Beautifully engraved certificate from the Franklin Computer Corporation
in 1992-1993. This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company and has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of the company's name. This item has the printed signatures of the company’s president.
From the moment Franklin introduced the world's first handheld eBook in 1986, the Company has been exploiting the potential of eBooks to create a fundamentally new way of reading. Franklin is making eBook content and its technology available for any handheld device with the Franklin Reader.
Franklin is unique in the eBook business in that not only does the Company possess years of expertise in search and data compression but also designs its own operating system (OS) and microprocessors (CPU). The CPU is designed specifically for Franklin's products. Essentially no other chips are required other than memory and LCD drivers. Expensive external IC's such as DSP chips to decode audio or USB chips for communication are not needed. Franklin accomplishes this in its single integrated 32 Bit RISC CPU and through its software.
In addition to producing handheld eBooks and downloadable eBook content, Franklin is also the exclusive worldwide producer and distributor of the ROLODEX® Electronics brand of personal organizers. We market personal information management products under the ROLODEX® Electronics brand name at a range of popular price points for wide distribution.
Based in Burlington, New Jersey, the Company was established in 1981. Franklin has sold more than 23,000,000 eBooks through 45,000 retail outlets worldwide, as well as online through its web site, and through its direct marketing operation. Franklin maintains sales and distribution subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Benelux countries, Canada, Australia, and Mexico. The Company has production management offices in Tokyo and Hong Kong. In addition, Franklin's OEM/Vertical Market division serves the medical and educational communities and develops custom products for publishers and other information providers.
Franklin's wholly-owned subsidiary Proximity Technology, Inc. is a provider of high-quality linguistic products for OEM clients internationally for both embedded and web-based applications. Proximity spell correction and linguistic technologies are available for 20 languages and are used by industry leaders such as Adobe Systems, Ask Jeeves, Macromedia, Mattel, Merriam-Webster, and Unisys.