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OMG this things come the one after another . This time the Kinect transforms into a powerful 3d Camera. Yes this is true. UC Davis visualization researcher Oliver Kreylos fed the streams from his peripherals infrared and color cameras into a custom program that interpolated and reconstructed the result, generating a mildly mindblowing 3D virtual reality environment he can manipulate at will.

Watch the videos and smile!!

You can also measure virtual objects!!

This is amazing work. The creator of the software  use he’s own made toolkit that works under Linux fedora core…

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Hardware hacking again!! This time is the Xbox Kinect that fell into some hacker hands and like the Wiimote , they made some amazing things. Kinect is naturally a lot more complicated, but there’s also a lot of potential here, and we can’t wait to see what people come up with.

Florian Echtler took that open source driver and hooked the Kinect into his own multitouch UI “TISCH” software library (which actually supports the Wiimote as an input already, funny enough). The result is a bit of MS Surface-style multi-touch picture shuffling and zooming, but it uses full body tracking instead of touchscreen input, of course.Take a look at the video ..

 

If you have a Mac don’t worry. It has already ported .

Can’t wait for the best things to come!!

 

AAXA is known for making bright little pico projectors, and its newest, the M2, is the best. This latest model packs 110 lumens of brightness, XGA (1024 x 768) resolution — seemingly a first for the world of tiny projectors. It also has 1GB of built-in storage plus an SD card slot if you need to get serious. The micro projector also boasts VGA, HDMI, and USB ports. Other than that, the M2 has a built-in media player with support for MP4, MP3, AVI, JPG, and other file formats, and optional cables for iPod, PSP and smart phone hookups. AAXA’s M2 is available now, and you can grab one for $369. I am planning to get one.

IML Events, organizer of the EMEA InAVation Awards, has revealed the finalists for the 2011 Technology Awards. Chosen from over 120 entries by a panel of industry expert judges and journalists, five finalists have been nominated in each technology category and will now be submitted to a PUBLIC VOTE to decide on the winner.

Most InAVative Digital Signage

Christie – MicroTiles
Lighthouse Technologies – DuoLED
Pufferfish – PufferSphere M
Vbrick – VBrick Digital Signage
Visix – Announce

Most InAVative Display Solution

7th Sense – Delta Media Server
Albiral – AH17D216A
Mitsubishi Electric – Diamond Vision OLED
NEC Display Solutions – MultiSync X462UN
Sharp – PNV601

Most InAVative AV Accessory

Atlona – AT-DIS7-PROHD
Neutrik – opticalCON powerMONITOR
PPC – PerfectLock Locking HDMI Cable
RTi – vIRsa Mouse
Vision – Techconnect2 Connectivity System

Most InAVative Mounting Solution

Chief – SL220 Automated Projector Lift
Euromet – Kalibro
Omnimount – PROHDCART
Peerless Industries – Ultra Thin Flat Video Wall Mount
Unitech – AntiVibration 19″ Rack

Most InAVative Audio Product (non-loudspeaker)

Allen & Heath – iLive-R72
Equipson – BlueLine series
InOut – DA250P
Meyer Sound – D-Mitri
TOA – M-633D automatic resonance control system

Most InAVative Control Solution

Ace Visual & Sound Systems – ShowMagic AV Plus Software
Crestron – DM-MD32X32 DigitalMedia Switcher
Cue – Visual Composer
Lightware – MX80X80 Hybrid router
Universal Remote Control (URC) – Network Keypad Solution

Most InAVative Loudspeaker Product

Bosch Security Systems – Vari-directional Array
Duran Audio – AXYS B215 “Diff”
Genelec – 4000 Series
K-Array – KTL22
Martin Audio – MLA

Most InAVative Video Processing or Distribution Product

Analog Way – Eikos
Apantac – TAHOMA-DE-4/8
Coolux – Pandora’s Box Server STD version 4.7
Magenta Research – Voyager Fibre Optic Signal Distribution Platform
TV One – C2-2375A Universal 3G-SDI Video Processor

Most InAVative Projector

Barco – RLM-W6
Epson – EB-450Wi
Hitachi – Ultimate Short Throw Projector
Panasonic – DZ110XE
projectiondesign – FR12 Remote Light Source Projector

Voting will go live during the week of November 15, will close on Sunday January 16 2011, and the winners will be announced at the gala evening to be held at Integrated Systems Europe on Wednesday February 2 2011.

The winners of the Digital Signage Best Practice Award 2010 in each of the five categories; Retail Signage, Guiding Signage, Information Signage, Content for Digital Signage and Interactive Signage are as follows: –

Retail Signage

  • ~sedna GmbH
    Project: “Mac-based Digital Signage solution in use at Gravis”
    Client: GRAVIS EDV Vertriebs GmbH

Guiding Signage/Wegeleitung

  • macnetix
    Project: Digital route guiding system for the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre’ Client: Messe Düsseldorf

Information Signage

  • GnosySoft Ltd. and Minicom Digital Signage
    Project:”New Digital Signage Network for the Larnaca Airport in Cyprus”
    Client: Ad Airport Media

Content for Digital Signage

NO AWARD GIVEN

Interactive Signage JOINT WINNERS

  • Sedley Place
    Project: “Coca-Cola Piccadilly Sign London; Interactive World Cup 2010 Campaign”
    Client: Coca-Cola Great Britain
  • people interactive GmbH
    Project: “Telekom Shop 2010″
    Client: Deutsche Telekom AG

Special prize

  • xplace GmbH
    Project: “xplace Instore-TV bei Media -Saturn”
    Client: Media-Saturn Holding Gmb

 

You can see more  HERE

C-nario and AOpen, a leading small form factor (SFF) computer system manufacturer and a digital signage solution provider, today announced a partnership for the digital signage market. AOpen will integrate C-nario’s C-sign digital signage solution with its Digital Engine platform, and will market the integrated system to small and medium businesses (SMBs) across the United States.

 

The integrated system will be launched at Customer Engagement Technology World (CETW), to be held November 10-11, 2010 at the Javits Convention Center, New York and the system will be displayed at AOpen’s booth (#421).

AOpen’s Digital Engine is of course a compact and efficient media player, comprising various options, including TV tuner, Bluetooth, wireless LAN and mounting kits. Digital Engine offers a complete solution for digital signage applications, supporting high-definition video output. The system is shock and vibration proof, and it can be tailored to fit the user’s requirements.

Sam Losar, General Manager of C-nario USA told us “We are delighted to cooperate with AOpen and believe that C-sign’s strengths are complementing AOpen’s platform capabilities, resulting in a true synergy. AOpen has extensive experience in the digital signage sphere, and a wide distributors network that can distribute C-sign to numerous businesses across the United States. The integration of Digital Engine’s quality and ease of operation, with C-sign’s unique features, opens new horizons for small and medium businesses.”

Dale Tsai, President of AOpen America added “C-sign is a perfect answer to the growing interest of SMBs in digital signage solutions, and it will enable us to meet more closely the needs of this sector,” said “C-nario brings a wealth of expertise in the digital signage arena and a reputation as a supplier of advanced solutions that are both practical and reliable. The combined solution meets the requirements of SMBs for user-friendly digital signage solutions at an affordable price.”

About AOpen

AOpen is the leader in ultra small form factor (uSFF) computing solution, and a provider of a complete array of digital signage technologies for streamlined, end-to-end solutions in consumer-grade environments. The company provides scalable technologies ranging from cost-efficient media players to Digital Engine™ and XC Mini flagship lines. AOpen also provides online content for download and content creation services, as well as cloud computing solutions.