Tuesday, September 19, 2017
F-35B/C pilots have begun testing new F-35 Gen III Helmet Mounted Display System with eye-popping Organic Light-Emitting Diode displays pic.twitter.com/R5IJPRKEaf— James Drew (@JamesDrewNews) September 18, 2017
Monday, September 18, 2017
Not exactly a ringing endorsement but we'll take it (not much in the way of particular knowledge of the sector but a dense Green Glow surrounds this company and his take makes sense as a cursory understanding)
Kopin, you might have to hand over those Dynasty vases you confiscated from the guy (you know) for this act of Industrial Espionage
Their new Twitter Sitter Has a Screw Loose, eMagin Inside! Thanks Jim (Just repeating crap and not knowing the products)
Friday, September 15, 2017
Six15s Darwin AR Glasses uses eMagin displays, I think all their hmds do as well, the ad looks a little like John Wick III but good gun ballet is hard to do
What if BAE and Elbit and Six15 came out of the wild blue yonder and showed the Silicon Valley types how to do this? Be cool
I wrote this 3 years ago so AS knows now the Army Air Corps became the USAF in 1941, yes, it's understandable as events in eManistan occur at glacial speed...(But the Kopinistas Truth Squad might be even slower to process this or are just in denial..."NO WE ARE NOT IN DENIAL!")
Customer Announcement AS gave us at the end of the Q&A. For the first time in public AS alluded to the JSF F-35 "situation" in reference to the cost of a Helmet in development he mentioned or words to the effect that the display in a $350,000 Helmet is not going to be inexpensive. Actually he was low-balling the cost. The recently cancelled BAE Helmet Program cost per Helmet was Approximately $350k. But Lockheed pressed hard for the Elbit Helmet and won the argument over a cost conscious Pentagon. The Elbit-Rockwell Helmet's cost is in the $500k neighborhood. I heard a rumor elsewhere that a better display is in the offing for the F-35. Sculley mentioned obliquely the program as not a large but one with a High Dollar Display, that fits, because I believe the display will cost north of $30k per. Testing for the F-35 is done at Pax River in Maryland, that fits and coincidentally Paxtuxent Naval Air Station is where the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) is Headquartered. And of course it is they who are footing the bill for the High Brightness Displays's development. I construe that the eMagin folks are looking forward to this not only for the high cost and high margins but it's a pretty damn prestigious placement. Thanks Andrew for the Missing Link. Army Air Corps, Air Force, Navy, so what.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
"Due to the rapidly expanding industrial base in virtual and augmented reality, and government advances in training technologies, the Army is moving out to seize an opportunity to augment readiness,” Col. Harold Buhl, Army Research Lab Orlando and Information and Communications Technology program manager, said in an Army release Aug. 8. “With STE, the intent is to leverage commercial advances with military specific technologies to provide commanders adaptive unit-specific training options to achieve readiness more rapidly and sustain readiness longer.”
Navy Lab Tests GunnAR Helmet with Bunker Hill Crew (Come a long way from when training was standing in a rowboat trying to hit a Clay Bird, little dated but trend for AR training for gunners is being embraced by the Navy)
Skylens. F-35, Apache. Lucas said that winning the F-35 Socket would open many doors, BAE is a natural. Incidentally, "Brick" said at Tailhook that there are more and better displays coming after the "Fix" accomplished with an eMagin OLED in the F-35
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Elbit was Marketing Skylens, Digital NV, Clearvision to the National Guard Last Week, Next Week, USAF w/addition of F-35 Helmet to the Booth
Monday, September 11, 2017
And always hyperbole, Super-Duper Performance and Extremely ,Incredibly Unbelieveably High Brightness Display,
Jack of All Displays Master of None, Really the Kopin "Let's Think of a Really Clever Name" Department Came Up with Brillian?, Looks Like a Typo, Sounds the Name of a Small Fish
|You want it ,we got it|
Friday, September 8, 2017
Only Irma Can Stop the New, Improved, Acceptable, Green Glow Free eMagin OLED in the Socket F-35 Helmet! (Green Glow Typically Occurs at Night Making it Difficult to See Certain Objects, Yeah! Like Aircraft Carriers, Thanks Lurker)
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Oppenheimer still views Himax as overvalued, keeps $4 price target ( Himax must have heard that Kopin was going to take all there sockets, oh no!, where are they going to take them!)
wait, Uerkwitz follows eMagin, not Kopin...
|ah, now it all makes sense|
Maybe, Kopin and RoadtoVR have some kind of a relationship $$$, can anyone picture eMagin Tweeting about their own stuff? Nah, me either. If they did they would quickly scurry into the closet place of concealment.
Anyone still expecting Apple to announce AR Glasses next week may be disapointed. Here’s why: https://t.co/bUy20aBtkA— Matt Miesnieks (@mattmiesnieks) September 7, 2017
Supporting Naval Aviation: Elbit Systems of America's Advanced Capabilities and Solutions on Display at Tailhook 2017..Enhanced naval aviator situational awareness for flight missions during day, night, and degraded visual environment.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Elbit/Everysight seems to have expectations for Raptor beyond Sports, this VuzixM300 looks pretty cumbersome, doesn't it?
More great uses for smartglasses. "AR glasses are giving airport ground staff superpowers on the runway" https://t.co/rQhiMb4ivL— Everysight (@goEverySight) September 6, 2017
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Air Force Academy Falcons Sign-On Now That They Have Faith in the F-35s Helmet's Operational Capability! Pretty Neat
Matt Miesnieks Has Changed His Opinion in the Last Year or So..There’s really not much point to AR products that only work indoors. The whole point of AR is that you can get out & about & wear them as part of your daily life. The optics need to work outdoors on sunny days, and be sharp enough to read text. FoV is less important to AR than VR as the utility use-cases aren’t as immersive as games which depend on peripheral vision. FoV mostly matters to avoid the distration from clipping the content. Today the state of the art that can be manufactured in volume is an OLED microdisplay powering an injection molded waveguide. Single focal plane. We’re a year or two away from nicely functional better displays, and probably another year or so after that before those better displays can be manufactured in volume.
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Markets, Hotels, Vegan Tigers, eMagin, Fulfillment Centers, IBM, Koala Bears, Stewart's, Dunkin' Donuts, GlobalFoundries....
|As good as it gets in Dutchess County and No Plans to Make eMagin's Leased Sq. Footage a Chinese Buffet|
Friday, September 1, 2017
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Reckon the Texas National Guard Could've Used BriteNite and Skylens Last Week, National Guard, Great Market for These Devices, Must Have Qualified for the Military Use Post ATR & Leonardo/Westland
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
|So, smaller than a Dive Mask|
Yes, get them into the classroom, BTW if you go to Verizon Store and ask nicely they might sell you a Daydream for $40 USD
really, don't look at me for unbiased advice on a certain Massachusetts based microdisplay company...
eMagin has had their share of docking the boat into a Safe Harbor. But nothing that I knew at the time that was demonstrably not factual. They strung us along on the SNUP but came clean when the evf came a cropper and was met with a yawn. Wire Bond, manned up.It will be fun to monitor the LCDOLEDLCOS Company's foray into OLED. Anybody who buys their timeline is imo might be open to purchasing the above.
Thanks Ron, I almost forgot about the dropping of that other shoe...It seems like the OLED microdisplay market is heating up. Kopin recently announced its entry into this market (and already secured a first design win) while eMagin is also gearing up to increase production capacity as it hopes to provide OLED microdisplays to consumer AR and VR HMDs.
There goes the Moral High Ground. Kopin and Vuzi Last Week, Now eMagin Investors are Asking Palmer Luckey to Buy Them
These high resolution and high frame rate displays sound interesting from Emagin ..you should buy them (the company) https://t.co/J9kJ3PUj3V— Jon (@jonPpearson) August 29, 2017
Somebody will have to sell down-market displays, might as well be Kopin. Not sure there are enough Belarusian Thermal Sights to Warrant That Investment Size. Two years is the near horizon for them, best laid plans...
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Monday, August 28, 2017
The Gen III HMDS is a joint venture between Collins and Elbit Systems. Collins is now using organic LED (OLED) – similar to technology used in cell phones and televisions but in a micro-display configuration, according to Lockheed – to solve the green glow problem.
-"Twenty-six of those 108 aircraft will require a software-only upgrade, according to Harris. In addition to software modifications, 19 aircraft will also require new signal processor cards which the service says will take an average of three days to install and test. The service must install 18 aircraft with a newer helmet mounted display system, in addition to the processor cards and software, which will take 15 days to install.
“The remaining forty-five aircraft will require significant hardware modifications in the form of a Tech Refresh 2 modification,” Harris states. “This modification consists of twenty-six major components and takes approximately 30 days per aircraft to install and checkout.”-
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Friday, August 25, 2017
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Compare & Contrast. Right Jim, Kopin is on a PR Offensive. Here's eMagin's Version Their Proto of Two Years Ago. Can eMagin Blow a Two Years + Advantage? Oh, you know, EVFs, Wire Bonds. Smokin' SNUPs, Dear Jeff...
And Magic Powers Which Create Green Glow That Shrouds the Pilots Eyes and Gives Engineers Magic Heebie-jeebies and No the Software Fix Did Not Work...Super Helmet, Not Yet, the Navy Needs a Quick Fix Here. People are Starting to Think They Should Draft Coast Guard Auxillary to Pilot Their Destroyers.
Vuzix Cries Out to Pebble, Kopin Cries Out to Intel. eMagin Investors Have the Resiliency and Character to Confine Their Frustration to Kicking the Dog and Firing Off Angry eMails to JL!
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Uh-oh, now Vuzix has shareholders doing cold sales calls to nobody on Twitter, maybe a better #hashtag would help. Like the D Zieler inspired hashtag... #What's in your Socket?... Something about Vuzix. Do they think they are the only company that can do Waveguide? Couple of somewhat larger companies out there I think.
The TechCrunch Podcast: Augmented reality’s promise...why do they keeping asking this Miesnieks guy stuff? He doesn't know anything, does he?
Matt Miesnieks (post below) is the same guy who asserted "Today the state of the art that can be manufactured in volume is an OLED microdisplay powering an injection molded waveguide."
A high-res OLED microdisplay from e-magin, suitable for a HMD (or a Watch). The image is projected into the waveguide which spreads it over the plastic lens in the glasses so you can see it in front of your face.
Apple's Next iOS will deliver a Big Win for Apple Regarding Augmented Reality that Leapfrogs Microsoft's HoloLens
Monday, August 21, 2017
|Ah, doubling the brightness is too much trouble, just change the name to The Eclipse|
The demo I was shown through the Elf prototype was a SteamVR game called InMind 2 VR. In the demo I was looking at models of brain neurons. The first thing I noticed when I put on the headset was how dark the image was. I could see fine, but it definitely seemed darker than it should be. When I asked Kopin about this they said that the display isn’t finalized and they expect to double the brightness by the time they are manufacturing them for sale.
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