December 30, 2014 in Productivity (E)
[prMac.com] Fremont, California - PenPower, a leading provider for innovative devices with built-in smart human-machine interface technologies, announced today that it launched a new project - WorldPenScan X - The World's first Pen Scanner for iOS/Android on Kickstarter, the well-known crowdfunding platform for creative projects.
"With this scanner, users can extract printed sentences and convert them into texts on the smart phone. By integrating with translation software, WorldPenScan X can turn your smart phone into an electronic translator," said Daniel Liu, PenPower Product Manager. Along with the newest Bluetooth LE technology, no extra setup is needed to pair the Bluetooth connection between WorldPenScan X and smart phones. Bluetooth connection is automatically established when powered on.
Users can scan sentence by sentence in books, newspapers, flyers, and magazines, easily get them translated into foreign languages and share the information across iOS, Android, Mac and Windows. "You scan documents anytime, translate and share information anywhere. Export the information to your desktop computer through your favorite productivity application for a seamless transition," Daniel Liu explained.
WorldPenScan X can recognize more than 30 frequently-used languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese and Korean. On the desktop PC or Mac, nearly 200 languages can be recognized and translated.
"During the developing process, we have made great efforts and overcome a lot of difficulties. We broke through the limits of BLE technology by optimizing the transmission mechanism, especially to iPhone. And we also developed a special Thresholding method to ensure we get the best image quality for higher recognition accuracy. Now, we are almost there and we need your help to pledge the project and better yet share this with your friends," Liu said.
For more information, please visit the Kickstarter campaign page.
PenPower Technology - Founded in 1991 is a world leader and pioneer in providing integrated solutions for Intelligent Human Computer Interface Technologies. It specializes in the development of new and innovative products in the areas of business productivity software, Asian language-based software and mobile electronics and striving to develop core technologies of intelligent, human-machine interfaces since day one. It is their firm belief that technological innovation should narrow the gap between human and machine. PenPower is committed to bringing such technologies to life. Copyright (C) 2014 Penpower Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.