E Ink delivers e-paper display to Japan
E Ink Holdings recently partnered with Papercast Ltd. to craft a solar-powered e-paper passenger information display at a smart bus stop in the Japanese city of Aizuwakamatsu.
According to a press release, the display will use Papercast's solar-powered wireless bus stop display technology to show real-time bus arrivals, timetables, route data and travel advice. The bus stop will use Papercast's management solution to update the content remotely. Ninety percent of Japan's bus stops have no power supply, so E Ink believes its solar powered e-paper display is a natural fit.
"E-paper works just like paper with sunlight readability and high contrast, with the added benefit of real-time updates, making it an ideal information display for bus stops," FY Gan, executive vice president of sales center, E Ink, said in the release. "Since E Ink’s electronic ink is bistable — meaning the display consumes power only when the image or content changes— it is the perfect display to run on solar cells. E Ink's goal is to deliver revolutionary products, user experiences and environmental benefits through advanced technology development. We are glad to co-work with Papercast and the value chain to enable this new application."