For the first time, the Electro Wetting Displays from Etulipa (located in hub Mu) are being used in a Real-Time-Passenger-Information board on solar energy in New York.
The New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) together with Telia IoT Edge, Traffic Systems Incorporated, and Daktronics installed a new solar-powered Real-Time-Passenger-Information (RTPI) at Queens Boulevard. The new displays use ultra-low-power Etulipa Electro Wetting E-Paper Technology from Daktronics that can run on solar power, completely independent of the grid.
Etulipa’s Electro Wetting Displays are so low power, they can work completely off-grid using only a solar panel and a battery. Solar signage offers both environmental and costs advantages for cities. Because they don’t require heavy machinery for excavation to run power cable under the sidewalk, they are cheaper, faster, and cleaner to install.
EWD technology has been specially developed for outdoor use. They are water-resistant and their operating temperature is – 30 ° – +60°.
“This is a great progression for our smart information systems, not just in New York, but also in other cities with green ambitions. We were originally included in New York’s Smart City initiative thanks to the security characteristics of the Telia IoT Edge. It feels great to be able to take the next step together with Traffic Systems, Inc. and Daktronics and add renewable energy to our offering”
says Björn Hansen, Head of Telia IoT.
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Solar signage offers both environmental and cost advantages for cities. Because they don’t require heavy machinery for excavation to run power cables under the sidewalk, they are cheaper, faster and cleaner to install. On top of this, they provide operational cost savings as the solar panel will generate free electricity for decades.