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C Pen 600C

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




C-Pen 600C - your NEW powerful low cost PDA 

The C-Pen 600C is the only PDA that scan, write and display text. It's the third- 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 6 Mb of flash memory which means that up to 2000 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 1500 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.

C Beam
Transfer text or data eg. phone text files or phone numbers directly to your PC or Palm

C Dictionary
C Dictionary is an additional software package that can be downloaded from C Technologies web site ( www.cpen.com ) Each software package contains a full sized two way Oxford or Norstendts dictionary text. The C-Pen 600C is offered with one free Language translation dictionary.






C-Pen 800C

C-Pen 600C


140 x 35 x 20 mm

140 x 35 x 24 mm


85 g (including batteries)

80 g (including batteries)


72 MHz

72 MHz

Flash Memory

4 MB

4 Mb


Built in, Rechargable

2 x AAA

Battery capacity

2 weeks normal use

3 - 4 weeks normal use


5-7 rows

3-4 rows

Reading speed

15 cm/s, 100 characters/s

15 cm/s, 100 characters/s


Memory capacity

2000 pages
1000 addresses

1500 pages
150 addresses

Character size limit

5 - 22 point

5 - 22 point

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






C Message


C Calendar Yes No
C Dictionary Yes Yes

Operating System


Password security

Yes Yes




Cable connection



Integrating into
Windows Explorer



OCR Languages

Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German,
Italian, Norwegian, Portugese, Spanish, Swedish.

Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German,
Italian, Norwegian, Portugese, Spanish, Swedish.


* Latest C-Pen Windows Software 3.0 [6.3 MB]
* C-Pen Windows Software 2.03 [2.69 MB]
* Now supports Macintosh. Go to http://www.cpen.com/mac/ for more information.


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