The C-Pen 3.5 Bluetooth is the latest in the line of C-pen's world famous handheld scanners. It features a Bluetooth Dongle which allows the pen to wirelessly connect to your PC. In stock now!
OCR - Easy and Convenient
C-Pen 3.5 you can scan and OCR (character recognition) printed text
into your computer. A brief sweep with your C-Pen and the text
instantly appears in any open application on your computer. Easy to
use with e.g. translation software, text-to-speech applications,
internet banking, etc. These applications are NOT included in this
package but check here for available solutions.
Wireless and Mobile
Independent of location; in office, at home, at the library, or
travelling, the wireless design ensures maximum flexibility of use.
A Bluetooth transceiver is included in the package.
C-Pen 3.5 with its ergonomic design fits perfectly in your hand and
is designed for both left and right-hand use without any change of
C-Pen Core Software
C-Pen 3.5 is shipped with C-Pen Core Software for Windows. C-Pen
Core is designed to seamlessly fit with multiple applications. C-Pen
Core is hence the main software and includes the Optical Character
Recognition that turns the scanned printed text into computer
editable text. It also features the text-to-cursor function that
automatically insert the scanned text into the application of your
choice, wherever the text cursor is positioned.
If you want to scan text into your own favourite software, just
start that application (e.g. Word, Notepad, Excel, etc.), place the
cursor where you want the text to appear, and scan with the C-Pen.
The C-Pen Core Software allows you to define multiple scan and OCR
settings and save these as Scan Profiles. If you like to change from
scanning text in English to scanning numbers only - you simply
select appropriate Scan Profile.
C-Pad" is a control pad for the C-Pen Core software. With C-Pad you
can easily enter special characters and commands without releasing
C-Pen from your hand. The C-Pad is provided as a pdf and is easily
printed on a regular printer. More details.
C-Pen 3.5 package contents
Installation CD (includes C-Pen Core
software, C-Pad" in pdf format)
Cradle and USB cable
Quick start guide
Free language dictionary
How to Read with Your C-Pen 3.5
1.Open a new or existing document (in any piece of text editable
software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Notepad, etc) that you want
to insert the scanned text into.
2. In this document, place the
cursor at the position where the scanned text is to be inserted.
the book/paper that is to be scanned, place the tip of C-Pen 3.5
before the first character you want to read. The two supporting legs
should be positioned so that the centre of the text line is in the
centre of the opening. The leg with the trigger should be below the
text line and the other leg above the text line. The C-Pen will
start to read the text when the automatic trigger is pressed onto
the surface and will continue to read until the automatic trigger is
4.Move C-Pen over the line of text. You can move C-Pen either
left-to- right or right-to-left over the text.
5.Lift C-Pen after the last character you want to read. C-Pen stops
reading when the automatic trigger is released and the text will
come up almost immediately in the document on your PC.
6.Continue in the same way for the next line.
Size 131 x 19 x 31 mm
Weight 35 g (with 1.8m USB-cable
Built-in Lithium-Ion Polymer rechargeable batte and
sensor CMOS area sensor
Image resolution 330DPI
Scan image area 10 x 6 (mm)
Illumination Built-in white LED
Scan Font size 5-22 pts
Scan speed 15 cm/s
Connectivity USB USB1.1 / USB2.0
System requirement: Windows / PC
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista (32/64 bit), Windows 7 (32/64 bit) or MacNew!
Pentium 200MHz 64MB RAM
200MB free hard disk space CD-ROM
USB port (USB1.1 or higher)
34 Main Languages featuring dictionary
support and spelling check system: Armenian (Eastern, Western,
Grabar), Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch (The
Netherlands and Belgium), English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German
(new and old spelling), Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian,
Lithuanian, Norwegian (Nynorsk and Bokmal), Polish, Portuguese
(Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish,
Tatar, Turkish and Ukrainian.
1D barcodes: Check Code 39, Check
Interleaved 25, Code 128, Code 39, EAN 13, EAN 8, Interleaved 25,
CODABAR (without checksum), UCC Code 128, Cde 2 of 5 (Industrial,
IATA, Matrix), Code 93, UPC-A, UPC-E and Postnet. Bank fonts: OCR-A,
OCR-B and MICR (E13B) Digits and separators
With the C-Pen MAC (Beta) software you can use your C-Pen 20, C-Pen
3.0, C-Pen 3.5 or Ectaco/C-Pen on your MAC computer to scan printed
text, do OCR, and get the text inserted at the position of your
cursor in about any text enabled application.
Version information: CPenCore_1.2B1
Release date: 2011-01-12
New: Bluetooth support, allowing wireless connection for C-Pen 3.5
Click here for a Quick User Guide (which includes installation
instructions) for a MAC:
Click here for MAC User Guide
This guide contains important information on how to install, connect
and use the C-Pen.
System requirements (for MAC)
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
and 10.6 Snow Leopard on PPC G3/G4/G5 and Intel
C-Pen compatibility (MAC)
C-Pen 3.0, C-Pen 3.5, C-Pen 20 and Ectaco/C-Pen.
How Do I Use the C-Pen 3.5 with your MAC?
When using the C-Pen 3.5 on a MAC the scanned text will be inserted
at the cursor position. This means that you can scan text into any
This is an example on how to scan text into Text Edit:
First check that the C-Pen is connected.
Place the cursor in TextEdit where you want the text to
appear. NB. Do NOT click anywhere else as this will move the
cursor and make your program window "passive".
Place the tip of the C-Pen a few millimetres before the
first character of the text. Press the C-Pen gently towards the
paper and start moving it along the text line (like you would a
highlighter pen). Try to keep a steady line! Lift the C-Pen from
the paper when you have scanned the last character of the line.
The text you just scanned will instantly appear on your MAC
screen in TextEdit.
NB. The text is fully editable, e.g. you can
change font type and size in MS Word to customise the text. Note
that there is a small automatic trigger button at the tip of the
C-Pen. This button activates the scanning when the C-Pen is pressed
against the paper. It is important that it is pressed in during the
complete scan. The automatic trigger is shown in the picture to the