Professionals overwhelmed with paper now have a new way to read, annotate, and share documents electronically using Sony’s Digital Paper.
Sony Digital Paper
Designed to increase productivity and streamline collaboration in paper-intensive environments, Digital Paper will appeal to a range of user communities including legal, higher education, governmental agencies and corporate board rooms across the United States, says the company.
“This is a true replacement for the vast amounts of paper that continue to clutter many offices and institutions,” said Bob Nell, director, Digital Paper Solutions of Sony Electronics.
Sony’s Digital Paper has a 13.3 inch display that shows full-screen views of letter-sized documents in the PDF format, eliminating the need to zoom or scroll when reading a page.
The Digital Paper device retains the context of an entire page by displaying sharp, easy-to-read text and graphics that are nearly identical to printed documents or full-size notepads.
The device’s touch panel enables users to operate the menu or turn pages by simply touching the screen.
Using the included stylus, professionals can write fluidly and directly on the panel, and also easily highlight and erase text, for a familiar and comfortable writing experience.
According to the company, Digital Paper will help organizations reduce or eliminate the time-consuming and costly process of printing, copying, sharing, transporting and discarding corporate documentation, teaching materials, and reports.
With Digital Paper, documentation for meetings, classes or lectures created on a computer can be uploaded to a server, and then distributed over a wireless network to the Digital Paper devices of colleagues or students in multiple locations, saving time and making meetings and classwork more efficient.
Users can access their server and easily search for documentation, and upload handwritten memos to individual folders on the server.
Digital Paper is planned to be available in May, initially through a select group of Worldox agents, with a suggested list price of $1,100.
Sony has collaborated with Worldox, a leading legal and financial document management company.