Archive for January 5th, 2010

Light Touch – The Interactive Projector turns any surface into a Touch Screen

UK based Light Blue Optics unveiled it’s Interactive projector Light Touch today.  Light touch turns any flat surface into a 10 inch touch screen. The projector has unlimited possibilities and allows users to interact with it, like they would interact with any other hand held device. This projector will be revealed to the world at the Las Vegas CES 2010 trade show. With the launch of this projector Light Blue Optics is opening up new possibilities for ‘touch-sensitive displays.’

The theme of this years show is Green Technology. Many vendors including Samsung are showcasing Clean tech products there. The product launch for Light Touch is invite only and will take place tomorrow evening. Light Blue Optics in a Press Release today stated that, “Light Touch incorporates LBO’s proprietary holographic laser projection technology (HLP™), creating bright, high-quality WVGA resolution video images that are always in focus. HLP™ enables extremely wide throw angles, resulting in large images being created at close proximity to the projector’s aperture. HLP™ can also correct for distortion and optical aberrations in software, enabling novel table-top projection. A unique optical architecture delivers a Class 1 laser safety classification making HLP™ and devices that incorporate it eye safe.”

Light Blue Optics designs and develops miniature projection systems. Light Touch is their first consumer product. On their site they also show Light Speed (a product not yet launched).  The Light Touch Projector definitely broadens the whole multimedia experience. We will look forward to witnessing more product launches by Light Blue Optics.

Images from light blue optics website

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Samsung Unveils AMOLED Photo Frame

Last week Kodak sold its OLED business to LG and with the sale of the business many OLED products were also transferred to LG. One of them being the famous Kodak OLED digital photo frame. No one knows when the production of those frames would start again.
But the good news is that Samsung is set to beat all OLED manufacturers with the launch of it’s ‘AMOLED Photo Frame.’

AMOLED is basically ‘Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode.’ Samsung will unveil it’s 700Z Digital Photo Frame at CES 2010 in Las Vegas. CES 2010 is the Consumer Electronics Trade Show promoted by Consumer Electronics Association. At this trade show many technology vendors like Samsung, Microsoft, Panasonic, Sony etc. will be displaying their products.

The Samsung AMOLED digital photo frame offers a 7 inch display, 4GB internal memory, Bluetooth with video support and allows transfer of photos from a cell phone. Even though the AMOLED technology is sustainable and green it is still very expensive. For this product to be mass marketed and adopted by everyday consumers the prices need to be lowered and the technology needs to be made more accessible. Currently, OLED digital photo frames sell or $1000 and more.

See video below to view the AMOLED technology

image from engadget.com

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