Kaptivo instantly transforms any dry-erase whiteboard into an online collaboration tool.
To upgrade to a new interactive smartboard costs upwards of $1500 and then still requires the repeated purchase of interactive pens.
Priced from $99, Kaptivo launches on Kickstarter and hopes to appeal to the owners of at least 50 million regular dry-erase whiteboards in the world left behind by advancing technologies.
With Kaptivo, one can stream content live, rewind the whiteboard to any point in the meeting to see how your ideas developed or share whiteboard content as a PDF.
Kaptivo works with any size of whiteboard and it doesn’t require any special pens or changes to the way you work. You work with your whiteboard as normal - any pen, any color, any number of people writing on the board at the same time. As you work, everything you write is automatically captured by Kaptivo’s integrated camera.
Kaptivo brings the humble whiteboard into the digital age, making it easy to connect with others and share ideas – whether that’s by:
- sharing a whiteboard with colleagues or customers in real-time during a video conference call
- enabling remote workers and creatives to easily share the whiteboard in their home office
- allowing parents to securely log into their child’s classroom whiteboard so they can see what’s being taught in real-time
Kaptivo’s patent-pending image processing technology removes all distortions, reflections, shadows and even hands in front of the board. What’s left is real-time image of the writing on the board, streamed live and accessible securely through any web browser or via Kaptivo’s native apps for iOS and Android devices.
Installing Kaptivo is as easy as hanging a picture frame and takes just three minutes. Each Kaptivo is accessible securely with a password via any modern browser – there’s no download of software. For users who prefer to use native apps, Kaptivo will offer iOS and Android apps for secure whiteboard management, access and sharing.
Kaptivo was developed by Light Blue Optics (LBO) – developers of advanced user-interface technology. In September 2015, LBO’s proprietary interactive touch and pen technology was acquired by Promethean. LBO is now focusing on the development of a new range of collaboration products-- and Kaptivo is their first release.