Digital Writing Gains Acceptance with Global Adoption of Anoto Live™
Technology Reaching 9 Million
Wide-ranging applications include fighting wildfires, helping the United
Nations manage hunger in Africa and recording route plans on top of Mount
WESTBOROUGH, Mass., April 29, 2013
WESTBOROUGH, Mass., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Anoto, the world leader in
digital writing technology, today announced that 9 million devices using Anoto
technology have been shipped worldwide. This milestone confirms that Anoto
Live™ technology is gaining momentum as a flexible and easy-to-use solution
across an unlimited amount of applications for a multitude of different
Anoto's digital pen and paper technology is widely used in the healthcare
industry and is popular across field service, public safety, and oil and gas
applications. The flexibility of the technology has also resulted in countless
unique applications that are surfacing around the world including:
oGood luck messages for Team GB at the 2012 London Olympics – At the
Bleinheim triathlon event, spectators could send messages to Team GB
Olympic athletes via a digital writing wall. Anoto's digital pen
technology was used to write more than 1,700 good luck messages that were
instantaneously displayed on the Internet.
oThe Dakar Rally in the Sahara Desert – One of the world's toughest
endurance races for cars and motorbikes, Anoto provided a way to
communicate mechanical information via Bluetooth transmission, all while
under extreme temperature conditions.
oInteractive Learning for Students in South Korea – Tstudy uses Anoto
technology to create an interactive and participatory classroom
environment through the use of digital pens, an interactive whiteboard and
its 'Symphony' software. It also offers a web-based distance learning
platform where teachers and students interact real-time by video, audio,
chat as well as through visual writing using a digital pen as an input
oThe Royal Lahaina Resort in Maui, Hawaii – Check-in procedures have been
modernized with the digital pen so that guests can be checked-in from
locations off-site, such as the airport or golf course.
oLeapfrog Tag Reading System for Children – The technology enables books to
be interactive and include songs and other sound effects, making the
reading experience and learning process stimulating and fun.
oMount Everest – The Anoto digital pen was used to record, report and save
route plans and sketches during a climb to the world's highest peak by
renowned adventurer Johan Ernst Nilson. Nilson went on to climb Aconcagua
in Argentina, also using Anoto technology to communicate with his
colleagues along the way.
oLife Insurance in Japan – Digital pens are used all over Japan for onsite
visits to customers interested in purchasing life insurance. Once a
customer decides to apply for life insurance, he/she fills in the form
with the digital pen. The data is sent to the head office, speeding up the
oSelling Champagne in France – Anoto provides the ability to take orders in
remote rural locations that are unfriendly to other technologies.
oUnited Nations Nutrition Surveys in Africa – Data capture and analysis has
improved from three weeks to five days thanks to Anoto technology.
oSanta Barbara California Fire Department –The speed of data collection has
increased and improvements have been made in the efficiency of data
sharing amid the extreme conditions that occur during wildfire responses.
oRe-Writing History with the People's Bible – To mark the 400^th
anniversary of the King James Bible, hundreds of thousands of people
across the UK, including the Prince of Wales, used Anoto Digital Pen
technology to write their own handwritten verses of the Bible, creating
"The People's Bible," a handwritten, online digital version of the King
oPens that Listen as well as Write – Livescribe™ Smartpens link audio to
handwritten words. Just tap the pen on a sentence or word, and the pen
plays back what was said at that precise point.
oTraumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Assessments for Wounded Warriors - TBI's are
a serious consequence for soldiers in combat zones. A TBI is tested by
instructing the solider to draw certain shapes on paper, and the speed and
accuracy of those drawings can indicate whether a TBI is present. Using
Anoto digital pen technology to conduct such tests provides much more
detailed test results, which improve assessments and create a detailed
digital record to which clinicians can get immediate access and use for
The portfolio of Anoto Live™ pens looks, feels and writes like a normal
ballpoint pen. However, it contains an integrated digital camera, an advanced
image microprocessor and a mobile communications device for wireless
connection. Using a digital pen on a surface covered with the Anoto Live™ dot
pattern, you can capture, store and then securely send the handwriting,
enabling you to easily convert ink to digital data – immediately.
Anoto's patented dot pattern is nearly invisible to the naked eye. Every small
area of the pattern has a unique combination of dots with different positions.
The pattern indicates the exact position of the digital pen as it moves across
the surface. There are so many unique combinations that if every variant of
dots was printed out, the stack of paper would reach the moon or cover the
continents of Europe and Asia twice over.
"The applications listed above are just a handful of the thousands of diverse
mission-critical implementations throughout the globe that we get to hear
about from our satisfied customers," said Stein Revelsby, CEO of Anoto. "The
Anoto Live™ pens are so popular partly because they are incredibly robust and
durable. We even had an example of a customer who dropped the pen, drove over
it in his truck and then reversed over it again while going back to pick it
up. The pen is still working fine to this day."
About Anoto Group
Anoto Group is the company behind and world leading in the unique technology
for digital pen and paper, which enables fast and reliable transmission of
handwritten text into a digital format. Anoto operates through a global
partner network that focuses on user-friendly solutions for efficient capture,
transmission and storage of data within different business segments, e.g.
healthcare, bank and finance, transport and logistics and education. The Anoto
Group has more than 110 employees and is headquartered in Lund (Sweden). The
company also has offices in Amsterdam (the Netherlands), Guildford and
Wetherby (UK), Boston (US) and Tokyo (Japan). The Anoto share is traded on the
Small Cap list of NASDAQ OMX Stockholm under the ticker ANOT. For more
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