Saving the Trees – Digital Ink Pioneers Gather for Geekfest!

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Saving the Trees – Digital Ink Pioneers Gather for Geekfest!

Disclaimer: The subjects pictured here may not be genuine attendees of the actual Mi-Co User Day (but somehow this makes the news much more entertaining!)

The future is now and it is a day of “paperless” data capture. As the world slowly moves towards the wonderful technologies of Tablet PC’s, handwriting recognition, electromagnetic pens and tablet screens, the demands for digital ink support increase. Recently the “3rd Annual Mi-Co User Day” took place. Some of the big players that joined in were HP, Fujitsu, Gateway, Motion Computing and even the IRS!

A few posts have been placed in our forums over time with users wanting to know how they can go “paperless” and use their Tablet PC’s to fill out forms directly on the touchscreen. This method of data capture makes repetative and tedious tasks easier, allowing forms to include drop boxes and commands such as “cut” and “paste” that allow users to be more productive. Additionally, unless printing is necessary in the final process. Data can be stored digitally, therefore saving the trees. It is extraordinarily important for technology to satisfy the “environmentally sensitive” consumer. Should our devatstation of the world’s forests continue, things could just get uglier than the following images portray:

Please only view the next images if you have a strong stomach. (Don’t say you weren’t warned)…

These highly-disturbed individuals could settle back into society and reclaim sanity if we can only push digital ink awareness to the masses.

LOL, Okay! There is a story here:

Pioneers of Digital Ink Gather at Third Annual Mi-Co User Day Identifying Trends in Mobile Data Capture…

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC — (Market Wire – May 17, 2005) —  Leading off with the keynote address at the 3rd Annual Mi-Co User Group Conference, Mr. Joe Bauman, CEO of Cardinal Brands, assessed the state of the digital ink marketplace with a comparison of the explosion of the personal computer in the 1980s. Mr. Bauman is in a unique historical position for making this comparison. He, currently is CEO of a large scale printing company, Cardinal Brands, that stays on the cutting edge of digital ink and forms technology and previously at IBM, he was one of the key executives tapped to bring the IBM PC to market. Mr. Bauman addressed the key elements that have driven and are driving the explosion in digital ink solutions.

This was just one of the highlights of the Mi-Co Annual Conference held in the Research Triangle Park, NC last week. The event was attended by leaders of organizations that pioneered digital ink solutions in the marketplace. These organizations included Anoto, Logitech, HP, Vision Objects, Motion Computing, Gateway, and Fujitsu. In addition, such innovative organizations that have implemented and funded digital ink applications were in attendance including the IRS, National Cancer Institute, USDA, Spectrasite and Wilson County Home Health.

“This year’s event demonstrated the strides taken by organizations in implementing data capture and forms automation processes using the latest in digital ink and handwriting recognition technology,” said Jim Clary, CEO of Mi-Co, “The gathering represented a who’s who of industry leaders and as Joe pointed out in his keynote, the pioneers have driven this market to the edge of explosion.”

Real World Impact of Digital Ink, Digital Writing and Forms Automation Applications

Mi-Co took the opportunity at the conference to officially launch the newest release of the Mi-Forms System, Version 5, and the audience came to hear about the real world impacts of the use of handwriting recognition and mobile data capture technology…

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