Vision Objects, a company that provides handwriting recognition and digital ink technologies for various platforms, today announced a deal with Samsung to develop apps for the Galaxy Note line of devices. According to the company’s press release (below), Samsung has already integrated the technology into the input panel and S Note personal note-taker app in the Galaxy Note, Note II, and Note 10.1.

“Our partnership with Samsung is a great step forward in showing the industry that smartphones and tablets can be used for content creation and not solely for media consumption,” said Stefan Knerr, Founder and CEO of Vision Objects. “The tablet market is driven by mobility needs – but until now tablets have been used to access information, not create it. With our handwriting recognition and the S Pen, people can now expect a lot more from their device for uses such as note taking in meetings and lectures, writing messages, ideation and brainstorming, data capture in enterprises, document annotation, easily entering mathematical expressions, educational games and more.”

The company makes a number of apps for the desktop, Android, and iOS, but today it is updating its MyScript Notes Mobile iOS app with functionality similar to the smart note taking on Galaxy Note. The full press release from Vision Objects is below:

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Vision Objects Announces Technical Collaboration with Samsung to Enhance GALAXY Note Devices with Handwriting Recognition

October 11, 2012 – Foster City, CA (Vision Objects Worldwide User Conference) – Vision Objects (Nantes, France), the worldwide leader in digital writing solutions and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the companies are cooperating on the development of handwriting recognition applications for Samsung’s GALAXY Note devices. Samsung’s first integration of MyScript® is in the handwriting input panel as well as the S Note personal note taker applications, both available on the GALAXY Note, GALAXY Note II and the GALAXY Note 10.1.

Vision Objects MyScript technology has been adopted by more than 30 million users worldwide and supports 32 European, North American and Asian languages (52 by end of 2012). Beyond just handwriting recognition, MyScript also makes handwritten text searchable and enables fast and accurate recognition of shapes as well as mathematical formulas to offer a comprehensive solution for digital ink processing. “Our partnership with Samsung is a great step forward in showing the industry that smartphones and tablets can be used for content creation and not solely for media consumption,” said Stefan Knerr, Founder and CEO of Vision Objects. “The tablet market is driven by mobility needs – but until now tablets have been used to access information, not create it. With our handwriting recognition and the S Pen, people can now expect a lot more from their device for uses such as note taking in meetings and lectures, writing messages, ideation and brainstorming, data capture in enterprises, document annotation, easily entering mathematical expressions, educational games and more.”  About Vision Objects Vision Objects is the acknowledged market leader in accurate, high-performance handwriting recognition and digital ink management technology. Vision Objects MyScript® provides optimum and sustainable results with any digital writing device; it combines digital ink management with easy searching of handwritten text, as well as the accurate recognition of complex mathematical equations and geometric shapes. Vision Objects solutions are available on all leading desktop and mobile operating systems: Microsoft® Windows®, Apple® Mac® OS, Linux®, iOS® and Android®. Support for more than 30 languages – including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic and Hebrew – enables Vision Objects to support worldwide customers from its headquarters in Nantes, France as well as offices in Paris, San Francisco, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

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