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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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Free Webinar The Alliance will host a free public webinar covering ZigBee Input Device as well as ZigBee Remote Control and the ZigBee RF4CE specification on December 6, 2012.
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com/ ) designs, manufactures, and markets high-reliability computer input devices for use with critical applications that operate in harsh environments.
This latest input device solution from Avago addresses the need in the market for an ultra-compact, small form factor advanced analog input device that can provide joystick or mouse-like cursor navigation with an integrated select button for mobile and handheld devices," says Khin-Mien Chong, vice president and general manager, Mobile Input Device Operations, Avago Technologies.
SAN DIEGO -- Sandio Technology Corporation, whose mission is to provide intuitive 3D 6DOF motion control for 3D Internet lovers to fly through Google Earth and Microsoft Virtual Earth, for 3D CAD users to be more productive on 3D Studio Max, AutoCAD and Google SketchUp and for PC gamers to enjoy more on the 3D FPS, RTS and RPG games, will demonstrate various 3D input devices enabled by touch sensitive sensors, at the SIGGRAPH 2007 Conference and Exhibition August 5-9, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA.
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1 /PRNewswire/ -- Kensington announces Thinking Mouse, the newest member of the company's award-winning family of input devices for Macintosh, and IBM PC, PS/2 & compatibles.
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