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TMCNet:  New Line of Acer All-in-One Devices Among the First Products to Feature PointGrab's Windows 8 Hand Gesture Control Solution

[November 13, 2012]

New Line of Acer All-in-One Devices Among the First Products to Feature PointGrab's Windows 8 Hand Gesture Control Solution

TEL AVIV, Israel --(Business Wire)--

PointGrab Ltd. today announced that its industry-leading hand gesture recognition software for Windows 8 is incorporated in the latest line of Acer (News - Alert) All-in-One devices, currently on shelves at retailers around the world. This marks PointGrab's consumer-level entry into several key global markets, including North America, and the company's continued dominance of the hand gesture recognition industry. New Acer devices feature the recently unveiled Microsoft (News - Alert) Windows 8 operating system, which offers users a new user interface that is more streamlined, having been uniquely architected for use with touch and gestures. Acer is one of the first brands to include PointGrab's Windows 8 solution into their products.

Expanding on the momentum of its Windows 7 product, PointGrab's solution for Windows 8 provides natural user interface (NUI) hand gesture functionality to customers, enabling an intuitive, touch-less experience with technology. Using a standard, internal 2-D camera, Acer customers will now be able to navigate through features, control multimedia, and command entertainment and business applications without needing to actually touch the notebook. Acer joins Fujitsu, Intel (News - Alert) and several other top consumer electronic companies that use PointGrab hand gesture recognition software with their PC and TV products.

"Introducing PointGrab's hand gesture control software on Acer devices, signifies the beginning of a strategic partnership between our companies designed to directly benefit Acer customers across the globe," said PoitGrab CEO, Haim Perski. "By including our Windows 8 solution in their new line of All-in-Ones, Acer devices are now able to offer users the luxury of touch-less technology interaction - a far more intuitive experience."

With its solutions featured on several million products around the world, PointGrab maintains the industry's widest range of gestures that can be used with 2-D cameras. Gestures can be incorporated from the PointGrab library or tailored to meet the custom needs of clients. PointGrab software is available for products running either Intel or ARM (News - Alert)-based processors.

"Acer's long-term mission is to break the barriers between people and technology," said David Liu, associate vice president of stationary computing products at Acer. "PointGrab's latest solution helps us to continue realizing that mission by making hand gestures easy and intuitive - ultimately to become second nature for our customers."

Acer All-In-One devices are on sale in North America, Europe and Asia through a large assortment of retail stores and online at More information about PointGrab can be found at,

About PointGrab

PointGrab Ltd. is a leading provider of advanced hand gesture recognition software. PointGrab's user-friendly solutions include next generation technology for hand gesture recognition; enabling TVs, PCs, Tablets, Smartphones, All-in-One devices, and more to be operated by a natural user interface (NUI) using hand movements only. Utilizing a standard 2D camera, PointGrab's software can accurately and reliably track human hands individually and also together, detecting both hands separately within the same frame. PointGrab's flexible technology is designed for rapid integration into existing products as a software-only solution.

PointGrab's market-leading solutions are commercially available since 2010 and are currently in use with many of the world's top OEMs, brands and developers, such as Acer, Fujitsu (News - Alert), Haier, Intel and others. PointGrab is responsible for bringing hand gestures to millions of devices around the world, a market share of over 90%.

Founded in 2008, PointGrab is a privately owned company, headquartered in Tel Aviv, with representatives in countries across the globe. For more information, please visit

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