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.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.