Traditional input devices like a standard PC mouse offer only relative positioning: When the mouse reaches the edge of the mouse pad, the on-screen cursor needn′t be at the edge of your monitor screen as well. But Wacom tablets operate with absolute positioning: The entire active area of your tablet represents the entire monitor screen – place the pen in the lower left-hand corner of your tablet and the on-screen pointer will move to the lower left-hand corner of your monitor. Wacom tablets, however, offers relative positioning as well. Also, because of a very low frequency electromagnetic field under the active area of the tablet the pen doesn′t need to be dragged like a mouse but hovers over the tablet surface. This means, the moment you touch the active area with your pen tip you′re already performing a left mouse click.
Tools and tablet settings of professional Wacom products that have been customised for individual applications. The control panel enables you to program a tool to behave uniquely in different applications. Your application-specific settings are in effect whenever you use the application, because the driver detects the active application automatically. – Also see "Tool buttons".
All of us have our own style of handwriting and biometric signature verification software can be used to accurately identify the user. This makes it possible to control access, for example, or check the validity of electronic documents and transactions. By using the pressure-sensitive Wacom tablet and the appropriate software, both an exact (static) image of the signature as well as the signature′s biometric (dynamic) characteristics can be captured while writing. The writing speed, acceleration and pressure are all analysed as the user writes.
With the help of document annotation software, a Wacom tablet can be used to add notes, comments and even free-hand drawings to word processing documents and presentations. Thanks to the pen, users can write and draw as if they were working on a normal sheet of paper.
DVI stands for Digital Visual Interface, a digital video connection that provides a high-speed digital connection between a computer and its display device like the PL-display range for optimal data transmission at highest possible output quality.
Using the appropriate software, electronic handwriting recognition automatically converts your handwritten text into printable characters and words and transfers them into the currently opened application. A pressure-sensitive graphics tablet serves as the input device. Tablet PCs also come with a digital pen, which means users can enter text in their own handwriting.
In order to increase your efficiency, the Cintiq and Intuos feature the ExpressKeys and Touch Strips or Touch Rings which allows you to reduce keyboard usage and to concentrate on the Cintiq and Intuos as you main working tool. The ExpressKeys have the most important menu commands already preset, but are freely programmable by yourself. The Touch Strip is perfect to scroll and zoom in your documents. Both programmable elements are located on each side to suit both left- and right-handers equally. To cut a long story short: the interaction between pens, ExpressKeys and Touch Strips / Touch Rings minimises keyboard usage, accelerates your workflow and enhances your efficiency and productivity.
This is the control wheel on the barrel of the Intuos Airbrush. As opposed to a real airbrush valve the finger wheel doesn′t return to zero on release but remains at the last position thus ensuring that the release of digital ink is kept constant.
In the fields of pen computing and handwriting recognition, the term "gesture" is used to describe some of the user′s entries. Particular commands can be activated by a simple movement of the pen, which makes it very easy to perform tasks such as navigating on the desktop, scrolling, deleting, operating browser features or using Copy and Paste.
The mapping defines the aspect ratio between the vertical and horizontal dimension of the tablet or display. The Mapping tab in the Wacom driver defines how the tablet area is mapped to the display area. This setting determines if the aspect of the tablet and display are the same. It also determines if a 1:1 scale will be maintained between the tablet and display.
Wacom′s patented cordless and battery-free pen technology gives you a high-quality and reliable product, which requires minimal maintenance. This technology guarantees exceptional product quality from the world market leader of pen based input solutions.
This feature of the Wacom pens and eraser senses the amount of pressure being applied. This is used to create natural-looking pen, brush, and eraser strokes in applications that support pressure-sensitivity. You can precisely control opacity, colour, exposure, or line width while creating smooth curves and gradual transitions. Different applications take advantage of pressure sensitivity in many ways, depending on the application′s capabilities.
The Quick Point Mode divides the tablet into two independent areas: a large area for drawing and a small area for quick navigation. This feature is especially useful for large tablet sizes since even simple navigation usually results in full arm motion. With the smaller QuickPoint area you can navigate with a single sweep of your wrist.
This feature, e.g. of the Airbrush tip and eraser, senses the amount of tilt between the tool and tablet. This is used to create natural-looking pen, brush, and eraser strokes in applications that support tilt-sensitivity.
All buttons and switches of any Wacom pen or mouse can be configured individually with your favourite short cuts. This special feature allows for individual programming of really any task, command or shortcut in any computer software. This way you can speed up any application by having your most frequently used commands or shortcut virtually at your fingertips.
Tool ID is an intelligent system that allows additional Intuos and Cintiq input devices to be personalised to the software of your choice. Every input device has a unique electronic identification so even multiple users can each have their own tools personalised to work the way they prefer on a shared system. If you are working with two identical pens, the tablet will recognise each one as a separate tool. This is particularly useful if you have customised each pen differently. In applications, which support the Tool ID, the brush or pen will change automatically just by changing the input device.
Originals – which need to be traced or ′digitised′ with your Wacom tablet – can be held in place thanks to the Transparent Overlay. Additionally this plastic overlay is slightly roughed up to come closer to the feel of real paper.
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Использование данного программного обеспечения включает только постоянное или временное, полное и частичное копирование программного обеспечения путем загрузки, отображения, выполнения, передачи или сохранения с целью выполнения команд и данных, в нем содержащихся, или путем наблюдения, исследования или проверки функций программного обеспечения.
Пользователю не разрешается лицензировать, сдавать в аренду или внаем программное обеспечение третьей стороне или же допускать доступ третьей стороны к программному обеспечению иным способом. Пользователю не разрешается без предварительного письменного разрешения компании Wacom копировать, модифицировать, передавать или изменять программное обеспечение, за исключением действий по копированию, необходимых для создания резервной копии и для целей, описанных выше в разделе 2.
Пользователю не разрешается декомпилировать программное обеспечение; если программное обеспечение содержит интерфейсы к программному обеспечению, не поставляемому Wacom, компания Wacom сделает необходимую информацию доступной для пользователя по запросу при условии, что пользователь сможет доказать его (ее) право на использование этого программного обеспечения и он (она) согласен(на) оплатить копирование и почтовые расходы.
LIMITED WARRANTY (EUROPE, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST)
WACOM warrants to you, as the initial purchaser, (hereinafter referred to as "you" or "the customer") that the product hardware will remain free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and service for a warranty period of TWO (2) YEARS, and in case of Cintiq products for a warranty period of THREE (3) YEARS, commencing from the purchase date and provided that the product was unused at the time of purchase. Defects in wear parts (e.g. pen nibs, tablet surfaces and batteries) resulting from normal wear and tear are exempt from the warranty. Furthermore, WACOM warrants that the data carriers delivered with the product are free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use for a period of SIX (6) MONTHS from the date of purchase.
If during the applicable warranty period the product, excluding any software, is discovered to be defective, it should be returned immediately to the place of purchase in its original packaging together with your name, address, and telephone number, a description of the problem, and a copy of the original receipt. The customer shall be liable for any possible damage or loss of the product during transit to the place of purchase for this purpose.
WACOM′s sole obligation and entire liability under this warranty shall be, at WACOM′s option, either the repair or the replacement of the product or parts thereof that prove defective and that were returned within the applicable warranty period.
WACOM does not warrant to repair or replace the product if: (a) the damage to the product results from accident, misuse, improper use, negligence or unauthorised alteration or repair; (b) the product was not handled or stored according to the instructions provided by WACOM; (c) the damage resulted from normal wear and tear of product parts; or d) the serial number affixed by WACOM has been removed or rendered unintelligible. Any descriptions, drawings, specifications, samples, models, notifications or similar material provided in connection with the purchase of the product cannot be taken as an explicit guarantee that the product corresponds to or fulfils your requirements. The warranty guaranteed by law remains unaffected. You can claim defects of the product in accordance with the relevant legal provisions. WACOM shall only be liable for itself and its vicarious agents if a material contractual obligation has been culpably breached in a manner jeopardising the purpose of the contract or the damage is due to intentional acts or omissions or gross negligence. A material contractual obligation is an obligation which is essential to the proper performance of the contract on which the other party will typically rely. In case that the culpable infringement of such a material contractual obligation is not due to intention or gross negligence, the liability of a party shall be limited to such damages being typical for the contract and which were reasonably foreseeable at the time of the closure of the contract. Where these Terms and Conditions preclude or limit liability, this also applies to the personal liability of the executive officers of the party concerned, its employees, agents and subcontractors. The provisions of the product liability law (Produkthaftungsgesetz) remain unaffected. If, when a claim made under this warranty is checked, it emerges that it is outside the permitted time period or is not covered by the warranty or that the product is not defective, the customer will reimburse WACOM for associated costs. This limited warranty shall apply if the registered office of the vendor is situated in the EU or Iceland, Norway, Jersey, Switzerland, Russia, the Ukraine, Croatia, Serbia, Tunisia, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Iran or South Africa. This warranty is subject to German law. However, the applicability of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is explicitly excluded. The city of Krefeld, Germany, is the sole place of jurisdiction for all claims arising from this contractual relationship and all disputes between the parties resulting from the formation, handling or termination of the contractual relationship, provided that the customer is a trader, a legal entity or fund under public law. The jurisdiction agreement shall also apply for customers who do not have a general place of jurisdiction in Germany. The jurisdiction agreement shall not apply if, due to legal provisions, a different sole place of jurisdiction must be established for the case. Furthermore, WACOM is authorised to file a lawsuit against the headquarters of the customer. Should one of the provisions of this limited warranty be or become void, the validity of the other provisions shall not be affected, in full or in part. Should a provision be invalid, the legally permissible regulation most closely resembling the invalid regulation shall apply in its place. If you have any questions about this agreement, or would like to contact WACOM for another reason, please write to us at this address:
WACOM Europe GmbH Europark Fichtenhain A9 47807 Krefeld GERMANY
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Participants must be older than 18 years of age and must not be employees or relatives of Wacom Co. Ltd. and its associated subsidiaries. The winner of the competition is going to be informed through letter post.
In order to be able to take part in the sweepstake, all questions have to be answered completely.
The participants agree to the storage of their personal data for the purpose of this competition. This data won′t be published nor passed to third parties other than Wacom, except for the winner′s first and last name and place of living.
Deadline for entries will be the 31th of October 2008.
The prize cannot be paid in cash. Any recourse to legal action is excluded.
Участники должны быть старше 18 лет и не должны быть сотрудниками или родственниками сотрудников Wacom Europe GmbH. Победитель розыгрыша будет проинформирован по почте.
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