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Nissan’s Self-driving Car at CEATEC 2013

Posted by juliusaugustus – October 6, 2013

Nissan shows their own self driving car similar to Google's but without the volodyne radar system. Adding the technology to cars requires few changes to a car. The question is to know how far they are with development and if they can show this car on real roads in real traffic soon like Google does or not.

Mitsubishi Satellites at CEATEC 2013

Posted by juliusaugustus – October 5, 2013

Mitsubishi talks about their Satellites that go into space as well as smaller sized models of said satellites. Mitsubishi is itself is a contractor for governments. Mitsubishi has five satellites in space.

Sonostar E Ink Smartwatch prototype

Posted by Charbax – October 5, 2013

Here's the latest Sonostar E Ink smartwatch prototype. The Bluetooth 4.0 data connection and E Ink screen seem to be working, now the main challenge I think is going to be app support, how Android is going to send over which data to the E Ink screen, there needs to be a Wearable Computer protocol for Android, one in which things like app notifications, small versions of apps can automatically be sent over to such a smaller display as this E Ink Bluetooth 4.0 smartwatch.

Read more about it over at: http://www.sonostar.com

Panasonic 4K Booth Tour at CEATEC 2013

Posted by Charbax – October 5, 2013

Panasonic shows all their latest 4K technologies, launching a 65" 4K, showing off a 55" RGB printed OLED screen, 4K 20" tablet, 4K Camcorder (coming soon), showing HDMI 2.0 on their 4K, 4K upscaling, and more about Panasonic's 4K engine.

Kyocera Smart Sonic Sound piezo film speaker

Posted by Charbax – October 4, 2013

Kyocera displays a wide range of products based on its fine ceramics technology. Highlights of the booth included the company’s new 1mm ultra-thin Smart Sonic Sound piezo film speaker, and its newest mobile phones featuring the Smart Sonic Receiver technology which transmits clear voice reception via vibrations on the display screen. These Smart Sonic technologies utilize a piezoelectric ceramic actuator to create new ways to provide audio in consumer electronics. Also, as an established player in the solar energy field, Kyocera plans to launch one of the largest mega solar power plants in Japan this fall. Furthermore, the company sells a wide range of electronic components, and even makes recrystallized gemstones which are used as decorative materials in various products such as watches and cars.

Mastor Steadicams and Octa-copter steady Filming Devices

Posted by juliusaugustus – October 4, 2013

Mastor produces motorized gyroscope based steadicams, Gimbal Systems and Unmanned Aerial Systems for steady filming, the company is Hong Kong based. Mastor is itself a relatively new company being 6 months old. Mastor also had a IFA booth as well. Some of the products Mastor makes includes filming helicopters (Octa and Quad versions available) and devices for holding your smartphone, point and shoot and or larger sized camaera. The smartphone holder will come in February for 230 Euro or 313 USD. The GOPRO holder will retail for 299 Euro or 407 USD. The camera holder for directors has a remote control and sells for a much higher price.

Cambrios ClearOhm keynote at CEATEC 2013 (with Japanese translation)

Posted by Charbax – October 4, 2013

Cambrios chief marketing officer Sriram Peruvemba speaks at the CEATEC 2013 about the Cambrios ClearOhm silver-nanowires technology. This is the full version that includes the Japanese translations, I may post a version half the length with all the Japanese translations edited out in the next couple of days.

Ginza street in Tokyo Japan

Posted by Charbax – October 4, 2013

Walking on the Ginza shopping street in Tokyo.

Honda U3-X UNI-CUB motorized Unicycle, awesome

Posted by juliusaugustus – October 3, 2013

Honda UNI-CUB unicycle robot is an amazing motorized self-balancing unicycle mobility device, it can hold 100 Kilograms or 220 pounds. The robot itself would most likely be released next year and the price is not yet known. The robot itself needs to be optimized for people of higher weight. The Robot itself can be controlled with a smartphone or tablet.

World’s first 8K Camera by Astro Japan

Posted by juliusaugustus – October 3, 2013

Unfortunately it costs $300'000. But it sure looks awesome. 8K 60p video recording is only possible with this camera on this planet. Just about Japanese NHK may also have some 8K camera of some kind but they also use Astro's technology in that. Astro is a Tokyo based advanced video device engineering company. They make the new reference designs that all other TV and Camera companies used to benchmark and test commercial products that are being launched with 4K and 8K support. Astro was also one of the first manufacturers of 4k monitors and 4k cameras. When 8k displays become avaialable Astro will release an 8k monitor. Astro does not make components. Astro uses field-programmable gate array (FPGA) rather than mass produced processors, that is to get the fastest time to market while companies then optimize processes on processors that get used in cheaper mass market products that get sold worldwide.

Brief explanation by Astro of each product featured in the second part of this video:

VG-876 Video Signal Generator
This is our latest model.
This is to test TV, Projector or panel by displaying various test patterns. It supports 4K and 8K resolutions.
User can select interface among HDMI, DisplayPort, SDI or V-by-one HS.
Your own 4K natural pictures can also be used as test pattern.

DM-3432 4K monitor
32" monitor of 3840x2160 resolution.
Input interface is SDI, HDMI or Displayport.

Uncompressed 4K video playing system
Our product is PCI Express card in the PC to output
4K uncompressed video.
It has 4 channels of 3G-SDI.
By using SD-7070 Interface converter, this 4ch of 3G-SDI
is converted to DisplayPort. This converter can also convert to HDMI.
Not only interface conversion, it can convert frame rate
(e.g. 30p to 60p), and video format (e.g. YCbCr to RGB).

VG-873 Video Signal Generator
This is the existing model of video signal generator, to output
up to 4K format signal.
Interface is selected among analog, HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, LVDS or V-by-One HS.

VA-1838 HDMI Protocol Analyzer
Input signal from HDMI source machines (e.g. BluRay player, Set Top Box), this machine can analyze its protocol, video timing, HDCP status,
and monitor CEC command communication status.

VA-1836 MHL Protocol Analyzer
MHL is a digital video standard for mobile interfaces.
This machine also analyze its protocol, video timing, HDCP status, VBUS
status of input signal. It also monitors CBUS command communication
status.

VA-1839 GVIF Protocol Analyzer
GVIF is a digital video standard that is mostly used in car navigation system.
This machine can analyze its protocol, video timing and HDCP status of
input signal.

VA-1835 DisplayPort Protocol Analyzer
DisplayPort is a digital video standard that is mostly used by notebook PC or PC monitor.
This machine can analyze its protocol, video timing and HDCP status
of input signal.
It also monitors AUX line to see its communications.

About the manufacturer of SEIKI 4K TV shown at the end of this video is Tong Fang.