ESRI has announced Tablet PC support for ArcGIS, built to the design specifications of Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. The free, downloadable tools allow users of ESRI’s ArcGIS software to take advantage of the Tablet PC’s innovative features such as pen-based computing, digital ink technology, and enhanced mobility functions.
The Tablet PC represents the evolution of the business notebook personal computer. It marks a new direction for notebook PCs, adding pen-based technologies to existing notebook functionality and enabling Windows XP-compatible applications to take advantage of various input modes such as pen- and voice-based data. The Tablet PC will be among the most versatile PCs ever made, with high-powered and efficient processors, lightweight designs, long battery life, and wireless capability.