Visionect collaborates with Framery to bring JOAN to private workspace pods

Visionect has joined forces with Framery to bring Joan, the E Ink meeting room and office spaces digital display solution, to Framery's soundproof private spaces.

Framery JOAN private workspace pod photo

The Joan devices help Framery to provide a more streamlined way of using its private spaces. Framery customers can now customize their new workplace with the Joan digital display as an optional extra.

The city of Bonn in Germany is field testing Papercast's e-paper bus stop displays

The city of Bonn in Germany is testing out PaperCast's e-paper bus stop displays. The project aims to replace paper timetables with dynamic digital displays that show live bus arrivals for customers at the bus stop.

Papercast trial e-paper bus stop, Bonn, Germany

Stadtwerke Bonn Bus und Bahn (SWBV), the Bonn municipal citizen service authority, is field testing several different display technologies during the trial, not just the E Ink displays from Papercast. The bus stop displays are solar powered and offer mobile connectivity

E Ink and Fujitsu Semi to co-develop battery-less energy-harvesting e-paper label reference board design

E Ink Holdings announced a new collaboration with Fujitsu Semiconductor to co-develop a reference design board for battery-less e-paper labels. The new board will be based on Fujitsu's UHF FRAM RFID LSI. Toppan Printing will also be a partner in this project.

The design board will use energy-harvesting technologies that will enable it to connect over distances of up to 20 cm without a power source. The companies target applications such as badges, ID cards, electronic shelf labels and logistics tags.

CoolWallet S

The CoolWallet S is a hardware crypto currency mobile wallet that features a 24.6x21.9 mm E Ink display. The CoolWallet S supports Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, and ERC20 Tokens.

Coolwallet S photo

The CoolWallet S is now shipping for $99. The company behind it (CoolBitX) raised $13 million in September 2018.

Eve Room

The Eve Room is an indoor air-quality monitor that connects to Apple's HomeKit to track VOC, temperature & humidity. The Eve Room uses an E Ink display to show the air quality and temperature.

Eve Room photo

The Even Room is now shipping in the US (note: affiliate link to Amazon).

Boyue Likebook Mars

The Likebook Mars is a high-spec e-reader/tablet that features a 7.8" 1404x1872 (300 PPI) E Ink display, an octa-core RK3368 chipset, 2GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, microSD and a modified Android OS.

The Likebook Mars is not shipping yet.

E Ink Holdings says ESL and e-notebook display shipments growth will offset the expected decline in e-reader display shipments in 2018

E Ink Holdings estimates that its 2018 revenues will be little changed from its 2017 revenues (of about $495 million) as growth in ESL and e-notebook revenues will offset the decline in e-reader demand.

E Ink says that its e-reader customers are "adjusting their product portfolios to changing demand" in 2018 - which reduces demand for new devices and thus demand for its e-reader E Ink displays. Next year, however, e-reader market growth is expected to resume.

E Ink aims to start producing color ACeP displays in early 2019

E Ink Holdings says it plans to start producing its next-generation color e-Paper (Advanced Color ePaper, or ACeP) display panels early in 2019. The first ACeP displays will be 13" in size.

ACeP color E Ink at SID 2016

E Ink first-generation Triton color e-Paper displays never really reached commercialization as the performance was not good enough. The company currently produces 3-color displays (Spectra displays), but the ACeP will hopefully be the first commercial full color E Ink displays.