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Anoto enters into a 120,000 pen deal in China 
Anoto entered into a contract to sell 120,000 pens to Tstudy China for the education market. The purchase will be divided into five Purchase Orders starting from August 2016 through May 2017 for 20,000~30,000 pen each.
In return, Anoto entered into a one year exclusivity for digital pens applications in the People's Republic of China market. This exclusivity does NOT include Screen applications or screen pens, collaboration software, Business Solutions, We Inspire, new businesses from Digiwork related businesses or existing relationships by Anoto or its affiliates.
"Tstudy China is a major player in the Chinese education market using digital pens and with the emphasis on the Chinese government to mandate primary schools to practice penmanship and writing of Chinese characters, Tstudy China is well positioned to expand the market of our digital pens," said Joonhee Won, CEO of Anoto.

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Anoto secures Additional Order and a new Technology Licensing Contract from Japan
Anoto signed a new agreement in Japan with regards to the Japanese Insurance company project for 4000 pens and 6000 cradles. Total transaction value of the contract is over USD1.5 million.
In addition, Anoto entered into a Technology Licensing and Cost Sharing contract for the existing LP2 Pro pen and the cradle sets for maintenance and service of the previous order.  The transaction value of this contract is approximately USD2million.
"We are truly honored to be awarded additional pen and cradle contract, overcoming the difficulties in the production and subsequent delays. I would like to thank our Japanese partners who stood by us and worked with us to ensure success," said Joonhee Won, CEO of Anoto.

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Anoto enters into a strategic alliance to expand product portfolio and new pattern based applications into mobile devices
Anoto has entered into a strategic cooperation with Digiwork, a specialist in pattern-based image encoding technology using mobile phones and tablets for pattern recognition, in addition to an investment agreement with its listed parent company SMark Co. Ltd. (“SMark”) . This alliance includes a co-marketing of products which will further enhance Anoto’s product offering and expand Anoto’s market into the growing economies of additional Asian countries. 
The combination of Digiwork and Anoto’s pattern technologies will result in exciting mobile recognition solutions that expand Anoto’s addressable market beyond digital pens. Digiwork is also a leader in pattern-based security & authentication solutions using a proprietary technology to produce a near-invisible pattern that may be verified using mobile devices.  Digiwork's current clients include the Indonesian government and various large corporations in Asia. 

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Appointment of Chief Operating Officer COO 
Anoto Group AB (publ) announces the following change within the management team of the group. The Board of Directors has appointed James Shannon, previously SVP Software & Chief Architect, to the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Having worked with Anoto technology for over 10 years and successfully led several teams within Anoto in addition to working closely with several key partners and customers, James brings strong technical & commercial skills & experience to this role.

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Anoto completes acquisition of Pen Generation Inc. 
Anoto are pleased to announce the acquisition of Pen Generation, which focuses mainly on education markets in Asia, has significant expertise in mass manufacturing and development of low-cost pens that are crucial for expansion towards consumer markets.
Joonhee Won, CEO of Anoto, says: “The acquisition of Pen Generation is important for us. It is not only consolidating Anoto’s pen portfolio, but is also bringing Asian customers with large volume purchases. In addition, Pen Generation's low cost pens expand market potential for customers who are most sensitive about pricing. I am truly glad we completed this much needed acquisition.”

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Anoto and Cima NanoTech Collaborate to Create Anoto Enabled Touch Systems 
Relationship Brings Together Leadership in Precision Pen and Multi-touch Display Technologies as Anoto Expands Portfolio of Multi-surface Precision Writing and Drawing Solutions
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Anoto and Polyvision Partner to Bring Collaborative, Digital Whiteboard to EMEA Education Market
Anoto Group AB and Polyvision NV, a Steelcase company, today announced that they will expand upon their existing partnership to sell and distribute digital whiteboard and digital pen input solutions to education markets in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Under this agreement,
Anoto will augment and strengthen its existing business with board fabricators in the EMEA region by consolidating Polyvision’s patented CeramicSteel whiteboard technology into its product portfolio to offer a complete package of digital collaboration solutions for the classroom.

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Anoto and partner Objectif Lune receive new order from Lewis Group Ltd
Anoto is delighted to receive the latest order of 1.500 digital pens with multi-brand furniture retailer Lewis Group. Our valued partner Objectif Lune has delivered an unique solution to improve the credit application process that enables the elimination of paperwork generated by credit applications and delivers an enhanced service to both customers and employees.

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Big contract won from large Japanese Financial Services Company
Anoto and its consortium partners will roll-out 29,000 digital pens as part of an integrated new insurance policy sales process. Digital pens will be used to fill in medical and personal information and capture a personal signature. Being equipped with a camera, digital pens are also  recording personal identification of customers for regulatory compliance. By using this solution, the customer will improve internal process handling by eliminating scanning and   re-keying of contracts and will minimise paper consumption. 

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