November 13, 2018
E-ink tech for Newtown public displays
The State Government’s West Bengal Housing & Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) is exploring ways to adopt e-ink (electronic ink) display technology that consumes very low power as part of its Green City initiative.
It has already installed such a display at a bus stand near Gate 2 of Eco Park, as a pilot project.
According to a HIDCO official, this adoption of low-energy technology is part of the organisation’s efforts to seek Platinum status for Newtown from Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). Newtown has already received the Gold rating for being a Green City.
E-ink technology involves minimum power consumption if one doesn’t change the display and then too, only a tiny amount of power is consumed when the display changes. The clarity is also of a very high order. Hence, said the official, this low-power high-contrast display makes for an ideal choice for boards for public announcements, notices, conference schedule and general reading material.
The displays can be uploaded or changed from a laptop connected through WiFi. Another advantage is that one charge would last for a long time.
Source: Millennium Post