From paper to smartphone, move any letter, drawing, or shape. The launching of NeoLAB Convergence’s ‘Neo1’ smartpen.

May 21, 2013

Seoul-May 21, 2013-NeoLAB Convergence Inc.(, a company that develops educational contents using .Code®, is releasing their new ‘Neo1’ smartpen at Korea’s largest IT show WIS(World IT Show).

Over the course of years NeoLAB Convergence has been developing digilog products, ICT Edu Toys and Touch&Play™ products that can playback sound or videos via .Code® technology, with various educational and publishing companies

*.Code® is patented technology that utilizes paper with small dots barely visible to the human eye which represents coordinates on the paper and using a pen-type device to recognize the code to link it to multimedia and databases. Comparable technologies such as barcodes or QR-codes share similar principles.

The ‘Neo1’ smartpen is an enhanced form of .Code® technology, which transcribes anything written on paper via wireless technology online. It is composed of a pen, note, and application and enables users to view contents written on notes on their smart devices.

Users can easily share any contents written on .Code® embedded paper on SNS such as Facebook and Twitter via Bluetooth technology. Also the contents can be shared via email by a simple check on the email icon on the note. Additionally the .Code® can be manufactured into a film-type product that will allow usage of the smartpen on any digital device.

The ‘Neo1’ smartpen has been developed to connect natural human habits of writing, reading and consulting their writings that have been hindered by the sudden emergence of digital devices. The long term goals of the technology is to widen the opportunity for children to expand their creativity and imagination as a solution to digital text books while maintaining the hands on experience of traditional study methods.

Along with the release of the ‘Neo1’ smartpen, .Code® embedded notes with famous Korean webtoon characters such as ‘Snowcat’ designs will also make itself known.

Detailed information about the ‘Neo1’ smartpen can be obtained during the ‘NeoLAB Convergence New Technology Press Conference’ at WIS(May 23, Thurs. 15:00~15:20 Coex 3f. Hall E).

NeoLAB Convergence Inc. is a company established by CEO Sanggyu Lee, also co-founder of Korea’s leading venture company ‘Neowiz,’ in Februaray 2009, and is a ‘Total Serviceware’ company that provides core modules, device, solutions, designs and customer service.

Exhibition Details  Fair Dates: May 21-24 (TUE-FRI) 10:00– 17:00  Venue: COEX, Samsung-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul  Booth location: Hall A K115