LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Visionect and E Ink® Holdings, "E Ink" (8069.TW), the leading innovator of electronic ink technology in the world today announced a new generation of development kits to enable the fast development of battery powered and wireless digital signs. The kits are specifically targeted for indoor and outdoor display systems where power and readability are key requirements.
E Ink ePaper displays are the core technology behind the eReader market and are being adopted for electronic shelf labels, wearable devices and other consumer electronics products. The same E Ink displays are now changing the digital signage market with smart digital signs and kiosks in transportation, hospitality, education, and medical and corporate environments. Visionect kits will simplify and make possible the systems design and integration of these digital systems and reduce the time to market for the deployment of digital signage end products.
“These signage kits are the ideal tool for any signage integrator,” said Matej Zalar, CEO of Visionect. “Not only can they be used for prototyping a signage system, but also for the development of the final system design. The kits make it possible for a design team to quickly start deploying content on ePaper right out of the box.”
Visionect has integrated its intelligent hardware and software platform with E Ink 9.7’’ and 13.3” ePaper screens to create wireless connected signs that depict crisp images while consuming very little power. The easy-to-use development kits are perfect for hassle-free prototyping on E Ink’s technology and are the shortest path to a proof-of-concept prototype, demo or a pilot in a custom signage project.
“Visionect’s 9.7” and 13.3” kits will provide E Ink’s signage customers with a quick turnkey solution to commercialize product concepts faster than what is currently possible,” said Harit Doshi, E Ink’s head of Signage Business. “We are cutting time to market and enabling a whole host of new signage applications.”
Visionect’s development kits feature Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity, with a 9.7” E Ink PearlTM display with a 1200 x 825 pixel resolution, or a 13.3”Pearl display with 1600 x 1200 pixels and 16 level grayscale. Monitoring and managing the signs takes place using the Web browser on your smartphone, tablet device or computer. The digital signs’ hardware is precisely optimized for the lowest power consumption possible; paired with intelligent software that improves energy use even further, it enables the electronic paper to easily run on a solar panel.
You can obtain more information about the kits at the E Ink booth during the Digital Signage Exposition, in Las Vegas, NV, March 11-12 or by visiting Visionect’s website at www.visionect.com.
About E Ink Holdings
Founded in 1992 by Taiwan's leading papermaking and printing group YFY (1907.TW), E Ink Holdings Inc. (8069.TW) is the pioneer of TFT and ePaper business in Taiwan. 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 display as well as its 2008 acquisition of Hydis Technologies, manufacturer of the world's best wide viewing angle LCDs, and its 2009 acquisition of E Ink Corporation, the worldwide leader in ePaper. Listed in Taiwan's GreTai Securities Market 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 / www.tw.eink.com; and for FFS information, please visit www.hydis.com.
Since 2007 Visionect has been helping companies create electronic paper products with hardware components and server software carefully designed for digital signage. The intelligent platform for driving e-paper displays enables digital signs with high-readability, very low power consumption and extreme battery life. The most sought after in Visionect’s portfolio are self-sufficient e-paper signs that can be mounted without cabling and communicate over cellular and Wi-Fi networks. Partnerships with leading industry players — E Ink, EPSON, Plastic Logic, STMicroelectronics — result in cutting edge signage technology for traffic and public transportation, retail, hospitality, healthcare, education, finance, automation and corporate environments. For more information about the company, please visit www.visionect.com.