Category: Software

ViewAR Augmented Reality Catalog Systems

Posted by – April 20, 2014

ViewAR is a worldwide Augmented Reality Catalog System providing an Augmented Reality App to browse all kinds of 3D models.

Linaro VP of Engineering Mark Orvek talks Security with Joakim Bech and Kernel with Deepak Saxena

Posted by – March 14, 2014

Mark Orvek, Linaro VP of Engineering chats with Joakim Bech, Tech Lead Security Working Group; and Deepak Saxena, Tech Lead Kernel Working Group about the work that their teams are focusing on in 2014.

360° video panorama technology, a new experience! presented by Finwe.fi

Posted by – February 28, 2014

This is 360 video, presented by Finwe Ltd CEO Juha Kela. 360 video is a special video production technology that utilizes multiple cameras to produce a full spherical 360×180 degree video experience. Video from multiple sources is synchronized, fine tuned and stitched together with a software called Autopano Video and Autopano Giga by Kolor. Kolor also delivers solutions for 360 video hosting and playback on a PC and web browser. Web player is based on html5.

Finwe ltd has developed a movement and touch controlled 360 video player for mobile devices, called 360 VideoBall. In collaboration with Kolor, they also just released a pre-version of free Kolor Eyes Android player. Beyond that, mobile player can also be used with Kickstarter funded goggles vrAse. This cool gadget has lenses and a special frame that holds mobile phones inside. The mobile phone is then used as a movement controlled display device, producing a separate image for both eyes. There is now an equipment based on 6 GoPro’s in a 360×180 formation to shoot 360 3D videos, which was used as a demonstration in MWC. The experience is really stunning and the image quality is very good thanks to the high quality and resolution of mobile devices.

Finwe CEO Juha Kela also demonstrated a special custom technology that enables 6k 360 video playback on a mobile phone. Current devices support only 4k resolution, but with the special technology they developed devices can play back videos even with 8k resolution! With this solution, user can zoom into the video without losing the quality.

To be able to provide a full turn key solution for 360 video production and to support the marketing of the mobile 360 video player technology Juha Kela founded a company called FinCloud Ltd. FinCloud has already done number of multi camera productions and one of their productions, a 360 music video for Finnish band Apulanta is currently nominated in Spotify “Innovator of the Year” category in Emma Gaala. Emma Gaala is an annual event, which rewards the most significant players in the industry during a year.

Example 360 videos:
Power Park theme park Finland:
http://eyes.kolor.com/en/v/f54450160b3cbad2f20bcc9037ae7f9f

There is now an equipment based on 6 GoPro’s in a 360×180 formation to shoot 360 3D videos, which was used as a demonstration in MWC. Special camera rigs are manufactured by Freedom360 and 360 Heros. The experience is really stunning and the image quality is very good thanks to the high quality and resolution of mobile devices.

360 camera rigs:
- Freedom360: http://www.freedom360.us/
- 360 Heros: http://www.360heros.com/

Kolor Eyes video wall:
http://eyes.kolor.com

Mobile 360 video solutions:
Finwe Ltd http://www.finwe.fi
juha.kela@finwe.fi

360 Video and Panorama stitching solutions and 360 video HW:
http://www.kolor.com

360 video production services:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fincloud-Ltd/1452416898325253
FInCloud Ltd: juha.kela@finwe.fi

http://instagram.com/fincloud

juha.kela@finwe.fi

vrAse immersive media frame for mobile phone
http://www.vrase.com

Free 360 Video apps for iOS:
360 VideoBall:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fi.finwe.panoramavideo
Kolor Eyes:
http://itunes.apple.com/app/kolor-eyes-360-video-player/id551037018?mt=8

Free 360 VideoBall app for Android:
360 VideoBall:
https://itunes.apple.com/fi/app/id667843311?mt=8&affId=1860684
Kolor Eyes: Join Google+ group for a pre-release access:
https://plus.google.com/communities/108362026537279322932

Software developers Kolor and Finwe announce the launch of their new 360-degree video player for Android devices, named Kolor Eyes, featuring pixel-perfect 4k 360 video playback, multiple projections, and image effects. Press release: http://www.kolor.com/images/stories/press/press-releases/2014/20140225-kolor-eyes-android-beta-version.pdf

Fluendo Oneplay Cross Platform Multimedia

Posted by – February 26, 2014

Fluendo is New York based provider of multimedia solutions and they have been in business for ten years. Fluendo oneplay can add multimedia support to any application on a variety of platforms. Fluendo oneplay is both an engine and an end user product. Fluendo oneplay enables you to use the same multimedia framework on a variety of platforms without using the different apis on each platform. Fluendo oneplay currently works on Android, iOS, Mac OS, Linux, and Windows. Fluendo oneplay is also hardware accelerated. Fluendo partners with large companies and can therefore use the technology and patents owned by those large companies. Fluendo’s solution is available for both developers and distributors with an unannounced price.

Company Website: www.fluendo.com

Capti Narrator, Text-to-speech app for “hands-free consumption” of digital content

Posted by – January 27, 2014

The video is the CES’14 interview with Dr. Yevgen Borodin, President and CEO of Charmtech Labs LLC, the creator of Capti Narrator app. The video also features Jen Sidorova, Miss East Coast American Beauty, supporting Capti Narrator for its approach to universal accessibility. Capti Narrator was revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (CES’14). The host is William Lumpkins, Senior Member of IEEE.

Capti Narrator is a cross-platform application for convenient, hands-free consumption of digital content, enabling anyone to listen to news, blogs, documents, unprotected e-books, and more while commuting, cooking, working out, anywhere, anytime. Capti improves the productivity of students, busy professionals, language learners, people with print disabilities, and anyone else who wants to listen to content instead of reading it from the screen.

With Capti, one can create a playlist with reading materials from the Web, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc., and start listening on the iPad at home, continue listening from the same spot on their iPhone during the commute, revise the playlist from the desktop at work or school, catch up with the reading in the gym, and, finally, relax while listening to their favorite book on the couch. Capti will synchronize the playlist among user devices, making the transitions seamless. Capti removes the dependency on visual reading and enables people to be more productive and enjoy better things in life.

hipplay cloud media streaming app

Posted by – January 24, 2014

hipplay enables to play and share home, cloud, social and mobile media on any screen through the cloud. They support streaming of native codecs, and display thumbnails of all the media on an app for iOS and Android.

Wyplay open source Set-top-box software provider

Posted by – January 13, 2014

Wyplay powers open, modular, and innovative Home Media software solutions for leading pay TV Operators (IPTV, Cable, Satellite, Terrestrial) around the world. The technology developed at Wyplay enables TV operators to easily select, configure, and deploy solutions from the richest list of pre-configured functionality in the market (Zapper, Recorder, Media center, home connectivity, Social TV, HTML5, Android, OTT platform, multi-screen, multi-room…). Specialties include Middleware Provider for Operators and Broadcasters, DVB (Satellite, Cable, Terrestrial), OTT, Multi-Application Framework (HTML5, Android…), Advanced Media Player, Connected Home, CAS/Chipset/STB/Back-end Agnostic providing solutions for MIPS and ARM based platforms from ST ARM, Sigma Designs MIPS, Mstar MIPS and to Broadcom and other. Wyplay is a privately owned French company founded in 2006 by Jacques Bourgninaud.

Leonid Knyshov shows his Vostimonial Start-up then helps me do some Interviews

Posted by – January 5, 2014

Leonid Knyshov lives in the Silicon Valley, working on making some of his Start-up ideas and showing them around at conferences. Here’s how he shows his latest startup at the ARM Techcon, it’s demonstrated on an iPad Mini hanging around his head. After this video, I asked Leonid to help me by doing a few interviews from his technical point of view.

Collabora open source consultancy

Posted by – January 1, 2014

Collabora‘s mission is to accelerate the adoption of open source technologies, methodologies and philosophy. It does this by providing consultancy to companies who are deploying open source technologies in their products, by providing its own open source based products and through knowledge sharing activities such as training. Collabora’s initial focus was instant messaging (IM), Voice over IP (VoIP) and videoconferencing technologies, but the company has since expanded its offering to include general multimedia, mobile web technologies, collaboration infrastructure, automotive infotainment platforms, graphics optimization, multimedia interoperability & productivity software. Collabora’s customers include many large IT corporations such as Nokia, Samsung, Intel, Texas Instruments and Google.

Montavista Linux on ARM solutions

Posted by – December 15, 2013

MontaVista Software was founded in 1999 to bring the Linux operating system to the embedded device market. From the beginning the goal has been to embrace fully Open Source. MontaVista delivered their first commercial Linux for the embedded market in 1999 and hasn’t looked back since. Today over 2000 companies trust MontaVista Linux to run their products. MontaVista Software does embedded Linux commercialization. They help get the most of open source by providing commercial quality Linux and developer tools to reduce the time and effort required to deliver commercial products to market. They offer expert support, hardware enablement, and the resources of the MontaVista community, there are over 50 million ARM Powered devices in the market today running on MontaVista Linux.