Papercast announces new E Ink displays with a fast 7.5 fps refresh rate

E-paper passenger information systems developer Papercast announced enhancements to its range of solar powered e-paper displays. The main new feature is a higher refresh rate - which now can be up to 7.5 fps - which Papercast says significantly exceeds the limitations of other e-paper technology in this sector.

Papercast displays use the compayn's own proprietary e-paper driver board and heavyweight processing power, which enables the new fast refresh rate. Other recent enhancements include an ultra-low power battery operation mode when solar power is unavailable, text-to-speech support and more.

E Ink, Toppan and Isetan Mitsukoshi develop color ACeP point-of-purchase signage

E Ink announced that its new Advanced Color ePaper(ACeP) E Ink panels has been used by Japan's Toppan Printing and Isetan Mitsukoshi to develop the world’s first color e-paper digital point-of-purchase (POP) sign.

Color point-of-purchase E Ink signage (E Ink, Toppan and Isetan Mitsukoshi) photo

Isetan Mitsukoshi says that the new POP signage will be helpful in reducing paper waste from in-store promotions. Isetan Mitsukoshi will install a prototype in the Isetan Shinjuku store for their “HANABANASAI” campaign that launched a few day ago.

Ford awards Soofa with $50,000 to deploy its E Ink signs in Miram-Date, Florida

Ford launched a City Of Tomorrow challenge in Miami-Date County, Florida - with a goal to improve mobility in the city. One of the two winners was Soofa - with its solar-powered benches and information display signs. Sofa was awarded with $50,000 and will deploy its signs in up to three neighborhoods in the county.

MIT E Ink Soofa Sign photo

Soofa uses 32" E Ink displays (and a system developed by Visionect) to show bus and train arrival times, alternative modes of transportation available and also local events and activities.

Trapeze to integrate Papercast's e-paper display technology into its operations control system

Papercast and Trapeze announced a new partnership under which Trapeze will integrate Papercast' paper display technology into their Operations Control System. Trapeze dispatchers will be able to use both Trapeze displays and Papercast e-paper displays utilizing their existing Trapeze platform.

Trapeze - papercast E Ink transporation signage photo

The aim of the partnership is to enable public transport operators to embrace the benefits of e-paper display technology with a seamless, cost-effective and fully integrated solution. Papercast uses E Ink displays coupled with solar panels to enable sustainable mobility systems.

India's Newtown municipality is piloting E Ink signage in bus stops

The West Bengal State Government Housing & Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO), in an effort to gain a IGBC Platinum status for the Newtown municipality is adopting several new environmentally friendly initiatives.

One of these is the usage of E Ink signage in bus stops. In the pilot project, an E Ink display was installed in the city's Eco Park Gate 2 bus stand.

Visionect collaborates with Framery to bring JOAN to private workspace pods

Visionect has joined forces with Framery to bring Joan, the E Ink meeting room and office spaces digital display solution, to Framery's soundproof private spaces.

Framery JOAN private workspace pod photo

The Joan devices help Framery to provide a more streamlined way of using its private spaces. Framery customers can now customize their new workplace with the Joan digital display as an optional extra.

The city of Bonn in Germany is field testing Papercast's e-paper bus stop displays

The city of Bonn in Germany is testing out PaperCast's e-paper bus stop displays. The project aims to replace paper timetables with dynamic digital displays that show live bus arrivals for customers at the bus stop.

Papercast trial e-paper bus stop, Bonn, Germany

Stadtwerke Bonn Bus und Bahn (SWBV), the Bonn municipal citizen service authority, is field testing several different display technologies during the trial, not just the E Ink displays from Papercast. The bus stop displays are solar powered and offer mobile connectivity

Sydney Australia launches new E Ink powered bus stop displays

Visionect announced a new project in Sydney, to install digital bus stops around the Town Hall, designed and developed Mercury Innovation in collaboration with Visionect. The digital stops provide real-time bus arrivals, as well as capacity information, service notifications and any other relevant commuter information right at the stop.

Sydney bus stops with E Ink displays by Visionect photo

The new bus stops displays are based on E Ink panels and are powered by solar power. This is Visionect and Mercury's second project, following the 2016 installation of solar powered e-paper traffic signs in Sydney.