|Palo Alto, California, September 2002 -- Sensiva,
Inc. has announced the introduction of the Pocket PC version
of its award-winning software Symbol Commander. Like its Windows
version counterpart already used by over 2 million people
worldwide and integrated in PC products made by leading companies,
the software transforms the computing experience. Symbol Commander
allows users to command and control their device faster and
more easily just by making gestures on the screen with the
pen. They draw a "W" to launch their word processor,
an "e" to check their email, simple lines to copy/paste,
etc. Sensiva's patented technology recognizes the user's handwriting
with unparalleled performance and tolerance, without any training,
and executes commands accordingly and instantly. It runs on
top of existing applications and works universally with all
"While PDAs feature always more power, memory, connectivity,
and functionality, the screen size is still a major limitation,
hence the need for an interface that doesn't take any space on
the screen." said David Dupouy, Sensiva, Inc.'s CEO. "Symbol
Commander takes zero real estate on the screen. Holding a side
button of the Pocket PC, users draw a symbol of any size on the
screen with the pen, and the symbol disappears when the command
is executed." Symbol Commander makes it fast, easy, and it
doesn't take any precious screen space.
With Symbol Commander, users stay focused on what they do, such
as editing a document, without wandering across menus, sub-menus,
and complicated commands. It greatly increases productivity and
ease of use.
"Symbol Commander is a time-saver that can be used immediately
with no training. If you know how to write, you know how to use
your Pocket PC". said David Dupouy.
With a simple gesture, users can launch an application
or open a document, go to a web page, insert text, perform common
actions such as copy/paste and back/forward in the browser, and
more. They can customize the software at will: change symbols
and actions, easily and in seconds.
"This is a major milestone in Sensiva's history. With over
2 million users worldwide of the Windows version of Symbol Commander,
it is now available on pen devices, where it unleashes its full
potential". David Dupouy said. "You can count on finding
Sensiva's gesture technology in an increasing number of pen-based
devices in the future."
Symbol Commander is indeed available for Windows as well, working
the same as the Pocket PC version. The same symbols execute the
same commands, thus unifying different platforms. "The core
vision of Sensiva has been to simplify and unify inconsistent
systems and devices. Today, people can use their Pocket PC the
same way they use their PC, reducing overall training costs, and
increasing productivity across different devices."
Pricing and Availability
Symbol Commander for Pocket PC is available on Sensiva's website
at a price of US$39.95. A free, time-limited, full-featured trial
version is also available for download at www.sensiva.com.