This sounds pricey
All these advanced features seem like they should cost a lot but, in reality, it depends on how you count it. While this solution may not be the cheapest available, it definitely is not expensive either. We have been a supplier of volume quantities of displays for many years so our material prices are relatively low and the prices we offer for the parameters that our displays have are on the low end too. If we look at a parking meter, a machine that would be required in very high quantities and at the same time its needs seem simple – displaying information – there is also a need for reliable and long-lasting operation. It is worth paying a little extra for it, and it is definitely worth choosing a display that meets the quality parameters. The parking meter will have to work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for let’s say 10 years, with minimal or no failures or incorrect operation. If people cannot buy a ticket, that’s a big problem and a very large cost of handling the failure.
EVE3, EVE4… Is there EVE5 coming out soon?
Not necessarily, because this latest upgrade was very significant. The steps between EVE1, EVE2 and EVE3 were smaller. From the point of view of the intelligence of the display and controller, the biggest step was taken between EVE2 and EVE3 – QSPI and Flash memory appeared in EVE3 and therefore a lot of programming possibilities of image reproduction. Indeed, EVE3 and EVE4 are not that different in this aspect although EVE4 has several advantages: it is faster, it has more memory and it supports higher resolution, but the motor inside is pretty much the same offering similar capabilities to the EVE3 which was already very advanced.
The greatest advantage of this new EVE4 line is that we have completely changed the display and the touch panel. This is a huge upgrade and a line that we will promote long into the future. Looking back, we have built the EVE1, EVE2 and EVE3 on the TN displays but since we have just introduced the high brightness IPS displays and added industrial touch panels to them, this is the biggest leap we have made since the start of Riverdi. This is a completely new offer, a new quality. When EVE5 or EVE6 appear, unless they have some massive advantages, we probably will not introduce them immediately and keep the previous displays as top ones. EVE4 will stay with us for many years to come.
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