E Ink launches seven new Prism colors

Jun 14, 2017

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

May 19, 2017

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.

Sydney’s solar-powered e-paper traffic signs - no failures since 2013

May 03, 2017

In 2012 Visionect and Mercury Innovation started installing E Ink based traffic signs in Sydney, Australia. The two companies now report that there were no hardware failure reports since installation - quite impressive!

The E Ink signs use wireless communication over the cellular network can can withstand the sun's heat and power outages as it is powered by solar energy.

Bus stop information display pioneer Papercast sees accelerated demand

Oct 16, 2016

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.

Visionect helps develop a solar-powered ePaper-based violence prevention system

Jul 15, 2016

Mexico-based PERO360 developed a new solar-powered E Ink kiosk called Community HUB, that help students in schools report violence cases anonymously and safely. A 12-month trial in Mexico saw rediced abusive behavior and helped the school implement new violence prevention politics. Community HUB won the World Summit Aware for Inclusion and Empowerment.

Community HUB photo

The Community HUB uses Visionect's E Ink system. The developers say e-paper is the best fit for this kind of application due to the low power consumption and the outdoor visibility.

E Ink installs a prototype 32" E Ink display in Boston's city hall

Jul 07, 2016

In June 2014 (exactly two years ago), E Ink and GDS announced the world's largest e-paper module, a 32" 2560x1440 display that targets digital signage and information kiosk applications.

A few days ago, E Ink and GDS installed a prototype 32" solar-powered E Ink display on Boston's City Hall Plaza. The sign will provide information on local events and help residents and visitors locate nearby landmarks

Visionect discusses digital signage e-paper deployment issues

May 06, 2016

E Ink developer and integrator Visionect published a new article in which the company analyses all the intricacies of deploying electronic paper in different digital signage scenarios.

Visionect 32'' E Ink dev kit photo

The article discusses the need of a new kind of signage, the power efficiency and readability of e-paper, and the challenges in deploying e-paper signage solutions. This is a very comprehensive report, and is a good read for anyone interested in signage and in e-paper. Read it here.