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Kaptivo – For Instantly Smarter Whiteboards

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Discovered on 2016-04-07

Nothing makes sharing ideas in a meeting easier than throwing notes up on a whiteboard where everyone can see them. But we live and work in a digital, connected world. More often than not, teams are based in different locations, colleagues remote work and customer meetings take place over video calls. Kaptivo is an accessory that instantly transforms any whiteboard into an online collaboration platform – connected, live and shareable. Priced from just $99 and available now on Kickstarter, Kaptivo lets you stream the whiteboard during video calls or share the whiteboard over email as a pdf. You can even rewind the whiteboard to a specific point in a meeting to see how an idea developed. With a Kaptivo, the whiteboard once again brings teams closer together, wherever they are based. Kaptivo works with any size of board and it doesn’t require special pens or any changes to the way you work. Just 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’s patent-pending image processing technology removes all distortions, reflections, shadows; even hands in front of the board. What’s left is a perfect real-time image of the writing on the board, streamed live 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 three minutes. Each Kaptivo is accessible securely with a password via any browser or via the Kaptivo app so there’s no need to download any software to your computer. Most interactive smartboards retail for more than $1,500 and require repeated purchase of pricy interactive pens. From just $99, Kaptivo delivers a superior collaboration experience at less than one-tenth the price of a typical interactive smartboard and makes improved collaboration something that every organization and home office can afford.

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Michael Antonis
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I know I'm late commenting, but finally hooked it up. Works fantastic and very impressed!
Jonathan Heap
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Hi Guys, Product looks great and installed super easy but the image quality on mine seems to be really poor or out of focus - is there anyway to resolve this myself - suggestions on positioning or lighting I have tried brighter lights. It looks ok when I write text really large but if it is small it is not readable. Thanks for any suggestions.
Groo42
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Received mine this week! No chance to test it yet, but thanks for an awesome product!
B SAI PRASAD
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Kaptivo and team, Great to hear all kickstarter units are shipped. Congrats from all of us
B SAI PRASAD
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Vivek, Opening up the API is a great idea to be explored
Vivek Juneja
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Joe (Light Blue Optics) - I will email you the whiteboard specs for your reference.
I also want to check if you are planning to open up the APIs for external use. I am eager to exploit the Kaptivo product as a platform - ideally to integrate with Diagramming tool, APM, Document management systems etc. This will open up a whole range of possibilities.
Kindly share if APIs or Integration is on the radar.
Vivek Juneja
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Thanks B SAI PRASAD for the link.
Jon Ward
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Installed one of my four today. If popping a picture or image to the board the colour rendition was very dark and resolution a bit patchy. Overall the contrast was quite stark as well. Still very cool and certainly usable. My questions to creator are : 1: are over the air firmware upgrades a possibility for things like image quality?
2: we have an 8ftx4ft board we want to cover - how about merging two sensors to cover areas like this?
Light Blue Optics
Review from Kickstarter
Yes, mobile whiteboard support is on our radar. We've built some early prototypes but need to consider things like the height of the board, mount, where to place the control pad, and battery power (to avoid issues with power cords). It can help us a lot if you can describe (or even send pictures) of your specific mobile whiteboard setup. Please send to feedback@kaptivo.com. Thanks!
-Joe
B SAI PRASAD
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Vivek - I think this is already taken as a requirement. Here is a video from Kaptivo about this - https://www.facebook.com/kaptivo/videos/634903490022471/
Vivek Juneja
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Kaptivo - looking for the solution to movable whiteboards. Please consider this requirement. Thanks!
Vivek Juneja
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Just received the product, and eager to review and share it with the community.
B SAI PRASAD
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This is an excellent product. I have started using it. So convenient.
Andreas Brodmann
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Thanks folks! Received my tracking details, eagerly looking forward to trying it out!
Light Blue Optics
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Today, we have shipped out the final allotment of Kaptivos to ALL Kickstarter customers. Yay! Thank you all so much for your patience. There are a few of you out there who still have not provided a shipping address. If you're one of them, please send your address to us via Kickstarter so we can get your unit(s) out to you. For those who have received your Kaptivos, get them installed and tell us what you think. We're really anxious to hear and learn from you all. Please send your comments to feedback@kaptivo.com. Happy whiteboarding! Joe
Themed Attractions
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I also received mine yesterday. Will install it and give it a test run on Monday. Woo-hoo!
Jim Fare
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Just got mine. Will try it out on Monday.
Backer 330 -- Canada
Dalliard Philippe
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Dear, as mentioned Wade Carpenter, I am very surprised that you offer for sale your products (delivered in 5 days in the USA) while your trusted partners have not yet been delivered. A strange way to thank your partners who have trusted you and who are still waiting ... I take note for delivery in early January.
Wade Carpenter
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Thank you for the reply, but you didn't answer my question. Are you shipping to customers now without fulfilling your pledges first? It would appear so on your website.
Light Blue Optics
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We are getting a new batch of units delivered to our warehouse which will be split between next week and the first week in January. That means all Kickstarter customers (with valid shipping addresses) should begin receiving their Kaptivos in early January. Thank you guys so much for your patience and happy holidays! -Joe
Wade Carpenter
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I noticed on your website that you now appear to be taking orders (it doesn't mention pre-orders and implies you are shipping), so what is the status of getting the units for the rest of us? Your website says it ships ground within 2 - 5 days in the US. It is past mid-December you mentioned in the last update for shipping. Please advise.
B SAI PRASAD
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Wow! Got mine too
Carsten
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Got it
Jim Fare
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I just got an email from Light Blue asking me to correct any errors in my physical address if there were any (there were none). Delivery is getting closer.
Light Blue Optics
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Hi everyone. Thanks so much for your comments. Please check out our latest update that we've just posted. Really sorry for the delays but we're close! Warmly, Nic & Adrian
Eric Thompson
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Third Request.. I will report you in 7 days if there is no update
Christopher Mitchell
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Can we PLEASE get an update?
Marko
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Hi guys. Any news. We are all waiting without clues.
Eric Thompson
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Update? second request
Eric Thompson
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Update?
Stephane Hubert
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Hi, what about a white board hang on a fabrics partition, is there something in the package to attach it to the top of the board instead of a solid wall? Thanks
Sheldon
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Excited to hear once shipping starts.
Dalliard Philippe
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News of the progress ? Thank you.
Pablonicaco
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I do buy one for a teacher but she uses a chalkboard. Kaptivo won't work correctly on darker surfaces right?
Marko
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How about an update on the status? Now that you are behind the schedule, you should provide more often status updates, in order to keep our peace of mind. Don't focus only on the engineering part, think of the people who gave you the money and now don't know what is going on.
Matt Woods
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Any update on this not heard one in a while
I haven't had the survey yet for my pledge of this is available thanks
White Fox
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Another month gone....how are we traveling guys??
Dalliard Philippe
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Hello, I would hide a LED TV screen 65'' behind a transparent pane that makes whiteboard office when the screen is off. Have you tested if Kaptivo gets to pick what is written on the TV screen in presentation mode (eg text /diagrams poweroint ) ? Thank you.
B SAI PRASAD
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Thanks for the update #13. Great going!
David Burzynski
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Hello. Appreciate the update and very excited for you. Sorry if I missed it, but when is the estimated delivery date? No rush, just curious.
Jim Fare
Review from Kickstarter
Thanks for the update!
Light Blue Optics
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Jim - things are going well. We've begun commissioning of the production tooling, and everything is to schedule. Next update will be in a couple of weeks when we'll post photos of the product industrial design, and a more detailed update of how everything is progressing towards mass manufacture. Watch this space! -Adrian
Jim Fare
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How are things going? It's been a long time since the last update.
Christopher Mitchell
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Is it too late to change my pledge to two kaptivos?
Steve
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Will the Wi-Fi support 802.1x networks? Meaning WPA2-Enterprise Wi-Fi?
How will the connect to Wi-Fi generally work, especially for encrypted networks?
B SAI PRASAD
Review from Kickstarter
I agree with @Groov42. If we have mobile mount provision, then I can just convert any flat surface to whiteboard and skype or any conference online tool to do meetings/trainings.
Groo42
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I very much like The ideal of mobile Mounting! How about capturing drawings on a table with this?
B SAI PRASAD
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For 1 hour of streaming of video from this device, what is the average bandwidth consumption?
Light Blue Optics
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@ B SAI PRASAD: Hi - (1) I will reach out to you via PM to get your contact details so I can send photos of the control pad. (2) Yes, secured wi-fi is supported. -Adrian
B SAI PRASAD
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You have mentioned "A ‘control pad’ which mounts on the wall next to the whiteboard and connects to the main unit with a discreet cable". I have two questions (1) can you show video/photo of how this control pad looks like, (2) can Kaptivo connect to secured wifi.