Showing posts from June, 2017

Digital Signage Is a Quiet Giant of the Display Industry

By Gary Feather
The digital signage (DS) sessions at Display Week opened with discussions of the market aspects of the technology, then followed with implementations of the displays. Conclusions were that display innovations will grow the DS market over a billion dollars annually in just two years.  The target markets now and in the future are overwhelming. Business and technology solutions worldwide discussed at Display Week included: Sports venues and public arenasVegas and gaming (sports books and entertainment)Transportation (trains and planes)Government (command, control, communications, and information)Retail and digital out of home (DOOH)Corporate and conferencingInteractive and AR entertainment performers in the AR environment with huge audiencesCinema (to replace DLP projection) The current billions of sales in DS display solutions are largely unknown to many in the industry. Signage includes the special (and often artistic) implementation of LCD panels, LCD tiled walls of hu…

AR/VR: Reality is Not for the Faint of Heart

By Gary Feather
The word on the street in Los Angeles was that AR/VR was everywhere at Display Week 2017.  True! AR/VR was a topic in keynotes, seminars, symposium presentations, and certainly in conversations everywhere. The available perspectives on this subject were one-of-a-kind, including those from the biggest (Samsung, Google, and Intel) and the brightest (Stanford, Lumus, and LEIA), with visionaries all around making this engagement a unique opportunity for attendees. 
However the R or “reality” of AR/VR is not for the faint of heart. 
Digging a little deeper and looking at more of the total environment, there is an unexpected juxtaposition of the rush of optimistic euphoria attenuated by the intense existence of dysphoria. From visionaries to researchers, from product developers to marketing experts, there was a community expressing both focus and frustration.  Words of encouragement in every session were coupled with warnings of past failures.
Welcome to the display indus…