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DevelopIQ and Destiny Wireless Included on Framework to Provide Digital Pen Solutions to Public Sector Organisations

London, UK – 26 June 2012 Anoto, creator of the digital pen and paper technology, today announces that two of its Platinum partners, DevelopIQ and Destiny Wireless, have been selected for the Digital Pen Framework for the UK. The Digital Pen Framework was set up by Solent Supplies Team (SST), an NHS procurement organisation.

The Digital Pen Framework now covers the entire public sector, making it easier for public sector organisations to procure digital pen solutions to assist them with the data capture of handwritten notes and forms. The technology has already been used successfully in many health services projects, but with the new Digital Pen Framework, all public sector organisations can purchase the technology from the approved organisation’s, without the need for Individual and lengthy procurement and tendering processes.

“The framework will allow greater discounts for public sector organisation, contributing towards the national savings targets’ Celine Machola, senior procurement negotiator for SST. “The framework will allow public sector organisations to gain quicker access to the benefits of digital pen technologies that provide both clinical and commercial benefits. After a rigorous evaluation process, we are delighted to include DevelopIQ, Destiny Wireless, and Digital Ink onto the preferred suppliers list for the Digital Pen Framework.”

DevelopIQ have delivered a multi award winning digital pen solution to Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust’s 120 midwives and are now working with Portsmouth and other midwifery units around the UK to enhance this solution. In Wales it has recently worked with Aneurin Bevan Health Board to deliver an integrated digital pen solution for the Gwent Frailty Consortia targeted at improving the care of Frail citizens in their homes. This solution, initially launched to 200 users, has generated estimated annual cost savings of £600,000.

“The evaluation process for the Digital Pen Framework has been incredibly tough, but with public sector organisations now being able to buy from the preferred solution providers, the process provides them with confidence that the public sector is getting the best possible price for their digital pen solution,” says co-founder and CEO of DevelopIQ, Robert Bakewell. “Together with our NHS customers, we have proven that digital pen solutions deliver significant care benefits and major savings in operational costs. With the launch of this purchasing framework, public sector organisations will be able to implement similar solutions much faster.”

Destiny Wireless has recently provided a digital pen solution to The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust and Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust as well as partnering with FACE Recording and Measuring Systems Ltd and Intouch with Health. Destiny Wireless has also received accreditation from the Information Governance Statement of Compliance Team (IGSOC) certifying that their services pass the necessary NHS security requirements.

IGSOC accreditation means that Destiny Wireless can now deliver even more efficiency savings to the NHS utilising the access to the N3 connection. N3 is the private national broadband network for the NHS, linking hospitals, medical centres and GPs in England and Scotland.

“To have been included in the Digital Pen Framework is a great achievement for Destiny Wireless. We are looking forward to continuing our work within the public sector throughout the UK to identify how they can reduce costs while meeting today’s stringent electronic records requirements,” said Edward Belgeonne, CEO and Founder of Destiny Wireless. “The public sector will benefit from the Digital Pen Framework immensely as it reduces both the capital expenditure and the overall deployment time of a project.”

“The Digital Pen Framework will enable public sector organisations to procure the best in class Anoto digital pen solutions from DevelopIQ, Destiny Wireless, and Digital Ink without having lengthy tender processes to deal with,” said Anoto executive vice president of sales and marketing, Joakim Nydemark. “DevelopIQ, Destiny Wireless, and Digital Ink have developed significant solutions in the public sector space that have saved hundreds of thousands of pounds and have also made significant benefits to streamlining document processes.”

About Anoto Group

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 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 100 employees and is headquartered in Lund (Sweden). The company also has offices in Guildford and Wetherby (UK), Boston (US) and Tokyo (Japan). The Anoto share is traded on the Small Cap list of NASDAQ OMX Stockholm under the ticker ANOT. For more information: www.anoto.com.

About Develop IQ:

DevelopIQ is a Platinum Anoto Solution Provider and a BlackBerry Elite Partner. The company is the recognised leader in delivering data capture solutions that use Anoto digital pen technology on the BlackBerry® smartphone and its PaperIQ product is a proven enterprise-class platform for digital pen and paper and having been selected for the largest digital pen contracts to date in the UK.

The business has particular sales focus in the healthcare sector where it is a leader in digital pen solutions for maternity and other community healthcare applications, such as Frailty.

In addition to its data capture business based on Anoto technology, the business also provides cross-platform mobile application development services for some major brands and a Cloud Services business for application hosting, hosted email and mobile device management solutions.
DevelopIQ is headquartered in Basingstoke, UK and is privately funded.
For more information please visit www.DevelopIQ.com

DevelopIQ’s recent award accolades includes:

• 2012 Finalist in the 2012 global “BlackBerry Wireless Achievement Awards”
• 2011 Winner of E-Health Insider “Best use of Mobile Technology in Healthcare”
• 2011 Winner of TechWorld “Best Mobile Working Project of the Year”
• 2011 Winner of Information Age “Business Applications Innovation Award”
• 2011 Winner of the BlackBerry “EMEA Innovation Award”

In addition DevelopIQ is the only Anoto Solution Provider in the UK to have won Anoto’s prestigious “Golden Pen Award” twice. First in 2006 for “Most Innovative Solution” and then in 2009 for “Most Important Sales & Marketing Partner”.

About Destiny Wireless

destiny® is the registered trademark for Destiny Wireless Ltd, a world leader in the business market for the delivery of mobile data capture solutions. destiny® is a subsidiary of Anoto AB and a global Platinum Partner.
destiny® enables organisations with mobile workforces to get fast returns from high technology at low cost, with little or no training or change to working practices and upfront capital. The destiny® digital pen is based on Anoto Digital Pen and Paper technology and replaces paperwork delays and expensive journeys back to the office with an easy-to-use and energy efficient way of collecting accurate, reliable data from the field and transmitting it back to base in seconds.
destiny® services include digital pens; digitised forms, mobile devices and web-based tools for the efficient collection and management of data from the field, effective job push and allocation, resource management, intelligent scheduling and asset tracking. For more information please visit www.destinywireless.com
destiny® award accolades includes:

• Pickfords win ‘Special Award for Creative Application of Technology’ at the Relocate Awards 2011 with the destiny® digital pen,
• Environmental Product of the Year 2010 with the destiny io2 digital pen; 2009
• Outstanding development in information technology award with client DSV Road;
• Docuware wins Best Private Sector Project of the Year award 2009 with the destiny® digital pen;
• 2007 Growing Business Awards Technology in Business ;
• Microsoft’s People Moving Business,
• Quality in Construction for Excellence in ICT
• Information Age Effective IT Award.
• Edward Belgeonne, CEO and founder of destiny, is the national winner of Ernst&Young’s Entrepreneur of The Year Award for the Science and Technology, 2007.
• destiny® was also nominated a finalist in the BCS IT Industry awards for the Best Use of Green Technology Project Award in conjunction with Advanced Peripheral Systems (APS).

About Solent Supplies Team

Solent Supplies Team are a collaborative Procurement Organisation based on the South Coast, offering procurement and Supply Chain services to local Organisations whilst also developing National Framework opportunities for the greater good of the NHS and Public services responding to the Department of Health Procurement standards, raising our game. For further Information contact Solent Supplies Team www.solentsupplies.co.uk

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