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.