ZKONG Partners with E Ink to Expand ESL Applications by Essence Series with Four Color



E Ink Holdings, “E Ink” (8069.TW), the leading innovator of electronic ink technology, today announced the launch of four-color E Ink Spectra™ 3100, a next generation ink platform to support Electronic Shelf Labels (ESL) and retail signage.  ”E Ink is excited to work closely with our ESL and module partners as we create the next generation four-color E Ink platform”, said Johnson Lee, CEO of E Ink. “E Ink believes in strong relationships with our ecosystem partners so we can bring the best electronic shelf labels and signage solutions to retail markets. Our next generation E Ink Spectra provides a significant improvement by incorporating four (4) of the most commonly used colors in the retail industry and by bringing higher resolution to these tags and other signage. In addition, Spectra 3100 has the capability of incorporating sparkling flashing mode when changing images and this offers more flexibility to retailers during promotion campaigns.”

In addition, Spectra 3100 will be offered in panels with an updated all-in-one driver IC that supports premium ESLs with higher resolution across various sizes. With a new generation of four-colour electronic paper technology, ZKONG is proud to introduce the new Essence series to meet the strategic needs of retailers using colour marketing and for more diverse environments.


ZKONG’s new Essence series covers 1.6″, 2.4″, 3.0″, 4.4″, 7.3″ and 8.2″, with the thinnest thickness of only 8.5mm

The “China Core” is a clear improvement in performance

With the gradual maturation of 5G IoT and artificial intelligence technologies, China’s chip industry is showing good momentum.

The Essence series is equipped with the “China Core”, which features ultra-high integration and ultra-low power consumption. In terms of performance, the CPU and memory have been improved twice, and the overall refresh speed and distance of price tags have been improved more than three times.

The 10-year battery life greatly reduces the cost of operation and maintenance for supermarkets, helping to reduce shop losses, improve ping efficiency and enhance brand competitiveness.


30% faster refresh rate

The E Ink Spectra 3100 refines screen refresh speed compared to tri-colour e-paper; with the added benefit of improved chip performance, the price tag refresh speed is increased by 30%.


Extremely thin and light design for aesthetic display

The Essence series is designed to maintain its ‘thin and light’ positioning, thanks to the unique manufacturing process of Smart Control, which overcomes the limitations of extreme thinness and size on the performance of electronic price tags. The integrated design of the body provides an 8.5mm slimmer experience, satisfying the aesthetics of the display and setting a precedent for high-end shop displays.


Four-colour display with high resolution for more flexible marketing strategies

The new generation of four-colour electronic paper meets the strategic needs of retailers using colour marketing by displaying clear and rich information through four-colour electronic paper inks in vivid black, white, red and yellow. A wider temperature range is available to meet the needs of multiple environments in retail shops.


With the advent of the 5G era, all industries are facing smart innovation. With the retail industry moving towards automation and the click & collect shopping model, the use of electronic shelf labels as a real-time interface to product and price information

The use of electronic shelf labels as a real-time product and price information interface brings retailers the advantages of system-wide price changes, no manual updates and clear price information display, and optimises the shopping experience for consumers. The Essence series is IP65 rated for dust and water resistance and durability, and is designed to protect the environment and conditions of use, with the Spectra 3100 having a faster refresh speed, wider temperature range and the latest multi-colour driver IC. The Essence series is a perfect complement to the Spectra 3100′s four-colour e-paper display technology with faster refresh speeds, wider temperature range and the latest multi-driver ICs to meet the requirements of a wider range of environments in retail shops.

Post time: May-21-2021

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