Visionect and E Ink Launch Prototyping System for Developing Large-Format ePaper Signs

visionect-eink-0316Visionect and E Ink Holdings announced a partnership for 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 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.

The 32’’ development kit is available in grayscale (supporting a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels and 16 level grayscale) and color (supporting a resolution of 1280×720 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. More information is here.