Monthly magazine of the Federation of NOT Scientific and Technical Associations

30th edition of the Golden Engineer poll

Signals about technology

Speaker with themed lighting.

The transparent dome of the Harman Kardon Aura Studio 4 exudes unique diamond effect lighting that “dances” in all directions to the rhythm of the music. The user can match it with one of 5. various animated motifs. Accurate reproduction is ensured by special amplifiers and separate speaker channels: a downward-facing 130 mm subwoofer and six 40 mm midrange drivers, which together carry a bandwidth of 45 Hz – 20 kHz with 2 x 15 W + 1 x 100 W of power.

Made from 100% recycled fabric and aluminum and 85% recycled plastic, the 283.6 x 232 x 232 mm, 3.6 kg speaker pairs via Bluetooth 4.2 with any mobile device for seamless wireless streaming.

Laser projectors for business applications

They are gaining popularity in consumer and business applications, replacing classic tube projectors because they are much smaller and lighter than them. An example is the ZH450 model in the Optoma EX1 series of projectors, measuring 274 x 216 x 114 mm and weighing 3 kg.

Since you don’t have to wait for the lamp to warm up, so these devices are ready to work right away. They are characterized by high brightness (Optoma ZH450 up to 4500 lm) and display sharp images in maximum Full HD (1080p) resolution. Most models receive and display HDR10 and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) content. Thanks to their short-throw lenses, they can display a 100″ diagonal image from a distance of just over 1 m (from a distance of 0.4 – 3.2 m we get a diagonal image of 0.91 – 7.42 m).

The projector is equipped with a 15 W speaker, 2 HDMI 2.0 input ports, outputs: 3.5 mm audio and USB-A power 1.5 A, and for control: RS232 and RJ45.

Refreshed laptop

This is the HUAWEI MateBook D 14 2023 with a modern and more powerful Intel Core i5 12 processor. generation with integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics and faster RAM (16 GB) for smoother operation in multiple applications simultaneously. It has an SSD (512GB) and a more powerful HUAWEI Metaline antenna that extends Wi-Fi range by up to 270m, download speeds by 43% and ensures stable connections with weaker signals. The 14″ screen with narrow bezels (takes up as much as 90% of the chassis area) with an aspect ratio of 16:10 has an anti-reflective FullView FHD (1920×1200, 161 ppi) IPS matrix that accurately reproduces details and colors (maximum brightness of up to 300 nits and contrast of 1200:1). Viewing angles w are 178o, and the display can even be opened to 180o. The eye-protection mode effectively filters out blue light that is harmful to vision, which has been certified by TÜV Rheinland, and also reduces the negative impact of image flicker. The top bezel houses a 720p camera, supported by available video conferencing modes.

At 1.39 kg and 15.9 mm thick, the laptop has 3.5 mm mini-jack audio inputs, as well as USB 3.2, USB 2.0, USB-C and HDMI. Quickly and securely start it up with a power button with a built-in fingerprint reader. The 56 Wh battery provides up to 13 h of continuous video playback.

For gamers and content creators

The AOC GAMING Q27G3XMN/BK is a flat 27″ monitor with a Fast VA matrix and MiniLED backlighting divided into 336 zones, which allows you to completely turn off the matrix backlighting (2560 x 1440 px) in areas where the projected image should be dark. Thanks to FALD (Full Array Local Dimming), high-definition range (HDR) materials look as their creators planned: we see deep blacks, impossible in standard monitors, where the entire surface of the matrix is always illuminated.

Meeting the requirements of VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certification, which stands for high static contrast, the monitor displays Quad HD resolution with a refresh rate of 180 Hz (it can reproduce 1.07 billion colors) and supports Adaptive-Sync technology to prevent tearing. It has HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.4 video connectors, and the base, with a quick-mount panel mounting system, allows the panel to be adjusted vertically (130 mm), as well as tilted (-3.5o to 21.5o) and rotated (-30o to 30o).

Jerzy Bojanowicz