Augmented Reality

New Augmented Reality Apps Launched for Apple iPhone

--Apps Let Users Discover Points of Interest, View Nearby Tweets and Flickr Photos, Capture Fairies
A number of new augmented reality applications for the Apple iPhone have launched in the Apple App Store over the past few days, now that that technology is officially supported by the device (thanks to the release this month of iPhone OS 3.1). They include: Bionic Eye from Presselite , which allows users to look through their phone's video screen to see icons alerting them to nearby (i.e. less than a kilometer away) points of...

3D Capabilities Added to Layar Augmented Reality Browser


SPRXmobile announced last week that it has added 3D capabilities to its Layar augmented reality browser (note: for background on the Layar platform--which leverages smartphones' integrated GPS and compass capabilities to display layers of interactive digital information on top of real-time video on those phones' camera screens, thus effectively transforming reality into a giant, clickable interactive video-- see the articles published on itvt.com, June 17th, July 9th and August 18th, and the interview with SPRXmobile...

News Round-Up:

--Alcatel-Lucent Trumpets Work on Vodafone Portugal's Mediaroom-Powered IPTV Service
--Amino IPTV Set-Top Boxes Selected by Tele2 Netherlands
--BBC Switch Revamps its Web Portal
--beActive Launches Multiplatform Thriller, Featuring Social and AR Elements
--Blockbuster in VOD Alliance with Suddenlink and Mediacom
--Epix Launches Initiative to Create Largest Online Movie Catalog
--Five, UEFA, Livestation Launch Europa League iPhone/iPod touch App
--HBO Launches "HBO Imagine" Interactive Video Experience
--Hillcrest Labs Launches New Products for OEM's
--Hulu Launches Social TV Apps for Facebook Users, "Continuous Play" Feature
--Inverto Supporting HbbTV
--IP Vision in Over-the
The [itvt] editorial team is currently traveling in the UK, and, because of time constraints, we are covering a number of this issue's news stories in round-up/summary form. We anticipate some additional interruption of our regular news publishing schedule in the coming days, so we apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. Here is the round-up: Alcatel-Lucent is trumpeting its role in developing Vodafone Portugal's new Microsoft Mediaroom-powered IPTV service, Vodafone Casa TV...

Total Immersion, int13 in Smartphone Augmented Reality Partnership

Total Immersion , an augmented reality company that has apparently been around since 1999, contacted [itvt] Tuesday to let us know that it has signed an exclusive distribution partnership agreement with int13 , a French software firm that specializes in smartphone applications. The deal calls for the companies to integrate their respective technologies to market embedded AR applications through a new, mobile version of Total Immersion's D'Fusion platform. According to Total Immersion, the initial application...

News Round-Up

--Netgear Unveils Over-the-Top Set-Top Box
--BBC Launches New PlayStation3 iPlayer
--New Look to Launch Weekly Interactive TV Show on YouTube
--Broadcom Integrates BCM7405 SoC with Microsoft Mediaroom
--Entone Integrates IP Video Gateways and Media Hubs with Agama's IPTV Monitoring Solution
--Interactivation (Mag Rack) in VOD Deal with Meredith
--TV Genius, Mirifice Team on Remote Record Solution
--WebTView's Internet Video Search Technology Integrated onto Pirelli IPTV Set-Top Boxes
--New "Zooming" Interfaces for Augmented Reality on Smartphones
--EchoStar Europe to Launch "SlingLoaded" DVR at IBC
--Open IPTV Forum Publishes Architecture Specification for Release 2 of the OIPF
The [itvt] editorial team is currently traveling in the UK, and, because of time restraints, we are covering a number of this issue's news stories in round-up/summary form. We anticipate some additional interruption of our regular news publishing schedule in the coming days, so we apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. Here is the round-up: Netgear has announced an over-the-top set-top box, called the Digital Entertainer Live EVA 2000. Priced at $149.99,...

News Round-Up

--TiVo Awarded $200 Million in "Time Warp" Case
--ABC Using Augmented Reality to Promote "FlashForward"
--Joost CTO, Jason Gaedtke, Joins Time Warner Cable
--Plus News from Fox, Tilgin/Amino, Deutsche Telekom
The [itvt] editorial team is currently traveling in the UK, and, because of time restraints, we are covering a number of this issue's news stories in round-up/summary form. We anticipate some additional interruption of our regular news publishing schedule in the coming days, so we apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. Here is the round-up: TiVo has been awarded nearly $200 million in contempt sanctions in the latest installment of its "Time...

Other Headlines

--iPhone Augmented Reality App Launches in App Store
--Arqiva Appoints VOD CEO and Secures Content Deals
--New Magma, Channels.com Services Aim to Facilitate Broadband Video Viewing
--YouTube Expands Revenue Sharing Program
The [itvt] editorial team is traveling to the UK this week, and because we are quite pressed for time we are combining a number of today's news items into this round-up article. We also anticipate some interruption of our regular news publishing schedule over the next few days, so we apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. Here is the round-up: A French company called Presselite is offering " Metro Paris Subway ,"...

Version 2.0 of the Android-Based Layar Augmented Reality Browser Launched Internationally

--iPhone 3GS Version to Follow, 87 AR Layers Developed for the Browser to Date
SPRXmobile said Monday that version 2.0 of its Layar augmented reality browser, which launched in June in the Netherlands, is now available in all local Android Markets, and that multiple new content layers have been developed for the browser, following the company's decision to open it up for third-party development almost immediately after launching it (note: for more on the Layar platform--which leverages smartphones' integrated GPS and compass capabilities to display layers of interactive digital...

Samsung Netherlands to Pre-Install Layar Augmented Reality Browser on its First Android Phone

--AR News: acrossair's iPhone Browser, Zugara's Facebook-Integrated Game, GraffitiGeo's Restaurant App
SPRXmobile announced Friday that Samsung Netherlands will pre-install its Layar augmented reality browser (note: for more on the Layar platform--which superimposes layers of interactive digital information on top of real-time video on a smartphone's camera screen-- see the articles published on itvt.com, June 17th and July 9th, and the interview with SPRXmobile co-founder, Maarten Lens-Fitzgerald, published July 16th ) on its first Android phone, the Galaxy (i7500). According to the company, the Samsung version of...

New Interviews with Hand Eye Technologies' Jonathan Kessler and acrossair's Chetan Damani

--Topics Discussed Include Smartphone-Based Interactive TV and Augmented Reality
[itvt] has just published in-depth audio interviews with Jonathan Kessler , founder and CEO of Hand Eye Technologies, and with Chetan Damani , co-founder and managing director of acrossair. San Francisco-based Hand Eye Technologies has developed a software platform, called Hand Eye Interactive Technology (HIT), which enables viewers to use their camera-equipped smartphones to interact with highlighted hotspot objects on the TV screen (note: according to the company, the technology works with almost any video...

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