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International Awards Salute Design and Business Value of WorldCard Ultra

FREMONT, Calif.—(U.S. ASIAN WIRE)— Form follows function in good design and for PenPower Technology Ltd., developer of the WorldCard Ultra business card scanner, four awards of international stature followed good design this year.  Product functionality and innovation were recognized by international design juries in Europe and Asia.
The palm-sized WorldCard Ultra card scanner earned an iF product design award in March 2008 from International Forum Design GmbH, Germany, an honor quickly followed by a  red dot product design award  from Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany, in April 2008. In Asia, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council and Taipei Computer Association bestowed the COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2008 Best Choice Award on Penpower’s product in June. Finally, WorldCard Ultra merited a 2008 Good Design Award in October from the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization. 

Developed in collaboration with Taiwan's top industrial design firm DEM Inc., Penpower took the Postbox concept in ergonomics to a new level. With a dustcover that doubles as an anti-slip mat, LED indicators and fully-automatic button-less operation, WorldCard Ultra offers users a more convenient solution easily operated with just one hand. The award-winning business card scanner also offers 3-second file creation, intuitive business card management, and integration with mobile business applications.

Efficient management of contact data is supported by WorldCard’s automatic recognition capabilities that allow synchronization, import, and export of information for Outlook/Outlook Express, Lotus Notes, Palm, and other applications. Contact information is scanned directly into these applications. The versatility of WorldCard software is further demonstrated in its capacity to recognize 19 languages, and Unicode design makes it possible to display various languages at the same time.
On-the-go professionals find it a great companion to bring along on business trips to file contact info into a database before returning to the office. Unlike other card scanners on the market Mac users can rely on WorldCard Ultra to scan, recognize, and save contact information directly into Mac Address Book. Externally, WorldCard Ultra offers both aesthetics and ingenuity.

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About PenPower Technology
PenPower Technology is a world leader and pioneer in providing integrated solutions for Intelligent Human Computer Interface Technologies. The company is now developing integrated human machine interface solutions based on "TTS, OCR, Speech, Handwriting and Biometrics" and was publicly listed on December 23, 2002. Founded in 1997, PenPower has focused on developing business productivity software, Asian language-based software, and mobile electronics. Through a human-centric philosophy and continued innovations in multi-processor, multi-platform and multi-language recognition systems, PenPower is the leading provider of information technology, innovations, solutions and professional service dedicated to realizing perfect communications between man and technology.