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Volume 6: Issue 2 September 2010
In this issue
- Defcon Conference Badge Features Reflex 128x32 LCD
- CEO Green Panelist for Brookings Institute Event on Regional Industry Clusters, Advisor to Obama Export Council
- Boogie Board Tablet Success Exceeds Expectations
- More Products in Development for Improv Electronics
- Reflex LCD eWriter Development Kit Now Available
- Kent Displays First Stop on Bus Tour Touting Regional Development
- Kent Displays Engineer Featured in University Commercials
Welcome to Volume 6, Issue 2 of Reflexions Newsletter. Reflexions brings you the latest information about Kent Displays Reflex® No Power LCD technology including advancements, new/upgraded products, featured applications, customer success stories, special offers and more!
Defcon Conference Badge Features Reflex 128x32 LCD
A small Reflex LCD from Kent Displays was arguably the biggest star of the recent Defcon conference held in Las Vegas. Numerous U.S.-based media outlets published stories about use of the Reflex LCD in the badge including PC World and sister publications Computer World, Network World, and IT World.
The 128x32 glass display was integrated into the programmable badge distributed to attendees of this annual show for technology hackers. The 2010 badge was designed by legendary hardware hacker Joe Grand. It is the first Defcon badge to feature a full-fledged display.
The badge design is closely guarded prior to each Defcon show. The winner of a badge-hacking contest receives free Defcon admission for life. The contest is held in an on-site lab. Attendees are invited to use soldering irons and attach components to the badges, turning them into lie detectors, remote control devices and – last year's winner – an entire anti-surveillance system.
CEO Green Panelist for Brookings Institute Event on Regional Industry Clusters, Advisor to Obama Export Council
Dr. Albert Green, Kent Displays CEO, was recently invited to provide his perspective on two economic topics by the prestigious Brookings Institute of Washington D.C. and U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, a member of U.S. President Barrack Obama’s Export Council.
The Brookings Institute asked Dr. Green to be a panelist at its upcoming event on the development of regional industry clusters.
Kent Displays is part of an expanding high tech cluster in Northeast Ohio focused on advanced materials. The cluster includes numerous companies and research institutions including Kent State University and the University of Akron.
The cluster development event will be held in Washington D.C. on September 23, 2010. The event is co-sponsored by the Center for American Progress, Council on Competitiveness, and National Association of Development Organizations. Secretary Locke of the U.S. Commerce Department and leaders of several other U.S government agencies will be present to discuss some of their new cluster-related programs, announce the winners of several new federal grant awards, and highlight the importance of regional economies.
Dr. Green was also invited to assist Senator Brown in providing council to President Obama on International trade programs and strategies for improving U.S. export performance.
Dr. Green will provide input on these topics as a member of the Ohio Export Advisory Group, to which he was named by Senator Brown. This group will meet several times a year with Senator Brown to share their input and opinions on the export environment in Ohio.
“I am very honored by these selections,” Dr. Green stated. “It is a great privilege to interface directly with those involved in the highest levels of government on issues that have such a pronounced impact on your country. I am confident my education and experience have provided me with the necessary knowledge and wisdom to serve as a valuable resource in these activities.”
Boogie Board™ Tablet Success Exceeds Expectations
The Boogie Board tablet has been a great commercial success since its launch this past January. It has received much consumer/media acclaim and the 2010 global sales goal has been revised several times to its current 250,000+ units. Here are some additional facts and figures to validate the success tablet since its launch:
Number of Total Visits to www.improvelectronics.com: 265,000+
Number of Countries to Visit www.improvelectronics.com: 100+
Number of Boogie Board Tablet Accessories Now Available: 3
- Neoprene Sleeve ($9.95)
- Stylus Holder and Magnet Kit ($2.97)
- Replacement Stylus ($2.97)
Number of Authorized Global Resellers (9)
- Japan (4)
- U.S. (Brookstone, As Seen on TV Guys, Think Geek)
Major Media Coverage
- TODAY Show
- Bonnie Hunt Show
- Popular Science
- New York Times
- New York Post
- Denver Post
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
- Cleveland Plain Dealer
- Akron Beacon Journal
- WKYC TV Cleveland
- KTLA TV Los Angeles
- WUSA TV Washington DC
- WCAU TV Philadelphia
- KHOU TV Houston
- KING 5 TV Seattle
- KTVT TV Dallas
- WPIX TV New York
- WLS TV Chicago
- CBS TV Atlanta
- WPLG TV Miami
- Tampa Syndicated TV
- What Now TV (New Zealand)
- Bos Dias TV (Spain)
- NBC Radio
- WDOK Radio
- WQAL Radio
- Into Tomorrow Syndicated Radio
- Joe King Personal Computer Show Syndicated Radio
- Let’s Talk Computers Syndicated Radio
- Marc Cohen Computer & Technology Syndicated Radio
- Bob Shannon Show WCBS Radio New York
- 450+ blogs globally
- 20+ You Tube videos (our favorite, from Japan)
Interesting New Applications
The tremendous success of the Boogie Board tablet has spurred development of additional consumer products and accessories from Improv Electronics. See the following article for additional information.
More Products in Development for Improv Electronics
Following the success of the Boogie Board LCD eWriter, Kent Displays has begun development on numerous other consumer products utilizing Reflex® flexible LCD technology. All the new products in development will likely be sold under the Improv Electronics name.
The new products include several new models of the Boogie Board tablet:
- Current size with 3 ring binder compatibility
- Larger size
- Larger size with save functionality
A message center accessory with cork board and multiple mounting options (e.g., magnets, screw hole) is also in development.
The 3 ring binder tablet is expected to enter the market first in late 2010, followed by the message center, larger tablet and then the save tablet at various times in 2011. Exact launch dates and pricing are not yet available.
In addition to writing tablets, Kent Displays plans to launch two consumer products with a Reflex Electronic Skin as an inlay that will change color. In one product, the color change will alter/enhance the appearance of the product. It will be decorative only. The other product will use the color change to indicate to the user that a condition has been met. These products are scheduled to go on sale in the first half of 2011.
Finally, Kent Displays is developing a product that will use Reflex technology in an eCard. It will likely be available in late 2011 or early 2012.
Reflex LCD eWriter Development Kit Now Available
The success of the Boogie Board tablet has also generated significant interest from OEMs/ODMs looking to integrate a similar LCD writing surface into their products. To help evaluate the technology, Kent Displays now offers a new Reflex LCD eWriter Development Kit. The kit is $499 USD and includes two PCB assemblies and ten displays.
Kent Displays First Stop on Bus Tour Touting Regional Development
The Boogie Board Writing Tablet recently hit the road on the very first Plus Bus Tour. This unique tour of Northeast Ohio is organized by Cleveland Plus, an organization whose goal is to understand and promote the regional benefits of Cleveland, Akron, and Youngstown, Ohio and the surrounding communities.
The Plus Bus riders were 50 Cleveland Plus advisory committee members. Their tour of the region included visits to three progressive businesses. Kent Displays, manufacturer of the Boogie Board tablet, was honored to be the first stop on the first of many planned tours throughout the coming months.
While at Kent Displays, committee members toured the production facility and listened to a presentation from the Greater Cleveland Partnership. The facility tour included a look at the one-of-a-kind roll-to-roll production line used to make the Boogie Board tablet’s innovative pressure-sensitive LCD. Every guest saw first hand the cutting-edge technology behind the Boogie Board tablet and was able to try it for themselves.
Kent Displays Engineer Featured in University Commercials
Kent Displays Process Engineer Diaz McDaniel is part of a $1 million ad series commissioned by Kent State University. McDaniel describes how his KSU experience and education has propelled him into a successful career in the technology field.
The other featured alumni are Devo founder Mark Mothersbaugh, Joan Stikes-Jenkins, a nurse at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Administration Medical Center, and Gina Stikes-Shoehalter, director of public relations and marketing for MSNBC.com in New York City.
- Oct 13–14, 2010
- Hong Kong
Presentation, Joel Domino
- Dec 1–2, 2010
- Santa Clara, USA
Presentation, Joel Domino
Feature Story: Boogie Board Writing Tablet Now Available
Volume 6: Issue 1 May 2010
In this issue
- Boogie Board Writing Tablet Now Available
- Kent Displays Forms Improv Electronics For Sale of Consumer Products
- Follow Boogie Board on Facebook and Twitter
- Kent Displays Wins Printed Electronics Award for Manufacturing
- Kent Displays Wins Nortech Innovation Award for Reflex® Electronic Skins
- Reflex LCDs Featured in Products at CES
Welcome to Volume 6, Issue 1 of Reflexions Newsletter. Reflexions brings you the latest information about Kent Displays Reflex® No Power LCD technology including advancements, new/upgraded products, featured applications, customer success stories, special offers and more!
Boogie Board Writing Tablet Now Available
Launched earlier this year, the Boogie Board LCD Writing Tablet is available for purchase. Complete information about this revolutionary product is available at www.improvelectronics.com.
We’ve said a lot about this paperless writing tablet (formerly eNote) over the last year or so, and we really believe its launch is a major step in reducing everyday paper consumption. We’ve all heard about reducing paper consumption by printing less e-mails and other computer-related activities, but the Boogie Board tablet’s impact can be much greater. Think of all the paper you and your family use to write memos, jot down ideas, make reminders, play games, draw pictures. It may not seem like much, but when you really think about, it adds up. If you replace all the memo pads and sticky notes you use for those activities with a Boogie Board tablet at home, office, school, and car, you’ll save a lot of trees.
The launch of the Boogie Board Writing Tablet also represents a benchmark moment for Kent Displays as a company in multiple ways. First, it is the first consumer product developed and sold by the company (although under the company name Improv Electronics, see below). Second, its writing surface is the first Reflex® flexible LCD manufactured in volume on our roll-to-roll production line in Kent, Ohio. Electronic skins and eCard displays will soon follow. Third, the writing tablet is not just the first flexible LCD we’ve mass produced but one of the few products on the market to utilize any kind of flexible display.
The Boogie Board tablet introductory price of $29.97 USD is ending soon. Discounted pricing is available through our school pilot program and for volume orders. The Boogie Board can also be customized with your organization’s identity for a corporate gift, contest prize, or promotional item (100 unit minimum).
Kent Displays Forms Improv Electronics For Development, Sale of Consumer Products
In conjunction with the Boogie Board Tablet launch, Kent Displays has formed Improv Electronics as the business entity under which it will be sold. The primary reason for this is to avoid potential confusion in the consumer market had Kent Displays been used. The Boogie Board tablet, and any future products marketed under Improv Electronics, will include a Reflex® display of some type incorporated into another device. The entire device will be sold into the consumer market, not just the display.
That said, Kent Displays will offer an OEM version of the writing tablet for integration into third party devices (e.g., a computer keyboard). Information for this version appears on the Kent Displays Web site. Look for additional information about this offering, including development kit availability, in the coming months. If you need more information immediately, please contact us at 1-330-673-8784 option 2 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow Boogie Board on Facebook and Twitter
We’ve got a lot planned for the Boogie Board tablet. As the saying goes, we’ve only just begun. New features, new colors, and more accessories are on their way. Numerous options are available to easily obtain the latest information about the tablet:
Kent Displays Wins Printed Electronics Award for Manufacturing
Kent Displays proudly accepted the 2009 Printed Electronics Award for Manufacturing in December. This award provides industry recognition for Kent Displays achievement in implementing our roll-to-roll production line. The successful implementation of this production line is the most critical factor in our ability to bring flexible displays to the market. With this line in place and manufacturing in volume, Kent Displays is strongly positioned to be a market leader in the flexible display industry for years to come.
Kent Displays Wins Nortech Innovation Award for Reflex® Electronic Skins
NorTech, (the Northeast Ohio Technology Coalition) is a nonprofit Technology-Based Economic Development (TBED) organization that champions growth in Northeast Ohio's 21 county region. NorTech marshals resources and forges collaborations to put economic growth on the fast track by: accelerating technology development and moving innovations from the lab to the marketplace; driving growth in the region's high tech industries (with a current focus on Advanced Energy and Flexible Electronics); and expanding state and federal funding to support early stage technology commercialization and industry building.
The annual NorTech Innovation Awards program is intended to honor the innovations and achievements of companies, entrepreneurs, universities and nonprofit organizations from throughout Northeast Ohio. Twelve companies received the 2010 innovation award including Kent Displays for our Reflex LCD Electronic Skins. Other recipients included NASA, Parker Hannifin, and Cleveland State University. Kent Displays also received a 2006 Nortech Innovation Award for Flexible No Power LCDs.
Reflex LCDs Featured in Products at CES
Two products incorporating Reflex no power LCD technology were featured at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. These products, the Verbatim Insight Hard Drive and an improved Fujitsu FLEPia color eReader, were also featured in recent issues of Reflexions.
To view videos of these products from the CES show floor, click on the links below:
- May 23–28, 2010
- Seattle, WA, USA
- May 23–28, 2010
- Seattle, WA, USA
Presentation, Erica Montbach
Kent Displays Launches Paperless Electronic Memo Pad
- Akron Legal News
Kent Displays Receives Third Frontier Advanced Materials Funding
- The Plain Dealer
“Feels magical the way the ‘ink’ flows out of the stylus on to the screen”
- Gadgeteer, about the Boogie Board tablet
“May revolutionize the way people take notes”
- The Plain Dealer, about the Boogie Board tablet
Feature Story: Reflex LCDs on Top Shelf for Electronic Labels
In this issue
- Reflex LCDs on Top Shelf for Electronic Labels
- InfoSign Provides Curbside Bus Status in Barcelona
- Verbatim uses Reflex 128x32 LCD as Label for New InSight Hard Drive
- EnOcean Integrates Reflex LCDs into Self-powered Wireless Sensors
- Launch Date Revised for eNote LCD eWriter
- CTO Khan Profiles Color eReader Technology at Emtech
Welcome to Volume 5, Issue 3 of Reflexions Newsletter (formerly The Liquid Crystal Twist). Reflexions brings you the latest information about Kent Displays Reflex® No Power LCD technology including advancements, new/upgraded products, featured applications, customer success stories, special offers and more!
Reflex LCDs on Top Shelf for Electronic Labels
Low Cost, No-Power Image Retention, and Superior Optical Characteristics Make Reflex LCDs Increasingly Popular for Electronic Shelf Label Applications
Reflex LCD Modules are becoming an increasingly popular display choice for electronic shelf label (ESL) manufacturers. Reflective and bi-stable, and with many options from which to choose, Reflex LCDs will help you overcome the traditional ESL adoption barriers of price and power consumption. Reflex displays require no power to retain an image and only minimal power from a small battery for updates. Reflex LCDs also provide superior optical characteristics for excellent readability (without backlighting) and bar code scanning*: high contrast/brightness, wide viewing angles, and no polarizers or filters.
Available on glass substrates, and in a variety of standard and custom sizes, Reflex LCDs will integrate seamlessly into your ESL design. Contact us today with your requirements.
* Select color combinations and resolutions.
InfoSign Provides Curbside Bus Status in Barcelona
Have you ever waited for a bus that never seems to come – and had no way of knowing when it would? Riders in Barcelona, Spain will no longer experience that frustration thanks in part to the Kent Displays InfoSign LCD Digital Sign.
Barcelona’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (EMT) tried for years to add an automated, poll-mounted status system to bus shelters, but the cost was prohibitive (about € 15,000 each). Supplying electricity to the system, which required digging up streets, was the biggest cost component.
To overcome this obstacle, the EMT turned to Capmar, a local steel fabricator, and the Istituto Europeo di Design to engineer a wireless status system powered by solar energy. Capmar contacted Kent Displays to source no power information displays (InfoSign) for the system.
The solar-powered status system met EMT’s cost objective at approximately € 3,000 each. In addition to Barcelona, 18 other metropolitan municipalities of the state now plan to install the systems over the next four years. System cost is expected to further decrease with a larger order.
Verbatim Uses Reflex 128x32 LCD as Label for New Insight Hard Drive
The new Verbatim InSight hard drive looks different than almost any other hard drive currently on the market. In addition to its slim, piano black case, the integrated, always-on LCD is gathering much attention.
Kent Displays is especially fond of the LCD, our Reflex 128x32 glass display. Charlie White of the Web site DVICE also appears fond of it. In his recent review of the drive, he and his co-workers were “so mildly astonished with this feature that we named the drive WTF.” (their name, not ours)
The display shows the drive name as entered in My Computer (Windows) or Finder (Mac) and the free space remaining on it. This information remains displayed without power when the drive is disconnected from the computer. The days of guessing what’s on a disconnected drive, or how much space remains, are over!
The Insight hard drive can be purchased at Best Buy and other electronics retailers.
EnOcean Integrates Reflex LCDs Into Self-Powered Wireless Sensors
Because of their limited energy budget, self-powered wireless sensors normally don’t have displays to present information numerically or graphically. However, German sensor make EnOcean felt an integrated display would help expand the applications for its world leading line of self-powered wireless sensors. EnOcean came to Kent Displays for a no power display solution. For the temperature sensor above, they chose a Reflex 100x1 segmented display. Both the temperature setpoint and the current temperature values are shown.
EnOcean is a world leader in providing self-powered wireless solutions for buildings automation. EnOcean technology based products are installed into more than 100,000 buildings worldwide.
eNote LCD eWriter Launch Moved To Late 2009
We’ve written about the eNote LCD eWriter many times, including its anticipated availability in fall 2009. That date has now changed to the end of 2009. The reason for the change was name related.
While we like the eNote name, we really think a product this unique deserves a very unique name. To come up with that name, we engaged one of the top naming and branding companies in the U.S., Igor. With their guidance, we have renamed the eNote LCD eWriter the Boogie Board™ LCD eWriter. The Boogie Board tablet will be sold under the company name Improv Electronics. It will have its own Web site, www.improvelectronics.com (the OEM version of the tablet will remain on www.kentdisplays.com).
So, what makes the Boogie Board tablet so unique? The Boogie Board tablet is the tree-friendly electronic alternative to paper, pencils, and pens! Simply press on the surface with the included stylus or other suitable writing instrument (even your finger) to create an image and then erase with the push of a button. Practice handwriting, arithmetic and drawing (great for young and developmentally challenged students), write memos, make shopping lists, sketch ideas, keep score, and diagram plays. It has so many uses, before you know it, you’ll say goodbye to paper forever!
The Boogie Board tablet easily slips into a briefcase or back pack for use at school, office, car, or even the athletic field. Keep one by the phone at home to leave notes for family members, make to do lists and more.
To be notified as soon as the Boogie Board LCD eWriter is available for purchase, click on the following link.
CTO Khan Profiles Color eReader Display Technology at EmTech
Dr. Asad Khan, Kent Displays Chief Technical Officer, recently participated on a panel of display industry experts discussing the future of eReader displays. The discussion was part of the EmTech conference held at MIT in Boston.
Dr. Khan provided a broad perspective on eReader displays, including the fact Kent Displays was the first to market a color eReader display through a license agreement for the Fujitsu FLEPia eReader.
Like all Kent Displays products, the FLEPia is based on Reflex® display technology. This technology uses a layer of microcapsules containing cholesteric liquid crystal, which has a helical structure that can be rendered transparent or reflective by switching an applied voltage. The FLEPia produces full color using a stacked color architecture with separate red, green and blue layers. Kent Displays is developing numerous other color eReader display architectures including a spatial architecture with all color crystals placed side-by side on one layer.
Dr. Khan next focused on the bi-stability of all Reflex displays, an essential characteristic of eReader displays. A bi-stable display draws power only when the image changes. No power is required to retain an image. Bi-stability allows an eReader to be used for weeks without recharging. Kent Displays has also demonstrated use of a solar backplane for Reflex displays, which will allow an eReader to continuously recharge without plugging it in to a receptacle.
In summary, Dr. Khan predicted full color displays will soon displace their grayscale predecessors in most eReaders. Which color technology and architecture will become the defacto standard remains to be seen. Regardless, Kent Displays will be at the forefront of reflective, bi-stable color display innovation.
- Nov 16–21 2009
- Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center Hall 2
- Shenzhen, China
- December 2–3, 2009
- McEnery Convention Center
- San Jose, CA, USA.
- Flexible Bistable Reflex Displays and Applications (Joel Domino, President)
- February 1–4, 2010
- Pointe Hilton Squaw, Peak Resort
- Phoenix, AZ, USA.
CTO Khan Profiles Color eReader technology at Emtech
- Inquirer, UK
Kent Displays LCD Module used in Credit Union Smart Card Pilot
- Credit Union Times
"We really like the ability to name the drive and have it show up on the internal display on the drives front...No more running out of space in middle of a video project or loading .mp3 music."
- product review of Verbatim InSight Portable Hard Drive
Feature Story: Make a big statement with our Reflex mini LCDs
In this issue
Welcome to Volume 5, Issue 2 of Reflexions Newsletter (formerly The Liquid Crystal Twist). Reflexions brings you the latest information about Kent Displays Reflex No Power LCD technology including advancements, new/upgraded products, featured applications, customer success stories, special offers and more!
Make a big statement with our Reflex mini LCDs
The new Reflex 128x32 Graphic LCD Module is the latest addition to our mini LCD module product line. At an overall size of just 33mm x 11mm, this low-cost glass display is perfect for devices with very small form factors or applications with very limited available space such as a USB drive or remote control. The display also features a chip on glass (COG) configuration, serial command and data interface, 118 DPI resolution and white on blue color scheme (custom colors available). Availability of a development kit will be announced.
Fujitsu eReader Features Color Reflex Technology
Futjitsu Frontech recently launched the first color eReader, named FLEPia, in Japan. The FLEPia uses a Reflex No Power LCD technology licensed from Kent Displays, specifically the 768x1024 plastic graphic display module. The monochrome displays many eReaders currently use are no match for Kent Displays' color displays, which have vibrant color and a crisp image.
e-Note LCD eWriter Coming Soon
Be one of the first to get your hands on the new e-Note LCD eWriter, the first paperless writing and drawing solution of its kind! E-Note tablets are scheduled to begin shipping in late September.
With e-Note, you'll no longer need paper, pencils, or pens. e-Note is the environmentally-friendly paper alternative that replaces them all! Simply press on the surface with the included stylus or other suitable writing instrument (even your finger) to create an image and then erase with the push of a button.
Practice handwriting, arithmetic and drawing (great for young and developmentally challenged students), write memos, make shopping lists, sketch ideas, keep score, and diagram plays. e-Note easily slips into a briefcase or back pack for use at school, office, car, or even the athletic field. Leave it by the phone at home to leave notes for family members, make to do lists and more.
Kent Displays and ITRI Sign JDA for Single Layer Full Color LCDs
Kent Displays and Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) recently signed a joint develop agreement for passively driven single layer color reflective cholesteric displays. Both organizations will develop aspects of the display to enable the creation of prototypes for market assessment and demonstration. Application for the displays include digital signage, electronic shelf labels, and handheld devices.
Dr. Asad Khan Named Chief Technical Officer
Dr. Asad Khan has been promoted to Chief Technical Officer of Kent Displays. He replaces Dr. J. William Doane, a pioneer in reflective LCD technology and Director Emeritus of the Liquid Crystal Institute at Kent State University. Dr. Doane has moved to the role of Senior Advisor and will remain on Kent Displays' Executive Committee.
In his new role, Dr. Khan has primary responsibility for further development of Reflex No Power LCD technology, the foundation for which was built by Dr. Doane as cofounder of Kent Displays. Focus activities include authoring the development framework for Reflex technology to meet the overall company strategic plan, directing a growing internal team of scientists in the implementation of the framework, and playing the lead role in managing various strategic relationships with suppliers and joint development partners.
Kent Displays Receives Ohio Third Frontier Grant
A $4.9 million award from the Ohio Third Frontier Commission will be used to develop the next generation of electronic skins for portable electronic devices.
The Third Frontier award will be used to further develop Kent Displays' Reflex LCD electronic skins, an ultra thin, plastic display that can be cut to a custom shape and conformed to another surface. Reflex LCD electronic skins are changeable at the touch of a button to match a user's mood, clothing or preference. The skin can also indicate the device status (e.g., incoming call, low battery). These capabilities bring a new level of personalization and differentiation to a wide range of products.
Support from Ohio Third Frontier will enable numerous Reflex electronic skin advancements to enhance commercial viability: performance (optical, environmental, durability), size, conformability (complex shapes) and electronics (conductivity, miniaturization). Funding will also be used to refine and optimize the roll-to-roll production processes for manufacturing Reflex electronic skins.
Explore Our New Web Site
Kent Displays is creating a lot of excitement and we now have a bigger and bolder Web site to reflect it.
However, the Web site changes aren't just skin deep. We also added more content to help you find the right display solution as well as numerous new features and functions:
- Search: A search box now appears at the top right of every page to help you find specific information without excessive navigation.
- Sales Representative Directory: A global directory appears in About Us to help you contact the Kent Displays representative in your local area.
- Request More Info Form: This form appears on the right side of each page to help you easily submit your product interest at any time during your site visit.
- Applications Section: Explore the many unique uses for Reflex displays. The source of your next big product idea could be in this section.
- Sortable LCD Module Table: Compare LCD modules to quickly identify the right module for your application. Click on column headings to sort the column contents in ascending or descending order.
- Expanded News & Events Section: Kent Displays is generating a lot of publicity around our latest Reflex product offerings including LCD electronic skins, LCD eWriters and eCard displays. You'll find links to all the stories and articles about them in this section, as well as a list of Web sites and blogs that are creating a remarkable "buzz" around them. The section also list events we will be attending where you can hear more about the products creating the buzz.
The Buzz from SID DisplayWeek
Speaking of buzz, Kent Displays created a lot of it at the SID DisplayWeek in San Antonio, Texas, USA in early June. A steady flow of vistors stopped at the Kent Display booth to learn more about the latest Reflex products. Many showed great interest in the eCard displays, writing tablets and the FLEPia color eReader display, but Reflex LCD electronics skins stole the show with improved color and integration capabilities. The strong interest in Reflex electronic skins was reflected in the many highly enthusiastic mentions they received on Internet tech blogs during and shortly after the show.
Reflex LCD Module Used in Credit Union eCard Pilot
Kent Displays is very excited about an upcoming Credit Union eCard pilot featuring our Reflex displays. In October, three credit unions will be among the first to test the XCalibur card, a biometric card that can function as a single debit, gift and loyalty card. The card can only be activated by the user or an authorized user. Certain key functions allow the user to pick which account they want to use for a particular transaction. The success of this pilot and numerous others will help usher in the age of eCards/smartcards, and Kent Displays will be an integral part.
- Sept 22-24, 2009
- MIT Campus
- Cambridge, MA, USA
- "Coloring the Future of E-Readers" (Asad Khan, CTO)
- Oct 28 2009
- Maritim Hotel & Conference Center
- Dresden, Germany
- Nov 16-21 2009
- Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center Hall 2
- Shenzhen, China
- December 2-3, 2009
- McEnery Convention Center
- San Jose, CA, USA.
- Flexible Bistable Reflex Displays and Applications (Joel Domino, President)
All Tech Considered
Beauty is Skin Deep for Cell Phones
- Kent News Net
eSkins featuring Kent Displays' Reflex LCD Electronic Skins
- Veritas et Visus
"But it wasn't until I actually saw Kent Displays demonstration of e-Skins at SID in San Antonio earlier this month that I realized just how important this development really is..."
- Veritas et Visus
Feature Story: First Roll-to-Roll Production Line in the World
Feature Story: 132 x 64 Reflex display with embedded controller and serial interface is added to Kent Displays' list of standard products
Feature Story: Launch of Reflex displays
Feature Story: Kent Displays Names Dr. Albert M. Green as Chief Executive Officer
Feature Story: SID to Award Slottow Owaki Prize to Dr. J. William Doane CTO of Kent Displays, Inc.
Feature Story: State of Ohio awards Kent Displays, Inc. $8 Million Third Frontier Grant
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