5 Pen Pc Technology

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5 Pen Pc Technology

Rose Mol Joy

Dept of computer science, Carmel college mala Thrissur, India

Abstract: 5 pen technology is a recent discovery in the pasture of pen computing. Computer affects our life in a much bigger way then most of us might have thought. It has become a necessarycondition in most professions toward be able to use computer software. The first computer invented was the ENIAC in 1943 which was the same size of a large room, overriding as much power as several hundred modern PCs. Modern computers which are based on integrated circuits are small enough to fit into mobile devices. One of the most compacted computers out right now are table computers with the most popularorganism the I Pad, but even that is 9. I inch and weighing about 700grams. But imagine having a computer that will fit into your pencil case. The P-ISM (Pen-style personal networking Gadget package) consists of a package of 5 pens that all have unique functions, combining mutually to create virtual computing experience.

This is only a prototype under developing stage by NEC Corporation. In 2003, Geneva held the ITU telecom Word presentation which exhibit a conceptual $30,000 prototype of a P-ISM designed by the Tokyo based NEC Corporation

Keywords: ENIAC: Electronic numerical Integrator And Computer, NEC Corporation: Company who provider of IT services goods and products.

  1. INTRODUCTION Communication Technology is rapidly increasing

    in this modern world. . It is a computer broken apart into pieces, each the size of a pen. The screen and keyboard are projected onto surfaces-ISM (Pen-style Personal Networking Gadget Package), which is nothing but the new discovery, which is under developing, stage by NEC Company. P-ISM is a gadget package including five functions: a pen-style cellular phone with a handwriting data input function, virtual keyboard, a very small projector, camera scanner, and personal ID key with cashless pass function. P-ISM is connected with one another through short array wireless technology. The whole set is also connected to the internet through the cellular phone function. This personal gadget in a minimalist pen style enables the eventual ubiquitous computing.


    The conceptual prototype of the pen computer was built in 2003. The prototype device, Dubbed the P- ISM, was a Pen-style Personal Networking Gadget create in 2003 by Japanese technology company NES. The P-ISM was featured.At the 2003 ITU Telecom world held in Geneva, Switzerland. The designer of the 5 Pen Technology

    ,Toru Ichihash , said that In increasing this concept he asked himself _What is the future of IT when it is small? The pen was a logical choice. He also wanted a product that

    you could touch and feel. Further, the intent is to allow for an office anywhere. However, although aabstract prototype of the pen computer was built in 2003; such devices are not yet available to consumers. The design concept uses five different pens to make a computer. One pen is a CPU, another camera, one creates a virtual keyboard, another projects the visual output and thus the display and another communicator (a phone). All five pens can rest in a holding block which recharges the batteries and holds the mass storage. Each pen communicates wireless, possibly Bluetooth.


    When writing a quick note, pen and paper are still the most natural to use. The 5 pen pc technology with digital pen makes it possible to get a digital copy of handwritten information, and have it sent to digital devices via Bluetooth. P-ISM (Pen-Style Personal Networking Gadget Package), which is nothing but the new discovery which is under developing stage by NES Corporation. In this device you will find Bluetooth as the main interconnecting device between different peripherals. P-ISM is a gadget package including five functions: a pen-style cellular phone with a handwriting data input function, virtual keyboard, a very small projector, camera scanner. P-ISM are connected with one another though short-range wireless technology (Bluetooth). The whole set is also connected to the internet through the cellular phone function. This personal gadget in aminimalist pen style enables the ever-present computing.


    The P-ISM (Pen-style Personal Gadget package) consists of a package of 5 pens that all have unique functions, combine together to create virtual computing experience by producing both monitor and keyboard on any flat surfaces from where you can carry out functions that you would normalon your desktop computer. ISMs are related with one another via a short range (Bluetooth) wireless technology. The whole set is connected to the internet though the cellular phone function.


    1. CPU pen

    2. Communication pen

    3. Virtual keyboard

    4. LED projector

    5. Digital camera

    Even built-in navigation systems take up a lot of internal P-ISMs are connected with one another via a short-range wireless technology. The first pen is a CPU, second is a camera, one creates a virtual keyboard, another projects the virtual output and the last one is a talker (a phone). The whole set is connected to the internet through the cellular phone function.

    The virtual keyboard works on any flat surface which uses a camera to track the finger movements. On this exact keyboard, this is done by a 3D IR sensor technology with laser technology to get a full size keyboard. You can also change the language input and the layout of the keyboard. This is more efficient than normal keyboards because you dont have to buy a new keyboard for every language. They are also easy to maintain as they are prone to damage by spills, drops and other malfunctions. The role of the monitor is taken by the LED projector. LED projectors use LCD technologies for image conception with a difference as they use an array of light emitting Diodes as the light source, negating the need for lamp replacement. Also it would not need as much energy to used and with a longer lifetime. The size of the screen is approximately 1024 * 768 PX which is a size of an A4 paper.

    As I mentioned earlier, the P-ISM projects an image of a computer from just five pens. From this I have come up with an idea on how an existing product can improve by using the same technology as the P-ISM. Settlement navigation system is designed for using in automobiles. It naturally uses a GPS navigation device to obtain date which locates the user on a road in the units map database. Using the road database, the unit can give directions to a specific location. This device has a great advantage to people like me who have very little map skills and get lost easily. A survey conducted through NuStats has also found out that drivers equipped with in-car navigation units use 12 percent less fuel than people without them because they use a shorter route. This device typically sticks to your car window but most cars now have routing system built in. Even built in. space and may not look very attractive. The keyboard of the P-ISM is projected with 3D IR Sensor. Both technologys could be combined together to create a unique item. The navigation could be designed as just a pen which project the navigation on the car screen and the inferred sensor could allow the user to type in the destination in the navigation system.



    User interface for open computing can be implemented in several ways. Actual systems ormally employ a recipe of these techniques.

    Pointing/locator input: The tablet and stylus are used as pointing device (one uses the mouse to push the cursor around on a screen), a tablet is an absolute point device (where one puts the stylus describes exactly where the cursor goes).

    There are a number of human factors to be considered when actually substituting a stylus and tablet for a mouse. A finger can be used as the stylus on a touch- sensitive tablet surface, such as with a touch screen.

    1. Handwriting recognition

      The tablet and stylus can be used to restore a keyboard or both a mouse and a keyboard, by using the tablet and stylus in two modes:

      • Pointing mode: The stylus is used as pointing device as above.

      • On-line Handwriting recognition mode: The strokes made with the stylus are analyze as an electronic ink, by software which recognizes the shapes of the strokes or marks as handwritten characters are then input as if from a keyboard.

        Different systems switch between the modes (pointing vs. handwriting recognition) by different means, e.g.

      • By writing in separate areas of the tablet for pointing mode and for handwriting-recognition mode.

      • By pressing a special button on the side of the stylus to change modes.

      • By context, such as treating several marks not recognized as text as pointing input.

      • By recognizing a special gesture mark.

        The term on-line handwriting recognition, is used to make out recognition of handwriting using a real- time digitizing tablet for input, as contrasted to off-line handwriting, which is optical character recognition of fixed handwritten symbols from paper.

    2. Direct manipulation:

      The stylus is used to touch, press, and drag on simulated objects directly. The Wang freestyle system is one example. Freestyle worked entirely by direct manipulation, with the addition of electronic ink for adding handwritten notes.

    3. Gesture recognition

    This is technique of recognize certain particular shapes not as handwriting input, but as an indicator of a special command.

    For example, a pig-tail shape (used often as a proofreaders mark) would indicate a delete operation. Depending on the implementation, what is deleted might be the object or text where the mark was made, or the stylus can be used as a pointing mechanism to select what it is that should be deleted. With Apples Newton OS, text could be deleted by scratching in a zig – zag pattern over the text which the user desired to remove.

    Fresh systems have used digitizers which can recognize more than one stylus (usually a finger) at a time, and make use of Multi-touch gesture.

    The Pen Point OS was a special operating system which incorporated gesture recognition and handwriting input at all levels of the in service system. Prior systems which engaged gesture recognition only did so within special applications, such as CAD/CAM applications or text processing.

    Figure 1:5 Pen


    Figure 2: Block Diagram of P – ISM

    1. CPU Pen:

      The functionality of CPU is done by one of the pens. It is also calledComputing engine

      Figure 3: CPU Pen

    2. Communication pen:

      P-ISMs are connected among one another through short-range wireless technology. The whole set linked to the Internet through the cellular phone function. They are connected through Tri-wireless mode (Blue tooth,802.11B/G, and Cellular) which are made small and kept in a small pen like device.

      Figure 4:Communication Pen

    3. LED Projector :

      The role of the monitor is full by the LED projecter. LED projecters use LCD technologies for image creation with a differents as they use an group of light emit Diodes as the light source, negating the need for lamp replacement. Also it would not need for lamp alternate. Also it would not need as much energy to used and with a longerlifetime.

      Figure 5:LED Projector

    4. Virtual Keyboard:

      The virtual Laser Keyboard (VKB) is the ULTIMATE new gadget meant for PC users. The VKB emits laser on to the desk where it looks like the keyboard having QWERTY arragement of keys i.e., it uses a laser beam to generate a full-size perfectly operating laser keyboard that smoothly connects to of PC and Most of the handheld campaign (PDAs tablet PCs).

      Figure 6:Virtual Keyboard

    5. Digital camera:

      This pen is useful in video recording, video conferencing. It can also be interpret as web cam. It is also connected with other devices through Blue tooth.

      The major advantages are:

      • It is small which is easily portable.

      • It is a 360-Degree Visual Communication Device.

    Figure 7:Digital Camera on 5 Pen


    1. It is suitable to use because of its portability (small and compact).

    2. It supports wireless technologies.

    3. Excellent succession life(up to 2 weeks)


    1. It works on wireless technologies and therefore it has limits of range.

    2. It is exorbitantly expensive.

    3. One of the workings can be easily misplaced.

    4. ledge surface should be flat for finest usage


The communication devices are becoming smaller and compact. This is only an model for the start of this new technology. Due to the usage of such lesser communication devices the space can be reduced. Those strategy can be easily shifted beginningindividual place to other anywhere in the world. Hence they are portable. The pen navigation system is very demand during the market. The P-ISM is initially designed for people who want to experiencea full sized computer in a small pack up whill traveling but the extra benefits of it being lightweight and pocket sized has widened the target audience to business user and Police officers. This product will have a very competitive market as it can easily be created by different company, because the concept of this product is very easy, but that is if there is an audience worth selling it to.


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