San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
San Francisco — Recon Instruments, the technology company behind the first consumer heads-up display (HUD) for sports, is showing an early version of the Recon Jet, a high-performance HUD at Google I/O, Google’s annual developer conference, today.
San Francisco – Epson America is using this week’s Google I/O Developers Sandbox, here, to demonstrate a host of enterprise applications that take advantage of the capabilities built into its Moverio BT-100 3D “smart glasses”.
Among the BT-100’s capabilities on display will be gesture-control functionality that lets viewers select, play, rewind, fast-forward and pause YouTube videos, using simple motions like, nodding, tilting, or turning the head.
Osaka, Japan — Sharp Electronics reported a wider loss on flat sales for its fiscal year, ended March 31 and has replaced its president.
The net loss was 545.3 billion yen for the year, compared with a net loss of 376 billion yen in the prior year. Operating loss was 146.7 billion yen compared with the prior year’s 37.5 billion yen loss. Net sales were up 0.9 percent to 2,478.5 billion yen for the year.
Cerritos, Calif., — Airflex5D, a sister company of Elite Screens specializing in multi-projector stacking processors, has introduced the Airflex5D-60 in time for the upcoming Infocomm show in Orlando, Fla., June 12-14.
Airflex5D’s 2D/3D multi-projector stacking processors are designed to precisely align images of multiple standard projectors into one single picture with professional-level amplified brightness.
Los Angeles — Kaleidescape, the high-end home entertainment server company that employs a controversial disc-to-hard drive transfer system, has joined the multi-industry Digital Entertainment Group (DEG), the group said Thursday.
Founded in 2001, Kaleidescape established the movie server category. Their systems have been installed in more than 11,000 homes and are sold by more than 1,750 premium A/V integrators worldwide, the company said.
Atlanta — High-performance projector manufacturer Digital Projection International (DPI), unveiled Thursday a Lamp Freedom Program, offering purchasers of new DPI projectors free replacement lamps in years two and three of product warranty.
DPI said the program is targeting both professional and residential end users and will be applied to projectors purchased between May 1 and June 30.
Santa Clara, Calif. — Rovi and Toshiba are teaming up to launch a range of DTVs certified for DivX Plus Streaming content, the companies said Tuesday.
The new agreement is expected to increase the reach of Rovi's advanced adaptive streaming format and enable Toshiba DTVs to support high-quality entertainment services from such over-the-top (OTT) content providers as Knowhow Movies by Dixons Retail in the U.K.
Fremont, Calif. — Video projector resource Optoma launched Monday its TW610STi+ 3D-ready HD DLP projector with remote command and control via Crestron RoomView technology.
The Optoma TW610STi+, which is available now at a $999 suggested retail, features PointBlank 3.0 interactive technology and delivers 3,200 ANSI lumens of brightness.
Los Angeles — Warner Home Entertainment this week clarified some misleading information circulating on its new subscription-based Warner Archive Instant streaming service.
Warner Archive Instant (WAI), is designed to offer legacy movie and TV buffs access to titles kept deep within the studio’s massive film libraries, is billed as a $9.99 per month specialized video-streaming service dedicated to making available rare and hard-to-find content from the Warner Bros. catalog.
Calabasas, Calif. – Advanced home theater technologies developer DTS, CE maker Samsung Electronics and the Best Buy-owned media streaming service CinemaNow have partnered to deliver the first multi-channel DTS-HD audio soundtracks to accompany streaming HD media titles, company executives said Tuesday.
Under the plan Best Buy’s CinemaNow, which is enabled by Rovi’s cloud streaming technology, will begin offering the DTS-Express encoded movies in its menu system along with the versions available today for other equipment brands and capabilities.