Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — Livescribe Inc. (http://www.livescribe.com), today unveiled Paper Tablet, a powerful new collaboration application for the Echoâ¢ smartpen. Paper Tablet provides consumers with a new way to annotate presentations, documents or spreadsheets and collaborate online.
“Our customers are asking for new apps that improve communication and collaboration,” said Byron Connell, Livescribe chief marketing officer. “Paper Tablet is one of many tools we are making to improve productivity whether at work or in the classroom.”
When using Paper Tablet, consumers simply connect their Echo smartpen to a computer via the included micro-USB cable. The Echo smartpen then serves as a mouse and turns dot paper notebooks into a tablet computer. Annotation and simple drawings: Consumers can easily markup Microsoft PowerPointâ¢ slides, Wordâ¢ documents, Adobe® PDF files, as well as add handwritten notes, simple sketches and drawings to an e-mail or document. Signatures: People can sign digital documents without the hassle of scanning and faxing. Online collaboration: The app also works with popular web conferencing tools like Cisco WebEx®, Adobe® Connectâ¢, and Skype plug-ins, making it easy to share whiteboards, enhance presentations and markup documents through real-time online collaboration.
Paper Tablet joins a host of applications designed to work with Livescribe smartpens. From productivity tools to foreign language dictionaries geared to learning and travel to games for pure entertainment, there are many ways to enhance the smartpen experience.
Product Availability Starting today, Livescribe Paper Tablet can be purchased from the Livescribe Online store or at Best Buy for $14.99. The software is compatible with the Livescribe Echo smartpen firmware version 2.5 or higher.
International: Customers in Australia, Germany, Canada and European Union will be able to purchase Paper Tablet from the Livescribe Online store beginning Nov. 5.
About Echoâ¢ The Livescribe Echo smartpen captures everything consumers hear and write and provides quick and accurate access to important information by simply tapping on the written notes either directly on paper or on a computer using the Livescribe Desktop software. Consumers can easily share an interactive copy of their synchronized notes and audio or “pencasts” with others as a .pencast file or via Livescribe’s online community.
The Echo smartpen, dot paper and accessories are available now at Best Buy, Amazon.com, Apple, Staples, Target and online at Livescribe.com.
About Livescribe Located in Oakland, Calif., Livescribe has developed a new low-cost mobile computing platform, which is fundamentally advancing the way people capture, access and share written and spoken information. The Echo and Pulse smartpens revolutionize the act of writing by recording and linking speech to handwriting, so users never miss a word. For more information, visit Livescribe at http://www.livescribe.com.
About Anoto Group AB Anoto is the world leading company behind the unique technology for digital pen and paper, which enables fast and reliable transmission of handwritten text into a digital format. Anoto operates through a global partner network that focuses on user-friendly forms solutions for efficient capture, transmission and storage of data within different business segments, e.g. healthcare, bank and finance, transport and logistics and education. The Anoto Group has around 110 employees, offices in Lund (head office), Boston and Tokyo. For more information: http://www.anoto.com.