Anoto and ChasmTech Announce SmartInk Redline Powered by Live PDF™
New digital writing solution offers timely access to as-built information
ideal for utilities, architects and engineers
WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Jan. 28, 2014
WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Anoto, the world leader in
digital writing technology, and ChasmTech, a company focusing on field data
collection solutions, today announced the immediate availability of SmartInk
Redline – a digital pen drawing markup solution powered by Anoto Live PDF™.
Designed for utilities, architects and engineers who need timely access to
as-built information, SmartInk Redline allows users to markup CAD drawings
using Anoto Live technology. It works by generating a PDF document including
the field markups and automatically distributes the files by way of the cloud
to the extended project team. The solution consolidates all markups ensuring
that the owner, engineer, contractor, designer and drafting - have immediate
access to the most current information regardless of originator. Drafting
staff also have access to as-built information, improving project
documentation and minimizing the time and effort required to complete
"In today's design and construction environment, managing versions of PDF
files is as challenging if not more challenging than managing paper drawings –
particularly when the PDF files are widely distributed," said Lance Maidlow,
president of ChasmTech. "Now, with SmartInk Redline, you have a record of the
mark ups in a PDF file and because it can be used with any AutoCAD^® based
product, Revit^® or MicroStation^®, the technology can be tailored based on
the user's needs."
Anoto Live PDF provides the ability to distribute design drawings on paper or
as PDF files which can be plotted by third parties. As markups are made with
the Anoto digital pens they are consolidated into a single PDF file permitting
designers to review field changes as they occur. The mark ups can be sent by
Bluetooth or by docking the pen. Recipients can also be added and removed at
any time depending on the phase of the project.
SmartInk Redline automatically reads the Anoto Live PDF files as they are
returned and generates AutoCAD drawing exchange format (DXF) files that can be
loaded directly into industry standard CAD software including AutoCAD, AutoCAD
LT^®, Revit and MicroStation as CAD entities on date stamped layers. Drafting
staff can systematically review the markups and update the as-built
information minimizing the time required to complete a project while ensuring
that all field changes are incorporated.
"Anoto Live digital writing technology solves the sizeable challenge faced by
utilities, architects and engineers who need to collaborate on projects," said
said Stein Revelsby, CEO of Anoto Group AB. "By automating document handling,
teams can spot issues faster and avoid problems that can result from
inefficient communication and unidentified issues."
Anoto Live™ digital writing technology continues to be widely implemented
across healthcare, education, field services, facility management, oil and gas
and many other industries around the world, and has transformed handwriting
into the digital age. For more information please visit: www.anoto.com.
About ChasmTech LLC
ChasmTech, headquartered in Florida with development offices in Alberta
Canada, is focused on providing solutions that bridge the chasm between the
field and the office. Offering both mobile and digital pen solutions allows
ChasmTech to provide advice and configure solutions best suited to specific
organizational needs. For more information: www.chasmtech.com
About Anoto Group
Anoto Group is the global leader in digital writing, which enables fast and
reliable transmission of handwritten text into a digital format. Anoto
operates worldwide through a global partner network that focuses on
user-friendly solutions for efficient capture, transmission, distribution and
storage of data within different business segments, e.g. healthcare,
pharmaceutical, bank and financial services, transport and logistics,
government and education. Anoto Group has over 110 employees and is
headquartered in Lund (Sweden). The company also has offices in Basingstoke,
Guildford and Wetherby (UK), Boston (US) and Tokyo (Japan). Anoto is traded on
the Small Cap list of NASDAQ OMX Stockholm under the ticker ANOT. For more
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For more information contact: Karen Pantinas
Davies Murphy Group
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