The unrealized potential of gaming has always been to transport players to worlds otherwise unreachable in everyday life. And while game sound and graphics have improved a lot, those improvements are still stuck on a flat, two-dimensional screen. French developers Immersis are working on a new projector system that brings game environments out of that two-dimensional state and into an entire room.
Scott had a rendezvous with Daniel from Immersis. Daniel showed off a miniature mockup of the full-sized Immersis projector and he explained how the Immersis system will consist of the full-sized version of their special HD protector that’ll work with either a console game system or computer to project the gaming environment onto all of the walls surrounding a player, putting that player right in the center of the action.
Immersis is launching the product thru Kickstarter and the company has already reached its goal of raising $100,000 thru the crowdfunding site. Daniel believes that Immersis will be able to bring the projector to market by November of this year and that the retail price will be $2500.00.
Many of us have become very adept at avoiding commercials and advertisements. People pay for services like Netflix in order to avoid having to look at ads. We barely give a glance to billboards or product displays. PM Screen has come up with an innovative way to attract people to products.
PM Screen partnered with Altec Lansing at CES 2015 and to help roll out their new Boom Jacket wireless speaker. PM Screen creates custom animation for a project and uses screens that can interact with each other.
PM screen can also create much larger displays. They can put their 3D projections on buildings, use them in retail spaces, or at large events and concerts. They bring a lot of creativity to whatever they work on. What they do seems quite magical.
3-D TV and gaming has been touted as the next big thing for years in consumer electronics. But the technology hasn’t ever really caught on. One factor that’s slowed the adoption of in-home 3-D is the fact that users have to wear special glasses to experience 3-D. StreamTV Networks hopes that its new Ultra-D product will become the standard for in-home 3-D displays.
Nick spoke to Zach, Games Director for StreamTV Networks. The pair talked about the company’s Ultra-D offering. StreamTV Networks has partnered with multiple game developers, including Epic Games, makers of the Unreal gaming engine. Zach explained that Ultra-D is a glasses-free 3-D system that uses a blended lenticular design that works with a 140-degree viewing angle so it looks great from anywhere in the room. (When a viewer moves out of the range of 3-D, the picture changes to a standard 2-D display.) Ultra-D is currently only available to developers but it’s likely to make its way to consumer products soon.
This is a developers dream project, from a new company called Pairasight. It has been over two years in development – with a prototype that has been fabricated on a 3D printer. The capture device links to a smartphone which then transmits the signal to a website where it is displayed, and is viewable in 3D. The full 1080p video streams are both at 30 frames per second, from separate left and right 5 megapixel cameras, and include audio as well. The on-board processer CPU has less than 5% loading, and the developers anticipate that onboard realtime image processing will be in the next version of the device. With 600 mAh hour battery, it gives about 90 minutes of streaming – or about six hours without continuous streaming. Developers can have early access to the modules used in the device at SomThings.com, with single unit pricing of $200.
The initial applications for the device will be for EMT responses and repair or do-it-yourself advice with the realtime expert being connected on a wireless link. The developer’s hope that with early adoption efforts, it will become another tool for getting the right knowledge and skillset on site and on target. TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey, SDRNews and Scott Ertz, F5 Live: Refreshing Technology .
I expect the tablet and smartphone imitative will be crazy. Everyone will have an app for these devices or an accessory to connect to these devices. I expect 3D will still be making strides and TV screens will get bigger and thinner.
LTE is being rolled out but it doesn’t mean the next version of wireless is not going to rear it’s head. Your home wireless is going to pass 802.11n (with 802.11ac) and you will soon pass a Gbps mark.
TPN Live Stream of CES
With the booth move to North hall, I expect our live stream will be off the charts. There will be a lot of traffic where we are so our exposure will increase ten-fold.
Never before have I been this excited about CES. With CES being the largest show floor I am hoping to see a lot of innovative technologies and great new gadgets.
Then there are the after parties. Lots of great events where you can meet the cast and characters that cover CES year after year.
This is the cant-miss show of the year and I am excited to be part of it.
Here is the presentation in the video if you would like to follow along:
While at the Ford Booth, we got to see the new updated My Ford Touch system. Back in November, they updated the software so consumers could move around the screen without having to look at the display.
The four corner system gives you a proximity so you know where to press. One corner you will have navigation, another will see temperature settings.
The in-car navigation system also has been improved. With additional 3D view, you can get an idea which direction you are heading.
Jeffrey Powers of Geekazine goes through the systems with Bridget on MyFordTouch. Best part is this update is available now. You can download and install, or you can head to your Ford dealer and they will install for free.
Todd and Steve Lee (from Waves Of Tech) talk about seeing the 3D TV’s at the Toshiba booth at CES 2012. The one that impressed them the most was Toshiba’s 55inch 4k tv which will ship sometime in “early 2012” and cost somewhat less then $10,000. I personally don’t know how much I would use the 3D on the set, but I would LOVE the 4K. Now to get more 4K content. Anyone have a Red camera I could borrow?
According to IOGear about 70% of the people currently looking to buy new TV’s are leaning towards 3D, but are scared off by the lack of available programming. That’s why they have decided to produce what is the worlds first conversion box for making 2D content available as 3D, that also has upscaling features and an HDMI switch built-in.
This new HDMI switch has 4 ports and it does a lot more than simple conversion. This as-yet-unnamed IOGear box allows the user to make adjustments to get the 3D picture looking right for their individual tastes. Since it has four HDMI inputs you can also up-convert your 2D DVD’s as well. It also upscales resolution types by turning 480 into 720 and 720 into 1080, which then converts to 3D, making all of your existing content available in 3D. The box is expected to be available in March for an MSRP of $199. That’s about double a basic 4 port HDMI switch, but it contains functionality which can’t be had all in one box until now, and it’s all in one very small box. You can check it out in the video below. Now all it needs is a name.
Todd Cochrane spoke to Adam Hanin, VP Marketing Viewsonic Corp. He talked about a couple of products that ViewSonic is introducing this year. The first was the Viewpad 7 which is a 7 inch Android 2.2 Tablet. It has both a front facing and rear facing camera. The rear facing camera is in the middle. It is a wifi device, but it does have a sim card slot and if you have a sim card from a certain phone company, it can act as a phone. He also showed off the Viewpad 4 which is a 4.1 inch Android phone device. It has a Qualcom dual core processor and is very fast. It has a 5 megapixel camera and 2G of memory. it is coming in June and should be around $400.
He also showed off the Viewfun 3DSnap camera. It has dual 5-megapixel lens which permits shooting in 3D. It supports a camera resolution up to 12-megapixels in regular 2D. It has an auto-stereo screen, which allows you to take 3D pictures with out wearing the 3D glasses. The included software will convert the picture to red blue which with the included glasses allows you to view the pictures in 3D on any device. It uses a standard SD card. it will be available in Q1 2011 for around $149.99. He also quickly mentioned the Viewfun 3D Pocket which does video and stills. Which is available now for around $179.99. Finally the Viewfun 3D Pocket HD, which does 60 frames a second, 1080p, 3D video and will be available in early Q2 for around $199.99.
Todd Cochrane spoke to Christopher Yang from Vivitek about their newest product the Qumi that uses the Pico Projector. The system can project 3D, which you can watch with active 3D glasses, or 2D up to 720P. It uses the Texas Instrument DLP processor with an HD chip set. A full projector with an LED bulb will give off from 800-1000 lumens.
This projector gives off 300 lumens and has a 2500:1 contrast ratio. It is not meant to replace a full projector, it is a great travel projector. It has a VGA, HDMI Connections, USB port, micro SD Card Input and audio-out. You can connect it to a camera, smart phone or laptop. It should be available in April or May time frame for about $499.00