Visionect has been heavily involved in E Ink displays that can be considered digital signage. There are no wires and no installation. The Joan 13 is enclosed in a precision-brushed aluminum casing, enforced with a durable glass pane to protect from scratching and hazing. It has a micro USB and another USB-C port for charging and transferring imagery. The battery life is around one year, because the content on the screen rarely refreshes.
The Joan 13 can be mounted to a wall with a Vesa accessory, but it can also stick with the wall with sticky plastic, that comes with the device. In order to produce content you have to download the Warhol CMS. This allows you to setup Windows, Linux or MAC software on your PC and give you the tools to customize whatever you want displayed on the screen. This could be a logo, menu, website or whatever else you want to showcase on the e-paper display. In our review video, we will show off our website on the Joan.
The industrial design is really slick. It has a white bezel and the back is also white. The content on the screen is razor sharp, due to the high PPI.
This 13 inch display retails for $1,440.00 USD. The business that will find this viable are airports, hotels, offices, restaurants, banks, museums, shops, hospitals and schools.
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