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Laval Virtual extends its vision

April 25th 2017

The fortunes of the Laval Virtual conference are reflecting the interests in its headline technologies Virtual Reality, Augment Reality, and whatever lies in between. It’s booming. Last year the conference held in Laval, France, an easy train ride south west of Paris, saw a boost in attendance to 15,500, and this year attendance jumped to 17,000 according to early estimates.

Exhibits at Laval Virtual had been dominated by European companies in the visualization fields, and there are plenty of them but this year Microsoft took a big role with the Hololens. The show also saw participation from startups, systems integrators, and everything in between.

Of game consoles, VR and all that jazz

Techwatch April 18th 2017

The difference between selling and promising The seemingly unbridled enthusiasm for gaming in VR continues even the face of the disappointing sales results, unresolved technical and physiological problems (that may never be solved), and turmoil in the biggest, most visible company in VR. In the face of all that, new conferences pop up like cheap trendy clothing in a store front.  Despite persistent concerns that ac¬ceptance of Virtual Reality (VR) de¬vices may be falling short of initial ex¬pectations—even with recent positive sales numbers—a recent study by Magid (Frank N.

Mimesys wins the Grand Prix at Laval Virtual

Mimesys is the first holographic communication platform was awarded the the Grand Prix at Laval Virtual 2017. Mimesys provides a SDK to integrate life-scale conversation between holographic humans in any VR or AR project. Read the complete article

It’s time to think about things that last.

One of the pioneers takes a look back Apple’s QuickTime 1.0 was completed on December 9th 1991, and the 25th anniversary of that game-changing technology is this year. There are very few architectures that anyone can think of that have survived for that period of time and continue to make a Click here to read this news article

My customer, my supplier

Subscriptions open the portals for media flow Today, Adobe is rolling out new improvements in its Creative Cloud services. Because Adobe’s products span so many creative industries — photography, graphic arts, illustration, video production, movie production, marketing, audio, and all the jobs that fit somewhere in between&mdash Click here to read this blog entry

Portrait Displays synergic acquisition of SpectraCal

Adding color analysis to color correct makes total sense Portrait Displays has been supplying visual enhancement software applications and middleware solutions for the computer display industry for almost two decades but didn’t have a closed-loop system. Customers relied on third parties to measure the results (at the screen). Click here to read this blog entry

Why I go to COFES - It’s not for the wine

I’ve gone to COFES for the past 10 or 15 years, I can’t remember, and don’t care. When Brad first started it he tried to get me to come, but I was either too busy or too cheap. When I finally got my lazy butt to Click here to read this blog entry