Digital Stationery Consortium Fuels Innovation with Free, One-Year Membership for Start-ups and Nonprofits

Access to the Digital Stationery Ecosystem Creates an Ideal Environment for Innovators to Collaborate on Digital Ink-Enabled Experiences

WAKEFIELD, Mass., – USA – Aug. 16, 2017 – The Digital Stationery Consortium, Inc. (DSC) today announced that the organization is accepting Promoter member applications for a free, one-year membership from digital stationery-focused developers within technology start-ups as well as academic entities exclusively. This initiative allows these young and developing companies to participate in the DSC’s technical and educational efforts via the consortium’s work groups. Once approved, the Promoter membership fee is waived for the first year.

 
This free membership initiative comes at a time of accelerating momentum for the DSC, with a growing number of Contributor members joining Wacom at the Board level including industry heavyweights Fujitsu Client Computing Limited, Montblanc, and Samsung.

“We’re pleased to offer this special Promoter membership opportunity to start-ups and academics interested in joining the DSC. As our membership growth momentum continues, we recognize the essential role that this development community continues to play in harnessing the power of digital ink,” said Masahiko Yamada, DSC chairman, and president and CEO of Wacom. “Their innovation and experience will help the DSC identify and create new digital stationery use cases where everyone can freely capture, shape and share new ideas beyond the boundaries of technology, ecosystems, industries or countries.”

DSC Promoter Membership

Companies who meet the qualifications will be joining the DSC as Promoter members with the membership fees waived for the first year. Promoter membership benefits include the ability to participate in DSC meetings as well as participate in one of three work groups. As part of the DSC, members will work to establish digital ink as universal, open and smart content format based on the Wacom Ink Layer Language (WILL™). WILL’s digital ink technology ensures cross-compatibility of ink data, allowing businesses and consumers to freely communicate and collaborate across digital devices, operating systems, hardware platforms and cloud services. Other benefits can be found here.

Thought Leadership at Connected Ink Berlin

At the upcoming Connected Ink event in Berlin, Aug. 31, 2017, the DSC Chair Masahiko Yamada will welcome the new members and present on the DSC vision. Following the presentations, DSC representatives will be onsite to discuss membership and market opportunities during a networking reception. Individuals from DSC member and non-member companies are invited to register to attend and participate in this event and reception.

DSC Membership Benefits

The DSC membership levels, Contributors and Promoters, are open to companies across any business vertical, including technology, design, education, automotive, Internet of Things and more. Members receive access to Wacom’s WILL™ technology as well as the opportunity to become involved in various membership initiatives and member-only meetings.

About the DSC

Founded by Wacom, the Digital Stationery Consortium is an association of global industries and thought leaders with the shared mission to advocate the value of human creativity and to lead the creation of a new market category of smart digital stationery solutions that are serving any creative minds in a most natural and intuitive way. The consortium’s focus is to establish digital ink as a universal, open and smart content format and a common framework for sharing and collaborating with ideas based on WILL™ digital ink. For more information about DSC and its membership benefits, please visit http://digitalstationeryconsortium.org.