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Wacom launches cloud services

Two new services will allow Wacom users to store work, device settings in the cloud

Wacom launches cloud services
Wacom's Control Room will enable users to save the personal settings for devices like the Cintiq.

Wacom has announced the launch of two new cloud services to allow users to easily access their work and settings on any properly-enabled devices.

The two services, Dropzone and Control Room, are available for free, and work independently from existing services or operating systems.

Offering up to 2GB of free storage, Dropzone enables users to save images into the cloud and access them from other devices. Control Room offers a storage service for individual Wacom pen, tablet and display settings, saving the user time on configuration when they want to use their familiar settings on a different device of the same type.

Heidi Wang, vice president Technology Marketing at Wacom, commented: "Through our customer's feedback and success of the Companion, our Stylus range and software, it's clear that people work on the go and across multiple platforms. To make the change from one device to the other just a little bit easier, the new Wacom Cloud services provide users with an easy to use and safe hub for their images and familiar settings."

The company said that launch is a first step into cloud based services and in future it plans to provide a system to connect multiple devices with shared features in a comprehensive, open ecosystem.

Dropzone is intended to allow users to store images and access them from multiple devices, as well as providing a backup service. It is compatible with Windows, Mac OSX and iOS and supports all common raster graphics image formats. Additionally, the note taking and drawing app, Bamboo Paper for iOS, is introducing Dropzone as an integrated feature to make importing images and exporting notes or drawings even easier.

Control Room allows users to save their preferred Wacom Intuos and Cintiq devices settings in the Wacom Cloud and access them when needed. These settings can then be uploaded quickly and easily on to another device. Control Room is compatible with many of the current Intuos and Cintiq products and is available for free in the Wacom Desktop Centre, which comes with the product drivers.

For both services a Wacom Cloud account is needed. Dropzone is available for download as native app for iOS, Windows and Mac OS.

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