Anoto Group: LeapFrog’s FLY Awarded Triple-Win Recognizes Impact of Pentop Computing, Underscores New Market for Software Developers, Partners and Customers

Anoto Group AB announced today that LeapFrog’s FLY Pentop Computer, the newest category of digital pen and paper computing, has been selected as the 2006 best Toy of the Year, the Most Innovative Toy of the Year, and the best Educational Toy of the Year by the Toy Industry Association's American International Toy Fair. It is the first product in the history of Toy Fair to sweep three T.O.T.Y. categories. “The impact of FLY’s success as a breakout product goes far beyond the toy industry. The awards highlight the Pentop Computer as an entirely new category of computing with evolutionary-disruptive technology that enables new forms of paper-based internet connectivity, personal productivity, business applications, forms-support, educational applications, entertainment, commerce, and more,” said Jim Marggraff, CEO of Anoto, Inc., and former Exec. Vice President at LeapFrog. “With our partners, we are building an ecosystem of millions of pentop computers, enabled by thousands of software applications from Anoto and third party developers that are used in all facets of life, industry and commerce. We’re recruiting a world-class engineering startup team for software tools, web services, user-interface design, pentop/desktop applications, marketing, and project management to implement the pentop as the “missing link” between the paper world and the digital world,” continued Marggraff. Anoto is the worldwide supplier of digital pen, pentop and paper technology to LeapFrog, Logitech, Maxell, Nokia, Hitachi and scores of other Anoto partners. Digital pens transfer handwritten information from paper to any computer, mobile phone, PDA, fax or information bank where the information can be processed as notes, email, or data from paper forms for personal or enterprise applications. Pentops provide a new generation of applications for personal productivity, communication, commerce, learning, and entertainment linking the paper world to the digital world. For further information please contact: Örjan Johansson, President & CEO, +46 733 45 12 08 or Mats Blom, CFO, +46 733 45 12 48

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Anoto Group is the company behind and world leading in the unique technology for digital pen and paper, which enables fast and reliable transmission of handwritten text into a digital format. Anoto operates through a global partner network that focuses on user-friendly forms solutions for efficient capture, transmission and storage of data within different business segments, e.g. healthcare, bank and finance, transport and logistics and education. The Anoto Group has around 110 employees, offices in Lund (head office), Boston and Tokyo. .Among the major shareholders are Norden Technology A/S, Robur and SEB. The Anoto share is traded on the Small Cap list of the OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm under the ticker ANOT. For more information:


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