iKey Integrates Latest Trackball Technology into Keyboards

January 10, 2008

Austin, Tx. - All iKey keyboard products with integrated trackballs are now built with the latest and most advanced optical laser technology. The new laser trackballs have replaced the LED trackballs originally used, and are 25 mm in size.

"The benefits of the new laser trackballs include improved speed and accuracy," said Dave Huddleston, operations manager at iKey. "They are also more customizable for the user. We can install trackballs of any color or pattern. They are still removable for easy cleaning and are built with an adjustable tension ring."

The product comparison chart below shows the differences between the former LED trackballs and the new laser trackballs.

Optical Comparison	LED Trackball	Laser Trackball
Tracking Speed 14 inches/sec 40 inches/sec
Acceleration 0.15 G 8G
Current/Reader 41mA (Active) 17mA (Active)
Power Management None Idle Mode (3mA),
Power Save (40uA)
Ball Color Required Patterned Any
Emitted Light Red None
Upgradeable N/A In-Circuit Reprogrammable
Protocols USB/PS2 USB/PS2/Quadrature
(Bespoke serial TTL interface possible)

Visit www.ikey.com or call 1-800-866-6506 for more information on iKey's integrated trackball keyboard products.

About iKey, Inc.: iKey designs, manufactures and sells sealed, rugged keyboards for industrial, kiosk, public safety, medical and military environments. All iKey products are designed to function in harsh conditions. A pioneer in its industry since 1989, iKey is known as an innovator of industrial computer peripherals.

Danielle Nepustil
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