Terrada Music Score Co., Ltd. (Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director: Fujio Noguchi) has developed the world’s first “dual-screen e-paper music score device (brand name: GVIDO (hereinafter referred to as the “Electronic Music Score Device”)) for the purpose of providing new value to people involved in music, bringing a revolution to music scene through digitizing music scores.
What is GVIDO?
The name “GVIDO” was given as a mark of respect to Guido d’Arezzo, who devised the foundations of staff notation in the early 11th century.
Electronic music score device
By utilizing a 13.3-inch “Mobius” flexible electronic paper display produced by E Ink Corporation, the Electronic Music Score Device developed here has achieved thinness, light weight and almost the same size as a paper music score (the prototype’s size: 480mm wide, 310mm long and 5.9mm thick when opened and weighing approx. 650g) despite using large dual displays. It supports a long-period of use, benefitting from the effect of the low power consumption of electronic paper. Furthermore, both displays include a Wacom pen interface with an accompanying pen to directly annotate on music scores as if they were paper.
The PDF file format is supported and can be saved along with both handwriting and bookmarks. With Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functions embedded, it will enable music scores to be purchased from electronic music score companies in the future, and a variety of accessories can also be connected. Additionally, it is equipped with a Micro-SD card slot along with the internal memory, a large quantity of music scores can be carried.
A Variety of Usages Considered with the Aim of Realizing an Electronic Music Score Device
Looking forward, through practical experiments of the Electronic Music Score Device, we will verify that it will be a user-friendly product, and consider a variety of uses by collaborating with individuals and companies involved in music as well as music universities and orchestras.
About Terrada Music Score
The company was jointly established by Warehouse TERRADA and F55 Creative Design Studio to develop Electronic Music Score Devices. In the future, we will aim to work together in various ways to bring the Electronic Music Score business into full operation. www.GVIDO.tokyo
About E Ink Holdings
Founded in 1992 by Taiwan’s leading papermaking and printing group YFY (1907.TW), E Ink Holdings Inc. (8069.TW) has transformed and defined the eReader market with its ePaper technology, enabling a new multi-billion market in less than 10 years. Its corporate philosophy aims to deliver revolutionary products, user experiences, and environmental benefits through advanced technology development. This vision has led to its continuous investments in the field of ePaper displays as well as expanding the use of its technologies into a number of other markets and applications. Its EPD products make it the worldwide leader for ePaper. Its FFS technologies are a standard for high end consumer electronic products. Listed in Taiwan’s GreTai Securities Market and the Luxembourg market, E Ink Holdings is now the world’s largest supplier of displays to the eReader market. For corporate information, please visit www.einkgroup.com
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