The different concepts in the Cintiq series
The first thing that you do during product development is product planning. The products in the Cintiq series each have their own different concept. We need to decide what sort of users each product is aimed at and what parts need to be changed in what way because of that. For example, we decided to give the latest Cintiq 13HD a removable stand so that it could support a wide range of creative work. The Cintiq 22HD and Cintiq 22HD touch both have a rotating stand that allows the screen to be viewed from all angles. The Cintiq 24HD and Cintiq 24HD touch are fitted with a new generation stand that reduces the strain of extended use by allowing users to adjust the angle and height of the screen and to bring the tablet closer to them. The Cintiq 22HD touch and Cintiq 24HD touch have a multi touch function that allows more intuitive operation.
A new standard
Consisting of two models,the Cintiq Companion series retains the functions of the Cintiq 13HD with the addition of a multitouch function and aims to further enhance the efficiency of creative work. Running on an Android OS, the Cintiq Companion Hybrid enables rough sketching away from the office. Fitted with Windows 8, the Cintiq Companion allows you to do creative work in the same environment anywhere at any time. The development of this Companion series was a bit strange. Because it was a new type of product, there were various things that we didn't know until we tried them out on sample products during the production process, in particular things about its user-friendliness. Thanks to you, we are delighted that we have made professional creators and many other users happy, but our intention was to get a wider range of people using the products and to hear your opinions about it. It is a product with potential, so it may produce new uses that we have not seen before.