Retail technology: measurement and monitoring
Retail is an obvious instance of where ultimate display quality is required to do just to high quality product images and video. In this piece, AV News looks at some of the technology options and the implications of moving to 4K.
Not so long ago, foyer or reception lobby design was all about security and process – is the visitor in the right place? Do they have an appointment? The graphic elements within a foyer were usually limited to the company logo and perhaps a mission statement. Today, the thinking has changed.
Panasonic has launched a new range of network LED displays aimed at the corporate and education markets. The LFC70 series is designed with the next-generation wireless technology Miracast, allowing seamless high speed wireless transmission of content, including Full HD video files, from Miracast compatible devices to the displays. The series is also compatible with Panasonic’s Wireless Projector App for iOS, for wireless transmission from iOS devices to the displays, as well as Panasonic’s Wireless Manager software, which allows wireless presentation from a PC. Enrique Robledo, Marketing Manager at Panasonic, said, “We believe these displays present an opportunity for professionals to consider the future of digital equipment for meetings or classrooms. “Miracast is a powerful tool for sharing media. Fast connection and very high bandwidth means you can display 1080p video at up to 60 frames per second without cable hassles.” DIGITAL LINK makes it possible to send video, audio and control commands via a single LAN cable of up to 100m. The addition of an optional Digital Interface Box (ET-YFB100G) means you can connect all source devices to the display through one cable, simplifying the installation and saving on cabling costs. The LFC70 series is set for release in August 2014 and comes in 80”, 65”, and 50” models.
AV News Awards winner Engage Production has launched Engage Consultancy, a new initiative aimed at helping clients plan, shape and execute projects with optimum success. By using Engage Consultancy, clients will discover how taking the lead in innovation can increase ROI, raise brand presence, and procure brand longevity. “While many design agencies and consultancies offer theory-based advice, they often lack practical implementation capabilities and experience, and this can lead to mismanagement of time and funds,” comments David Wilson, Creative Director of Engage. “Our Engage Consultancy initiative allows us to employ our exceptional, end-to-end solution experience to actively help form, deliver, and then support client projects. Whether it’s a branded environment, marketing experience, customer showcase, collaboration studio or high-tech presentation suite, Engage has the know-how to deliver projects that redefine standards and exceed expectations.”
With 37,048 professionals attending from more than 114 countries - a 5.5 percent increase in attendance over InfoComm 2013 – and 947 exhibitors occupying more than 490,000 net square feet of exhibition and special events space, InfoComm 2014 was a success by any measure.
Latest figures from Futuresource Consulting show that global education hardware spending hit $13 billion last year, up 11% on 2012. The study explored mobile PC devices, classroom displays (such as projectors and interactive whiteboards) and complementary devices (visualisers, voting systems, voice amplification and related products), and reveals that the market will continue to rise in value out to 2018 and beyond.
Projection screens: polarisation and specialisation
The latest market research figures from Futuresource show continuing growth across display categories.
Latest figures from Futuresource Consulting show that global education hardware spending hit $13 billion last year, up 11% on 2012.