infsoft E-Ink Display Beacons
Electrophoretic ink, often called electronic ink (E-Ink), is a technology that mimics the appearance of ink on paper. When printed onto a sheet of plastic film that is laminated to a layer of circuitry, it creates an Electronic Paper Display (EPD). EPD technology delivers look and utility of paper encompassing good readability, very wide viewing angles, design freedom, robustness, and low power consumption.
E-Ink products offer paper-like readability under all lighting conditions. Moreover, they are referred to as bistable, which means that the display is consuming power only when refreshing, giving the product extraordinary battery life of up to 5 years.
Functionality of infsoft E-Ink Display Beacons
Combining E-Ink displays and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology enables transferring content flexibly to the display and also visualizing the device’s location. In addition, it is possible to track the paths and stations of the labeled objects and use this information to gain significant business insights. In order to display content on the infsoft E-Ink Display Beacon, the desired device and content are selected in the infsoft Locator Nodes Management or a corresponding app. Via Bluetooth, the content is transferred from the Locator Node to the display. The content can not only be updated manually, but also automatically – using the infsoft Automation Engine to define corresponding conditions.
For positioning, the infsoft E-Ink Display Beacon sends BLE signals to infsoft Locator Nodes that are installed in the area. The Locator Nodes process the provided data and send it to the infsoft LocAware platform®, where it is intelligently processed.
Beacons with E-Ink displays are a perfect fit for electronic shelf, door or product labels. Businesses are offered the ability to wirelessly update content on the displays quickly and efficiently, without needing to print paper tags and deploy personnel to change them manually. In real time, E-Ink beacons can display product information, status, inventory levels, barcodes, and much more. In production and logistics, for example, when assets are traced along the process chain, the display can be rewritten automatically with the current status and individual information such as instructions on the next work step.
Technical Features of the infsoft E-Ink Display Beacons
- Product type: BLE beacon with EPD (Electronic Paper Display)
- Screen size: 2.13"
- Color: black and white
- Display resolution: 250*122 pixels
- Weight: approx. 30g
Use Cases for E-Ink Display Beacons
E-Ink technology can be used beneficially in a variety of different applications.