ZBD has confirmed that it has entered into a partnership with Modulex, the world’s largest architectural signage company. The two companies have worked together to develop an innovative solution that will enable businesses to manage flexible and dynamic work space more effectively.
The way in which organisations use their buildings is changing in favour of a more dynamic work environment. Businesses that operate any type of flexible work space – hot-desking or meeting rooms – know that unoccupied or unused space costs money. With estimates that as much as 40% of office space is unused at any given time, efficient space utilisation is essential for organisations to operate cost-effectively.
Branded ‘eFlex’, the new solution consists of a digital display that can either be fitted to a desk, or outside a meeting room, and be set up to display information such as meeting room activities, employee or visitor names, booking times, etc. The displays update remotely and the solution can link to various sources – from simple spreadsheets, through to sophisticated facilities management systems. The displays update wirelessly from a central point giving businesses the ability to change sign information quickly and easily, and eliminating the need for paper-based signage.
With a battery life of over 5 years, the solution will be particularly cost-effective for organisations where space is used frequently by different people. Its light-touch infrastructure means that the solution can be implemented quickly. The agreement will see Modulex sell the eFlex solution through its global partner network with the first implementation installed in May 2009 in Italy.
Commenting on the agreement, Martin Lassen, Head of Products and Marketing, Modulex, said “eFlex is the most innovative concept we have seen in signage for a long time. Not only has the technology a perfect fit to the market demand of having a flexible and easy updatable sign, we have also managed to secure the best possible process with the strong partnership with ZBD and Add-On Products.”
David Rogers, Sales & Marketing Director “ZBD is pleased to announce this partnership with Modulex which enables us to utilise existing technology and exploit what is effectively a new market for us. We remain focused on developing epaper for the retail market, but this new application is proof that our technology is truly flexible with a strong ROI”.
Notes for editors
Formed out of QinetiQ, the inventors of LCD technology in the 1970’s, ZBD is a pioneering company with its own R & D, full IPR and scalable manufacturing processes that enable it to deliver a solution with practical commercial advantages for businesses.
The company has developed the next generation of fully graphical epaper displays, creating high-contrast bistability that requires no battery power to retain its image.
As well as office signage, ZBD has a range of epaper displays that provide retailers with a total store solution and the ability to manage and update pricing, product and promotional information at point of purchase, dynamically.
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Founded over forty years ago, Modulex has unrivalled experience in the field of wayfinding consultancy and architectural signage. The company offers world-class products at fair prices and aims to become an effective partner by providing objective and independent advice, helping customers reach a practical, cost-effective solution to their signage needs.
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