These days, there are digital signboard made from LCD monitors all over the place. So how do you stand out from the crowd? Perhaps with a slick ePaper display like this one which just broke cover at CES.
The folks from E Ink revealed a big 42″ diagonal electrostatic display – reportedly the largest commercially available. The display can show easy to read monochrome images at a resolution of 2160 x 2880 at 85 dpi. In addition to its unconventional looks, the big advantages of an ePaper display are that it uses barely any power, and can continue to display the last image without application of any electricity.
The first product to feature the new display will be the QuirkLogic Quilla, a digital whiteboard designed for collaboration that replicates the feel of pen and paper, but uses the eInk screen as its display. Thanks to its low power consumption, the Quilla can run for up to 16 hours on battery only, and retains the last image on screen so you can pick up right where you last left off. Multiple Quillas can be linked together, and images can even be shared via a centralized library.