Place & Play is a new product from Visionect and it combines mount, display and player in a single electronic paper device that uses extremely little power (99% less than LCD or LED) and has a battery life of up to one year. This product is designed to work with the Visionect software and companies can upload custom messages and images, displaying their logo, the thought of the day, or an important milestone coming up, or communicating the company culture.
The Place & Play is utilizing the Visionect Joan Board, which is in many of their products. It features a 13.3 inch E-Ink Carta display with a resolution of 1600 by 1200 pixels. The screen has a layer of glass over the e-paper and is completely flush with the bezel. There are no buttons or wires and it connects up to a local network via wireless internet access.
This device has a giant 10,000 mAh battery which is good for up to 12 months of autonomy on a single battery charge. You charge the unit by a USB C or Mini USB on the back of the unit, it generates a full charge within a few hours.
The Place & Play looks very professional, it is encapsulated by high quality anodized aluminum casing and has a 180° viewing angle, even in direct light without glare. It retails for €799 directly from the Visionect website.
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