A busy second day at Embedded World 2018. I haven’t seen any visitor numbers, but show attendance appears to be very good this year, even though the event is taking place at the same time as the much more glitzy and glamorous Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. I take this as a healthy sign of the growing momentum in the industrial and enterprise IoT sectors.
My first overseas trip of the year – to the crisp cold of Beijing rather than the pouring rain of Las Vegas. This is the view from my apartment this morning. It’s always a great pleasure, not to mention a huge relief, to see clear blue skies over the city. A perfect winter’s day is promised.
We have enjoyed considerable growth with our family of VPai turnkey solutions for 360-degree cameras that we launched last year. Our customers have found it a fast and efficient way of testing out this new market with minimal product development times and costs.
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.
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.
As one of the most famous and popular temples in Taipei, I decided that the Longshan Temple would be an excellent testing ground for our VPai Clip 720-degree camera platform last weekend. Continue reading VPai Clip 720-degree camera at Longshan Temple
One of the biggest potential applications we see for Vpai 720-degree cameras is in the generation of immersive video for VR. By making the devices easy to operate and highly affordable at sub-$100 prices, our aim is to democratize the creation of VR content for everyone with a smart phone. Continue reading Vpai at HTC Vive Ecosystem Conference 2017