Sony Continues Evolution of Digital Paper with Enhanced Second-Generation Technology

by Sony Pro Team 05/24/2017, in Press, Sony Professional

Updates Include Easier-to-Read High-Resolution Display, Responsive Touch Panel For Precise Handwritten Note-Taking and Wireless Document Transfer


The second generation of Sony’s Digital Paper (model DPT-RP1) gives users a better document reading, annotating and note-taking experience. New updates include an easier-to-read high-resolution display, a more responsive touch panel, precise handwritten note-taking capabilities and wireless document transfer to a PC or MAC — all packaged in a sleek new device design.


“Digital Paper has proven to be a better way to read and write in a range of professional applications,” said Bob Nell, director, Digital Paper at Sony Electronics.  “Now, an array of new features and improved performance broadens its appeal and expands our potential audience beyond the professional markets that have already embraced Digital Paper. With this second generation, it truly is – paper perfected.”


Since its introduction, Digital Paper has become an indispensable document reading and note-taking tool for professors, researchers, PhDs and graduate students in varied science and technology disciplines.  It is also used extensively by legal, financial and medical professionals.


Satisfaction among owners of Sony’s Digital Paper is high, with more than 80% of users noting they would recommend Digital Paper to a colleague, according to a Sony survey. The device also consistently receives positive user ratings on many popular and commonly viewed electronics retail web sites.


Read more than ever before

Digital Paper’s higher-resolution E Ink Mobius display delivers clear sharp text. Mobius is a new display that uses flexible TFT technology better suited for large format ePaper devices, allowing designers to create a rugged, lightweight device. The glare-free, paper-like display is great for longer-term immersive reading, even in direct sunlight. Digital Paper’s 13.3 inch (1650 x 2200 dots) screen displays full-size views of 8.5-by 11-inch documents so users can avoid scrolling or zooming to read a full page.


Digital Paper’s 16GB internal memory lets users carry up to 10,000 PDF documents on the world’s thinnest (0.23 inches) and lightest (12.3 ounces) device in its class, about the weight of 60 pieces of letter-sized paper. It enables up to 3 weeks use on a single charge using rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.


The Perfect Writing Tool

Digital Paper gives users the “feel” of pen on paper through a new non-slip panel, useful when highlighting, annotating or erasing on any document. Users can rest their palm on the screen as they write — just like with paper – while taking handwritten notes and keeping digital records for future reference. Annotations and hand-written notes are automatically saved to the internal memory.

Sync and Share

The Digital Paper companion app on a PC or Mac allows two-way transfer of single or multiple files to and from Digital Paper via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or USB. It also enables auto sync and document sharing from widely used document management services such as Dropbox, Box and Google Docs. The “Print to Digital Paper” function lets users print from any Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or PDF document.  Simply select Digital Paper as the printer option and send from a Windows 10 PC or Mac to Digital Paper via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or USB.

Other new feature of Sony’s Digital Paper include:

  • Side Note function – users can page through a document on one side of the screen while taking notes on the other.
  • Parallel Reading/Review – enables display of separate documents in two-page view for easy review/comparison of multiple documents.
  • Zoom function – zoom into small text by touching or circling the desired area and annotated in zoomed area.
  • Advanced search function – for searching by Title, Text, Author and Handwritten Symbols (Star/Asterisk)
  • Advanced security – prevent unauthorized access to Digital Paper using a screen lock password and secure all content using 128-bit, AES, encryption technology
  • Marvell® 64 bits Quad-core processor – for improved page turning and document management speed
  • Marvell® MIMO Wireless Technology – transfer documents easily between PC and Digital Paper using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth wireless technology.


This product is planned to be available in June at a new suggested retail price of $699.99. For more information, visit