Sony Announces Availability Of Digital Paper Document Management Solution

Somewhere out there is a tree that just carved the word "Sony" into itself with a heart around it. Why? Sony's trying to change the professional working person's game by replacing paper made from tree pulp with Digital Paper. According to Sony, organizations that make the switch to Digital Paper can reduce or altogether eliminate the "time-consuming and costly process" of paper-bound tasks, like printing, copying, sharing, transporting, and discarding corporate documentation, teaching materials, pesky TPS reports, and so forth.

"This is a true replacement for the vast amounts of paper that continue to clutter many offices and institutions," said Bob Nell, director, Digital Paper Solutions of Sony Electronics. "It is very easy to use and optimized for reading and annotating contracts, white papers, scholarly articles and legislation. The 'notepad' feature will have universal appeal, and notes can be shared with clients, colleagues, and co-workers. Digital Paper offers a simple, intuitive experience and gives professionals portability and flexibility coupled with the ability to wirelessly access document management solutions and other content repositories."

Digital Paper

In its current form, Sony's Digital Paper is essentially a 13.3-inch tablet-like display. It shows full-screen views of letter-sized documents in the PDF format and retains the context of an entire page by displaying sharp, easy-to-read text and graphics. Sony says the documents on Digital Paper look nearly identical to printed documents or full-size notepads.

Digital Paper sports a touch panel, which allows users to operate the menu or turn pages by touching the screen. There's also an included stylus to jot down notes and to highlight and erase text.

Digital Paper

The device itself is supposedly the world's thinnest and lightest in its class, measuring 9/32-inches and weighing 12.6 ounces. It has a high contrast display (1200x1600 dots) with 16-level grayscale incorporating E Ink Mobius technology, built-in Wi-Fi, rechargeable thin battery that's good for up to 3 weeks on a single charge, 4GB of internal storage (enough to store around 2,800 PDF files), microSD card slot, IR support, and no backlight so that it's easy to read in bright sunlight.

Going green comes at a cost, however, and in this case, that cost is $1,100 MSRP.
Via:  Sony
WillWebb 7 months ago

haha could you imagine, with all the Snowden leaks, the web 3's databases for better meta tagging etc, government blanket surveillance, huge data corps such as Facebook, Google, Apple, then digital paper….Any member of the public could get easily stitched up at any time, even a hard copy document wouldn't be safe/reliable anymore because it could be manipulated by third parties as of when.

LucaGibson 7 months ago

good point Will, without whistleblowers like you many would turn a blind eye to monstrousities such as these. God bless you.

CharlesYu 7 months ago

I think that governments are slow to turn to electronics like these because they don't think they have the security yet. However, in an office, I think that this will not become popular among small offices unless Sony can lower the price. It seems too expensive for private offices but larger corporations possibly would use it.

DustinMaxfield 7 months ago

AWESOME! 3 weeks on a single charge is pretty cool too. I could totally see this replacing notepads. The cost just need to come down a bit.

JaySleven 7 months ago

I like this. Makes things a little more efficient and less clutter. Just wouldn't really trust for things like contracts being signed or sensitive information. Electronics are just too easy to get info from. If it was absolutely secure, and let's face it nothing it, then I would really love it. But still. Really neat idea and could be utilized in awesome ways for businesses.

JefferyPruett 7 months ago

Its a great jump start for beginners but its the hefty price to pay plus how thin it is scares me

beni7192 7 months ago

For $1,100 I can get 110,000 sheets of paper from Amazon. I'd have more paper than what to do with, but what I wouldn't do is a buy an $1,100 machine just to replace paper

TwoFaceTony 7 months ago

ouch thats expensive, i can tell already no much people are gonna want that

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