Latest Addition to the SmartPad2e Family Brings Pen & Paper Convenience and a
Host of Features to The Burgeoning Pocket PC Market
Seiko Instruments USA Inc., a developer and marketer of advanced business and
home/office products, today announced the introduction of SmartPad2e for Pocket
This addition to the SmartPad2e family, makes it easy to transfer handwritten
notes and drawings from paper to the Compaq iPAQ and HP Jornada, as well as
Casio, Toshiba and NEC PDAâ€™s that utilize the Pocket PC Operating System
â€œSince the introduction of the original SmartPadTM and SmartPad2e, we have
seen solid sales of the products because end-users love the way they bridge the
gap between digital storage and pen & paper,â€ said Joerg Welsch, European Sales
and Marketing Manager, Seiko Instruments.
â€œWith the Pocket PC now gaining ground in the PDA market, itâ€™s time for us to
offer SmartPad2e convenience and efficiency to consumers who prefer Pocket PC
The SmartPad2e is a sleek, easy-to-carry note pad portfolio, measuring
298.5mm H x 215.9mm W x 38.1mm D, and with space for a European standard A5 note
pad and the Pocket PC-connected organizer.
As users write on the notepad with the SmartPad2e pen (included), their notes
and drawings are instantly transferred to the PDA. Notes are automatically
transferred to a notebook or desktop PC via the ActiveSyncÂ® operation.
Once saved on a computer, notes and drawings can be viewed, edited, printed and
attached to e-mail messages as .JPG, .INK, PNG or .BMP files. The proprietary
InkNoteManager software included with SmartPad2e for Pocket PC uses the personal
Outlookâ„¢ categories and key words to organize and manage the usersâ€™ ink notes.
Users can easily view, store, organize, manipulate and even email their ink
notes from PDAâ€™s with wireless modems.
The SmartPad2e is powered by two AAA alkaline batteries (included). System
requirements include an IBM-compatible PentiumÂ® or faster computer running
WindowsÂ® 95 or later, 16 MB RAM minimum, 16 MB of available hard disk space and
a CD-ROM drive. The SmartPad2e pen comes with five ink refill cartridges, and
replacements are available from Seiko Instrumentsâ€™ Web site. The standard A5
ruled notepad is included in the SmartPad2e package as well.
Seiko Instrumentsâ€™ SmartPad2e for Pocket PC will be available in March in the
UK through major retailers and distributors at a RRP of Â£169.95. inc VAT.
Customers who previously purchased a Seiko SmartPad2e for use with a PDA that
uses the Palm OS Operating System and who now want to use their SmartPad2e in
conjunction with a PDA that uses the Pocket PC Operating System can do so simply
by downloading the new InkNote Manager Software software free of charge from www.seikosmart.com.
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