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Module creates power efficient smartphone protective cases

26 Apr 2016

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E Ink Holdings has rolled out a 2.9in turnkey ePaper solution for smartphone protective case applications. The module is enhanced using an NFC signal and is completely battery less. The energy present in the phone's NFC signal is enough to update the display and the bi-stability of the display maintains the image until it is updated again, detailed the company.

The 2.9in ePaper module is ideal for developing protective cases that enable smartphones with a second display and provide additional functionality that does not drain the phone's battery. The display can be easily embedded into the case without adding weight or thickness. Having an additional display that is always on without using power enables a completely new set of features that would not be possible without an E Ink display. The secondary display acts as an extension of the primary screen and can be used to constantly display important information such as maps, directions, bar codes, etc. The display can also enable personalised phone cases with images that can be changed at any time with any image present on your phone.

Product development cycles for protective case designers and manufacturers can be shortened since they can focus on the product mechanical design and not have to worry about the technical design issues of how to incorporate the additional display module.

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