As we get into the full swing of the new year and put another CES behind us,
it’s time to take a look at the current trends in technology and get a feel
for some of the developments we can expect in 2013. There are a lot of
interesting products just around the corner – some of them will seem
revolutionary while others will be a big update to current technology – and
many of them are well worth a look.
The release of Windows 8, which was optimized for touchscreens, is
encouraging a lot of companies to really innovate with their laptops. Last
year we saw the trend toward ultrabook computers – all sleek design and
impressive form factor – and now the new operating system is giving them a
chance to develop even more. Touchscreen ultrabooks are going to provide the
simple convenience of a tablet while offering the power and capabilities of a
Businesses that deliver digital, out-of-home advertising to consumers can now
create 3D content centrally and distribute it quickly and easilywith the new
iPONT Network Content Manager System (NCMS) from iPONT International.
A scalable 3D cloud-based content management service for digital signage
applications, theiPONT NCMS helps manage networks from anywhere in the world,
with training and support included for the subscription period.
"Digital out-of-home advertising is without question the digital signage
market segment where 3D adds the most value," said Dale H. Maunu, Editor and
Analyst, Insight Media. "Although digital out-of-home advertising currently
represents only a small percentage of the $160B US advertising marketplace,
3D without glasses-and its ability to impact consumers-is poised to reshape
the advertising landscape."
Attendees who visit the iPONT bo... (more)
Research and Markets
announced the addition of the "3D TV Market Development Outlook, 2010 and
Beyond" report to their offering.
With the increasing number of 3D movies, 3D technology featuring the use of
special glasses could stimulate the demand for 3D content in the home. The
use of 3D technology in home applications is emerging. This report analyzes
the commercialization process of 3D TVs and the conditions required for
further market development. It examines the development of key companies in
the 3D TV sector, and provides a 3D TV market scale forecast for the period
2010-2013. Different possible development scenarios for the 3D TV market are
List of Topics
Current and future development of key companies in the 3D TV sector,
including display panel manufacturers and T... (more)
People will be able to watch 3D TV without glasses and from any viewing angle
at the iPONT International booth (#25304/25305 in South Hall 2, Home Theater
Section) during the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
iPONT, a creator, converter and distributor of glasses-free 3D technology,
will showcase the world’s first multi-view autostereoscopic (glasses-free
3D) content at CES this week. Unlike competitive offerings, iPONT’s
technology enables viewing of 3D content that can be seen from 120 degrees,
without the need for glasses.
According to ABI Research, market growth for 3D solutions is accelerating,
with shipments of 3D TV sets to approach 50 million in 2015. Yet, a July 2010
study by Deloitte found that the requirement for 3D glasses is a major issue
for consumers, with 30 percent of respondents reporting that they didn't like
wearing 3D glasses. A... (more)
PARIS and SAN FRANCISCO, July 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Darkworks, the
Paris-based Action-Adventure developer, and TriOviz today announced their
TriOviz(R) for Games SDK now supports 3D TV, enabling AAA console games on
these new sets for an even better immersive experience. The same post-process
that facilitates 3D games on regular 2D displays works with 3D TVs using
either active shutter or polarized stereoscopic technologies. The result is
one easy-to-implement 3D solution for games across all TVs, removing
confusion over conflicting 3D technologies for developers and consumers.
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"Launching with little support for console games, 3D TVs present a
chicken-and-egg dilemma; consumers are waiting for a critical mass of 3D
content to justify the purchase while developers are waiting for an installed
base of 3D ... (more)
The 3D TV market will spend the next couple of years establishing itself and
accumulating a base of content and devices (both TVs and Blu-ray players). In
2013, according to ABI Research, market growth will start to accelerate, and
shipments of 3D TV sets will approach 50 million in 2015.
“The 3D TV market is moving faster than expected,” notes industry analyst
Michael Inouye. “There was widespread skepticism that production models
would be available so quickly. But by June this year many TV manufacturers
had 3D models in their lineups. Most 3D TVs will be Internet-connected.”
The popularity of 3D movies has been a primary driver. TV makers are looking
for differentiation and a reason for premium pricing. With some of the
biggest-selling movies ever in 3D, and customers willing to pay more for the
experience, they saw an opportunity to bring that experience to the hom... (more)
Abington, PA, June 19, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Consumers are showing very strong
interest in 3D-ready LCD and plasma TVs, according to sales reports released
today by BestBuyPCS.com, a leading home theater retailer.
BestBuyPCS.com top five best-selling 3D flat panel TVs for May 2010 were:
- Panasonic TC-P58VT25 3D Ready Plasma TV
- Panasonic - TC-P65V10 65-inch 1080p Plasma TV
- SAMSUNG - UN55C8000 3D Ready LCD TV
- Panasonic TC-P54VT25 3D Ready Plasma TV
- Samsung UN40C7000 3D Ready LCD TV
"Consumers are clearly intrigued by 3D TV," said Scott Aemisegger, President,
BestBuyPCS.com. "Queries for 3D-capable TVs and Blu-Ray players (like the
Panasonic TC-P65VT25 or the Samsung BD-C6900) made up 34% of our site
searches and roughly 20% of our total sales for the month. If anything, we
see this trend accelerating in June.
"Our best selling 3D TV for May 2010 was the Panasonic TCP58VT25... (more)
Annual December Electronics Issue Compares 14 3D TVs with Panasonic Sets
Exhibiting the Best 3D Performance and the Least Ghosting; What to Consider
Before Buying a 3D TV
YONKERS, N.Y., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In its first-ever
ranking of 3D performance, Consumer Reports evaluated 14 3D TV models and
found that plasma TVs are better at displaying 3D images than LCD sets,
primarily because they exhibit less ghosting, or double images that appear
even when wearing 3D glasses. Three plasma models from Panasonic exhibited
the best 3D picture quality and the least ghosting of all the sets tested.
The report appears in the December Annual Electronics issue and online at
"It remains to be seen whether 3D TV is just a novelty or a new product
category in the consumer electronics space," said Paul Reynolds, electronics
editor fo... (more)
NEW YORK, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- With more than 5,000 3D cinema screens in
the US, an estimated two million or more 3D HDTVs expected to be sold this
year, and 12 3D HDTV television channels debuting in 2010, the 3D consumer
market is well on the way to reaching critical mass, and with it, dramatic
new opportunities for advertisers are opening up, according to Eisuke
Tsuyuzaki, Chief Technology Officer at Panasonic -- a worldwide leader in the
development of Full HD 3D technology.
Speaking last week at the seventh annual Advertising Week in New York, the
company's technology head cited research from major universities and
corporations throughout the world that indicate consumers retain information
they glean from 3D cinema and television advertising at a much higher rate
than from standard two-dimensional counterparts.
"Coupled with the reduced cost and new ea... (more)
Research and Markets
announced the addition of the "3D in the Home: Who, What, When and Where"
report to their offering.
3D TV was one of the biggest themes emerging from the 2010 International CES,
but is it a viable home entertainment technology? While we've had 3D in some
form for over 100 years, it is now pushing into the living room. Can it
survive and will it make a difference? CEA and Entertainment Technology
Center (ETC) present a second year follow-up report to their groundbreaking
2009 3D study.
Among the topics covered are:
The current state of 3D What segment of the population is interested in
learning more about 3D What segment of the population is most interested in
bringing 3DTV into their home The forecast for 3D TVs over the next three
This report is a must read for a... (more)
LONGWOOD, Fla., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 3D Eye Solutions, Inc.'s
(OTCPK: TDEY) 3D conversion technology drew considerable attention at the
2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES®) held in Las Vegas
January 7-10. Representatives from major 3D hardware manufacturers, key
industry distributors, resellers, and digital signage companies were constant
visitors to the Company's 3D technology demonstrations being conducted at the
Skylofts suites at the MGM Grand. In addition to the industry attention, the
Company also drew interest from potential advertisers amazed at the impact of
3D (without glasses) marketing.
The 2010 CES upheld its status as the largest consumer electronics show in
the world, attracting more than 120,000 attendees from 115 countries
witnessing the introduction of thousands of new products and technologies
from over 2,500 exhibi... (more)