International Sign Expo

April 25, 2011

The ISA International sign Expo 2011 is shaping up to be a great event, with exhibitors from around the world converging on the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas for the largest signage tradeshow in the world. Luminautics will be showcasing its Lumiflex product line of advanced digital signage for virtually any outdoor display need. Our showcase will include a 9' by 6' demo display measuring only 3.5" thick, and constructed on a cantilevered frame using our 16mm pitch LED system. We will also be giving visitors a closer look into the technology that drives our displays. You won't want to miss our demo, which will highlight important quality characteristics that buyers of digital signage should look for to achieve long term performance. We welcome visitors to stop by our booth-number 5265-near the southwest corner of the show floor.

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Collaborating with U of T's Institute of Optical Sciences to create the Solid State Lightning network (SSLnet)

April 24, 2011

Today, Luminautics participated in the unveiling of the University of Toronto's Solid State Lighting Network (SSLnet) as a founding member. SSLnet is a new initiative designed to bring together researchers and the broader LED industry. Regular educational and networking events, expert talks and workshops hosted by SSLnet will provide a valuable means for making and maintaining relationships across many sectors. Having already worked with the personnel at the Institute for Optical Sciences on collaborative R&D, we believe that SSLnet will provide access to next-generation technologies being developed in university laboratories. In addition, the photometrics lab maintained for SSLnet members will be a valuable and indispensable asset going forward, allowing rigorous standards-based optical quality control. We hope that our leadership within SSLnet will contribute to the success of the regional LED community for years to come.

National Research Council of Canada awards Luminautics with Industrial Research Assistance Program grant to support R&D of new digital display technologies

September 6, 2010

Luminautics has been awarded two Grants from the National Research Council of Canada's Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP). The program is designed to identify innovative and promising Canadian technology companies, and provide financial support for research, development and commercialization of new technologies and processes. Luminautics would like to thank the Government of Canada for its support. Other recipients of IRAP Grants include Research In Motion (the maker of Blackberry), who received IRAP support over several years. We are very enthusiastic to be participating in this program, which accelerates R&D, and translates into better products and services.

Luminautics invited to TABIA 40th anniversary celebration, installs prototype digital banner to promote event sponsors.

April 17, 2010

To celebrate the anniversary of Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) everywhere, TABIA (Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas) hosted an invitation-only reception for the leaders, supporters, and volunteers to these community organizations. Business Improvement Areas are self-organized associations that bring together businesses and government agencies to enhance communities. This model has become popular in cities throughout the world. The very first of its kind was founded right here 40 years ago, in Toronto, in the form of the Bloor West Village BIA. The most visible presence of the local BIA is with street signage which helps give identity to the community of local businesses. With this strong emphasis on street signage, Luminautics Inc. was invited to attend. We saw this as a wonderful opportunity to participate in the local community, demonstrate our latest streetscape prototype, and help recognize the sponsors and supporters of the event by prominently displaying their logos in front of the entrance. The prototype we brought to show was for a new class of LED display: the urban digital banner. At a 10mm pitch, the display provided a moderate resolution even for the very small format of a 2-inch thick post-mounted banner. Besides generating multiple glances from every guest attending, we received a very positive reaction from BIA representatives and other dignitaries including Toronto Mayor David Miller.