These include Launch Line, a new way to access and launch applications in seconds; password protection to ensure that recorded audio on the smart pen remains private and secure; custom notebooks that can group and organize notes as easily as creating a playlist in iTunes; and a pencast import/export feature that lets users share pencast files locally to a desktop or server. The Echo also can display its owner’s name or other contact information on the OLED screen, making identification of the owner easy.

With the launch of Echo, Livescribe also announced the Pencast Player for iPad, iPhone, and iTouch, which lets customers access their pencasts anywhere they go.

Livescribe’s new software, coming this fall, not only will enable users to stream recorded text from the smart pen to a computer in real time; it also will let users instantly create a PDF file of the recording and save or share it via eMail with the click of a button.

All Livescribe smart pens and the Livescribe Desktop software for Macs and PCs are available in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish. In addition, Korean and Chinese languages are supported in the Windows version of the Livescribe Desktop software and all smart pens.

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