Graphics tablet producers, Wacom India rolled out its latest version of Intuos 5, the next generation of graphics tablet for professionals and designers. The latest edition to the Intuos line of products offers a wide array of features and enhancements, which includes multi-touch gesture support, express view display, wireless connectivity, ergonomic, and ambidextrous design. In addition, it comes with the company’s renowned pen pressure and tilt sensitive pen.
Shigeki Komiyama, Director and Executive Director, Japan-Asia Pacific Region, Wacom said, “We are relatively new in this country but in this short span of time, we have created a noteworthy mindshare amongst the customers. This product is definitely going to give the right impetus for our overall growth in this market. We strongly believe that touch and pen could replace mouse and keyboard in future.” He further added that this product is created especially for professionals and we are looking forward to establish fruitful tie-ups with institutes and corporates across India.
Wacom’s with an aspiration to cover the wide gamut of professional customer base has rolled out five variants of Intuos5 wherein three Intuos5 touch models, featuring both pen and multi-touch in sizes small, medium and large and two pen-only Intuos5 tablets, in small and medium sizes. Elaborating upon the product features, the company spokesperson highlighted that the addition of multi-touch in this device provides a complementary input method to the pen that is natural to use in the creative process and the distinct benefits of multi-touch is its support of gestures to zoom, scroll, pan and rotate digital content, all while remaining focused on the creative process. In addition, the product comes with customizable ExpressKeys that has six buttons on small size and eight on both medium and large sizes and one Touch Ring, with four-function toggle. These features allow users to place commonly used shortcuts and modifiers right at their fingertips, decreasing dependency on the computer keyboard while increasing productivity. The ambidextrous design allows right-handed and left-handed users to simply rotate the tablet 180 degrees for easy access to the ExpressKeys and Touch Ring. Furthermore, the Intuos5 pen registers 2048 levels of pen pressure and up to 60 degrees of pen tilt, allowing the pen to emulate the same feel, response and effects derived from working with traditional tools such as paint brushes, markers and pens. In addition, it features Wacom’s proprietary Tip Sensor technology, which means that pressure-sensitive effects can start with an incredibly light touch. This pen expands the creative effects that can be achieved within software applications that support pressure and/or tilt sensitivity such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Corel Painter, Autodesk Sketchbook Pro and many more. The Grip Pen also features a pressure-sensitive eraser and two side switches that can be customized for commands such as double-click and right-click.
This product is distributed by Neoteric Informatique, which is the sole distributor of this product across the country. The company is currently working out the road map ahead for improving its market penetration and share in the country. Adding to this, Komiyama said, “As of today, India is not yet started to deliver great numbers as compared to China. But there is tremendous potential in this market and the quality and level of designing work executed here is commendable. We have witnessed consistent positive growth over the years in the country and last year we grew by almost 50 percent.” He further added that we have a team in place and through our channel base we intend to make this product available across all the key cities of India and this will be our key factor for growth in this country.
The Intuos 5 kit is inclusive of rechargeable battery that charges through USB, a RF module that plugs into the tablet and a receiver that plugs into a USB port on the computer. The Intuos5 Touch small priced at Rs.17,200, medium is priced at Rs.25,100, large at Rs.32,350, and also pen-only Small for Rs.15,200 and medium for Rs.21,500.