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There is always something new about Wacom’s signature solutions. New products, new clients or partnerships or new awards we have won. Visit regularly to keep up-to-date with us and learn more about how we develop our solutions further.

Wacom’s DTH-1152 Pen Display Makes Reviewing and Signing Electronic Documents Easy, Flexible and Secure

July 13, 2017 Tokyo, Japan – Today, Wacom Co., Ltd. announces the DTH-1152 – its most full-featured, compact pen display for businesses looking to implement electronic review, completion and signing of documents. With its combination of Wacom’s industry-leading pen input and a multi-touch screen, the DTH-1152 gives organizations such as banks, hospitals, insurance companies and public sector departments an improved way to make signing documents paperless and user-friendly.
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The Wacom Clipboard Helps Businesses Turn Paper Documents to Digital in Real-time


June 7, 2017 Tokyo, Japan – Today Wacom Co., Ltd. announces the PHU-111 Wacom Clipboard, a smartpad that lets users complete and sign documents using standard paper forms with ink and converts the documents to a digital version in real-time. As part of Wacom’s family of signature solutions, biometric handwritten signatures can also be captured and attached. The digital documents can then be saved to local PCs, or uploaded immediately to servers or the cloud for easy document management. For businesses like service, healthcare, insurance industries and public sectors that still want or need to use paper forms but want to archive digitally, the Wacom Clipboard provides a secure and easy way to instantaneously digitize and save these paper documents without changing current paper-based workflows. The electronic clipboard pairs with a host PC or a mobile device via Bluetooth – an option for USB connectivity is available in PC environments. When a user places a document onto the Wacom Clipboard, the integrated barcode reader automatically identifies the document and communicates to the PC or mobile device so that the corresponding digital document can be called up. Using the included inking pen, the user can fill out the paper form as they normally would. All the strokes made by the pen on the smartpad are captured and streamed in real-time to the host device and immediately applied to the digital document. The key to the Wacom Clipboard is Wacom’s EMR (Electro-Magnetic Resonance) technology, which produces high quality digital handwriting performance and biometric electronic signatures that are attached to the digital document.

“With the introduction of the Wacom Clipboard, businesses can maintain their customer-facing processes – having their customers still fill out familiar paper forms, either A4 or letter size. However, they can easily gain efficiencies of digital document management without scanning,” says Peter Sommer, Senior Vice President of Wacom Business Solutions. “Additionally, as a global leader in eSignature solutions

we support the capture and inclusion of secure handwritten electronic signature into the final digital document.”To support this workflow, Wacom offers simple applications that will let users get up and running quickly and SDKs that allow developers flexibility when working with the Wacom Clipboard and associated documents.
 

  • CLB Create is an authoring tool used at the front end of the process. It makes it easy to lay out forms to be used with the smartpad – both the paper and digital versions.
  • CLB Paper is the client application that captures, processes and saves in digital format everything written on the Wacom Clipboard. CLB Paper can also apply handwriting recognition to convert handwriting to text and capture secure, biometric Wacom eSignatures.
  • Wacom’s WILL SDK family allows developers to build customized applications for interfacing with the Wacom Clipboard and collecting data from it.

 

“The Wacom Clipboard and supporting applications and tools help bridge the gap between the analog and digital worlds,” adds Sommer. “We see this as an important step in allowing businesses to increase their productivity and focus more energy on their core business.”

About Wacom
Founded in 1983, Wacom is a global company based in Japan (Tokyo Stock Exchange 6727) with subsidiaries and affiliate offices around the world to support marketing and distribution in over 150 countries. Wacom’s vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world’s leading manufacturer of interactive pen tablets and displays as well as of digital styli and solutions for saving and processing digital signatures. The advanced technology of Wacom’s intuitive input devices has been used to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and designs around the world and provides business and home users with leading interface technology to express their personality. Wacom’s eSignature solutions are utilised in a variety of application areas in which achieving a digital workflow with high-level security is crucial, such as: POS, ePayment, electronic passports, insurance, banking and hotel check-in.

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Wacom at Infosecurity: Electronic Signature and Security

Brussels, 02.03.2017 – Wacom Business Solutions, provider of signature tablets and solutions for electronic documents, informs on the capabilities and security of the electronic digital signature during Infosecurity on 22 and 23 March at Brussels Expo. During the trade fair, Wacom can be found at stand number 03.A106 where Wacom demonstrates its solutions and addresses the latest developments in signing paperless. At the stand, a digital caricaturist is also present, giving live demos.
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New cooperation for digital banking solutions: Diebold Nixdorf and Wacom Europe form partnership for the banking sector in Eastern Europe

Banking has become more and more digital during the last years: the digitalization of internal processes, online and mobile banking as well as mobile payments are rapidly changing the banking sector. Now, two strong partners in the banking segment form a partnership to support the banking sector in Eastern Europe in this process of digitalisation: Diebold Nixdorf and Wacom Europe.
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Wacom Introduces Most Full-Featured and Flexible Signature Pads with the STU-540

20th September 2016 – Tokyo, Japan/Krefeld, Germany – Wacom Co., Ltd. today announced the addition of the STU-540, its most advanced and robust signature pad, to its industry leading family of signature capture devices. Combining the broadest range of connectivity options, user conveniences and top-level encryption, the STU-540 is the premier choice for organizations looking to implement handwritten electronic signature into their workflow.
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Wacom broadens support for virtualized computing environment with the new STU-430V signature pad

July 21, 2016 Tokyo, Japan – Today Wacom Co., Ltd. announced the latest addition to its signature pad portfolio, the STU-430V — adding to its growing support for handwritten electronic signature capture in virtualized desktop environments. The STU-430V’s connectivity options enable it to be installed in a variety of terminal server environments, allowing a broader audience to implement signature pads from the global leader in dedicated signature capture devices.
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Over 300 Wacom Pen Tablets Installed in 126 Branches of Citibank Korea for Electronic Document Processing

Wacom’s proven digital pen tablet solution enhances customers‘ satisfaction by shortening process time

2016. 7. 13 / Seoul – Wacom Co., Ltd. announced today that 317 units of its DTU-1141 have been installed in branches of Citibank Korea Inc. for electronic document processing including digital signature, furthering the company‘s initiative to go completely paperless and shortening process time to create remarkable customer experiences.
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Infosecurity on 15 and 16 June at Brussels Expo

Wacom Business Solutions, provider of tablets and solutions for electronic signatures, and Connective, specialist in electronic transaction management, present the options for electronic digital and signatures during Infosecurity on 15 and 16 June at Brussels Expo.

Thomas Kaeb, Senior Sales Manager at Wacom, will give a seminar titled “Electronic handwritten signature” on both days from 3:45 to 4:15 pm in Paleis 8. Both parties will demonstrate their solutions at stand 03.A106 in Paleis 3 and they will discuss the latest developments in paperless signatures. At the stand and during the seminars the biometric signature and more will be explained in detail, and various applications and scenarios will be demonstrated.

Wacom’s DTK-1651 pen display combines high resolution with small footprint, offering secure and paperless eDocuments solutions

The 15.6” Full HD resolution LCD pen display demonstrates Wacom’s drive to provide efficient and secure state-of-the-art solutions featuring Digital Ink

June 8, 2016 Tokyo, Japan – Wacom Co., Ltd. today announced the latest product in its pen display portfolio, the DTK-1651. With a premium industrial design, the 15.6” Full HD pen display allows A4 and letter-sized eDocuments to be viewed, edited and signed without shrinking or scrolling. The DTK-1651 enables businesses as well as health and educational institutions to save money and go paperless, and offers best-in-class features for advanced performance.
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Wacom launches sign pro PDF Enterprise for iOS and Android

Providing both App and API for System Plug-in

May 12, 2016 (Tokyo, Japan) – Broadening its reach in the global electronic signature market, Wacom Co, Ltd announced it will add the sign pro PDF Enterprise App and sign pro PDF Enterprise API (Application Programming Interface) to its sign pro PDF family for iOS and Android. sign pro PDF Enterprise enables large and medium-sized businesses to enjoy the benefits of an efficient, cost-effective and paperless signature solution, which helps users easily create and implement electronic signature or annotation, and authorize documents.
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Wacom sign pro PDF for iOS and Android: for easy and cost effective implementation of electronic handwritten signatures

January 26, 2016 (Tokyo, Japan) — Wacom Co, Ltd announced it will launch sign pro PDF for iOS and for Android, the electronic signature application which helps companies in various industries, regardless of size, to create and implement electronic signature and annotation into their digital workflow in mobile environments. By using sign pro PDF with their digital document management workflow, users can efficiently handle and authorize documents completely paperless. Read more

Cartes Secure Connexions, Paris

2015/11/17-19 Cartes Secure Connexions, Paris

Wacom will showcase its solutions for capturing handwritten signatures at the Cartes Secure Connexions event. With more than 20.000 visitors and a brand new identity, Cartes Secure Connexions is one of the leading events for secure payment, identification and mobility.
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European Banking Forum, 20th – 21st May 2015, Brussels

The European Banking Customer Acquisition & Retention Forum in Brussels (20th to 21st May 2015) is the major banking event in the Benelux region. It enables senior executives from technology, business development and operations at leading retail banks to evaluate and discuss solutions that will help increase customer acquisition and retention and improve operational efficiency and customer experience at the same time. Read more

Documation, Paris

Venez nous rencontrer au salon Documation les 18 et 19 Mars, Paris CNIT La Défense

Le salon Documation est le principal événement français lié aux technologies de l’information et à la gestion électronique de documents. Wacom expose, sur le stand D42 du pavillon de la FNTC, ses solutions eSignature destinées à un usage stationnaire et mobile.
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Cartes & Secure Connexions, Paris

2014/11/4-6 Cartes & Secure Connexions, Paris

Wacom will showcase its solutions for capturing handwritten signatures at the Cartes & Secure Connexions event. With more than 20.000 visitors, Cartes & Secure Connexions is one of the leading events for digital security and smart technologies.
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SGS Report on Wacom Signature Pads

SGS Test SGS Test STU-530 (JPG)

Background: SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world. SGS provides solutions across all industries and is recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. Through a unique global network SGS delivers independent results tailored to the precise needs of the industry or sector. Founded in 1878, the company is headquartered in Geneva. Since 1920, SGS has been operating in Germany. Read more

Salon Solutions, Demat Expo, Paris

2014/09/30 – 2014/10/02 Salon Solutions, Demat Expo, CNIT Paris La Défense

Meet Wacom at the leading tradeshow and congress in France for Digital Document Management. From September 30th afternoon to October 2nd, interested visitors will meet the latest solutions and devices for electronic signature capturing from Wacom at FNTC village, stand E44.
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Wacom wins Red Dot Award for Signature products

For the first time, Wacom has won the coveted design award from Red Dot for two of its Signature products. Both the Signature Pad STU-530 and the Signature Display DTU-1031 convinced the 40 member expert panel of their outstanding product design, beating off competition from over 4,000 other entries.
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News from Wacom´s partner XYZMO: SIGNificant Kiosk Mode 4 Signature Displays

Interactive pen displays with their big screens are especially advantageous at POS situations where it is necessary to display full documents to the customer, e.g. when signing a contract or tariff agreement. Often, the displays are used as second screen besides a regular PC. To make full use of the benefits of a pen display in those settings, Wacom’s partner XYZMO is offering a new software solution: SIGNificant Kiosk Mode 4 Signature Displays. With SIGNificant Kiosk Mode 4 Signature Displays, companies can smoothly combine the pen display with a PC creating a fully integrated solution:
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Can a handwritten electronic Signature be legally binding?

New Whitepaper from DLA Piper: WACOM eSignature solutions – Compliant with European E-Signature legislation

DLA Piper, a world-wide leading law firm, has prepared a whitepaper where they reviewed the legal effectiveness of Wacom´s eSignature solutions in relation to European regulatory principles for electronic signatures.
Within this work DLA Piper answers the main questions with regards to legal binding electronic signatures in Europe and explains the key features of Wacom´s eSignature solutions.
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Wacom and partners at SMAU 2013 Milan

Wacom participated to the 50th edition of SMAU in Milan from October 23rd to 25th, 2013. The exhibition is dedicated to the ICT sector and technological innovations. Wacom has been present there for the first time with its eSignature solutions and presented signature-pads and -displays like STU-530, STU-430 or DTU-1031. Also the Intuos Creative Stylus was presented for signature capturing . Wacom´s Signature Solution partners Aliaslab, Allwebnet, Namirial, Olivetti, Optimo, SNT and Xyzmo showed their applications for a paperless and environment friendly workflow. Read more

Guide de la Signature Electronique – FNTC

logo_FNTCEn tant que membre de la Fédération des Tiers de Confiance depuis 2011, Wacom a participé activement à la nouvelle édition du guide de la signature électronique qui vient de paraître.

Cette édition entièrement revisitée par le groupe de travail e-signature dont Wacom fait partie, contient une introduction à la signature électronique, les bonnes pratiques, le cadre juridique et des cas d’application de la signature électronique, une réalité au quotidien dans de nombreux secteurs économiques.
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Wacom Launches Next Generation of Signature Pads

Two New Models Deliver Best-in-Class Features for Electronic Signature Applications

Today Wacom expands its industry-leading Signature Pad portfolio with the introduction of its two latest models, the STU-530 and the STU-430. This next generation of signature pads is optimal for supporting digital business workflows that need to capture handwritten signatures to authorize or confirm business processes. Banks, healthcare facilities, insurance companies, and other businesses can increase operational efficiencies, mitigate compliance risks and reduce costs associated with handling paper documents.
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Electronic direct debiting scheme continues to be possible under SEPA

Cash matters – less and less, because more and more people prefer paying by maestro- or credit card. Over 40 percent of the German consumers do so today, and even more will do in the future. But that’s not the only way to maximize convenience and security in payment procedures. The electronic direct debiting scheme (in German: Elektronisches Lastschriftverfahren, short: ELV) holds a mere 13 percent share of all payments in Germany.
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Wacom expanding in Italy

The leading manufacturer of signature pads Wacom is expanding its Business Solutions Department in Italy. Sonia Cosma Anellino is joining Wacom Business Solutions as a Business Development Manager particularly for Italy. She will be responsible for the further development of the eDocs/Signature business in Italy. Sonia Anellino has worked for Canon, SIAV and SAP before and will now support Wacom Business Solutions with her wide experience in selling IT-solutions and eDocument solutions. For Wacom, Italy is the biggest signature/eDocs market in Europe. And with staffing Sonia Anellino, Wacom not only reference the steady growth of Wacom Business Solutions, but also focuses on the most important market in Europe.
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Signature Whitepaper: Wacom digital signature solutions

Paper is one of the oldest forms of storing data and continues to be one of the most common still used today. However, as many businesses, banks and retail organizations know, it can be a real burden for budgets. Just to document customer transactions, more than 100 million paper sheets are used by an average major bank every year, resulting in expenditures of several million Euro. Following this, the paper has to be stored and archived and thereby requires additional resources.
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Case study: CECA 4 years of paperless signature – a resumee

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Four years ago, customers of Spanish banks and savings banks were obliged to repeat their signature on hundreds of different documents. All transactions, however small, used to involve endless document signature. Similarly, all these documents resulted in high direct costs generated by paper, printing and archiving and indirect costs generated by the backoffice business processes associated with each document. This is why the Confederation of Spanish Savings Banks (CECA) had decided to implement a project of Digitalized Signature System (DSS) in Spanish savings banks. When CECA first started this project, they had three very clear objectives in mind: Firstly, to save direct costs associated with documents generated by banking transactions. Secondly, to convert the digitalized signature into standard practice in the banking sector and even in other sectors. And finally, to achieve greater convenience for employees and customers.
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Technology Whitepaper: Signature Capturing with the Wacom signature devices

Wacom signature tablets arrived on the market in 2007. Today hundreds of thousands of these devices are in use around the world.

The initial spark for the development of this highly successful device category was based on a wish list from many customers in the financial industry. Excellent capturing quality and robustness ranks high on their list. Signature pads like STU-520, the STU-500 or the signature display DTU-1031 fulfill these requirements perfectly. They are built by the world market leader for pen tablets: Wacom.
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