QuirkLogic has announced Quilla - the world's largest "Connected eWriter system" - a 42-inch electronic paper device that aims to replicate the familiar feel of paper and pen on the world’s largest eWriter.
QuirkLogic has partnered with E Ink, a leading innovator of electronic paper display (EPD) technology, to leverage the durable, low-power, and feather-light attributes of their solution. Quilla is the result of a three year R&D partnership between QuirkLogic and E Ink Holdings.
The QuirkLogic digital writing system consists of portable, always-on inking devices. Teams are no longer tied to conference rooms that have equipment anchored to a wall and instead can make better use of spaces designed for informal, ad-hoc interaction.
The eWriter’s easy on/off mounts, light weight (22 lbs), and battery operation enable workers to go wireless with the device and take it to any workspace. Also, remote participants can contribute and interact with content in real-time through centralised library and workbook sharing, enabled by an intelligent connected "inking" ecosystem that does the heavy lifting behind the scenes, keeping it simple for the users.
Figure: QuirkLogic / E Ink - Quilla 42" interactive whiteboard with digitiser
Additional capabilities of QuirkLogic’s Quilla include:
- eWriters can transform from a single surface to multiple connected surfaces instantly to expand work space, span content or cascade pages
- Personal login with a mobile phone for immediate access to your library
- Content is persistently displayed – quickly pick up where you last left off
- Automatic content saving – simply walk away when done
- Connect and share content with others from the centralised content library
- Unlimited workbooks and pages, so users never have to search for paper
- Intuitive design with discoverable contextual menus – touch to copy, move, erase, zoom
Nashir Samanani, QuirkLogic’s co-founder and CEO, said, "To facilitate a free flow of ideas, tools for team brainstorming and concept work needs to be simple, familiar, and easy to use. With Quilla, users can walk up, grab a pen, and comfortably ink out ideas, actions, and plans without hitting setup hurdles and quickly pick up where they left off in an instant,." Nashir added, "We've designed our always-ready technology to fade into the background, so users can focus on what needs to get done."
Nashir, concluded, "Significant technological hurdles needed to be overcome and we are delighted with the substantial engineering breakthroughs that the teams at E Ink and QuirkLogic have made in producing the world’s first large format battery operated eWriters with a persistent display."
Dr. CC Tsai, CTO of E Ink Holdings, said, "E Ink is proud to collaborate with QuirkLogic in bringing the Quilla to market." Dr. CC Tsai, added, "The joint development effort harnessed the power of E Ink technology to create a powerful yet familiar collaboration tool. We warmly congratulate QuirkLogic on the launch of Quilla."
Harit Doshi, head of Signage Business at E Ink, said, "Quilla is the perfect application for E Ink's large area ePaper displays, leveraging the paper and pen appearance and feel, ultra low power and light weight." Harit added, "We have been working closely with QuirkLogic to optimize 42” ePaper displays for Quilla and it gives me great pleasure to see E Ink’s largest ePaper display enable QuirkLogic’s vision for the connected eWriter."