"These products are not allowed to be sold to customers"
Why would you say this when PicoPro is certified and can be purchased on Amazon Europe?
PicoPro (Celluon) can be purchased on Amazon UK, Ireland, Italy, Spain, France, and Deutschland. No restriction with that.
Slow to announce new products, Sony says nada about Q4 MPCL1 (PicoP) sales.
Maybe they're holding out for PicoP. My guess is their spur-of-the-moment concept is not so great.
Last two Twitter posts:
Jesse Chittilapally @Jesse_Jose 11 hours ago
#Navdy Whats up with u guys !! No Blogs since Oct 2015, Expecting to have shipments from Jan !! Is it a start for #NavdyLoseMoney
Adriaan Allers @adriaanallers Jan 22
#Navdy, where is my device? And why the silence? Not ONE customer message to say that they are now the happy owner of a Navdy?
Navdy U.S. patent application published today for dash-mounted HUD.
Title: Compact Heads-Up Display System.
Karl Guttag listed as one of six inventors. LBS identified in embodiments as "suitable". Unique advantages of LBS also discussed.
snow, actually LG and Hitachi have quietly developed LBS, practically from the ground up. Or so their patents suggest. They've disclosed their own MEMS and optical design, image quality, etc. It appears to dominate their current involvement in laser-based tech. MicroVision is acknowledged. See my post from Tuesday. Three more U.S. patents granted.
The item protruding from the slot is labeled a battery--but no one can confirm what it is.
I was reminded of this LG patent describing a mobile phone that slides open to reveal a projector:
U.S. Patent 8,462,262 Portable terminal having a projection unit
This LG patent drawing of a slide-open projection feature bears a resemblance:
The patent also describes a detachable battery connected to the phone’s bottom.
Other LG patent embodiments for mobile terminals show a detachable holo-screen. This patent comes closest to the sliding form factor appearing in the G5 leak, imo. Probably a coincidence.
Hitachi-LG Data Storage started with read-write optical drives.
"Hitachi-LG Data Storage (HLDS), a joint venture between Hitachi and LG, is a manufacturer of DVD and Blu-ray disk drives for desktop and notebook computers. Founded in late 2000..."
The Hitachi-LG partnership was awarded three LBS projection-related patterns today.
The first patent, "Scanning type projector", covers optical path architecture to improve internal transmittance and reflectance.
The second patent, "Optical module and scan-type image projection display device", addresses stabilizing the effects of internal heat on image quality and laser diode longevity through improved radiator design.
The third, "Image display device", has to do with facilitating white balance adjustment in low brightness through temperature sensing and regulation (my take)
"I don't understand the "Sanko drive" comment"
Maybe this is in reference to a person.
Tom Sanko was VP of Marketing at MicroVision from 2001-2006. He is CEO of his own management consulting firm, Sanko & Associates Management.
From Linkedin profile:
"As a senior executive/CEO and as a consultant, I help startups and development stage companies bring innovative and disruptive products to market to create revenues and profits...
...As the principal of sanko::strategic Management Consulting, I develop business plans, strategic plans, go-to-market plans, and market development plans for startups and development stage companies. As a start-up CEO, I also prepare and present Executive Summaries and Investor Presentations/Pitches to Angel Investors, corporate partners, and other early stage investors and investment groups for investment capital and seed fundraising..."
Dream Shadow is an intriguing company name. I wonder if they’re aware of the english translation?
In Asia, shadow puppetry preceded motion pictures. The Chinese character for “shadow” is synonymous with “movie”. Likewise, a synonym for the Chinese character for “dream” is “vision”.
Under Company Profile, the first two Chinese characters, when entered independently in Google Translate produce, “Dream Movies”.
Entered as an entire paragraph, Google translate reads as follows:
“Dream Shadow Laser Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. is a micro-laser imaging technology and mobile display terminal equipment research and development, production and sales of high-tech enterprises”
A few snippets:
“...Dream Shadow imaging technology will overturn, causing audiovisual revolution.
...Under the premise of protecting intellectual property rights, to ensure product quality, the dream shadow technology with Japan's Sony Corp. reached a cooperation agreement micro-machining laser imaging module, the first batch of products off the assembly line at the Sony plant...
...Dream Shadow Technology and Germany's Siemens to discuss automated production lines, ready to lead the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park in Shanghai, to create a "micro laser Zhangjiang Industrial Park", and strive to fight the micro dream shadow technology leader in the field of laser imaging...”
From the last paragraph:
“...Dream Shadow technology will be incorporated in the national strategy for the Internet...
...Some of the historical mission of good corporate citizenship, creating social value. Achieve "China Dream, Chinese shadow," the grand goal...”
According to the specs, the optional indirect (RGB full color) lighting unit feature contributes an additional power consumption of 11 watts, indicating a relatively small secondary lighting device of some sort. For example, MP-CL1’s power consumption is listed as DC5 V/1.5 A--or ~7.5 watts.
Sony press release today.
This appears to be an advanced offshoot of the ceiling light (with projection) product Sony previously included in their LifeSpace UX presentation at CES.
One of two models described in product specifications includes an “indirect light” feature with “RGB full color”. This wording differs from the direct LED lighting unit specs.
Product to go on sale in Japan.
A slick product presentation (with more detailed specs) can be accessed from their press release page.
Distinctive styling. I'm guessing the leather-ish looking surface is a touchpad/user interface? Also, catchy product name, imo.