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LAS VEGAS--Time will tell if sluggish sales in the consumer electronics industry will lift in 1992, but numerous industry executives, that flew in to this desert city expecting the worst, crowded on jumbo jets bound for dwelling in a state of jubilant surprise and euphoria.

 

If it is possible to judge a trade show solely by mindset, the recently concluded Consumer Electronics Show was a wonderful improvement over the show in June. https://medium.com/@carspeakerland/what-are-the-speaker-sizes-in-my-car-speaker-size-for-my-car-c32cccff8dbb

 

Brand new products and aggressive sales strategies made cellular electronics a point of focus at CES. What follows are some of the companies and products which made news:

 

Altec Lansing

 

People who use computers such as MIDI, voice synthesizers, music composition, multimedia applications, as well as serious sport players, will appreciate the depth and range of stereo sound possible from these brand new speakers, based on Altec and Bose engineers.

 

Both IBM and Altec Lansing think they're on the outer edge of a buck business, as CD-systems sabotage to control both the entertainment and computing worlds of their future.

 

Based on Olsen and Altec engineer Tommy Freadman, these first two lines of speakers use circuitry that provide high-quality sound with little program. "Offices are becoming smaller and smaller so what we want is high quality sound in a really small space," Olsen believes.

 

To start, Altec and IBM will sell just two lines, one having a subwoofer and one without. Both pairs have electronic signal processors, to boost sound. Other significant characteristics of interactive speakers, based on Freadman, include the ability to take care of broad dynamic variety, flexible design, and the perfect colour and shape to co-exist inside a computer environment.

 

Other speaker companies are advertising computer speakers in addition to Altec. Bose lately introduced the RooMate Compute Monitor. Much like Altec, Bose prides itself proprietary circuitry to provide high fidelity sound in a small location.

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Blaupunkt

 

Blaupunkt introduced what it claims is the world's first mobile phone completely incorporated into an automobile stereo receiver, clearly signaling the future direction of their cell electronics business.

 

"The industry has been lurching toward digital integration of mobile into vehicles for three years," says Herschel Shosteck, a noted telecommunications analyst. "This statement is a milestone in the growth of cellphones. I can not imagine anything larger than this at the moment."

 

At stake for Blaupunkt, a division of German conglomerate Robert Bosch Corp., is a distinct marketing advantage in international telecommunications products, based on Ira Tabankin, general manager, cellular telephones. In addition to Blaupunkt's integrated device, the company will launch four analog and two digital cellphones.

 

"What we could offer is your natural marriage between amusement and communication, not just in styling, but in function as well," Tabankin says.

 

Blaupunkt's integrated unit is known as the Las Vegas RCM-84 and will be sold exclusively into the aftermarket. It has a tuner (equipped with Radio Data System, or RDS), cassette deck along with 10-disc CD controller, all assembled to a single DIN chassis. On the ideal side of this display (2-line scatter matrix) is a 10-number keypad. Just like the rest of Blaupunkt's phone, the recipient has a rocker key so that the user can easily scroll through menus.

 

Voice reception is via the car's front two speakers along with the Las Vegas is made for hands-free operation. A single antenna for both the radio and phone is all of the car needs.

 

Blaupunkt will send around the Las Vegas the last quarter of 1992. It'll roll out first in the U.S., followed closely by Europe. Pricing is not finalized, but "we didn't design the item for a Rolls Royce. We wish to sell them, not just have a specialized focus." Tabankin will sell the device via Blaunpunkt's standard distribution channels. Blaupunkt, a renowned producer of autosound, uses Ericsson/GE as a mobile supplier, within an arrangement similar to a joint venture, '' says Tabankin.

 

While Blaunpunkt's other products might have a back seat into the Las Vegas device for a little while, this show marks the company's reentry to the cellophone business with a lineup of six handheld and mobile units.

 

Blaunpunkt's first analog offering may include just one cellular telephone, a car-to-car transportable and 2 handhelds, for example, TC-132, a small 1.2-watt handheld.

 

The lineup also includes two double manner analog/digital phones, the TC-212 cellphone and TC-242 handheld. These dual mode phones are going to be able to access existing mobile systems as well as the ne TDMA digital mobile systems scheduled to start operation in 1992.

 

The TC-112 phone (suggested retail, $529), TC-122 car-to-car (to be priced following month), TC-132 1.2-watt handheld ($1079) and also TC-142 handheld ($999) will likely be available in the first half of 1992. The dual mode units, that have never been priced, are available.

 

Casio

 

Casio showed at its booth a system of portable LCD televisions to your vehicle. The auto TV system is model TV7700CK and uses a colour LCD screen mounted on goose-neck stand alone. The device has a receiver or may be hooked up to a portable VCR.

Read more: Car Speakers Reviews How to choose the Best Car Speakers 

 

CTIA

 

At a special session on Jan. 6, the Mobile Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA), the ruling body of mobile, reaffirmed that TDMA remains the industry standard for electronic cellphones. CTIA also said "that it is not expected that additional digital options will likely be available before 1994."

 

Ericsson/GE

 

Jack Cassidy, director of sales and advertising, Ericsson/GE, showed off among their smallest hybrid analog/digital reverse telephones. Ericsson/GE is among the most aggressive marketers of new electronic technologies on earth.

 

Goldstar

 

Goldstar is focusing on a significant cellphone retail effort which will incorporate the type of product and promotion store executives have been anticipating since cellphones first entered the retail station three or even four years back.

 

Goldstar showed retailers no-frill, "plain old telephones." Both units are small handheld cellphones and are very competitively priced, based on Pat Sullivan, vice president and Ed Brachocki, director of business development.

 

Duracell Inc. will co-promote the phones in retail kiosks, or PowerCenters, in accordance with the 2 guys.

 

For your portable retail mobile program, they will start with a limited distribution strategy; they don't anticipate flooding the marketplace. , The Wiz, Fretter) and a single national distributor.

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Goldstar's cellphones are functionally similar to house phones. Its just feature is auto redial. The units have suggested retail prices of $749 and $849, even though with carrier rebates factored-in they'll self for less. They'll ship throughout the second quarter.

 

The phones will be sold with no batteries. Alongside the phones on a display (free-standing or wall mount units will soon be available) are a series of battery option packs. Goldstar anticipates that buyers can purchase no less than two battery kits per phone.

 

Consumers may choose between a AA package, an N-Cell package, a standard NiCad battery and a battery eliminator kit for in-car use. The NiCad, a rechargeable battery provides 70 minutes speak, 18 hours standby. Suggested retails about the alkaline power options are $19.99, but might have a street price close to $10 per year, which will greatly encourage consumers to purchase more than 1 kit.

 

International Jensen

 

International Jensen, among the best house and automobile loudspeaker suppliers in this country, has registered a public offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission. It is expected that the people offer will become effective by following month, according to reliable sources close to the provider.

 

Jensen and its chief executive, Robert Shaw, who engineered a leveraged buyout of the business from Beatrice Industries in 1988, wouldn't officially comment on the people offering because the SEC does not permit any actions construed as encouraging the sale, a Jensen spokesperson said. Shaw said through a spokesperson that moving people won't influence the strategic direction of the corporation.

 

Sources said Jensen will decrease debt and possess a bigger line of credit using all the movies it garners in the general public sale.

 

International Jensen markets various brands of car and home loudspeakers, such as Acoustic Research, Advent, Jensen, NHT and Phase Linear.

 

Motorola

 

Motorola, that endured some criticism from vendors last year because its Pulsar lineup failed to include the company's latest mobile technologies, softly beefed-up retail efforts in the Consumer Electronics Show last week.

 

Motorola's Pan American Subscriber Group introduced a mini pocket mobile telephone for selected retail distribution via its Consumer Products division for shipping throughout the first quarter.

 

"We're responding to the pressures of this current market," said an executive on-hand who asked to not be identified. Motorola distributes mobile product to 10 to 15 big vendors in the U.S. "We just operate with long-term players"

 

Motorola's consumer division is now making a concerted effort to move forward after being accused of behaving arrogantly toward retailers, in accordance with store executives.

 

Far from becoming counted-out of the retail game, Motorola's reinvigorated program has in the centre its 9.6-ounce portable. "This brand new retail personal mobile is proof of our Consumer Product division's commitment to the retail mobile market and its unique requirements," said Robert Weisshappel, senior vice president and general manager of Motorola's Pan American Cellular Subscriber Group.

 

Motorola can take some warmth with all the pocketphone because the device is too short to stretch from the ear into the mouth. That is not any retractable plastic bit to expand the device as Motorola designed because of its world famous reverse telephone.

 

Nevertheless, executives are about the new pocketphone, which boasts a talk time around 70 minutes or 12 hours of standby time. A environmentally safe nickel metal hydride battery may also be available.

 

A complete line of accessories such as batteries, a rapid charger along with also a three-watt power booster may also be available for purchase.

 

Nokia Mobile Phones

 

Nokia, the world's second largest producer of mobile phones, officially released its brand new Nokia 101 portable cellphone which may incorporate the same features and functions within each significant marketplace worldwide.

 

The 101, that was designed to signify the fresh ergonomics of their company's Finnish tradition, is among the smallest portables in existence and is priced very competitively at $799, suggested retail. The brand new unit weighs 9.7 ounces. Less than an inch thick, the telephone features the world's smallest and lightest fast-charge travel apparel, based on Paul Chelgren, president, Nokia Mobile Phones Inc..

 

Nokia entered the American mobile market in 1985 when the company introduced the AMPS version of its transportable mobile phone.

 

Now, Nokia offers a huge variety of portable, transportable and handheld cellphones for your domestic sector.

 

Technophone, that employs a separate distribution and advertising force from Nokia's, is among the most successful retail store brands in the usa.

 

Panasonic

 

Using standard batteries, a user may speak around 55 minutes, or maintain the phone on standby for 12 hours. A host of features will soon be available for your telephone.

 

A auto DCC prototype re-emphasized Panasonic's position as a leader in the arrangement. A Panasonic executive said that he expects to send on an automobile DCC unit from the fourth quarter.

 

Pioneer

 

As expected, Pioneer came out fighting in the start of CES together with the introductions of 2 reverse phones into its mobile lineup, as well as an "entertainment centre" for your vehicle.

 

Prominent advertising in and around the conference centre left little doubt that Pioneer could start selling the pocket cellphones, made famous in years past by Motorola.

 

Pioneer's 2 SKUs are known as the PCC-900 and PCC-700. Pioneer didn't reveal pricing, but suggested that the 2 phones are competitive.

 

Pioneer is calling the new FH-M75 "the greatest amusement centre for your vehicle." This device is a single-play CD, cassette, turner and CD controller, all at a powered, dual DIN sized unit.

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Along with its built-in seven-band graphic equalizer, the FH-M75 has a voice cancellation feature which, together with the push of a button, which allows the user to eliminate the track track of a song, while leaving the music monitor intact so anybody in the auto can sing along with the music.

 

Offering 30 watts of power from four speakers, the sound section of this FH-M75 is emphasized by 2 memory functions that allow users to preset some seven-band picture equalizer curve they'd like. Each source (cassette, CD or turner) has a memory card capability which could be preset by the user for 2 different listening preferences. The CD, cassette and turner operate all employ Pioneer's state-of-the-art technology.

 

Rockford Fosgate

 

Rockford Fosgate, the high-end new of car speakers and components, is selling to the first time a lineup of separate speakers, as well as its first enclosed tube subwoofers.

 

The brand new "Series 1" lineup of complete array loudspeakers consists of seven models which range from 3.5-inch to 6-inch from 9-inch. These speakers have been designed to compete at a price-conscious marketplace whilst preserving performance, quality and reliability, '' The line has suggested retail prices between $49.99 to $169.99.

 

Rockford's tube subwoofers, known as Series 1 Subz, are non-powered units. The octagon-shaped subwoofers use a 6.5-inch and 10-inch speaker, in a durable carpet twist.

 

The newest Series 1 Subz also include a special tie-down bundle for an easy and secure installation. The tie-down bundle includes buckles to easily remove or install the system with minimal work.

 

The BP-1000 (SRP $249.95) could be installed in closed-trunk vehicles.

 

Sanyo

 

Sanyo introduced new electronic products to its cellular sound line and digital signal processor with higher power centre channel amplification, for $599.99, suggested retail price.

 

Sound Advice

 

Sound Advice Inc. a 20-store Florida operator and member of the Guru Group of retailers, recently hired John Lostroscio as cellular products merchandising manager. Lostroscio is responsible for the purchase of all cellular electronics products and associated items for your organization and will report to Chris O'Neil, senior vice president of purchasing for its series.

 

Lostroscio, 34, served four years in sales and marketing to International Jensen. Before, he was a federal training director at NEC Corp..

 

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you would need to first take your picture and make a texture of it.

then you make a extrude the size you want your poster to be and apply the texture to it.  you may need to mess around with the scaling to get the two to match up.

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16 minutes ago, markdd said:

or this ....

 

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Hrmm I may need to update that one. It works the majority of the time but in some render styles floating planar objects/flat images sometimes disappear or display Z fighting. Might just take what this video explains and add to it.
 

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That's one name for the weird lines/flashing you might see if you have two surfaces exactly on top of each other in 3D space:

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^ What Andy says. Easy, scalable (yay!!!) Self-illuminating if you desire (or not). If you've never made one before, after creation VW will by default deposit the Image Prop at the drawing's 0,0 position (first few times this made me just a tiny bit crazy. No idea why I am not prompted, after generation, to place it where desired, or why no pref for that).

 

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1 hour ago, mjm said:

after creation VW will by default deposit the Image Prop at the drawing's 0,0 position (first few times this made me just a tiny bit crazy. No idea why I am not prompted, after generation, to place it where desired, or why no pref for that).

 

The first few times I ever tried making an Image Prop I thought it just "didn't work". Then I later found all the image props I had made just sitting at 0,0. :)

 

 

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1 hour ago, Andy Broomell said:

Now what I do is immediately hit Cmd+X to "Cut," then click where I want and Cmd+V to Paste.

Funny the workflows we internalize…

I am occasionally fooling around wih the latest A/C for Mac. I am so very very lost in that world.

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