Posted: 13 December, 2015 in Anoto, Published Investment Calls

Recently, CESI had a question regarding a possible Anoto competitor: Solid and the Netboard where “Symphony pens” are higlighted (wrong, see below)…

However, this “Symphony pen” was a sheer 2013 crowdfunded initiative:

Today, the StaffPad and the Surface pen seems decent for this specific music application (Microsoft surface series)...

“StaffPad and Surface: the most natural and fluid way to write music digitally”

…and the note depicting procedure is visualized below:

The Surface Pen background:

“The Surface tablets features an active pen that allows users to write directly onto the screen of the tablet. The Surface Pen for the Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 used aWacom technology, while the one for the Surface Pro 3 and the Surface 3 features an N-trig active pen. The Surface Pen was specifically designed to minimize latency (lag time), eliminate parallax issues, which occur when the point where the tip touches the screen doesn’t match up with the spot where the ink actually appears on the device, and provide a more natural-feeling ‘pen-on-paper’ user experience. The Surface also features palm rejection which allows the user to rest his or her palm on the screen while using the Surface Pen without triggering an unwanted input.” Reference link, wikipedia

Now, regarding SOLiD and the Netboard. This is Anoto AB technology…

“Pen Generations, Inc. places a new order for digital pens to interactive educational multimedia in Korea

Lund – May 29 th, 2015 – Anoto Group AB (publ), a global leader in digital writing solutions, is pleased to announce that it has received another order for 40,000 digital pens for one of the largest publishing companies in Korea. The net margin on the order is SEK 1.7 million and expected delivery is in second half of 2015.

SOLiDEdu, inc., a subsidiary of SOLiD to provide value added dot-pattern based products and services, has entered into a contract with the customer to convert its learning material into digital workbooks using Anoto’s digital writing technology. The order is via partner Pen Generations, Inc. ( who has specialized in developing products together with leading solution providers to the education industry.

The application is an interactive multimedia education solution, connecting digital pen, paper workbooks and tablets, which allows for more efficient learning and better individual progress.”

The first attached graphic below is a sheer picture (videos are linked after)

netboard anoto.PNG

01 SE NB Introducing NETBOARD

02 SE NB Multi purpose Digital pen

03 SE NB How to make NETBOARD

04 SE NB Product composition

05 SE NB How to setup NETBOARD

06 SE NB The difference of NETBOARD


08 SE NB How to create dot pattern documents

(thx Optiman for making this easier…)

And regarding the “true Symphony pen” in this context…


…obviously is an Anoto AB pen (and solution)…

And yes, the Livescribe 3 pen is also an Anoto pen…

Crystal clear?

Further reading (for dry investors appreciating IP):

Best regards, CESI

The author, Cutting Edge Science Invest, is currently an Anoto share holder. Cutting Edge Science Invest can not guarantee, or take into accountability, the content of truth and accuracy of the information in this article/post.Thus, Cutting Edge Science Invest requires that a possible reader gather complimentary information if any type of investment in the company described above is considered. Cutting Edge Science Invest provides personally biased information and at best also “general information and opinions”. The article/post does not contain professional investment advice. 


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