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.

Vienna's Airport Line install E Ink signage in all its shuttle bus stations

The Vienna Airport line shuttle installed outdoor E Ink signage in its stations in Vienna to show real-time passenger information to guide travelers to the airport. The project includes signage for all the shuttle bus stations (over 25).

Vienna Airport Line E Ink sign

The two main stations use a large double-sided 32" 2560 x 1440 E Ink displays (shown below), while the rest of the stations show a 15" E Ink display (shown above).

Visionect offers a 10% end-of-the-year discount on the JOAN E Ink display

Visionect is celebrating the end of 2017 and the company is offering a 6" discount on its JOAN family of E Ink signage displays - the 6" JOAN Manager, 6" JOAN Executive and 13" JOAN Board. Visionect also offers free shipping. To enjoy this discount, use the coupon code HELLO2018 when you checkout.

End of the 2018 JOAN offer

The JOAN signage solutions are installation-free battery-powered wireless E Ink conference room management signage solutions. Visionect says that since the launch of the JOAN series last year it has signed on over 1,600 customers in North America alone with thousands of devices deployed worldwide.

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).

Visionect launches a 32" version of its Place & Play digital sign

Visionect announced a new large-format version of its digital sign product, the Place & Play. The Place & PLay is created to be a hassle-free digital signage that works straight out of the box with a mount, software (CMS) and battery powered operation.

VIsionect Place & Play 32 image

The 32" model features a resolution of 2560x1440 and 16-level grayscale. The E Ink display is glare-free and is always readable when light is available. Place & Play displays are run via battery (with several months between charges) and do not require any wires (for power or connectivity).

San Diego Airport unveils the world's largest e-paper installation

The San Diego airport new rental car center building installed the world's largest e-paper installation called Dazzle. Design team Ueberall International used more then 2,000 solar-powered E Ink Prism tiles to create Dazzle.

The art program manager at the San Diego Airport says that this installation will be viewed daily by hundreds of thousands of airport visitors and motorists on the nearby Interstate 5 freeway. This is an example of a sustainable, programmable and exciting new art installation. The entire installation had a budget of $875,000, which is about $437 per panel, but of course the price of each panel also includes the wireless communication devices, solar panels, software and more.

E Ink launches seven new Prism colors

In 2015 E Ink announced its Prism technology, which uses flexible E Ink materials to create large-area animated walls or furniture that can respond to input. Today E Ink announced it is adding seven new colors, which can be integrate together to create beautiful new Prism designs.

E Ink Prism - new colors (June 2017)

The new colors are Voyage (dark blue), Daydream (cyan), Blush (red), Sprout (green), Zest (yellow), Harvest (brown) and Waltz (black). E Ink sees applications for Prism in the commercial, hospitality, transportation, healthcare, retail and education markets.

Visionect launches a new 13.3" digital E Ink sign

Visionect announced a new 13.3" E Ink based sign display called OneThree. This battery-powered wireless display is a "place & play" digital sign that can display information in any place.

Visionect One Three photo

The OneThree casing is made of fully recyclable aluminum and glass and the display is a low-power E Ink display (Visionect says that it uses as much energy in a year as it takes to boil a cup of water). The OneThree will start shipping in the fall of 2017.

Bus stop information display pioneer Papercast sees accelerated demand

A couple of months ago we reported about a new bus stop information display trail in Singapore’ that used color 31.2" E Ink displays with LED front light. The system design and integration was performed by Visionect, and the company behind the project is called Papercast.

Singapore public transport color E Ink display

Papercast, based in Ljubljana, Slovenia,  now announced that it is opening a new office in London to meet "growing demand across the European region". Papercast said it has experienced accelerated demand for its world-class digital passenger information solution in some of the world’s more forward thinking passenger transport markets, with deployments in Asia, Europe and the USA.