As we know that one of the most appealing selling points of Boox eReaders is the glare-free screen. It helps users do a prolonged reading without eye fatigue. But actually what is a glare-free screen? Where else do we see glare-free screens except for on eReaders? Let’ see!
1. Glare-free Screen Definition
An anti-glare screen is designed to cut down on the amount of light that reflects off the display. Reflected light of glare can be very fatiguing to the eyes and reduces the contrast, colors, and sharpness of the display. An anti-glare screen makes viewing a display more pleasant for most people and reduces eyestrain.
2. Glare-free E-ink Screen
Generally speaking, referred to as a glare-free screen, people think of a clear panel or filter placed over a PC or TV screen that helps prevent sun and light glare on an original screen. Alternatively, it also can be an anti-reflective coating on glass reduces glare caused by light hitting the back of the screen. However, an E-ink screen is further than that. Unlike common electronics with LCD screen, it is made of physical materials closely mimic the appearance of real paper and ink. Who thinks paper and ink would reflect light? For this wonderful feature, glare-free screens can be significantly utilized in lots of situation.
3. E-ink Screen Applications
In the year of 2019, there will be an event Polish Paragliding Open Championship 2019 in Levico Terme, Italy from 16th — 22nd June. This air sport is very weather dependent. A bad windy and rainy day may cause unexpected accident whereas a sunny day probably does the same. The glaring light may affect athletes’ sense of direction, situation judgment, and make the paragliding deviate from the planned path and landing area. This situation is fairly vital for an extreme sport.
Levico Terme is situated in the southern part of the Alps between Trento and Feltrein Italy. With good weather conditions, it’s really easy to make flights to take off and land. In order to diminish potential risks occurred during the event, the participants will use custom-made glare-free E-ink devices for GPS units sponsored by Onyx. That means participants are able to read the position on the screen, to know where they are even if under a shining day. To clear the position helps participants to control paragliding direction and take a suitable landing place. The battery is long-last enough to implement the GPS all the way; The screen is solid enough to resist the wind and pressure in the air; What’s the most important is, it is readable in sunlight.
In a variety of industries, there is no exaggeration in saying that a glare-free screen is critical to decide whether a project could be successful.
Another outstanding application of glare-free screen is bus schedule display screen. With the E-ink bus stop panel, passengers could read real-time passenger information and weather condition easily in the daytime and at night, with very low power consumption. Obviously, the number of E-ink bus stop panel is growing up in different regions of the world according to the increasing need of environmental protection and energy saving. It is not difficult to find them in Europe, America, and Australia. Particularly, there are already 2736 solar E-ink bus stop panels in Shanghai, China. It seems that the number is still growing up. Many people double-take at first, thinking it has to be paper, and get surprised at no time after the information changes.
Literally, it is of great importance to pay attention to the development of E-ink technology, which can be applied in areas related to reading under sunlight. There are potential demands of E-ink technology in the market. Definitely, this is a great trending for those people who attach significance to eye protection.
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