Most tablets have been able to touch only, pen only, and a hybrid of both. (like N-Trig DuoSense Modes) The problem with the hybrid mode is that it only accepts one type of input only (ie pen working, but no touch, or the opposite). No one has been able to do simultaneous touch and pen input and this is where Stantum comes in.
Stantum's technology allows both touch and stylus input at the same time. With Stantum even finger touch input has pressure (unlike most popular slate tablets out there).
Tablets for productivity is limited when compared to the more precise mouse + keyboard. But good technology like Stantum + good programs will allow more intuitive input which can offer the ease of touch input while allowing the precision of the pen.
Imagine the possibilities:
- Zooming in and out of a canvas effortlessly while drawing/painting with the pen.
- Activating tools through buttons with your left hand while doing precise work with your right.
- Palm rejection done right (something that is not great with N-Trig and Wacom yet)
Link: Stantum - Introduction to iVSM