23 Feb

HP Twitter Wisher & Other Updates

DUBAI, U.A.E.  It’s been quite busy here for the past few months.  We’ve built up quite an interesting portfolio that constantly bridge the gap between online and offline platforms.

But before we begin to discuss, let’s see what we’ve been missing out on here in the desert:

Now that we’re done with wishful thinking, let’s see what was implemented here in the Gulf.  First we go to Qatar, where we kicked off our energy binge:

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The magic in these books is within the interaction itself.  It does not use the usual camera-based tracking methods commonly employed the world over.  Instead, it uses the same capacitive interaction techniques that allow users to interact with the books without any obvious tracking devices within the vicinity. There are numerous applications, especially in retail, that can utilize the same technology – whether to activate visual displays or for other more functional purposes.

Up next in our energy tour, we implemented a multitouch videowall for the World Future Energy Summit 2012 in Abu Dhabi.  Likewise, the video wall came along with remade content for the interactive books.

The method tracking for the videowall is brilliant.  It is barely affected by lighting conditions and the accuracy is just spot on.  With proper content development and an understanding of “layer-based” tracking, this instrument has huge potential.

Simultaneously, we were drawing close to the new year.  As such, one of our clients, Y&R Dubai, had a crazy idea of implementing a twitter balloon campaign for HP. Thus, the HPtwitterwisher.com project was born:

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This project ran for a total of 24 hours but reached  54 countries.  It also reached Mashable and other international news outlets.

While some other projects are still under wraps (therefore, you must wait), the latest install that we implemented was for Intel at Jacky’s in the Dubai Mall.  Check out this virtual mannequin:

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/37227714]

We’ll be implementing a few more of these around Dubai.  In the meantime, watch out for updates on this post!

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

10 Jun

Immersive Media For Home and Industrial Interiors

Some examples of how immersive media is applied in everyday life and things (hobbies rather).

The indoor golf is a concept that has been fine-tuned over the years and is now a more sophisticated gaming application of immersive media – a perfect example of mixing the virtual with the real.  It features double tracking technology that not only detects the direction of the ball, but also the spin that you put on it and the velocity of the ball.  It’s perfect for personal, commercial and promotional applications.

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On the other hand, the interactive mirror is a step further into a more purposeful use of ubiquitous media. Developing technology that melts with the environment is key in properly integrating immersive media into everyday lives.  There are quite a number of possibilities with this kind of application: gaming, retail, multitouch, POI, POS, etc.

23 Apr

Pixel+Showreel

Pixel+Media releases it’s commercial product offerings in the Middle East on Youtube.

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They are looking to up the ante on current media offerings within the industry.  Mixing the real with virtual, Pixel+Media are keen on pushing Augmented Reality in campaigns, events and exhibitions.


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