Sunday, February 1, 2015

MicroVision: Future Lies in Changing It (updated)



Everything with a ‘C’ is changing…

“Corporations, Climate, Community, Currency, Communications, and Competition.”

The future doesn’t lie in predicting it. It lies in shaping and changing it. Trends and forecasting are essentially irrelevant.  The future is what we make it, not what someone says it is.

Having said that, what’s in MicroVision’s future?


“PicoP Display Engine in Mobile Devices that Offer Ultimate in Mobility… Functionality… and Cool Factor” 

In June 2013, I wrote the original blog article and said…

“It would be cool if MicroVision's laser PicoP Display Engine (PDE) was inside this cube…
http://www.psfk.com/2009/05/60-inch-screen-in-your-pocket.html

In 2009, there was so much speculation in the media [by designer Yanko Design] that it almost felt like the real thing would be on the market soon. Just look at the write-up on this “Nokia Pulse Projector”.  Here’s the link to the original article…
http://mirro7.blogspot.com/2013/06/microvision-future-lies-in-changing-it.html

Five years later, however, the concept has become a reality. It’s called PicoAir [and PicoPro] by Celluon and incorporates PicoP Display Engine by MicroVision.

Finally, the concept is a reality and a few developments have come together to bring us closer to this paradigm changing futuristic technology.

There are essentially three parts for this concept to work and they all seem to be in place now…

1) MicroVision laser based PicoP Display Engine at 30 lumen: was released in early 2013; for product sampling to 40 or so major electronics companies from around the globe… and that’s the major part of the puzzle, now in place.

So what makes MicroVision’s laser based PDE so important?

It’s the “Disruptive Technology”; that can bring about massive shifts in “technology paradigm” and “social paradigm”.  Here’s what makes MicroVision’s PDE as "Killer app" in simple terms?

a. Always in-focus image that needs no adjustment when on the move or when moving to change the projected image size… due to inherent feature of laser projection.

b. Longer projection periods per battery charge… by switching-off the laser light source during periods of dark picture segments.

c. Cool to the touch and no waste heat generated… due to modulating lasers as light source.

d. Large projected images [up to 250”] in widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9... 80,000:1 contrast ratio.

e. High Definition 720P images at 30 lumen brightness… with pathways to high definition images at 50 lumen or higher brightness in 2015.

f. Dramatic cost reduction [with huge profit margin improvements] as the laser light technology matures and economies of scale are achieved towards the end of 2015.  For example, synthetic green lasers were priced at around $120 each… whereas the diode green lasers [with higher light energy output and efficiency] are currently priced at $28 in small quantities.

g. Small physical size that starts out small and gets even smaller from one generation to the next. 

h. Social Change from the way we share information now to the way it will be shared in the future.

i. Commercially Viable:
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)—December 8, 2014
MicroVision, Inc. (MVIS), a leader in innovative ultra-miniature projection display technology, today announced it has received a $1.9 million purchase order for key components for a high definition display module being developed by its Fortune Global 100 customer.
This order follows previous orders announced in September of nearly $1.9 million. The value of component orders for this customer totals $3.8 million to date. The customer has informed MicroVision that it plans to incorporate the components from MicroVision in a high definition display module. The Fortune Global 100 company announced earlier this year that it aims to bring the display module to market for use in pico projectors and other devices with projector functionality. MicroVision is supporting the Fortune Global 100 on commercialization activities under a previously announced display module support services agreement.

The key words from this news release are: “The Fortune Global 100 company announced earlier this year that it aims to bring the display module to market for use in pico projectors and other devices with projector functionality.”

In an earlier quarterly earnings press release, the Fortune Global 100 company was quoted as…

“…to incorporate MicroVision’s ground breaking PicoP® display technology into a display engine that could enable a variety of new products.”

MicroVision’s PicoP Display Engine at 30 laser lumen [with pathways to 50 lumen], using diode based green lasers, is ready for prime time show.

2) Samsung's new Wireless USB chipset: enables HD streaming with less power.

It's a beautiful combination, really… lower power consumption, and support for high bandwidth applications. That marriage is evident in Samsung's newest Wireless USB chipset, which was built around Ultra Wide Band (UWB) technology and designed to enable high-def streaming between a mobile host device and a tethered device for viewing.

Ultra-Wide Band technology offers many advantages, especially in terms of very high data transmission rates which are well beyond those possible with currently deployed technologies such as 802.11a, b, g, WiMax and the like. As such UWB technology is gaining considerable acceptance and being proposed for use in a number of areas. Already Bluetooth, Wireless USB and others are developing solutions, and in these areas alone its use should be colossal.

According to Samsung, the two-chip solution will be aimed at smartphones, cameras, camcorders, TVs, PCs, tablets, beam projectors, portable HDDs, Blu-ray players and handsets.  And given that it can handle a theoretical high of 480Mbps with an average power consumption of less than 300mW, even the weakest smartphone battery should be able to stream at least a single episode of Family Guy to the TV or a pico projector. It was slated to hit mass production in Q4 of 2011.

3) Pulse Software: that controls communications between the pico projector and the mobile host device. This Pulse software could be part of the Samsung’s wireless USB chipset solution, or a company specific product like Apple AirPlay, etc. 

Is the screen size on your mobile phone irrelevant, if you can project onto any wall... from 15 inches to 100 inches?

Perhaps!

Just take a look at images at15 lumen and imagine what it would be like at 30 lumen or even at 50 lumen…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypZO6_7hcNQ&feature=related

With MicroVision laser PicoP Display Engine inside; PicoAir and PicoPro could be the ultimate in mobility, functionality, sharing, and cool factor.

Not only that, it is a productivity enhancing tool for business communications, as well as, a perfect product for personal and interactive entertainment… all in one cool package.

Everything that you need to put this cool product out there for the consumer to buy is here to place your order…

All it takes is the vision and the will to succeed before the next product cycle or someone else comes-up with a better mouse trap.

Anant Goel
Producer CEO – RKNet Studios

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Monday, July 1, 2013

MicroVision: High Definition Laser Pico Projector Display Engine in Every Mobile Device



The world is changing...

“TV is no longer a single screen in our living room… viewers now want to choose when, where and how to view live video across a wide breadth of devices.”

The combination of a mobile device and a built-in HD laser pico projector offers ultimate in mobility… functionality… video viewing and sharing… and the cool factor ownership of an interactive and 3D projector display.

MicroVision unveiled their latest HD Laser pico projector with focus-free touch Interactive and 3D display. This second generation laser PicoP display engine has higher screen resolutions than the original. MicroVision describes the PicoP Gen 2 engine and PicoMagic display applications as ideal for various consumer and commercial mobile applications such as entertainment, advanced gaming, business projection, and education.” 

Focus-free touch interactive displays will allow users to instantly interact with a projected image on any surface, as well as, create Multiuser applications such as virtual whiteboards. For business users, touch interactive technology will provide the convenience to conduct business presentations with only the touch of their fingertips on a large display surface. Avid mobile gamers would also benefit from touch interactive technology by interacting with projected images with high response levels, making mobile gaming more realistic.

This technology is sure to engage the creative imagination of thousands of app developers, and we can hope to see many thousand of apps that will be useful in business, entertainment, and educational field. 

Laser PicoP technology could blow away the television industry as we know it!

Why pay for a big 60 inch TV when you can buy a 50+ lumen HD PicoP projector embedded in a tablet for one third the price and get 1080p resolution… and take it with you anywhere you go with an Internet connection?  And YES, you get another tablet for the family on the go.

Could the big TV companies put a kibosh on this PicoP technology?  I’ve been following this technology for many years and up until recently no body believed that PicoP technology could pose such a threat leading to the demise of energy guzzling TV. In countries where energy is a precious commodity, countries like India and China, PicoP projectors could see faster and massive adoption.

Think about it!!!

A laser PicoP projector at HD resolution and with built-in WiFi connection would be at less than 5 watts. And you could project 60 inch HD images from six feet away in a small Asian living room. The LED based 60 inch TV would consume over 120 watts... and produce so much wasted heat in hot and humid countries like India and China. Did you know the biggest consumer of electricity is for operating the billion or so TVs around the world?

Large screen energy guzzling TVs are doomed. If nothing else, the HD PicoP technology would definitely not help their cause.

Just like the iPad and tablet is killing PCs; MicroVision’s HD PicoP technology is truly disruptive. Imagine in next 36 months; you could buy a smartphone [or a tablet] with built-in HD PicoP projector shooting 1080p at 50+ laser lumen. That would definitely hurt TV sales; but they [TV manufacturers] can not stop this progress. Too many large players want this technology to grow and flourish.

The market pull is enormous. Once we get clear guidance for mass produced Diode Green Lasers, it will be a proverbial rocket ride after that... for companies like MicroVision.

Enjoy the ride… and download some Cognition Bridge games on your tablet for fun, brain fitness, and cognitive development for learning in children and for success in life for adults.

Here’s some links…
Launch Press: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1nLhrvZxbg

Download Free Game from Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rknetstudio.ninja

Download from App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/21-bridge/id623725250?ls=1&mt=8

Anant Goel

Producer CEO – RKNet Studios

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Future of Mobile Apps – How it Will Affect Our Lives (updated)


Smart devices have become the new standard for personal communication, networking, and
productivity… and corporate efficiency and collaboration.

Everywhere we look, smart technology has become the must have for everything from communication, networking, personal productivity, personal comfort, even mission critical tasks… and app developers can only move forward in creating a world that is more mobile, hands free, dynamically integrated and cross-functional.

With children playing on their tablets for fun, and business executives on their smartphones looking for apps to configure and standardize the workplace, the future trend over the next few years is going to not only push the limits of how we interact with mobile technology, but how mobile technology can interact with us.

Major companies like Microsoft─ with Microsoft Surface and mobile functionality in Windows 8, and Google─ with its Google Glass technology, are showing a renewed focus on design for mobile devices that not only affect tablets and smartphones you’re using today.  They’re also talking about the smartwatches, visors, pico projectors, and God knows what else we’ll be using next year and the year after that.

Mobile was an add-on. Today, mobile is just as, if not more, important than the traditional desktop PC… and who knows what’s around the corner with wearable computing?

It would be crazy not to be looking at all these new devices and new ideas, from things hitting the market now like…
  • Google Glass,
  • MicroVisions Laser PicoP Display Engine in every single mobile device,
  • or things that are just rumors like Apple’s watch.
Our growing reliance on the Cloud and big data streaming has only accentuated what mobile technology can do. Apps are better looking, more versatile and make connecting with people easier and essential. Looking ahead further into 2014, a few mobile trends are beginning to become extremely visible.

The Cloud:

SD cards and internal storage are still essential for personal computing technology, but what about cross-platform mobile accessibility? I remember the days when carrying a floppy disk or USB stick was the only ways to keep my data on me at all times.  As I got older, I started emailing things to myself. But now with apps like DropBox or my Google Drive, sharing and archiving my data from any smart device is as easy as uploading a file.

Now, this same model is being applied to basically every app, from content streaming applications to niche utility apps… and being able to save your data somewhere other than your device for sharing and retrieval is paramount. Apps that used to offer options for social media sharing are starting to adopt DropBox availability and drive accessibility as a basic feature for more efficient apps.
Access to online storage is not only making data easier to get to regardless of device, but encouraging more personal connections through networking.

Mobile Sharing:

Playing on-line games with friends from far away lands to sharing your content with others via your mobile device is becoming the standard for workplace and social networking. Just look at any website as evidence for this model of mobile trending. You cannot find an article online, for example, that does not have an option for sharing a link or assorted media on basically any social networking site imaginable. Mobile sharing goes beyond social engagement… it can, if done right, spread your message like wild fire.

As mobile technology and its ubiquitous use continue to multiply, configuring apps to keep everyone connected, regardless of mobile platform, is the most important step to keeping our personal smart technology as efficient as it can be.

Cross-platform Apps Configuration:

This trend is more applicable to the corporate setting; where apps not only need to be focused and efficient in bringing out the best from the workforce… but also allow standardization across the entire user base for fluid communication from the bottom up. Apps that are developed for corporate use must be designed and be natively intuitive for multiple types of devices and be able to efficiently communicate throughout a large collection of personal smart devices, to ensure that the mobile network is not only transparent but also works as it should.

The workplace demands streamlined communication, specifically the accessibility to embedded analytic for corporate, departmental or local office operations. On the spot reports may be a luxury right now, but when everyone is standardized on an app, reports can be as easy as inputting data and watching it trend throughout the office. Executives looking for the quickest way to provide accurate analysis are turning to apps developed specifically to create trends for essential data. Whether employees are using personal mobile smart devices or their personal work computers, apps that mimic the office environment online are a company’s best bet for efficient data management and communication.

Also, cloud-based employee management apps that consolidate employee information, interaction, business expenses, and production into an easy to access database are continuing to pick up speed.

High Definition Laser Pico Projector Display Engine in Mobile Devices  

The combination of a mobile device and a built-in HD laser pico projector offers ultimate in mobility… functionality… video sharing… and the cool factor ownership of an interactive and 3D projector display.

MicroVision unveiled their latest HD Laser pico projector with focus-free touch Interactive and 3D display. This second generation laser PicoP display engine has higher screen resolutions than the original. MicroVision describes the PicoP Gen 2 engine and PicoMagic display applications as ideal for various consumer and commercial mobile applications such as entertainment, advanced gaming, business projection, and education.” 

Focus-free touch interactive displays will allow users to instantly interact with a projected image on any surface, as well as, create Multi-user applications such as virtual whiteboards. For business users, touch interactive technology will provide the convenience to conduct business presentations with only the touch of their fingertips on a large display surface. Avid mobile gamers would also benefit from touch interactive technology by interacting with projected images with high response levels, making mobile gaming more realistic.

This technology is sure to engage the creative imagination of thousands of app developers, and we can hope to see many thousand of apps that will be useful in business, entertainment, and educational field. 

Self-care Healthcare for Global Markets:

Present day medical technologies are far advanced over those available to our ancestors─ and as a result we suffer far less than they did. Yet modern medicine can achieve little in comparison to what scientists know is possible for the future. Despite amazing advances in understanding and treating conditions [such as cancer, heart disease, dementia, diabetes, and many others], it is still the case that, for basically healthy people, no presently available therapy or tool can produce even a fraction of the long-term benefits to health and life expectancy provided by awareness, prevention, nutrition, regular exercise, a calorie restricted diet, natural therapy, and natural supplements.

Self healthcare behavior is the new paradigm; and an up close and personal choice that is as unique [in scope and strategy] as you and I and billions other on this planet decide to choose.  Developing a suite of comprehensive self healthcare mobile apps with such diversity is a complex proposition… unless you follow the old mantra of “one-size-fits-all” recommendations based on books, articles, and blogs that talk generalities and quote statistics.

Self-care behavior, a key concept in healthcare, refers to decisions and actions that an individual can take to cope with a health problem or to improve his or her health. Examples of self healthcare behaviors include seeking information (e.g., reading books, searching the Internet, attending classes, joining a self-help group); exercising; seeing a doctor on a regular basis; getting more rest; lifestyle changes; following low fat diets; monitoring vital signs; and seeking advice through lay and alternative care networks, evaluating this information, and making decisions to act or even to do nothing.

Self-care is generally viewed as a complement to professional health care for persons with chronic health conditions. Self-care behavior is, however, broader than just following a doctor’s advice. It also encompasses an individual’s learning from things that have worked in the past.

Presumed benefits of self-care include lower costs for the health care system; more effective working relationships between patients and physicians and other health care providers; increased patient satisfaction; and improved perceptions of one’s health condition. Self-help behaviors have been shown to lessen pain and depression and to improve quality of life. Generally, health care practitioners encourage and support patients to practice self-care behaviors because patients then actively participate in their own care. However, many practitioners experience difficulty in offering advice on self-care behaviors because they are not aware of specific techniques, strategies, and supports their patients can use.

Self-care is seen as empowering and with acquisition of self-care skills, people are able to participate more actively in fostering their own health and in shaping conditions that influence their health.
There are several apps under development that focus on mind and body fitness and will allow the subscriber to establish his/her own personal scope and strategy for self healthcare… and serve as the guiding light for their personal journey to health, wellness, and longevity.

We believe there is a massive awareness and movement underway where individuals want to take charge and get-on with a personal journey to enhance their health and wellness… and prevent onset of chronic diseases. Self-care healthcare apps will help them understand, facilitate and support this journey.

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Cognitions Bridge, for example, is a suite of apps for education, entertainment, brain fitness, cognitive development, and prevention of age related cognitive decline and dementia.

These apps are examples of where apps are going. Some are paid and others are free, but are evidence that the mobile apps are no longer meant to just improve the day-to-day tasks of using a smart device.

Future mobile apps will be more interactive, offer more cloud-based models, work across smart devices, and keep people engaged… to entertain, educate, network, and bring about a paradigm shift in self-care healthcare.

According to IDC report published in 2011, app downloads are projected to grow from 10.7 billion (in 2010) to more than 182 billion (in 2015).  Reports also show that mobile advertising spending is increasing 20-30% annually in the developed markets. We are finally at the stage where mobile is seriously considered as one of the channels for marketing.

Anant Goel

Producer CEO – RKNet Studios

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

MicroVision: Future Lies in Changing It


Everything with a ‘C’ is changing: “Corporations, climate, community, currency, communications, and competition.”

The future doesn’t lie in predicting it. It lies in shaping and changing it. Trends and forecasting are essentially irrelevant.  The future is what we make it, not what someone says it is.

Having said that, what’s in MicroVision’s future?

“PicoP Display Engine in Mobile Devices that Offer Ultimate in Mobility… Functionality… Cool Factor” 

It would be cool if MicroVision's laser PicoP Display Engine (PDE) was inside this cube…
 
http://www.psfk.com/2009/05/60-inch-screen-in-your-pocket.html

In 2009, there was so much speculation in the media [by designer YankoDesign] that it almost felt like the real thing would be on the market soon. Just look at the write-up on this “Nokia Pulse Projector”…

“Nokia Pulse Projector is a tiny LED projector that also functions as an NXT speaker with Dolby Sound. This tiny projector uses Bluetooth and Pulse software to communicate with a mobile phone.

It’s meant to pair up with mobile phone, making a pair of perfect multimedia device and the user will be able to use the mobile phone to control this LED projector. The Nokia Pulse Projector relies on DLP Technology for high quality imagery. It’s able to project with native resolution of 1280×768 and 1500:1 contrast ratio pimps out crisp image quality, with picture sizes ranging from 15 inches diagonally all the way up to 60 inches at 7.87 feet. It even sports LED light technology with 1000 lumens of brightness plus 16.7 million colors.

It’ll be another great mini-sized projector that can be carried around anywhere you go for an impromptu presentation of those pictures, videos and slides on your mobile phone, and it lets the mobile phone to be used as the projector’s remote. Nice, but it should be just a concept at the moment."

[Via YankoDesign]
*****

Here’s the link…
http://askalexia.com/2009/05/23/nokia-pulse-projector/

The story gets more interesting when speculation gets to MicroVision’s PDE inside Nokia Pulse…

“The Nokia Pulse, a concept by Miika Mahonen, is similar to the soon to be released MicroVision Mobile Projector. They’re both designed to be powerful mobile display systems that can use a mobile phone as the source of video and as a remote control. The Nokia Pulse also combines an NXT-speaker with Dolby sound processing into the compact device, which can (theoretically) project images up to 60-inches on any wall.”

Continues…
[via YankoDesign]
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Here’s the link again…
http://www.psfk.com/2009/05/60-inch-screen-in-your-pocket.html

Four years later, however, the concept remains to be just that… a concept. But wait a minute… over the last few months, a few developments have come together to bring us closer to this, or something similar to this, as a possible reality in the near future.

There are essentially three parts for this concept to work and they all seem to be in place now…

1) MicroVision laser based PicoP Display Engine at 35 lumen: was released in early 2013; for product sampling to 40 or so major electronics companies from around the globe… and that’s the major part of the puzzle, now in place.

So what makes MicroVision’s laser based PDE so important?

It’s the “Disruptive Technology”; that can bring about massive shifts in “technology paradigm” and “social paradigm”.  Here’s what makes MicroVision’s PDE as "Killer app" in simple terms?

a. Always in-focus image that needs no adjustment when on the move or when moving to change the projected image size… due to inherent feature of laser projection.

b. Longer projection periods per battery charge… by switching-off the laser light source during periods of dark picture segments.

c. Cool to the touch and no waste heat generated… due to modulating lasers as light source.

d. Large projected images [up to 100”] in widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9.

e. High Definition 720P images at 35 lumens brightness… with pathways to high definition images at 50 lumen or higher brightness in 2014.

f. Dramatic cost reduction [with huge profit margin improvements] as the laser light technology matures and economies of scale are achieved towards the end of 2013.  For example, synthetic green lasers [SGLs] were priced at around $120 each… whereas the diode green lasers [with higher light energy output and efficiency] are currently priced at $40 in small quantities.

g. Small physical size that starts out small and gets even smaller from one generation to the next. 

h. Social Change from the way we share information now to the way it will be shared in the future.

i. Commercially Viable: REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 3, 2013-- MicroVision (NASDAQ: MVIS), a leader in innovative ultra-miniature projection display technology, today announced a development agreement with a prominent electronics company to incorporate MicroVision’s ground breaking PicoP® display technology into a display engine that could enable a variety of new products.


The key words from this news release are: “…to incorporate MicroVision’s ground breaking PicoP® display technology into a display engine that could enable a variety of new products.”

MicroVision’s PicoP Display Engine at 35 laser lumen, using diode based green lasers, will be ready for prime time show in the next few months…  

2) Samsung's new Wireless USB chipset: enables HD streaming with less power.

It's a beautiful combination, really… lower power consumption, and support for high bandwidth applications. That marriage is evident in Samsung's newest Wireless USB chipset, which was built around Ultra Wide Band (UWB) technology and designed to enable high-def streaming between a mobile host device and a tethered device for viewing.

Ultra-Wide Band technology offers many advantages, especially in terms of very high data transmission rates which are well beyond those possible with currently deployed technologies such as 802.11a, b, g, WiMax and the like. As such UWB technology is gaining considerable acceptance and being proposed for use in a number of areas. Already Bluetooth, Wireless USB and others are developing solutions, and in these areas alone its use should be colossal.

According to Samsung, the two-chip solution will be aimed at smartphones, cameras, camcorders, TVs, PCs, tablets, beam projectors, portable HDDs, Blu-ray players and handsets.  And given that it can handle a theoretical high of 480Mbps with an average power consumption of less than 300mW, even the weakest smartphone battery should be able to stream at least a single episode of Family Guy to the TV or a pico projector. It's slated to hit mass production in Q4 and we'd say more details should be available right around CES 2011.

3) Pulse Software: that controls communications between the pico projector and the mobile host device. This Pulse software could be part of the Samsung’s wireless USB chipset solution, or a company specific product like Nokia Pulse [if there is such a thing] or Apple AirPlay, etc. 

“While the Pulse is still just an idea, MicroVision is currently working with other major electronics companies to incorporate their PicoP Display Engine into devices such as smartphones, media players, tablets, laptops, and Automobile HUDs.

Is the screen size on your mobile phone irrelevant, if you can project onto any wall... from 15 inches to 100 inches?

Perhaps!

Just take a look at images at 15 lumen and imagine what it would be like at 35 lumen or even at 50 lumen…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypZO6_7hcNQ&feature=related

With MicroVision laser PicoP Display Engine inside; this cube could be the ultimate in mobility, functionality and cool factor.

Not only that, it is a productivity enhancing tool for business communications, as well as, a perfect product for personal and interactive entertainment… all in one cool package.

Everything that you need to put this cool product out there for the consumer to buy is here… all it takes, is the vision and the will to succeed before the next product cycle or someone else comes-up with a better mouse trap.

Anant Goel
Producer CEO – RKNet Studios
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rknetstudio.ninja

Monday, June 24, 2013

Laser Pico Projectors Will Make TV Obsolete


Laser PicoP technology could blow away the television industry as we know it!

Why pay for a big 60 inch TV when you can buy a 50+ lumen HD PicoP projector for one third the price and get 1080p resolution… and take it with you anywhere you go with an Internet connection?

Could the big TV companies put a kibosh on this PicoP technology?  I’ve been following this technology for many years and up until recently no body believed that PicoP technology could pose such a threat leading to the demise of energy guzzling TV. In countries where energy is a precious commodity, countries like India and China, PicoP projectors could see faster and massive adoption. 

Think about it!!!

A laser PicoP projector at HD resolution and with built-in WiFi connection, would be at less than 5 watts. And you could project 60 inch HD images from six feet away in a small Asian living room. The LED based 60 inch TV would consume over 120 watts... and produce so much wasted heat in hot and humid countries like India and China. Did you know the biggest consumer of electricity is for operating the billion or so TVs around the world.

Large screen energy guzzling TVs are doomed. If nothing else, the HD PicoP technology would definitely not help their cause.  Just like the iPad and tablet is killing PCs; MicroVision’s HD PicoP technology is truly disruptive. Imagine in next 36 months; you could buy a smartphone with built-in HD PicoP projector shooting 1080p at 50+ laser lumen. That would definitely hurt TV sales; but they [TV manufacturers] can not stop this progress. Too many large players want this technology to grow and flourish. The market pull is enormous. Once we get clear guidance for mass produced Diode Green Lasers, it will be a proverbial rocket ride after that... for companies like MicroVision.

So, did I buy a PicoP SHOWWX+ and got rid of my 42" HD LED TV. 

The answer is NO!

Not quite yet anyway!

But I’m thinking, for example, of buying one when the 50+ lumen 1080p PicoP projectors come out… and use it in the bedroom for occasional viewing on the ceiling.  I could easily watch a show on my wall or ceiling and take it anywhere I want and for one third the price of 60 inch LED TV.

So it’s obvious to me that TV sales stand to lose a substantial amount over the next few years─ when the PicoP projectors at 50+ lumen and 1080p resolution come out… especially when the sales in high school and colleges start to pick-up momentum. 

At the very least; HD PicoP projectors at 50+ lumen will fill-in the spot for the 2nd and 3rd TV sets in affluent homes.

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Anant Goel
Producer CEO - RKNet Studios