Apple was recently valued at more than the country of Greece and there’s no denying its success in the smartphone, tablet and digital media market. Although, Apple doesn’t directly serve the digital signage market, the iPad is used for many DOOH applications, but there is an additional revenue stream for Apple in this sector. Recently, Apple was granted 24 new patents for multi-touch technology. Several of the patents were related the Magic Mouse’s 3D curved substrate lamination, but it was also granted 10 further patents related to multi-touch to bolster the 11 it was granted in 2010. So what does this mean for digital signage? Basically any vendor that uses multi-touch technology may have to pay royalties to Apple. In the digital signage world, this is likely to include kiosks, POS terminals, ATM’s, vending machines, e-ticket machines, etc.
The Flip-Out series TV mount is installed on the wall above the headboard of the user's bed. The mount extends a flat-screen TV out over the bed and when not in use, the mount retracts the television back against the wall where it is completely hidden by framed artwork.
Current and emerging TV technologies have the capability to display a color gamut far beyond that available in consumer content. Movie studios are not delivering better content that takes advantage of these new technologies and the world seems to be rushing headlong towards lower quality streaming as the preferred deliver method. Surely there's something wrong with this picture?
Startup project company, BryteWerks' CEO tells us why a filmaker decided to build a projector and revolutionize digital cinema in the process.
3-D did not take off as the industry thought that it would, so the manufacturers are putting emphasis in developing a Smart TV, which has been on the back-burner for years. The concept is to make it easy to surf the Web, check the weather and locate news pages, as well as using other apps, all while watching TV.
WiPNET at its simplest is Ethernet over coax. This means we can provide high speed Internet access to every location in a home with little more than the replacement of existing coax cable wall plates with WiPNET ports.
Robert Altmann is Senior Vice President, Business Development & Operations, and co-founder of Olive Media Products. Robert is directly responsible for Olive's revenue generation efforts as well as its day-to-day operations. As a lifelong music and technology fan, Robert is following his passions to drive the full potential of music in the digital home.
HAI Products will be available for demonstration at the 2012 TechAdvantage, in Booth 857, in San Diego, CA, March 6-8, 2012.
Professionally-produced, private-label radio station now heard in nearly 90 stores
Just when you thought your cable bill couldn’t get any higher, Comcast are planning to add a further offering—Cloud Enabled Thermostats—to their Infinity Home service. Building on their foray into home automation and security, they recently entered into an agreement with EcoFactor, a provider of energy management solutions, to create a new service that optimizes the heating and cooling patterns of a home and integrates with the Xfinity Home platform. "Through our Xfinity Home service, we've created a broadband and cloud-based platform for security, remote home control and energy management and we're always looking to collaborate with innovative companies like EcoFactor," said Mitch Bowling, Senior Vice President and General Manager of New Businesses for Comcast Cable. "With EcoFactor, we see an opportunity to bring new and exciting technologies to our customers through an automatic energy management solution that works in real-time." Adding Xfinity home with a thermostat will add $40 to your monthly bill and will require an initial investment of $350.
MaxLinear's Full-Spectrum Capture™ Receivers Achieve Industry's Lowest Power Consumption of Under 90 Milliwatts Per Channel ---- MxL265 and MxL267 Reduce Complexity of Transitioning Cable Platforms to Hybrid and All IP-based Systems
The Tobii IS-2 Eye Tracker will be available to view at the Tobii Technology booth, No. A29, Hall 26, at CeBIT in Hannover, March 6-10.
Cloud-Based Scala Advanced Analytics Dramatically Improves how Retailers Engage with In-store Customers through Digital Signage
GoGo Cast Announces Revolutionary Micro-Targeted Advertising Enabling Digital Signage Networks to Reach Consumers through its Mobile Merchant
GoGo Mobile™ service offers businesses a unique, hyper-local promotional solution, that delivers real-time, highly relevant information directly to consumers when they want it through a mobile application.
Test of 28 Gbps system provides the roadmap to next-generation interconnect technology
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Smart Bulbs are out there and they can do far more then just provide light. Speakers, projectors, wi-fi extenders and more. The standard light socket that is wired up and ready to go in nearly every home in North America is now providing an easy and affordable option for home owners and renters alike to enter into the world of the "Smart Home". Here is a look at some of the Smart Bulbs and Smart Lighting options out there, and this list is just the beginning. In this ongoing article we hope to continue to add to and grow this list, so stay tuned!