New Line of Acer All-in-One Devices Among the First Products to Feature
PointGrab’s Windows 8 Hand Gesture Control Solution
Using Latest PointGrab Hand Gesture Control Software, New Acer All-in-Ones
Bring Hands-free Functionality to Customers Around the World
TEL AVIV, Israel -- November 13, 2012
PointGrab Ltd. today announced that its industry-leading hand gesture
recognition software for Windows 8 is incorporated in the latest line of Acer
All-in-One devices, currently on shelves at retailers around the world. This
marks PointGrab’s consumer-level entry into several key global markets,
including North America, and the company’s continued dominance of the hand
gesture recognition industry. New Acer devices feature the recently unveiled
Microsoft Windows 8 operating system, which offers users a new user interface
that is more streamlined, having been uniquely architected for use with touch
and gestures. Acer is one of the first brands to include PointGrab’s Windows 8
solution into their products.
Expanding on the momentum of its Windows 7 product, PointGrab’s solution for
Windows 8 provides natural user interface (NUI) hand gesture functionality to
customers, enabling an intuitive, touch-less experience with technology. Using
a standard, internal 2-D camera, Acer customers will now be able to navigate
through features, control multimedia, and command entertainment and business
applications without needing to actually touch the notebook. Acer joins
Fujitsu, Intel and several other top consumer electronic companies that use
PointGrab hand gesture recognition software with their PC and TV products.
“Introducing PointGrab’s hand gesture control software on Acer devices,
signifies the beginning of a strategic partnership between our companies
designed to directly benefit Acer customers across the globe,” said PointGrab
CEO, Haim Perski. “By including our Windows 8 solution in their new line of
All-in-Ones, Acer devices are now able to offer users the luxury of touch-less
technology interaction – a far more intuitive experience.”
With its solutions featured on several million products around the world,
PointGrab maintains the industry’s widest range of gestures that can be used
with 2-D cameras. Gestures can be incorporated from the PointGrab library or
tailored to meet the custom needs of clients. PointGrab software is available
for products running either Intel or ARM-based processors.
“Acer’s long-term mission is to break the barriers between people and
technology,” said David Liu, associate vice president of stationary computing
products at Acer. “PointGrab’s latest solution helps us to continue realizing
that mission by making hand gestures easy and intuitive – ultimately to become
second nature for our customers.”
Acer All-In-One devices are on sale in North America, Europe and Asia through
a large assortment of retail stores and online at www.acer.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 Acer, Fujitsu, Haier, Intel 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.
Assaf Gad +972-9-7887600
Fusion for PointGrab
Annie Pham, +1-310-481-1431 x17
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