Sydney’s solar-powered e-paper traffic signs - no failures since 2013

May 03, 2017

In 2012 Visionect and Mercury Innovation started installing E Ink based traffic signs in Sydney, Australia. The two companies now report that there were no hardware failure reports since installation - quite impressive!

The E Ink signs use wireless communication over the cellular network can can withstand the sun's heat and power outages as it is powered by solar energy.

Terrad Music to launch its Gvido digital music score by the end of the year

May 03, 2017

In June 2016 Terrada announced its Gvido E Ink sheet music device, that lets you see sheet music pages (PDFs) on two 13.3" flexible (Mobius) E Ink displays. The company now announced that it plans to start shipping this innovative device by the end of 2017.

Gvido photo

The device also includes input via a stylus (Wacom). The device features Wi-Fi, bluetooth, 8GB of internal memory and micro SD slot. The whole device weighs only 650 grams.

HP announces the IonTouch e-paper based "printing" system

Apr 26, 2017

HP Developed a new system, called IonTouch, which enables cheap and easy "paperless" printing. The basic idea is that IonTouch can be used to "print" small displays for applications such as calling cards, QR Codes, badges and more.

HP IonTouch photo

Those cards are based on E Ink, and so does not require any power while the image stays - and of course the image can be changed with the "printing" equipment. Each display is a 2.5" 300x300 monochrome (16 grayscales) E Ink panel. HP is aiming for a low-cost solution and each display will cost less than $2 to make.

New e-paper device: Blendology E Ink badge

Bledology E Ink badge is an interactive contact exchange platform aimed for conference attendees. The badges use 4" E Ink displays produced by Plastic Logic.

The E Ink badges are now available and cost $60 each (these are reusable of course across many conferences).

New e-paper device: Verily life Sciences study watch

The Study Watch by Verily Life Sciences (ex Google-X division) is a health-tracking smartwatch that features an always-on E Ink display, environmental and physiological sensors and long-lasting battery.

Verily life Sciences study watch image

The study watch will used in observational health studies - it will not be sold to consumers.

New e-paper device: Onyx Boox Typewriter

The Onyx Boox Typewriter is a laptop device that uses a 9.7" E Ink display. This is an interesting design that may appeal to writers and many others if it is executed correctly.

Onyx E Ink 9.7'' laptop image

The Onyx Boox Typewriter is not official yet, but this interesting device was spotted in an official company brochure.