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Nureva releases Span™ software 1.1

Posted by Shari-Lynn Sare on Jan 21, 2016 6:00:00 AM

New features improve user experience on both the large interactive surface and personal devices

Calgary, Alberta --- January 21, 2016 --- Nureva Inc., an award-winning collaboration-solutions company, announces a new release of its software for the Nureva™ Span systems. Span software 1.1, which customers receive automatically through the cloud, improves the collaboration experience in several key ways. A press-and-hold menu gives users access to tools anywhere on the 10' 2" or 20' 2" (3.10 or 6.15 m) wide projected image. In addition, a superior inking experience and the ability to annotate over images enhances the capacity of participants to create, share and refine ideas. Version 1.1 also now supports the Windows® 10 operating system and the Safari® browser.

The software enhancements represent Nureva’s ongoing commitment to enabling active collaboration through an outstanding user experience. When drawing and sketching, whether on personal devices or at the large projection surface, participants will find the ink smooth and natural. As they collaborate at the expansive surface, up to 20 participants can simultaneously add notes, sketches, groups and flip charts where they are standing. Other enhancements in this release include new configuration options, the ability to add new users directly at the canvas and the ability to create groups from personal devices.

“Delighting customers means continually improving the experience they have using our solutions,” said Nancy Knowlton, Nureva’s CEO. “With the addition of the press-and-hold menu, it’s now even easier and more convenient for multiple users to collaborate on the Span system’s large digital workspace.”

About the Span systems

The system combines a panoramic projector with a 10' 2" or 20' 2" (3.10 or 6.15 m) wide projection image to display an expansive 40' by 4' (12.19 m by 1.22 m) digital canvas. Participants create their ideas on their personal devices, either a computer or tablet, and share them in the cloud. The systems draw upon familiar, simple and flexible tools already widely used in paper-based collaboration processes including sticky notes, sketches, images and flip charts. The digital canvas retains all of the flexibility that paper-based systems offer (e.g., large workspaces with persistent information) while overcoming many of the deficiencies (e.g., the awkwardness of physically moving large numbers of sticky notes, sticky notes that fall off the wall, challenges of including remote participants in the process, the need for transcription, and storage and retention of the work).

Additional Span software details

Press-and-hold menu

Multiple participants can simultaneously access the Span software menu from anywhere on the system’s canvas by simply pressing and holding a finger or stylus to its surface. From this menu they can access

  • Notes – A digital 5" x 3" (12.7 x 7.6 cm) note allows up to four lines of text to be entered
  • Sketches – A digital 12" x 9" (30.5 x 22.9 cm) page for sketching comes with three different ink colors and an eraser
  • Flip charts – A large digital 30" x 42" (76.2 x 106.7 cm) flip chart for capturing notes and questions comes with three different ink colors, a highlighter and an eraser
  • Groups – Containers for easily organizing digital artifacts can be created and resized as needed

User management

If new participants join a group or if a session is created on the fly, they can easily be added directly from the canvas menu.

Sketching and annotation improvements

Inking on sketches or flip charts is smoother and more natural, and images can be easily annotated for enhanced collaboration. Participants have a selection of ink colors and a highlighter.

Enhanced mobile app functionality

When working from a tablet or laptop, participants can

  • Create and resize groups
  • Organize notes, images and sketches within groups
  • Move containers and add containers to groups

Configuration options for the dual-projector WM220 models

Customers now have a choice of how to set up the 20' 2" (6.15 m) wide Span system:

  1. One-PC setup – Users wishing to dedicate their Span system for use with Span software across the full 20' 2" (6.15 m) width can choose to connect both panoramic projectors to the same computer (extended desktop). Advantages include simplified login and optimization for low bandwidth servers.
  2. Two-PC setup – Users who want or need access to more than one application at a time can configure their system using two computers, one for each projector. Advantages include the freedom to view the Span canvas seamlessly across the entire 20' 2" (6.15 m) width or to run third-party applications on one or both of the 10' (3.0 m) wide workspaces.


The new release of Span software 1.1 will be available January 22, 2016, at no additional cost to licensed users of the Span system. The software can be accessed using the Windows 8.1+ operating system (including Windows 10), iOS 8.1+ and Android™ 4.4+ apps, Chrome™ v.44+ browser and Safari® 9.0+ browser (when used on the Mac OS X 10.10+ operating system).

About Nureva

Nureva Inc. develops collaboration solutions where content-rich ideation and problem-solving can flourish. The company focuses on delighting customers with simple, thoughtful hardware, software and services. A passion for deep customer understanding and a commitment to innovation drive the company’s product road map. For more information, visit www.nureva.com.


For more information, please contact

Shari-Lynn Sare
Marketing Communications Manager
Nureva Inc.
Phone 587.774.6636
E-mail sharilynnsare@nureva.com

© 2016 Nureva Inc. All rights reserved. Nureva, Span and the Nureva logo are trademarks of Nureva Inc. in the United States, Canada and other countries. All third-party product and company names are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Topics: Span Workspace