The Australian road and maritime Services (RMS) installed the world's first E Ink traffic signs that are optimized for road traffic. The 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.
The management system was developed by Visionect. The company explains that the hardware components are managed by server software programmed to 'wake up' the sign for certain pre-scheduled windows of time when the content on the sign will be changed using 3G technology. When the system is in sleep mode, it uses no power - due to the E Ink's display non volatility.
Sony launched its own crowd funding platform helped to find and finance Sony employees projects. The platform is called First Flight, and two of the first three projects use E Ink displays.
One of the E Ink projects is Sony's FES E Ink watch, that already attempted crowd funding back in 2014. The second project is the HUIS E Ink remote controller - and this one already managed to raise over $72,000 (well past its $40,000 target).