In a move that brings a higher level of interactivity and integration with the use of the award-winning StarBoard, Hitachi today announced the introduction of Starboard Software version 9.0 for Windows™. The software offers Windows users a more comprehensive software solution to take advantage of the features and functionality of the Hitachi StarBoard.

Featuring a highly interactive interface, StarBoard Software 9.0 was designed with an eye on the industry-wide trend surrounding operating systems that are migrating towards operations with touch capability. The software’s icons are more intuitive and provide users with a natural sense of functionality.

Hitachi StarBoard Software 9.0 for Windows offers users similar functionality as its Mac version. A new live desktop mode allows users to ink on YouTube™ videos or any animation on their computers without having to take screen shots or freeze frames. Additionally, a user can drag tools from the toolbar and drop them onto a page offering a more customizable interface. For example, this feature allows a math teacher to place a protractor tool directly on a page so a student has the ability to activate it easily, as opposed to navigating through the menus.

The software also allows FX DUO board users to perform multi-touch gestures, such as pinching, to rotate and resize images as well as an improved multi-input pad that allows two users to write on the board simultaneously.

“The Hitachi StarBoard Software 9.0 is the next step in providing our Windows users with the same great features that Mac users have benefited from. Hitachi is committed to providing all users with an easy-to-use interface that takes full advantage of the technology of the FX DUO. We believe the added features greatly improve this software and provide Windows users with the strongest software solution,” stated John Glad, product manager for Hitachi Home Electronics (America), Inc., Business Group.

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