Orion India launches handwritten data capture device LICR

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Kochi: Orion India Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Orion System Integrators Inc., New Jersey with offices in Kochi, Mumbai and Hyderabad, has come out with a ground-breaking, out-of-box technology solution involving a re-purposed digital pen and a tablet device that digitizes handwritten data. The device set is called ‘Orion LICR’.

The digital pen captures handwritten data on the fly and transfers it wirelessly to the accompanying tablet, from which it can be instantly transferred to an organization’s centralized servers.

Briefing the media, Narendra Kumar, Director, India Operations, Orion said, “By eliminating manual data entry, the solution promises to expedite the digitization process, while minimizing the possibility for human error. The solution can be used in any scenario where handwritten data has to be digitized.

LICRThe device set will be of immense use to universities and school boards that now manually feed marks into the computer or scan hundreds of thousands of answer sheets. This has been causing undue delay in the publication of results, adversely impacting the students.

LICR can be used to capture handwritten marks off the top sheet of answer booklets in real-time, and to transfer the data to the University’s or Board’s central servers via the accompanying tablet. The tablet also handles application of question paper rubrics and totalling of marks.

“A major advantage of the device is that it can be used by multiple users in an evaluation camp. This will minimize the cost involved. The device can also capture the date and time of evaluation. No residual data is left on the tablet or the pen after submission”, Narendra added.

This innovation has several advantages over solutions currently available in the market. The LICR solution looks more practical and more promising, given the fact that evaluators can continue with the traditional pen and paper method of evaluation that they are used to, and no learning curve is involved.

The patent pending product won the National Award for Innovation in the Testing and Assessment Tools category for the year 2014 at the prestigious e-India Innovation Awards function held at Kovalam.

Govinda Rajulu, Chief Systems Architect and Nagaraj Iyer, Delivery Head, Kochi, were also present during the interaction. The Kochi office is located at the Lulu Cyber Tower in Infopark, Kochi.

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