Toshiba showcases its " Digita
The Digital Home
Toshiba is driving forward the concept of total connectivity: all the time,
everywhere and anywhere access to the Internet and all sorts of content. At
CES 2009, Toshiba showcases the "ultimate on-demand experience," and new
technologies that make interaction with network content easier than ever,
and that bring Toshiba?s "Digital Life Innovation" into the home.
-Prototype Cell TVs
The high performance of the Cell platform bring superb picture quality and
networking interactivity to TVs. Demonstrations at CES include real-time
super resolution imaging, using a 56-inch, 4k x 2k pixel panel to display
images that the Cell platform upconverts from 1920x1080p to 3840x2160p, and
also upconverting of content such as Internet video to high picture quality
by application of "Resolution+" technology in combination with newly
developed noise reduction technology. In addition, a 55-inch backlit LED
panel controlled by the Cell platform is showcased, and demonstrate
high-speed control of all picture parameters, including an local dimming
-AV Devices with Network Players
The company demonstrates how the integration of IT software platforms
with digital consumer products enhances the user experience by providing
access to a broad range of content over the Internet, and allow TVs to
receive diverse content and share it with PCs.
REGZA LINK (HDMI-CEC) currently achieves simplified operation of multiple
digital products connected by HDMI cables. But the next generation version
does it all wirelessly. Toshiba will demonstrate REGZA LINK (HDMI-CEC)
based on WirelessHD technology, which realizes wireless transmission of
uncompressed HD video and audio data at speeds allowing devices to be
positioned anywhere in a room. Toshiba will also spotlight high speed data
transfers among digital products based on TransferJet? technology, a close
proximity wireless technology standardized by the TransferJet Consortium.
The concept model for future PC, mobile and digital products offers simple
operation, safe connection and fast, reliable data transfers.
-User interface and Navigation
More content means more to search through. Toshiba makes searching fast and
easy with a new user interface. "Content Finding Navigation" is based on
an original algorithm that calculates the relevance between various types
of content. The interface is a portal to the universe of networked content.
Toshiba also displays its "Spatial Motion Interface," an interactive 3D GUI
that integrates a 3D-capturing infrared sensor. The interface is based on
an original motion recognition algorithm that allows users to use hand
movements to search for and navigate recorded content on a digital TV.
-Download of Digital Content via SD Cards
Another must-see at the Toshiba Booth is the MOD Systems? digital video
download system, which delivers movies to SD Cards. At CES Toshiba
showcases the content playback options the system delivers: dedicated
set-top boxes that bring the service to TVs without an SD card slot;
on-the-go portable devices; and a REGZA TV with SD card slot. To access
content, just slip an SD card into the slot. This display is offered in
collaboration with MOD.
Picture Enhancement Technology
-"Resolution+" based on Super Resolution Technology
Super Resolution pictures are achieved by Toshiba?s "Resolution+," based on
Super Resolution LSI technology. This mage processor reproduces source
images at a new level of high picture quality. Digital terrestrial
broadcasts and standard DVD sources boosted to near HD quality are
introduced on the latest additions to the "REGZA" line-up of LCD TV and the
"Qosmio" AV notebook PC series.
-XDE (eXtended Detail Enhancement)
XDE technology brings improved image quality to DVD players. XDE upconverts
images, and then applies a combination of video processing technologies,
"detail enhancement", "intelligent color" and "contrast enhancement," to
deliver enhanced picture quality. Users can enjoy near-HD image quality
from existing DVD collections and video content recorded on DVD discs.
Mobile and Storage Technologies
- 512GB SSD
The future of on-board storage can be seen in the new 512GB solid state
drive (SSD), along with Toshiba new line-up of smaller capacity SSD Flash
Modules for network PCs and other personal equipment. The new line-up of
hard disk drive (HDD), including a half terabyte 2.5-inch HDD, will also be
Environmentally Conscious Products
Energy-saving light-emitting diodes (LED) directly convert electrical
energy into optical energy. The E-CORE 100 and E-CORE 60 LED downlight
series (for the Japanese market) that light the Toshiba booth have a long
life of 40,000 hours, and consume only one-seventh of the power of an
equivalent mini krypton bulb.
SCiB?the Super Charge Battery?is Toshiba?s breakthrough rechargeable
battery, and it offers excellent safety, long-life and rapid charging.
Prototypes of notebook PCs integrating an SCiB point the way to improved
battery life?the SCiB can be recharged 6,000 times with a target recharge
time of 90 percent in just 10 minutes. Commercial application of SCiB to an
electric bike are on display.
Energy Efficient LCD TVs and Environmentally Conscious Notebook
Advances in cutting energy consumption in TVs are showcased by LCD TVs,
including future models integrating a new panel that Toshiba has used to
cut power consumption by 26%(5) ? equivalent to reducing CO2 emissions by
214g a day. EPEAT -gold rated computers ? Port?g? A600, Port?g? R600,
Port?g? M750 ? recognized for elimination of cadmium, lead and mercury,
energy-efficient operation, design for recycling and green procurement, are
also on display.