Thursday, September 28, 2017

Dr. Fan, you are a piece of work...



When it comes to OLED micro display capacity, Sony is number one. But when it comes to technology and display resolution, Kopin is number one. We have entered into an agreement with a group that is currently building a factory which is expected to be online in 18 months and to be the largest OLED factory in the world. With it, we expect to solve the market’s (low cost) OLED micro display supply chain problem.

Abovitz and company are pretty weird...

Here’s how the Easter eggs break down: After the site change, some Redditors started sleuthing and found that its 404 page had a blinking light bulb that appears to be sending a message in Morse code. When decoded, the message seems to spell out “KEYWORD.”
In the few remarks that Abovitz made at TED, he presented “phydre” as “today’s ancient and magical keyword.” This word has some sort of astrological association with Uranus and a phonetic association with the Greek word for fudge. Get it? Fudge in Uranus. But let’s not get distracted. When you type “phydre” while you have the 404 page open, you get this message:
00110000 00110011 01101000 00100000 00110000 00110010 01101101 00100000 00110001 00110110 00101110 00110111 00110111 00110011 00110000 00110111 01110011 0001010 00101011 00110000 00110100 10110000 00100000 00110000 00110101 10000000110010 00100000 00110010 00110011 00101110 00110000 00110101 00111001 00110110 10000000110011 🙂
Converting those numbers from binary to text outputs these coordinates: “03h 02m 16.77307s +04° 05? 23.0596.”
A quick search for those coordinates brings up the Wikipedia page for Alpha Ceti, the second-largest star in the constellation Cetus, which is also known as “the whale.”
And that’s it. That’s what we know. But here’s where we have to use our interpretive powers. In northern latitudes, the best time to see Alpha Ceti is reportedly at around 9pm close to the December winter solstice. So, take all the references to the TED talk, add in the whale symbolism that is closely associated with Magic Leap, tack on an approximate time, and it’s possible that the company is signaling a presentation is coming in December.
There are also a couple other references to whales. Going to this URL with the binary for “whale” gives you a media player with whale sounds, and typing the Konami code (up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a) on the homepage plays the same whale audio.

word games, has been, yeah, I get that part...

Kopin has also been involved in the military avionics helmet market, which is a highly sophisticated form of AR. Complex AR devices, like the avionics helmet for the F-35, require extremely complicated technologies to allow a 360-degree view and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Is this damage control?

Delta Foxtrot

What a set-up, I didn't think DZ worked for Kopin but now...

I shit you not, actual size
https://seekingalpha.com/article/4110261-5-wearable-technology-questions-answered-dr-john-fan-ceo-kopin

Wow, a hard hitting interview....

The "Got Lucky" Video of the Near Catastrophe Aboard the USS America was the night of the Super moon, Nov 14 2016 (Not Chosen By Accident By the Navy, I believe they wanted proof positive what pilots experienced in Degraded Environment with the now defunct helmet)

Any Volunteers? Everybody took a step backward but one
Let's see AWE was in June 2017, take my shoes off and count, 1,2,3,4,5,6,7. Ah, seven months.


http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/12297/navy-presents-new-f-35-helmet-display-videos-and-flight-test-dangers

John C.C. Fan (CEO, Kopin): The Future of AR and VR at AWE 2017 (In June What was Kopin's Understanding of Their Status and Participation in the F-35 Program?)

Magic Leap Updates Site in Preparation for the “journey to launch”

https://www.roadtovr.com/magic-leap-updates-site-in-preparation-for-the-journey-to-launch/

Augmented and Mixed Realities are Pushing Military Training into the 21s...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Next!..Army upgrading Apache's 40-year-old sensors

https://defensesystems.com/articles/2016/04/12/army-apache-upgrades-new-sensor-suites.aspx

Andrew Sculley eMagin CEO and Jeff Lucas, CFO Answering Question Q2 Conference Call Re "Green Glow" Problem in the F-35's Helmet

Kevin Dede
Okay. Andrew, you mentioned green glow and both Fixed Wing and helicopter, helmet. I know that there was an issue with I think a helmet that Rockwell Collins is making for the F-35 and I was just kind of curious what you think the situation might be there?
Andrew Sculley
I think certainly the Navy realizes this is a problem, they tried to do a fix, but it's not working. So OLED is the next step and we are working on this with more of the Fixed Wing Aircraft with that company... Our displays are the ones.

Jeffrey Lucas
And just to add to this a little bit, Kevin. This has been a major issue for some time now. They've been a lot of research and exploratory work. We've been actually closely involved with that and they got a point now where this is going to be addressed going forward.


Monday, September 25, 2017

Guy walks into a bar in Taunton Massachusetts, he orders a beer and says to the Bartender "Hey, I just heard a great Kopin joke." The Bartender glares at him and says," You know I own many thousand shares of Kopin. " The other guy says "OK, then, I speak slowly."

Most excellent observation Lurker

Aviation Guidance Q3 2014

Andrew Sculley said "We estimated that if I count all of the retrofitting maybe it’s take about 10 years but it’s $90 million in total that’s a big deal and the commercial markets going to be bigger than that -- these are again it’s going to take some time to put in like all military programs."

It appears both Fan and Sculley have been talking about the same program.
This will just about guarantee profitability for the next 10 years as long as ENVG, FWS, etc continue.

Commercial aviation, skylens, will be bigger.
Not to mention what is cooking on the consumer side. 

Wearable assistive technology will hit the runway at Invictus (eSight) showcase (maybe a more dignified approach than Vuzix issuing a PR stating how many millions in revenue they are going to make off Wounded Warriors. That's BS anyway)

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/09/23/wearable-assistive-technology-will-hit-the-runway-at-invictus-showcase.html

But everything headworn he mentioned in the Video has an eMagin OLED display

Flat Panel

$500,000 in the Uk. Must be a $100,000 more with the Value Added Tax...

Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Battle over the F-35's capabilities (Sensor Fusion, has been going on for a long long time, 2002), just ask Louis Taddeo..Owning the Night’ Means Fusing Sensors and in terms of the display, eMagin Won, Winners and Losers Right C.C.?

The integration of the night-vision goggles with the JHMCS is a key requirement in the program, said Louis M. Taddeo, director of business development for VSI.

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2002/10/31/2002november-owning-the-night-means-fusing-sensors




Maybe Thales Thought Top Owl and Scorpion Could Not Keep Up With You Know What..Elbit Accuses Ex-Employee, Competitor Of Trade Secrets Theft

https://www.law360.com/articles/966831

This Helmet Will Make F-35 Pilots Missile-Slinging Cyborgs

True Augmented Reality


MUCH RIGHTFUL SNARK and scorn has been thrown at the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter, the multi-multi-multi-billion dollar jet meant to be the mainstay of allied air superiority for the next half-century.

After years of delays and more than $60 billion dropped on development, the jet is finally just about ready, and it’s bringing some pretty slick tech along with it—including a brand new helmet that will let the pilot see through the plane, aim missiles with his eyeballs, and keep an eye on key data no matter where he turns his head.

The F-35 Gen III Helmet Mounted Display System, developed by a joint venture led by defense contractor Rockwell Collins, takes the head-up display (HUD) usually projected onto on a piece of glass at the front of the cockpit, and puts it on the helmet. That means the pilot’s always got it in his field of vision, and can see useful data like the horizon, airspeed, altitude, and weapons status wherever he’s looking.

More than keeping the pilot’s cranium safe from smacking against the canopy, and mounting stuff like a sun visor and oxygen mask, the Gen III helmet is designed to improve the pilot’s situational awareness. At engagement altitudes of a few thousand feet and speeds of up to Mach 1.6, it’s crucial to know what’s going on ahead of, to the side of, above, and below and the jet.

F-35-Helment-Mounted-Display-Animations
 ROCKWELL COLLINS
It’s about more than flight data. Rockwell Collins, which has spent half-a-decade developing the system, linked the helmets with key systems. “The helmet becomes part of the system of the aircraft,” says Phil Jasper, executive vice president of government systems for the company.

Feeds from any of six cameras located outside the jet can be piped into the helmet, for a 360-degree field of view. When the pilot looks down, he doesn’t see his knees—he sees “through” the aircraft, and knows what’s below him. Built-in night-vision lets him see in the dark, without needing to flip down a set of goggles. He can even aim weapons with no more than a glance, thanks to the helmet’s eye tracking capability.

All that is built into a carbon fiber helmet that weighs just about five pounds. It’s customized to each pilot, both to fit around the noggin as well as to ensure that the visuals work properly. The two-day fitting process measures things like the horizontal and vertical alignment of the pupils, eye spacing, and a litany of other variables. The helmets are custom built for each pilot, so if yours at home, you’re stuck on the ground.

“The visual effects and how information is portrayed on the visor has gone through a lot of engineering,” says Jasper. Avoiding motion sickness was key and there’s no “adjustment period” needed when pulling the helmet on. Thanks to the custom fit, pilots just pop on the helmet and see what they need to see. It can even fit over eyeglasses.

Because the F-35 program doesn’t include a two-seater variant for training, pilots are on their own from their first flight. Rockwell Collins has created a second helmet for simulator work, so pilots can learn how to fly the plane during training with the same gear that they’d fly the real plane with.

Though the tech was specifically designed for the F-35, it’s easy to see how this kind of head-up display could help firefighters, construction workers, or any number of industries. Rockwell Collins is examining these other possibilities. “They’re looking at the whole idea of head-worn displays and that type of technology and what other applications it may have,” says Jasper. “Not just military but commercial as well.”

The company wouldn’t put a price on the helmet, but if it can keep a $100 million aircraft and a human pilot safer in the skies, it seems well worth it.


http://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,282320.0.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Friday, September 22, 2017

Hey man, while you're in stir listen to the middle of this podcast w/ Billie Flynn F-35 Test Pilot and see if you can figure why eMagin's display is such a big deal.

http://aviationweek.com/defense/podcast-f-16-f-35-test-pilots-view

maybe sit this one out


😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕
@Jim ... that's 6200 chips , not sure it's a big rev driver , probably less than 
$1 mil in revenue ... However , it's a great step that is sure to lead to many
more military contracts . .. then there is the commercial airline market .. the
wheels of progress turn slowly ... damed 

Get in that Penalty Box...


  • Steven
    18 hours ago
    @Jim ... again , we do not make the displays ... your figures are what the
    govt will spend on helmets , we make the display chips ... i doubt we'll get more
    than 200 per ...

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Expensive, indeed, need an economy of scale and coverage from Insurance Companies

The company released its latest pair of glasses, eSight3, last February. The glasses, which look like a visorlike headset, are rechargeable and good for eight hours on a single charge. Each houses a high-speed, high-definition camera that captures what the user is looking at. The device uses algorithms to enhance the video feed and displays the video through eSight's OLED screens in front of the user's eyes. Almost immediately, the cameras enhance the footage that beams across two screens, one in front of each eye. A 24-times zoom also helps out.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/20/these-amazing-electronic-glasses-help-the-legally-blind-see.html

Kevin Mellot is a nice follow, SA Photonics

AFA 2017: Rockwell Collins F-35 Helmet (hot new buzzword...OLED)

AFA 2017: Rockwell Collins F-35 Helmet: Rockwell Collins provides an update on the F-35 helmet's performance and upgrades.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Kopin Guy: "No, they are blinded by OLED, their actual eyeballs literally pop out!!"

"Dammit, I told you to get a rheostat NOT a dimmer switch!"

@trashcanman its not a glow problem its a dimmer switch that needs to be manually shifted by the pilot landing at nights vs day. Bullish

I think I found Kopin's Twitter Sitter

@trashcanman Btw, the truth is the govt has sole sourced F-35 and FWS to kopin. But kopin management said nobody likes sole source. nice try Bullish

Monday, September 18, 2017

Silicon Valley is great at suppling material to the writers of the HBO Comedy of the same name...

like "The Wire" the scripts write themselves. UploadVR, ugh.

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)

Obvi

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)

Developers need to learn how to build augmented reality applications: Author from CNBC.

Possibly upgraded since last specs published..LG SteamVR Headsets Resurfaces At Korean VR Festival

https://uploadvr.com/lg-steamvr-headsets-resurfaces-korean-vr-festival/

Friday, September 15, 2017

AMD's Vision for the Future of Technology

Apropos of Defense Companies Tailoring HMDS to Consumers: Steve Costello, 100,000 option man...

Steve Costello
Senior Vice President, Business Development and Strategy
Mr. Costello joined eMagin in September 2016 with over 25 years of experience in sales and sales leadership roles with various technology companies. Before joining eMagin he served for 1½ years as VP of Community Development for Aras Corporation, a PLM solutions company, after his previous employer engineering software startup SpaceClaim was acquired by Ansys. Prior to the acquisition Mr. Costello spearheaded all aspects of sales strategy and execution for five years as VP of Sales (Americas). Steve has successfully commercialized military technology in Industrial, Enterprise and Consumer segments with companies that include BAE Systems and DigitalGlobe. Mr. Costello earned his MS in Marketing from Bentley University and BS from Babson College.

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

H.C. WAINWRIGHT THINKS EMAGIN’S STOCK IS GOING TO RECOVER (think it's real could be a rogue algo)

http://www.markets.co/h-c-wainwright-thinks-emagins-stock-is-going-to-recover/100034/

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. 

WORLDS MOST ADVANCED US Military F-35 Stealth Aircraft Documentary "WE can't tell you how good it is." Opt, remember it is on average 3 Helmets per pilot

National Guard, USAF Now USMC, IronVision, DAS for Armor (Seeing a trend here)

http://www.crossroadstoday.com/story/36366181/supporting-the-us-marine-corps-mission-elbit-systems-of-america-to-showcase-advanced-technology-solutions-for-ground-combat-at-modern-day-marine

IronVision Helmet Provides Sight Through Armored Tanks HD

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Partnering Strategery

https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephencostelloprofie/

eMagin Ruggedized HMD..How the U.S. Military Is Using Augmented Reality to Bolster Troop Readiness


"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.”

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/how-the-us-military-using-augmented-reality-bolster-troop-21884

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)

just a modified AITT adapted for Sailors but it is growing fast. It is cheap and it is effective. And it is Thermal so we know it's origins.

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=100432

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


https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/bae-systems-augmented-reality-planes/

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

10 Quintillion! Why stop there?!

Release the Liquid Crystal Bots!

ODG Augmented Reality SmartGlasses + the Future of Media-Tech with Keith...

Ok, if you say so...

Tailhook 2017 Symposium - Update on F-35C testing from LM test pilot: eMagin OLED ELIMINATES GREEN GLOW: Whole Vid is Hot but OLED Discussion Starts Approx 5.25 min

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

http://www.crossroadstoday.com/story/36344429/supporting-the-us-air-force-mission-elbit-systems-of-america-showcases-advanced-capabilities-and-solutions-at-air-force-association-conference

Now we are calling Elbit's HMD "Raptor" Again

Friday, September 8, 2017

I see the man on the right having the same difficulty focusing on the tiny eyebox as Airport QCode Loading Guy. Woman on left, same. Same difficulty I had when I tried it, sorry guys both configurations will soon prove ridiculous.

It's getting ugly! Pissing Contest Underway!

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)



https://insidedefense.com/insider/navy-postpones-f-35c-sea-testing-due-hurricane-irma

Who killed Land Warrior, Ralph Osterhout, that's who, why did he do it?

The Reason

Hold it steady, try to focus, dim, heavy, keeps sliding down my nose...

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...

https://thefly.com/landingPageNews.php?id=2606014&headline=HIMX-Himax-analyst-commentary-

finally, an EMAGIN CORP ASYMMETRIC ILLIQ LIQUIDITY GRAPH

ah, now it all makes sense


https://vlab.stern.nyu.edu/analysis/LIQ.EMAN%3AUS-LD.ILLIQ-AMEM

Picky, picky, picky...

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.

Augmented Reality Is Coming To Your iPhone Soon (HBO)



Oh yeah, Google is waiting for the same...

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.

Yes, they are waiting for DPD High Brightness OLED Displays among a couple of other advances...

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.


  • Pilots using the F-35 helmet-mounted display achieve greater situational awareness with the integration of three advanced technologies: head-up display, helmet-mounted display, and visor-projected night vision. The F-35 Helmet Mounted Display system is a member of the Visor Projected Helmet Mounted Display family that includes the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) Classic, Digital JHMCS, and JHMCS II. These helmet mounted display (HMD) systems are offered through a joint venture between Elbit Systems of America and Rockwell Collins, Rockwell Collins ESA Vision Systems LLC (RCEVS).
  • In addition, the Digital JHMCS allows F/A-18 aviators to aim sensors using the targeting reticle in their helmet mounted display. With the JHMCS Night Vision Cueing and Display System, F/A-18 aviators can cue weapons and sensors in low-light and low-visibility situations.  


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

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