Category: TV Connect

BarcodEye wearable devices barcode reading software

Posted by – May 20, 2014

BarcodEye is a company that offers Wearable Computing Solutions. They are showing their wearable devices barcode reading software. Their new software can read 1D and 2D barcodes from your wearable device’s camera. Then, the application interprets the information taken. This software can be used in industries like medical healthcare ambients, library, museum, store, warehouse or post offices.

Huawei Set-top-box User Interface Concept

Posted by – April 24, 2014

Huawei is working on making an innovation interface concept for set-top-boxes and Smart TV solutions. Huawei already has many set-top-boxes in the market with standard User Interface design but they are planning to integrate this new technology to beyond coming devices. Users may have the ability to switch different content for different ages and groups of people easily. This software interface is mainly targeted for set-top-box solutions but has similar design for mobile devices since it is generally based on android. You can stream content from the TV or Android Box to the smartphone or vice versa. The design concept is still in its first steps and is the main user interface for the set-top-box and its based in Android operating system but it can be done also over Linux-based or general web-based.

Koru ARM Cortex-M4 Wearables Operating System

Posted by – April 20, 2014

Christian Lindholm, CEO and Founder of http://korulab.com talks about the Koru Wearables OS UI Framework eenabling 60fps smooth UI that can run on ultra low-cost ARM Cortex-M4 powered wearable devices such as sub-$50 smartwatches.

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.

ARRIS Group telecom equipment provider makes Set-top-boxes

Posted by – April 20, 2014

Arris bought Motorola’s Set-top-box business from Google in 2013 for $2.35 Billion, Arris is a major Set-top-box provider, making several solutions for Set-top-box systems worldwide. Some of the innovations from Arris according to their website include:
Invented digital TV,
First wireless broadband gateway
First set-top with HD and DVR
First headless, whole-home video gateway
First widescale CMTS deployment
First MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 digital ad insertion
Pioneered security and digital rights management
Recognized with 15 Technical Emmy® Awards

ViXS XCode 6400 does 10-bit 4K HEVC RDK for Set-top-boxes

Posted by – April 20, 2014

ViXS shows their new dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 which they claim is the first and only company with a shipping Ultra High Definition (UltraHD) 4K HEVC 10-bit solution to sign the Reference Design Kit (RDK) agreement from RDK Management, LLC. ViXS has formally joined the growing RDK community and will help drive the acceleration of the development of next generation UltraHD/4K Set-top-boxes, Home Media Gateways and video services.

Panasonic PH1-Pro4 ARM Cortex-A9 with ProXstream1 4K decoder and transcoder

Posted by – April 19, 2014

Panasonic has developed the “PH1-Pro4″ single-chip system LSI to support high-quality and multi-channel video distribution. PH1-Pro4 can compress/decompress 3-stream full-HD video data simultaneously. For VGA, 12 streams can be handled simultaneously. With PH1-Pro4, you can quickly develop a home media server to view different images simultaneously through different media, such as TV, smartphone, tablet, PC, and so on. Implementing PH1-Pro4 into cloud-based products allows them to be a low-power system with minimal component count. Driver assistance system and security monitoring system are also achieved with small size and low-power consumption. In addition, PH1-Pro4 upconverts video data from full-HD to 4K2K. Text from http://www.semicon.panasonic.co.jp/en/products/systemlsis/ph1-pro4/

Kiroco Smart Jewellery

Posted by – April 15, 2014

Kiroco presents their NFC based Smart Jewllery concept which allows you to view personal private messages from a loved one, and these precious memories are then stored so you can view them whenever you wish just by touching the jewellery to your phone.

All of Kiroco’s Jewellery contains an NFC chip which works when touched to the NFC readers in Android Smartphones, which then in turn launches the messages on a person’s piece of jewellery so that they can be viewed – whether a word, photo or video message.

With the exclusion of the K bracelet in white metal the rest of the ranges are made in sterling silvers with enamales, with some pieces containing Swarvoski Crystals or Cubic Zirconia.

Optinvent ORA SmartGlass with Augmented Reality

Posted by – April 14, 2014

Optinvent is a technology hardware designer company that is working on a augmented reality and smart wearables like glasses.

Optinvent ORA is the smart glasses device that Optinvent is working on at the moment. The ORA feels fairly well built and has a number of design features that are intended to make it usable for all types of workers in various industries. ORA glasses have mounting points for prescription lenses. The Optinvent ORA is powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and features a very small-screen version of Google’s operating system. The device is controlled using the touchpad, which moves a cursor.

The glasses have an arm that moves up and down, which can place the display directly in the user’s eyeline or just below it for quick glances. What that “True AR” mode effectively amounts to is a tilting display, one that can sit just below your eye-level for a “dashboard view” of incoming messages and other notifications, or moved right into your field of vision if you plan on going full-RoboCop. Google’s Glass by comparison always places onscreen information above your eye-line.

Other specs include an eye-searing 3,000 nits brightness level, an ambient light sensor, a rechargeable battery good for between 4 and 8 hours of usage and a display that when positioned right in front of your eyes is the equivalent of having an 85-inch TV dangling off your face. The battery is said that will last three hours with intensive use or eight hours with typical use. The Optinvent ORA price starts at €699.

Optinvent is based in Rennes, France and Silicon Valley, United States.

Geniatech talks custom Set-top-box solutions

Posted by – April 14, 2014

Geniatech is an OEM/ODM specialized in open android based hardware and software platform for Android Set-top-boxes with advanced features like embedded digital TV tuners, video capture and video converters. Geniatech is making some TV Boxes and HDMI Sticks with the AmLogic M802 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 with Octa-core Mali-450 GPU. Geniatech can do HDMI-in and HDMI-out for overlay of the existing TV signals with Android features on top.