Wacom has announced a new digital clipboard device designed to dynamically convert paper signatures to digital documents.
Called the Wacom Clipboard, it features an integrated barcode reader meant to identify official documents. Paired with a PC via Bluetooth or USB, the device automatically communicates that information to the computer so that it can pull up the corresponding digital document. As the user fills out the paper form on the ‘smartpad’, as Wacom calls it, the ink-based input is automatically converted to a digital version on the digital document.
The process revolves around Wacom’s Electro-Magnetic Resonance technology, which can detect fine details in handwriting and also enables the collection of biometric electronic signatures. And Wacom says its accompanying CLB Paper app is also equipped with handwriting recognition that can convert the user’s writing to digital text.
It’s like a much more robust version of the eSignature app Wacom launched last year, and should prove particularly appealing for business applications as organizations increasingly go digital. Wacom says the Wacom Clipboard will start shipping at the end of July.
June 7, 2017 – by Alex Perala