E Ink and GDS Announce ePaper Signage Partnership

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

E Ink Holdings, provider of electronic paper and LCD technologies, and Global Display Solutions, provider of advanced display technologies and customized LCD solutions in the retail, transportation and signage markets, have made an agreement to develop ePaper Sign Solutions.

e-ink_logoThe companies will develop low power displays for both indoor and outdoor signage.

E Ink’s ePaper technology offers a number of key benefits to users, including sunlight readability, ultra-low power consumption and thin, lightweight form factors. As the digital signage market continues to grow, these core attributes will allow new signage applications to develop to improve efficiencies in current solutions.

gds_logo“There are unique applications in the digital signage market that call for ultra low power, sunlight readable displays,” says Ivano Pozza, GDS Displays business division leader. “Our partnership with E Ink will enable us to innovate and improve our existing customer’s benefits, and also allow us to address untapped market segments”.

“E Ink in partnership with GDS will bring the superior performance of ePaper displays to the world of digital signage,” says Sriram Peruvemba, CMO of E Ink. “E Ink’s cutting edge technology with GDS’ industrial, technology and system integration experience will bring novel solutions to this growing market.”

E Ink and GDS have begun working together on both high and low resolution signage for indoor and outdoor usage. Initial products will be information displays designed for public transportation markets. Product roll out is targeted in the next few months.

Further news on GDS shows that the company recently brought a full line of high quality Hantarex Displays, a well-known Italian brand of professional display systems designed for digital advertising signage and transportation markets, to the North American Market. The products will be distributed and serviced from GDS’s Rockford, Illinois, facility.

“The acquisition of the Hantarex brand represents an important step forward for GDS in terms of growth,” says Giovanni Cariolato, CEO of GDS Group.

The Hantarex products range from rugged, yet stylish, advertising totems to elegant large format outdoor and semi-outdoor LCD monitors ideal for applicatons requiring 24/7 fail-proof operation under the harshest of environments.

The stylish Stele Fashion Line is intended for retail storefront installations where the environment demands the highest image quality and interactive features such as wireless connectivity and touch screen functions. The Retail Lite line is available in sizes ranging from 19” to 55”, boasting impressively thin enclosures and easy service.

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