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Old 07-10-2006, 11:02 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Create your own 6" EBOOK reader device with Electronic paper display!!!

Dear all :

Please kindly be informed PVI’s complete development solution kit is available for Product Design Engineers utilizing the E-Book Device System. They can write software applications with the E-Book reader device and also have hands-on access to the electronic paper display (EPD) which is integrated in the E-Book device system. This kit accelerates your time-to-market because you can develop your device quickly.

The development kit includes a 6” SVGA(800x600) Active Matrix display with high resolution , easy-to-read, low-power function. The kit can be used for software and hardware development.

The development kit includes:
● Samsung S3C2410 (ARM9 SOC chip) as host CPU
● Linux 2.4.18 OS ported on Samsung S3C2410
● Linux development environment on Samsung S3C2410 is included
● Nano-X window API ported on Linux OS
● Electronic Display Panel

Electronic Paper Display Benefits
● Paper-like readability
◆ Sunlight and non-uniform light visibility
◆ High reflectivity , high contrast & resolution
◆ Viewing angle ~180 degree
● Ultra – Low Power Consumption
◆ Long-term Bi-stable Image – content preserved without power
◆ Prolonged battery life

For more information, please contact:
http://www.pvi.com.tw
cindyh@pvi.com.tw
jessicat@pvi.com.tw
PRIME VIEW INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
TEL: +886-2-23938799
FAX: +886-2-23938809
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Old 07-11-2006, 03:09 AM   #2
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Hello Jessica!

Welcome to the Forums.
It's always good to hear about news about epaper displays. Your ODM kit looks good, can you give us more info about it?

I'll move this to the "Others" section for the time being since it's nit Hanlin related.
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Old 07-11-2006, 03:24 AM   #3
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Only manufacturer of eInk?

Interesting thing on their website here.

http://www.pvi.com.tw/dm/DM_060508_Web_02.htm

"Experienced in TFT LCD and E-Paper Panel
- In 2005, we have acquired the e-Paper department of Philips Corp and its related patents ranging from E-paper panel manufacturing to technology know-how in E-ink’s technologies. Currently, we are the sole manufacturer of E-ink technologies’ panel."

I didnt know that Phillips had sold it off.

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Old 07-11-2006, 05:39 AM   #4
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Yup, I posted about it here.
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Old 07-11-2006, 06:40 AM   #5
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The development kit includes:

● Linux 2.4.18 OS ported on Samsung S3C2410
2.4.18 (or .19 or near, I already forgot)is the one of Sony Librie. It could imply that the framebuffer driver has not been upgraded to the 2.6 kernel family. Or just laziness.
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● Nano-X window API ported on Linux OS
I do not believe it.
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Old 07-12-2006, 10:24 PM   #6
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PVI's development kit Spec for ebook reader device

Dear all~

Regarding to PVI's development kit , please kindly see the Spec and details as the attachment.

Any quesiton and feel free to contact us.

Best Regards
Jessica
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Old 07-13-2006, 07:46 AM   #7
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Sorry jessica, I showed scepticisms because I understood you were claiming a port of Xwindows. I understand that what you have currently ported is the library of the nanoX project,

http://www.microwindows.org/

I would like to hear more details about the port. Some versions of NanoX are even compatible with Xwindows binaries. Do you have some examples and/or pictures to show?
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Old 07-18-2006, 10:32 PM   #8
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Hello, Arivero:

According to your question , we didn't port Xwindow.
We were not claiming a port of Xwindows.
But we have already ported Nano-X library on our platform.

If you have any question , please let me know.

Jessica

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Sorry jessica, I showed scepticisms because I understood you were claiming a port of Xwindows. I understand that what you have currently ported is the library of the nanoX project,

http://www.microwindows.org/

I would like to hear more details about the port. Some versions of NanoX are even compatible with Xwindows binaries. Do you have some examples and/or pictures to show?
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Old 07-19-2006, 12:09 PM   #9
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Hello Jessica,

I went to take a peek at the webpage that I assume describes your product in more detail (http://www.pvi.com.tw/ppt/PVI%20development%20kit-4.htm), but instead I got an error message that said something about Internet Explorer. When I followed the included link, I did get more information, but now I am not certain if I am missing something.

It would probably help if the error pages for your English site were also in English. It's pretty hard for somebody who doesn't speak Chinese to guess what went wrong. Let me know if you want a screen shot.
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Old 07-19-2006, 08:25 PM   #10
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Hello Jessica,

I went to take a peek at the webpage that I assume describes your product in more detail (http://www.pvi.com.tw/ppt/PVI%20development%20kit-4.htm), but instead I got an error message that said something about Internet Explorer. When I followed the included link, I did get more information, but now I am not certain if I am missing something.

It would probably help if the error pages for your English site were also in English. It's pretty hard for somebody who doesn't speak Chinese to guess what went wrong. Let me know if you want a screen shot.
You need to run it in IE ... at least that's how I got it running. Jessica, you may want to use standard html pages instead of a powerpoint slide that needs IE to display.
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:07 PM   #11
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Question Building one

Jessica, I was wondering if it was possible to get a rough estimate on the cost of producing an ebook reader with your company. I know quantity and specs are factors but basically for 1000 of them with 8" screens, how much would that be roughly?
Any information on the cost of production would be a great deal of help.
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Is this just the official notice of what was reported on here last week?
Build your own E-Ink reader for $3K!

Most of us have our designs for what each of us would consider an ideal eInk reader, but I don't think many of us can spare the $3K for the development kit
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This was the revival of a nearly 3-year-old thread! Probably no longer relevant.

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Gah! ... and I fell for it

With all the reports starting to come in from CeBIT and last week's $3K thread, just assumed PVI was trying to get on top of things
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Do either of you know a manufacture of ebooks. I know about the $3k kit. Not where I'm headed. I just want to know the estimated cost of production of ebooks. Or do you but the kit THEN find someone to manufacture it for you?
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