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Kaptivo transforms any whiteboard into an online collaboration tool. Stream your work live and let Kaptivo take notes automatically.
Kaptivo transforms any whiteboard into an online collaboration tool. Stream your work live and let Kaptivo take notes automatically.
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Millions of people use dry erase whiteboards every day. Bring yours alive with a Kaptivo.

Whiteboards are found everywhere - in our offices, schools and even our homes. We depend on whiteboards to help us communicate our ideas to others in the room, but in today's connected world, we often need to share those ideas more widely.

Kaptivo is a brand new accessory that transforms any whiteboard into an online collaboration solution. With Kaptivo, everything you write on your whiteboard can be shared in real time with colleagues working remotely, or distributed to your team afterwards as a PDF document. You can even rewind your whiteboard to a particular point in the meeting to see how an idea developed.

Using Kaptivo is easy. Just work with your whiteboard as normal – any pen, any colour, any number of people collaborating. As you work, everything you write is captured automatically by Kaptivo.

There's no need to take notes or pictures of the board any more - Kaptivo gives you clean, sharp images ready to share or stream wirelessly in real time. With a secure invitation, anyone can access your whiteboard via their web browser or mobile device using the Kaptivo companion app. Participants can view the whiteboard evolving in real time, and rewind to any point of the whiteboard's timeline using the history feature.

Kaptivo works with any size of whiteboard up to 6' x 4' (1.8m x 1.2m). Installing Kaptivo above your whiteboard is as easy as hanging a picture frame and takes less than three minutes. Kaptivo comes with simple, clear instructions and a template for easy installation.

Inside Kaptivo is a digital (CMOS) camera with a processor, memory, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE. Our patent-pending image processing algorithms run in the processor.

The algorithms perform the highly complex task of analyzing the scene in real time to identify the content written on the board and remove all artifacts, such as people's hands, distortions, shadows and reflections.

Kaptivo then streams a live view of the board to connected clients via any Web browser, or the Kaptivo iOS/Android app.

Kaptivo automatically stores key frames in a history, so you can go back in time and see how the board contents changed during a session.

When you buy a Kaptivo unit, you will receive:

  • The main Kaptivo unit (to be mounted above your whiteboard)
  • A ‘control pad’ which mounts on the wall next to the whiteboard and connects to the main unit with a discreet cable
  • A power adapter, which plugs into the control pad
  • A mounting plate to enable easy fixing of Kaptivo to the wall or whiteboard

You can connect to Kaptivo from any modern browser without the need to download any software. There are also native iOS and Android apps for those who prefer to work via mobile. Depending on the volume of customer demand, we may also release a native Windows app.

Risks and challenges

We have over ten years of experience developing products and software that help people collaborate. We've selected world-class manufacturers and distributors to ensure you receive the very best product right on time. However, as a contingency should any production issues arise, we have a back-up manufacturer ready to step in.

We have tested Kaptivo prototypes rigorously as part of our two-year development process and are fully confident in its reliability and durability. We use only the highest quality parts and tooling for Kaptivo, with a diverse supply chain to de-risk any problems that may arise with individual suppliers.

Our experienced app developers have already developed Kaptivo apps for iOS devices and the Web, and a port to Android is now in progress. As with our manufacturing, we have back-up developers identified should any issues arise.

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    Pledge US$ 5 or more About $5

    KAPTIVO SUPPORTER: We'll write your name on our giant Kaptivo whiteboard of fame so we can thank you every time we walk in the office. We'll also keep you informed of Kaptivo updates with regular emails and posts.

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    FOUNDERS CLUB: You'll get one of the very first Kaptivos off the production line for just $99, months before Kaptivo is available in stores. That's a massive saving for our earliest adopters of $250 off the anticipated retail price of $349. Plus, of course, you'll get your name on our whiteboard of fame!

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD: You'll be among the very first in the world to receive a Kaptivo - making your office, home or school instantly more collaborative. Plus, you'll save over $200 compared to the anticipated retail launch price ($349), and you'll get your name on our whiteboard of fame.

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    EARLY BIRD: As an Early Bird, you'll get Kaptivo for less than half the anticipated retail launch price, before it's available in stores. And as with every backer, we'll send you regular Kaptivo updates via email and posts.

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    Pledge $199 or more About $199

    SAVER: Get your very own Kaptivo for just $199 and save over 40% off Kaptivo's anticipated retail launch price of $349.

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD DUO: Two Kaptivos are even better than one. Be among the very first to receive a Kaptivo two-pack, and transform how you and your co-workers collaborate, create and brainstorm. Plus, you'll save more than $420 compared to the anticipated retail price of two Kaptivos.

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    Pledge $295 or more About $295

    EARLY BIRD DUO: Two Kaptivos are even better than one. Receive a Kaptivo two-pack, before it is available in stores, and transform how you and your co-workers collaborate, create and brainstorm. Plus, you'll save more than $400 compared to the anticipated retail price of two Kaptivos.

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD TEAM PACK: Best value! Be among the very first to receive a Kaptivo four-pack, ideal for distributed teams to collaborate, create and brainstorm. You'll save more than $900 compared to the anticipated retail price of four Kaptivos.

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