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Swiftpoint lands Belkin global licensing agreement

Swiftpoint lands Belkin global licensing agreement

Swiftpoint’s GesturePoint hardware and software technology will be a key component of a new type of Belkin accessory

Swiftpoint's Grant Odgers

Swiftpoint's Grant Odgers

New Zealand-based Swiftpoint has signed a global licensing agreement with IT peripherals vendor, Belkin.

Swiftpoint’s patented GesturePoint hardware and software technology will be a key component of a new type of accessory for personal and desktop devices that will be launched later this year, Belkin global vice-president of enterprise business, Ben Thacker, said.

GesturePoint technology integrated both mouse pointer and touch gesture inputs providing tablet, notebook, smartphone and PC users with high accuracy and efficiency benefits of a mouse, while also intuitively supporting the gesture functions now standard in modern operating systems.

“The licensing agreement with Swiftpoint enables us to satisfy a strong and unmet market need for a solution that brings together mouse and gesture inputs into a single accessory,” Thacker said.

Swiftpoint CEO, Grant Odgers, said the Belkin licensing deal is part of a new business growth strategy, which sees Swiftpoint exit manufacturing and distribution in favour of technology license agreements.

“We’ve had ideas and filed patents around touch/gesture technology for a decade, but it was only recently that our IP has become relevant in the marketplace due to a fundamental change in the way people interact with computers,” Odgers said. “The Belkin licensing deal signals a new paradigm for us, where we get maximum overall returns from our intellectual property.”


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