PRESS RELEASE: New imaging technologies in the spotlight at 6Sight
JACKSON, Mich. – In New Technology Showcases this year, the 6Sight Future of Imaging Conference spotlights 11 innovative companies developing the latest in photographic technology. 6Sight is the imaging technology conference for PMA – the Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations. The event is November 15-17, 2010, at The Sainte Claire hotel in San Jose, Calif.
CyArk is a nonprofit using LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) technology to precisely record and digitally preserve world heritage sites. Founder Ben Kacyra will discuss the digital capture technologies used and their applications in fields of geo-spatial management, education, and cultural tourism.
InVisage has created a new medium for photographic image capture that may supersede silicon. QuantumFilm promises significantly greater light sensitivity than CMOS or CCD image sensors, with no added cost or manufacturing complications. Design manager Michael Malone will introduce the new camera features and unique user benefits, such as QuantumShutter, the company will soon bring to market.
Memjet developed what may be the fastest ink-jet printing technology ever invented. CEO David Clark will describe the technology and its current state of commercialization; he will also demonstrate a print engine for commercial photo printing.
Microsoft will showcase Windows Phone 7. The most numerous photo-capturing device today by far is the camera phone, and the fastest growing category is the smart phone. Now, the largest software developer in the world has released a new operating system, redesigned from the bottom up for these phones. Group product manager JP Wollersheim will demonstrate the leading imaging functions in these mobile devices.
Nations Photo Lab will present solid wood Gallery Blocks that can be arranged to create a three-dimensional piece of art. “With special wood and laminated photographic paper, each Gallery Block looks as though it is literally floating above your choice of backgrounds,” says president Ryan Millman.
Nocturnal Vision was inspired by research on nocturnal vision in insects to dramatically improve low-light videos and still photo capture. Business development manager Michael Hoy will show how spatiotemporal smoothing technology helps video cameras see in the dark.
Pre-View promises full-screen interactive panoramic imaging. Cofounder and CEO Magnus Janson will introduce the 720-degree spherical image – a new and easy way to share everyday situations using only a mobile phone. “Capturing is done simply by swiping your device across the surroundings,” he says, “and exploring the spherical image is like being there yourself.”
Raviteq develops applications for the creation, viewing, and sharing of mobile multimedia, including photo, video, sound, and music. The Swedish firm makes mobile phone multimedia usable and enjoyable everywhere. Founder Pierre Elzouki will demonstrate the next wave of mobile applications using multimedia to let users tell their stories.
Scalado combines its software and hardware technologies on existing mobile platforms to accelerate imaging. Chief technology officer Sami Niemi will present new features, use cases, user experiences, and the potential for faster time to market.
Silicon Hive will feature its high-performance imaging and video processing technology. “The fully programmable HiveGo solutions enable third-party application developers, and provide the mobile phone and digital television industry a unique platform to create differentiating consumer experience,” says marketing director Ingolf Held.
Tracer Imaging will be launching its consumer 3D print service called TracerPix at 6Sight, offering retailers and professional labs the ability to easily create printed images with 3D, zoom, morph, multi-flip, and video image effects for its customers. “People’s faces light up when they see a lenticular print, says Steven Spiro. “Beyond the attraction of 3D or other effects, its appeal comes from the fact they can touch and hold the richness of real life in a printed form.”
Other participating companies at the 6Sight conference include ABBYY, Adobe Systems, Animoto, Eye-Fi, Lustre Color, metaio, Movidius, muvee, Northwest Professional Color, Pelican Imaging, Photo Create Pty Ltd., Portrait Displays, Roxio, Scalado, Soviet Montage Productions, Tessera, Toshiba, Total Immersion, YDreams, and YOUReality.
The conference will also present analysts from Brownstein & McCabe Associates, GfK Group, IDC, InfoTrends, Jon Peddie Research, Lyra Research Inc., Maveron, NEA, Newforth Partners LLC, NPD Group Inc.,Photo Imaging News, and Soquel Group.
Also, speaking at the included AIE Output Summit are executives from Eastman Kodak Co., Fujifilm, H &H Color Lab, HP Co., Memjet, RPI, Walgreen Co., and White House Custom Colour.
Visit www.6Sight.com for detailed information about the 6Sight program. 6Sight welcomes comments on its program and its conference in general on its Facebook, and Twitter accounts.
About the 6Sight Future of Imaging Conference
The 6Sight® Future of Imaging Conference is an annual executive gathering focused on the transformative impact of imaging technology and visual communication on every facet of society – businesses, homes, and communities. Technologists, marketers, futurists, artists, industry and financial analysts, educators, high-volume users, and members of the media come together at the conference to preview breakthrough technologies, forecast innovative uses, and spark new ideas and alliances that benefit current and potential customers, participating companies, and the imaging industry as a whole. The program emphasizes interactivity, rich media presentations, and high-level connections among participants. The 6Sight Conferences LLC is a joint venture between Future Image Inc., an independent center of expertise on imaging technology, and the Association of Imaging Executives® (AIE®), a PMA® member association of photo imaging leaders who shape the strategic growth of the global imaging industry.
(First posted on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 12:08 EST)