Topsky is the only supplier of headmounted micro-display based devices that I have seen at Hong Kong tradeshows who may be able to provide a Google Glass like experience starting at $230 per unit for a 100-unit minimum order quantity. The only negative things about it is the Ingenic MIPS dual-core processor (instead of using Rockchip or Allwinner ARM solutions), and the software is "not yet" provided by Google, this doesn't run Google Glass UI, it doesn't run Android Wear UI, it runs Topsky's custom UI on top of Android, which looks good, but is not quite the same as having Google's support. What could happen though, is Google people watch this video and contact Topsky below, or maybe some hackers get it and improve it somehow. I look forward to try it out some more to see about the voice-control capabilities, if it hooks into Google Now yet or some other voice command Android app, and how in general it may or may not manage to use any other Android app that may work good for this user interface. My dream is still (since CeBIT 2005) to live-stream from my face and see a live chat from anyone watching about which questions to ask the people that I interview in 4K. Crucial for this "vision" is for affordable Google Glass type devices to become available. These need to be mass produced, the price can be lowered further, then the software platform should be open and fully supported by Google and by everyone! Let's make headmounted computing happen!
You can contact Topsky here (thanks for telling them you watched my video!)
Sofia Huang, Sales Manager
Mobile: +86 15815527996
Rockchip shows the cheapest Android Smartwatch platform, can potentially run Android 5 Android Wear (depending on Google's approval) for now it's just running Android 4.4.4 with Rockchip's custom Android Smartwatch UI. This is an ARM Processor with an Intel logo on it! (which previously I filmed at http://armdevices.net/?s=6321) To compete with MediaTek MT2601 it'll bring ultra-affordable Android Smartwatches to the mass market with built-in dual-SIM card slots with dual-standby possible depending on Smartwatch design (most of the Smartwatch designs will probably only have 1 SIM card slot) , with A-GPS, GPS, GLONASS, with 3G/2G quad-band, supports displays of up to FWVGA, can record 720p videos at 30fps or take 8megapixel pictures from the Smartwatch camera! Meizu is probably going to be one of the brands to release this Smartwatch platform at a good price. The smart tracking possibilities for Kids trackers, Old people smart heart monitoring, Advanced fitness watches and a whole Smartwatch category in general, Rockchip with Intel wants to have a big part in that!
To develop and bring this to market, distributors and brands can contact design houses who work with Rockchip to make this Smartwatch platform, one of them is T-Chip, the info is here:
T-Chip PCB Design House (I filmed them here http://armdevices.net/2014/09/17/129-firefly-rk3288-development-board-release/)
Mobile: +86 13723459415
MeLE shows their new ARM-based movie bar system for managing large movie/tv content libraries to stream at KTV/Karaoke bars, Movie watching systems, for Hotels also possible or in the home. Basically instead of going to the cinema, you could go to a KTV kind of place, pay hourly they might have tens of hundreds of different high quality 4K TVs and Projector Home Theatre configurations, and you can just sit down and watch any movie or TV show on-demand or live. With local content streaming/on-line streaming/live channel features, the total solution includes local file server, VOD streaming server, live-TV channel streaming server, and over 100pcs playback terminals supported (depending on the switch). Currently it supports 4 to 8 hard drives on the local file server, can potentially support unlimited amounts of hard drives connected in the near future. The easy-to use system design by MeLE to manage the local movie and content like 3D, blue ray movies, support download the Poster and brief info of local movie from internet IMDB automatically, easy to search and find movie from thousands movies, online VOD like youtube, Netflix, or live-TV channel streaming is also supported.
You can contact MeLE here:
Mason Tong, Sales Director
Mobile: +86-132 6816 6362
Isaac Long, Sales Manager, Brand Developement for oversea market
Mobile: +86 186 7551 2024
Leo Owyang, Account Manager, OEM & ODM brand for oversea market
Mobile: +86 159 8952 0320
BOE is one of the largest LCD manufacturers in the world, they show the world's largest 8K display at 110", and they also show the world's smallest 4K display at 5.5" and 6.8" for Smartphones and Phablets to come out, they also show a beautiful 4K display at 10.1" and their transparent display for fridge concept. BOE also is the first to show a 10K display, shown here horizhontally and vertically, it's like an 8K display but with a bit wider aspect ratio to add 2K more pixels on the side. Is it possible yet to get a 4K display at 65" for sub-$1000? Maybe!
Sharp LCD IGZO cut into all kinds of shapes, and every pixel seems to work. They suggest an an all-round shaped Smartphone will be possible next year, in-car dashboards also with circular and curved designs, space for buttons, all using Sharp's IGZO technology, could also be round displays for Nest type of smart thermometers, on Hi-Fi systems, all runs Android, customized for all these special LCD shapes!
Makeblock is an open-source robots construction platform with aluminum mechanical parts, easy-to-use electronics modules and software, also compatible with LEGO bricks and many industry standard parts.
Makeblock shows their maker kits including 3D printer, Kids education robots, DIY painting robots on China Sourcing Fair. These are Powered by different SOC platforms like Atmel, Freescale, ST and Intel Edison, Based on Arduino, with different sensors, support for Android/iOS/windows app control through phone/PC via bluetooth.
E Ink shows their latest displays for Smartwatches, Smartphones and more. Here are some of the solutions that they show in this video:
1. UHF Tag with Information display (Reference product from Hitachi Maxell)
2. 1.54” 200x200 EPD evaluation kit
3. 5.83” Spectra B/W/Yellow EPD evaluation kit
4. 5.83” Spectra B/W/Red EPD evaluation kit
5. 1.43” E Ink Mobius EPD
6. 1.1” E Ink Mobius round EPD
7. 4.7” EPD dual screen solution
8. 2.9” NFC eBadge solution – Battery less
9. Visionect – Joan 6” Conference Room Assistant (Reference product from Visionect)
10. 31.2” Monochrome Signage
11. 31.2” Color Signage
12. 13.3” Color Signage
Aikun shows their new Morphus X300 gaming tablet, custom built on the Octa-core Allwinner A83 ARM Cortex-A7. It has gamepad controls over 2.4Ghz that are attachable on each side of the display, a rotating camera and a 8" IPS 1280x800 glasses-free 3D display. The retail price is targetted at $299, ready for mass production in the next couple of weeks, distributors can welcome to contact Aikun for more information below.
You can contact Aikun here:
Mail : email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Website : www.aikun.co
Contact information : http://www.aikun.co/html/about/contactus/
Tel.: (+86) 6110 2468 - 6110 2858
A2 building, Lianhe Industrial Park, Fengtang Road,
Fuyong, Baoan, Shenzhen, China
Australian company Rotacaster shows their 360-degree movement and multi-directional wheel for smooth moving Robotics, for robots on wheels that can turn and follow smoothly.
4K recording of 360 video is very important for the recording of 360 video content for the VR video industry, as lower resolution 360 video content doesn't look very good. Sphericam is the first fully spherical, 360º video camera that records 4K at 60fps that I have seen yet. It can film everything around with 6 image sensors, 6 lenses, 4 Microphones, 6 Micro SD Card Slots. It can do realtime stitching to internal memory at 30FPS in 4K, in 10 bit color, at 600 megabits per second. If you record to the 6 MicroSD cards it can record 60FPS 4K at up to 2.4gigabits per second. It can also live-stream the real-time stiched 360 degree 4K video or 6 unstiched videos at a bitrate of up to 100Mbit per second. All this sounds awesome, but the price is above $2000. Read more at http://www.sphericam.com/