UICO duraTOUCH makes it possible to use Smartwatches and Phones in any weather, with sweaty fingers, under the rain, snow, even while wearing gloves in the winter. As people come to depend on wearable devices and use them everywhere, users want touchscreens to work under any weather condition everywhere and anytime. UICO’s duraTOUCH projected capacitive (PCAP) touch controllers enable touch sensing to work in any environment, with rain, sweat, and using gloves also. duraTOUCH out-performs traditional PCAP that is in devices like Moto360 and Samsung Gear Live. It is ideal for wearable and IoT devices with super-low power requirements like 1X charge per week with wake on touch. duraTOUCH products include duraTOUCH controllers, touchscreens, and duraTOUCH Surface, a bendable wrap-able touch sensing surface. Look for this technology in the next generation of consumer electronics and wearable devices, you will now have technology that UICO previously shipped in millions only to customers in the heavy industrial and medical markets.
Cambrios talks about the progress that they are making to build flexible touch screens, to enable flexible smartphones and wearables coming to the market soon, flexible solar cells and flexible OLED lights also. Their material is silver nanowire based ClearOhm ink, it is like spaghetti on transparent films, these are great conductors since silver is the best conductor on the planet. The material is flexible, it is already being shipped into millions of devices made by Lenovo, HP, Toshiba, LG, Samsung, DELL and other big companies. Cambrios can enable ten finger touch in monitors and all-in-one computers with a film that is so thin and light that it can replace ITO.
The newest trends in various phones, phablets, tablets and laptops is the analog writing ability. eWriting is making a major come back with several OEMs offering stylus inputs in their devices. Yet, the true pen-on-paper experience is rarely found when you write on glass based tablets or phones. Kent Displays solves this problem with their cholesteric LCD writing tablets popularly known as the Boogie Board. The electronic writing experience with their solution is akin to writing on paper, you can even hear the pen scratching on the surface and the experience is truly unique. That would partly explain the success of the Boogie Boards which are shipping in millions of units each year. I met up with Dr Asad Khan who is Kent Displays’ CTO, in San Jose this week. He describes the various products including what is expected from their product roadmap.
NHK skips 4K and brings Japan directly to 8K with HDR, requiring extra bandwidth for HDR but it's not double, it's effective enough to fit the HDR information within the 100mbit/s 8K transmittion bandwidth. See my previous NHK 8K interview
faytech shows world´s first 55” capacitive Touch as conference table, as single POS-information display, for industry automation or even as interactive information and Video Wall. faytech talks about them being industrial touch device specialist combining German engineering with price efficient Chinese production showing off a 15,360 x 8,640 pixel interactive video wall with up to 256 simultaneous touch points, set up from eight capacitive Full-HD 42” capacitive Touch Monitors connected to a single PC. The interactive information wall was developed by faytech for a German defense company as prototype for submarine simulators.
More highlights from the tour presented by Arne, the managing founder of faytech, is faytech´s new capacitive Touchscreen PC series from 7” to 21.5” with their patented rubber sealed IP65-front protecting the panels from water, dust and vandalism and faytech´s own capacitive chemical etched anti glare touch panel making them the first choice for Industry 4.0 applications, the Internet of Things and any POS usage. A slim 15.6” embedded Touch PC represented faytech´s embedded portfolio of 7” to 55” embedded resistive and capacitive Touch PCs running already as Taxi-application, in industry automatization or the point of sale. The presentation is completed by faytech´s first complete UL certified 19” Touchscreen Monitor and an optical bonded 11.6” Full HD capacitive TPC with features like light sensor, sunlight readable outdoor panel, full IP65 enclosure, RFID, MiFare, NFC card reader and even an integrated yoctoboard to open and close doors, an ultimate solution for entrance system and building automation.
Customers and distributors who need touch devices with a large stock of standard touch devices and the flexibility and competence to realize any touch device project can contact faytech at http://www.faytech.com or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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
Indro Mukerjee of FlexEnable demonstrating their technology and products at Printed Electronics Europe, part of the IDTechEx Show! FlexEnable, based in Cambridge, UK, has developed the world's first flexible transistor technology platform; the key to truly flexible and cost effective electronics over large and small surfaces. With over a decade of experience, IP development and technology awards, FlexEnable works together with customers to drive innovation across flexible sensors, smart systems and video-rate displays. FlexEnable's technology platform enables new mobile and wearable products as well as sensor arrays and structural electronics that bring an extra dimension to the IoT (Internet of Things). Customers include OEMs, component manufacturers and materials suppliers. For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com
Dr Georgios Liaptsis from CYNORA speaking to Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh at Printed Electronics Europe. CYNORA offers tailor-made solutions for organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). CYNORA provides the display and lighting markets with emitter materials, which make use of Singlet-Harvesting technology. CYNORA’s research encompasses developing optoelectronic materials, including theoretic calculations, and material-testing in OLED-prototypes. For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com