Display and Projection

JOAN Board and the Coffee Cup

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Joan Board

The latest in the line of JOAN solutions, the JOAN Board is an ePaper display that provides an at-a-glance overview of meeting room availability--and can be powered for a whole year by the energy you would use to make a single cup of coffee.  

Unveiled at InfoComm 2017, JOAN Board is the newest member of the JOAN family of meeting room solutions.

Easily installed at the reception or in the common room, the JOAN Board shows at a single glance which meeting rooms in the building are taken and which are still available to use, eliminating any meeting confusion. For visitors, the Board plays an important part in making them feel welcome, reducing the stress of finding the way to a particular meeting room, similar to the role played by information displays at an airport. 

Even more, companies can easily upload custom messages and images to the JOAN Board’s screen, displaying their logo, the thought of the day, or an important milestone coming up. The custom message feature can be used to welcome office guests and communicate the company’s vision in a readily accessible way, with a simple click of a button. 

JOAN helps companies manage their meetings and meeting spaces more efficiently, supporting flexible and dynamic ways of working with paperlike displays that blend into the office design. While the smaller, touchscreen JOAN displays outside each meeting room help employees by displaying meeting information, the question of providing an overview of room availability when not at the meeting room door remained. 

Encouraged by the needs of JOAN’s users, the JOAN Board was developed to further improve office interaction by displaying the status of all meeting rooms on a single screen. Like all products in the JOAN family, the Board runs on parent company Visionect’s ultra low power electronic paper, creating the greenest and most sustainable in office tech.

Visionect is the world leader in deploying digital signs in environments impossible before, leading the global revolution with greener and better displays. Setting a new standard in versatile, ultra energy-efficient signage, Visionect electronic paper products and solutions are conquering the globe, from New York to Tokyo.

JOAN is an epaper door display and meeting room scheduling solution developed by Visionect, world leader in deploying electronic paper in environments impossible before. It is marked by unparalleled energy-efficiency and mainstream affordability, is simple to install and use and above all helps people do more and work better. 


Selfridges Customers Design Their Own iPhone Case

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iiyama is in a collaboration with YR STORE and Skinnydip London, exclusive to Selfridges in London. In a merging of design and tech, Selfridges customers can create their own iPhone case design using YR STORE know-how, Skinnydip artwork and iiyama touchscreen tech.

It takes minutes to create and print a bespoke case, building up designs from the Skinnydip artwork library on two YR STORE-branded 27” iiyama displays. Adding custom text create the ultimate personalised gift/accessory for the holiday season.

Cases are available for iPhone 6, 6S, 6Plus and the new iPhone 7. Cost is £25 with optional gift wrap for £5.

“We’re delighted to be involved with this exciting collaboration,” says Lewis Clifford, iiyama UK Ltd. “iiyama displays are perfect for this kind of high-volume, interactive activity, thanks to their super-responsiveness and robust, public-space-friendly design and build.”

Tim Williams, director of YR STORE adds, “Skinnydip have incredible, vibrant and exciting designs and we have always wanted to work with them. Combined with our unique software driven by iiyama’s awesome displays – as well as our super-fast, high-quality printing live in-store – this is the must have personalised gift for Christmas this year!”

iiyama will be exhibiting at ISE 2017, at 10-P149. The company recently announced its new 65” ProLite 4K PCAP multi-touch display – the TF6537UHSC-B1AG – for retail, corporate and public usage.

YR STORE (pronounced “your STORE”) is the brainchild of interactive digital specialists Luma, whose work includes cutting-edge digital STORE and event concepts for the likes of Nike, MTV and BAPE. YR creates live garment print installations, which feature interactive touch-pods, and the world’s only live all-over digital printing process.

Founded in 2010 by Lewis Blitz and brothers James and Richard Gold, Skinnydip London creates contemporary fashion accessories and is one of the fastest growing fashion brands to come out of the London scene.


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Matrox Mura MPX-Powered 18-Monitor Video Wall in Swedish Plant

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Tekniska Verken

Tekniska Verken integrates a collaborative, 18-monitor,Matrox Mura MPX-powered video wall into the control room of their KV1 plant in Linköping, Sweden.

Looking to reduce the amount of time operators spent moving between workstations, Tekniska Verken contacted integrators Kontor-X AB to provide a cost-effective way to centralize information.

Kontor-X AB opted for a Matrox-validated Trenton TVC4403 controller system housing six Matrox Mura MPX-4/4 video wall processor cards, which integrate four Full HD outputs and four Full HD inputs on the same PCIe x16 board. This configuration proved robust enough to power the 6x3, 18-output video wall comprised of 55” Philips Ultra Narrow Bezel monitors.

With 24 different inputs, made up of video streams, relevant data, and alarm lists, MuraControl for Windows proved to be a critical component of the KV1 installation. According to Kontor-X AB key account manager, Kristoffer Nord, “MuraControl made it easy to manage and control each of the sources. The ability to create, save, and switch between different video wall layouts was especially helpful following shift changes.”

“Tekniska Verken was very pleased with the final result,” comments Nord. “Having increased workplace efficiency in the control room, the video wall exceeded expectations. Taking into account the solution’s cost-effectiveness, the smooth integration with sources and outputs, and the ensuing installation, Matrox Mura MPX Series made our job as integrators easier.”

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Unicol Releases Range of LED Displays for Indoor and Outdoor

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Unicol LED

Trends in the corporate sector show an increase in video wall installations, especially in HQ buildings. Now-- with sub 3mm pitch high resolution-- LED displays will compete with LCDs on price.

Unicol sees “LED overtaking back-lit LCDs for indoor video walls in the next 5 years or sooner.” And they argue LEDs are also brighter, easier to install and outdoor capable, even the price point for higher resolution panels is coming down.

The LED display systems offered by Unicol are not LCD displays back-lit by LED lighting but “true” tile module LED displays--which are not only brighter and bolder, but can be used outdoors as well.

The LED display mounting structures offered by Unicol are, in the company's own words, "bespoke solutions for free-standing, floor to wall and ceiling suspension." These LED displays have already been used by companies in the corporate sector as well as retail and public sectors in order to showcase dynamic, interactive information to customers.

Furthermore, LED displays from Unicol can be configured to between 8 metres by 3 metres or even larger, and can also be designed in various formats, including normal screen formats, extended portrait formats, and stretched landscape formats. These mounting structures are all purpose-designed as well as manufactured precisely according to the requirements of the clients. They can also be easily assembled on-site, and are maintenance- and installer-friendly as well.

Aside from standard LED display mounting structures, Unicol also offers rolling LED display mounting structures which can be easily moved to gain access to media players, cables, and the like, or moved from in front of shop windows or lobby areas.

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Omron: Spatial Projection Displays are the Future

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Omron’s Masayuki Shinohara

Spatial projection displays are the future for signage, says Omron Electronic Components Europe. Their technology allows directions and other images to appear floating in the air in shopping malls, transport terminals and other locations.

Masayuki Shinohara, an engineer who led the commercialization of aerial imaging at Omron, remembers, “Omron’s research of light control technology had already been launched before I joined the company.”

That was more than 20 years ago...He says his predecessors had accumulated light technologies one after another, in the same way that each stratum of earth stacks one layer atop the previous. The outcomes of their endeavor were passed on to Shinohara, and this eventually came to fruition in the form of aerial imaging.

“By 2020, I want to fill the entire city of Tokyo with aerial images. Our goal is to make aerial imaging something that is commonly used and found everywhere in the city,” says Shinohara-san.

Imagine, says Omron, you are walking in a large transportation terminal with an intricate web of passageways. If there is an easy-to-understand 3D sign floating in the air by the exit or at each corner of the station, you will no longer need to worry about losing your way. Aerial imaging can also project a floating image of information in front of products on display in a showcase.

Omron SPD technology

Commenting, Gabriele Fulco, European Product Marketing Manager Sensors of Omron said: “This is the future of signage. We believe that aerial imaging will become a commonly used feature of our cities and public spaces. For example, easy-to-understand signs can be placed floating in the air by exits making it easier for visitors to find their way. Aerial imaging can also project information in front of products on display in a showcase.”

Using Omron’s Spatial Projection Display (SPD) technology, images can be projected anywhere and appear to be floating in the air. Earlier space projection technologies have required a large number of distinct components and are relatively large systems requiring substantial space to install.

Omron has used its light directivity and micro-fabrication technology developed through the LCD display and backlighting businesses to allow images to be projected into empty space with just one sheet of plate and a single LED. The sheets themselves are transparent, so are unobtrusive, thin and light for attaching to glass and other surfaces.

Omron is initially supporting 2D and 3D images with SPD technology. In future, it will introduce curved plexiglass panels that can be adapted to objects with shaped surfaces.

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