Wacom’s Pen Technology Powers General Mobile’s Tablet Computers for Students in Turkey

(Tokyo, Japan - June. 22, 2015)  Wacom today announced that its digital pen sensor solution “feel™” was adopted by General Mobile for their etab5 tablet computers. During 2015, approximately 700,000 Turkish students will receive these tablets under the nation’s “FATIH project.”  The project, considered to be the world’s largest tablet deal delivered to students, is led by the Ministry of National Education to provide high-quality education infrastructure including tablet computers for schools and students. 

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  The tablet distribution ceremony                “etab5” by General Mobile

The “FATIH” project plans to deliver approximately 10.6 million etab5 tablet computers to schools across the country between 2016 and 2020.

The General Mobile etab5 is a 10.1- inch Android 5.1/Lollipop device featuring OTA (Over- the Air) and MDM (Mobile Device Management) support, ideal for use in classrooms equipped to deal with speedy wireless connections.  Wacom’s stylus is discreetly held in the tablet computer’s holder and can be taken out immediately whenever students need to use it. It provides unparalleled accuracy, speed, pressure sensitivity and responsiveness, delivering near pen-on-paper experiences, which help students concentrate on their assignments taking advantage of the benefits and efficiency realized by the state-of-the –art IT infrastructure.

“We believe that Wacom’s digital pen solution will certainly help students catch their spark of imagination and enhance the quality of their studies using the General Mobile etab5,” said Masahiko Yamada, president and CEO of Wacom Ltd.  We are honored to be part of the FATIH project and committed to keep supporting it in collaboration with General Mobile.”

By promoting the adoption of feel™ in a variety of mobile devices, Wacom strives to support our leading industry partners in making the world a more creative place with its digital pen sensor systems.

About Wacom
Founded in Japan in 1983, Wacom is now a global company with offices around the world supporting marketing and distribution in over 150 countries. For more than 30 years, Wacom has worked with the most creative people and organisations to inspire and equip them to make the world a more creative place.
Wacom’s products have been used by loyal customers to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and product designs. They have also played a significant role in making technology accessible in a natural and intuitive way through pen tablets, interactive pen displays, digital interface solutions, stylus products and creative companions. These all make it possible for everyone to express their creativity in digital media, whether artists, business executives or people enjoying everyday creativity.
Wacom’s interface technologies are offered as OEM solutions to leading manufacturers with Wacom feel IT technologies found integrated into the PC, tablet and smart phone products of many strategic partners around the world.

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