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Electronic paper modules with switchable color options simplify the recognition of important information

Pervasive Displays breaks new ground with Beacon(TM) color options

(PresseBox) (Stutensee, ) Pervasive Displays, Inc. (PDI), a leading supplier of commercial and industrial EPDs (EPD stands for "Electrophoretic Display"), which are distributed by Gleichmann Electronics, offers the addition of area color and monocolor to its e paper modules and ECO-Sign solutions in order to emphasize important information.

The innovative Beacon(TM) technology, which was developed by PDI, enables assigning multiple colors to a particular area on the module and the information displayed in this area to be displayed in different colors according to the respective status. The information within the color areas can be turned on and off on demand.

In addition to the basic colors black and white, the monocolor option enables adding any third color to an e-paper module. The color location can change to emphasize different information and draw attention to important updates and exceptions.

Unlike traditional paper, e-paper modules with Beacon color enhancements can dynamically and instantly turn information on and off, as needed, allowing for a multitude of updates anytime. Typical applications include picking systems (parts, article numbers or special instructions can be recognized quickly thanks to the use of color), Kanban cards, automatic conveyer systems or also in retail stores, where special offers, advertised promotions and brand names can be significantly better distinguished from the other signage/information.

As with all e-paper modules and ECO-Sign solutions from PDI, models that use the new Beacon(TM) color options feature ultra-low power consumption, very good readability even in direct sunlight, wide vertical and horizontal viewing angles of almost 180° and high resolution of up to 160 dots per inch

The area color option is already available and, according to Pervasive Displays, Inc. (PDI), the monocolor option will be available from next year. For more information please send an email to

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Founded in 1979, Gleichmann & Co. Electronics GmbH, in the same company group with MSC Vertriebs GmbH, has established itself as one of the leading pan-European distributors of electronic assemblies and components. One of the reasons for the high acceptance by customers and suppliers is the company's early focus on comparatively few, highly sophisticated products such as microcontrollers, programmable logic devices, displays and customer specific power supplies. From this, the resulting in-depth technical know-how of our sales engineers and field application engineers today enables us, if required by the customer, even implementation of complete new designs right up to the finished product. With two of its own ASIC design centers, the Gleichmann Electronics Research laboratory and one of the largest and most modern programming centers in Europe, Gleichmann & Co Electronics takes a leading role in terms of service and customer support. More information can be found at: