Acquisition of Florentis’ (UK) business assets, client contracts and software IP provides valuable software development expertise and resources to support
Tokyo, Japan and Vancouver, Wash. – Apr. 29, 2011 – Wacom® Company, Ltd. is
widening its solution set in the growing electronic signature market by adding
software to its already existing signature tablet line. By acquiring the software, client
contracts and assets of Florentis (United Kingdom), a leading software developer for
electronic signature technologies, Wacom is better positioned to deliver enhanced
services to its customers moving forward. Founded in 2000 to provide software
development services, Florentis has created their own family of ready-to-use
applications and software development kits that allow electronic handwritten
signatures to be handled cost-effectively without paper.
Wacom intends to start delivering simple, easy-to-install signature solutions to small
and medium businesses in 2011 and continue to grow large-scale electronic signature
opportunities with its well-established software partners CIC, Softpro and Xyzmo.
Wacom's signature tablets can be found in a variety of customer-facing scenarios.
From retail banking, hospitality and healthcare applications to Point-of-Sale (POS)
transactions, Wacom has a solution to optimize, secure and facilitate electronic
workflows wherever documents are filled out, signed and verified.
Wacom's Signature Tablets
Wacom's signature tablet lineup consists of three tablets; the STU-520, STU-500 and
STU-300. Each tablet is designed to capture an electronic signature, replacing the
need for a signature on paper. The tablets help lower costs and eliminate the
inefficiencies associated with paper documentation, such as printing, storing and
internal/external sharing. Wacom signature tablets deliver outstanding longevity
through their 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
pen technology, unlike resistive technologies, is not impacted by wear or scratches to
the screen surface.
For over 25 years, Wacom's vision to bring people and technology closer together
with its natural interface solutions has made it the world's leading manufacturer of pen
tablets, interactive pen displays and digital interface solutions. The advanced
technology of Wacom's innovative input devices has been used to create some of the
most exciting digital art, films, designs, interactive classrooms and corporate
boardrooms around the world. In addition, Wacom provides business and home users
with the ability to explore digital content in a comfortable and intuitive way. Today,
millions of customers use Wacom's cordless, battery-free, pressure-sensitive pen
technology to enhance their digital workflow.