Posted: Mon, August 10, 2020
2020 has brought some unexpected shifts in the display market, increasing demand for laptops and home screens, while causing a dip in the smartphone sales while many retail outlets have been shuttered. But one constant for manufacturers is the need for production-line inspection to ensure quality.
Posted: Mon, August 3, 2020
Digital signage has had a growing presence in public spaces since the 1990s, and is now commonplace in airports, shopping malls, sports venues, medical facilities, and anywhere that information or advertising can be displayed. MicroLED display technology promises to enable larger display screen sizes than ever before and is poised to future of high-end display walls and large-scale digital sigange.
Posted: Mon, July 27, 2020
Humans experience the world through our five senses: hearing, sight, taste, smell, and touch. We tend to be visually-oriented, taking in much of our information about the world through our eyes. Virtual reality aims to create an immersive experience for users by filling their entire field of view. But incorporating other sensory input can enhance the visual display aspect to create more vivid experiences - called "XR" for Extended Reality.
Posted: Mon, July 20, 2020
Microdisplays using liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) are emerging for use in AR/VR devices, head-up-displays (HUDs), and head-mounted displays (HMDs), along with many other applications of LCoS, a spatial light modulation techology.
Posted: Mon, July 13, 2020
Interior cabin lighting—from overhead reading lights to emergency strips on the floor—are vital to passenger comfort and safety during air travel. New airline lighting trends such as LEDs and "mood lighting" are improving the passenger experience and introducing new efficiency and cost savings for airlines.
Posted: Mon, July 6, 2020
From lasers and holograms to electron microscopes and contact lenses, some of the most significant technologies in everyday use have been made possible by aspects of optical science. New research and breakthroughs continue to advance knowledge and expand the applications of optics; this blog takes a look at some recent advancements.
Posted: Mon, June 29, 2020
Electromagnetic radiation from the sun--including both the visible light spectrum, and invisible wavelengths such as infrared and ultraviolet--is all around us. Recently scientists have found many uses for certain parts of the light spectrum, such as tapping into the UV spectrum's ability to kill germs, and the beneficial effects of certain green wavelengths to humans.
Posted: Mon, June 15, 2020
We take a look at some of the latest VR headsets. Continuing development of hardware and technology are making VR experiences more immersive and interactive than ever before, and putting the cost of systems within range for the mass market.
Posted: Mon, June 8, 2020
Backlit symbols are used on airplanes and in automobiles to ensure visibility even when a vehicle is operated in dark ambient light conditions. Vision Inspection Pack (VIP) is a new software add-on to TrueTest that enables precision measurement and inspection of luminance, color, and other characteristics of backlit icons, text, and shapes.
Posted: Mon, June 1, 2020
The interior lighting of an automobile has both a functional and aesthetic purpose. Ambient light can affect driver focus and thus safety, and lighting features like buttons and controls can make it easier to operate a vehible at night. With the advent of LEDs and other new technology automotive designers are creating new and innovative lighting approaches—that must be rigorously tested to conform with industry standards.