E Ink shows new e-paper products and prototypes at CES 2018

E Ink Holdings is showcasing its latest solutions, prototypes and products that use its e-paper displays at CES 2018. Products on display include mobile devices, retail and healthcare solutions and digital signage.

E Ink prototypes and devices at CES 2018

E Ink is showing the latest wearables, e-readers and tablets, and is also demonstrating a replica of the Dazzle wall at the San Diego International Airport parking garage, the world's largest media facade (with 2,100 E Ink Prism tiles), a Bergmeyer-designed E Ink Prism dress, color 32-inch and 13.3-inch Advanced Color ePaper (ACeP), a reconfigurable battery-less (based on Powercast power harvesting RFID technology) price tag and more.

The best of 2017 - top ePaper stories

2017 is soon over - and this has been an interesting year for the e-paper industry. We continued to see the trend that began a few years ago - with the focus of the industry on signage and retail applications rather than e-readers, even though the e-reader market is stronger than expected.

Here are the top 10 stories posted on E-Ink-Info in 2017, ranked by popularity (i.e. how many people read the story):

  1. Dasung runs out of its 13.3" E Ink monitor, readying its next-gen Bluetooth powered one (Jan 21)
  2. E Ink demonstrates a foldable 10.2" e-paper prototype (Jun 16)
  3. Q&A with Sri Peruvemba, Visionect's new board member and E Ink veteran (Oct 18)
  4. Vienna's Airport Line install E Ink signage in all its shuttle bus stations (Nov 11)
  5. Samsung patents a mobile phone cover with an E Ink display (Jan 23)
  6. Visionect launches a new 13.3" digital E Ink sign (May 19)
  7. Japan Display developed a 400-600 PPI E Ink backplane (May 23)
  8. E Ink iPhone case makers PopSlate goes bankcrupt (Mar 19)
  9. E Ink and Dai Nippon to launch a new E Ink Prism based retail system (Mar 8)
  10. E Ink and Texen to bring battery-less displays based smart packaging (Jan 22)

Q&A with Sri Peruvemba, Visionect's new board member and E Ink veteran

Sri Peruvemba sketchVisionect recently appointed Sri Pervuemba to its board of directory. Sri is a long time display veteran and was E Ink's chief marketing manager for over 10 years. Sri is also a good friend and has been supporting E-Ink-Info from its launch. Sri was kind enough to answer a few questions we had regarding the e-paper market and Visionect's technology and platform.

But first, an official bio: Sri Peruvemba is the CEO of Marketer International. His 25 years of experience in the electronics industry include marketing LCD, CRT, TFEL, OLED, LED, Plasma and ePaper displays into the consumer, mobile, industrial, medical, signage and TV markets. He earned a BSEE, a MBA and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management. He was previously CMO for E Ink and also held senior level positions at Sharp Corp, TFS Inc., Planar Systems and Suntronic Technology. Peruvemba currently serves as Director on the Board of Visionect Inc., as well as on the board of the Society for Information Display(SID).

Metalgrass launches a new knowledge hub to focus on Micro-LED displays

We are happy to announce a new Metalgrass knowledge hub, MicroLED-Info.com. Our new site will focus on Micro-LED display technology and its future market. Micro-LED displays are a promising future display technology, one that should be on the radar of all display experts.

Many expect the first Micro-LED devices to hit the market in the very near future, with first applications in the wearable market - and also in HUDs and HMDs. MicroLED promise great performance, very high efficiency and brightness - but of course there still many technical challenges ahead.

Invoxia's Triby hands on review

The Triby is Invoxia’s new connected speaker. It can play music from your cell phone (or connect to music apps like spotify), make in-group VoIP calls and send messages, on top of being the first non-Amazon device to take advantage of the Alexa Voice Service. The Triby includes a 2.9” active-matrix (296x128, 112 PPI) E Ink panel, and the company was kind enough to send a review unit to E-Ink-Info.

The Triby is a great looking device, with a fun design that can be defined as retro-chic. It actually reminded me of an old-school kitchen radio - which it sort of is, but with a modern twist. The Triby has physical buttons for options like volume control, contact/radio station selection and an Alexa button. A nice touch was a yellow flag that pops out the side of the device to signal receiving a message. After someone reads the message, they can push the flag back in and the sender will get a notification that their message was read.

E-Ink-Info readers get free shipping on Visionect's E Ink meeting room assistant

In January 2016 Visionect launched its JOAN Meeting Room Assistant, and we're happy to announce that Visionect now offers free shipping for E-Ink-Info readers. JOAN uses a 6" E Ink Pearl panel to provide a beautiful calendar scheduling solution, connecting wirelessly to your calendar, and running on batteries for months between charges.

Visionect Joan meeting room E Ink manager photo

JOAN costs €349 - to claim your free shipping, simply use the coupon EINKINFO20A9 when you checkout. JOAN can be a great way to spruce up your meeting rooms!

New E-Ink-Info LinkedIn page and group

We are happy to invite all our readers to follow the new E-Ink-Info LinkedIn company page. LinkedIn is a great place to meet and find new professionals. If you follow the new company page, you will get ePaper updates directly to your feed, and also be able to connect to other ePaper professionals.

E-Ink LinkedIn company page photo

In addition to the company page, we have also setup a new e-Paper interest group - which will hopefully become a new forum for discussions and an exchange of knowledge, news and opinions. All focused on e-Paper and E Ink, of course. Join our new group now!

E Ink demonstrate new color and flexible e-Paper panels at SID 2016

E Ink had a very interesting booth at SID 2016, showcasing its new color e-paper displays, and also other new and existing displays and prototypes.

First up, we have E Ink's new Advanced Color ePaper (ACeP), which is a high-quality full-color E Ink display. ACeP enables rich-color displays, which is enabled by colored pigments and not color-filters like in E Ink's older color displays.