Wacom Introduces Signature Capture Solution for Business
Vancouver, Wash. - Nov.17, 2011 - Wacom® announces sign&save, a plug-and-play signature capture solution for small to medium size businesses that are seeking to implement or improve customer-facing digital transaction processes. The sign&save solution, available in two versions, combines a Wacom signature tablet with the company’s newly designed software, called sign | pro PDF, to deliver an affordable and efficient way to integrate electronic handwritten signatures into a business’s daily workflow. Both versions are easy to connect to Windows®-based personal computers. Additionally, each signature tablet is able to capture the static and biometric signals of individual signatures, providing an effective defense against fraud.
“The sign&save solution provides an immediate ROI by modernizing the signature capture process, making it easy for businesses to add legally-binding electronic signatures to any PDF document,” says Michael Marcum, Vice President of Vertical Markets for Wacom Technology Services Corp. “Ultimately, sign&save is offering businesses a more efficient way to execute contracts and authorize agreements. By eliminating the need to print, scan and store documents, sign&save produces tangible results in terms of time and cost savings, not to mention the ease-of-use, security and speedy performance benefits it gives to both employees and customers.”
Two Versions to Meet Specific Use Cases
At launch, Wacom will offer sign&save in two configurations, one simply called sign&save and the other called sign&save | mobile. The baseline sign&save features the STU-500 LCD signature tablet with sign | pro PDF software. It is targeted for desk and counter top usage as well as point-of-sale locations. The STU-500, with its larger and higher resolution screen is ideal for uses that require more real estate for a premium signing experience. The other configuration, sign&save | mobile, combines an STU-300 LCD signature tablet with sign | pro PDF software, creating the ideal solution for people on-the-go. The smaller footprint and integrated pen-holder on the STU-300 make it easy to slip into a laptop bag. A field engineer that requires sign-off on specific projects or a traveling salesperson that has to have contracts signed and sent to the home office would find sign&save | mobile ideally suited for their needs. “Whether working from a desktop or laptop computer, the office or in the field, Wacom has a one-stop solution to fit specific signature capture needs,” continues Marcum. Each version of sign&save delivers outstanding longevity through the hardware’s patented pen technology that never needs batteries or a cord to carry an electronic signal. Since no electronic signals are passed through the Wacom pen tether, pen operation cannot be affected by damage to the tether. In addition, Wacom’s pen technology, unlike resistive technologies, is not impacted by wear or scratches to the LCD’s screen surface.
Wacom’s sign | pro PDF software works in harmony with the signature tablets, allowing users to capture handwritten signatures electronically and merge them with PDF documents. While capturing the signature with the tablet’s pressure-sensitive pen, biometric data is recorded and the signed PDF document is automatically protected.
Pricing and Availability
Wacom’s sign&save ($299 USD) and sign&save | mobile ($229 USD) are expected to be available at the Wacom online store beginning in early January of 2012.
Resellers and System Integrators interested in selling Wacom’s sign&save can send inquiries to SignatureTablet@wacom.com for more information.
Founded in 1983, Wacom’s vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world’s leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays and digital interface solutions. The advanced technology of Wacom’s intuitive input devices provide business and home users with the ability to explore digital content creation in a comfortable, natural way.