BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--E Ink Holdings, "E Ink" (8069.TWO), the leading innovator of electronic ink technology in the world, today announced that its patented e-paper display technology has been used to develop GVIDO, the world’s first dual screen e-paper music score device, by Terrada Music Score Co., Ltd. (Shinagawa, Tokyo). By utilizing E Ink’s flexible and durable e-paper displays, Terrada is revolutionizing how musicians access, transport and read music scores through novel and stylish digital technology.
GVIDO represents the first product application using E Ink’s Carta e-paper technology in a dual 13.3” E Ink Mobius display. Its low-power consumption, high-readability from all angles and durability makes it the ideal display technology to bring digital music scores to life. E Ink Carta supports seamless page updates and faster transitions between music sheets, with a 50 percent increase in contrast over previous generations of e-paper. These characteristics give the device the same look and feel as paper, and make the Terrada Music Score the perfect digital accompaniment for all musicians.
“It can be challenging to delicately balance disruption with the preservation of legacy and tradition when introducing digital technology,” said Mr. Fujio Noguchi, CEO of Terrada Music Score Co., Ltd. “I cannot think of a better example of this than music. But, thanks to E Ink’s electronic paper display technology, we have been able to develop a music score device that maintains the look and feel of traditional paper while easing the way musicians access, store, transport and utilize music scores.”
Not only does GVIDO display downloadable music scores in PDF, it also enables musicians to easily mark up their scores directly on the screen. Backed by GVIDO cloud service and a built-in memory and Micro SD Card, musicians can access and bookmark a large variety of music scores, while simultaneously saving edited sheets with notes for future reference. To enhance this experience, Terrada Music Score Co., Ltd will also offer the following accompanying accessories with the GVIDO device:
- Stylus Pen: seamlessly interacts with the dual screen displays to improve the ease of writing and erasing
- Foot Switch: connects to the device via cable or wireless enabling users to conveniently turn the pages of a music score
- Genuine Leather Case: Protects both the music score device and instruments
“This is yet another example of how E Ink’s electronic ink technology continues to revolutionize the way we create, consume and share information,” said Johnson Lee, President at E Ink. “We’re proud of our relationship with Terrada and will continue to support their efforts to redefine the music industry and improve the user experience for all musicians around the globe.”
GVIDO is scheduled for release in North America, Europe and Japan later in 2017.
About E Ink Holdings
Founded in 1992 by Taiwan’s leading papermaking and printing group YFY (1907.TW), E Ink Holdings Inc. (8069.TW) has transformed and defined the eReader market with its ePaper technology, enabling a new multi-billion market in less than 10 years. Its corporate philosophy aims to deliver revolutionary products, user experiences, and environmental benefits through advanced technology development. This vision has led to its continuous investments in the field of ePaper displays as well as expanding the use of its technologies into a number of other markets and applications. Its EPD products make it the worldwide leader for ePaper. Its FFS technologies are a standard for high end consumer electronic products. Listed in Taiwan’s Taipei Exchange (TPEx) and the Luxembourg market, E Ink Holdings is now the world’s largest supplier of displays to the eReader market. For corporate information, please visit www.einkgroup.com; for EPD information, please visit www.eink.com / tw.eink.com.
About Terrada Music Score
The company was jointly established by Warehouse TERRADA and F55 Creative Design Studio to develop Electronic Music Score Devices. In the future, we will aim to work together in various ways to bring the Electronic Music Score business into full operation.
Company name: Terrada Music Score Co., Ltd.
Businesses: General business related to electronic music scores
Representative: Fujio Noguchi, Representative Director
Address: N Bldg. 5F 2-2-33 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0002
Established: July 2015