As a well-established company in Montgomeryville, PA, Numonics had been manufacturing and marketing precision measurement devices for the medical, imaging, construction, garment and GIS markets for over 40 years. In 1994 the company realized a new market potential for improved communications and collaboration products and began to transform its patented technology to develop the world's first pen-centric interactive whiteboard. It established the Interactive Products Division dedicated to developing innovative presentation products to improve collaboration in small and large groups particularly for classrooms. The world's first pen-centric interactive whiteboard was based on fast, accurate and durable electromagnetic technology patented by the company several years earlier... This was the beginning of the next generation whiteboard.