Fujitsu and PointGrab Expand Relationship to Include PointGrab’s New Windows
8 Hand Gesture Control Solution in Latest Line of Fujitsu Devices
PointGrab Enhances Experience with Windows 8 New User Interface and Offers
Fujitsu Customers a Touch-less Option for Controlling Multimedia,
Entertainment and Business Applications
TEL AVIV, Israel -- November 12, 2012
PointGrab Ltd. today announced that its industry-leading hand gesture
recognition software for Windows 8 is included in the latest line of Fujitsu
devices. New Fujitsu devices run on the recently unveiled Microsoft Windows 8
operating system, which offers users a sleeker, more intuitive interface and
is designed specifically for use with touch and gesture user interfaces. This
relationship continues and expands the companies’ partnership, which began
with PointGrab’s Windows 7 solution and now includes its Windows 8 software.
It also furthers PointGrab’s dominance in the hand gesture control market,
adding to the millions of devices that currently feature its solutions.
Fujitsu is among the first wave of manufacturers to incorporate PointGrab’s
Windows 8 solution into their products.
PointGrab’s Windows 8 software leverages the company’s success with its
Windows 7 product to provide natural user interface (NUI) hand gesture
functionality to customers, thus enabling an intuitive, no-touch experience
with consumer devices. Now, options such as multimedia control, entertainment
and business program navigation, and other applications are easily conducted
without ever physically touching the product. PointGrab accomplishes all of
this by simply using a device’s standard, internal 2-D camera.
“We’re excited to grow our partnership with Fujitsu, a company we deeply
respect, to bring our very latest solution to market on their impressive new
line of devices that feature Microsoft’s Windows 8,” said PointGrab CEO, Haim
Perski. “Microsoft’s most recent operating system is true step forward in
making technology more intuitive and streamlined, and PointGrab software has
been engineered to make the most of that.”
With its solutions already featured on several millions of products around the
world, PointGrab has the industry’s widest assortment of gestures for 2-D
cameras, using both one and two hands. Gestures can be incorporated directly
from the PointGrab library or customized to clients’ specifications. PointGrab
software is available for devices running either Intel or ARM-based
“Fujitsu’s latest devices add new levels of mobility and enjoyment to the
lives of our users, and PointGrab’s hands-free solution is a key offering in
this line of products,” said Hisamichi Higuchi, General Manager of Advanced
Technology Division, Fujitsu Ltd. “We pride ourselves in offering customers
cutting-edge equipment that features groundbreaking technology. Using
PointGrab to navigate Windows 8’s user interface is one of the most seamless
user experiences available today.”
Fujitsu devices are currently on sale in Japan in wide range of retail stores
and online at www.shopfujitsu.com. More information about PointGrab can be
found at, www.pointgrab.com.
PointGrab Ltd. is a leading provider of advanced hand gesture recognition
software. PointGrab’s user-friendly solutions include next generation
technology for hand gesture recognition; enabling TVs, PCs, Tablets,
Smartphones, All-in-One devices, and more to be operated by a natural user
interface (NUI) using hand movements only. Utilizing a standard 2D camera,
PointGrab’s software can accurately and reliably track human hands
individually and also together, detecting both hands separately within the
same frame. PointGrab’s flexible technology is designed for rapid integration
into existing products as a software-only solution.
PointGrab‘s market-leading solutions are commercially available since 2010 and
are currently in use with many of the world’s top OEMs, brands and developers,
such as Fujitsu, Acer, Intel, Haier and others. PointGrab is responsible for
bringing hand gestures to millions of devices around the world, a market share
of over 90%.
Founded in 2008, PointGrab is a privately owned company, headquartered in Tel
Aviv, with representatives in countries across the globe. For more
information, please visit www.pointgrab.com.
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