Baanto Extends ShadowSense Global Reach

Baanto International Ltd. announced today the worldwide integration of their ShadowSenseTM touch technology into Ricoh’s latest generation of interactive whiteboards.

Powered exclusively by Baanto’s patented ShadowSense touch technology, the 55” D5520, 65” D6510 and 75” D7500 interactive whiteboards all feature 10-point multi-touch interfaces with industry leading performance and reliability. Additionally, ShadowSense’s unique ability to recognize the shape and size of any touch object allows the whiteboards to detect the difference between a finger, a stylus, or an eraser, making it intuitive for use in annotation applications. The advanced whiteboards are available directly through Ricoh and its partners worldwide.

“Having Ricoh select ShadowSense as the touch interface for its interactive whiteboards is a great achievement for Baanto,” said Avanindra Utukuri, CEO and CTO of Baanto. “It’s a testament to the time and effort that we’ve invested into optimizing our pen detection capabilities, making ShadowSense ideal for collaborative environments where using a stylus to write on a touchscreen is becoming second nature. Given Ricoh’s rich history and established presence in workspaces and classrooms globally, this is an excellent opportunity to make our technology more accessible.”

“Integrating ShadowSense into our interactive whiteboards ensures that we’re offering businesses and schools a leading-edge collaboration device that empowers them to be more creative and productive,” said Shogo Hyakutake, Corporate Associate Vice President of Ricoh. “We chose ShadowSense for its many outstanding benefits as well as Baanto’s ability to innovate and adapt their technology to achieve our specific requirements. The result is a unified collaboration experience using innovative technologies and services.”

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About Baanto ShadowSense

Baanto International Ltd. is a leading developer of innovative, high-performance and cost-effective touch sensing solutions. Baanto develops products incorporating both active and passive implementations of its ShadowSense technology for touchscreens, and educational and boardroom solutions in sizes ranging from 8 inches to over 267 inches. Baanto has both direct and partner presence in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia, enabling it to provide its customers with unrivalled technical and sales support worldwide.

About Ricoh

Ricoh is empowering digital workplaces using innovative technologies and services enabling individuals to work smarter. For more than 80 years, Ricoh has been driving innovation and is a leading provider of document management solutions, IT services, commercial and industrial printing, digital cameras, and industrial systems. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ended March 2017, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,028 billion yen (approx. 18.2 billion USD).

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