Equil Showcases JOT Smartpen and apps at ShowStoppers CES 2014

Equil JOT Smartpen transfers notes from any kind of paper to iOS devices

Jan 07, 2014, 12:00 ET from Equil

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From ShowStoppers @ CES 2014 -- Equil JOT Smartpen, a Bluetooth-enabled device that allows you to create, capture and share your ideas seamlessly from paper to digital, will be on display for press at ShowStoppers CES 2014. The new-to-market Equil JOT Smartpen lets you capture your thoughts in real-time, on anything from a water-ringed napkin to a leather-bound notebook and transfer them to your iPhone or iPad via corresponding iOS apps.

Using the updated Equil Note and Equil Sketch, accompanying free iOS apps, JOT users can quickly and easily transfer information to Evernote, iCloud, and Dropbox directly from the Equil apps With this integration, users can seamlessly transfer notes created in Equil Note to Evernote, creating a digital hub for drawings, notes, images and sketches.

"Our digital lives often eradicate the need for handwritten content, but we all know that the best ideas often start on paper," said Greg Appelhof, Equil President, Americas. "With Equil JOT, you don't have to lose that tactile writing experience – and you'll never need to dig through stacks of old notebooks to find that lost gem again."

Equil JOT's technology is based on more than 30 patents and uses a combination of infrared rays and ultrasonic waves to determine the position of the pen in real-time, sending information via Bluetooth to the paired iOS device at a rate of 80 transmissions per second. With a sleek, triangular design, the JOT's tilt-unaffected pen-tip sensor technology promises a seamless experience whether right or left-handed. Each pen is personalized with a unique device ID for each receiver, so there is never interference from others using a JOT in the same room.

Equil JOT Smartpen retails for $149.99 and is available for purchase at myequil.com, Apple stores worldwide and Amazon.com.

About Equil:
The Equil JOT Smartpen lets you create, capture, and share your ideas seamlessly from paper to digital – simply write or draw on any paper and watch your creation appear on your Apple device. Equil JOT works with both of Equil's free apps: Note and Sketch. Equil Note is your place to create and store written notes, enhance them with additional content and highlights, and tag them so you can always find them later. Equil Sketch is an artist or designer's dream – you can capture your vision in stages so you can quickly add or remove individual layers of your creation as you work and in the future.