2008年9月25日木曜日

KDDI Announces Launch of 1Gbps services

KDDI announced yesterday that the company would launch 1Gbps home services with a less expenssive price than its 100Mbps services. It seems, however, the new price level is almost equal to a 100Mbps home service price of NTT, although its initial installation cost may be a bit higher than 100Mbps service subscription. Only the new condition of the new services seems to be a minimum subscription period of two years.

The ten times broader bandwidth will provide us with varieties of new applications services, including simultaneous services of high-definition quality video movie transmissions, video phone talks and data exchange over the internet.

There have been a few other carriers that are providing Giga-bit services, and the KDDI's participation this time will be accelerating to open up a highly competitive new market of broadband services where no one has ever experienced before.

9/25/08

2008年9月18日木曜日

Drive Simulator

A new drive simulator developed by Forum8 seems to be an excellent system out of many simulators available in the world. It is reportedly said that the new simulator is able to create perfectly controlled environments including weather, time of day and traffic patterns. According to the video report provided here, a person who drives the simulator can feel not only the outside environment but also can experience and sense the road conditions and differences in control and acceleration of the various types of cars.

There is no doubt that this system must be very useful for us to conduct car-driving-ability tests and/or to examine traffic safety measurements, and so on. It seems that this system will be also very helpful in city and road design efforts. One of great technologies is here.



9/18/08

2008年9月9日火曜日

Movie Creation from Still Pictures

It seems that this technology will accomplish to dramatically reduce bit rates and file sizes of movies because a movie created by this technology is made from still pictures with high resolution quality. This technology was reportedly developed for entertainment purposes, but will be useful for business, industrial monitoring or surveillance in particular.




9/9/08

2008年9月8日月曜日

3D Viewer

3D Para Vision demonstrated here seems to be relatively simple technology, but looks pretty cool to provide viewers with virtual 3D movies or pictures. According to the president and CEO of the company that developed this system, its greatest advantage is to get audience to stop by the 3D screen to watch movies or pictures for 10 times longer than regular 2D screen.



9/8/08