Boston, MA, January 30, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Living Paper Inc. (www.golivingpaper.com) today announced it will offer seamless transcription services directly to Livescribe (www.livescribe.com) Pulse™ smartpen users via Living Paper’s pricing and service provider platform (www.wefindhelp.com).
Living Paper has developed both custom consumer and enterprise applications for the digital pen technology since 2003. During this period, Living Paper has worked in many different industries with a focus of streamlining the workflow process for data collection where a physical pen is still the best method for capturing information.
“The launch of Livescribe’s Pulse smartpen will achieve what none of the previous digital pens were able to achieve. It will be a standalone device with instant user feedback. This will provide the user with complete confidence that the smartpen is capturing what is actually written,” says Living Paper President Martin Stein. “But more importantly, Livescribe understands what others have not, that an open-source platform for application development is the key to achieve large scale smartpen proliferation in the marketplace. Livescribe will create a new industry where companies such as Living Paper can build a truly successful business, offering services that will add value to the device and its platform.”
“We’ve developed our paper-based computing platform around the idea of capturing, accessing and sharing information,” says Jim Marggraff, Livescribe’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “The Pulse smartpen is transforming the act of writing by giving people access to the information they need most with just a simple tap of the smartpen. By partnering with Living Paper, we’re enhancing the Pulse experience with Living Paper’s transcription and delivery services.”
From the Livescribe online community, Pulse smartpen users will be able to directly access Living Paper’s transcription services and submit handwritten notes with audio for an immediate price quote. Depending on the number of pages, typical turnaround time for transcription should be less than five hours.
“Our proprietary price engine will rapidly price any handwritten page, including diagrams and charts as well as any audio file at the most competitive rate possible,” says Stein. “Our goal is to achieve rates lower than $1 per page for general transcription services.”
Livescribe’s Pulse smartpen, shipping in Q1 2008, provides consumers all the portability, flexibility and ease-of-use of pen and paper with the functionality and power of a computer. Linking Pulse with automated transcription services will make it simple for notes and drawings to be accurately transcribed into to text.
About Living Paper
Living Paper Inc. is a corporation based in Boston, MA, specializing in digital writing solutions, software development, and transcription and translation services. Living Paper brings these three business units together to offer comprehensive productivity solutions for students and businesses. Living Paper produces its own digital writing solutions as well as creating custom solutions for partners and clients. For more information, visit www.living-paper.com.
Located in Oakland, Calif., Livescribe has developed a new low-cost mobile computing platform that enhances productivity, learning, communication and self expression for anyone that uses pen and paper. The Pulse smartpen revolutionizes the act of writing by recording and linking audio to handwriting, so users never miss a word. Livescribe was founded by Jim Marggraff, an entrepreneur and inventor of paper-based computing, including the LeapPad and Fly Pentop Computer. For more information, visit Livescribe at www.livescribe.com.
A&R Edelman for Livescribe