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April 15, 2014

PenReader Handwriting Recognition Technology for In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems

In recent years, the handwriting recognition technology has been recognized as an indispensable popular technique for natural human computer interaction. The most popular devices and platforms all have handwriting recognition services available, especially as mobile applications.  It has become a common and fast means of recording personal information and communication.

Paragon Software Group, a software developer for mobile devices and desktop computers, has released of PenReader 9.0 – a handwriting recognition technology that allows users to write with a finger directly on handwriting-sensitive touchscreens in any of 42 supported languages.

PenReader 9.0 offers the ability to recognize characters and other symbols that have been written by hand in natural handwriting. The company has designed this tool specifically for automakers. This tool can be incorporated directly into in-vehicle infotainment systems – devices that deliver navigation, entertainment, and networked computing services in cars, trucks and buses.

The handwriting recognition technology allows users' Internet and multimedia consumer experiences for vehicles. This technology is a smarter and safer way to enter information on the display and requires no special training or handwriting adjustment, with 97 percent accuracy.

PenReader handwriting recognition technology started as early as 1968 and has been reliably used by millions of mobile users world-wide. Paragon Software developed its proprietary PenReader handwriting recognition software beginning in 1997 for early PDA devices.

A full consumer version of PenReader with cursive text recognition was released in 2007.

PenReader allows you to the user's natural handwriting style rather than requiring any handwriting modifications or the use of complex symbols like those used in early handwriting recognition software. PenReader can be used in place of the default keyboard in any application, and can be easily configured to integrate completely with any operating system.

PenReader supports for 42 world languages all major operating systems. These languages were added to the PenReader engine, increasing the complexity, exposure and reliability of its handwriting identification.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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