At this year's show, a section of Wacom's booth is dedicated to its vertical market interactive pen displays, including the DTU-2231. From the boardroom to the classroom, the widescreen, high-definition (HD) DTU-2231 offers "pen-point" control and integrates with applications such as Microsoft PowerPoint, the predominant software application for corporate presentations, training sessions, and lectures. By combining the DTU's natural, pen-on-screen capabilities with the new preconfigured radial menu option, education and presentation users gain valuable annotation and mark-up capabilities.
"Wacom's customized radial menu was created to help enrich the use of PowerPoint by giving users quick and easy access to annotation tools for lively and engaging presentations," says Stan Ueno, senior product manager for Wacom. "We've made it easy by placing the tools directly below the pen tip for immediate on-screen access, eliminating the need to memorize keyboard shortcuts or search for PowerPoint menus in the middle of a presentation."
The Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas maintains 19 academic departments, offering degrees in the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences. In order for the college to move forward and support instruction through smarter classroom technology, provide the best equipment for faculty and staff use, and embrace digital communication tools for operations such as Web communications and distance learning, technology has become an integral part of the college.
As a result of the strategic planning conducted at the college, a major commitment has been made to the installation and maintenance of direct on-screen input technologies, which are designed to optimize presentation proficiency and interactivity. All of the college's classrooms and most of the conference and seminar rooms now incorporate interactive classroom technology.
"We've been incorporating the 16-inch Wacom interactive pen displays (DTU-1631) in our technology-based classrooms and have found them to be great for use with screen annotation tools that are often needed in a classroom environment," explains Chris Clanton, Fulbright College Smart Room coordinator at the University of Arkansas. "The video quality is superb, and set-up is a breeze on both Mac and Windows. We're definitely going to continue using Wacom displays as an integral part of our technology classroom design."