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Spotted: E Ink in the Wild

Posted by E Ink on 2022-06-24

Seeing E Ink-powered transportation signage always puts a smile on our faces. By providing real-time, accurate transit information, riders are happier and can count on public transportation to get them where they need to go.

Next time you’re out and about, keep your eyes peeled for the latest exciting installations at transit stops around the world from our partners and customers.

Manama, Bahrain

Travelers in Manama, the capital of Bahrain, can now benefit from an improved travel experience with the solar powered ePaper bus stop signage provided by our customer Papercast.

Replacing paper timetables, it incorporates Papercast’s 13-inch displays to provide accurate arrival and departure times and other important information to travelers.

This move aligns with the city’s strategy to modernize public transportation while addressing Bahrain’s sustainable development goals.

Papercast kiosk June 2022

Credit: Papercast


Minneapolis, Minnesota

Metro Transit is testing four solar-powered displays at bus stops across Minneapolis, with signage solutions provided by our customer GDS.

Powered by E Ink, the tablet-sized screens share bus schedules, arrival times as well as route maps to inform passengers. They can also receive alerts when buses are detoured due to construction or other reasons.

These displays outshine LCD screens with their durability and usability. E Ink displays are also more cost-effective and have a much smaller carbon footprint.


Metro Transport kiosk June 2022

Credit:  Metro Transit


Christchurch, New Zealand

 Papercast also teamed up with Christchurch City Council in New Zealand to provide new bus locators at bus stops to make public transportation easier for its residents.

The bus locators use Papercast’s ePaper information displays – powered by E Ink, which provide real-time updates to passengers. They are also a more reliable, modern and flexible solution that supports Christchurch’s transportation network.

Papercast New Zealand kiosk June 2022

Credit:  Papercast


Charleston, West Virginia

Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority (KVRTA) recently deployed signage solutions from our customer Connectpoint to bring real-time transit information to the people of Charleston.

E Ink-powered displays are exceptionally low energy and can withstand harsh conditions and extreme weather like heavy rain or snow.

The wireless connectivity options also provide always-on customer arrival information, alerts and maps at every stop across the transit network.


Connectpoint Charleston WV June 2022
Credit:  Connectpoint


Have you spotted any E Ink-powered transit signage in your city or neighborhood? Send us pictures on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #EInkInTheWild.

Topics: Digital Paper, Transportation, Digital Signage, Sustainability, Smart Cities, Electronic Ink Technology, Community Events, internet of things, ESG

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