General intro – welcomeOverview of shows/seminarsSome of the latest technoliogesNew conceptsPractical applications in our businessQuestions
Understand that not all the technology will go into productionImportant for progress and continued innovationExample Concept cars at shows
ISE – AmsterdamCES – VegasMobile world congress – BarcelonaCeBit - Hanover
ScreensHuge development focusPlasmaLCDHD3DFlexible screens on tube – super light and easy to mount in unusual places such as tunnels of around posts.OLEDTransparent screens also use 90% less electricity than any other panel of the image to use. Great green credentials!!Application in offices on meeting room wallsTalk about the blinds
Technically, OLED means ‘organic light emitting diode’ so the pixels can emit their own light – this is why it’s so thin. Sony is planning to launch non-flexible OLED TVs in Japan this year and sees the flexible display as part of their future projects.Apparently photos just don’t do it justice or capture the fact that watching it is like a free spa day for your retinas.
These wearable displays have a battery life of somewhere approaching 6 hours, depending on the content you display. As with all OLED displays, they offer incredibly vivid colour and brightness, and an impressive viewing angle, which makes them perfect for advertising purposes. The screens cost (£130) each but it's surely only a matter of time before every name badge in the world uses this technology.
Interesting that they don’t use GlassMakes them smash resistantHammer proof - Consultant proof?Think beyond conventional screen use
Some of the models in Sony’s prototype range, with some hardware application
The new applications are fairly far reachingParticularly as cost comes down
Changes the way your home media system works. Convergence of technologiesApple TVWhilst consoles have been doing this for a while this takes it a step further turning your TV in a multi digital media platform
Heard of 3G. Now we are moving to 4G.One of the advances that has helped this is the roll-out of IPV6. Huge potentialEverything could have an IP addressSuper integration of systems
Radical advances in speed of data downloadJapan/Germany/UsFamously, back in 2000, the UK 3G auction raised £22.5bn UK licences up for auction in 2012
Near Filed CommunicationEmbedded in mobile phones/tablets/laptops. Vodafone launching 4 devices this yearApple to embed in iPad and iPhone 5.NFC lets consumers use their mobile devices to make purchases and exchange data with other devices.Think oyster cards inside mobiles
Most of us already have these devices at home: electronic toothbrush chargerThe technology industry has invested a lot of marketing energy and dollars into getting consumers excited about wireless power, the promise being that it will free us from the size and feature constraints imposed by batteries. There’s a consortium of bigwigs from Nokia to Dell trying to advance a standard called Qi, and Intel and WiTricity are trying to develop an even more compelling technology that will transfer power over the air. But we’re still a long way from cutting the cord.
Adding even more fuel to the convergence fire is Motorola's dual-core Atrix - a smartphone which includes a feature called Webtop that enables the handset to offer a desktop PC-style experience when it is plugged into a dedicated dock or connected to an HDTV. Users can then plug in a keyboard and mouse and turn the erstwhile handset into a virtual laptop, complete with desktop-style UI.
talk about convergent technologiesAlthough the underlying architecture of mobile and desktop devices remains distinct - the more powerful category, PCs and laptops, are based on Intel's x86 architecture, while most smartphones and tablets are based on the more energy-efficient but lower powered ARM architecture - the convergence theme got a boost last week when Microsoft demoed a full version of its Windows OS running on ARM chips at CES."We're entering a new generation where you'll be able to use Windows from the small screen to the biggest screens," said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. "Windows PCs will continue to adapt and evolve, and Windows will be everywhere on every kind of device without compromise." Not a full replacement for laptops yet, but certainly a closing of the gap.
Abbreviated as AR, Augmented Reality is a type of virtual reality that aims to duplicate the world's environment in a computer. An augmented reality system generates a composite view for the user that is the combination of the real scene viewed by the user and a virtual scene generated by the computer that augments the scene with additional informationIBM at WimbledonIBM's free Seer augmented reality app for Wimbledon Tennis-goers will be available for iPhones too—just in the nick of time for the first serve in JuneIt uses GPS to steer you around the grounds, and the augmented reality now shows live video of games playing that very second, once the phone is pointed courtside.
Two examples of working well Sky sports overlaying data on real images in real time.Drawing offside line1 example of perhaps should have been used
AR is readily available to smart phone users
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Couldn’t talk about technology without mentioning CCCloud computing refers to the provision of computational resources on demand via a computer network. Users or clients can submit a task, such as word processing, to the service provider, without actually possessing the software or hardware. The consumer's computer may contain very little software or data (perhaps a minimal operating system and web browser only), serving as little more than a display terminal connected to the Internet. Since the cloud is the underlying delivery mechanism, cloud based applications and services may support any type of software application or service in use today. Consequences of the cloud is that IT departments are shrinking their private data centers as they move to purchasing some of their apps through third party companies that deliver them over the Internet (e.g. Salesforce.com).The next stage of this trend will come in 2-3 years when some businesses move toward renting server capacity on demand rather than running their own servers at all.
Look at some of the concepts that are being talked about in the next 5 -10 years
Question I get asked a lot – what does Smart mean, or what are intelligent systems?
We’ve seen some of the technology being developed.Now it will start to be integrated into buildings and used in the provision of the workplace
Management thirst for Real time information in formats that allow for informed decision making.This is filtering down to many aspects of business nowThis picture shows AT&Ts control centre, where decision makers need to have instant RT data on demand
Breaking down traditional barriers of geographyTalk about conceptOriginally very expensive, now cost coming down.Did you know that JCI have a number of these globally?
Reason why technology is being pushed to innovate and support business
I have looked to touch on some of the technologies that we are seeing in the marketplace –there are a lot more! But and hope that this has been interesting and informal. Before you run off to the shops to pick up your self destructing USBAny questions?Thanks to Joe for setting up.Thank you folks and have a great weekend!
Technology Trends & Workplace Application
InnovE@tpresentsTechnology trends<br />By Richard Power<br />
Innovation <br />“... if we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.”<br />Ivan Turgenev<br />
OLED Screens<br />Sony’s latest concept – a full-colour flexible display built on the sheet of plastic, can bend and it still shows the video. It’s only 0.3mm thick and has a resolution of 160×120px. <br />
Smart TV<br />Smart TV is an entertainment and app platform <br />You can use it to access video content from places like YouTube and BBC iPlayer, use social networking tools like Facebook and Twitter, check Google Maps and play games.<br />
Wireless 4G networks<br />IPv6 has a vastly larger address space than IPv4. This results from the use of a 128-bit address, whereas IPv4 uses only 32 bits. The new address space thus supports 2128 (about 3.4×1038) <br />From another perspective, this is the same number of IP addresses per person as the number of atoms in a metric ton of carbon.<br />
WiFi 4G<br />While 4G wireless internet is not available everywhere yet – UK in 2012 - it is a very strong choice for travelling and mobile users. Based on phone tower signals, 4G service providers can give you from 1 to 50 megabits-per-second download speed<br />Better than the majority of Broadband services today<br />
Wireless – NFC (Near Field communication)<br />
RiTechSignature USB<br />Straight out of 007, this offers ultimate data protection<br />With hardware encryption, through dual fingerprint recognition and a unique self destruct tamper protection<br />
How bright is the future?<br />Right side:<br />Place a photo (optimal size is 127x190.6mm to fit to the frame). Do so only when needed, because every slide with image will increase the file size.You can also place a text (by editing and overwriting this textbox) <br />……..foresight – it’s a wonderful thing<br />
Sony concept computer<br />Developed to be worn as a bracelet, this computer concept is constructed out of a flexible organic light emitting diode (OLED) touchscreen. <br />This computer is supposed to be in the market in the next 10 yrs, features like a holographic projector (for screen), pull-out extra keyboard panels and social networking compatibility<br />
Nokia concept phone<br />Nokia Morph concept phone will use nanotechnology based flexible materials, transparent electronics and self-cleaning surfaces. This would mean you could change the shape of your phone/device (as shown in the picture). <br />How cool is that?<br />
Maybe a step to far…….<br />Well, it will be cheaper to produce flexible display screens at some point so possibilities are endless. <br />Imagine computers that can change shape while using three-dimensional and touch-driven interfaces.<br />
Smart buildings<br />Some of the technology coming to an office near you…..<br />
Smart – so what is it? <br />The use of networked technology, embedded within architecture to monitor and control elements<br />of the architecture for exchange of information between users, systems and buildings.<br />Pertaining to the ability to do data processing locally; SMART: An intelligent terminal that can edit input before transmission to a host computer.<br />
Present – Bringing technology from other sectors<br />
Digital signage</li></ul>Real time ‘everything’<br />Capture<br />Action<br />The raw data of how many people are occupying a space in real-time will allow the precise alignment of occupancy and energy use, and create new metrics for space planning<br />Respond<br />Interpret<br />Translate<br />
Real time energy awareness and management<br />Internal and external customers are demanding organisations to be energy proficient<br />Energy conservation measures will move to be monetised in line with targets. Increased pressure to provide sustainable action and processes<br />