Our digital pen and paper solutions
- Whilst we are all about the latest technology, we advise clients on the most appropriate technology which will work for their business processes.
- Digital pens and paper forms are the perfect technology where information is collected and where it is essential that paper copies are left on site (for example a site safety survey).
- Some of the key technology components for the digital pen are highlighted below.
Faster inspections - Better compliance - Digital pen and paper in use
- Using a simple paper form and our digital pen, auditors performing inspections can report on issues without any special training or changes to existing business methods. If needed, the auditor can add photos automatically for evidence, and location details of inspections can be recorded.
Easily transmit details
- Tick the box at the bottom of the page and all the written details are sent to the mobile phone or tablet.
- Any photos that have been taken are then packaged up with the details, ready to be sent.
- These details are then transmitted by the mobile phone or tablet to the data warehouse for processing.
The digital pen
- The main parts of the digital pen are a digital camera, an advanced image-processing unit and a Bluetooth radio transceiver. It also contains an ink cartridge so you can actually see what you have written or drawn.
- The digital pen does not have any buttons or display. It looks and feels like an ordinary ballpoint pen and you use it in the same way. You activate the pen by simply removing the cap and deactivate it by replacing the cap again. It couldn't be easier.
- The paper makes this innovation so special. Printed on it is a pattern consisting of millions of tiny dots, making it possible to identify the exact location of your pen, as well as connect a set of unique functions to the pattern.
- It consists of an ordinary paper provided with a dot pattern, invisible to the eye, that is either pre-printed or printed on a laser printer. The displacement of the dots, 0.1 millimetres in size, from the relative position enable them to be programmed to tell the pen the exact location on the page – or the whole pad of papers – you are writing on.
- By registering the pen’s movement and pressure across the paper, the writing is interpreted and digitalised. Hence the technology is not based on characters having to be written in a special way, in contrast to various other applications such as hand-held computers. Even drawn sketches can be interpreted and transferred.