ParaGraph announces a development, support and management agreement
with PhatWare for CalliGrapher & PenOffice
San Jose, Calif. - May 16, 2001 -- ParaGraph, a division of Vadem, and
PhatWare Corp. today announced that PhatWare, maker of a wide range of
software products for mobile and desktop computers, including the
award-winning mobile organizer HPC Notes (CELair Pocket Perfection Award,
Foxpop Application of the Year 2000), will provide support and development
for ParaGraph's CalliGrapher® and PenOfficeT line of products.
CalliGrapher is an award-winning handwriting recognition product (Forbes'
Best of the Breed, PCWeek and Byte Best of Comdex'97, CEcity Choice Award)
that supports Windows CE. PenOffice integrates the CalliGrapher
handwriting recognition engine with document annotation and drawing
features to create an integrated package for desktop Windows® operating
CalliGrapher is a "universal" recognizer that understands how
people normally write -- natural cursive, print, and mixed cursive and
print handwriting. Based on fuzzy logic and neural network techniques, it
recognizes dictionary and non-dictionary words and arbitrary symbol
sequences. CalliGrapher is user-independent, can be used immediately
without training, and does not require users to memorize special symbols
or change their writing style.
PhatWare Corp. will manage the development and distribution of future
versions of CalliGrapher and PenOffice and provide technical support to
new customers. New versions of CalliGrapher (6.0) and PenOffice
(2.0) are scheduled to be released later this year. PhatWare will
offer upgrade discounts to all existing ParaGraph customers.
Information on new versions and upgrades will be available on www.paragraph.com
Stan Miasnikov, founder and president of PhatWare Corp. said:
"PhatWare is one of the first companies to develop software for
Windows-powered mobile computers, and I am certain that our expertise will
bring a new spirit to the CalliGrapher and PenOffice product lines. I am
very pleased that PhatWare will continue to expand this great technology
and continue delivering it to mobile computing professionals."
"ParaGraph is pleased to have PhatWare's experience and skill to
provide CalliGrapher and PenOffice with the expertise to advance to the
next level," said Barry Swenson, General Manager of ParaGraph.
PhatWare Corporation is a leading provider of easy-to-use, powerful
software products and consulting services, including award winning HPC
Notes, for the mobile and desktop computing marketplace, founded in 1997.
For more information about PhatWare products, please visit the Web site at
ParaGraph, a division of Vadem, develops and markets pen software products
and technologies including the award-winning CalliGrapher handwriting
recognition software (voted Best of Comdex by PC Week and Byte, Best of
Breed by Forbes). For more information about ParaGraph products,
please visit the Web site at www.paragraph.com.
PhatWare and HPC Notes are either a registered trademark or a trademark of
PhatWare Corp. Vadem, ParaGraph, PenOffice, the ParaGraph logo, and Write
Naturally are trademarks or registered trademarks of Vadem. CalliGrapher
is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation. All other registered
trademarks or trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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