Monday, June 4, 2018

E Ink’s Large-Format Single-Segmented Solar-Powered Display

 In its Display Week show-floor booth, low-power panel maker E Ink Holdings highlighted its large-format (2' x 4') single-segment solar-powered wireless display technology. This "e tile" technology can bring together up to 96 independent segments, fully addressable, using an 802.xx wireless protocol. The single-segment displays were an improvement on the "Dazzle" technology, and were shown for the first time at Display Week.

The company gave demos of a 5-tile panel outdoor display, using a smartphone to control the content scrolling across the top side of its booth. Each panel was powered by solar panels from the ambient light in the convention center, and we were told required less than one percent of the total display space.   – Steve Sechrist