REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 13 Communication
Intelligence Corporation, the leader in electronic signature,
biometric verification and natural input solutions and PalmSource
Inc., the Palm OS subsidiary of Palm Inc. and provider of the
world's most popular operating system for handhelds and smart
phones, announced today a licensing agreement for CIC's Jot handwriting
Under this agreement, "Graffiti 2 powered by Jot,"
will be embedded by PalmSource in current versions of its Palm
OS platform provided to licensees of its operating system. The
new Graffiti 2 handwriting software supports an intuitive, more
natural form of input, minimizing learning time for new users
and easing the transition for experienced users.
"Jot has established the kind of broad based consumer acceptance
in the Palm community that made it a natural choice for us,"
said David Nagel, president and chief executive officer of PalmSource.
"Graffiti 2 is a superior handwriting recognition system
that will enhance the ease of use that Palm OS is known for. We
expect this technology to appeal to a wide range of users who
will be able to easily take notes and write memos on their Palm
Jot is a character-based recognizer that was developed by CIC
after years of research in the field of pattern recognition. The
product is ideally suited for portable computing because it offers
a fast and highly accurate means of entering text on small devices.
Jot recognizes both English and Roman-based European characters
in a very natural way supporting broader market appeal for these
"We are extremely pleased that PalmSource, the leading supplier
of operating systems for handheld devices and smart phones, chose
Jot to enhance its competitive edge," stated Guido DiGregorio,
CIC's chairman and chief executive officer. "Based upon the
experience we gained over the past several years by providing
Jot directly to the Palm OS developer and end user community we
believe that Graffiti 2 powered by Jot will provide Palm OS users
the most natural and intuitive experience possible. Now that we
have established a more strategic relationship with PalmSource,
we are optimistic about the additional potential associated with
our wide range of natural input and electronic signature products
that are currently available for Palm users."
In addition to Jot, CIC's broad range of product offerings that
support Palm Powered devices include: WordComplete -text entry
utility, QuickNotes -- electronic note-taking solution, InkSnap
-- dynamic ink scaling for handwritten notes on small form factor
devices, Sign-On -- the first security utility for Palm Powered
devices that utilizes biometric signature verification to help
protect the user's data from tampering and theft, and InkTools
for Palm OS, a software development kit (SDK) that enables the
implementation of biometric signatures for electronic workflow,
security and e-Sign compliant applications. For more detail information
please visit CIC's website at www.cic.com.
Communication Intelligence Corporation is the leading supplier
of electronic signature, biometric security and natural input
solutions focused on emerging, fast growth, applications including
paperless workflow, smart wireless devices and e-Commerce enabling
the world with "The Power to Sign Online." The Company's
core software technologies include multilingual handwriting recognition
systems, biometric signature verification, natural messaging,
and operating system extensions that enable pen input. CIC's products
are designed to increase the ease of use, functionality, and security
of electronic devices and e-business processes. CIC sells directly
to OEMs and Enterprises and has products available through major
retail outlets such as, CompUSA, Staples, OfficeMax, Office Depot,
key integration partners or direct via our website. Industry leaders
such as Ericsson, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Handspring, Palm Inc., Siebel
Systems, Electronic Data Systems (EDS), IBM, Charles Schwab and
Prudential have licensed the company's technology. CIC is headquartered
in Redwood Shores, California and has a joint venture, CICC, in
Nanjing, China. For more information, please visit website http://www.cic.com/
PalmSource is the company behind Palm OS, the world's most popular
operating system for handhelds and smart phones. Licensed by industry
leaders -- including Acer, AlphaSmart, ARM, ATI, Fossil, Garmin,
GSL, Handera, Handspring, HuneTec, Intel, Kyocera, Legend, MediaQ,
Motorola, Palm, Samsung, Sony, Symbol, Texas Instruments -- Palm
OS has been shipped on more than 25 million handhelds and smart
phones, and given rise to a huge community of users, enterprises,
developers and manufacturers, who together make up the Palm Economy.
PalmSource's new headquarters are located at 1240 Crossman Ave.
in Sunnyvale, Calif. PalmSource is a subsidiary of Palm, Inc.
(PALM). More information about PalmSource, Inc., is available
Information about Palm, Inc. is available at www.palm.com/aboutpalm.