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Future interfacing : full-motion video on a flexible display


June 4, 2004

A US research project is aiming to produce a compact cell phone-like communication device with a roll-out, full-colour flexible display that features low-power consumption and full motion video capabilities. Known as the Universal Communication Device (UCD) the pen sized unit it will employ an OLED (Organic Light Emitting Display) and provide advanced voice and data communication capabilities.

Universal Display Corporation is undertaking the project for the U.S. Army Research Laboratories (ARL) with a view to both widespread military and civilian uses.

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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