pointing device


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pointing device

A type of input device for sending commands to a computer. Moving the device results in movement of a cursor on the monitor or computer screen. Pointing devices range from the conventional desktop mouse, trackball, and touch-sensitive screens to infrared and ultrasound pointers mounted on the head.
See: light pointer; switch
See also: device
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Secure PC access and operation with the ID Mouse pointing device is enabled via the FingerTIP(TM) fingerprint recognition sensor.
All Z-LITEs can use the LITEPOINT, a two-button pointing device that provides a natural and easy method for cursor control in a portable computer.
Appoint designs, manufactures and markets advanced-technology, high-dexterity pointing devices (computer mouse products) for IBM-compatible and Apple Macintosh desktop and portable computers.
Logitech manufactures and markets a variety of input and pointing devices and related software applications for both IBM and Macintosh platforms.
Products include electromechanical relays, connectors, keyboards, touch panels, pointing devices, and thermal printers.
Synaptics' products include: the industry standard notebook pointing device, TouchPad(TM); ClearPad(TM), a capacitive touch screen solution; TouchStyk(TM), a modular and capacitive pointing stick solution; Spiral(R), an inductive, proximity sensing pen input system, and QuickStroke(R), the award winning Chinese handwriting recognition software.
today introduced the first hand-held wireless pointing device for presenters that can remotely control a floating cursor on a computer monitor while the pointer is manipulated in free space.
If you hate your mouse and can't make friends with touch pads or pointing devices, this pen-driven screen system is refreshing.
Like keyboards, which vary in size and feel, pointing devices are a matter of personal preference.
Today the mouse and other pointing devices increasingly are being integrated into mainstream accounting applications, especially those for Windows.
Logitech has developed a range of mobile mice to complement the increasingly diverse notebook PC user base, which includes many people who are frustrated with built-in pointing devices and touchpads," said Ashish Arora, Logitech's vice president of product marketing for retail pointing devices.
Lexmark is an established manufacturer of pointing devices used in computer keyboards worldwide, most notably IBM," said E.