If there is a whiteboard and a PC in a potential customer's building, there is the prospect for the latest display and recording device on the market, and it will sell for under a thousand dollars.
This is according to the CEO of Virtual Ink, Greg McHale, who was in Australia last week to meet with distributor Pelikan Quartet and other potential resellers of the mimio.
The mimio Digital Meeting Assistant is described as a device that turns any existing whiteboard or flat surface into a powerful medium for capturing, managing and sharing thoughts, ideas, and instruction directly into PC applications (and onto a projector if required).
McHale estimated there are between 40 and 80 million whiteboards in the world, and the number of people in Australia who use them is huge.
He described the product as ideal for resellers targeting the business productivity and conference market, or who already have an interest in the audiovisual market, or can offer the application as an added PC-connected tool.
It is to be available in volume next month and is distributed by Sydney-based office products distributor Pelikan Quartet.
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mimio Digital Meeting Assistant
Completely portable, retrofits to any flat surfaceProprietary mimio software to review, edit and export captured data directly into PC applicationsWeighs 1.2kgRRP is $995System requirementsWindows 95, 98 or NT 4.0Serial port (USB optional)16MB RAM minimum (32MB recommended)CD-ROM drive (for software installation)