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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.

Recent e-Paper News

Visionect announces a subscription model for its successful Joan meeting scheduling solution

Visionect's E Ink based Joan meeting scheduling solution is a very successful product, but it's relatively expensive - starting at €449 for the basic 6" model.

Visionect launched a new payment system, which they call Joan Universal. In this version, Joan costs only €199 - but with a monthly subscription fee of €19.95. You can pay for only the months you need the device (the data will be retained in the months you do not pay), so this new fee structure could be attractive.

Sydney Australia launches new E Ink powered bus stop displays

Visionect announced a new project in Sydney, to install digital bus stops around the Town Hall, designed and developed Mercury Innovation in collaboration with Visionect. The digital stops provide real-time bus arrivals, as well as capacity information, service notifications and any other relevant commuter information right at the stop.

Sydney bus stops with E Ink displays by Visionect photo

The new bus stops displays are based on E Ink panels and are powered by solar power. This is Visionect and Mercury's second project, following the 2016 installation of solar powered e-paper traffic signs in Sydney.

New e-paper device: Light Phone 2

The Light Phone 2 is a simple 4G (LTE) phone that is based on a large E Ink display. The Light phone 2 is based on the company's own OS and supports messaging, phone calls and more simple functions.

Light Phone 2 photo

The Light Phone 2 was funded in a crowdfunding campaign (which reached its goals very quickly). The phone will cost $225 as part of the campaign, with a $400 target retail cost. It will ship by April 2019.

Aizuwakamatsu city in Japan launches an E Ink bus stop display pilot

Japan's Aizuwakamatsu city is launching a new pilot smart bus stop display project, developed by Papercast in collaboration with E Ink holdings.

Papercast E Ink screens at Aizu Bus in Japan

The project is administered by Aizu Riding Car Development, a consortium that aims to improve service convenience and reduce ongoing costs by digitally connecting bus stops. The E Ink displays will show real-time passenger information, and these displays will be wireless and solar-powered.

Ubiiq launches an LPWAN E Ink connected tag

Ubiik released an ultra-low power E Ink display tag that can stay connected via low-power WAN (LPWAN) networks for over 1.5 km. Aimed towards factory environments, the new display tags has a typical lifetime of 2 years on coin cell batteries.

Ubiik Weightless 2.7-inch ePaper tag photo

Ubiik offers starter kits with 2.7-inch displays (seen above), and the company will also release 4.2-inch e-paper tags in Q2 2018.

PaperCast's E Ink display based systems deployed in Jerusalem Israel's bus stops in a new JTMT pilot

Bus stop information display pioneer Papercast has deployed its solar-powered E Ink bus stop displays for the Jerusalem Transportation Master Plan Team (JTMT) passenger information system in Jerusalem, Israel.

Papercast deployed these systems at several bus stops in Jerusalem as a pilot, with hopes to extend the deployment to all bus stops in Jerusalem. Papercast says that the E Ink displays are 36 times more efficient than previously-used LCD screens, which makes solar power feasible.

Bodle secures over $8 Million in Series A funding

UK-based Bodle, startup developer of the SRD (Solid-State Reflective Displays) technology that promises to combine bright and vivid colors with low energy consumption, has raised £6 million (around $8.45 million USD) in Series A funding.

An early Bodle SRD display prototype photo

The round was dominated by Parkwalk Advisors, with participation from Woodford Patient Capital Trust, and returning backers Oxford Sciences Innovation and the Oxford Technology and Innovations EIS Fund (OTIF).