PenPower, a provider for devices with built-in smart human-machine interface technologies, announced on Tuesday (December 31st) that it has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for its new product, WorldPenScan X. The device is considered the world’s first pen scanner for iOS and Android smartphones.
Product manager at PenPower, Daniel Liu shared, “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.”
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. Liu noted, “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.”
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.
Liu then added, “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.”
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