Research Triangle Park, NC - As Tablet PCs become the notepads of the 21st century, consider Mi-Co's Mi-Forms as the enterprise data capture solution for these devices' the paper in those pads.
It's a simple, yet realistic view of how the new Microsoft Tablet PC works with the mobile data capture feature of Mi-Co's Mi-Forms Software System, and moves technology a major step closer to true efficient data capture in the mobile world.
Mi-Co, headquartered in Research Triangle Park, is the maker of electronic data capture technology that enables users to digitally capture, on a number of devices, any information that is handwritten. The leading edge Mi-Forms software used in other handwriting-recognition applications can now be used with the latest technology from Microsoft.
"The device independent architecture of Mi-Forms allows users of a number of mobile systems, including the new Microsoft Tablet PC, to use the Mi-Forms system to efficiently capture enterprise data on the move," said Barrett Joyner, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Mi-Co. "The data is collected with the Mi-Forms system, verified for accuracy of that data, transmitted to central databases and then used in an enterprise's information and reporting systems. Mi-Forms support of the Tablet PC can be used in a wide variety of applications in such key market segments as health care, public safety and government regulations and services," added Joyner.
This new type of computer is similar to laptops, and comes with advanced handwriting-recognition software and a special display screen that works with an electronic pen for taking notes. Microsoft's Tablet PC is a fully functioning notebook that runs Windows XP Tablet PC edition, a special version of its Windows XP operating system. Thin and lightweight, the devices are being built to Microsoft specifications by computer companies such as Acer and Toshiba.
"The Mi-Co team has been developing applications for data capture and handwriting recognition systems for over a decade," said Greg Clary, Chief Technology Office of Mi-Co, "and we are excited about the directions that Microsoft has taken." Clary, who spent 5 years with the IBM T.J.Watson Research Center, added, "With Mi-Co extending our solution to the Tablet PC we are increasing the choices for our customers and target markets in the area of efficient data capture."
Ideal for sales representatives, senior executives and other people who spend much of the time working in places other than their own offices, the Tablet PC Edition offers new, advanced handwriting and speech recognition capabilities that enable the creation, storage and transmission of handwritten notes and voice input.
Mi-Co is one of the few software companies in the world that focuses on electronic ink processing and handwriting recognition for enterprise applications. As such, it is uniquely positioned as the leading independent software vendor for handwriting capture devices, now and in the future.
About Mi-Co: Mi-Co provides innovative end-to-end enterprise solutions enabling the wireless capture, storage and communication of forms based and free-form pen-on-paper data for mobile enterprise users. Mi-Co is targeting the Mi-Forms solution to enterprise verticals including healthcare and pharmaceuticals, public safety, and governmental services and has a growing number of customers in these segments. Mi-Co is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. For more information on Mi-Co, visit www.mi-corporation.com.