I have just spent a couple of highly-enjoyable couple of days at the China Children’s Computer Competition and Maker Contest finals sponsored by VIA and HTC. This is the tenth year that we have been supporting the event, and it’s interesting to see how its focus has evolved from promoting basic computing skills to encouraging innovation among elementary and high school students.
A flying visit to the VIA office in Fremont provided a welcome break from the stultifying heat and humidity of Taipei. My only gripe was the staggering cost of hotel accommodation in the area. Thank you, Tesla and Elon Musk.
We have just released a major update to the VPai app for Android integrating a raft of new features aimed at improving the overall user experience and making it easier to create attention-grabbing 360° images and videos.
When I was a student I don’t think I ever even heard the word internship, let alone felt the need to do one during my summer holidays. Whenever I required some cash to supplement my pocket money or grant (yes, I was lucky enough to go to university when they still existed), I would simply go and get a job – picking up lifelong lessons about the world of business along the way while collecting discarded trolleys in a supermarket car park, selling petrol and cigarettes in a gas station, and gutting turkeys in a slaughter house.
VIA Mobile360 is the second real-time immersive video system platform that we are developing. In contrast to VPai, which is focused on smart-phone-centric usage models, it’s been designed for in-vehicle automotive applications requiring heavy-duty computing power for processing HD video feeds from up to six cameras on the fly.
My trip to Shenzhen provided the perfect opportunity to catch up with the latest developments on our VPai 360-degree camera platform. While I can’t reveal the details yet, I’m excited by the progress that the team is making on both the hardware and the software fronts. Expect some interesting announcements in the coming months.
We’ve been putting our VPai 720-degree cameras through their paces over the past few weeks, and have started to post the results of the sessions on our recently-opened VPai Facebook page.
We’ve been making continued enhancements to our VIA Mobile360 real-time in-vehicle 360° video monitoring and recording platform that we rolled out last year.
At CES Asia, we showed the VIA Alegro 100 multiprotocol gateway router operating with Chinese-language voice controls using the VIA Olami AI platform. This was our first public demonstration of Olami in China, and it generated a lot of interest from attendees at the show. Continue reading VIA Olami AI platform @ CES Asia 2017