EIH and IntelliCentrics to develop medical smart badges with E Ink displays

E Ink Holdings announced a new partnership with healthcare security solutions developed IntelliCentrics to create Eco-friendly ePD smart badges for medical credentialing.

The new smart badges integrate IntelliCentrics' technology platform and E Ink's ePaper display technology. The smart badge can be reused after disinfection and will replace the traditional paper badge to reduce the consumption of single-use paper, and to provide real-time badge updates as needed.

E Ink announces its latest color display, the Kaleido Plus

E Ink Holdings officially launched its new color ePaper display, the E Ink Kaleido Plus. The new display technology enables 16-levels of grayscale and 4,096 colors. The new display offers sizes up to 7.8-inch in size (larger than E Ink's first generation Kaleido displays).

Sony DPT-CP1 Version 2 photo

E Ink explains that with the new Kaleido display, it has implemented an improved printed color filter array (CFA) technology, with an improved, faster and brighter ink player. These two improvements enable brighter colors with better text rendering.

Sony to update its DPT-CP1 10.3" color eNotebook

In 2019 Sony released the DPT-CP1 color Digital Paper A5 device, and now the company is set to release a new version, called (at least for now) the DPT-CP1 Version 2.

Sony DPT-CP1 Version 2 photo

The main new feature uses E Ink's upgraded color display (Kaleido 2.5), which features a thinner gap between the display and the color filters which enables the improved performance. The new display features a 1404x1872 resolution and faster refresh.

Plastic Logic's 2.1" flexible color (ACeP) display panel is now available on the ePaper Marketplace

Plastic Logic's 2.1-inch Legio 240x146 full-color (ACeP) OTFT-driven E Ink display is now available through the ePaper Marketplace.

The display can show four colors (Red, blue, green, yellow plus black and white) and supports a bending radius of 30 mm for the display area and 40 mm for the chip area. The display is suitable for wearables, IoT, and other applications where color, flexibility, ultra low power consumption and a small display are all required.

SoluM says it won ESL orders worth $490 million in Q4 2020

Korea-based SoluM says it has won ESL orders worth 550 billion Won ($491 million USD) in Q4 2020. The new orders are from the company's new European distributors.

SoluM's range of ESL products

SoluM says it expects its ESL business to hit record sales in 2021. The company says it is currently the world's third largest ESL vendor (following SES Imageotag and Sweden's Pricer). It is the top vendor in North America and in South Korea. SoluM's goal is to become the world's leading supplier of ESL solutions.

Atmosic developed an E Ink "e-badge" reference design

Low-power IoT Bluetooth technology developer Atmosic announced that it has developed a reference design for eBadge applications in collaboration with E Ink Holdings.

Atmosic E Ink ebadge reference design photo

Atmosic will offer the power-optimized eBadge reference design, featuring one of E Ink’s 2.9” or 3.7” black and white displays, or 4.1” Gallery Palette color displays. The kit utilizes Atmosic’s M series extreme low-power Bluetooth LE platform, enabling long, multiyear battery life which can be extended by using optional on-chip energy harvesting.

Looking for ePaper panels and systems? We can now assist

If you're looking for ePaper display modules, we can now help you find suitable suppliers for a wide range of displays. These can be bought as stand alone displays, or as a complete system solution.

2.9-inch 296x128 E Ink module photo

We can support over 15 displays, ranging from small 1-inch displays for wearables and small devices to 13.3" panels. Most of these displays are monochrome (Black/White) but some also support three colors (Red or Yellow). A few of these displays are flexible.

Abu Dhabi's department of transport installed 175 E Ink bus stop displays

The Department of Transport Abu Dhabi (DoT) has installed 175 solar powered e-paper passenger information screens at bus stops across Abu Dhabi, following a successful proof of concept pilot in 2019.

E Ink signage at Abu Dhabi by Papercast

The system was designed by Papercast, who says that the project includes 100 13-inch E Ink displays and 75 13-inch double E Ink displays powered by 20W solar modules.

Plastic Logic and RoadAds to develop 32-inch flexible E Ink external vehicle displays

Plastic Logic announced a partnership with RoadAds interactive to develop mobile vehicle displays based on PL's flexible oTFT-based E Ink technology. RoadAds will use 32-inch displays as "digital billboards" on vans, trucks and buses for advertising and information.

RoadAds Plastic Logic E Ink digital signage photo

RoadAds customers can manage campaigns online, define advertising areas and conditions such as weather or time and get detailed statistics. The campaigns are transferred automatically via 4G and are delivered in real time. The displays are based on 32-inch panels and larger displays can be realized by combining several displays together. RoadAds says that larger display sizes using larger panels (up to 64-inch) are planned for the future.

Plastic Logic launches its Legio 4-colors ACeP E Ink display range

Plastic Logic launched a new range of color E Ink displays, under the Legio brand. The first panel the company is offering a is a 2.1-inch 240x146 4 color flexible display, with an Ultrachip UC8156 single chip EPD controller. The 2.1" Legio is available as engineering samples and in volume.

Plastic Logic Legio color E Ink display module photo

Plastic Logic offers a range of controller platforms and reference sizes, which will be available soon - and the company also offers a custom design to support specific display needs.

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