Monday, December 28, 2015

Marines will get more lethal, reliable SMAW in 2016

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/military/tech/2015/12/22/marines-get-more-lethal-reliable-smaw-2016/77364406/

AMAZING Magic Leap Game Demo | augmented | augmented reality app | what ...

HANDS-ON WITH MICROSOFT HOLOLENS BETA HMD (FOV unthrilling)

http://vrfocus.com/archives/26919/hands-on-with-microsoft-hololens-beta-hmd/

Virtual Reality is ready to launch, but could it crash and burn?

http://www.digitaltrends.com/virtual-reality/virtual-reality-is-on-the-verge-of-launch-but-still-has-a-long-way-to-go/?utm_content=buffer520b4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Blue Christmas

Monday, December 21, 2015

Lithuania requests Javelin FMS (eMagin Display in the CLU-Raytheon)

More and more Javelin is being recognized for it's ability to surveil.

https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/landwarfareintl/us-considers-javelin-missiles-sale-lithuania/

The Promise of Virtual Reality is Starting to Look Very Real

http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/innovation/promise-virtual-reality-starting-look-very-real-n482631

X25 Thermal Imaging Rifle Scope for Hog Hunting – ON SALE $4,980! (OLED SVGA)

Yes, you have achieved porcine overmatch, will there be anything left to eat?

http://www.x20.org/product/x25-thermal-hunting-scope/

Microsoft's mixed reality is for developers, not the public

http://www.engadget.com/2015/12/17/microsoft-hololens-is-for-developers-not-the-public/

Where is wearable computing heading in 2016?


http://www.cio.com.au/article/591065/where-head-mounted-devices-heading-2016/

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Army Developing New Sensors and Lasers for Infantry Troops May 2013

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/archive/2013/May/Pages/ArmyDevelopingNewSensorsandLasersforInfantryTroops.aspx

Red River (5/11) Movie CLIP - A Costly Stampede (1948) HD

FWS is partitoned in Three Categories

Individual, Crew-Served and Sniper, Sculley mentioned submitting proposals  for two programs Crew-Served (.50 cal, Manpad, M25 etc) and Sniper. NOT the Individual WS for the M4. That these would be split between the two companies, Kopin and eMagin is keeping with PEO's procurement philosophy of keeping critical component manufacturers in the game and competing. Take a chill pill dude.

Kopin did not buy any shares

"You're not LaBoeuf"

rooster is closer.

Looking for Smaller Glasses and Higher Resolution..Palmer Luckey Discusses VR’s Bright Future And The Barriers In Its Way

FBL, Don't Waterboard Yourself

CFO is very approachable.

Friday, December 18, 2015

PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT (To Prospectus dated June 25, 2014)

http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1046995/000101376215001179/f424b5121715a_emagin.htm

Tip of the hat to FBL:WAVEOPTICS COMPLETES FUNDING ROUND

The funds will be used to enhance WaveOptics’ position in the AR market with a focus on increasing its market penetration in enterprise and accelerating its level of engagement in the consumer market. WaveOptics’ objective is to become the enabler for the mass adoption of wearable AR.

http://www.waveoptics.co.uk/latest-news/

Monday, December 14, 2015

More Irony

Ironic

I Read the List so You Don't Have To...#1 is the General Category... Virtual Reality

Expected and Unexpected Benefits of Adopting Smart Glasses in Field Service

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/expected-unexpected-benefits-adopting-smart-glasses-field-ferguson

In Virtual Reality Headsets, Investors Glimpse the Future (more like a fleeting glance)

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/14/technology/in-virtual-reality-headsets-investors-glimpse-the-future.html?partner=IFTTT&_r=0

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Thursday, December 10, 2015

My Question du Jour, pretty much every damn Jour

eMagin iHMD Captures 31% in VR Awareness Survey

Blippar Is Building a Wikipedia of the Physical World

Oculus Rift takes sick kids beyond the hospital - C.S. Mott Children's H...

eMagin-> Dan Cui-> Kip Kokanakis-> Waveoptics-> Blippar

HTC's Vive headset still more virtual than reality

http://www.cnet.com/news/htcs-vive-headset-still-more-virtual-than-reality/

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

You have to click the OLED-Info Link to the Right Once in a While to see if Lurker or Frank Post Something, always informative (Used Without Permission)

Lurker
Wave Optics
seems to be developing same stuff as Everysight.  Elbit is to Everysight like BAE is to WaveOptics, well kinda sorta.
Blippar is invested into WaveOptics, 10 to 20 percent

Kip Kokinakis was hired by Emagin but yet still lists as working at WaveOptics.  Furthermore, other friendships exist between Dan and WaveOptics.
So, they might be using Emagin tech since BAE is know to have used them.
and , it is believed that WaveOptics already has major clients in "Motor Manufacturing, Healthcare and Gaming"

Rod Taylor (AMD Alliance)..How Virtual Reality Is Revolutionizing Storytelling

https://medium.com/@RoyTaylor/how-virtual-reality-is-revolutionizing-storytelling-54eb9a0cc343#.9kgr7bblq

Looking for a little bit more...

Microsoft HoloLens: Partner Spotlight with Autodesk Fusion 360

Microsoft HoloLens: What Developers Need to Know to Build Apps

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Frank Responds to Lurker

Frankenberry
GF & AMD close partners
GLOBALFOUNDRIES Achieves 14nm FinFET Technology Success for Next-Generation AMD Products
As a result of this milestone, GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ silicon-proven technology is planned to be integrated into multiple AMD products that address the growing need for high-performance, power-efficient compute and graphics technologies across a broad set of applications, from personal computers to data centers to immersive computing devices.
Key phrase - "immersive computing devices"

Looting some interesting speculation from Lurker and Frank from OLED-INFO

Lurker
I changed my mind about AMD,
I changed my mind about AMD, based on some linkedin information.  I believe they are the tier one helping eMagin get foundry support.  BTW, the Radeon Technologies Group (RTG) is a newly formed group of AMD under Raja Koduri, focusing on VR and AR.  RTG works closely with Oculus.  The focus groups talked about in the CC made me wonder if Oculus was involved with eMagin and Andrew has some LinkedIn activity with FB/Oculus, as well as Dan with John Carmack. To say the least, Oculus has eMagin on their radar and I feel like I am only wishing for more involvement, we'll see.  There is stronger evidence of an AMD eMagin link.  It seems to me AMD/RTG may be courting eMagin to build a nice HMD to help show off AMD's hardware.  AMD foundry is Global Foundries and TMSC.  I think eMagin is working with Global Foundries.  I find it interesting the last CC Andrew says "..so significant investment would have to be in equipment. And whether that comes from the customers or foundry partners, either one of those makes sense to us." 
So we have the 2k x 2k coming down the pike for VR, and the other one I will assume is going to be SXGA096, just because it makes economic sense.
I am very confident that EverySight is eMagin inside.  My confidence comes because Andrew is friends with Lance Berk on Linkedin and because of the history of Elbit and eMagin.  As far as the market goes, Recon Jet was 65k units sold over a period of a few years.  With FWS coming in 2016 possibly 20k units and Everysight coming with similar volume, hopefully we have a better year of revenue coming in 2016.  
I lastly comment on other companies I wonder about:  Google, Microsoft, and Intel.  Google glass two is appearing to be without an Oled version for now, but I'll continue to hope.  Microsoft Hololens seems to likely be LCOS, since they come from ODG tech, but there is some hope there as well. Lastly, I mention Intel only because of some Linkedin activity.

MICROSOFT SOUND DESIGNER TEASES HOLOLENS PROJECT (Warning : Mime Content)

http://vrfocus.com/archives/25820/microsoft-sound-designer-teases-hololens-project/

Google Venture’s Investment Strategy and Outlook for Virtual Reality (with Interview with Joe Kraus)

http://www.roadtovr.com/google-ventures-investment-strategy-outlook-virtual-reality/?utm_content=buffer75e23&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Monday, November 30, 2015




Of course no AWE China Videos


Call me "Dan the Invisible Man" Cui

made it out of the country.

Google Aura

http://pimg-fpiw.uspto.gov/fdd/67/950/091/0.pdf

Nothing Yet


http://ces16.mapyourshow.com/7_0/search.cfm?srch-type=keyword&srch-query=eMagin&srch-showresults=true&CFID=146619375&CFTOKEN=13094ceadb222653-6FB3AC55-BC95-6527-51B0C5934E591D6C

Thursday, November 19, 2015

These smartglasses don't make you look like a cyborg, while giving you pilot-level stats

The CEO of Everysight, Asaf Ashkenazi said in a company release that this is just the beginning. “Raptor is the first step in our greater plan to create a full line of smartglasses.” Something to look forward to for those who aren’t into biking.

Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/sports/everysight-raptor-cycling-smartglasses-announced-and-dont-look-bad/#ixzz3rwOw5F2P
Follow us: @digitaltrends on Twitter | digitaltrendsftw on Facebook

Worth Repeating/ re Elbit Everysight

Scully seems to have given a big hint in that direction.

Scully 3rd Qtr 2015
One of the areas requiring our R&D effort is augmented reality, or AR. Higher brightness is required for some application. And here, the easiest one to understand immediately that we are involved with is the display in an aircraft that – aircraft helmet that reflects off a visor in front of the pilot’s eyes. And again, as you probably remember, this is I have got to see icons on the screen, so I don’t have to take my eyes off the outside world and I have to compete against sunlight. And in night, it has to do full night vision. And this is for both military and commercial aviation. And I will remind you that there is a company, one of the
four top companies working on commercial.
But think for a minute about a consumer application. If that same image can be reflected off a pair of sunglasses, it wouldn’t need to be as bright and you and I could have augmented reality on our glasses, our sunglasses and this is where the 800 nit color OLED architecture could be important for these AR applications and also for applications in the industrial segment like inside a warehouse, etcetera.

Jeff R's #eSightMoment

Emily tries eSight

We are Everysight - www.everysight.com

SMARTVIZX LAUNCHES VR SOLUTIONS FOR BUSINESS

http://vrfocus.com/archives/25139/smartvizx-launches-vr-solutions-for-business/

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

EYEWEAR VIEWING DEVICE Thomas Richard Davies, London (GB); Kenny W.Y. Chow, North Point (HK); and Kenneth A. Kokinakis, Naples, FL (US) Assigned to Kopin Corporation, Westborough, MA (US) Filed by Kopin Corporation, Westborough, MA (US)

Why would he leave for a Dead-End Job at eMagin? Is he chugging Ouzo 24-7?
http://www.uspto.gov/web/patents/patog/week36/OG/html/1418-2/USD0738373-20150908.html

APX Labs Grabs $13 Million For Enterprise Smart Glasses Platform

http://techcrunch.com/2015/11/18/apx-labs-grabs-13-million-for-enterprise-smart-glasses-platform/

Has Google Revealed its VR Trojan Horse?

http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/NeilSchneider/20151117/259487/Has_Google_Revealed_its_VR_Trojan_Horse.php

MidwayUSA Brings on Armasight (eMagin Displays in Armasight Thermal Products)

http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2015/11/12/786772/10156189/en/MidwayUSA-Brings-on-Armasight.html

MILLOG LISA animation

How Appropriate, Milipol in Paris Exhibition This Week, New Fused Sight From Qioptiq (eMagin Inside)

good chance this sight or other Qioptiq Sight was used in the pre-dawn raid to kill or capture suspected organizer of Paris Attack.

http://www.miltechmag.com/2015/11/milipol-2015-qioptiq-showcases-new.html

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Looks a lot like Skylens, I Mean Hololens

don't it?  Didn't Sculley mentioned AR + Sunglasses a few times in the recent Conference Call from Hell?

Elbit Everysight

http://www.everysight.com/

This Israeli Defense Company Is Making Smartglasses (Raptor) for Cyclists (Competition for Recon et al)

calling Elbit a "Drone Maker" is like saying BMW makes Steering Wheels.

http://www.thestreet.com/story/13367761/1/this-israeli-defense-company-is-making-smartglasses-for-cyclists.html


Facebook’s Engineering Executive on the Evolution of the Oculus Rift

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/11/13/facebooks-engineering-executive-on-the-evolution-of-the-oculus-rift/?mod=blog_flyover

FACEBOOK WANTS TO ‘FIGURE OUT MOBILE AR, VR COMBO DEVICE ‘WILL BE HARD’ (Especially with a Cell Phone Sized Display)

http://vrfocus.com/archives/25063/facebook-wants-to-figure-out-mobile-ar-vr-combo-device-will-be-hard/

Using Virtual Reality to Teach Tomorrow’s Engineers

http://www.engineering.com/Education/EducationArticles/ArticleID/10990/Using-Virtual-Reality-to-Teach-Tomorrows-Engineers.aspx

Google Glass team is working on a wearable that isn't glasses

http://www.theverge.com/2015/11/16/9747058/google-glass-project-aura-wearable-glasses-no-screen

3 Things NVIDIA Corporation Management Wants You to Know

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2015/11/16/3-things-nvidia-corporation-management-wants-you-t.aspx

Monday, November 16, 2015

Vets Dealing with PTSD, eMagin Z800 HMD, Let's Get the iHMD into Service, Deserve the Best

http://www.wcvb.com/news/doctors-using-virtual-reality-to-help-vets-heal-from-wounds-of-war/36400558

GUILLERMO DEL TORO | Virtual Reality | TIFF15

PlayStation VR panel discussion at #PlayStationPGW

I didn't notice that Cui's "Toys in Development" Tweet

carried the #hashtag "augmentedreality" so  I assume an AR Glasses prototype is to be revealed in the indefinite future. Not the recent CC from Hell but the previous contained a nuanced reference to eMagin AR Glasses as a product in waiting.

Sierra Pacific Inc Lower Res Cameras LCD, High Res eMagin OLED

http://www.x20.org/thermal-scopes-spi/

http://www.x20.org/

Brands Look Far and Wide for a Niche in Virtual Reality NOV. 15, 2015

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/16/business/media/brands-look-far-and-wide-for-a-niche-in-virtual-reality.html?_r=0

Friday, November 13, 2015

Who is they?, this part of the discourse somewhat convinces that the identity of the Tier 1 is known as prep is underway to get them in the door. Whoever them is. Fingers crossed, it's not a bill of goods

Now the expansion of capacity I mentioned above will not handle the volumes this year once tell us they will need. But it is a needed step for our current customers and these are both display customers and development customers and it’s also needed for the HMD group. It is a first step in preparation, however for the Tier 1s demand. Improving our current efforts will allow the better design of next generation equipment for implementation with the foundry partner. With this in mind, we are discussing these markets with a number of potential partners. We are also searching for a new VP of manufacturing with a background in scaling up processes similar to our OLED display processes. We have hired a new CFO, Jeff and very happy to have him with us and he comes to us with great manufacturing experience, including scale of efforts. These efforts today are needed for our future success in AR and VR markets. And they are clearly needed for our success today and in the near-term next year.

I can imagine Mr. Murdock from First Washington

hunched over his computer hitting the SELL Button.  AS offered a shoulder to cry on but Murdock seems to grizzled to take consolation in that.

Mr. Cui Throws a Bunch of Carrots Into the Donkeys Feed Bin

Oppenheimer Reiterates a Perform Rating on eMagin (Gotta land one big one)

Otherwise eMagin Flounders

Uerkwitz noted, “EMAN reported 3Q15 earnings with a weak top-line performance as management diverted resources away from production into development contracts. This theme will likely continue as management believes future product revenue opportunities hinge on these contracts. Bottom line: eMagin’s end goal is to land one large customer. In the meantime the company will continue to fine tune and improve its microdisplays and land small scale government contracts. We reiterate our view that significant near- term revenue contribution from consumer AR/VR is unlikely due to design cycle and capacity constraints.”


Kip and Dan Go Way Back

Kip assigned to lead the iHMD Project, Dan presumably heading the "other" HMD project likely to be AR Glasses.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kip-kokinakis-56507025

New report explores the global head mounted display (hmd) market report to 2020

The Goal Posts Are Ever Moving

https://www.whatech.com/market-research/industrial/107896-new-report-explores-the-global-head-mounted-display-hmd-market-report-to-2020?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Kip COO of Waveoptics, Partner with Blippar

http://www.waveoptics.co.uk/

Kip Co-Invented a Patent With None Other for John CC Fan, Pupil Probably

http://patents.justia.com/inventor/kenneth-a-kokinakis

Kenneth "Kip" Kokinakis

http://www.venturedeal.com/Executives/Kenneth-Kokinakis-Myvu-Chief%20Executive%20Officer-Profile

We need MORE than Question Marks Today

Augmented and Virtual Reality Panel

NextVR..Comcast, Time Warner Invest in Virtual Reality

http://www.wsj.com/articles/comcast-time-warner-invest-in-virtual-reality-1447274523

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Jesse Schell’s 40 predictions for VR by 2025 (Prediction #51, We Should Pretty Much Know Where eMagin Stands By 2025)

http://uploadvr.com/jesse-schells-40-predictions-for-vr-by-2025/

Tahj Mowry dishes on the latest in virtual reality in 360

Night-Vision System for Army Soldiers Demands Unusual Collaboration Between Industry Archrivals ( No not eMagin and Kopin)



Kopin was touting qualifying their displays for FWS-1 but the dual qualifying is a common PEO protocol in case one manufacturer falters in hitting their scheduled delivery or something unforeseen happens e.g. wire bond. Competition is good.  These devices do and will contain eMagin OLED displays.

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=2014


Soundcloud...Layla Mah, Invention of AMD Liquid VR on Why VR Makes Certain Folks Queasy

https://soundcloud.com/whatshesaid167/virtual-reality-architect

Virtual reality app allows buyers to walk through an apartment before it’s built

http://www.domain.com.au/news/virtual-reality-app-allows-buyers-to-walk-through-an-apartment-before-its-built-20151111-gkvmxw/

So You Can Blame a Floyd Mayweather Punch to the Solar Plexus Instead of the Stupid Dive Mask for Throwing Up All Over the Floor

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