Unimpressed With the iPad? Upgrade An Existing Mac into a Touch-Screen With Tablet Functionality, At a Fraction of the Cost

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As seen at the 2010 CES Show in Las Vegas, the Duo Digital Pen Tablet simply plugs into a USB port and sits atop or on the side of an LCD monitor. With use of infrared and sonic wave technology, Duo enables touch-screen functionality on a Mac® or PC without the need for a writing pad or screen overlay. Easily navigate, draw, type, or write almost anywhere, including, Mac® INK ®, Photoshop®, Microsoft Office®, the user's desktop, or any annotative application.

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Precise touch-screen functionality on your existing Mac (OS X 10.6 and higher)

Businesses can digitally sign contracts and mark up documents to alleviate paper storage and waste.

Duo, from KCI Communications, Inc., incorporates next generation technology to convert almost any laptop, Mac ® or PC LCD, 17" and under, into a touch screen. Using patented technology combining Ultrasonic waves and infrared rays, the Duo instantly turns an ordinary laptop into a tablet without losing any functionality. At Duo's Website you will be able to view a video demonstration, download literature, view images, and securely purchase online.

Duo interfaces with Windows Vista® and Windows 7® tablet software, as well as INK ® for Mac. This enables the user to either capture characters in their own handwriting or automatically turn them to text (ASCII) characters for clear, easy reading. Duo also integrates with Microsoft Office®, Adobe® Creative Suite®, Mac® INK ® , and more to allow writing, such as signatures, directly on the document. Teachers can use Duo to mark and grade digital papers digitally, eliminating paper waste. Businesses can digitally sign contracts and mark up documents to save time and alleviate paper storage and waste. The easy USB interface and magnetic mount option allows even the most novice user to install the system in minutes.

Using the Duo Board PC software and OmniDazzle for Mac®, users are able to write and draw directly on the desktop, internet browser, or any image on display. Duo allows users to capture all or part of their notes and drawings as a JPEG file, leaving the original document or desktop free from markings when they are finished.

An interchangeable tip allows Duo users to insert a ballpoint pen tip for taking notes directly on paper and having a digital copy appear on the screen Whether on paper or directly on your computer, the Duo is a handy tool for students, artists, or business professionals who need to share copies of notes, drawings, documents, and more.

With the changing climate of decreased business travel, net meetings are on the rise and productive on-site customer visits are a must. Duo takes efficiency to the next level by keeping notes, opportunities, customer specs and other key information from the meetings documented and accessible. Duo's incorporation of next-generation technology into a practical and affordable solution is what sets it apart from other tablet devices. Duo's ability to integrate with existing programs and platforms with ensure the user will get their money's worth. Visit http://www.converttotouch.com for purchase, KCI will be introducing the Duo for Mac at a limited-time price of $129.95 with free shipping in the U.S. (MSRP: $169.99).

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