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Transparent LCD display case

Here is a new video of our latest 21.5″ Transparent LCD display case which is perfect for exhibit and retail settings. This is a new version of this Transparent LCD display case comes with a very slick finish (with either metal or as in this video  glass sides) and can be offered as a non touch or with PCAP touch technology (like phones/tablets) implemented.

See below a choice of sizes and options.

Display size   21.5″ 23.8″(24″)
Dimensions 515×395(h)x300(d)mm 515×415(h)x385(d)mm 550×415(h)x300(d)mm 550×435(h)x385(d)mm
Resolution   1920 x 1080p 1920 x 1080p 1920 x 1080p 1920 x 1080p
Input   USB, HDMI USB, HDMI USB, HDMI USB, HDMI
Power   220V 220V 220V 220V
Case finish   metal (3sides) glass (3sides) metal (3sides) glass (3sides)
Colour   white or black white or black white or black white or black

 

 

 

Will an interactive touch screen solution be bespoke to my brand?

Here is a very informative and a very nice article to read whether interactive touch screens and its content fit your brand.

A snippet: “Not all touchscreen developers are equal. Some developers – usually ones that specialise more in the hardware side of things – offer templates that can be adapted to suit your needs, but won’t necessarily be bespoke to your brand, or give the level of interactivity you require.

We would recommend staying away from templated experiences as they can be clunky and less intuitive to use – plus, they won’t necessarily stand out as being particularly unique, or delivering the best experience or representation of your brand.

Instead, look at interactive agencies – or touchscreen specialists – who understand branding. Check out their previous work; do they seem to understand branding in their examples? Are their touchscreen experiences well-designed with strong branding?

Ask them if they’re prepared to work with your brand agency or internal team to ensure a consistent brand language. A good agency or specialist should be adept and comfortable with either option.

However, it’s wise to remember that touchscreens have their own design rules, so you must be able to trust the touchscreen agency to work with your brand. You need to be flexible enough to allow them to adapt brand language to work within an interactive touchscreen.”

Read it here.

 

ISE 2018

ISE 2018.

Last year we gave ISE a miss due to work commitments, but also because Touchez had been there 5 times in a row already. This year we went for 2 days to see what was happening. Like every other ISE we had been to the LG stand was our first port of call. We were pleasantly surprised once entering the hall and seeing that on the stand Transparent OLED had made a comeback, both Samsung and LG had stopped producing them for more than a year and compared to normal Transparent LCD screen the difference is huge when it comes to quality of the content.

 

 

LG Transparent OLED screen, ISE 2018. Pic.: Bartolomy.

Then the curved OLED wall was something else, no doubt many companies enquired about this…..

LG Curved OLED Wall ISE 2018. Pic.: Bartolomy.

Overall many major brands have focused on the so called collaborative work environment, something that was already put forward with multitouch tables 8 years ago. But in this case most stands had copied the Microsoft Surface Hub in part and one needs to ask what the point is with trying to copy this concept in part compared to the MS Surfacehub which uses all its products which are used within most companies.

Hypervision  a London based company whose stand pulled in a lot of spectators showed a hologram-style of technology which needs some fine tuning, but overall is a great little crowd puller for exhibits, and for small and medium sized businesses as a display on their outer walls once a weather proof version becomes available. For inside a window display this would look pretty good with that so called novelty factor. True Holograms like Princess Leia in Star Wars I are still way off, but one day….

 

Overall a pretty good expo, but we are wondering whether there is too much of the same. There was very little RFID and gesture controlled situations i/e and we did not see any social media being utilised yet so many attendees are Facebooking and Tweeting and with a screen fest like this there ought to be more variety in interaction than just looking. As after walking around for a few hours content fatigue creeps in and people hardly pay any more attention to what is on the screens, more importantly they are not engaged at all any more and this is where more immersive technologies are needed, especially with the bigger brands.

 

Transparent Fridge section updated.

Transparent Fridge section updated.


Recently our Korean partner and manufacture had brought out new and up to date models of the 24″, 32″ and 49 inch transparent fridges. This time they include LGP (Light Guide Plate) technology. This is beneficial for companies who use dark bottles (i/e Budweiser, Coke and Pepsi) and gives a much better and above all crispier graphic display viewing.

Please go HERE to read all about it with videos and specification sheets for the three transparent LCD fridges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BBC does it again

This time the Beeb purchased a slightly larger panel from us (32″) and used it for their program Will Britain Ever Have a Prime Minister featuring David Harewood. The difference this time compared to the Horizon program “The Dark Web” was that the graphics and David Harewood had a much more prevalent presence. Check out the video below.

Personally I find the usage transparent LCD screens in combination with  people and its graphical content a very interesting approach and opens the door for more opportunities than just highlighting a product.

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_UkKD0SFdU[/embedyt]

 

Sept 2017 Update

Greetings,

 

it has been a bit quiet on this website  and that is because we have been busy on the installation front for the first half of the year where we ended up collaborating with a larger company on 2 large scale projects: one a major online fashion retailer and a very large TV company as well. Since we are only a small company we have been told that mum’s the word, so we will leave it at that.

Then accident struck to director Bart Kamp who ended up being hospitalised for just over three months and who is still in recovery, although not for much longer. In the mean time the website will be updated  over the next few weeks so keep re-checking.

NEC Screen Event 2016

This year’s NEC Screen Event was held in the Millbank Tower. It must be difficult trying to find a different space in London that is exciting to visit year upon year, we do not mean this in a negative way more as to the challenge to organise an event of this statue year upon year in an exciting environment. This was our fifth visit in a row, and the ones held in the o2 arena (2012) and the Velodrome (2014) were the most exciting ones to visit. The o2 because it was dark and the screens were king and the Velodrome due to its location and also due to the space to walk around.

Upon arrival visitors were encouraged to go into a small theatre to view a 3 minute movie which involved projection mapping, what was painstakingly obvious was the blending showed some horrible lines on the background, a little more thought regarding to that specific aspect for a better finish wouldn’t go amiss.

NEC Screen Event 2016-1

Space-wise the Millbank Tower’s 28th and 29th floor at times felt cramped to walk through and actually view what was on offer from a comfortable distance, in most cases you would stand in the walkway trying to take a good look with people passing by. The increasing heat didn’t help either and the elevators resembled a sauna at some times.

The screens as usual LUSH, but our grievance was the content fatigue that has crept in. In the retail area one company showed the very same RFID application  they had shown the year before at Vinopolis’ NEC Screen event 2015.

Control rooms again just haven’t changed much, except the conflict scenario showing the world was about to engage in some heavy duty skirmishing (sadly confined to one single screen), let’s hope it doesn’t come to that fellas.

We would have loved to see some scenario involved with mapping and multitouch in conjunction with live data and the interaction with it. From a scenario p.o.v. it all felt rather meagre. Multitouch would speed reaction times and increase analytical progress as well.

NEC Screen Event 2016-3

Multitouch technology itself  was on some tables and a wall or two. One table allowed sending the content to a 2×2 wall. Nifty but a cable does all the work and standard multitouch software packages already have this feature enabled. Bit more RFID/NFC interaction with mobile handsets taking brochures home would have livened it all up a tad more. The design of the tables itself….mwah.

Lunch consisted of a lunch box and this also meant that visitors wanted to sit down, and even though there were some seating areas it just wasn’t enough. Many stood at the bars to eat their lunch. The wraps were tasty though!

NEC Screen Event 2016-2

The Baanto multitouch technology allowed for direct interaction without another layer of glass in front of it which ought to be a plus. While we gave it a try it worked ok, A positive was the fact that  that the wall was right next to a set of windows with plenty of daylight coming in and it did a decent job, not as responsive as in light controlled conditions but decent.. But from a UX p.o.v. one would have to ask whether working with content on a wall with thin bezels, which were not mounted flush is a more pleasant way to interact with, than on one solid piece of glass in front of it. Personally I’d stick with a glass front until this is fine tuned.

NEC Screen Event 2016-4

Having panels not flush mounted is a big no, but what was more off putting was cable management, plenty of situations where cables were just dangling underneath screens. This sounds pedantic, but AV is where it ends and what is the point putting screens up that cost a fair bundle and then have the power lead not fastened behind the stand or screen and just hanging loose underneath.

We personally would like to see some more dare with content at the next event as we have “seen it all before” is becoming a fact . We are also well aware that this industry and its clients are conservative, but at the same time there is plenty of content about that could fill those screens and immerse the visitors a lot more.

See you next year!