Wacom Technology Corporation has introduced its STU family of signature tablets.Wacom’s signature tablet series, consisting of three unique tablets in both form and function, feature Wacom’s renowned pressure-sensitive, battery-free and cordless pen technology to capture clear, true-to-life signatures.
Wacom’s signature tablet lineup consists of three tablets; the new 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.
The STU tablets easily integrate with software from SOFTPRO, Silanis, CIC and eOriginal. “Wacom and SOFTPRO have experienced tremendous success in Europe building customized solutions for different types of industries including banks and retail stores,” said Marcum. “Having the engineering expertise and customer focus of software partners like SOFTPRO will help expand our signature business throughout the Americas.” A 90-day trial of SOFTPRO software is available for STU owners interested in a turnkey signature solution.
* The new STU-520, available December, 2010 features a high-quality, widescreen color display (WVGA 800 x 480), offering ample screen space for both signatures and promotional messages. When the display is sitting idle and not being used for signing, the STU-520 provides an innovative way for companies to display advertising and sales programs in vibrant, eye-catching color. The STU-520 display also offers plenty of space to incorporate menu buttons or soft keys. And, as with all STU devices, Wacom’s sensortechnology captures the data necessary for software to provide individual biometric information such as signature pressure and speed.
* The 5-inch monochrome display (VGA 640 x 480 resolution) of the STU-500 is able to capture long signatures with ease and the pen-display interaction mimics the feel of signing on paper. Its modern, ergonomic design is ideal for customer-facing transactions as both customer and employee can clearly view the signing process, thanks to the screen’s ability to reflect high ambient light. In addition, the STU-500 offers both USB and Serial connectivity.
* Wacom’s STU-300 tablet combines a monochrome display (396 x 100 pixel resolution) in a compact and durable design. The STU-300 is especially suited for portable use or at locations where space is at a premium.