Forget 3D, here comes the QD TV

Researchers have developed a new form of light-emitting crystals, known as quantum dots, which can be used to produce ultra-thin televisions. The tiny crystals, which are 100,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair, can be printed onto flexible plastic sheets to produce a paper-thin display that can be easily carried around, or even onto wallpaper to create giant room-size screens. The scientists hope the first quantum dot televisions - like current flat-screen TVs, but with improved colour and thinner displays - will be available in shops by the end of next year. A flexible version is expected to take at least three years to reach the market.

Apple's 'hobby' could own 1/3 of streaming set-top market in 2011

By the end of this year, the streaming set-top box market will reach about 12 million units worldwide, according to a survey published Monday. And the company known mainly for phones, tablets and computers is set to own a third of that, according to Strategy Analytics. It says Apple's small $99 streaming Apple TV is on pace to hit 4 million units by the end of this year. For perspective, four million devices is what the iPhone 4S sold in a weekend. But Apple's somehow managed to reach this number in Apple TV without really trying. And by "trying" I mean doing things like running TV and billboard advertisements or making it the centerpiece of press events. Apple has for years since its introduction excused Apple TV as merely "a hobby." And while it's played with the concept and design and the price, doesn't talk much about it or how many it's sold. Breaking with tradition, Steve Jobs did say in October 2010 that after a month on sale, the new $99 Apple TV had sold 250,00 units.

Legrand Joins White House Initiative to Spur Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings

Company agrees to aggressive energy savings and reporting practices

Gefen Ships Next Generation USB 2.0 4 -Port Extender using CAT -5 Cable

Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced that its Gefen ToolBox USB 2.0 LR (Long Range) 4-Port Extender is shipping.

CRESTRON BRINGS DIGITAL REVOLUTION TO ISE 2012

The company continues to innovate, engineer and lead the way in research and development and will be displaying many products ranging from the latest developments in the DigitalMedia and HD solutions through to control systems, audio, cabling and lighting control solutions.

ADDRESSABLE DIMMING CONTROLS HELP BUILDINGS ACHIEVE LEED POINTS

Encelium's ECS™ Contributes to Certification Credits in Multiple Ways

Haivision Network Video at ISE 2012

Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2012 Preview Amsterdam, The Netherlands | Jan. 31 - Feb. 2 Haivision Network Video Booth 10Q122

CEDIA CHINA CONFERENCE AND EXPO SURPASSES EXPECTATIONS

CEDIA China Conference and Expo held in Shanghai was a huge success and surpassed all expectations.

Panasonic Announces Availability of LF30 Series of Professional LCD Displays for Digital Signage

Panasonic announced the availability of the LF30 Series of Professional LCD Displays. The LF30 Series was designed to serve as a reliable indoor digital signage solution distinguished by high brightness, slim design, fanless design, low power consumption, light weight and a wide range of professional features. The displays are built specifically for digital signage and are ideal for environments such as airports, showrooms, shopping malls, hotels/casinos, financial institutions and hospitals. The LF30 Series features Slot 2.0 architectures which accommodates optional boards, expanding application possibilities. The technology allows users to easily mount and swap optional function boards to suit specific applications. The Slot 2.0 architecture also allows for a variety of input terminals, including DVI-D In/Out and RS-232C In/Out, for connection of up to 100 displays in a daisy chain configuration for greater operating efficiency.

Google TV: how soon will it be on your set?

Google chairman Eric Schmidt's claim that half of TV sets in stores next year will have Google TV capability sounds impressive – but how quickly does that mean it will reach everybody? Eric Schmidt, previously Google's chief executive and now chairman, forecast at the Le Web conference in Paris on Wednesday that "by the summer of 2012, the majority of the televisions you see in stores will have Google TV embedded on it". That's because he sees the "smart TV" sector exploding – with companies that make TVs wanting to build in internet connectivity and processing capacity. He didn't specify which companies will be selling sets with that capacity, but Samsung and Sony have already been offering "smart TV" sets for more than a year.

WiMAX Forum® Announces 2012 Series of Operator Summits

2011 Operator Summit Series Attracted Representatives from 84 WiMAX Operators

SnapAV Joins D -Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point Program

SnapAV's line of value-priced custom integration products to be directly available to users of System IntegratorTM software

Samsung's November TV sales hit record

Samsung Electronics Co, the world's top TV brand, said on Thursday its television sales hit a record 5.7 million units in November, helped by strong U.S. sales during the long Thanksgiving weekend. November sales grew 14 percent from the 5 million units sold in October and Samsung is certain to keep its top global title for all of 2011, the South Korean firm said in a statement. During the Black Friday weekend, Americans spent $7.4 billion more in stores than a year ago. A Samsung spokesman said it was confident of meeting its 2011 flat-screen TV sales target of 45 million units. The solid results come as global TV manufacturers are restructuring their businesses and outsourcing production as cutthroat competition and weak demand squeeze margins.

VMP's New Multi -Just™ Mid -Size Flat Panel Flush Wall Mount w/Tilt Now Shipping

Ready-to-Go Out-of-the-Box and with Included "Kickstand" for Post-Installation Cable Management Abilities, the Low-Profile FP-MFTB Holds Most 27- to 42-Inch Flat Panels up to 100 lbs.

RTI Now Shipping RTiDock iPod(R) Dock

Unique Device Stands Out From the Pack With Powerful Features Such as Synching With iTunes(R) Over the Network and Navigation Through a Video Display

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