PLUS(R) Introduces Industry's First CaptureBoard(TM) to Feature Network and Mobile Device Integration
Perfect for Use as a CaptureBoard or Electronic Copyboard, C-20 Offers Enhanced Saving and Sharing Options, Faster Scan Time
April 24, 2012 --
PLUS(R) Corporation of America today redefines business meetings with its next-generation C-20 CaptureBoard(TM). Allowing the user to combine and save the image projected on the writing surface along with hand-written notes, this most recent update of the CaptureBoard offers an improved writing surface, the ability to print to an on-board printer, and, when used as a copyboard, advanced network integration as well as smartphone compatibility.
The unique surface of the C-20 has the properties of both a projection screen and a dry-erase board. Users can project an image on the screen with minimal reflection or glare, while attendees can contribute ideas by adding comments and notes either on top or along the side of the image. When connected to a Windows(R)-based computer via a USB cable, the C-20's easy-to-use software allows users to save the projected image and written notes together as a single image file (JPG, PNG, or PDF). The C-20 is the first CaptureBoard with the ability to print the combined image directly to the optional on-board color printer.
When not being used with a projected image, the CaptureBoard can also serve as an electronic copyboard. With the push of a button, users can quickly save their hand-written notes to a USB memory stick, a USB-connected PC or Mac(R) computer (no software necessary), or print out their notes via an optional on-board printer.
Advanced network features are available with the C-20 when used as a copyboard. Users are able to save data to the board's internal memory or to an FTP server. The data can then be accessed via any network-connected computer. When saved to the C-20's internal memory, the image files are accessible even when the board is in standby mode.
Industry-first mobile device features are also available when the C-20 is used as a copyboard. PLUS' smartphone application -- MTG Pocket app -- lets attendees scan the board's written notes using their iPhone(R), iPod touch(R), or iPad(R), with support for Android(TM) smartphones coming soon. The image files can then be previewed and saved to the phone's memory, or to any phone at the meeting that has the MTG Pocket app installed. The application also allows users to record audio and video during the meeting. Scanned notes and recordings are all conveniently organized in one folder on the user's smartphone. A brief demonstration on how the MTG Pocket app works is available at http://youtu.be/BsrmtupjQbI.
Offering the industry's slimmest profile, the C-20 has a depth of only three inches, making it easier to mount on a wall and taking up less space in a meeting room or office. In addition, the CaptureBoard is environmentally friendly with its industry-low power consumption of 12 W in operation and 3 W in standby. The C-20's improved writing surface is now easier to erase, eliminating the need to use special markers.
"The C-20 series is our most flexible product to date. Its new network and mobile functionality take information sharing to new heights," said Mike Bluhm, national sales manager for PLUS Corporation of America. "The CaptureBoard encourages attendees to contribute their ideas instead of worrying about taking down notes, which results in more dynamic, creative, and productive meetings. And with its ability to be used as a CaptureBoard or copyboard, the C-20 is the perfect solution for any of today's meeting styles."
The C-20 series is now available at MSRPs of $2,295 for the standard version and $2,495 for the wide-screen version.
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Headquartered in Beaverton, Ore., PLUS(R) Corporation of America is an industry-leading manufacturer and marketer of extremely sophisticated, full-featured electronic copyboards. With an unprecedented level of performance, PLUS meeting tool products are designed to provide a high degree of value to today's business professionals, including corporate, medical, and legal professionals, educators, trainers, military/government professionals, and technical consultants. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of PLUS Corporation of Japan. The PLUS Group has a 50-year history and consolidated revenue of $1.5 billion from its presentation, office, and communications products. For more information on PLUS, visit www.plus-america.com.