First 32-inch full color signage display using E Ink Spectra 6 to be shown at the ISDE show January 30-February 2 in Barcelona, Spain
E Ink (8069.TWO), the originator, pioneer, and global commercial leader in ePaper technology, announced today that their customer, PPDS, announced the latest evolution of its multi-award-winning ePaper signage range, with the launch of the new 32-inch (16:9) Philips Tableaux 5150I Series using E Ink Spectra 6.
E Ink launched Spectra 6 in April 2023 at Touch Taiwan, showcasing a level of color saturation and vividness not previously seen in a reflective display, with a visual performance similar to high quality prints, while still maintaining E Ink’s low power signature.
Digital transformation has driven retailers to accelerate the adoption of digital signage. With the priority on sustainable development and ESG initiatives, E Ink’s ePaper features of sunlight readability, low power consumption, and compatibility with solar power systems, make it a sustainable display technology. According to research conducted by E Ink, if 100,000 ePaper signage operate for 20 hours a day, update their ads twenty times per hour, and last for five years, the use of ePaper signage is estimated to reduce CO2 emissions by 500,000 tons compared to LCD signage. Compared to traditional paper posters that are printed once and disposed of, the use of ePaper signage can reduce CO2 emissions by about 21 million tons. Using low-power E Ink displays can enable retailers and advertisers the ability to reach their sustainability goals, while still providing timely updates seamlessly.
Scheduled to debut at a launch event in November, with its first global showcasing at ISE 2024 in Barcelona (Jan. 30-Feb. 2, 2024), PPDS will be the first customer to launch with the new 31.5-inch E Ink Spectra module. The Philips Tableaux 5150I can be used as a standalone solution or as part of a fleet of displays across multiple locations around the world, and can be managed manually, or remotely using third-party or PPDS’s inhouse software.
"As a business driven by teamwork, at PPDS we truly value our partnership with E Ink and we are delighted to continue leading the ePaper signage market forward with their groundbreaking technology,” said Martijn van der Woude, VP Global Marketing and Business Development at PPDS. “The reaction to the launch of our Philips Tableaux has been huge – well beyond our expectations. With today’s 32-inch announcement, and with PPDS becoming the first to confirm an ePaper display on the E Ink Spectra™ 6 platform, we fully expect that trend to continue.”
"We are excited to work with PPDS to launch the first 31.5-inch E Ink Spectra 6 product into the signage market,” said Johnson Lee, CEO of E Ink. “E Ink is committed to creating sustainable display solutions, and we work closely with our partners to roll out products that provide end consumers with needed information, while being incredibly energy efficient.”
Due to E Ink’s unique image stability, the 32-inch 5150I model can display static imagery without drawing on any energy source, only requiring low power when content is being updated. For fixed installations, and in environments where regular image changes are required, the Philips Tableaux 5150I features Power over Ethernet (PoE), ensuring both power and connectivity for remote management.
Details on availability and pricing will be announced by PPDS in early 2024, with demonstrations due to take place throughout ISE in Barcelona and InfoComm in Las Vegas next year.
PPDS is a trading name of TP Vision Europe B.V. (“TP Vision”) and MMD-Monitors & Displays Nederland B.V. (“MMD”), registered in the Netherlands, with their head offices in Amsterdam. TP Vision and MMD are wholly owned subsidiaries of TPV Technology Limited (“TPV”), the world’s largest manufacturer of monitors and a leading provider of display solutions.
PPDS exclusively markets and sells Philips-branded professional displays, covering professional TVs, signage and direct view LED solutions, worldwide under trademark license by Koninklijke Philips N.V.
By combining the Philips brand promise with TPV’s manufacturing expertise in displays, PPDS employs a competitive and focused approach to bring innovative products to market – from its 10” touchscreen through to unlimited direct view LED displays. Designing solutions that make a positive impact, both for resellers and for end customers – at the right time and in the right places.
About E Ink
E Ink Holdings Inc. (8069.TWO), based on technology from MIT’s Media Lab, provides an ideal display medium for applications spanning eReaders and eNotes, retail, home, hospital, transportation, logistics, and more, enabling customers to put displays in locations previously impossible. E Ink’s electrophoretic display products make it the worldwide leader for ePaper. Its low power displays enable customers to reach their sustainability goals, and E Ink has pledged using 100% renewable energy in 2030 and reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2040. E Ink is a member of the Climate Pledge, has joined the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), and has been listed as one of the Asia-Pacific Climate Leaders by the Financial Times, Nikkei and Statista in 2022. Listed in Taiwan's Taipei Exchange (TPEx) and the Luxembourg market, E Ink Holdings is now the world's largest supplier of ePaper displays. For more information please visit www.eink.com. E Ink. We Make Surfaces Smart and Green.
Anna Halstead / Racepoint Global