E Ink has announced at CES 2017 its latest addition to the Pearl product line of ePaper displays–the 42in display. This active matrix ePaper module demonstrates E Ink’s ability to meet increasing market demands for large display sizes, providing digital signage solutions across various industries including public information, retail and transportation.

Exhibiting the valuable qualities the company provides, including readability and visibility in various lighting conditions, the display utilises E Ink’s signature bi-stable technology, which allows the display to retain images and text even when removed from a power source. Moreover, this groundbreaking display enables:

  • Lower total cost of ownership because of the display’s minimal power requirements and operational costs plus its ability to function with a standalone (autonomous) power system
  • Simple deployment and maintenance because signs made with 42in displays are thin and lightweight
  • Easy implementation in locations where there is no power infrastructure since the display’s low power requirements can be supported by solar power

The latest display in E Ink’s arsenal provides an ultra-wide viewing angle that can be viewed in both landscape and portrait modes. The display’s 4:3 aspect ratio is identical to that of real paper, making information just as easy to digest as if it were written on regular paper. At 658.6mm x 884.3mm x 1.64mm, this ePaper display boasts a resolution of 2,160 x 2,880 and 85dpi, using a high contrast, highly reflective ePaper display provided by the company that pioneered ePaper technology. The resolution in the 42in display is higher than a standard high definition display, bringing enhanced clarity to text and images.

The first application of the 42in ePaper display will be featured in QuirkLogic Quilla, the world’s first Connected eWriter, a portable collaboration tool that writes just like paper. E Ink’s 42in display has been customised with QuirkLogic to serve the connected eWriter application.