BenQ has nr1 market share worldwide (in Q2 2019) for 4K Projectors with a 29.77% Market Share thanks to BenQ’s CinematicColor technology, at ISE 2020, BenQ shows products for education, corporate, proAV and retail sectors, BenQ DuoBoard new platform-agnostic Interactive Flat Panel (IFP) is the first display technology to support two different operating systems to function on the same screen simultaneously. BenQ CS-series personalised workspace enhances collaboration BenQ InstaShow WDC20C with a USB-C compatibility to collaborate via a one-click button or the BenQ InstaShare app. World’s first Pantone colour validated digital signage display. BenQ launches the BH3801D, a double sided 38’’ stretch display, as well as the BH2401T, a 24” stretch display with touch.
Lenovo Smart office features the ThinkSmart View, a dedicated personal business communications device for Microsoft Teams audio and video calls, comes with a dedicated display for Teams audio and video conferencing, powered by the Qualcomm APQ8053 SoC, a physical camera shutter and a device lock by PIN, available starting January 2020, starting at $349 or $449 with a ThinkPad X1 ANC Bluetooth Headset.
ThinkSmart Hub 500 for a huddle space in small to medium conference spaces, with either Microsoft Team Rooms or Zoom Rooms, ThinkSmart Edition Tiny for Zoom with Zoom Rooms bundle kits for small, medium and large meeting spaces featuring its ThinkSmart Edition Tiny for Zoom (available now from Maverick AV Solutions) (based on the ThinkCentre M920q). The solution includes the Lenovo Tab M10 controller and Heckler stand, featuring Logitech audio and video peripherals Lenovo ThinkSmart Manager, software for IT departments to easily manage interconnected ThinkSmart devices provides welcome security (available now with the first year’s subscription included).
Full Samsung Booth Tour at ISE 2020, features the amazing 8K microLED Samsung “The Wall for Business” modular and scalable at up to 583″ diagonal size, here showing from a 292″ 8K version with commercial applications from control rooms to broadcast centers, lobbies, design centers and more. The Wall for Business features a wide range of configurable and customizable sizes and ratios from 219″, 292″, 437″ and 583″ in 4K to 8K.
The Samsung QLED 8K SMART Signage QPT-8K capable of 24/7 operation, with HDR10+, 100% color volume, perfect color accuracy, 2000nit peak brightness, can be wall-mounted, available in 65″, 75″, 82″ and 98″ versions, equipped with the Samsung AI Quantum Processor 8K with 8K AI upscaling, deep-learning capabilities that can automatically upscale non-8K content to 8K, suitable for healthcare with DICOM simulation mode, healthcare professionals can view grayscale medical images, including X-rays and MRI, for non-diagnostic purposes, runs Tizen 5.5 OS, can connect to four different content sources all of which can be displayed simultaneously in 4K resolution, supports MagicINFO 8, making each display capable of providing an all-in-one solution for businesses of any size.
The Samsung Flip 2 digital flipchart for collaboration, sharing, creative thinking and brainstorming for the corporate, education, creative, retail markets, Samsung has partnered with industry leader Cisco Webex, for Webex Teams and Webex Roomkit Mini, Webex on Flip, to transition between flipcharts, meetings, presentations and two-way whiteboarding, remote collaboration, Webex Teams allows users joining through the platform from any location to contribute and whiteboard on their respective displays simultaneously, facilitating real-time collaboration regardless of where teams are located.
After doing the awesome factory tour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh3874Bxv1o Arne Weber, managing founder of faytech, provides this product series feature tour. The topics range from the optical bonding technology and progress in software development all the way to the new i5-Core product series and EASY Shopper. Arne explains all the details of faytech’s touch devices and why his quality outmatches all competitor. More info on Optical Bonding: https://www.faytech.com/news/newsitem/news/introducing-purebond-optical-bonding/ More info on the EASY Shopper: https://www.faytech.com/news/newsitem/news/introducing-the-easy-shopperr/ More info on the i5-touchschreen PC series: https://www.faytech.com/news/newsitem/news/the-next-generation-i5-core-touch-pc-series/ For more information on all faytech products, visit them at http://www.faytech.com https://www.facebook.com/faytechtouch/ https://twitter.com/faytechShenzhen/ https://www.instagram.com/faytech_touch_devices/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/faytech-ag/
Chromebook Spin 311 offer 11.6-inch HD IPS displays, optional Wacom stylus and the Spin 311 can be configured with up to 64 GB eMMC storage and 8 GB RAM. The Spin 311 also offers an additional outward-facing camera for recording 1080p videos RAM and storage options are limited to 4 GB and 32 GB eMMC, respectively come with the promise of a 10-hour battery life and USB Type-C charging.
Vuzix M4000 is the company’s new flagship product in its corporate M series uses Qualcomm’s 2.52Ghz Octa-core Snapdragon XR1, the same processor used in its direct predecessor the M400 and in the Google Glass 2, 6GB LPDDR4 System RAM, 64GB internal flash memory. They use their self-developed fully transparent waveguide display which has a larger field-of-view to bring vast advantages in work areas such as remote maintenance.
Microchip at CES 2020 shows some demos for automotive, health, intelligent home, human interface, power and connectivity and security including their Automotive Knob-on-Display and Ultrawide Touchscreen Center Console which features their innovative maXTouch technology-based Knob-on-Display (KoD) functionality, which allows OEMs to add features and functions to a vehicle’s ultrawide touchscreen while reducing driver distraction, Microchip’s Rotary Touch Encoder with maXTouch Technology-Powered Touchscreen Display-on-Knob (DoK) user interface for touchscreens brings classic mechanical knobs into the era of smart interactive devices, Microchip Curved Surfaces with maXTouch 2D touchscreen controllers that are molded into 3D shapes, their microcontrollers (MCUs) can be used for force sensing and haptic, audio or LED feedback shows how electronics can be molded into curved plastics for adding touch buttons, sliders, wheels and trackpads to automotive, consumer, industrial, factory and other applications, Zebra Barcode Scanner and Handheld Portable Computing Terminal with maXTouch Technology used to implement single-finger thick-glove support in the touch interfaces used in Zebra Technologies’ MC93 rugged gun-style inventory management barcode scanner and TC57 rugged handheld portable computing terminal. Featuring their new MXT2952TD chipset. The Cambridge Yoyo-M high-fidelity stereo Speakers with 3D Air Gesture Control feature Microchip’s 3D air gesture controls to wake up the touch control buttons on approach and control music playback with a simple wave of your hand.
The DLP230NP digital micromirror device (DMD) is a digitally controlled micro-opto-electromechanical system (MOEMS) spatial light modulator (SLM). When coupled to an appropriate optical system, the DMD displays a crisp and high quality 1080p image or video. The chipset comprises this DMD and the DLPC3436 controller. The DLPA2000, DLPA2005, and DLPA3000 PMIC/LED drivers also support this chipset. The compact physical size of the device applies to portable equipment where high image quality, small form factor, and low power are important.
Ultra Compact 0.23-Inch (5.95-mm) Diagonal Micromirror Array
Displays 1920 × 1080 Pixels On the Screen
5.4 µm Micromirror Pitch
17° Micromirror Tilt (Relative to Flat Surface)
Side Illumination for Optimal Efficiency and Optical Engine Size
Polarization Independent Aluminum Micromirror Surface
8-Bit SubLVDS Input Data Bus
Dedicated DLPC3436 Controller for Display Applications
Dedicated DLPA2000, DLPA2005, or DLPA3000 PMIC/LED Driver for Reliable Operation
Acer expanded its line of ConceptD creator PCs with new Windows 10 convertible notebooks and a powerful workstation. A CES 2020 Innovation Award honoree, the ConceptD 7 Ezel series features Acer’s Ezel hinge that allows for five usage modes, making it easier than ever for designers to collaborate, share and bring ideas to life. The elegant and robust ConceptD 700 workstation was built to handle heavy content creator workflows with ease.
The ConceptD 7 Ezel series convertible RTX Studio notebooks allow creators to design and share their ideas with a color accurate UHD touch screen display that swivels and rotates into any of five different usage modes for the utmost in flexibility and convenience
The ConceptD 7 Ezel Pro is ideal for those needing maximum power; it features an Intel® Xeon™ processor, NVIDIA® Quadro RTX™ GPU, ECC memory support and Windows 10 Pro
The ConceptD 7 Ezel is ideal for heavy workflows; it features up to a 10th Gen Intel® Core™ H-series processor coming soon, NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs, up to 32 GB of DDR4 memory and up to 2 TB NVMe PCIe SSDs
The ConceptD 700 workstation is ideal for filmmakers, animators and AEC (architecture, engineering, construction) designers; it features an Intel® Xeon™ E processor and up to NVIDIA® Quadro RTX™ 4000 graphics.
Creators’ work comes to life in brilliant detail and clarity on the notebooks’ 4K IPS displays (3840 x 2160 resolution) which deliver more than 8 million pixels. With a 400-nit high-brightness rating, images are vibrant and eye-catching. The displays also include integrated color correction technologies and have been tested and calibrated to deliver superior fidelity in reproducing the PANTONE® Matching System (PMS) Colors. This ensures true-to-life color reproduction with a 100% Adobe® RGB color gamut and a color accuracy of Delta E
Acer’s ConceptD Palette User Interface makes it easy to manage color profiles and system settings.
The notebook has been designed to stay cool and quiet, and produces less than 40dB of noise — equivalent to the sound level in a library — while maintaining high computing and graphics performance.
The elegantly designed all white ConceptD 7 Ezel includes a Micro-Arc Oxidation finish for strength and resistance to corrosion and oxidation. It also includes stain-resistant and high-abrasion resistant coatings.
Planet Computers CEO Dr Janko gives an update on Shipping Status to Backers of the Cosmo Communicator and he said to look out for some great offers on Gemini and possibly Cosmo on Black Friday and Cyber Monday at http://store.planetcom.co.uk/ also Dr Davide shows a preview of the upcoming easy to use Linux multi-boot support inside Recovery Mode on the main Cosmo Communicator firmware to come in a next firmware update.
Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang announces Arm server support consisting of hardware and software building blocks to enable HPC development with Nvidia on Arm throughout the HPC industry. Nvidia teamed up with Arm and the Arm Server HPC ecosystem, including Ampere, Fujitsu and Marvell collaborating also with Cray, HPE and more. This is an excerpt from the full keynote video which you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69nEEpdEJzU
Nvidia partners with Microsoft to provide Azure cloud NDv2 supercomputer instance that can use up to 800 Nvidia Tensor Core GPUs interconnected on a single Mellanox InfiniBand backend network. This enables customers to rent an entire AI supercomputer on-demand. Microsoft and Nvidia engineers used 64 NDv2 instances on a pre-release version of the cluster to train BERT, a popular natural language conversational AI model, in a mere three hours achieved in part with Nvidia’s CUDA-core technology and interconnects by Mellanox. This is an excerpt from the full keynote video which you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69nEEpdEJzU
Super-G Blast Hero Blue GPS watch-phone for kids. Advanced technology gives the watch more speed and accuracy. Device control is now even more convenient and simple – it is translated into 12 different languages! Better quality sound, an attractive and customizable watch interior with interchangeable flaps, a more accurate pedometer – make kids feel like real super heroes!
The latest model has an enhanced security system – all data presented is encrypted and protected against hacking. Your child will be able to call and answer phone numbers entered in the phonebook, and other numbers not entered in the address book will be blocked automatically. The SOS button helps you get in touch quickly – the clock automatically dials three specified numbers in a row. The clock works worldwide with all GSM networks.
higher resolution screen;
better sound quality;
more color and choice of different screensavers;
choice of language;
Calls, voice and text messages;
Calls and voice messages from the watch;
Resistance to moisture and dust;
15 numbers phone book;
1.3 ”IPS color touch screen;
240 * 240 screen resolution;
Ultra low power consumption;
Battery life: up to 2 days (Battery life depends on selected watch update settings, watch usage and natural wear);
Nano SIM card;
Location (Navigation is based on WiFi and GPS, internally on WiFi and GSM. The positioning error may vary depending on the connection operator, location signal and other technical conditions. This is not an exact positioning device!);
SOS help button;
Low battery messages;
Watch and phone bracelets are made of high quality and pleasant skin silicone.
Watch – phone;
Charger (Magnetic charger with USB connection);
Fugaku is the flagship next generation national supercomputer being developed by Riken R-CCS and Fujitsu in collaboration https://www.r-ccs.riken.jp/en/postk/project Fugaku will have hyperscale datacenter class resource in a single exascale machine, with more than 150,000 nodes of sever-class Fujitsu A64fx many-core Arm CPUs with the new SVE (Scalable Vector Extension) with low precision math for the first time in the world, accelerating both HPC and AI workloads, augmented with HBM2 memory paired with each CPU, exhibiting nearly a Terabyte/s memory bandwidth for both HPC and AI rapid data movements. A64fx has demonstrated up to 8 times the performance of mainstream “Platinum” server processors for HPC workloads, and this game-changing performance has been realized through extensive co-design process involving the entire Japanese HPC community resulting in a highly HPC-optimzed CPU architecture. Fugaku also will likely to be the premier big data and AI/ML infrastructure; currently, we are conducting research to scale deep learning to more than 100,000 nodes on Fugaku, where we expect to obtain near top GPU-class performance on each node. The talk will give an overview of A64fx/Fugaku as well as cover some of the software ecosystem efforts to enable high-end HPC / BD / AI.
Turnkey, low cost i.MX RT solution speeds time to market. Cloud-based voice assistants, led by Amazon’s Alexa, have become common in many homes, embedded in smart speakers like Amazon’s Echo products. Soon, the newly emerging trend to build voice assistants directly into smart devices such as light switches, ceiling fans, appliances, smoke detectors, and thermostats, will make voice control ubiquitous throughout the home. Voice assistants conveniently and unobtrusively located throughout the home enable a family’s entire network of connected smart devices to be controlled by voice commands from any room. For example, “Alexa, turn off all the lights,” or even more powerful routines can be created such as, “Alexa, good morning,” which can turn on music, start the coffee pot, adjust the thermostat settings, and more.
Today, a few smart home device and appliance makers are introducing versions of their products with built-in voice assistants. Until now, the technology required to embed cloud voice assistants has required a powerful multicore microprocessor unit (MPU), similar to the application processor in smart phones, with large Flash and SDRAM memories, and complex power management. Such implementations have not been a fit for cost sensitive consumer devices, which has impeded the proliferation of smart home devices with built-in voice.
At Embedded World this week, NXP Semiconductors announced the first MCU based implementation of an Alexa client, based on a new member of NXP’s popular i.MX RT crossover processor family of devices. This new solution enables device makers to build Alexa into products using a low cost, low power microcontroller unit (MCU), a device that is typically already required in any connected smart home product, meaning that OEMs can now add voice to their products at very low incremental cost (not much more than the cost of the microphones). Running on Amazon FreeRTOS, NXP’s new MCU-based AVS solution leverages the power of AWS IoT Core to minimize the processing resources needed to build Alexa into a product. Compared to previous implementations running Linux with large memory footprints, requiring more than 50 MB RAM and several Giga-Bytes of Flash, NXP’s MCU solution needs less than 1 MB of on-chip RAM and fewer than 16 MB of Flash, significantly reducing cost and size.
The i.MX RT106A (“ten-sixty-a”), has a 600 MHz Arm™ Cortex-M7™ processor, 1 MB of on chip SRAM, an LCD display, camera interface, advanced security and flexible communication, combined with a complete turnkey AVS software solution and a production ready hardware design, to enable OEMs to quickly and easily add Alexa to their product designs.
With this solution, device makers realize further benefits of shorter time to market, lower development and lifetime costs. It brings together the Alexa Voice Service, AWS IoT Core, and Amazon FreeRTOS to provide complete and best-in-class security, deployment, and device monitoring.
NXP’s i.MX RT MCU-based AVS solution is available as a complete kit for evaluation, development and prototyping. The hardware consists of two small, 30 mm x 40 mm (1.2” x 1.6”) boards. The MCU system on module (SoM) carries the i.MX RT106A processor, 32 MB of HyperFlash memory, a Wi-Fi/Bluetooth module and an optional NXP A71CH secure element. The audio board has three MEMS microphones and connects to a speaker driven by NXP’s TFA9894D smart audio amplifier. The hardware ships with software that includes everything necessary for a developer to, out-of-the-box, connect to the Alexa Voice Service and immediately start prototyping. This one-stop-shop software package includes far-field voice processing (echo cancellation, noise suppression, beam forming, barge-in), an Alexa wake word inference engine, an AVS client application, API and all necessary drivers.
Samples of the i.MX RT106A processor and the SLN-ALEXA-IOT solution kit are available to qualified early access customers now.
Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today unveiled an innovative energy-harvesting embedded controller that can eliminate the need to use or replace batteries in IoT devices. Developed based on Renesas’ breakthrough SOTB™ (silicon-on-thin-buried-oxide) process technology, the new embedded controller achieves extreme reduction in both active and standby current consumption, a combination that was not previously possible to achieve in conventional microcontrollers (MCUs). These extreme low current levels of the SOTB-based embedded controller enables system manufacturers to take a step further and completely eliminate the need for batteries in some of their products through harvesting ambient energy sources such as light, vibration, and flow. The use of extreme low-power and energy harvesting gives rise to a new market of maintenance-free connected IoT sensing devices with endpoint intelligence for applications in industrial, business, residential, agricultural, healthcare, and public infrastructure, as well as health and fitness apparel, shoes, wearables, smart watches, and drones. Renesas has already begun supplying the new embedded controller to beta customer.
Renesas’ first commercial product using SOTB technology, the R7F0E embedded controller, is a 32-bit, Arm® Cortex®-based embedded controller capable of operating up to 64 MHz for rapid local processing of sensor data and execution of complex analysis and control functions. Consuming just 20 μA/MHz active current, and only 150 nA deep standby current, approximately one-tenth that of conventional low-power MCUs, these industry-leading characteristics make the R7F0E perfectly suited for extreme low-power and energy harvesting.
Weibu is the Shenzhen design house ready to work with brands to mass produce affordable Qualcomm Snapdragon 835/850 and soon (from Q1 2020) also the Snapdragon 8cx based 13.3″, 10.8″ and 14.1″ and other sizes from FHD to 3Kx2K displays, for long battery, built-in LTE.
Cosmo Communicator is right now being mass produced and shipping out to the nearly 4000 backers of the nearly $2M Indiegogo project at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cosmo-communicator#/ here is an extensive interview with Janko Mrsic-Flogel, CEO of Planet Computers, the creator of the awesome Gemini PDA Clamshell Keyboard Phone (which I used for 9 months in 2018 as my main phone) and now following that up with the Dual Display Cosmo Communicator, integrating dual-SIM 4G LTE, supports Android 9, Sailfish and other Linux operating systems to come with a multi-boot support, a full physical backlit keyboard, dual colour touchscreen displays, 24MP camera, external 1.91″ touchscreen when the phone is closed and a large 6″ internally when the phone is opened in full productivity mode. It also integrated a toggle switch with backside fingerprint reader for quick secure unlocking. In this video, Janko shows some of the features supported on that secondary 570×240, 300ppi, 1.91″ external display which runs Free RTOS separately on an STMicroelectronics STM32 processor. With supported interactions such as music control, phone dialing, quick dialing, notifications and much more. The new processor is the MediaTek P70 Quad Arm Cortex A73 with Quad
Arm Cortex A53 with an Arm Mali G72 MP3 GPU.