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.

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.

Visionect announces a subscription model for its successful Joan meeting scheduling solution

Visionect's E Ink based Joan meeting scheduling solution is a very successful product, but it's relatively expensive - starting at €449 for the basic 6" model.

Visionect launched a new payment system, which they call Joan Universal. In this version, Joan costs only €199 - but with a monthly subscription fee of €19.95. You can pay for only the months you need the device (the data will be retained in the months you do not pay), so this new fee structure could be attractive.

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.

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).

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.