John LeMoncheck, President and CEO of Cambrios, in their suite. Cambrios' silver nanowire material brand named ClearOhm® is doing extremely well in the market, they are replacing ITO in touch screens. Since the last time I spoke to Cambrios at Ceatec, they have announced more design wins for mobile phones, tablets, AIO and monitors. Cambrios recently announced partnership with 3M and prior to that they had announced a joint venture with TPK (world's largest touch screen maker) and Nissha. At the suite, they also demonstrated products from Lenovo, 3M, UniDisplay, LG, Karbonn, eTurbotouch, NEC, Nissha and others. They also showed silver nanowire coated film rolls from Hitachi and Okura. Clearly they are winning business in touch, they just announced that they have tripled their manufacturing capacity, their customers like 3M, TPK have a lot of capacity as well. John also mentioned that they are enabling wearable devices, flexible OLED, solar cells and 3D TV.
Marvell Video R&D Software Architecture Team Leader Gaurav Arora talks about how Marvell and Google deliver the ARM Powered Google TV, now renamed Android TV on the dual-core Marvell Armada 1500-Plus, how the extremely popular and successful Chromecast runs on the single-core Marvell Armada 1500-Mini. Marvell also shows their new quad-core Marvell Armada 1500 Pro HD to be released in devices Q2 2014 running Android TV. Google is bringing the TV into the mainline ARM Powered Android releases, that is why they now brand it Android TV. The app package included on Android TV is called the Android TV GMS Package, includes apps like YouTube, Amazon, Hulu, Netflix and everything else optimized for the TV. The apps are designed for a 10-foot experience remote control user interface.
RCA to release competitively priced 4K TVs to the US market.
This video is an informative and interesting interview with Fan Yang and Arne Weber, the owners of faytech ltd, discussing the history and evolution of their years in the touchscreen industry and their passion to build the best products possible. Beginning over 8 years ago with starting to sell touchscreen monitors in Germany, they set up a importing business based in Germany which has grown to be one of Europe's largest distributors of touchscreen devices. In 2008, Arne and Fan began to travel to China to find better suppliers, and ended up moving to Shenzhen and starting their own manufacturing company. Four short years later, faytech has over 70 employees, 15K sq. ft. of space, producing over 2000 touch screen monitors and touchscreen PCs a month, and achieving ISO certification in 2013.
Omnitek is a UK based manufacturer of video testing and measurement systems as well as IP core development with Xilinx. The Xilinx development boards can take full HD video and upscale to 4k. OmniTek has been producing professional video equipment for a long time. Xilinx up-scaling technology will eventually make into consumer hardware. Xilinx technology can also be useful for medical or industrial applications as well general broadcasting. ARM powered devices are largely replacing pcs for embedded applications.
The TiME Lab offers a unique and unrivalled blend of 3D panoramic projection in 7k resolution combined with a wave field synthesis (WFS) sound system consisting of a circle of 140 loudspeakers fixed around the auditorium. This system allows the audience to plunge deeply into the animations and sound worlds surrounding them as the 180 degree panoramic projection in 3D takes in the whole field of human vision while the sound mix for the WFS system offers an unparalleled feeling of immersion.
TiME Lab is designed as an open platform. To this end, Fraunhofer HHI has invited high-level partners in the arts, culture, media, showroom architecture, and other creative industries to contribute and explore new, innovative content and applications for the TiME Lab system. These include the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, which has been a TiME Lab partner since 2009.
3D as cinema magic – is just the beginning! A broad array of research bodies ranging from research institutes, private sector development labs and universities to radio stations and TV companies and telecoms are now engaged in planning and developing 3D production, 3D content, and 3D distribution. Yet most of these initiatives are standalone with little or no contact between them. The 3D Innovation Center Berlin offers the whole cast of actors a platform and a pre-competitive environment where they can exchange views and opinions, build contacts, put their products and systems to the test and present them jointly to a diversity of target audiences. The ready availability of know-how covering the whole 3D systems chain will generate new synergies – in terms of product development, marketing and sales as well as market positioning and public relations.
The 3D Innovation Center Berlin is:
- a showroom for products, prototypes and ideas
- a development platform and testbed for 3D technologies, applications and infrastructures
- an R&D lab for projects, innovations and standards
- a communication platform for providers, users and the general public
- a transfer platform for expertise and professional training
- a marketing instrument for advertising, sales and PR
- a pool of resources for experts, know-how, and marketing and target audience data etc.
The establishment and organization of the 3D Innovation Center is in the hands of the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, The 3D Innovation Center is planned to operate for an initial period of five years. The start-up phase of the 3D Innovation Center is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi).
Arne Weber of faytech Co., Ltd. demonstrates his company's 8"-22" All-in-One Touchscreen PCs built around faytech's proprietary designed mainboard (manufactured exclusively by the industrial division of ASUS). Each of faytech's fanless industrial Touchscreen PCs can be manufactured using a number of different touch technologies (resistive, capacitive, SAW or IR), and with a variety of connectors to fit any industrial use. Customization is also available including high brightness and IP65/IP68 ratings for outdoor usage. The standard 8"-22" Touchscreen PC models comes with a 5-wire resistive touchscreen, industrial LCD Panel with LED backlight, Intel Atom N2600 chipset with AMD's Caicos mobile HD7400 series chipset with dedicated 512MByte RAM (supporting WinXP, Win7, Win8, Linux, 32Bit, 64Bit), 2GByte RAM, 30 or 60GByte SSD, W-LAN and numerous USB and serial connections.
You can contact faytech here:
faytech Co., Ltd.
Fl. 4, Bldg. C, Second Phase,
Hongmen Tech. Zone,
Shangxue Duan, Jihua Rd.,
Tel: +86 (0) 755 89580612
Arne Weber of faytech Co., Ltd. demonstrates his company's globally renowned 7"-12" Touchscreen Monitors. Designed in Germany and engineered with multiple application usage in mind, these high quality modular touch devices are used in many industrial and commercial solutions including factory automation, taxicabs, retail locations, and financial institutions. They are the #1 selling Touch devices in faytech's extensive Touchscreen Monitor and Touchscreen PC product line. The standard 7"-12" Touchscreen Monitor comes with a 4-wire resistive touchscreen, industrial LCD Panel with LED backlight, wide range Voltage-In (6-36V), enhanced temperature range (-20 to +70° Celsius), numerous connections including HDMI, VGA, 2x Video, 1x S-Video, 3x Audio-In, USB and serial Touch, all packed into a slim and stylish design perfect for machine integration or as a standalone.
faytech Co., Ltd.
Fl. 4, Bldg. C, Second
Phase, Hongmen Tech. Zone,
Shangxue Duan, Jihua Rd.,
Tel: +86 (0) 755 89580612
Geniatech ATV1800 Enjoy TV Quad Core Box does 4K video on AmLogic M802 Set-top-box on new KKTV $1100 55″ 4K LCD TV
In China, the 55" 4K TV now sells for $1100!!!!!!!! Dreams come true! We're all about to get a 4K TV (this one is the Konka KKTV LED55K60U). Android Set-top-box leader Shenzhen Geniatech shows me here their ATV1800 on AmLogic Quad-core M802 with Eight-core Mali-450 to actually playback 4K video over HDMI. This is the beginning of the Ultra HD future, on Android Box, here beautifully showing off this amazingly affordable new Konka KKTV LED55K60U 55" 4K TV sold for only $1100 all over China!!!! The trick of course is how we in the future will get 4K video contents, the trick I think is to stream it all from the web. I believe most movies of this last century are or can be digitized and made available in 4K streaming as soon as movie studios and cinemateques around the world make the 4K version of all 35mm-sourced or often 4K-digital (for movies filmed in the last 5 or so years) movies available. How much bandwidth does one need for good 4K video streaming? My guess is 20mbitps may be enough, even less sometimes if the 4K comes from YouTube and Netflix, while a good 4K streaming provider should scale above 20mbitps if your home Internet connection for example has 50mbitps, 100mbitps downstream speed or above.