Big in Japan: Belfast-start-up in major PC deal with NEC

9 Jun 2015

DisplayNote has made a breakthrough in Japan resulting in its software being installed on PCs shipped domestically in Japan by NEC.

Belfast-based DisplayNote Technologies has signed a major agreement with NEC to have its screen-sharing technology installed on PCs that will be sold across Japan.

DisplayNote builds technologies that are designed to make it easier for people to present, share, connect and collaborate in real-time across large-format displays, desktop and mobile devices.

The company has worked with NEC to integrate its technology in such a way that the PCs can easily connect with smartphones, tablets and other displays.

The screen-sharing technology allows real-time collaboration in settings from lecture halls to meeting rooms and can make presentations wirelessly.

Each PC sold by NEC in Japan will come with a free five-connection license.

Last year DisplayNote raised €1.25m in Series A funding from the Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Venture Fund.

DisplayNote’s products are now available in 22 languages, distributed globally and there are sales to date of almost 1m devices incorporating DisplayNote’s software products.

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years