Sony’s Digital Paper gives users a new way to read, write, and annotate. Now the technology also offers a new way to access, share and store content. The device’s built-in WebDAV protocol enables users to wirelessly transfer electronic documents created on Digital Paper to and from a user’s compatible online document file-sharing and storage services, such as Box.com.
With cloud connectivity, Digital Paper users can view their annotated documents on other connected devices — tablets, laptops, or smartphones – and share them with colleagues through their service account.
“Professionals are quickly realizing the benefits and potential of Digital Paper for streamlining their electronic data,” said Joe Novelli, Vice President of Sony’s Digital Paper Solutions. “Now, enabling a direct connection to popular cloud storage services makes Digital Paper even more valuable as a productivity tool, creating a fully networked environment for someone’s professional and personal content.”
Sony’s Digital Paper has a 13.3-inch display that shows full-screen views of letter-sized forms and documents as PDFs (in a familiar 8 ½ by 11 view), 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.
Following Sony’s announcements at the American Bar Association Tech Show in March, the Hollywood IT Summit in April, the American Association of Law Libraries conference in July, and the International Legal Technology Association conference in August, Sony continues to establish and develop new markets for Digital Paper in collaboration with publishing and technology companies that serve sectors still burdened with paper and are obvious beneficiaries of Digital Paper.
The device’s touch panel enables users to operate the menu or turn pages by simply touching the screen. Using the included stylus, individuals can write fluidly and directly on the panel, and also easily highlight and erase text, for a familiar and comfortable writing experience.
Key features and functions of Sony’s Digital Paper include:
• World’s thinnest, lightest body among devices with comparable screen sizes (approximately 9/32” and 12.6 oz.); slightly thicker than 30 sheets of paper
• 13.3 -inch electronic paper display (screen size measured diagonally)
• High contrast display (1200 x 1600 dots), 16-level gray scale, incorporating “E Ink Mobius” technology from E Ink Corporation
• No backlight enabling text to be read clearly, even in bright sunlight
• Built-in Wi-Fi functionality allowing file sharing over a wireless network
• Rechargeable thin lithium-ion battery – up to 3 weeks use on a single charge with WiFi off
• AC adapter or USB rechargeable (computer-based charging)
• Storage – approximately 2,800 PDF files; internal memory of 4 GB coupled with micro SD card slot for additional storage
• Touch panel (IR touch) compatible with electromagnetic induction-type touch pen input
• Dimensions – of approximately 9 1/4” width by 12 1/4” height by 9/32” depth (thickness)
• Weight of approximately 12.6 ounces
Sony’s Digital Paper is now available with a suggested list price of $999.