For the first time, Etulipa's Electro Wetting Displays are being used in a solar-powered Real-Time-Passenger-Information sign in New York.
The New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) together with Telia IoT Edge, Traffic Systems Incorporated, and Daktronics installed a new solar-powered Real-Time-Passenger-Information (RTPI) at Queens Boulevard. The new displays use ultra-low-power Etulipa Electro Wetting E-Paper Technology from Daktronics that can run on solar power, completely independent of the grid. For further information see the IDTechEx report on Flexible, Printed OLED Displays 2020-2030: Forecasts, Markets, Technologies.
Etulipa's Electro Wetting Displays are so low power, they can work completely off-grid using only a solar panel and a battery. Solar signage offers both environmental and costs advantages for cities. Because they don't require heavy machinery for excavation to run power cable under the sidewalk, they are cheaper, faster, and cleaner to install.
EWD technology has been specially developed for outdoor use. They are water-resistant and their operating temperature is - 30 ° - +60°.
In addition, Etulipa's solar-powered Electro Wetting Display was used in a number of relevant situations. Most importantly, during the first COVID-19 wave. The display was activated just before the opening of the triage facility in the local hospital.The display ran continuously on solar power and a battery for 6 weeks, without replacement.
At night, the Etulipa eCCB was illuminated by a low-power frontlight.