The combination of pen and touch offers a new level of interactivity and workflow efficiency

Today, Wacom announces the new DTH-2242, a 21.5" (55 cm) interactive pen display that improves workflow efficiency and enhances communication in two market segments: education / presentation and healthcare.

Using the DTH-2242 allows educators as well as presenters in corporate settings, training rooms and boardrooms, to always face their audience when presenting, creating a more intimate experience. In addition, presenters can engage their audience by adding handwritten notes, annotations and drawings to their material. Standard and custom touch gestures can be used to make navigation within presentations fast and natural.

Doctors at hospitals and medical centers, ophthalmologists, and dentists who write, draw or annotate on electronic medical records can now communicate more effectively with their patients. During discussions with patients, healthcare professionals can quickly add notes or draw pictures to make their explanations more impactful and easier to understand. Scrolling through record charts and image zooming is incredibly easy with multi-finger touch gestures.

The features of the DTH-2242 make it an ideal tool for the education and healthcare markets. The combination of Wacom′s excellent pen performance and multi-finger touch offers unsurpassed advantages in workflow and visual communication. With the pen, adding notes and drawings is easy and intuitive. The large 21.5” IPS LCD panel with HD resolution provides plenty of space for presenters and healthcare professionals to perform their work. The multi-touch of the DTH-2242 supports intuitive navigation and both standard and custom gestures for enhanced workflow. Five user-customisable ExpressKeys provide easy access to shortcuts and commonly used functions.

The DTH-2242 offers excellent reliability, making it a valuable tool for classrooms as well as medical environments. The Wacom pen works without batteries, and is therefore extremely durable and requires minimal maintenance. To prevent loss, the pen can be tethered to the unit and can be stored in the dedicated pen compartment. A security lock has been designed into the product to prevent theft. The LCD panel of the DTH-2242 features anti-glare properties and is highly scratch resistant. The integrated stand can be adjusted to support inclination angles from 15 to 72 degrees. Alternatively, the VESA mount allows 3rd party arms or stands to be used.

Besides the product advantages itself, the DTH-2242 can be easily integrated into existing systems and become an integral part of a paperless workflow. Due to its high durability and reliability, it offers a low total cost of ownership and requires only little maintenance.

Technical features of the DTH-2242 in detail
• 21.5" (55 cm) IPS LCD panel
• 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution
• 178°/178° viewing angle
• Multi-finger touch
• 5 customisable ExpressKeys
• Control panel button to bring up the Wacom control panel
• 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity
• 2540 lpi tablet resolution
• Wacom pen with tether and 2 side switches
• 2 free USB ports
• DVI-I video input and pass-through
• HDCP compliant
• Security slot
• VESA 100mm mounting
• Stand adjustable from 15 to 72 degrees of incline

Pricing and availability
The DTH-2242 will be available from march 2013 and is priced at £1.799,99 (including VAT). The DTH-2242 will be available via the Wacom partners and the Wacom eStore.

About Wacom

Wacom Europe GmbH is a subsidiary of Wacom Company, Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange 6727). Founded in 1983, Wacom is a global company based in Japan with subsidiaries and affiliate offices around the world to support marketing and distribution in over 150 countries. Wacom′s vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world′s leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays, and digital interface solutions. The advanced technology of Wacom′s intuitive input devices has been used to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and designs around the world and provides business and home users with their leading interface technology to express their personality. Millions of customers are using its cordless, battery-free, pressure-sensitive pen technology.

The company also offers its products as OEM solutions to leading manufacturers serving incremental markets. Wacom′s interface technology, called Wacom Feel IT Technologies, is also offered as an integrated solution to strategic partners. Most Tablet PC manufacturers count on the advanced features and reliability of the brand to deliver a superior user interface experience.