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Etulipa's displays in bus stops New York City

Solar rtpi

For the first time, Etulipa's Electro Wetting Displays (based in hub Mu) are being used in a solar-powered Real-Time-Passenger-Information sign in New York.

The New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) has partnered with Telia IoT Edge, Traffic Systems Incorporated and Daktronics to install new Real-Time-Passenger-Information (RTPI) displays on Queens Boulevard. The new displays use Daktronics' Etulipa Electro Wetting E-Paper Technology, which can operate completely independently of the solar power grid.

Etulipa's Electro Wetting Displays are so energy efficient that they can operate completely off-grid with just a solar panel and a battery. Solar panels offer both environmental and cost benefits to cities. Because they do not require heavy excavators to run the power cable under the sidewalk, they are cheaper, faster and cleaner to install.

EWD technology is specially designed for outdoor use. They are waterproof and their operating temperature is - 30° - +60°.

"This is a major advancement for our smart information systems, not only 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 safety features of the Telia IoT Edge. It feels great to be able to partner with Traffic Systems, Inc. and Daktronics to take the next step and add renewable energy to our offerings."

said Björn Hansen, head of Telia IoT.