Ossia, E-PEAS, and E Ink unveiled a battery-free wirelessly-powered Electronic Paper Display (EPD) prototype. The companies plan to release this leading-edge technology for commercial use by the end of next year.
The group envisions wireless power as a key enabler to the extensive use of smart display solutions in the Internet of Things (IoT). Wirelessly-powered EPD devices for the IoT can be used in a wide range of industries, including retail, industrial, logistics and warehousing.
“We are dedicated to expanding our FCC approved Cota technology to the largest sector in the world and increasing the overall potential of IoT solutions,” said Preston Woo, Ossia’s Chief Strategy Officer. “We are further pleased to collaborate with E Ink, the pioneer and commercial leader in ePaper technology, and E-PEAS, a leading semiconductor for IoT applications with the best-in-class solution for energy harvesting, processing and sensing.”
“Our vision at E-PEAS is to enable the seamless operation of all connected devices anywhere, anytime, in any conditions with smart innovative solutions,” said Geoffroy Gosset, CEO and co-founder of E-PEAS. “Enabling the broad proliferation of sustainable EPDs and smart IoT devices, in collaboration with top tier partners, is directly in-line with our core mission.”
“The development of wirelessly powered EPDs is another validation of our technology’s durable and ultra-low power displays being applied to previously impossible and unimaginable applications,” said Johnson Lee, President of E Ink Holdings. “Ultimately, commercializing battery-less ePaper solutions will enable the potential of IoT applications that require ultra-low power consumption displays. It also makes digital transformation easier than one can imagine in various applications such as logistic tags, luggage tags, digital signage and other digital tags.”