Livescribe Launches New Mobile Computing Platform

Livescribe today unveiled a new chapter in mobile computing – a new paper-based computing platform. The Livescribe platform turns plain paper into a computer screen and bridges the gap between the paper and digital worlds. The platform enables a broad range of new applications in personal productivity, learning, communication, and self expression. The Livescribe platform includes: Smartpen, Dot Paper with Dot Positioning System (DPS), Software Applications and Development Tools. Just slightly larger than a Montblanc, Livescribe’s smartpen is designed to replace the everyday pen as a user’s primary writing instrument. The possibilities for paper-based applications are endless. Livescribe’s first key application is “Paper Replay.” When taking notes during a discussion or lecture, the smartpen records the conversation and digitizes the handwriting, automatically synching the ink and audio. By later tapping the ink, the smartpen replays the conversation from the exact moment the note was written. Notes and audio can also be uploaded to a PC where they can be replayed, saved, searched and sent.

The Livescribe paper-based computing platform – a smartpen, dot paper, software applications, along with development tools – will be available online beginning in Q4. The smartpen will be less than $200. Additional dot paper will be available at prices comparable to standard paper products.