There are a number of well funded companies that are creating paper thin displays that can be remotely and instantaneously changed. They are primarily text based systems that are black and white only.
The providers offering these paper-like digital displays include (1) Magink by Mitsubishi (2) E Ink by Sony and Philips (3) Gyricon by Xerox and others including IBM and Siemens.
This new technology has great promise for the digital signage market.
Webpavement will stay on top of these developments to ensure our software is compatible with these new displays. The new paper like displays are a natural fit for Webpavement. We were founded in 1999 with the premise and best practice for 'display type independence'. Our solutions currently support CRT, LED, LCD, Plasma, Projectors, Holographic and other displays on the market today.
The new smart paper like displays are designed for numerous applications and devices including small electronic devices and large format billboards. They are much cheaper than large format LED displays.
LED manufacturers and LED integrators have not been too concerned about these new displays because they are only offered in black and white.
According to an article in Business Week. Magink's digital ink is the first to offer a full spectrum of colors.