Wacom’s new “Active ES” pen technology powers Toshiba’s Encore 2 Write tablets with pen-point accuracy, speed and enhanced creativity



Wacom Co., Ltd, announced that 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 Encore 2 Write (exhibited at CES in the Central Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth #11028).

Wacom leads the industry with its EMR® (Electro-Magnetic Resonance) digital pen sensor solution, and reached 100 million units of component production (cumulative) in April 2014. Wacom has now extended its technology portfolio by adding the “Active ES” pen solution to address broadening needs for pens in mobile products.

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.

“Toshiba’s Encore 2 Write tablets and TruPen stylus proves that Wacom’s Active ES solution delivers a best-in-class writing and drawing experience, with accuracy and speed never seen before on tablets,” said Masahiko Yamada, president and CEO of Wacom. “Our Active ES pen supports writing, drawing and editing in intricate details with pressure sensitivity, as well as flexibility in design and configuration for OEM partners.”

Toshiba’s new tablets running Windows 8.1 Update with Bing are ideal travel companions, delivering a powerful Intel® Atom™ performance to help users get the most out of their day. The “TruPen” stylus brings high precision control to your work — taking notes in meetings or lectures without sacrificing the writing feel of pen on paper, regardless of speed.

The TruPen is also ergonomically designed, making it comfortable to hold over long periods of time. Thanks to its pressure-sensitive tip, users are always in complete control of every line they write or draw. Furthermore, each model’s elegant design features a special slot for attaching the pen to the tablet, so it’s always handy for jotting down ideas or developing to-do lists.

By promoting the adoption of feel™ technologies in a variety of mobile devices, Wacom partners with industry leaders in making the world a more creative place.


About Wacom

Founded in Japan in 1983, Wacom is now a global company with offices around the world supporting marketing and distribution in over 150 countries. For more than 30 years, Wacom has worked with the most creative people and organisations to inspire and equip them to make the world a more creative place.

Wacom’s products have been used by loyal customers to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and product designs. They have also played a significant role in making technology accessible in a natural and intuitive way through pen tablets, interactive pen displays, digital interface solutions, stylus products and creative companions. These all make it possible for everyone to express their creativity in digital media, whether artists, business executives or people enjoying everyday creativity.

Wacom’s interface technologies are offered as OEM solutions to leading manufacturers with Wacom feel IT technologies found integrated into the PC, tablet and smart phone products of many strategic partners around the world.

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