Penandfree has unveiled the PT-pen (Presentation pen) at the 2012 ISE exhibition. The company claims this pen can transform ordinary laptops or netbooks into touch-screen tablets, replacing the need for both a mouse and keyboard.
PT-Pen can be used for capturing handwritten notes, digital signatures and all sorts of creative sketches.
MINT Interactive software is included with the PT-pen and provides access to a full color pallet, a variety of line thicknesses, a virtual keyboard and a handwriting recognition mode.
Penandfree explains that PT-pen allows navigation in web browsers and can be used with office software such as Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint as it conforms with Microsoft tablet and standard HID specifications. Mint Interactive Software can be download for Windows XP/Visata/&, MacOS and Linux. For Android Tablet and/or iPad users, Penandfree unveiled the “Legato Smart-Pen”.
The PT-pen digitally “inks” a laptop’s LCD using ultrasonic technology. A magnetized receiver sits at the top of the laptop (where the webcam usually is) powered by one of the laptop USB port and picks up signals transmitted by the cordless pen.
The Legato Smart-Pen comes in several models: one for iPad, one for the Samsung Galaxy tab and third model with Bluetooth that can connect to any BT-enabled tablets.
The PT-pen will replace the older duo pen by Penandfree. You can see the duo pen in action in the promotion video (with full bragging rights) below.
The Penandfree PT-Pen and Legato Smart-Pen packages will be available in February for 99 Euros (excluding VAT) / 126 USD. The PT-pen package will include the rechargeable pen, a station, software CD, USB charging cable, deco fixture and adhesive tape.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.