InPlay Technologies is trumpeting a new pen technology called the inPEN that is designed for Tablet PCs. According to the press release:
“Utilizing a microcontroller as the ‘brain’ inside the pen, we make the pen a self-sufficient, intelligent device,” said Eric Vandewater, chief technology officer for InPlay’s MagicPoint® division. “The microcontroller sends a unique digital identifier to the system. The identifier can be as simple as a highlighter function or can perform a more complex security code. InPEN is a flexible technology platform that can be customized to meet the needs of the designing OEM.”
The InPEN pen technology is easily configured in a variety of ways. For example:
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