Global ePaper Industry Weekly Bulletin #10|Flourishing Color ePaper Display Innovation

By   | Updated: 2023-11-12 11:24:53

Quadrant Lab, in collaboration with the ePaper Industry Alliance (EPIA) has launched the Quadrant.ePaper weekly bulletin, aiming to provide readers with insights on global industry innovations and the latest news on the ePaper industry and connecting the global IoT ecosystem.


01 Associated Grocers Provides Canadian Retailers with Four-color Electronic Shelf Labels

JRTech, headquartered in Montreal, announced that Associated Grocers, a subsidiary of Pattison Food Group, is deploying JRTech Solutions’ Pricer SmartTAG Color electronic shelf label (ESL) products to over 650 independent retailers in Western Canada. The SmartTAG Color ESLs allow for black, red, white, and yellow display, marking a technological shift from the previous black, white, and red display specification to a four-color display one.

Currently, Liberty Foods has become the first retailer in North America to fully implement four-color electronic shelf labels throughout its store. Derrick Dar, Managing Director of Liberty Foods, believes that JRTech’s solution and the new four-color ESLs enable more accurate management of price changes, for example, with the use of yellow making promotions more prominent.


02 pgLang Collaborates with Light to Launch Limited Edition Minimalist E Ink Screen Mobile Phone

Renowned rapper Kendrick Lamar and former Vice President of TED, Dave Free, have collaborated to establish a creative company called pgLang. They have partnered with technology company Light to launch a 250 unit-limited edition, minimalist E Ink screen mobile phone based on the Light Phone II.

Priced at $299, this phone features a black and white ePaper screen and a steel gray color scheme different from the regular Light Phone. It does not have a browser, email, or social media applications, and only includes simple functions such as alarm clock, calculator, music player, and calendar.


03 Ford Integrates ePaper Displays on Car Keys

In a recent patent application, Ford has revealed its integration of ePaper screens into its contactless car keys. This card-shaped car key uses RFID or NFC technology to unlock and start the vehicle, while also displaying information about the vehicle’s status, location, maintenance requirements, and other relevant details. Ford envisions a key that can be associated with multiple vehicles, enabling seamless and user-friendly vehicle management.


04 PPDS Uses E Ink Spectra 6 to Create Full-color ePaper Billboards

E Ink Holdings recently announced that PPDS (Philips Professional Displays) will launch the Philips Tableaux 5150I, a full-color ePaper billboard that utilizes E Ink Spectra 6 technology.

Similar to other products in the series, the Philips Tableaux 5150I can display static images without consuming any power, only requiring low power when updating content. In environments where the images need to be changed regularly, the Tableaux 5150I supports remote image replacement through third-party or built-in software by PPDS, and relies on Power over Ethernet (PoE) for power and network connectivity required for remote management.

The Tableaux series products are currently widely recognized as the most energy-efficient digital signage products in the world. This new product will be officially released in Europe in late November and will make its debut at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) exhibition in Barcelona from January 30 to February 2, 2024. PPDS will become the first company to commercially produce a 31.5-inch E Ink Spectra 6 product.




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