C-PEN Connect is the latest scanner pen in out portfolio of products – and soon to be available for purchase.
As the name may reveal, it is a connected pen scanner. And wireless. Based on Bluetooth technology, it connects wirelessly to host devices. At the time of launch, apps for Android and iOS are available, but more operating systems will be supported with time.
C-PEN Connect + app opens up a world of options. The device is small, lightweight, robust and easy to bring along anywhere and anytime. And if you’re anything like me, your phone is already in the bag or the pocket :-).
Digital Highlighter: if you read a text for learning or research purpose you probably underline, highlight and/or manually transcribe text on your computer. C-PEN Connect does all these things in a single move. Simply run the nib of the pen scanner over the text line and the text is automatically inserted into the app. A few taps on the screen, and the text file is in your Dropbox, Google drive or any other cloud drive you may use.
Reading or learning an additional language: When reading in another language you are likely to get stuck every now and then, or perhaps you just need to make sure you understand everything correctly. Use this connected pen scanner and get instant translation.
Assistive tech/reading aid: Reading a book and, especially, trying to remember what you read when you have to fight your way through it can be a challenge. Having someone read for you, or having to wait for digital content being prepared for you makes you dependent. With C-PEN Connect and its Auto-read function, the book and yourself is all you need. Sit down and read on your own anywhere and anytime you like. And use your headphones to get some privacy.
Collaborate: At times you may collaborate on a task with your friends. Scan and excerpts and quotes, and easily share with your team.
Recently we released C610D Dictionary Pen video guides (above).
Reading user guides is not something that the average user spend to much time doing and we hope these video clips will ease the pain getting started with the product (and hopefully turn out useful to those of you considering a #dictionarypen and want to know what you get).
In short the #dictionarypen scans and stores text in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian. It contains multiple Oxford dictionaries and natural speaking TTS pronouncing single words as they are looked up/translated in the dictionary. The internal memory enables storage of 100’s of thousands pages of text (and can be used as general USB drive). It can also emulate a keyboard to scan and input text to a computer (no drivers to install). And doubles as a voice recorder… (click for detailed description).
Please note that the latest update of Windows 10 – Anniversary update, version 1607, OS build 14393.51 the USB camera functionality is broken.
If you are a TS1 user Please DON’T update because you will be unable to scan after installing this update.
If you’ve done so, please uninstall within 10 days from the date of the update installation, you’re still able to go back to the previous version.
This affects a lot of imaging devices on the market and applies until the USB driver is fixed by Microsoft, sorry for any inconvenience caused and we will keep you informed.
UPDATE (2016-09-29) permanent fix:
Microsoft has announced that they have rolled out an update (KB3194496) that permanently fix the issue between Win 10 Anniversary and TS1.
UPDATE (2016-09-19) intermediate fix:
For those of you who are familiar with Windows registry, here is a fix to get your TS1 working again with Windows 10.
Make sure to back up your registry/create a restore point and revert back to the restore point in case the fix doesn’t solve the problem.
Latest news from Microsoft is that they will release an update to address the issue.
Mike from Windows Camera team says: “At the moment we have a prototype of the MJPEG update being tested, and once we validate it works well, we’ll look to publishing it out to customers who have already updated to the Anniversary Update, through our servicing channels.”
We thus hope that this will be fixed soon (there is unfortunately nothing we can on our side as it is a matter of functionality that has to be supported in Windows).
We’re happy to announce that the Dictionary Pen is now available in USA through our long term partner Ectaco.
The Dictionary Pen hosts nine (9) OXFORD Academic and English Language Teaching (ELT) dictionaries and supports six different languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Russian) It’s a totally portable, pocket-sized device that pronounces the looked up word with a natural speaking text to speech voice.
It is also a scanner for capturing lines of text and uploading to a PC, Mac or Linux computer, making it ideal for students, teachers and professionals to capture essential information.
There is no software required to upload the text to Windows, MAC or Linux PC’s. Just connect the device to a computer with a USB cable and it appears as an external hard drive.
Other features include a built-in voice recorder with playback.
The C-Pen EXAM Reader is the latest and greatest in the C-Pen family. With its embedded natural text-to-speech voice it is a breakthrough for anyone wanting to read English exam questions.
C-Pen EXAM Reader tailored for UK and the English market and is sold exclusively by ScanningPens in the UK.
And… yes, it is approved by Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) for use in exams in UK.
Check out the video below and the leaflet!
Or why not have a look at the more generic C610R Reader Pen with Collins English-English dictionary and TTS and text storage capabilities?