iSport's W194 is a fitness tracker that sports a flexible E Ink display. The watch monitors steps, distance walked, speed, calories and also your sleep. It can connect to both iOS and Android devices.
E-Ink-Info: the e-paper experts
E-Ink-Info is the world's leading e-paper publication for over 5 years. E-Paper displays, used in e-readers, signage and retail applications, are extremely efficient and readable. We bring you daily e-paper news and industry services.
Mexico-based PERO360 developed a new solar-powered E Ink kiosk called Community HUB, that help students in schools report violence cases anonymously and safely. A 12-month trial in Mexico saw rediced abusive behavior and helped the school implement new violence prevention politics. Community HUB won the World Summit Aware for Inclusion and Empowerment.
The Community HUB uses Visionect's E Ink system. The developers say e-paper is the best fit for this kind of application due to the low power consumption and the outdoor visibility.
Amazon reportedly enjoyed tremendous success with its second annual Prime Day. According to the Good E-Reader, one of the biggest success stories was the Kindle e-Reader - Amazon sold a few hundred thousand of its Kindles worldwide.
Back in 2013, Samsung sold LiquaVista, its electrowetting display unit, to Amazon (Samsung itself bought Liquavista in 2011). Electrowetting enables low-power non-volatile color e-paper displays, but the technology has not been commercialized yet.
According to Good-E-Reader, Amazon is now developing an 8" color e-reader that uses an electrowetting display, and it plans to release this new e-reader towards the end of 2016. Amazon will produce these new displays in China - at the Beijing Century Joyo Information Technology's fab in Shenzhen. This is of course not confirmed yet or anything, it'll be interesting to see if Amazon is indeed so far advanced with its Electrowetting tech.
In June 2014 (exactly two years ago), E Ink and GDS announced the world's largest e-paper module, a 32" 2560x1440 display that targets digital signage and information kiosk applications.
A few days ago, E Ink and GDS installed a prototype 32" solar-powered E Ink display on Boston's City Hall Plaza. The sign will provide information on local events and help residents and visitors locate nearby landmarks
Amazon's Kindle (2016 edition), the company's basic e-reader model features a 6" 167 PPI 16-level E Ink pearl touch display (no built-in light), 4GB of storage and Wi-Fi. It comes in either black or white. It weighs 161 grams and is smaller and ligher than the 2015 edition.
We are happy to invite all our readers to follow the new E-Ink-Info LinkedIn company page. LinkedIn is a great place to meet and find new professionals. If you follow the new company page, you will get ePaper updates directly to your feed, and also be able to connect to other ePaper professionals.
In addition to the company page, we have also setup a new e-Paper interest group - which will hopefully become a new forum for discussions and an exchange of knowledge, news and opinions. All focused on e-Paper and E Ink, of course. Join our new group now!