Posted: Mon, March 4, 2019
With rampant cybersecurity threats, keeping our digital information and devices secure has become a high priority for many. Facial recognition is one of the biometric authentication methods gaining popularity for its precision and convenience. The basis of newer 3D facial recognition systems is near-infrared (NIR) light.
Posted: Mon, February 18, 2019
If you’ve spent much time around the display industry recently, you’ve likely heard about something called quantum dots and new "QLED" technologies being used to create displays with brighter, more colorful, and more realistic visual images. Learn more about applications of quantum discoveries and nanotechnology in the display industry.
Posted: Mon, January 21, 2019
First there were LED displays, now microLEDs and miniLEDs have come on the scene, with examples of both types of displays seen in proliferation at the recent 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Understand what differentiates these small LED types and the various applications where they are—or soon will be—in use, from gaming displays and televisions, to augmented reality and exterior signage.
Posted: Mon, December 10, 2018
Virtual reality has been referred to as the “ultimate empathy machine” since it allows users to experience any situation from any point of view. Studies have shown that AR/VR can shift a user’s attitudes and feelings, increasing both self-confidence and compassion for others. The immersive nature of virtual reality is what makes for such a powerful experience, but only if the AR/VR device works as intended. Effective development and QA testing helps ensure display and performance quality.
Posted: Mon, November 26, 2018
Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) are the foundation of many futuristic-sounding display technologies. But these could be available sooner than you might think, thanks to recent innovative research and prototypes. Learn more about OLED capabilities, the latest OLED technical developments, and quality control considerations for OLED-based devices.
Posted: Mon, November 5, 2018
So much innovation is happening in the fields of augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) these days. Practical applications of augmented reality technology in particular are emerging in industries from manufacturing to medicine to museums. This week, we spotlight a few AR developments in industrial sectors that are part of the "Industry 4.0" revolution, including a segment in AIA Vision Online with insight provided by Radiant's own Doug Kreysar, Chief Solutions Officer.
Posted: Mon, September 10, 2018
Microdisplays—screens measuring less than two inches diagonally—have been used in applications such projection TVs, smart watches, and near-eye displays (NEDs). Offering very high resolution and brightness coupled with low energy use, they are poised to become more widespread as augmented reality devices, head-up displays (HUDs), and and head-mounted displays (HMDs) are gaining wider use in industries from consumer electronics, to medicine, to the military.
Posted: Fri, August 24, 2018
Light field technology is one of the latest approaches to giving virtual reality users the most immersive and realistic experience. In this blog post we discuss some of the challenges of creating VR content, the development of light field systems, and methods to ensure the quality of virtual reality displays.
Posted: Mon, August 13, 2018
The prospect of foldable smart phones has been lingering just over the horizon for a few years now, with hints and rumors, protoypes, but no product launches...yet. Will 2019 finally be the year when foldable smart phones reach the market place? What's been taking so long? One of the challenges with foldable screens has been low yields for production of OLED displays—the technology that underlies most foldable devices. Learn more about this challenge and how effective display testing can help improve manufacturing yields and device quality.
Posted: Mon, August 6, 2018
Head-up diplays (HUDs) are becoming more common in both automobiles and airplanes, helping to increase safety and reduce distractions for drivers and pilots. In aviation, HUDs have been used for decades in military planes, and are fairly commonplace in large commercial aircraft. But to ensure that HUDs are serving their purpose effectively, there are multiple considerations—design, form factor, symbology, display quality—that have to be carefully addressed.