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input device

(hardware)
A peripheral used to transfer data from the outside world into a computer system. Some input devices are operated directly by the user, e.g. keyboard, mouse, touch screen, joystick, digitising tablet, microphone; others are sensors or transducers which convert external signals into data, e.g. using an ananlog to digital converter (this would also be true of a microphone). Other kinds of inputs are really one half of a bidirectional link with another computer or storage device, e.g. serial line, SCSI interface.

input device

A peripheral device that generates input for the computer such as a keyboard, scanner, mouse or digitizer tablet.
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"The position and/or motion of the input device can be tracked according to various methods including one or more of a motion and orientation sensor, a camera, or an electromagnetic- or sound-based triangulation scheme.
(i) Device: the software representation of an input device
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Available now for the Samsung Galaxy S2 Android smart phone, the free Smart View application displays Smart TV images right onto mobile devices via wireless Ethernet- whether consumers are enjoying cable broadcast programs or content from a Blu-ray player, camcorder, set-top box or other input device.
"The input device contains various movement sensors, also called inertial sensors," said Bernhard Kleiner of the Fraunhofer Institute for anufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA in Stuttgart, who led the project.
Avago Technologies announced a thin, ultra-compact input device product that combines a navigation pad module with a motion sense and interface integrated circuit (IC) to provide mouse-like pointing in a variety of mobile devices.
They require 12 to 24 volt DC input power and are offered in NPN or PNP output types for reliable connection to any PC, PLC, and relay input device. Bright dual LED indicators display power and output status for easy monitoring.
The Kofax Document Exchange Server features a thin-client application--the Document Exchange--with which users can easily retrieve documents sent from an input device. Users access the Document Exchange from a standard Web browser where they can preview documents, combine them with others, enter index information and send them to a desired destination.
Referencing figure 1 from the ground up, the components are the ink supply pump, controller, marking head and input device. The optional stand is shown supporting the controller, marking head and input device.
Typically a user must touch numerous points on the screen to calibrate ala input device, taking time away from presentations.