SONY BLAZES PAPERLESS TRAIL WITH INNOVATIVE NEW DIGITAL PAPER
Launches in U.S. to legal, higher education, government and enterprise markets
Sony collaborates with Worldox, a leading legal and financial document management company
SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 26, 2014 – Professionals overwhelmed with paper now have a new
way to read, annotate, and share documents electronically using Sony’s Digital Paper. Designed
to increase productivity and streamline collaboration in paper-intensive environments,
Digital Paper will appeal to a range of user communities including legal, higher education,
governmental agencies and corporate board rooms across the United States.
"This is a true replacement for the vast amounts of paper that continue to clutter many offices
and institutions," said Bob Nell, director, Digital Paper Solutions of Sony Electronics. “It is very
easy to use and optimized for reading and annotating contracts, white papers, scholarly articles
and legislation. The ‘notepad’ feature will have universal appeal, and notes can be shared with
clients, colleagues, and co-workers. Digital Paper offers a simple, intuitive experience and gives
professionals portability and flexibility coupled with the ability to wirelessly access document
management solutions and other content repositories."
Sony's Digital Paper has a 13.3 inch display that shows full-screen views of letter-sized
documents in the PDF format, eliminating the need to zoom or scroll when reading a page. The
Digital Paper device retains the context of an entire page by displaying sharp, easy-to-read text
and graphics that are nearly identical to printed documents or full-size notepads. The device’s
touch panel enables users to operate the menu or turn pages by simply touching the screen.
Using the included stylus, professionals can write fluidly and directly on the panel, and also
easily highlight and erase text, for a familiar and comfortable writing experience.
Digital Paper will help organizations reduce or eliminate the time-consuming and costly process
of printing, copying, sharing, transporting and discarding corporate documentation, teaching
materials, and reports.
According to published research from InfoTrends, as recently as 2011, local, state and federal
offices used a yearly volume of 122 billion sheets of paper, an amount equal to roughly 400
sheets for every person in the United States.
With Digital Paper, documentation for meetings, classes or lectures created on a computer
can be uploaded to a server, and then distributed over a wireless network to the Digital Paper
devices of colleagues or students in multiple locations, saving time and making meetings and
classwork more efficient. Users can access their server and easily search for documentation,
and upload handwritten memos to individual folders on the server.
Introduction to the Legal Market
Sony is showcasing Digital Paper at this week’s American Bar Association Tech Show in
Chicago along with Worldox, which serves more than 5,500 law firms, financial institutions,
and other enterprises. Worldox is integrating Digital Paper with its award-winning Document
Management Solution (DMS), so legal and other professionals can easily and securely access
documents, upload handwritten notes and annotated documents, and share with other
individuals or groups.
"Sony has created a superlative tool for attorneys," said Ray Zwiefelhofer, President of World
Software Corporation. “It’s incredibly thin and lightweight, super comfortable for taking
handwritten notes and the viewing of documents comes real close to the paper counterpart.
Digital Paper has the potential to replace attorneys’ notepads, binders and boxes of files by
allowing them to save meeting notes directly into the client matter folder in Worldox. This will
enable attorneys and other legal professionals to efficiently organize and reference materials
for court hearings, testimonies, client and board meetings - in or out of the office."
Sony is also developing additional markets for Digital Paper in collaboration with leading
companies serving several key markets, which will be announced in the coming months.
In addition to PDF source files, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel files can be converted
to the PDF format and saved, viewed and annotated on the Digital Paper device. For speedy
retrieval and transfer, Sony’s Digital Paper incorporates wireless access to servers (via Wi-Fi) as
well as USB connectivity.
Key features and functions that make Sony’s Digital Paper relevant to the day-to-day activities
of professionals include:
- World's thinnest, lightest body among devices with comparable screen sizes
(approximately .281" and 12.6 oz.); slightly thicker than 30 sheets of paper
- 13.3 inch (screen size measured diagonally) electronic paper display
- High contrast display (1200 x 1600 dots), 16-level grayscale, incorporating
"E Ink Mobius" technology from E Ink Corporation
- No backlight enables text to be read clearly, even in bright sunlight
- Built-in Wi-Fi functionality allows file sharing over a wireless network
- Rechargeable thin lithium-ion battery – up to 3 weeks use on a single charge
- AC adapter or USB rechargeable (computer-based charging)
- Storage - approximately 2,800 PDF files; internal memory of 4 GB coupled with micro SD
card slot for additional storage
- Touch panel (IR touch) compatible with electromagnetic induction-type touch pen input
- Dimensions - Approximately 9.25" width by 12.25" height by .281" depth (thickness)
- Weight - Approximately 12.6 ounces
Digital Paper is planned to be available in May, initially through a select group of Worldox
agents, with a suggested list price of $1,100.
For more information, please visit www.sony.com/digitalpaper.
About World Software Corporation
Founded in 1988 and based in Glen Rock, New Jersey, World Software Corporation® is an
innovative leader in the Document Management Systems (DMS) category. The company's
flagship product Worldox has an install base of over 5500 companies in 52 countries. For more
information about World Software Corporation and its products, please visit us at
www.worldox.com. Follow us on
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World Software Corporation® and Worldox® are registered trademarks of World Software Corporation.
All other trademarks are held by their respective owners. For more detailed information, please visit
www.worldox.com, call 800-962-6360 or
About Sony Electronics
Headquartered in San Diego, Sony Electronics is a leading provider of audio/video electronics
and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Operations
include research and development, design, engineering, sales, marketing, distribution and
customer service. Sony is noted for a wide range of consumer audio-visual products, such as
BRAVIA® 4K Ultra HD and High Definition televisions, Cyber-shot® digital cameras, Alpha Digital
SLR cameras, and Handycam® camcorders. Sony Electronics also develops and manufactures
video and audio technologies for a range of professional production applications, including
broadcast television and motion picture production, live event production, event videography,
ENG/EFP, digital cinematography, digital cinema, videoconferencing, medical, visual imaging,
digital signage, remote system diagnostics and monitoring, and IP surveillance and security.
E Ink Mobius are registered trademarks of E Ink Corporation.
Tom Di Nome
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