E Ink has been developing Advanced Color E-Paper for a number of years and there is one single product that is out in the wild. A pilot of the solution is on display at the Front Entrance of Isetan Shinjuku Main Store in Tokyo, Japan, from Wednesday, February 20 to Tuesday, March 26. Good e-Reader was live on the scene for the product launch and we have a video that gives you a first look at the new e-paper tech.
The first generation ACeP display is capable of displaying well over 32,000 colors, making the solution an attractive and sustainable alternative to wasteful paper POP. It achieves a full color gamut, including all eight primary colors, using a proprietary four pigment microencapsulated electronic ink containing cyan, magenta, yellow, and white. Rich color is achieved by having all the colored pigments in every pixel as opposed to the side-by-side pixel colors achieved with a color filter array (CFA). Like other E Ink e-paper technology, ACeP is low-power with paper-like readability under virtually all lighting conditions.
The Advanced E-Paper Display is just inside the entrance to the Isetan Shinjuku mall in Tokyo. It was promoting the store and only had a single image on the e-paper display. The E-paper is encapsulated in a gunmetal steel display.
This video documents Peters road trip to check out the the digital signage and we have another video that will be uploaded soon that gives a comprehensive hands on experience.
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