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

Aizuwakamatsu city in Japan launches an E Ink bus stop display pilot

Japan's Aizuwakamatsu city is launching a new pilot smart bus stop display project, developed by Papercast in collaboration with E Ink holdings.

Papercast E Ink screens at Aizu Bus in Japan

The project is administered by Aizu Riding Car Development, a consortium that aims to improve service convenience and reduce ongoing costs by digitally connecting bus stops. The E Ink displays will show real-time passenger information, and these displays will be wireless and solar-powered.

CLEARink and Merck sign a materials development agreement, aim to bring TOR displays to the market by the end of 2017

CLEARink announced that it signed a comprehensive materials development agreement with Merck with an aim to bring CLEARink's reflective display technology to the market by the end of 2017.

CLEARink logo

CLEARink displays are based on a specially designed reflector film that can vary its brightness by by modulating the total internal reflection of ambient light from film. The display sues a single electrically charged particle suspended in a liquid. The technology is called TIR (Total Internal Reflection) and the company believes that its manufacturing costs will be lower compared to other reflective display technologies. The displays offer full-color, low power (slightly above E Ink), outdoor readability, low cost and video support (low latency).

Switzerland-based BePooler designs solar-power E Ink car park signs

Switzerland-based BePooler developed an off-the-gird solar-powered E Ink parking signs which reserve free parking spots for commuters in Bepooler’s Park & Ride service. 

BePooler solar-powered E Ink car park sign photo

BePooler says that this service is the first of its kind in the world. BePooler is already in use by 15 companies - to generate over 300 shared trips per week. BePooler is supported by preferential parking spaces booked for those who join the service. The parking signs display the license plates of the vehicles participating in the program.

Etuplia and URT team up to bring large-area electrowetting displays by Q1 2017

Etuplia, based in The Netherlands, is developing large-size low-resolution reflective monochrome electrowetting displays aimed towards outdoor signage - billboards applications. The company teamed up with Taiwan's URT - who has a license to make and sell display modules based on Etuplia's technology.

According to DisplayDaily, mass production of such billboard displays is expected in Q1 2017. It'll be great to finally see a commercial electrowetting display.

Singapore installs 11 color E Ink bus stop information boards

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority installed new public transportation information boards at 11 bus stops across the city. The boards are based on color 31.2" E Ink displays with LED front light. The system design and integration was performed by Visionect.

Singapore public transport color E Ink display

This pilot project chose an ePaper solution because it is extremely energy efficient and runs on solar cells, completely independently from the electrical grid. If the project proves to be successful, this may lead to wider adoption on up to 200 bus stops in the next few years.

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

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.

Hands - on: Boogie Board Sync 9.7 LCD eWriter review

Kent displays, a leading Reflex LCD company launched several models of eWriters since 2010, which are now sold in around 30 countries around the world.

About the Sync 9.7 Boogie Board

The Sync 9.7 is a 9.7 inch electronic notebook launched in 2003, sporting the company's eWriting technology. It also has a microSD card slot (in addition to a built-in 2BG of on-board SD memory), USB and Bluetooth. It comes with its own stylus, micro USB charge cable and a 1-cell lithium-ion battery.