Bookeen announced earlier in the month that they will be soon releasing a new e-reader called the Odyssey. It is set to be on a six inch e-Ink Pearl display. The big hyping factor in this new device is the new HSIS technology but was scant on the details. Today Bookeen provided us with some updated information on what it was all about.
So what exactly is HSIS found in the new Bookeen e-reader? HSIS is an architecture developed by Bookeen and results from 2 years of research & development. This architecture is made of hardware and software components in order to boost electronic ink.
Bookeen talked to us about cornerstones on the technology and how they applied to their new device. It brings optimized software stack and algorithms, developed with quality and performance in mind from the ground up. The main goals are to increase computing speed and refresh display rate thanks to a very sharp display management.
An E Ink Pearl touch display providing a best-in-class e-paper reading experience. It is also going to be using the Cortex A8 processor, developed by Texas Instruments in partnership with Bookeen, which brings pure and efficient horsepower.
So what does this bring in the table in terms of end user performance? They are bringing record battery life, faster page turns and is the first e-paper reader to provide rolling menus or a scrolling web browser.
The core technology under the hood can be applied for both grayscale e-ink and e-Ink Triton, which displays color.
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