OKI Demos Digital Pen Printing Solution

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OKI Printing Solutions displayed their new Digital Pen Printing Solution at the ITEX Expo in Washington D.C.

OKI has partnered with Anoto to bring users a new solution for instantly transferring handwritten notations onto an electronic document and then save it as a PDF using an OKI color printer or MFP, the Anoto digital pen and Anoto penDocuments Pro software.

The solution allows users to print out any PDF, Microsoft Office or Windows-based document with a light dot-pattern background on a variety of media (no special paper required).   The dot-pattern background enables the digital pen to register written notations on the paper and save them to memory.  When the pen is docked, the information is transferred to the stored electronic document on your PC. 

The digital pen is used exactly like a normal pen giving users both a hard copy and as many electronic copies as they need.  It has a small built-in digital camera that captures the handwritten X, Y coordinates (instead of reading the actual words) along with the date and time, ID of pen and when the document was printed.  There is also a built-in microprocessor and memory to hold 40 full pages of text.

Anoto Digital Pen at ITEX 2011 show

The pen dock is set up over an USB connection and creates exact replicas in either a TIFF or PDF format.   The files can be automatically sent from your PC via e-mail or stored into your office document management system.   As of this writing, the Anoto penDocuments Pro software can only be used with Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7.

Users with an Anoto-qualified OKI color printer or MFP can purchase the solution separately or new users can purchase any of the Anoto-qualified OKI printers with the Digital Pen Printing Solution bundled in now. 

For more info on the Digital Pen Printing Solution or to see a video demo, visit the OKI Printing Solutions website.

Continue to check PrinterComparison for the latest news and products coming out of the ITEX and AIIM/On Demand Expos, hosted in Washington D.C. from March 22-24.




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