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Bookeen innovates by launching the first integrated solar cover that charges the reader

Thursday, September 15th, 2016
PRESS RELEASE: Paris, September 15, 2016

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Bookeen is writing a new chapter in the history of technology by offering a cover able to charge the reader thanks to a photovoltaic sheet.

A solar cover for Cybook Ocean

Solar energy accompanies us in the world of literature.

This solar sheet dresses Cybook Ocean with elegance, equipped with a big 8-inch screen. Today, the joy of digital reading overcomes all constrains, through the ability to read in the dark thanks to the FrontLight technology, in full sunshine without reflection on a E-ink screen while gaining in battery life thanks to this new solar cover.

On a hike, on the beach or in the park, it is therefore possible to charge its reader by sunlight without cluttering up with spare batteries, cables and plugs. Because reading is a simple, personal and authentic pleasure, Bookeen favors a natural way of charging to intensify this special moment.

An exclusive design

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Rather than adding a bulky external charger, photovoltaic cells are invisible and perfectly integrated in a unique and exclusive design carefully thought by Bookeen (the cover is particularly thin). They are dissimulated by an elegant tree leaf that reminds us of the essence of paper, suggesting natural photosynthesis. Through technology, the leaf, source of life, becomes once again a fundamental element of reading.

For Michael Dahan, founder of Bookeen: “Thanks to the progress made in energy recovery and the extreme frugality of electronical ink screens, Bookeen offers for the first time to the world an independent reader that permanently charges using light. Going on a deserted island with your reader is now a dream-come-true”.

How it works

With this innovative product, the 125 cm² / 19 inch² of protection cover integrate an optical printed grid to solar modules. Thanks to the photovoltaic effect (production of energy using a light source), the solar modules react and enable to independently charge the reader. The solar cover feeds on rays and therefore extends the battery life of the reader.

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A one-hour exposure of the cover in alluring brightness (25 000 lux et +) is enough to charge the reader for one more day of reading autonomy (30 minutes of daily reading).

Two companies of the French Tech

To develop this solution, Bookeen has joined another French company, SunPartner technologies, by using the Wysips Graphics® technology in the cover.

Sustainable innovation!

Users are searching for efficient and simple solutions for the autonomy of their electronical devices. The innovation that Bookeen offers puts forward products with clean energy and non-polluting like sun energy.

Availability and price

The Solar Leaf Cover will be available from September 15 at the price of 59,99 € TTC / 67 USD / 50 GBP at www.Bookeen.com.

This cover is exclusively compatible to Cybook Ocean of Bookeen.

The Solar Leaf Cover will also be available for Carrefour’s reader 8’’ Nolimbook XL in all Carrefour distribution chain.

Bookeen in short

Based in Paris, Bookeen is the French leader of digital reader solutions. The superiority of its technical quality and its digital reading solutions have allowed Bookeen to develop partnerships with large retailers, independent bookstores, and numerous distribution leaders like Brazil’s Saraiva, France’s Carregour in a number of European countries, Adlibris in Sweden, Norway, Finland, or E.Leclerc.

The www.bookeenstore.com library offers more than 200 000 ebooks available in just several seconds on readers and the web.

For more information, please visit www.bookeen.com

Bookeen Press Contacts

Clarisse Lazerges, c.lazerges@licencek.com +33 (0) 1 83 64 77 06

Jean-François Kitten, jf@licencek.com +33 (0) 6 11 29 30 28

Ilinca Spita, i.spita@licencek.com (EN) +33 (0) 1 45 03 21 77

Bookeen will release this summer, the first cover that recharges e-books thanks to invisible solar cells, in partnership with SunPartner

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016
Press Release: Paris, Barcelona February 22nd 2016

At Mobile World Congress 2016, Bookeen and SunPartner Technologies, announce, for this summer the launch of the first solar cover for e-books using the Wysips Graphics® technology. This new technology provides a new advantage for e-reading, an unprecedented battery life and hours of uninterrupted reading.
Bookeen Solar Cover for Cybook Ocean

Freely, and with style!

Bookeen will release this summer in Europe, an innovating cover for e-books embedding invisible solar cells. This major innovation will give even more freedom to readers in terms of mobility, to live without restraints, the pleasure of reading. The anxiety of lacking power before finishing your chapter is over. At the beach, in a park, during transportation, it is now possible to recharge your e-book as simple as that, without noticing.

As a matter of fact, this new useful disposal will be very elegant, as the solar cells will be covered by a harmonious pattern.

A lasting innovation!

Users are looking for efficient solutions for their electrical devices’ battery life, and favoring clean energies such as solar power.

How it works?

On this innovative product, the cover’s 125cm2 protection is composed of a printed optical network combined with solar modules enabling to recharge the e-book thanks to photovoltaic effect (production of electricity thanks to a light source). A reader that would expose outside their cover during an hour in good light conditions (25 000 lux and more) would give an adding day in battery autonomy for their e-book.

A #FrenchTech partnership

By using Wysips Graphics® technology, Bookeen will provide early summer 2016 a cover for their Cybook Ocean e-book before being extended to other devices from the pioneer brand in e-reading.

For Ludovic Deblois, CEO of SunPartner Technologies, “This new partnership with a “French Tech” pioneer like Bookeen in the e-reader market demonstrates the real added value of our Wysips Graphics® innovation for users of mobile and connected devices.”

As for Michael Dahan, co-founder and CEO of Bookeen, ” This new cover for the Cybook Ocean has an invisible charging mechanism making your product almost autonomous. The product recharges itself without you noticing it. We benefit from the very weak energy consumption of our e-books and of the SunPartner technology, for this world premiere”.

About SunPartner Technologies

SunPartner Technologies is a high-tech engineering company specializing in Solar NETs (New Energy Technologies). Since 2008, they’ve been developing the transparent PV component Wysips® that seamlessly integrates into any surface, transforming it into a solar panel. Based in Aix-en-Provence, France and growing worldwide, the company regularly receives awards both for its innovation and from the business community, such as the Nobel Sustainability® Clean Tech Company award in 2013 and Technology Pioneer 2014 from the World Economic Forum.

www.sunpartnertechnologies.com

About Bookeen

Based in Paris, France, Bookeen is the European leader in e-reading solutions. The incomparable quality of its solutions and e-readers have enabled them to develop partnerships with both large chains and independent bookstores, as well as several leading large-scale retailers such as the Brazilian Saraiva group and the Carrefour group for example.

For more information, please visit www.bookeen.com

Press Contacts

Bookeen

Clarisse Lazerges, c.lazerges@licencek.com +33 (0) 1 83 64 77 06

Jean-François Kitten, jf@licencek.com +33 (0) 6 11 29 30 28

SunPartner Technologies

Marion Chanson marion.chanson@sunpartner.fr +33 (0) 6 15 71 16 76

Sunpartner Technologies and Bookeen Combine Solar Energy and E-Readers

Monday, March 2nd, 2015
Press release: Paris, Barcelona, March 2, 2015.

At Mobile World Congress 2015, Sunpartner Technologies and Bookeen, a pioneering e-reader maker, will announce the signing of a joint development agreement to marry Wysips® technology to Bookeen e-readers. Their new solar e-reader solution offers consumers unprecedented battery life and hours of uninterrupted reading.

Bookeen and Sun

Battery life is a key challenge in the global market for e-readers (10 million sold in 2014). Thanks to Sunpartner Technologies and Bookeen, using the invisible photovoltaic component Wysips®, this problem is about to be a thing of the past.

Longer Autonomy, Less Money

E-readers consume less power than other personal electronic devices. Their e-ink technology uses significantly less energy than other displays (LCD and OLED) because they only draw on the battery to load the page.

With Wysips® components, co-developed by Bookeen and Sunpartner Technologies, the e-readers solution can now recharge their batteries from light energy, whether natural or artificial. Scheduled to reach the market in 2016, this solar-powered product will be the champion of e-reading on the go.

A Shining Partnership

For Ludovic Deblois, CEO of Sunpartner Technologies, “This new partnership with a French Tech pioneer like Bookeen in the e-reader market demonstrates the practical added value of Wysips® for users of mobile and connected devices.”

As for Michael Dahan, co-founder and CEO of Bookeen, “Our partnership with Sunpartner Technologies combines the creativity of two French companies that deliver real innovation to our customers.”

About Sunpartner Technologies

Sunpartner Technologies is a high-tech engineering company specializing in Solar NETs (New Energy Technologies). Since 2008, they’ve been developing the transparent PV component Wysips® that seamlessly integrates into any surface, transforming it into a solar panel. Based in Aix-en-Provence, France and growing worldwide, the company regularly receives awards both for its innovation and from the business community, such as the Nobel Sustainability® Clean Tech Company award in 2013 and Technology Pioneer 2014 from the World Economic Forum.

www.sunpartnertechnologies.com

About Bookeen

Based in Paris, France, Bookeen is the European leader in e-reading solutions. The incomparable quality of its solutions and e-readers have enabled them to develop partnerships with both large chains and independent bookstores, as well as several leading large-scale retailers such as the Brazilian Saraiva group and the Carrefour group for example.

For more information, please visit www.bookeen.com

Contact Presse  Sunpartner Technologies
Marion Chanson
+33 (0)6 15 71 16 76
marion.chanson@sunpartner.fr

Contacts Presse Bookeen
Clarisse Lazerges, c.lazerges@licencek.com
+33 (0) 1 83 64 77 06
Jean-François Kitten, jf@licencek.com
+33 (0) 6 11 29 30 28