Trapeze to integrate Papercast's e-paper display technology into its operations control system

Papercast and Trapeze announced a new partnership under which Trapeze will integrate Papercast' paper display technology into their Operations Control System. Trapeze dispatchers will be able to use both Trapeze displays and Papercast e-paper displays utilizing their existing Trapeze platform.

Trapeze - papercast E Ink transporation signage photo

The aim of the partnership is to enable public transport operators to embrace the benefits of e-paper display technology with a seamless, cost-effective and fully integrated solution. Papercast uses E Ink displays coupled with solar panels to enable sustainable mobility systems.

EIH reports strong demand for electronic shelf label, e-reader and signage displays

E Ink Holding's president Johnson Lee says that EIH expects to enjoy strong sales in Q4 2018 - and the growth momentum will continue in 2019. The increased sales will be driven by strong demand for electronic shelf label (ESL) products. Q4 revenues are expected to be

EIH's current production capacity is fully booked - and even though the company is increasing its capacity at its Linkou Taiwan plant, this will not be enough to meet the surging demand. EIH is now considering converting some of its production capacity at its US plant to produce ESL displays (the fab is currently exclusively making e-reader displays).

India's Newtown municipality is piloting E Ink signage in bus stops

The West Bengal State Government Housing & Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO), in an effort to gain a IGBC Platinum status for the Newtown municipality is adopting several new environmentally friendly initiatives.

One of these is the usage of E Ink signage in bus stops. In the pilot project, an E Ink display was installed in the city's Eco Park Gate 2 bus stand.

BOE demonstrates E Ink smart label displays

China-based display maker BOE demonstrated smart label displays using what seems to be E Ink displays:

BOE E ink smart lables (BOE IPC-2018)

This is the first time we hear of any E Ink project by BOE (one of the world's largest display producers). This demonstration was part of BOE's Global Innovation Partner Conference 2018 (BOE IPC-2018).

Waveshare now offers 7.5" E Ink displays for Raspberry Pi

Waveshare is offering a wide range of E Ink displays for Raspberry Pi, and the company has now added 7.5" display option. The 7.5" E Ink display offers a resolution of 640x384, and can support either 2 colors (black/white) or 3 colors (black/white/red). The display costs $65 for the black and white version and $77 for the 3 color one.

Waveshare 7.5'' E Ink HAT dispaly for Raspberry Pi photo

Waveshare is now offering E Ink Raspberry Pi displays ranging from 1.54" to 7.5" in size. All of these displays are available on Amazon.com.

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 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.

E Ink reports improved earnings in Q2 2018

E Ink Holdings reported its Q2 2018 financial results. Operating losses decreased to only $1.73 million (down from $8.5 million in Q1 2018). Royalty income increased almost 80% to $25.8 million - which results in a net profit of almost $28 million.

E Ink says that it expects revenues to grow at a faster rate int he second half of the year, and the company also approved a new plan to streamline its management and improve its operational efficiency.