A connected label

© Ynvisible

Ynvisible and Hive-Zox – smart label for pharma supply chains

Ynvisible Interactive Inc., a leading provider of printed low-power e-paper display products, has entered a strategic collaboration with Hive-Zox, a Swiss-based company providing supply-chain digitalisation solutions for visibility and real-time monitoring.

Ynvisible’s printed e-paper displays will be integrated into a new, compact, smart label designed for pharmaceutical and healthcare shipment monitoring. Hive-Zox anticipates scaling the solution to over 1 million units annually.

Key Highlights

Launch of ConnectedLabel: Hive-Zox has launched a new cost-effective, automated monitoring smart label solution, the ConnectedLabel, for pharmaceutical and healthcare shipments, to the market.

Ynvisible’s E-Paper Displays: Ynvisible’s thin, flexible, cost-effective e-paper displays were selected as the ideal visual interface for the smart label solution, for their compact design and low power consumption.

Advanced Logistics: The integration of Ynvisible’s e-paper displays into the ConnectedLabel solution marks an important progress for Ynvisible in the smart labels space, with volumes potentially achieving more than 1 million units in 2025.

Transforming supply chain monitoring

Hive-Zox offers connected Monitoring as a Service (cMaaS), a complete Real-Time Visibility platform for global supply chains, from end-to-end, at product level. The company has recently announced a new smart label product, the ConnectedLabel, through which they provide a cost-effective automated monitoring solution of pharmaceutical and healthcare shipments and delivery.

For this product, Hive-Zox was searching for a compact, ultra-thin, highly flexible display to seamlessly integrate into their advanced tracking labels. Ynvisible’s cutting-edge printed e-paper displays perfectly met the customer’s needs because they are slim, ultra-low power and reflective, serving as a dynamic interface and delivering real-time feedback, without escalating costs.

“When designing our ConnectedLabel, low power consumption, thinness, and cost were all crucial factors for achieving a truly long-lasting smart label. Ynvisible’s leading role in innovative e-paper displays made them the ideal partner for us. We have established a strong partnership and look forward to building on it in the future,” said Charles Bourbonnais, CEO and Founder of Hive-Zox.

Optimal environmental conditions are vital

“In the demanding fields of pharmaceutical and healthcare delivery, maintaining optimal environmental conditions is vital for product safety. This smart label innovation takes cold chain logistics into a more sophisticated, data-driven era of real-time monitoring and control,” said Diogo Cunha, Business Development Associate of Ynvisible.

The integration of Ynvisible’s printed e-paper displays into supply chain real-time monitoring solutions is a good example of a promising application for using Ynvisible’s displays in smart label applications. Printed e-paper displays can visually convey critical information, in real time, and are a more convenient, accurate and user-friendly solution than current analogue solutions, while being highly energy efficient and more sustainable than other competing digital solutions. In addition to emitting visual alerts when a product is exposed to certain conditions during transport and logistics, other applications for smart labels include showing real-time product information and product usage conditions, in markets including Retail, Supply Chain and Logistics, and Medical and Pharma. The estimated near-term market potential for Ynvisible’s displays in smart labels is, therefore, significant, serving a wide range of industries that demand simple and energy-efficient visual interfaces.



Did you like the content? Share now:

Support us

Support independent and dedicated journalism!

We do not believe in paywalls. Our mission is to serve our industries with up-to-date, independently researched information on the topics that really matter to our community. As a start-up company, M2N Media GmbH comprises of a small team of dedicated people with decades of experience in our industries. If you like what we have to offer, please consider a recurring financial contribution!

We want to grow and become even better at what we do. You can help us in writing our success story! Join the M2N Supporters Club!

Support now via PayPal

Our top supporters will receive all print issues for free! Thank you for your contribution!

To top