Stantum and Vision Objects Combine Multi-Touch and Handwriting Recognition Technologies to Enhance User Experience on Mobile Devices

    BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 17 /CNW/ -- Stantum Technologies
(, a pioneer developer of multi-touch sensing technology, and
Vision Objects, the industry leader in handwriting recognition, have combined
their respective technologies to provide a state-of-the-art solution for the
mobile market.  Each company is demonstrating the joint
multi-touch/handwriting recognition technology this week at Mobile World
Congress - Stantum in Hall 2.1, Stand 2.1F67, Vision Objects in Hall 1, Stand

    Stantum's technology can be used by all mobile electronic devices with
resistive multi-touch sensors - from PDAs and smartphones to MP3 players - and
runs on the leading operating systems and semiconductor platforms, enabling
implementation in standard environments.  The innovative multi-touch
technology lets the user simultaneously move an unlimited number of fingers,
fingernails or utensils (such as styli) on a screen and includes such
capabilities as finger-pressure detection and gesture recognition.

    Integrating with Stantum's multi-touch technology is Vision Objects'
MyScript, a handwriting recognition solution designed for any touch screen and
optimized specifically for small-footprint platforms to provide high-accuracy
recognition of more than 85 languages.  Backed up by a simple, intuitive
interface, users can write a message effortlessly with either their fingertips
or a stylus and see their text instantly and accurately transcribed into
digital text.  MyScript not only recognizes all handwriting styles but also
intuitive gestures that allow users to write naturally, insert spaces and line
breaks, and easily correct text by editing gestures - from simple backspace
gestures to natural scratch-outs.

    "We are delighted to be associated with Vision Objects in this project,
which adds significant value to our multi-touch solution," said Robert
Pelissier, Stantum's vice president of sales and business development. 
"Handwriting recognition combined with multi-touch will let users write in a
more playful, intuitive and reliable way.  Manufacturers of electronic devices
will surely welcome this new functionality."

    Commented Jean-Marc Aichoun, Vision Objects' vice president of sales and
marketing: "We are highly pleased with the integration of our MyScript and
Stantum's multi-touch solution.  Indeed, we can now offer the new generation
of electronic devices an unrivaled way of interaction and a great user
experience that provides the fastest, most reliable way of entering data in a
mobile device."

    About Stantum Technologies
    Stantum Technologies ( has been the pioneering company in
multi-touch display technology since 2002, and in 2005 was the first company
to market commercial products using a truly reliable multi-touch user
interface.  Today, Stantum's breakthrough technology portfolio is available
under license for products covering ever aspect of multi-touch interactions:
touch panels, controllers, intellectual property cores; and software
framework.  Stantum is headquartered in Bordeaux, France.

    About Vision Objects
    Vision Objects ( provides the industry standard in
handwriting recognition technology and text input methods for pen-based user
interfaces.  Vision Objects' groundbreaking MyScript technology reliably
recognizes and converts handwriting into smart, valuable and searchable
digital information.  MyScript is available in a wide range of languages
addressing markets in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.  It is integrated
into many existing systems for high-level form processing, personal
information management, messaging, education and automotive applications. 
Vision Objects' mission is to develop and market accurate, high-performance
handwriting recognition-and-understanding software for any platform using
handwritten data entry through pen-based user interfaces, such as digital
pens, PDAs, tablet PCs and smartphones.


    Editorial Contact
    Neal Leavitt
    Leavitt Communications
    760-639-2900 or 760-212-9112


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