Developing DVB-S Satellite, DVB-C Cable and DVB-T Terrestrial open, interoperable, and market driven Broadcasting standards for the world to use, The DVB Project is an Alliance of about 200 companies, originally of European origin but now worldwide. Its objective is to agree on specifications for digital media delivery systems, including broadcasting. It is an open, private sector initiative with an annual membership fee, governed by a Memorandum of Understanding.
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Panasonic launches their 4K X1000 Camcorder that films in 24p, 50p or 60p at a High 150Mbps Bit Rate using its 4K 8megapixel 1/2.3-inch BSI sensor, 2-Channel XLR Audio Input, High-Speed autofocus, gyro sensors for optical image stabilization, 20x Optical Zoom and other advanced semi-professional prosumer features in this $3499 Camcorder available here on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1vQNu41
When I was traveling in the USA last week, I had the chance to catch up with Sri who gave me a detailed description of what Kent Displays is doing with its latest Cholesteric LCD for writing applications. Kent Displays is famous for its Boogie Board which he said was being shipped in millions of units and they are now using the same technology to build mobile phone accessories where you can eWrite on the cover, this technology can be used to create electronic writing surfaces on laptops, tablets, appliances, educational toys etc. This LCD technology is well proven, they make them in a roll to roll coating factory in Ohio, the displays are very thin, flexible, light, very nicely visible in bright sunlight as you can see here filmed near the San Francisco bay (sorry about the wind), the writing is similar to paper, the 8” display with a small battery works for an impressive 7 years, means charging isn't even required.
I met Novasentis in the Silicon Valley, they showed me their ultra thin keyboard powered by their actuators with actual haptic feedback, and its not just sensory but also audible and they can customize both the feeling and the sounds. They refer to their space as the Neo-Sensory Age and they are leading the market in creating actuators that are a fraction of the size of todays incumbent devices. I picked up one of their actual devices, it was thin like paper, weightless, yet the performance was very good because they are not vibrating the entire keyboard or the entire phone, they can localize the vibrations which makes for a better human interface. The products are made from Electro-mechanical Polymer (EMP) technology. This material is comprised of randomly aligned molecules that align in one direction and elongate when electricity is applied. When the EMP material is bonded to a substrate/keyboard, the result is an actuator which provides high definition haptics, audio, or physical morphing feedback yet thinner than a human hair. Novasentis is focused on providing ultra-thin haptic keyboards for the consumer electronics space, but is a platform technology with a variety of innovative uses in industries including mobile devices, wearable, automotive and medical industries. The material is thin, light, flexible and can be the leading contender in the future as major OEMs launch flexible and wearable devices.
Dr Christos Kolias of Orange and Raj Murali of Linaro talk Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), SDN, ODP
Interview with Orange Sr. Research Scientist Dr. Christos Kolias and Raj Murali, Director of the Linaro Network Group on LNG Networking & Demo Day at the Connect event. The interview focuses on discussion about network functions virtualization (NFV), software defined networking (SDN), and OpenDataPlane (ODP).
Dr. Kolias explains the motivations and goals of the NFV project while Mr. Murali discussed the state of the ODP project and how it relates to the wider goals of NFV and SDN. The OpenDataPlane project provides an efficient abstraction layer to permit data plane applications to run portably across a wide variety of networking SoC platforms and processor architectures while still exploiting the various acceleration and offload features of those platforms. Mr. Murali also discussed the OpenDataPlane demonstrations showcased at Linaro Connect 2014. ODP v1.0 is scheduled for delivery at the end of 2014.
Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) envisions and promises to change the service provider landscape and has emerged as one of one of today’s significant trends. Although less than two years old, NFV has garnered the industry’s full attention and support. Moving swiftly, a number of key accomplishments have already taken place, and a lot more work is currently under way within ETSI NFV while we are embarking on its future phase. Various proofs-of-concepts (ranging from vEPC to vCPE, vIMS and vCDN) are being developed while issues such as open source and SDN are becoming key ingredients as the can play a pivotal role.
Student from the Hong Kong city university uses Kinect together with the NAO Robot to immitate the movements of a user who moves in front of the robot. Also see my interview with Bruno Maisonnier Founder of Aldebaran Robotics, creator of the NAO robot
Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2014
Google promotes their advertising solutions at HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2014, they talk about how they work with partners that support Adword campaigns, support industry to make better ads on Google.
They sell about 60K tablets per month, you can see my video filmed at the Potranda Pu He Tai factory here
Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2014
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