This system can be operated and wirelessly powered at-a-distance in a dynamic environment, without the need for any wires or batteries.
The companies plan to release the technology for commercial use by the end of next year. It is presently available for demonstration purposes only.
Ossia, E-PEAS, and E Ink envision that wireless power will be a key enabler to the extensive use of smart display solutions in IoT such as electronic shelf labels for retailers, digital signage, logistics tags and distributed sensor networks.
Wirelessly powered EPD devices for the IoT can be used in a wide range of industries, including retail, industrial, logistics and warehousing.
Running wires to labels, tags, and sensors are often costly.
Devices that are battery-powered are easier to deploy but remain constrained by finite lives.
Through wireless power, device lifetimes are significantly extended, well beyond the capacity currently offered by traditional batteries. Device functionality is also enhanced.