Interwrite Pad

The Interwrite Pad is a portable wireless system composed of an electronic pen and digitizer.  The Pad incorporated embedded systems utilizing low power microprocessors and PICs for reliable battery powered operation.  The Interwrite Software, later branded as Intewrite Workspace, was the software application that provided the control and annotation functionality for the Pad.  The Interwrite (Workspace) Software was translated into 43 languages and offered on Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.

First introduced in 2001 as the Interwrite MeetingPad, the system was initially offered in 916MHz and 433MHz frequencies for the US and International markets.  The initial focus was on the corporate meeting market.  First versions of the product used a battery powered pen or a tethered pen power cord option.

The Interwrite SchoolPad was introduced in 2002 and both the MeetingPad and SchoolPad were migrated to the Bluetooth 2.4GHz standard.  The SchoolPad was targeted to the education market and quickly gained market acceptance because of the freedom of movement it provided to teachers.  They could now move easily around the room and control the computer and presentation from anywhere in the room.

The SchoolPad 400 version, introduced circa 2004, reduced the footprint and weight and incorporated a rechareable pen option integrated into the unit.

 The SchoolPad and MeetingPad product names were retired in 2006 with the introduction of the Interwrite Pad, which was sold and marketed to both the education and corporate markets.

The Interwrite Mobi product line, introduced in 2009, essentially replaced the Interwrite Pad product line.  The Mobi utilzed a more stylized approach, incorporated an LCD and moved away from Bluetooth to a proprietary 2.4GHz RF protocol to improve ease of use.  The Mobi pen was changed to improve the charging contacts and to be completely captured within an internal storage location of the Mobi.

A charging and security station called the Mobi Dock was also developed that allowed up to three Mobis to be charged.  A locking mechanism allowed them to be secured within the charging dock.