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ScreenBeam® Ghost Inking™ Delivers the First Wireless Windows Inking Experience with Zero Latency

Patent-pending technology makes digital inking and annotation delays disappear for a more intuitive pen-to-paper experience


SANTA CLARA, CALIF. – February 6, 2020 — ScreenBeam Inc. – a global leader in wireless display and collaboration solutions – has revolutionized the wireless digital inking and annotation user experience through its latest technology solution called Ghost Inking. This patent-pending technology will be previewed at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) tradeshow in Amsterdam, NL at the RAI Centre from February 11 to 14.

ScreenBeam Ghost Inking drastically improves the Windows inking experience on a wireless connected interactive display using a Windows PC. Today, Windows 10/11 and Microsoft Office 365 platform users can ink and annotate in Office 365 applications such as Windows Edge, PowerPoint, OneNote, SketchPad and more, but the experience limits users to ink directly on a touch-enabled PC or requires a wired connection between the Windows PC and the interactive display to minimize the delay in ink output.

“As organizations continue to lean on wireless solutions to create collaborative and flexible meeting spaces and classrooms, what often arises is a tension between a desire for a wireless environment with the grounded nature of a “connected” experience,” reports Mike Ehlenberger, ScreenBeam general manager. “ScreenBeam Ghost Inking fixed the inherent latency in wireless inking to take writing and drawing to the next level. Users get a better than wired natural writing experience as Ghost Inking technology responds instantly. The outcome is a true pen-to-paper feel, enabling the human eye-hand experience to be totally natural. Ghost Inking technology further demonstrates our commitment to enabling Unified Productivity in meeting and learning spaces.”

Making Latency Disappear

With ScreenBeam’s Ghost Inking technology, users have a more intuitive and natural ‘Pen-to-Paper’ like experience that fosters better collaboration overall. As soon as the user begins to ink on the display, patent-pending Ghost Inking technology backfills the user’s finger or pen ahead of the actual permanent digital ink marking. No matter how fast or slow the user moves, the Ghost Ink stays with the finger or pen, filling in the gap between movement and actual inking. Now the user and those in the room can focus on the information being shared without distraction or interruption.

Unified Productivity

By extending Windows Ink native in Windows 10/11 and Microsoft Office 365 ecosystems onto ScreenBeam connected interactive displays, companies eliminate the challenge of training employees on proprietary inking tools built into displays. For example, most organizations do not equip every meeting space with the same display. Since most organizations already deploy Microsoft Office 365 users are proficient and the tools are common and shared within teams. Standardizing on productivity tools boosts team efficiency while reducing training time. ScreenBeam with Ghost Inking technology now enables these cohesive experiences to be extended to meeting and classroom spaces to help unify group productivity and leave more room for collaboration and creativity.

Ghost Inking will be a new feature available in the ScreenBeam 1100 in early Q2.

To learn more, ScreenBeam will be giving demonstrations of the new technology in their stand 14-K176 at ISE. Interested parties are encouraged to schedule an appointment to see this firsthand.

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ScreenBeam Inc., is a leading wireless display and collaboration provider that delivers an app-free screen sharing experience on any modern device to bring intuitive wireless collaboration to any meeting space or classroom. ScreenBeam is Microsoft’s co-engineering partner for wireless display enabling wireless Office 365 experiences. ScreenBeam solutions are used as the validation platform for wireless display functionality by companies like Microsoft and leading PC OEM and device companies. Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, ScreenBeam has offices across the United States, Europe and Asia. To learn more about ScreenBeam, visit

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