Q&A with Sri Peruvemba, Visionect's new board member and E Ink veteran

Sri Peruvemba sketchVisionect recently appointed Sri Pervuemba to its board of directory. Sri is a long time display veteran and was E Ink's chief marketing manager for over 10 years. Sri is also a good friend and has been supporting E-Ink-Info from its launch. Sri was kind enough to answer a few questions we had regarding the e-paper market and Visionect's technology and platform.

But first, an official bio: Sri Peruvemba is the CEO of Marketer International. His 25 years of experience in the electronics industry include marketing LCD, CRT, TFEL, OLED, LED, Plasma and ePaper displays into the consumer, mobile, industrial, medical, signage and TV markets. He earned a BSEE, a MBA and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management. He was previously CMO for E Ink and also held senior level positions at Sharp Corp, TFS Inc., Planar Systems and Suntronic Technology. Peruvemba currently serves as Director on the Board of Visionect Inc., as well as on the board of the Society for Information Display(SID).

E Ink Holdings reported 4-year high revenues in September 2017

E Ink Holdings reported its financial results for Q3 2017, saying that revenues are at a 4-year high due to sales of 7" e-paper displays for Amazon's latest Kindle Oasis. Revenues reached just over $56 million, up 3.3% from August and up 11.3% from September 2016.

Revenues for Q3 2017 reached $158 million, up 29.8% from Q2 2017 and up 7.8% from Q3 2016. E Ink says that its smart labels, smart card and e-reader displays are all growing fast since the beginning of 2017. The company expects its electronic shelf label sales to peak in the second half of 2017 with a year-on-year growth rate of 20-30% in 2017.

New e-paper device: Bookeen Saga

Bookeen's Saga is a digital reader that features a 6" 1024x758 E Ink Carta display, front light, accelerometer (to automatically switch between left-handed and right-handed users) and a smart cover.

Bookeen Saga photo

The Saga will ship globally in November 2017.

New e-paper device: JOAN Premium

The JOAN Premium is a 13" meeting room scheduler based on Visionect's popular JOAN platform and its Place & Play technology. This is the largest JOAN assistant device, which presents a detailed overview of all the meetings scheduled to take place in the meeting room, conference hall or huddle room in that day.

JOAN Premium image

JOAN Premium is currently available in preorders, open until the end of October, for a discounted price.

Visionect launches a 32" version of its Place & Play digital sign

Visionect announced a new large-format version of its digital sign product, the Place & Play. The Place & PLay is created to be a hassle-free digital signage that works straight out of the box with a mount, software (CMS) and battery powered operation.

VIsionect Place & Play 32 image

The 32" model features a resolution of 2560x1440 and 16-level grayscale. The E Ink display is glare-free and is always readable when light is available. Place & Play displays are run via battery (with several months between charges) and do not require any wires (for power or connectivity).