Boston Gets First E-Paper Wayfinding Sign

Boston’s city hall plaza has what is being touted as the first e-paper wayfinding sign in the United States – a 32-inch electronic paper display that is daylight-readable and powered by solar.

The ruggedized sign, mounted in a totem on the plaza, is aimed at providing visitors with information on local events and help residents and visitors locate nearby landmarks.

The¬†wayfinding sign is powered by Visionect’s technology, and the project is a¬†partnership between the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics (MONUM), E Ink (based in the Boston ‘burbs) and Global Display Solutions (GDS). WalkBoston, an advocacy group focused on pedestrian issues, worked with them on a wayfinding design.

The PR language is a little fuzzy, but I assume this is a one-off trial, and these signs are not deployed all over central Boston just yet.

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