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C-Pen 200

Winner of the 1999 European IST Grand Prize IST 99 Grand Prize





C-Pen 200 - your NEW powerful low cost PDA 

The C-Pen 200 is the only PDA that scan, write and display text. It's the second generation of the award-winning digital camera based pen-computer that read and store text in a computer format and
transfer it to your PC, effortlessly and cordlessly. Simply move the C-Pen over printed text and you instantly save what you want to remember. Whether you’re doing research, studying, working, or looking for recipes, there’s no need to take notes, tear out pages or make copies any more. With C-Pen, you can capture the text and save time

NOTE: If you do not have an infrared port on your computer, you will need to purchase an infrared adapter



A fully functional digital camera facilitates the reading of text at a rate of up to 100 characters per second. These images are translated into text via sophisticated OCR software before being processed and stored in the C Pen's sophisticated flash memory. C Pen has 2 Mb of flash memory which means that up to 100 pages of text can be stored direct in the C Pen.

C Address
C Address is a fully functional contacts manager that interfaces directly with Microsoft outlook. Contacts can be scanned direct into C Contact via a well designed interface. Up to 250 contacts can be stored in Microsoft Outlook. Contacts can be synchronized between the C Pen and Microsoft Outlook.

C Direct
C Direct allows direct scanning from written text to a Microsoft application. Simply Move the C Pen over the text you want to collect, Point the C Pen at the infrared adapter, and the scanned text will be placed directly at the cursor in any windows application

C Write
Us the C Pen in much the same way as an ordinary pen to "write" files direct into a computer text format. This function will ensure easy file lookup and fast entry of words to be translated.

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C-Pen 200


150 x 38 x 23 mm

140 x 35 x 24 mm


100 g (including battery)

80 g (including battery)


100 MHz

100 MHz


1 Mb

512 kb

Flash Memory

8 Mb

2 Mb


Rechargeable battery pack

2 x AAA

Battery capacity

2 weeks normal use

2 weeks normal use


4 rows

2 rows

Reading speed

15 cm/s

15 cm/s


Memory capacity

3000 pages
1000 addresses

100 pages
250 addresses

Character size limit

7 - 20 point

7 - 20 point

C Read, C Address
C Direct, C Write,
C Pen Edit, OCR



C Message Storage


C Dictionary Optional  

Operating System


Password security

Yes Yes




Integrating into
Windows Explorer




* Latest C-Pen Windows Software 3.0 [6.3 MB]
* C-Pen Windows Software 2.03 [2.69 Mb]
* C-Pen Windows Software 2.01 [2.89 Mb]
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