At MWC 2019, Planet Computers CEO Dr Janko Mrsic-Flogel introduces Auxens who has ported OXI OS to the Gemini PDA and same will be available on the upcoming Cosmo Communicator. While the potential for Displayport support on the Cosmo Communicator is maybe yet still to be confirmed, as the Cosmo will start shipping to their Indiegogo backers in June.
Oppo unveiled their 10x zoom phone, with that compact 160mm telephoto lens and software for a smooth lossless zoom from 16mm-160mm in such a thin phone. Oppo also had Qualcomm guest their keynote and they are launching 5G phones at this show.
Texas Instruments presents their latest DLP470TP projector chipset that enables cheaper and more compact 4K Projectors, using LED and Laser light sources, this enables 4K Pico Projectors, 4K Portable Projectors like the Optoma UHL55 which I filmed here more affordable Ultra Short Throw 4K projectors are possible too like the ones from Jmgo which I filmed here Most Cinema projectors use DLP, and Texas Instruments here have even further reduced the size, power consumption and price of their 4K Projector solution, their DLP660TE enables projectors up to 5000 lumens, DLP470TE for projectors needing over 1500 lumens while the new DLP470TP goes in projectors that use below 1500 lumens, thus making portable pico 4K Projectors now possible. In this video, TI also shows some of the newest on-table smart interactive projectors such as the Puppy Cube and the Bosch projector PAI, then also TI shows the new concept of the Smart Speaker Short Throw Pico Projector such as the Humax Vision, a new segment to be integrated with Alexa or Google Assistant and projecting onto a nearby wall all the smart speaker information displayed. In this video TI also shows the personal assistant looking like a holographic 3D image floating in space.
Nanosys shows Vizio P Quantum, with 2,400 nits of peak luminance and full DCI-P3 coverage compared with LG’s latest OLED display for using with UltraHD 4K HDR content. Nanosys uses AJA Video Systems’ HDR Analyzer tool that uses color science from Color Front to analyze the luminance and color chromaticity of every pixel in a piece of content real time. Looking at BT.2020 HDR10 content graded at 4,000 nits they are able to observe how the two different TV technologies respond.
Quantum Dots deliver the widest color gamut and highest peak luminance for a lifelike HDR content experience, they are also the fastest wide gamut technology. Nanosys shows a wide color gamut speed shootout comparing the response time of Quantum Dots to KSF phosphor, a competing wide color gamut technology. Quantum dots can be switched on and off in a matter of nanoseconds while KSF phosphor takes milliseconds to respond. While milliseconds sounds pretty fast, it isn’t fast enough for Full Array Local Dimming (FALD) displays when it comes to high frame rate content. Quantum Dots respond in perfect synch with the signal for clear motion and near-perfect black levels. In KSF displays, the red component needs time to warm up and cool down over several milliseconds. In the soccer ball example below this slow response time causes a cyan leading edge and a red trailing edge as the ball moves across LED zones on the display.
Canon Vixia HF G50 4K Camcorder ($1099 at Amazon.com) features a DIGIC DV 6 image processor, an 8-blade circular aperture, 5-axis image stabilization, a 20x optical zoom in 4K, records up to UHD 4K30 onto Dual SD Card Slots, Contrast based autofocus only (not Dual Pixel AF), Slow- & Fast-Motion, 29.3 to 627mm 20x Optical Zoom in 4K, 3″ Touchscreen LCD, Tiltable EVF. There are five assignable buttons around the camera, as well as a joystick, a lens ring, and a custom dial for full control of setting.
Optoma UHL55 ($1599 at Amazon.com) is world’s first portable “pico class” 4K DLP Projector (on TI’s new 0.47″ DLP470TP chip) with 1500lumen brightness from a 30,000 hour RGBB LED light source, four HDR10 picture modes, the most compact 4K projector, yet it includes a powerful speaker for portable all-in-one use. Optoma UHL55 runs Android with a built-in 4K HDR media player with USB media playback, supports Alexa and Google Assistant for voice commands, Stereo audio through two 8-watt speakers with Dolby Digital decoding and Bluetooth audio input and output, Protective sliding lens cover, Auto focus and auto keystone for easy place and play without needing to calibrate it before each use.
Optoma unveils their 4K UST Laser 3000 ANSI Lumen, 2M:1 contrast ratio projector. With a 0.25:1 ultra short throw ratio, it support HDR, HLG, Android OS, Alexa, Google Voice, it projects at up to 120″ also features Nuforce audio sound bar integrated. Nuforce was acquired by Optoma to provide this type of high quality sound bar style audio to their short throw projectors like this one.
USB-IF Standards Group shows USB Type C enabling the HP Lapdock to use a phone to power productivity on a Lapdock display. And they also show the Latest iPad that uses USB Type C that takes advantage of charging via Type C and Display output.
At the IDTechEx Show! Callaghan Innovation showcases MicroMaker http://micromaker3D.com , a new type of 3D printing for microstructures. MicroMaker enables fast, easy and affordable fabrication of miniaturized structures for innumerable applications such as printed electronics, wearables, sensors and point of care.
Digital transformation is happening across the industry and in every corner of the world. But what does success look like? And how can companies avoid common pitfalls? General Manager of IoT Business Acceleration, Tony Shakib, shares insights from the trenches along with learnings from the real world, and how those insights are driving Microsoft’s approach to the Internet of Things.
Tony Shakib leads Microsoft’s IoT Business Acceleration (IBA) team inside Azure engineering organization and drives the Azure IoT Eco-system and strategic business engagements for top 100 IoT Enterprise Accounts, Partners, Developers and ISV/Startups.
Tony is accountable for IoT customer value realization, business development, rapid solution deployment, joint customer GTM programs and accelerating time and process to large-scale commercial deployments.
The IBA team focuses on top industries such as IIoT/Manufacturing, Mobility/Connected Vehicle, Smart Spaces/Utilities, Retail, Healthcare and Agriculture.
Microsoft IoT team develops unique IoT/AI/ML technologies and digital solutions for all industries. Microsoft is also the leader in the hybrid intelligent cloud and edge architectures and provides a comprehensive Platform-as-a-service and Software-as-a-service (IoT Central) capabilities for rapidly developing and deploying massively scalable IoT applications.
Tony has more than 27 years of business leadership and management experience in the communications space. As Vice President of IoT Vertical Business Solutions for Cisco, Tony led Cisco’s Internet of Things business development, Industrial solutions creation, Vertical thought leadership and customer relevancy across Process Manufacturing (Oil & Gas and Mining), Discrete manufacturing, Transportation, Utilities, Smart City, M2M, Retail and Defense verticals. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering with honors in Math from McMaster and Brock Universities in Ontario, Canada.
Microsoft is simplifying IoT so every business can digitally transform through IoT solutions that are more accessible and easier to implement. Microsoft has the most comprehensive IoT portfolio with a wide range of IoT offerings to meet organizations where they are on their IoT journey, including everything businesses need to get started — ranging from operating systems for their devices, cloud services to control them, advanced analytics to gain insights, and business applications to enable intelligent action.
Astrolabe Analytics http://astrolabe-analytics.com is dedicated to accelerating battery innovation offering a software solution for development teams across the battery value chain. Battery R&D is impeded by outdated data management chores, which cost battery development teams up to a quarter of their time and energy. Astrolabe Analytics’ first product helps battery R&D teams manage and analyze their data with cloud-based workflow tools that automate data cleaning, data management, analysis and reporting. Their platform improves R&D productivity by 20% and reduces product development cycles by 15%.
Moving forward, Astrolabe’s future battery analytics products will become a part of the IT infrastructure needed to advance for battery data science as we transition away from fossil fuel power plants and towards electric vehicles and renewable energy source.
Marcus Taylor, CEO, Silent Sensors and Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx discuss sensor technology and its future applications, in particular, sensors for tyres, self-powered sensors, pressure sensors, capacitors, piezoelectric energy harvesting and the batteries used in these sensors.
Silent Sensors is an innovative IoT (Internet of Things) company with a focus on tyres and tyre management. We have a number of exciting opportunities covering holistic tyre lifecycle management, in particular, the development of RFID tagging, sensors and energy harvesting, all of which significantly reduce the total cost of operations of a fleet of vehicles, whether they be construction equipment, trucks, buses or cars.
Sheldahl Flexible Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Flex Ltd., is a US-based company that has been delivering reliable, flexible and printed electronics for over 60 years.
Sheldahl has expanded its flexible circuit strong-hold by establishing a positive reputation for reliability, quality, and cost from Tier two, one, and OEMs in nearly every market around the world. Utilizing additive (printed), subtractive (etched) or hybrid technologies.
For pain management and muscle stimulation, IQ Technologies are selling medical devices which use electrical pulses for the stimulation of muscles. It is claimed that these portable and compact electrical TENS stimulators are a breakthrough in the compact medical device industry.
Geomatec is a Japanese company specializing in vacuum coating technologies especially sputtering coating. At IDTechEx Show! USA 2018 Demonstration Street the company showed three kinds of products, the coating for laser lift-off, g.moth technology and colour-changing coating.
Standing at the forefront of the industry, PV Nano Cell is the developer of the state-of-the-art Sicrys portfolio of conductive inks designed to meet and exceed the demands of printed electronics inkjet applications for customers worldwide.
Designed to enable additive digital printing processes in the mass production of manufacturing electronic devices, the Sicrys™ portfolio of inks includes single crystal nanometric silver and copper based conductive inks built to deliver enhanced performance. Sicrys™ conductive inks can be used for a variety of industrial digital printing applications including printed circuit boards, antennas, sensors, smart cards, touchscreens, advanced packaging, photovoltaics and more.
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Leica S3 is a new medium format camera and the 3rd version of the S series of cameras by Leica. The Leica S3 has an 64MP sensor, it can capture 3 fps burst rate photos in that very high megapixel medium format. The S3 can do 4K video capture using the full width of the sensor. Pricing is unknown but is expected to be premium and launch is expected in 2019.
Leica is partnering with Panasonic and Sigma to collaborate on the L Mount Full Frame Alliance. There will be Cameras that use the L Mount system and compatible with Leica, Sigma and Panasonic lenses for it. Sigma will also make compatible cameras and lenses. APSC and full frame lenses will be compatible with L Mount systems. The new alliance provides greater cooperation, greater company specialization, and more choices for consumers to bring new choices for the full frame camera market.
Golden-i is preparing to revolutionize the world of adjustable/customizable life enhancing smart glasses, at its 8th Generation (I have filmed Golden-i prototype developments since 2011 here and here), the Golden-i team has reached this yet smallest Smart Glass implementation that works with USB Type-C Displayport phones (for now on slightly modified firmwares) to output the full potential of the Smart Phone right into the hands free Smart Glass computing user interface.