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04 Feb

Orbit 360 Hologram at the World Future Energy Summit 2011

Along with the many interesting things in the Summit, the Abu Dhabi Municipality featured an Orbit 360 Hologram at their stand.  It was used as the primary medium to describe the new building codes being implemented in the Emirate.  Check out the video below:

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You’d also want to see these pictures of the Daimler-Benz’s concept eco-car along with the other cool things you can see at the World Future Energy Summit!

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Let’s all hope we get cars like these in the future.

04 Feb

3M Virtual Mannequin

3M recently opened their Innovation Center in Dubai with a virtual mannequin greeting visitors at the lobby.  Check out the video below:

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Hardware integration comes with the territory. In some cases, this is enough to create a truly immersive experience. As was the case for our 3M installation where the Virtual Mannequin was crafted using purely hardware logic. In this particular case, the client requirements were quite simple: they wanted a projection mapped mannequin that begins to talk once a person passes through. Simple, right?

No, after finalization, the client wanted more A.I. like presence verification, multiple video feeds and queuing. Now since the initial brief was simple detection – the solution was a hardware-based motion detection schema.  With the new requirements, some would say that the best way to go to implement a software-based logic.

Here comes the challenge: budget was locked into the initial quote and we have to implement these additional requirements nevertheless (with the timeframe shorter).  Adding logic programming would’ve been the easier way out but that would entail that we change the entire hardware already installed.  As such, our chief engineer decided to customize the hardware using only a soldering iron, a few additional components and dedication.

The solution worked out for all parties.  The mannequin functioned as it should (albeit additional requirements), the Innovation Center opened with the Mannequin sensing and welcoming guests seamlessly, client/s are happy and we: tired but satisfied.

 

 

 

02 Jan

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Minty-Fresh™.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,800 times in 2010. That’s about 4 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 16 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 29 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 18mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was August 9th with 25 views. The most popular post that day was Immersive Media For Home and Industrial Interiors.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were pixelplusmedia.com, slashingtongue.com, facebook.com, healthfitnesstherapy.com, and the-best-twitter.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for ambient branding, augmented reality in dubai, orbit 270 hologram, augmented brand, and football design visualizations.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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Immersive Media For Home and Industrial Interiors June 2010
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Pixel+Showreel April 2010

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A New Start Up In Dubai April 2010

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About April 2010

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Interaction Design April 2010

27 Dec

Media meets MBA by IMT Dubai

Last week, PixelPlusMedia was invited to participate in IMT Dubai’s “Media meets MBA Forum 2010”.  Official Press Release as follows:

“Media in the Middle East Reflects the Momentum of Society”

‘Media is not just a marketing tool, it is a momentum of society’ declared Professor Mohan Agarwal of the Institute of Management Technology, Dubai. He was opening the second ‘Media Meets MBAs’ on Wednesday, December 22, 2010. Addressing the packed audience of marketing MBAs, faculty and corporate invitees of business schools, Dr.Agrawal highlighted three major changes in the mediaspace of the Middle East. They included Media Consolidation replacing media cannibalism; Pull media replacing traditional push media and finally, Technology replacing guess work in media business’.

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The meet was addressed by a galaxy of scintillating speakers and media personalities led by Reg Athwal– Co-founder of One TVO Abu Dhabi UAE. He mesmerized the audience with his engaging message on how to ‘Unleash Media DNA’ and asked for self assessment of inner strengths and role fit within us and then leverage it to play media to the perfection.

The next speaker Mr.Abbas Alidina- renowned columnist and frequent contributor to the diffusion of social network media in the Middle East revealed that face book is increasingly penetrating eh Middle East and in many gulf countries, have reached as high as 35% of the population. Through his examples and statistics he showed how valuable is the social media for the region. He cited several case studies of successful users of social network media in large and small sectors.

Integrating the emerging technology with media, Mr. Jose Garcellano of PixelPlus Media introduced the new concepts of ‘Immersive media and augmented reality to attract, engage and sell’ to the market especially to the attention-deficit consumers. Through the innovative use of holograms and information technology, he mapped how media and marketing maximizes the impact at a relatively low cost.

The meet was closed with the address of Mr.J.Swaminath, Director Media Buying of Carat, UAE. He profiled the ‘rapidly crowding of media in the region with 150 newspapers, 300 magazines, 75 radio stations; 600 free to air channels and millions of websites and hand-held screen based media windows for a demographically small but buy-rich market’ and declared that media buying has become a science needing both statistics and strategic mind to buy media smart in the crowed media market.

The Meet was the second in the annual summit organized by IMT Dubai which is actively engaged in media and marketing research for the region under the guidance of Dr. Mohan Agrawal, professor marketing and convener of the Media Meet. IMT Dubai is a leading business school of India and the region and will soon organize its 3rd marketing summit ‘Marketing on Fire’ on Thursday, January 27, 2011 between 1600-1800hrs. Leading marketing strategists and consultants in the Middle East will present cutting edge knowledge and insights on the emerging face of marketing discipline, strategies, culture and best practices in the Middle East. For invite and full presentations, please call or email:

Dr.Mohan Lal Agarwal, Professor, Marketing, IMT Dubai Tel 055 6589767; Email magarwal@imtdubai.ac.ae; www.imtdubai.ac.ae

Likewise, please check out their facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=23573&id=137963886261861

23 Dec

PixelPlusMedia Participates at the MMS Show 2010

PixelPlusMedia recently participated at the MMS 2010, organized by The DOMUS Group, held at DWTC, Dubai.  On full display was the Orbit 270, which generated quite a buzz with visitors and exhibitiors alike.

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04 Dec

Augmented Reality in Dubai

In association with Xische, we recently launched an Augmented Reality Campaign during the Big5 for JOTASHIELD.  Check out the video below!

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Or you can try for yourself at www.jotashield.com/experience


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