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Does ExamReader work with a computer?

No, ExamReader is a “closed system” and only works stand-alone. This is a requirement to have the product allowed for use in exams.

 


Does DictionaryPen work with a computer?

Yes it does.
It is possible to connect DictionaryPen to almost any computer, phone or tablet supporting USB Host (in principle all computers) or USB OTG.

Check the video below for more information about functionality.


Does ReaderPen work with a computer?

Yes it does.
It is possible to connect ReaderPen to almost any computer, phone or tablet supporting USB Host (in principle all computers) or USB OTG.

Check the video below for more information about functionality.


Does the pen(s) work with USB-C?

USB-C is a physical specification compatible with the earlier protocols used by the various C-PEN models.
A USB-C to USB-A adapter is however required.

Can I upgrade the ExamReader firmware?

Starting 2018, ExamReader has been updated to support software upgrade. For more information, see ExamReader firmware upgrade.

 


Can I upgrade the DictionaryPen firmware?

DictionaryPen firmware is possible to upgrade. See upgrade page for details.

 


Can I upgrade the ReaderPen firmware ?

ReaderPen firmware is possible to upgrade. See upgrade page for details.

 


Which product should i buy?

C-PEN products are divided into two categories: Education and Productivity.

Education includes ExamReader, ReaderPen, and DictionaryPen and are designed to promote independent reading and learning. Typical users include people with dyslexia, visually impaired people, people with special educational needs, or people studying in a language other then their first one.

Productivity refers to C-PEN products (i.e. the TS1) used to capture notes and quotes from textbooks or papers, or to enter printed text and numbers into business systems.

 

For more detailed specification, visit the Product page.

 


Is there a pen that translates?

Please check out DictionaryPen specification.

This product contains multiple first tier dictionaries translating to/from English.

 


Can the dictionary be turned off?
If the ReaderPen firmware version is 7.0.89 or newer there is a setting called Exam Lock that disables Scan to File, Dictionary and Recorder and leaves only Text Reader active.
If the firmware is older it is possible to update. Check here for details.
For DictionaryPen it is not possible to turn off dictionaries.