SOURCE: Evernote Corporation

November 07, 2007 08:00 ET

Hitachi to Bundle EverNote Software and Technologies With StarBoard Products

Customers to Benefit From EverNote's Advanced Handwriting and Note Taking Tools

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - November 7, 2007) - EverNote® Corporation today announced a software licensing and bundling agreement with Hitachi®, which will see all new Hitachi StarBoard® interactive presentation and communications systems shipping with the entire suite of EverNote software and technology. Each StarBoard system will include ritePen® advanced handwriting recognition engine, EverNote note taking productivity software and a number of other EverNote technologies.

"StarBoard has been sold since 1998 and has been sold all over the world for education and business use. StarBoard enhances teaching, presentations and meetings and has been upgraded to fulfill customers' needs," said Yutaka Usuda, general manager of Hitachi Software Engineering. "StarBoard first met EverNote in 2006. We are so pleased that Hitachi takes advantage of EverNote, and provide their innovative technologies to our customers."

By licensing and integrating EverNote ritePen into the StarBoard system, Hitachi enables its education and corporate customers to use their electronic whiteboards just as they would traditional ones -- by writing freely and continuously, directly on the surface -- but with the additional benefit of full handwriting recognition. With ritePen, all information written to the StarBoard is captured, recognized and converted to clean text that can be used in various software applications, such as Microsoft® Word, Excel®, and PowerPoint®.

"Our goal at EverNote is to bring to market products and technologies that ease the burden of capturing and recalling information," said Phil Libin, CEO of EverNote. "There is a kinship between our vision and that of Hitachi's leading StarBoard products, which makes the technologies a perfect match. We are very excited to continue to support Hitachi with our embedded products and software bundles."

In addition to ritePen, StarBoard systems will be bundled with EverNote note taking software, an application designed for individuals who wish to capture, organize and later find various important information from their daily lives. Built using some of the same technology present in ritePen, EverNote enables users to create notes in numerous formats and then runs the notes through advanced recognition and indexing tools to make them all searchable -- note types include text, handwriting, images with printed or handwritten text, as well as internet and application clips. The bundling of EverNote note taking software marks an expansion of the EverNote relationship with Hitachi, which previously centered on embedded technologies.

About EverNote Corporation

EverNote Corporation is a provider of information management, digital ink and advanced handwriting recognition software and technologies for the PC, mobile and wireless device markets. Please visit www.evernote.com for more information.

About Hitachi

Hitachi has a unique position in the marketplace by manufacturing and developing its own core technologies to provide consumers and businesses with optimal product performance in each of Hitachi's product categories. For Starboard Products, they are manufactured by Hitachi Software Engineering, one of the major subsidiaries of Hitachi Ltd. Hitachi brand business products are connected through Hitachi's OneVision program, which makes it possible for any Hitachi business unit dealer to sell Hitachi products from other Hitachi business units.

Contact Information

  • PR Contact:
    Brett Weiner or Kasey Fleisher
    LaunchSquad for EverNote
    Evernote (at) Launchsquad.com
    415-625-8555