(January 5th, 2015 – Las Vegas, USA /CES Booth # 31642, South Hall 3, Tech East)
At this year’s International CES, Wacom is showcasing a scene of the digital stationery era by seamlessly integrating digital ink and pen technologies the company has been promoting to industry partners.
In February 2014, Wacom proposed WILL™ (Wacom Ink layer Language) as the industry standard to share digital ink across multiple OS platforms and cloud services. Wide-ranging industry leaders have indicated interests in WILL to date and some are already working toward implementation. This year, Wacom takes WILL to a higher level, making it a broad-scoped, open and comprehensive framework under the name “WILL Forum.” WILL Forum is a framework that supports partners and users to adopt and promote WILL far more easily and quickly.
In this year’s CES booth (#31642), Wacom is showing a wide variety of WILL-enabled prototype devices in the home and work environments, giving a glimpse of a future lifestyle that seamlessly integrates the intuitive operation of the digital pen with the potential of digital ink and cloud services.
In March 2014, Wacom announced development of the “Active ES” pen technology, Wacom’s uniqe capacitive pen solution, which achieves the best-in-class pen performance combined with a simple technical structure. This is part of the company’s efforts of diversifying pen offerings to accelerate wider adoption of digital ink among users – capturing, creating and sharing ideas - on mobile devices. In this year’s CES booth, Wacom invites visitors to experience the fascinating world of Active ES pens. Visitors can hold the pens in their own hands and experience the real feel of the digital stationery era to come, with a wide variety of pens and a new breed of mobile stationery devices.
Leading tablet brands already adopted the Active ES pen solution including Toshiba Corporation, and we expect an increasing number of mobile products with Active ES pen solution to be launched during 2015.
Extending its display and mobile product portfolio, Wacom is also exhibiting the new Cintiq 27QHD series and Cintiq Companion2 series on the booth. Please refer to the respective product’s press releases for details.
Wacom invites hardware manufacturers as well as software, service and system solution providers to join WILL and reap the benefits of universal digital ink with broad range of applications. Integrating WILL into the existing and future IT infrastructure makes devices more responsive to human needs. Drawing on its expertise in pen tablet and component businesses, Wacom is ideally positioned to collaborate with various industry partners in delivering the best-in-class solutions for business users and consumers alike. http://will.wacom.com/
Founded in Japan in 1983, Wacom is now a global company with offices around the world supporting marketing and distribution in over 150 countries. For more than 30 years, Wacom has worked with the most creative people and organizations to inspire and equip them to make the world a more creative place.
Wacom’s products have been used by loyal customers to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and product designs. They have also played a significant role in making technology accessible in a natural and intuitive way through pen tablets, interactive pen displays, digital interface solutions, stylus products and creative companions. These all make it possible for everyone to express their creativity in digital media, whether artists, business executives or people enjoying everyday creativity.
Wacom’s interface technologies are offered as OEM solutions to leading manufacturers with Wacom feel IT technologies found integrated into the PC, tablet and smart phone products of many strategic partners around the world.
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Public Relations, Wacom Co., Ltd / Tel：+81-3-5337-6702 / E-mail: Wacom-pr(at)wacom.co.jp