Colorii CH1 is the world’s smallest USB Type C to 4K 30Hz HDMI adapter, it works with phone or laptop. Colorii also shows USB 3.0 to VGA adapter, USB 3.0 to HDMI/VGA dual display adapter, USB 3.0 to HDMI/DVI adapter and more at Colorii’s CES 2019 booth. Colorii also shows the Lapdock project which is now as a working sample crowdfunding starting at $100 at http://igg.me/at/lapdock
Planet Computers are showing their latest prototype of the Cosmo Communicator now crowdfunding for $569 on Indiegogo here which is an upgrade of their very successful Gemini PDA which I used as my main phone for the past 9 months and you can see some videos I filmed about it here the Cosmo Communicator upgraded the CPU to MediaTek P70, Memory, the keyboard gets backlit, an external OLED display is added to be able to use the phone without having to open it, a fingerprint reader is added that is a combo with being a selection button, an external high quality 24 megapixel camera is now also default. The new design also allows for better antennas for a stronger LTE signal and possibly also for a stronger Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support too.
I did my first video about Li-Fi and about OLEDCOMM 5 years ago here it helped bring attention to this new technology, that basically functions a bit like Fiber light based data, but wirelessly. One LiFiMax access point and it’s USB receiver can transmit 100mbit/s download and 40mbit/s upload, using invisible light. Their system srefreshes the LED light in a pattern up to billions of times per second that can be recognized and read by the receiver wirelessly in a room. This can remove the issue of interference that there is with Wi-Fi, and the waves of this system may also be less harmful, more secure and perhaps more efficient than Wi-Fi.
High resolution photo merges 8 pictures (using a trick with the IBIS motor) into a giant resolution photo and Panasonic’s new HLG Photo mode is a new format to create HDR photography that can be viewed on any HLG compliant display. The display does not flip out and Panasonic is not yet demonstrating their AI contrast based autofocus performance. More specs will be announces up until the release date which is March 2019, the S1 and S1R are targetted more towards photography.
Nanosys CEO Jason Hartlove talks at Nanosys Silicon Valley headquarters, talks about how his company helped make Quantum Dots a success in the market, where it’s going next. Topics include the story behind the development of the first quantum dot products, the quantum mechanics of how a quantum dot actually works, as well as a look at the long term roadmap for the technology from QDEF and QDOG to QDCC to QDEL displays of the future.
Nanosys has been at the center of the Quantum Dot universe from the beginning. Founded in 2001 by scientists from UC Berkeley and MIT who helped discover the technology in the early 1980’s, Nanosys finally solved the product/market fit for Quantum Dots by developing a simple component called QDEF.
Ten years ago Quantum Dots were a relative unknown. Mostly a research curiosity, the nanotechnology’s unique ability to convert energy into light captivated the imaginations of scientists who envisioned amazing applications in dozens of industries from solar to printing, to displays and to defense. But commercial success remained out of reach, even decades after its initial discovery. Fast forward to today, “Quantum Dot” is a household name and can be found plastered on the packaging for millions of TVs, monitors and tablets around the world.
MyKronoz is a Swiss company headquartered in Geneva that designs and develops wearable devices intended to improve our increasingly mobile, connected and digital lifestyles. MyKronoz products in categories: Activity Trackers, Smart watches, Hybrid Smart Watches and Watch phones. ZeTime, the world’s most funded hybrid smart watch.The world’s first hybrid smart watch combining mechanical hands with a round color touchscreen – black silver. With up to 30-days battery for the analog movement*, ZeTime shows you the time even when the screen is turned off. Sphere glass, touch panel, Mechanicals hands, TFT color Display. Optical heart rate sensor, 5 ATM water resistant. Battery 200mAh up to 30 days stand by life. Charging contactor. Display TFT Color touch screen with hole. Andriod 5.0+. https://www.mykronoz.com/uk/en/ (text by flatslap5657 of Fiverr)
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Inneos Real4K Optical Adapters are an award winning 18G optical solution that is “designed for deployment”. You can run fiber the same way you install category cabling and then connect Real4K optical adapters wherever you need them. Unlike fixed length optical cables, Real4K optical adapters connect using standard multimode fiber, which can be pulled and terminated in the field. Standard SC connectors and inexpensive optical wall plates make this a better way to deploy 4K video.
They introduce Invisicable technology which is a single translucent fiber that looks like monofilament fishing line. It almost disappears in plain sight because it can be difficult to see against a wall at about 5-6 feet. In addition, it’s so thin that 125 feet fits on a special rubber reel that fits into the palm of your hand. Because it’s so thin, it can also be embedded in dry wall. Not pulled through, but embedded in the surface of dry wall by scoring the wall and inserting the fiber and then painting over it. Feedback at CES, was that this would be “game changing” especially where hiding the cable is important, but pulling through walls not desirable (or not possible in the case of condos/apartments). They introduce three kits with 10’, 125’ and then a complete kits with 300’ of in wall fiber, plus two 10’ Invisicable lengths and wall plates.
Teledyne is a manufacturer of test equipment for hdmi displays. The Teledyne 980 is a laboratory test device for all types of hdmi 2.1 devices. The Teledyne LeCroy quantumdata 980 HDMI Protocol Analyzer module supports deep analysis of HDMI and MHL streams as well as HDMI, MHL and HDCP compliance testing for source, sink, repeater/dongle devices.
The Teledyne LeCroy quantumdata 780E is a handheld digital video generator and analyzer that enables you to run tests on various digital video devices and network distribution devices on site or in the R&D lab. The 780E instrument provides a 7 inch color touch screen for operation and for viewing status of outgoing and incoming video and audio. The 780E is equipped with DisplayPort, HDMI and HDBaseT interfaces. Each digital interface is supported by both an output port and an input port to allow testing of digital video sources, displays, audio devices and distribution devices.
The Teledyne 280 provides testing home cinema systems with resolutions up to 4k at 60hz at 4:4:4
The Astro Design VG-879 is a video signal generator and can be used for testing the majority of devices with the HDMI standard, up to 8k 120hz at 4:4:4. The Astro Design VA-1844a is an HDMI protocal analyzer for 8k resolutions such as cables and displays and the unit features a touchscreen for the user interface.
The EverproFIBBR Ultra 8k is a fiber optic HDMI cable with up to 56gbps of bandwith. Everpro FIBBER Ultra 4k is a fiber HDMI cable with a length of 50 meters that offers 18gbps of bandwidth and up to 4k 4:4:4 at a 60hz refresh rate.
Aiptek is a leading Chinse manufacturer of Projectors ranging in prices from $50 to $1000. One interesting device from Aiptek is the APEX projector with a built in Windows PC that is modular and detachable. The Aiptek i70 is the world’s smallest wireless projector.
TESmart (Tesla Smart) is a Chinese electronics manufacturer based in Shenzhen. TESmart makes a KVM switch that enables a computer to switch its screen from one display to another display; it has two keyboard and mouse ports, hdmi input and output and ethernet. There are different KVM switches that enable use with up to four computers. TESmart also makes HDMI with fiberoptics. TESmart makes USB Type c adapters for HDMI and VGA output.
E Ink shows and talks about its latest innovations in consumer electronics, architecture, healthcare, retail and fashion at CES 2018, to bring dynamic elements to generally static environments such as architecture and design, as well as discuss how its ePaper technology is being integrated into smart cities and connected devices, famous for eReaders, also revolutionizing the digital signage, healthcare and retail industries as well. Bus signs, electronic shelf labels, medical devices, products featured include the E Ink DAZZLE wall, the world’s largest media façade on the San Diego International Airport parking garage, featuring 2,100 tiles of E Ink’s Prism technology. A dress designed by Bergmeyer featuring E Ink Prism which won Best in Show at IIDA Fashion Show in October, 2017. A reconfigurable Retail Price Tag, a thin, batteryless price tag containing Powercast’s power harvesting technology that enables quick price changes using a typical handheld UHF RFID reader for wirelessly updating the display, the LTS Smart Patch transdermal therapeutic system that delivers medication to patients in a convenient and controlled manner, ReMarkable E Ink tablet offering paper-like reading, pen input writing and sketching, Onyx Boox Note, Onyx Boox Max2 (which I filmed here), Sony Digital Paper and more.
Interview with founders of QuirkLogic, Nashir Samanani and Mike Mabey. Their product, the Quilla is a Real Time Ideation solution which is aimed at replacing traditional ways of brainstorming and capturing ideas. During the interview they explained that the Quilla is shipping in volume, the types of markets include Technology, Healthcare, Design, Architecture & Construction, Hospitality etc. Quilla features a 42” ePaper display, its so low power that they can run it on battery for 16 hours and the whole thing weighs only 24 lbs making it quite portable. Here showing how it looks in direct sunlight, with no glare, the writing experience feels like paper and pen but it has full digital capabilities including file sharing, pen and touch inputs, image modifications with two finger pinch and zoom, unlimited pages, walk up and use features. Their target is for every conference room, sports locker room, nurses’ station in a hospital, construction sites that modify blue prints constantly etc can benefit from this technology. The QuirkLogic team of Zemina, Mac and Matt also demo their Ideation solution, the Quilla, in this video they show the collaboration features in real time, the ability for remote teams to work together and brainstorm, work on projects and design things and ideas collaboratively in settings that can be more inspirational without the need to be indoor.
Paul Gray is a Principal Analyst/Researcher within the IHS Technology group since November 2014, when IHS acquired DisplaySearch, a leader in primary research and forecasting on the global display market. At DisplaySearch, he served as director of European research. In addition to TVs, he also covered wearable devices, digital broadcast and semiconductor technology. He conducted in-depth analysis and forecasting of wearable devices, connected TV and 4K Ultra HD. Mr. Gray has more than 20 years of experience in market intelligence, marketing and product management. His work includes forecasting, product strategy, investment and R&D decisions. He has also been involved in consulting and conferences, and he has been cited as an expert in Nikkei, Los Angeles Times, Le Monde, Financial Times, The Korea Herald and other publications.
Rockchip has optimized their RK3229 and RK3036 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 System on Module solution to run Android Things or another optimized Linux OS to be able to support Google Assistant, Alexa, iflyertek, DuerOS for high-end to low cost smart speaker products and intelligent voice interactive products, supports sound source localization, sound field enhancement, echo cancellation and noise suppression technology. This Rockchip RK3229 Solution supports 8 channel digital silicon microphones directly connected chip solution, and thus achieves an overall solution of cost-effectiveness and high expandability for the Smart Speakers market.
HDMI 2.1 Specification Supports a Range of Features for Enhanced Gaming:
– Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) reduces or eliminates lag, stutter and frame tearing for more fluid and better detailed gameplay.
– Quick Media Switching (QMS) for movies and video eliminates the delay that can result in blank screens before content is displayed.
– Quick Frame Transport (QFT) reduces latency for smoother no-lag gaming, and real-time interactive virtual reality.
– Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) allows the ideal latency setting to automatically be set allowing for smooth, lag-free and uninterrupted viewing and interactivity.
HDMI 2.1 Specification Supports Ultra High Speed Bandwidth Up to 48Gbps enabling Higher resolutions and faster refresh rates including 8K60Hz and 4K120Hz and support for resolutions up to 10K120 compressed. The Ultra High Speed HDMI Cable supports 48Gbit/s bandwidth for uncompressed HDMI 2.1 feature support and has very low emissions of Electromagnetic interference (EMI).
Dynamic HDR support ensures every moment of a video is displayed at its ideal values for depth, detail, brightness, contrast and wider color gamuts. Here this interview is with Technicolor about their implementation of Dynamic HDR supported as part of the new HDMI 2.1 Spec.