Pen Pc or more specifically Pen-style Personal Networking Gadget Package (P-ISM) is a new technology which is under developing stage by NEC Corporation. It is a new concept in personal computing – a pen-shaped miniaturized PC that users operate via a virtual monitor and keyboard that the device projects onto any available flat surface. Simply saying they are “pc’s in the form of pens”.

P-ISM consist of five components namely Communication pen, CPU pen, Display, Virtual keyboard and Camera. It also contains battery charger and storage unit.
CPU pen
The functionality of the CPU is done by one of the pen. It is also known as computing engine.

Communication pen
P-ISMs are connected with one another through short-range wireless technology. The whole set is also connected to the Internet through the cellular phone function. They are connected through Tri-wireless modes (Blue tooth, 802.11B/G, and Cellular) which are made small and kept in a small pen like device called communication pen.

LED Projector
The role of monitor is taken by LED Projector which projects on the screen. The size of the projector is of A4 size. It has the approximate resolution capacity of 1024 X 768. Thus it is gives more clarity and good picture.

Virtual keyboard
 The Virtual Keyboard emits laser on to the desk where it looks like the keyboard having QWERTY arrangement of keys i.e., it uses a laser beam to generate a full-size perfectly operating laser keyboard that smoothly connects to of PC and Most of the handheld devices .it analyses the data we are typing by the co ordinates of the location. It can be customised to any size configured with additional keys with virtual touch pad.

Digital camera
P-ISM’s had digital camera in the shape of pen .It is useful in video recording, video conferencing, simply it is called as web cam. It is also connected with other devices through Blue tooth. The major advantage it is small which is easily portable. It is a 360-Degree Visual Communication Device.

Battery and Storage
The most important part in the portable type of computer is its battery. Usually batteries must be small in size and work for longer time. It comes with a battery life of 6+. For normal use it can be used for 2 weeks. It has the ability to store terabytes of data far exceeding the capacities of today’s hard disks.

Data security
E finger printing allows only the owner to activate the pen pc thereby ensuring complete security of user data.

Pen pc’s will be an ultimate portable computer and let’s wait for future where pen pc’s will be replacing our desktop pc’s.

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