Research Triangle Park, NC - Mi-Co announced today that its next release of its Mi-Forms Software System will support the SmartPad handwriting capture system for Pocket PC from Seiko Instruments USA Inc. The SmartPad makes it easy to transfer handwritten notes and drawings from paper to the HP iPAQ, Jornada and Toshiba PDA's that utilize the Pocket PC Operating System exclusivelyand Mi-Forms now allows for efficient data capture at the enterprise level.
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 Seiko Instruments USA Inc.
"We have a number of current customers of the Mi-Forms System that have expressed interest in the light weight, mobile design of the Seiko Instruments SmartPad. To give our customers the flexibility they desire, we are pleased to announce this support." said Barrett Joyner, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Mi-Co
"With the Mi-Forms System, the SmartPad portfolio is an excellent solution for enterprise professionals that are on the move and need to capture "forms based information." These type of applications include health care professionals gathering patient information while doing rounds, quality control inspectors on site in restaurants ensuring standards are being met, or home health nurses conducting surveys inside the patient's home as part of their patient profiles," added Joyner.
"Since its introduction, SmartPad has been providing end-users with an easy way to bridge the gap between digital storage and pen & paper," said Dennis Cox, Director of Marketing for Seiko Instruments' Business & Home/Office Division. "Our partnership with Mi-Co is now benefiting our customers even more with the introduction of Mi-Forms by enhancing the capabilities of SmartPad and PDAs."
The SmartPad is a sleek, easy-to-carry note pad portfolio, measuring 7.25"H x 10.5"W x 1.5"D, and with space for a standard 5" x 8" note pad and the HP- or Toshiba- connected organizer. As users write on the notepad with the SmartPad pen (included), their notes and drawings are instantly transferred to the PDA. Notes are automatically transferred to a notebook or desktop PC via the ActiveSync operation.
"The SmartPad has been a solid hit in the consumer market and now with the Mi-Forms System, enterprise data capture solutions can be efficiently implemented to save time, save money and increase the quality of an organization's data," added Joyner.
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.
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
About Seiko Instruments USA Inc.:
The Business and Home/Office Products Division of Seiko Instruments USA Inc. develops and markets a line of SmartTools, and innovative, compact peripherals to users of personal computing and communication systems. Seiko Instruments is one of three worldwide Seiko group companies. In addition to specialty label printers, Seiko Instruments also markets thermal printers, and electronic components, in addition to private label watches.
Seiko Instruments USA is located at 2990 Lomita Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90505.
PHONE: (310) 517-7700 FAX: (310) 517-7051 Web site: http://www.siibusinessproducts.com/.