Educational Institutions and offices are the two highest consumers of paper for their daily functioning, disappearing forests and its menacing environmental hazards has fuelled the research of alternative means. Sony, Japan, in its bid to replace paper, has come up with a 13.3” A4 size digital paper. The digital terminal features a TFT display in the form of electronic paper with the resolution of 1,600 × 1,200, because it uses E Ink technology it’s extremely power efficient, powered by a Li-ion battery it can run for 3 weeks on a single charge. It is equipped with IEEE 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) for sharing the files over network and has a built in memory on 4GB along with a Micro SD card slot. It weighs 358g and the dimensions are: 310 × 233 × 6.8mm (L × W × T).
It uses electromagnetic induction for its touchscreen and comes with a stylus for writing with ease on it. The digital paper supports PDF format and has the ability to format, highlight documents and save handwritten sticky notes. Sony will showcase a prototype of this digital paper at the “The Fourth Education IT Solutions EXPO” to be held in Tokyo from 15 to 17 May, and is planning to launch it commercially by the end of 2013.
[Via - Watch-Impress]