Signage

BMW shows a color-changing car covered with Prism 3 E Ink panels

E Ink recently launched its latest segmented display technology, E Ink Prism 3, which features dynamic color changing capabilities. As part of the launch of this new technology, BMW presented its latest concept, the i Vision DEE car, which is covered with Prism 3 panels:

The i Vision DEE is covered with 240 panels, capable of showing 32 colors according to BMW (a bit strange as E Ink says the Prism 3 offers a palette of 8 colors only). Anyway this is a pretty nice concept, that builds on BMW's iX Flow shown a year before and covered with similar panels, but with monochrome (grayscale) Prism panels.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 12,2023

Familux resort chain installs over 150 E Ink signage displays

Small luxury hotel group Familux has installed over 150 E Ink displays at its four resorts, using the displays for several applications. One application is the Program Wall, which uses 18 screens to show guests the day's event, QD codes to sign up and more.

Visionect provided the screens and system to Familux, while MIndstream provided the programming and data management services.

Read the full story Posted: Dec 03,2022

Etulipa starts field trials of its full-color electrowetting displays

Electrowetting display developer Etulipa announced that it has started a field trial of its full-color display. The company is carrying out its evaluation in two locations - at the High Tech Campus Eindhoven and in Brookings, SD USA together with signage developer Daktronics.

Etulipa says that its displays consume only 7 Watts per sqm and offer zero light pollution (it is a reflective display). The company's latest displays are based on its patented 2nd-Gen EWD technology.

Read the full story Posted: Jul 04,2022

The Bright Side: The Evolution of Digital Displays for Outdoor Use

This is a guest article by Sri Peruvemba

The evolution of outdoor digital displays continues to transform cities around the globe, and change the way we interact - from transportation to retail shops, hospitality, real estate, construction, education and entertainment.

Increasingly, we are seeing digital outdoor displays such as signs on buildings, train stations, bus stops, parking meters, gas stations and ATMs. In the past couple of decades, large format LED displays have dominated the outdoor display applications.  Two display technologies that have begun to grow significantly for outdoor use are LCD (liquid crystal display) and ePaper. Below, we look at the growth and innovation of both, as well as design and function challenges, and what to expect in the future.

Read the full story Posted: May 05,2022

Ynvisible invites you to a webinar on cost-effective, sustainable, and energy-independent digital signage and retail labels

Printed e-paper displays from Ynvisible is an enabling technology for digital signage and the retail sector. Join the webinar on April 28 (4.30 PM CET) and hear directly from the company's lead customers the reasons why.

What you will learn:

  • Why Ynvisible and why right now? We believe that the market for ultra-low-power, cost-effective, thin & flexible digital signs and smart labels are booming. We will tell you why.
  • Insights and use-cases from lead customers: listen to our lead clients speak about their display needs and why they chose Ynvisible's technology over incumbent display solutions.
  • Ynvisible's e-paper products and solutions: learn more about our products and services and how you can collaborate with us to develop your future signage solutions.
Read the full story Posted: Apr 19,2022

E Ink and TPV launch a 25.3" four-color Spectra E Ink displays

E Ink Holdings announced that it partnered with TPV Technology to launch the first 25.3" E Ink Spectra 3100 color display to the transportation and smart retail markets.

The new E Ink display features four-color technology, with black, white, red, and yellow pigments. When used as transportation signage for railways and buses, it can display alerts and reminders, schedules and changes or other notifications for travel. And when applied in the retail field, it can be used as Point-of-Purchase signage to promotion product information, with vivid reds and yellows to attract consumers' attention.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 19,2021

An interview with reflective display developer Solchroma

US-based Solchroma develops a novel reflective inks and actuators based display technology, targeting the outdoor signage market (at least as a first step).

Solchroma full-color system schematic

The company introduced its interesting technology at SID Displayweek 2021. The company's CEO, Dr. Roger Diebold was kind enough to explain the company's technology and business to E-Ink-Info.

Hello Roger, thank you for your time. Can you explain Solchroma's ePaper technology?

Solchroma creates reflective digital displays to change how we interact with the built environment and world around us. Solchroma’s technology is based on hydraulically forcing of colored liquid ink in and out of view. A backplane of actuators acts as an array of electrically-controlled pumps that push on nearby reservoirs of ink. Ink reservoirs are shielded from view by a white reflector, while simultaneously allowing passage of ink from the reservoirs behind the reflector to three sealed, viewable chambers stacked one atop the next on the viewable side.

Read the full story Posted: Jun 18,2021