Visionect Broadens E-Ink Meeting Room Sign Options


I’ve spoken to several companies in the last 2-3 weeks who have all confirmed meeting room signs are a hot little segment for them.

As noted in the past, I call them the Gateway Drug for Digital Signage.

In the case of Slovenia’s Visionect, meeting room signs are a core product on their own, and there’s enough going on that the company has broadened its line of electronic ink displays to meet different use cases.

Starting October 1st, the company will have three different Joan e-ink displays:

  • The original Joan Assistant, which is a non-touch, entry level unit;
  • Joan Manager, which has touch and allows users to book meetings on the spot as well as remotely, pull up meeting schedules at the door and receive key meeting info;
  • Joan Executive, which has touch but layers in advanced Wi-Fi encryption.

CEO Matej Zalar says the expanded line comes out of customer requirements. “Adapting to your customers, listening to what they’re saying, that’s key.”

This site has a little spin-off directory based around meeting room signs. I spooled it up in February and now there are 47 different meeting room sign options in it, and I know I don’t have them all.


Dave Haynes

Dave Haynes

Editor/Founder at Sixteen:Nine
Dave Haynes is the founder and editor of Sixteen:Nine, an online publication that has followed the digital signage industry for more than a decade. Dave does strategic advisory consulting work for many end-users and vendors, and also writes for many of them. He's based near Toronto.
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