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Update - June 28, 2016 – StarBoard Solution Inc. operating out of San Diego, California is offering a full line of products under the new independent STARBOARD brand. Visit  http://starboard-solution.com to learn more. Customers can also call 800-615-9855 or email help@starboard-solution.com for sales and support.

Update - March 1, 2016 The transaction between Hitachi Solutions, Ltd. and ShenZhen iBoard Technology Co., Ltd. has been successfully completed. To purchase StarBoard products or receive support on existing StarBoard products, please call 800-615-9855 or email help@starboard-solution.com.

Tokyo Japan - December 11th, 2015 – Hitachi Solutions, Ltd., a leading global supplier of Interactive White Boards (“IWB”) sold under the “StarBoard” brand, today announced a change in its business strategy. As of February 1st, 2016, ShenZhen iBoard Technology Co., Ltd. (“iBoard”) will take over the “StarBoard” business for its global growth. Hitachi Solutions will maintain its focus on providing other various IT software, solutions and service to customers worldwide.

Over fifteen years ago, Hitachi Solutions, Ltd. brought to market the innovative StarBoard brand of interactive products and software. The StarBoard brand has been well received by thousands of end users and is supported by dealers and distributors around the globe. Over the years, the StarBoard brand has become recognized for products that represent high quality, durability, ease of use, and value.

Given the rich heritage that has become the StarBoard brand, Shenzhen iBoard Technology and Hitachi Solutions have reached an agreement to transfer the StarBoard business and StarBoard brand to iBoard. It should be noted that iBoard (being established in 2006) has been the OEM manufacturer for the most recent and very popular StarBoard FX Series of products sold through Hitachi Solutions’ global channel. iBoard also manufactures a complete line of Interactive Flat Panel Displays making them one of the largest manufacturers in the industry. iBoard’s dedication to high quality, durable products that offer end users ease of use and value make this transition of the StarBoard branded business most promising and beneficial to the marketplace.

For this purpose, iBoard will establish new subsidiaries in Germany and the USA in order to succeed all of the current StarBoard branded businesses including distributorships and technical support from the respective Hitachi Solutions subsidiaries in each region.

iBoard will globally enhance the StarBoard branded business by adding new product lines including Interactive Flat Panel Displays, other interactive products, accessories and software.

According to Shigeki Ishihara, General Manager - Cross Industry Solution Business Division of Hitachi Solutions, Ltd., “Hitachi Solutions recognizes the reputation of ShenZhen iBoard Technology for the high quality and reliability in its products they manufacture. This business transfer will position iBoard as a truly global provider of interactive products and software, and will be beneficial to the market.”

“This business addition is an exciting challenge for iBoard. We will leverage the value and reputation of StarBoard branded business legacy and globally enhance this business by offering a wider range of products. I do believe the additional product line up under the StarBoard brand will be well received by end users, distributors and partners all around the world. ”, said Jun Xu, President of ShenZhen iBoard Technology.

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About ShenZhen iBoard Technology Co., Ltd.

ShenZhen iBoard Technology Co., Ltd., headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China and established in 2006, is an innovative and dynamic technology company that specializes in the production and manufacturing of Interactive White Boards, Interactive Flat Panel Displays, and associated devices and accessories. The company has developed all of its own internal processes, its own production management system and its goal is to become a recognized leader in sales of devices that complement the human – computer interface throughout the world. Please visit: http://www.i-board.com.cn/

About Hitachi Solutions, Ltd.

Hitachi Solutions, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a core member of Information & Telecommunication Systems Company of Hitachi Group and a recognized leader in delivering proven business and IT strategies and solutions to companies across many industries. The company provides value-driven services throughout the IT life cycle from systems planning to systems integration, operation and maintenance. Hitachi Solutions delivers products and services of superior value to customers worldwide through key subsidiaries in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information on Hitachi Solutions, please visit: http://www.hitachi-solutions.com.

Contact for Hitachi Solutions: Michihiko Setogawa, Product Management & Development, Products & Services Group, msetogawa@hitachi-solutions.com, 619-362-4806.

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