Gleichmann Electronics broadens its product portfolio of displays with e-paper displays from Pervasive Displays
Gleichmann Electronics and Pervasive Displays sign pan-European distribution agreement
Founded by Chilin Technology (the display systems business within the Chi Mei Group) Pervasive Displays, Inc. (PDI) is a pioneer in the area of industrial e-paper displays. PDI's current product portfolio encompasses eight EPDs (EPD stands for "Electrophoretic Display" and is commonly known as "e?paper"). The smallest of the standard products is the 1.44?inch (3.6 cm) panel and the largest product is the 10.2-inch (25.9 cm) panel.
Gleichmann Electronics offers a range of evaluation kits for an easy and quick entrance into the world of EPDs. With the help of these evaluation kits and without special prior experience, developers can create their own required display content on a PC and then transfer it quickly and reliably to the respective EPD module via USB. Furthermore, a complete module (EPD 7.4-inch ECO-Sign) - including control system, integrated ZigBee transceiver and a built-in battery - is available from Gleichmann Electronics for the 7.4-inch (18.8 cm) e-paper display EPD?CW74AS181.
"With their 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 EPDs from Pervasive Displays are an ideal complement to our classic TFT and LCD product portfolio. In particular, EPDs are significantly superior to any other display technology in applications where greatest possible energy efficiency is required," explained Torsten Mindach, Line Manager at Gleichmann Electronics responsible for the marketing of EPDs from Pervasive Displays.
Berend Rietberg, Vice President of Business Development, EMEA at Pervasive Displays, Inc., believes that it is only a matter of time before EPDs, because of their technical advantages, will make their way on a large scale into industrial applications. "Due to the low power consumption and the very good optical characteristics of EPDs, the industrial interest in EPDs and complete modules has noticeably increased over the past months. We are therefore all the more pleased that with Gleichmann Electronics we have found a technically competent pan-European distribution partner. If required, Gleichmann Electronics can also provide the complete design-in including necessary customer-specific adaptations."
Über die Gleichmann & Co. Electronics GmbH
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: www.msc-ge.com