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Wacom Signature Pads
Firstly, there are 2 very popular signature pads that are widely used across South Africa, Africa, and the rest of the world. These include the STU 400 series and the STU 500 Series.
The latest generation of each model is STU-430 and STU-540. Both of which have seen many advancements over the past decade. Most importantly, improved aspects of security, functionality enhancements and even durability. Making the devices rugged for those more precarious working environments such as construction and mining.
The main difference between these signature pads is the 430 has a monochrome display, while the 540 is a colour display.
Chances are you’ve seen these devices in your local bank, as well as your popular retailers.
Both units utilise state-of-the-art RSA/AES encryption to ensure safe transactions with electronic signatures, while their cordless, battery-free pens – with 1024 pressure sensitivity levels enable biometric capturing of digital signatures. A biometric signature in this case will refer to not only the act of graphically reproducing one’s signature on a screen but gathering biometric information as well. Biometric information includes variables such as: pressure, angle, tilt, speed, and flow. These can then be used to validate one’s signature for authenticity purposes. A real game-changer in the fraud department.
Conclude is a premium partner and regional partner for Wacom in Sub-Saharan Africa. Conclude has assisted multiple companies across 13 countries in Africa, helping find solutions to their digital challenges.
Transitioning from paper to digital can be a cumbersome process, especially when one changes the way to capture that “mark”. Together, Conclude’s skills and expertise in software development, consulting, and brilliant minds at the forefront of this technology, with Wacom’s RSA/AES encryption and pressure sensitivity across their devices, this partnership makes for a perfect recipe for success. Therefore, apart from just the technology, this partnership ensures that compliance is maintained according to the governing legislature. Requirements are met through the level of security and biometric data needed to satisfy such requirements, as set out in the Electronic and Communications and Transactions Act, 2002. (ECT Act).
Finally, Wacom’s products and combined solutions are widely used. For instance – in the FinTech, legal, parastatal, telecoms, mining, medical, real estate and automotive industries. However, they can be used anywhere really, where the strategy has been embarked upon for a document to be signed digitally, legally, and securely.