Friday, February 27th, 2015

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Optical Interconnect at Photonics West

 February 2015 – The SPIE Photonics West Conference in San Francisco covered the diversity of applications on photonics with special sections for Biophotonics, Healthcare and Translational Research, Lasers & Sources, Green Photonics, 3D printing and general optoelectronic devices and materials. The optoelectronic section included optoelectronic materials and devices, photonic integration,... [Read more]

Music Accessories at NAMM 2015

January 2015 – One of the major things filling the expo floor at NAMM is the accessories to the musical instruments. In this category, you have recording equipment, DJ gear and guitar accessories. Leading off the show, with a preview at the Artist Relations event was the Tronocal team from Germany. Lead off by CEO, founder and lead inventor Chris Adams, they were showing their latest generation... [Read more]

TEC Awards 2015 at Winter NAMM

January 2015 – Moving to a new Saturday night time slot, the Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC) Awards celebrated their 30th annual event. The evening was hosted by comedian and musician Sinbad who kept a fast pace on the evening to make sure everyone got their fair time for both live performances and the thank you speeches  from the award winners. In addition to the numerous categories... [Read more]

What is Stereoscopic Vision Good For?

February 10, 2015, Electronic Imaging Conference, San Francisco—Jenny Read from Newcastle University talked about stereo vision and why it is needed in nature. Evolution has driven all invertebrates and vertebrates with vision to have stereoscopic vision. Stereo acuity is defined as the smallest depth step a subject can detect. In humans, this amounts to about 2 arc-seconds or 0.0006 degree. Even... [Read more]

360-degree 3-D Flat Panel Display

February 10, 2015, Electronic Imaging Conference, San Francisco—Hirofumi Yabu from Osaka City University described the developments in holographic 3-D displays. With this development, we are close to the Star Wars scene showing a small Princess Leia image floating in space. Existing systems for full 360-degree 3-D images are fairly large and complex, like a CAVE or a head-mounted display with full... [Read more]

Transparent OLED 3-D Display

February 10, 2015, Electronic Imaging Conference, San Francisco—Sergey Chestak from Samsung Electronics discussed a dual-side, transparent OLED 3-D display. The key underlying technology is the use of Gabor super-lenses. The uses for such a display include head-up displays, wearable devices and eyeglasses. A transparent display with parallax barrier 3-D images offers many new potential opportunities.... [Read more]

Time-Sequential Lenticular LCD Display

February 10, 2015, Electronic Imaging Conference, San Francisco—Hironobu Gotoda from National Institute of Informatics in Japan talked about a different approach to lenticular autostereoscopic displays. This work overcomes some of the primary problems of lenticular displays, low resolution and limited angle of view. Lenticular displays use a simple technology to create 3-D images but they have limited... [Read more]

Analyzing Social Interaction through Behavioral Imaging

February 10, 2015, Electronic Imaging Conference, San Francisco—James Rehg from Georgia Tech talked about developing new tools to use the many available video analysis capabilities to evaluate social interactions in younger children. The growing capabilities of vision tools and other sensors provides an ability to measure and analyze behavior. In the recent past, some of the analysis depended on... [Read more]

She Rocks Awards at NAMM2015

January 2015 – At the NAMM Winter Conference, the She Rocks Awards moved from their daytime subdued event to a full nighttime gala event with red carpet. The 2015 She Rocks Awards were hosted by the founder of WiMN Laura B. Whitmore and performer Orianthi. Co-Hosts for She Rocks Awards 2015 The show opened with an opening performance by the fast rising group SHEL. The four sisters who make up... [Read more]

Speakers and Headphones at NAMM 2015

January 2015 – At the NAMM 2015 show in Anaheim, Playback for the studio and stage was a major portion of the show. Starting with the Artist Relations event that was held before NAMM, companies like Tectonic Audio labs were showing their stage and venue products. Tectonic Audio Labs was in the performance area for the off-site event and had a stage setup with their Distributed Mode Loudspeakers. Tectonic... [Read more]