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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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Access is by various methods, such as a mouse, trackball, touch screen, joystick, head wand, eye gaze, or pointing device.
Bottom line: They all work well, so try each pointing device before deciding which to purchase.
Acacia Research Corporation (Nasdaq:ACTG)(Nasdaq:CBMX) announced today that Acacia Patent Acquisition Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary that is part of the Acacia Technologies group, a leader in technology licensing, has acquired rights to a patent relating to pointing device technology.
SPREADSHEET SOFTWARE publishers continue to integrate the mouse and other pointing devices into their programs, making the programs easier and faster to use - and enhancing accountants' productivity.
Fujitsu Components America will market its "SERVIS Drawer" product, a drawer-mounted control and monitoring system that enables network administrators to manage multiple rack-mounted computer servers using a single keyboard, video monitor and pointing device.
Logitech (SWX:LOGN) (NASDAQ:LOGI), the world's leading manufacturer of computer mice, today celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the world's first high-volume computer pointing device to use optical technology, instead of mechanical motion, to measure movement.
Some notebook users prefer an external mouse to an integrated pointing device," said Roger Kay, vice president of client computing at IDC.
NYSE:A) today introduced a new combination Universal Serial Bus (USB)-PS/2 reference design for lower cost, entry-level optical mouse products and other PC pointing devices.
Products include electromechanical relays, connectors, keyboards, touch panels, pointing devices, and thermal printers.
CTS Corporation (NYSE:CTS) today announced the availability of a new patented line of ultra small, surface mount strain gage pointing devices (cursor controls) designed specifically for use in portable applications such as palm-top, sub-notebook and notebook computers; internet appliances and small hand-held devices.
Input device products include pre-programmed ICs for keyboards and pointing devices, such as touch screens, force sticks and touch pads.
Applications include high-end pointing devices, point-of-sale terminals, industrial data acquisition and Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS).