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Solotech partners with Papercast to bring sustainable e-paper passenger information displays to public transit providers in North America

Solotech partners with Papercast

Partnership allows cities to improve the passenger experience with live public transport updates using state-of-the-art solar and battery powered e-paper display technology

Montreal, Quebec, May 2, 2023 – Solotech, a global leader in audiovisual and entertainment technology ranked 5th among the top global systems integrators by SCN, announced a new partnership with Papercast, global leader in solar and battery powered e-paper passenger information display technology.

The partnership will help accelerate the provision of innovative and sustainable solutions to the North American public transportation industry. As an official reseller of Papercast’s solutions – one of the world’s most energy efficient outdoor display technologies deployed in more than 45 countries globally – Solotech will leverage its leading expertise and know-how in installing powerful intelligent transportation systems.

Papercast’s range of battery and solar powered, wireless e-paper bus stop displays have been engineered to deliver superior functionality and exceptionally low energy consumption. The displays can be easily installed ‘off-the-grid’ within half an hour, and the cloud-based Content Management System – offering some of the most advanced functionality on the market – provides complete control and real-time data integration, making it easy to share timely and accurate information with the public.

Some of the benefits of Papercast’s e-paper solutions include:

  • E-paper has become the de facto technology for getting live information to the public in a sustainable manner, and to locations where mains power is not readily available.
  • E-paper combines maximum outdoor readability – even in direct sunlight – with the ultimate in energy efficiency, with built-in illumination for low light visibility.
  • Highly efficient, Papercast displays consume roughly 3x less power than comparable e-paper solutions and up to 32x less than other display technologies.
  • Ruggedized IP67 and IK09 enclosures offer strong environmental protection – with exceptional stability in extreme environments – and impact resistance.
  • ADA compliant, the displays are as intuitive, accessible and safe as possible to support people with mobility issues, hearing or visual impairment.
  • E Ink® e-paper screen technology, integral to Papercast display products, is certified as Dark Sky Friendly, minimizing light pollution in the nighttime environment.


With its e-paper solution deployed in several countries globally, Papercast has become a seasoned leader in the public transport signage market,” says Jonathan Henri, Global Market Leader, Transportation and Critical Application, Solotech. “We are pleased to further support our transport clients seeking more sustainable technologies, and continue our journey to deliver more eco-conscious projects.

Papercast and Solotech share a common commitment to improve public transport through sustainable technologies,” states Cameron Maconie, Head of Business Development for Papercast. “We look forward to our continued collaboration as we jointly expand our business and deliver leading passenger information display solutions to the North American market.”

For more than 45 years, Solotech has provided worldwide technology solutions for numerous projects, from simple to highly complex. With this new partnership, Solotech brings its extensive experience to airports, bus, metro, train and light rail stations, parking, and many other locations.


About Solotech


Founded over 45 years ago, Solotech is a world leader in audiovisual and entertainment technology, with 18 strategic locations in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and China. Thanks to an inventory encompassing over 300 renowned manufacturers, Solotech is the single source for audio, video, lighting, rigging, soft goods, control and collaboration solutions and services. The company is internationally recognized for its expertise in live productions and systems integration in various markets, namely music, sports, business, culture and education. Solotech employs over 2,200 professionals in its offices located in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Nashville, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Saguenay, Halifax, Macau, and Hong Kong.

Find out more at www.solotech.com 

Contact: media@solotech.com 


About Papercast


Launched in 2016 and headquartered in London, Papercast’s sustainable bus stop passenger information solution uses wireless solar powered e-paper displays, with a comprehensive Content Management System developed exclusively for public transport needs. The platform enables transport providers to effortlessly keep passengers informed on real-time and advance service information at bus stops in a clear and user-friendly format. Using E Ink® e-paper technology, Papercast e-paper bus stop displays are well proven around the world with deployments in 47 countries, including Bahrain, Canada, Dubai, Finland, France, New Zealand, Poland, Qatar, Spain, UK and USA.


Find out more at www.papercast.com 

Contact: kmarchbank@papercast.com 

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