Beacon Transcript – E Ink will be adding a new, intelligent solution to its Pearl product line with the introduction of a Quilla whiteboard which will be connected to QuirkLogic.
E Ink is a Massachusetts-based company. It is specialized and produces EPDs. EPDs or electrophoretic displays could be considered a sort of electronic paper.
E Ink has partnered up with various tech companies. These include Amazon, Sony, and Motorola. Such collaborations have led to the development of products such as the Kindle.
Its Pearl technology reportedly offers a higher and better contrast ration. Now, E Ink will be collaborating with another innovative company.
QuirkLogic set out to offer support and solutions for a number of ventures. It has supported educational institutions and corporations.
The two companies have released a new project that may be specifically targeted at these latter. During CES 2017, they will be revealing the Quilla whiteboard.
Whiteboards have become a common fixture. However, their technology seems to have remained as it was. In this technical times, the two companies have set out to offer a solution to a years old problem, erasing.
The Quilla whiteboard will most likely be destined for classrooms or conference rooms. Its difference will be that users can now save and share their jottings.
The new device will primarily target the digital signage market. Still, its main application will be in the aforementioned institutions.
Quilla will be based on the QuirkLogic connected eWriter system. This has, in its turn, been combined with the ePaper E Ink display. The ePaper technology comes with a 42-inch display.
E Ink’s display technology has low power needs. It also ensures a high readability in diverse lighting conditions.
The Quilla whiteboard will be just 0.06 inches thick. It will sport the usual ePaper display module. More exactly, it will have a 2,160 x 2,880 at 85 dpi resolution.
Through the QuirkLogic digital writing system, users will be able to give boardroom presentations. A pen-like stylus will also allow them to jot down ideas onto the Quilla whiteboard.
However, such content and jottings will not be lost. Quilla can automatically save such content. Users will have the option to save their notes and additions to the whiteboard.
Quilla whiteboard content will also have a shareable feature. Data will be saved to a central library. From there, it can be accessed or sent to other smartphone-using team members or colleagues.
The whiteboard will have a built-in battery. This should reportedly keep the device up and about for almost 16 charger-free hours. Its working hours can be expanded after being plugged it.
As such, it could potentially even be used in an outside area. However, its weight might turn some away from this feature. The Quilla whiteboard will weigh an approximate 22 lb.
Quilla whiteboards could also be interconnected. Such a connection could account for a larger, connected wall of displays.
The product will be further displayed during CES 2017. Further details may also be offered. QuirkLogic has yet to announce the price of the Quilla whiteboard.
A shipment or availability period is also yet to be specified. However, it is expected to become available sometime in the second quarter of 2017.
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