Panasonic is pushing further into touchscreen technology at CES, and it's not content with finger control alone. Thankfully, Anoto is more than willing to help with a deal to drive the pen input behind multiple Panasonic mobile devices. Its technique, which tracks a stylus' position across a near-invisible grid of uniquely positioned dots, lets would-be artists draw on Panasonic's 4K tablet and other hardware with higher accuracy and fewer worries about the touch surface's size or composition. Anoto hasn't said how long the partnership will last, but the initial scale suggests that it's more than just a short-term union.
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Anoto Announces Panasonic will integrate its Digital Writing Technology into Next-
Generation Tablets and Mobile Devices
Dot Pattern Solution Proposed for Future Product Development
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. - and CES® Las Vegas, January 8, 2013 - Anoto, the world leader in digital writing technology, today announced Panasonic's intention to employ Anoto technology in the development of the next generation of its high-quality, world renowned products.
Anoto's unique dot pattern is ideal for digital writing on tablets and screens because of its
accuracy, flexibility and almost unlimited application potential. The technology can turn virtually any surface, including large formats, into a "live digital surface" in which the dot pattern is read by a digital pen and converted into computer-usable data.
Panasonic will be on location at the 2013 International CES, the world's largest consumer
technology event, January 8-11, 2013, in Las Vegas. This year's show features a keynote speech by Mr. Kazuhiro Tsuga, president of Panasonic and showcases the company's newest technologies including the "4K tablet" being demonstrated live at the show with the Anoto digital pen.