E-ink announces Triton color epaper (video)

E-ink just posted a press release for the new Triton color screen. There's not much to tell you, unfortunately. The specs for new screen are rather vague, and the press release was carefully written to mislead. Update: but there is a promo video on Vimeo. I added it after the break. It has color (but we don't know how many shades) as well as 16 level grayscale, and it's as fast as the Pearl screen. <- That's really all the solid data in the press release. Update: Luckily we now have more info. The 9.7" screen has a 600x800 resolution when displaying color, and when using only grayscale the resolution jumps to 1600x1200.

E Ink Triton Imaging Film from E Ink Corporation on Vimeo.

From the press release:

E Ink® Holdings Inc., the leader in electronic paper display technology, today announced the release of its next generation display technology, E Ink Triton. Triton enables color ePaper solutions, enhancing the visual experience for ePublishing markets.


Enhanced with Color

For image-rich information applications showing charts, graphs, maps, photos, comics and advertising, color displays made with Triton Imaging Film enable ultra-low power and high mobility devices with a paper-like experience. In addition to 16 levels of grayscale, Triton is capable of displaying thousands of colors. And just like E Ink’s grayscale ePaper products, Triton’s crisp text and detailed color graphics are fully viewable in direct sunlight.

Faster Performance

Displays made with Triton, as well as the recently launched Pearl, can perform up to 20 percent faster than those made with previous generations of E Ink Imaging Film. Whether turning a page, selecting a menu, taking notes, or viewing simple animations, Triton’s update performance will satisfy today’s user-interface product needs. This expands the ePaper experience and displays more dynamic content for signage or advertising.

Proven Technology

The E Ink Triton design leverages the patented two pigment capsule platform found in millions of E Ink enabled eBooks. This technology offers unparalleled image stability; pictures and text can be maintained on the screen even when the power is turned off. With this proven bi-stable technology, devices using E Ink Imaging Film have demonstrated both long life and high reliability, leading to the development of a whole new class of consumer products over the past few years.

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