SHANGHAI and SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning app developer CooTek today announced the integration of its TouchPal interactive input technology into the multimedia touchscreen of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class cars and Sony NEX-5R, NEX-5T and NEX-6 digital cameras. Interactive input is a new concept in the evolution of touchscreens, which combines world-class contextual prediction and gesture technology to provide an easier and more intuitive way for users to input data on smart screen devices. Interactive input technology can be adopted across a wide range of smart devices, including mobile phones, TVs, smart watches, digital cameras and automobiles.
TouchPal Gives Speed to Mercedes-Benz
The new 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class multimedia system harnesses the power of TouchPal's world-class predictive engine. TouchPal provides drivers with a custom-designed, intelligent dictionary that lets them quickly input frequently used words and phrases while using GPS and other touchscreen applications so they can stay focused on enjoying the road.
"We are pleased that TouchPal was chosen to be embedded in the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class multimedia system," said Michael Wong, CEO of CooTek. "Our patented predictive technology is robust and reliable for the high-end, luxury series of Mercedes-Benz cars. Drivers can enjoy fast, easy and accurate input on GPS and other applications for a superb user experience."
CooTek has been collaborating with a German-based software developer of Daimler-Chrysler for more than a year to bring TouchPal's interactive input technology into the automotive industry. TouchPal Keyboard is the only intelligent keyboard engine installed exclusively in the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class cars.
Sony Camera Gets Smarter with TouchPal
CooTek's partnership with Sony has expanded from smartphones to digital imaging products, with its TouchPal Keyboard engine and user interface tailor-made for and integrated into Sony NEX-5R, NEX-5T and NEX-6 digital cameras.
"Sony was one of the first global vendors to pre-install TouchPal Keyboard in its smartphones. We are delighted that our strategic partnership with Sony has moved to a next level and our interactive input technology has been successfully integrated into Sony's digital imaging products," said Michael Wong, CEO of CooTek.
TouchPal Keyboard made for Sony Digital Imaging products provides a customized user interface and an intelligent prediction engine with a large dictionary.
TouchPal Keyboard used in Sony NEX-5R, NEX-5T and NEX-6 digital cameras supports 20 languages including Chinese, Korean and European languages and can be downloaded from the Sony PlayMemories Camera Apps portal at https://www.playmemoriescameraapps.com/portal/.
About TouchPal Keyboard
TouchPal Keyboard is an advanced, interactive input technology for smartphones and tablets. TouchPal Keyboard successfully established itself with leading manufacturers, and is the default keyboard for devices by Sony, HTC, Huawei and ZTE. Additionally, TouchPal Keyboard has provided new solutions for non-traditional mobile devices such as digital cameras and automobiles.
Founded in 2008, CooTek is dedicated to improving the usability, functionality and overall value of mobile devices via the innovative software it designs and brings to market. The company has 26 patents on predictive, interactive input technology. Its TouchPal Keyboard application for Android, iOS and Windows 8 is based on CooTek's multiple patented technologies and delivers a powerful, easier-to-use alternative to traditional hardware keyboards. Now there are more than 100 million TouchPal Keyboard users worldwide.