Articles about ceatec 2014

Kyocera Floating Solar Farm Sounds Like A Brilliant Alternative
[CEATEC 2014] With close to 70% of the world’s surface being water, leaving around 30% of land for nearly 7 billion people to live on, it is starting to look like a very viable idea when it comes to working on a solar farm project – that is set up on a body of water, instead of on land. Taking land starved Japan as an example, where they have actually […]

Murata Baby Life Log Tool Assists Parents In Their Tasks
[CEATEC 2014] Parenting is not an easy task, and I certainly take my hat off to the older generation of parents who had to juggle not only a family and work life, but they had five, six, or even more than seven children running around the home, being of various ages and needs, so much so that the parents themselves still had enough “alone time”. What a tough juggling act […]

Fujitsu Image Sensor Recognizes Patient Status Via Image Sensor
[CEATEC 2014] There is nothing quite like having technology do its bit for society and the world at large. Fujitsu has had its fair share of innovations over at this year’s edition of CEATEC, and one of the technologies developed could prove to be rather revolutionary when it comes to recognizing a patient’s status through the use of an image sensor. With this particular device, a hospital or healthcare organization […]

Mitsubishi Satellites Set To Make Life Better...For Everyone
[CEATEC 2014] Sending a satellite into space is definitely a huge achievement for any nation, and Japan is an old hand at this particular endeavor. In fact, thanks to the likes of Mitsubishi Electric who have come up with their fair share of satellites, life will never be the same again. Basically, the TURKSAT-4A Turkish communications satellite will be able to deliver an even greater level of detail and accuracy […]

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Pigment-Based Solar Cells Makes Renewable Energy More Chic
[CEATEC 2014] While the use of solar panels does benefit the environment in a variety of ways, it is worth noting that there is always a better way of getting things done. In this particular case, the engineers over at Aikin Seiki (the very same people who delivered the robotic wheelchair as well as a sleep monitoring system) have come up with a way to inject some color into solar […]

CEATEC 2014 Innovation Awards Winners' List
[CEATEC 2014] Never mind typhoon Phanfone which thankfully passed over Tokyo a day before CEATEC 2014 kicked off officially for the masses, although some of us judges had train troubles getting to the cavernous Makuhari Messe. Still, come hell or high water, the work of judging needs to be done, and after a few days of walking from booth to booth while munching on onigiris for lunch, the CEATEC 2014 […]

ROHM Shows Off USB Power Delivery System
[CEATEC 2014] What kind of devices can your USB port power? Sure, some of them will be able to handle the likes of a tablet, while most of them ought to be able to juice up a smartphone without any issue at all. Well, ROHM intends to change the landscape of USB charging with their brand new USB Power Delivery system, which would pave open the door for larger devices […]

Technics Reference System R1 Series Delivers Booming Audio
[CEATEC 2014] Bigger isn’t necessarily better, but this does not mean that the re-invigoration of the Technics brand is less than welcome, especially when they have put forward their best foot in the form of the R1 Reference System. What makes it all the more significant is the fact that this is the first new Hi-Fi product from the highly respected Technics brand name in half a dozen years, and […]

Sharp IR Color Night Vision Camera
[CEATEC 2014] When we talk about night vision, most of the time it will involve something that is just black and white, but where Sharp is concerned at this year’s CEATEC, they have certainly outdone themselves with the introduction of their new Sharp IR Color Night Vision Camera. As the name of this particular device suggests, the Sharp IR Color Night Vision Camera will be able to shoot in color […]

DoCoMo Arrows Tab F-03G Spotted At CEATEC 2014
[CEATEC 2014] I do wonder whether there is a reason for Japanese companies to come up with really complex naming conventions for their products, perhaps it is to reflect the kind of complex technologies that lie within? The DoCoMo Arrows Tab F-03G looks set to hit the market later next month, where it will arrive in a chassis that measures 174mm x 265mm x 8.5mm – which is rather slim, […]

Fujitsu Vehicle ICT Intends To Make Driving Safer
[CEATEC 2014] They say never to reinvent the wheel, which is a good idea since I would not like to drive around on square-shaped wheels for sure. Having said that, what other aspects of a car could change to make our lives easier and safer while we are on the road? Plenty, it seems, and Fujitsu looks to have scratched the tip of the surface with their Vehicle ICT idea. […]

Denso X-Mobility - Worth Delivering Beer To You
[CEATEC 2014] So, the rest of the household is not really that keen on you barking orders to the rest of the family members to bring you a cold one from time to time, as you would only do so for yourself whenever there is a break in the game. Perhaps it is time to make sure that there is an ice box right beside the couch, while you carefully […]

Denso Den-Oute Kun Robot Arm Handles Shogi Matches With Aplomb
[CEATEC 2014] We have seen our fair share of robots over here at CEATEC this year, and while some of them are more meant for promotional purposes than being practical, others, like the Den-Oute Kun from Denso, happens to have a decent reason for existing. Heck, it is well worth it to look into the future development of the Den-Oute-Kun further, since this particular robot arm was specially developed for […]

Mazda’s Adaptive LED Headlights Could Result In Safer Night Driving
[CEATEC 2014] It goes without saying that driving in low light conditions is a whole lot more challenging compared to doing so in broad daylight. After all, you can never quite tell just when your eyes might miss something ahead of you, resulting in a tragedy or an unwanted collision. Hence, headlight technology in vehicles will need to up the ante, and over the years, LED technology has done a […]

Fujitsu Ultra-Thin Lithium Batteries See Action In Credit Cards
[CEATEC 2014] The humble and ubiquitous credit card has seen some advancements in the past, having moved on from the magnetic strip to include a smart chip on it that makes the entire credit card more secure as well as convenient for both vendors and customers. Having said that, is there a next phase of evolution where credit cards are concerned? The answer would be “yes”, and Fujitsu thinks that […]

Panasonic Lumix GH4 Delivers 4K Video Recording Capability
[CEATEC 2014] Yes, the world is definitely moving in the direction of 4K when it comes to video, although the initial “wow” factor from the quality jump is not as stark as say, video CD to DVD, or even DVD to Full HD. Perhaps we have seen a fair amount of high quality videos and displays so much so that our eyes are now “numb”, so to speak. While smartphones […]

Panasonic ProXStream EX Decoder Delivers 4k60p Images
[CEATEC 2014] Full HD is like child’s play when you take into consideration the next generation of displays as well as the broadcasting technology behind it. This year’s CEATEC has seen a push for 4K video by different manufacturers, and Panasonic themselves do seem to have an entire “4K World” booth set up to raise the awareness levels of such an ecosystem. The new ProXStream EX HEVC decoder is definitely […]

Panasonic Unveils Pin-Type Lithium Ion Battery
[CEATEC 2014] As life becomes more inundated with mobile devices, one particular issue still remains – that of battery life, or rather, the relatively limited amount of it. How many of us would wish our smartphones were able to last for days before requiring a trip to the nearest power outlet, just like how the Nokia handsets of yore did. Well, as devices become smaller and lighter, so too, will […]

Stanley Electric Shows Off LED Lighting Capabilities
[CEATEC 2014] There is nothing quite like having some lighting to help spruce up a presentation or booth. LED lighting has proven itself to be highly reliable, not to mention energy efficient in getting the job done. Stanley Electric does have a fair amount of experience and expertise when it comes to beautifying a place with its range of LED lighting solutions, as you can see in the image gallery […]

Murata Cheerleaders In The Flesh
[CEATEC 2014] It can be rather difficult to find someone who does not love robots, especially when one takes into consideration just how far modern day technology has come. Murata, while not exactly being a household name in Japan at this point in time, has drawn attention to itself in the past through clever attention grabbing robots such as the Unicycle Robot, saw the release of the Murata Cheerleaders at […]