Epson uses a projector that employs a laser light as one of the sources along with the usual light rays that pass through RGB colours. This is claimed to add vivid colour to the resulting picture and an unmatched contrast ratio amongst projectors. It is also expected to last extremely long, coming in rated for 30,000 hrs out of the box. Projection at 4K resolution is also one of the highlights.
Creww is a platform that aims to connect startups with enterprises and with each other. The company also allows crowdfunding platforms to approach them in order to run campaigns for their startups. As an example, Toyota is shown to have approached Creww with the offer of providing customer data, test vehicles and even investment in order to make their project work. The company is currently based in Tokyo and expanding to different parts of Asia.
Garapon has on display their TV recording hardware device called GaraponTV 4, capable of recording up to 8 channels simultaneously. It comes equipped with an internal hard drive and can broadcast recorded shows to connected devices wirelessly. The device is built to stream video with a bit rate of 400kbps for smooth streaming on 3G when broadcasted to mobile devices, going up to 3.2Mbps. It costs approx. US$300.
The MASHUP awards claim to be one of Japan’s largest development contests, featuring applicants from university students and the like. Here we see a small sensor that attaches to the wrist and ankle of the wearer, allowing motion control during games. The other demo is of a foot-mounted sensor that records footsteps walked across the exhibition floor, as well as a short game demo when the wearer jumps.
Students from a school in Hong Kong present a robot of their own design which is demonstrated here to play a percussion instrument. The robot won them a first prize at a competition in HK. Another exhibit just next to this demonstrates a robot that pours fluids over from a container.
NAVVIS is a Tokyo-based company that is showing their 3D spatial mapping technology – using a combination of lasers, multiple cameras in different directions and a display unit, the setup is moved about on the exhibition floor, with immediate results showing variables (moving objects such as people) in a different shade from statics (walls, floor, stalls etc). The company also has a lineup of IoT products, wireless technologies and a drone.
Yet another student display from students in Hong Kong, this time from the Methodist Church HK Wesley College demonstrate a Pythagorean robot that measures the length of the sides of a triangle set by the user, which can then be measured (using ultrasonic measurement of a kind) and then display the calculated angles of each side of the formed triangle. This project won a first prize in mathematics for the team.
Asder Electronics Co. is a company that has a long history of children’s toys. Here they demonstrate their product called DoggyFun, a toy meant for canines. The toy works by having a ball dropped in from the top, ejected with medium velocity out the sides to fetch. The toy can work for approximately 2000 shots on a single charge. Only one ball can be used at a time.
Shanghai Tianxun displays their metal detectors here, meant to be used as family entertainment. Costing about US$10 each, the detectors have non-rechargeable batteries meaning they will need to be substituted with fresh ones after a full discharge. The battery life is rated for about 22hours and the detectors sell at about 10,000 pieces per month.
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A GPS tracker for pets, a portable video-streaming walkie-talkie (running on 2.4GHz frequency between the two devices), a range of wireless security products, and a GPS watch for children to track their activity – all of this is on display by K&K, a company based in Dongguan. The pet tracker’s battery is expected to last for two days and costs US$28, while the GPS watch for children costs US$34.