LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Visionect, a leading innovator in developing epaper based products, and E Ink® Holdings, "E Ink" (8069.TW), the leading innovator of electronic ink technology in the world today announced a new milestone in the development of large format, energy saving, wireless digital signs. The new 32” epaper (electronic paper) development kit supports turnkey solution for rapidly prototyping new digital signage products and quickly transitioning them to real production end products. The kit is available for both color and grayscale displays.
The new development kit supports the largest single module epaper display available from E Ink, and is integrated with Visionect’s software and hardware platform, developed specifically for large-scale epaper deployments. At 32”, the displays are approximately 25X the size of an eReader. The new kit joins Visionect’s existing family of epaper development products which support product development for display products ranging from 6” to 13”.
“The demand for epaper based signage solutions is growing at a rapid rate. The demand is created by the need for low power solutions that are easily deployed where they are needed, without the need to build out costly infrastructure,” commented Matej Zalar, CEO of Visionect. “With the latest addition to our family of kit development products, we are able to support design requirements from small to large digital displays with turnkey solutions that greatly simplify the end product design.”
The energy efficiency and robustness of epaper signage makes it an excellent solution for displaying clear, crisp information under all lighting conditions, both indoors and outdoors. This is particularly true where power consumption and infrastructure costs are a very important consideration. Examples of such applications include wayfinding, advertising and passenger information solutions, to name a few.
“Epaper is increasingly emerging as the technology of choice for smart interconnected signage,” said Harit Doshi, head of the Signage Business Unit for E Ink. “The new kit supporting our 32” epaper displays will expand the application of signage solutions to many new areas, particularly to areas requiring extra adaptability such as energy consumption or outdoor readability.”
The 32’’ development kit is available in grayscale (supporting a resolution of 2560 X 1440 pixels and 16 level grayscale) and color (supporting a resolution of 1280 X 720 pixels and a RGBW color scheme). Both kits support the driving of an LED based front light option with an integrated ambient light sensor. The color version retails for $6,000 USD and the grayscale for $5,000 USD. There is a special DSE promotional offer in place until April 15, 2016, with the color version retailing for $4,500 USD and the grayscale version for $3,500 USD: https://www.visionect.com/development_kits
The development kits will be on display at the E Ink booth (#2237) at the upcoming Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas, March 16 – 17.
Visionect has developed an ultra-low power display platform that uses 99% less power than LCD or LED technologies, and enables the use of digital displays in environments before not possible. An E Ink display powered by the advanced Visionect Platform is a state-of-the-art signage technology unparalleled when it comes to energy efficiency and display visibility. It is being used by more than 500 companies across the globe, setting a new standard in digital signage industry. | More information: www.visionect.com; Media pack: www.visionect.com/press
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 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 / tw.eink.com.