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Device Type
   Device Type:       
   Your choices are...         
   Foot Mouse       A completely foot-operated pointing device usually consisting of two pads. 
   Standard Mouse       Desktop device that uses a ball and/or an optical sensor to sense the movement of the operator's hand across the desktop. The Microsoft™ 2-button mouse and the Logitech™ 3-button mouse are well known example of these types of products for use in office or commercial type applications.  These "standard" type mice often are not ruggedized enough for industrial or kiosk type applications.  Some of these devices may also utilize a trackball. 
   Mouse Keypad       Small keypad module with keys to control cursor movement. 
   Head Tracking Device       A head pointing system, which provides full mouse control of computers to persons, who cannot use their hands but who have good head control. Moving one's head moves the cursor on the screen. 
   Light Pen       An input device that utilizes a light-sensitive detector to select objects on a display screen. A light pen is similar to a mouse, except that with a light pen the pointer can be moved and objects can be selected on the display screen by directly pointing to the objects with the pen. 
   Joystick       A lever that moves in all directions and controls the movement of a pointer or some other display symbol. A joystick is similar to a mouse, except that with a mouse the cursor stops moving as soon as the mouse is stopped. With a joystick, the pointer continues moving in the direction that the joystick is pointing. To stop the pointer, it must be returned to its upright position. Most joysticks include two buttons called triggers. 
   Touchpad       Touchpads allow for mouse movement simply by dragging a fingertip across a surface. Beneath this surface are grid-like array of sensors, which detect the skin of a person. Touchpads use a technology called field distortion sensing, a form of capacitance-sensing technology.  When the surface is touched, the fingertip distorts the electrical field at that spot. Tapping on the pad or buttons provides the same function as a mouse click - icon selection. 
   Trackball       Essentially, a trackball is a mouse lying on its back. To move the pointer, the ball is rotated with the thumb, fingers, or the palm of the hand. There are usually one to three buttons next to the ball, which are used just like mouse buttons. 
   Other       Other unlisted device type. 
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   Number of Buttons:       Most PC mice have two buttons, which are required for use with Windows® 95, while Mac mice have one button. Some PC mice add a third button between the first two, and others include a roller or trackball on top of the mouse. 
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Applications
   Applications       
   Your choices are...         
   General Purpose       General commercial applications such as security systems, video & audio broadcast or editing equipment, medical, point of sale (POS) and computer workstations for CAD/CAE or other office applications. 
   Industrial / Factory Automation       For use with industrial computers, PLC or other industrial control units.  The operator interface unit of machining or specialized manufacturing equipment, data acquisition system, and machine vision workstation or process instrumentation may also require an industrial pointing device. 
   Kiosk / POS       Kiosks are information centers located in airports, museums or other public areas.  Kiosks require ruggedized or vandal proof mice or trackballs.  Order entry, transactions or inventory monitoring applications often require mice or trackballs with wireless capability or integrated automatic ID systems such as barcode or magnetic stripe readers. 
   Marine / Shipboard       Mice or trackballs for marine applications such as navigational instruments or control centers on boats, ships, or offshore oilrigs.  The device would have to meet more severe NEMA or IEC Ingress protection (IP) rating for marine applications. NEMA 4, 4X or IP x6x.  The second digit of the IP rating indicate resistance to the ingress of water x6x - Protected against heavy seas or strong water jets x7x - Protected against low pressure immersion (1 to 15 meters) x8x - Protected against continuous submersion under pressure NEMA 4 - Type 4 enclosures are intended for indoor or outdoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against windblown dust and rain, splashing water, and hose-directed water; and to be undamaged by the formation of ice on the enclosure. They are not intended to provide protection against conditions such as internal condensation or internal icing. 
   Medical       Mice or trackballs designed for integration by an OEM into medical equipment such as an ultrasound, NMR, X-ray or surgical laser units.  The device may have more stringent hygienic requirements. 
   Military / Aerospace       Mice or trackballs suitable for military, aircraft or other governmental applications meet more stringent additional military, government or aerospace specifications for the required operating altitude, shock, vibration or temperature ranges. 
   Telecommunications       Mice or trackballs for use in voice, video or data telecommunications such as equipment for a cellular base station or the KVM switch of a data network. 
   Vehicular       Mice or trackballs for integration into automobiles, locomotives, material handling vehicles, trucks or off-road vehicles for computer / internet access, navigational / GPS system access, vehicle or equipment control or other applications.  Shock and vibration resistance are of greater importance in these applications. 
   Other       Other unlisted or specialized application. 
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Configuration
   Configuration Mounting Style       
   Your choices are...         
   Desktop       Enclosed or encased pointing device configured for desktop, tabletop or benchtop applications. 
   Handheld       Handheld or miniature pointing devices. 
   Keyboard Mount       Units designed for keyboard mounting. 
   OEM Kit / Module       Kits or modules for OEM product integration or evaluation.  For example, one type of OEM pointer kit consists of a silicone rubber overlay, printed circuit board, controller and connecting cable.  The kits do not have an enclosure, case or front panel adapter plate.  The OEM design engineer supplies the panel or enclosure. Hence, the units are also known as uncased or back panel mounted units. 
   Panel Mount       Pointing device on a flat frame or adapter plate for mounting on the top or front surface of a keyboard or an OEM designed instrumentation or equipment panel. 
   Other       Other mounting or configuration options not listed. 
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   Interface       
   Your choices are...         
   Sun       Interfaces compatible with Sun Microsystems workstations and computer systems such as Type 5 or Type 6 keyboards. 
   IBM PS/2 / AT       A serial interface type based on IBM's Personnel System 2 (PS/2) computer interface that utilizes a small 6-pin DIN connector.  XT/AT is a legacy type interface that is still widely used.  The 6-pin Mini-DIN PS/2 connector is smaller than the 5-pin IBM XT/AT connector.  Most of today's keyboards utilize a PS/2 interface.  Modern keyboards use internal electronics to automatically detect the type of interface and provide backward compatibility for systems with XT or AT interfaces. 
   Serial       Serial RS232, RS422, RS485 type interfaces. 
   Parallel       A channel capable of transferring more than one bit simultaneously. 
   USB       Universal Serial Bus. The standard serial bus for low-to-medium speed peripheral device connections to computers, including keyboards, mice, modems, printers, joysticks, audio functions, monitor controls, etc. 
   Internal       Utilizes an interface card to connect to the internal bus such as ISA/EISA Bus, Microchannel (MCA) Bus or SBus. 
   Apple Desktop Bus       A low-speed serial bus that connects input devices, such as keyboards, mouse devices, and graphics tablets, to a Macintosh® computer or to other hardware equipment. 
   Bluetooth       Bluetooth devices use the Bluetooth protocol and broadcast in the 2.4-GHz frequency range. They transmit short-range signals and eliminate the need for cable connections between electronic devices. 
   Other       Other unlisted, specialized or proprietary pointing device interfaces. 
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Environment / Industrial Features
   Design:       
   Your choices are...         
   Left Hand Only       The device is configured to be used only with the left hand. 
   Right Hand Only       The device is configured to be used only with the right hand. 
   Left and Right Hand       The device can be used interchangeably with the left or right hand. 
   Search Logic:      All products with ANY of the selected attributes will be returned as matches. Leaving all boxes unchecked will not limit the search criteria for this question; products with all attribute options will be returned as matches.
   Wireless?       The device does not need a cable to connect to and transmit data to the computer system.  Data is transmitted by RF, infrared or microwave signals. 
   Search Logic:      "Required" and "Must Not Have" criteria limit returned matches as specified. Products with optional attributes will be returned for either choice.
   Application Software?       The pointing device comes with application software included. 
   Search Logic:      "Required" and "Must Not Have" criteria limit returned matches as specified. Products with optional attributes will be returned for either choice.
   Intrinsically Safe?       The device is suitable for hazardous environments where explosive or combustible materials may be present. 
   Search Logic:      "Required" and "Must Not Have" criteria limit returned matches as specified. Products with optional attributes will be returned for either choice.
   EMI/EMC Tested or Rated?       The device is designed to pass or meet one or more of the following tests, standards or ratings for electromagnetic conditions. 
   Search Logic:      "Required" and "Must Not Have" criteria limit returned matches as specified. Products with optional attributes will be returned for either choice.
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