Monday, December 3, 2007
Wacom Expands Cintiq Interactive Pen Display Portfolio
Cintiq 12WX Feature Set Highlights
The Cintiq 12WX features a high quality 12.1” TFT LCD wide-format display for direct pen-on-screen image editing, painting, sketching, navigating and collaborating. Like the Cintiq 20WSX and 21UX, the Cintiq 12WX enables near perfect hand-eye coordination. Users can work with the pressure sensitive pen directly on screen, providing WXGA resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels, 24-bit color depth and a wide viewing angle of 170°. The Cintiq 12WX also features ten customizable ExpressKeys™, five on each side of the display, which can be set to initiate keyboard shortcuts, modifier keys, and important functions such as Display Toggle. The Display Toggle function is especially beneficial to those using the Cintiq 12WX in a multiple monitor environment, allowing users to easily switch between screens or maximize pen control across different displays. Additionally, a programmable Touch Strip is ergonomically located on each side of the display with presets to allow zooming and scrolling in various applications. These "on board" features significantly improve workflow and productivity by off-loading environmental controls to the non-dominant hand and allowing the user to focus on the pen with the pen hand.
The patented, cordless and battery-free Grip Pen offers precise and advanced tool controls for realistic results due to the 5,080lpi resolution and 1,024 levels of pressure in both the pen tip and eraser. Tilt functionality is supported with angles of up to 60 degrees, allowing natural-looking pen, brush and eraser strokes. Additionally, the Cintiq 12WX supports Wacom's optional input devices such as the 6D Art Pen and Airbrush. The Cintiq's robust driver software allows users to define and save application-specific settings for a simple and uninterrupted workflow.
The display comes profiled out of the box and can be calibrated with most color measurement solutions on the market from companies including X-Rite and Datacolor. It can also be connected either by VGA or DVI for added convenience.
The Cintiq 12WX comes with an adjustable stand that is conveniently and completely integrated into the Cintiq's body. The stand is optimized for use in three different orientations – at a 25-degree angle from horizontal, at a 65-degree angle or flat (with stand totally retracted) for use on the desk or lap. Due to its compact size, the Cintiq 12WX can be used in a similar way to a traditional analog sketchpad, meaning that ideas and creative content can be shared in a digital format immediately and spontaneously. When placed flat on a desktop, it also rotates on a pivot point to fit the structure of the human body.
Available now, the Cintiq 12WX is offered through a variety of distribution channels, as well as direct from Wacom's online www.wacomdirect.com store.