SCRIPTEL CORP. SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH SUPERSCRIPT, INC., TO SUPPLY DIGITIZERS FOR PEN-BASED "DISPLAY TABLET"
SCRIPTEL CORP. SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH SUPERSCRIPT, INC., TO SUPPLY DIGITIZERS FOR PEN-BASED "DISPLAY TABLET" COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Scriptel Corporation, a pioneer manufacturer in the pen-based computer industry, announced today that it has signed a three-year agreement with SuperScript, Inc., to supply digitizers for its SuperScript II(TM) display tablet. The agreement with SuperScript follows a long-term agreement Scriptel recently completed with Apple Computer, Inc. Under its agreement with Apple Computer, Scriptel will provide ben-based products and technology for a future line of products. Apple will also have access under its license agreement to a new cordless stylus and single-chip controller Scriptel announced last week it will introduce at the 1992 Fall Comdex show. "Scriptel's new agreement to supply digitizers for the SuperScript II(TM) display tablet for the next three years is further affirmation of our advantage and industry leadership position in pen-based technology," said James France, Scriptel president. "SuperScript, Inc., has developed a unique niche in pen-based computing in regard to software technology, which dramatically improves the success of applications using handwriting recognition." France continued, "It is becoming increasingly clear, with our long-term agreements with Apple Computer and now SuperScript, Inc., that the Scriptel advantage in pen-based digitizer technology is quickly setting the American standard." In addition to agreements with Apple, Scriptel in the past year signed a three-year agreement with NCR for digitizer technology, and Wang Laboratories, Inc., selected Scriptel's digitizer for its Guide Development product, a pen-based portable computer in development. SuperScript, Inc., located in Cambridge, Mass., entered the pen-based market in January 1991 with a Scriptel-based add-on device -- called a "display tablet" -- for standard personal computers sold to developers of pen-aware applications. Bundled with SuperScript's current Scriptel-based display tablet, SuperScript II(TM), is a unique software tool called PenSieve(TM), which dramatically improves the success of applications using handwriting recognition. Scriptel has developed, manufactures and holds key U.S. and international patents to computer digitizer technology it believes essential to pen-based computing, and its goal is to make it easily available to customers. The company's transparent glass digitizer, stylus, and electronic circuitry, which give pen-based computers the unique ability to be used like pen and paper, are considered to be one of the most promising for future design wins by such major companies as Apple Computer, NCR, Wange, SuperScript, and others, in terms of technology, manufacturing process, pricing, flexibility, and time-to-market. Scriptel's patents in this technolgy employ a single-layer glass panel writing surface on top of the display which is used to send information to a computer using a stylus instead of a keyboard. Working prototypes of the cordless stylus and new advanced single-chip controller are expected to be available by mid-year and prior to Comdex. The cordless stylus is battery powered with a design lifetime of 12 months under normal usage conditions, and it will offer accuracy, noise immunity, and pressure, as well as fine-touch writing characteristics. The new single-chip controller will support both cordless and corded versions of Scriptel's products. This chip is being jointly developed by Scriptel and TriTech Microcelectronics, Ltd., a Singapore integrated circuit manufacturing company. TriTech is the first chip maker to enter into an agreement with Scriptel. Scriptel was founded in 1982. Its high-performance transparent digitizers are used in medical, dental computer graphics, computer-aided design and pen-based computer applications. The company's products are sold to original equipment manufacturers and value-added resellers. Scriptel (SCRH) is listed on Bulletin Board Three of the Over-the-Counter Stock Exchange. For more information about SuperScript, Inc., contact Mark Graffan, 617-876-0787. -0- 1/15/92 /CONTACT: David Eden of William Silverman and Company, 216-696-7750, for Scriptel Holding, Inc./ CO: Scriptel Corporation, SuperScript, Inc. ST: Ohio, Massachusetts IN: CPR SU: JVN, PDT
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