TOKYO and VANCOUVER – At CES, Wacom introduced the Cintiq Companion 2, a touchscreen tablet for professional creators of digital content who demand the very best pen-on-screen experience.
The tablet allows users to explore and make their creative mark anywhere. The new mobile solution from Wacom works either as a fully fledged Windows 8 tablet with all the creative input capabilities of a Cintiq or, when the need arises, will connect, via Cintiq Connect, to the home or office Mac or PC and function as a primary or secondary Cintiq display with the renowned pen performance creative pros have depended on for years.
With 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity and tilt recognition, the Cintiq Companion 2's Pro Pen performs like a traditional brush, pen or marker when used in combination with creative software applications. The pen and high-resolution screen (2560 x 1440) interact to provide a realistic pen-on-paper feel with limited glare that allows artists and designers to quickly produce detailed and accurate material without ever having to worry about art supplies.
The Cintiq Companion 2 will be available at the Wacom eStore in several configurations this February – Value (64GB SSD, $1299.99), Standard (128GB SSD, $1599.99) and Premium (256GB SSD, $1999.99). The Enhanced (512GB SSD, $2499.99) and Enterprise (customizable, $2699.99) versions are expected to begin shipping this coming spring.
In other news, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. and Toshiba Europe GmbH have adopted Active ES pen technology, Wacom's unique capacitive pen solution, for their new Windows 8.1 tablets.
The Active ES pen solution handles high-performance pen and multi-finger touch inputs simultaneously with a single sensor and a single ASIC controller. It realizes a natural and intuitive writing experience with high speed, precision and pressure sensitivity. By supplying both Active ES and EMR pen solutions, Wacom continues to accelerate digital pen use on mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones, and lead the way toward the era of digital stationery.