New LightStick Series Controllers Offer Repeatable Operator Feedback Up to 10 Million Cycles

Press Release Summary:

  • Suitable for applications in which medical and military performance standards require an electromagnetic and RF disturbance up to 200V/m
  • Maintains an electromagnetic interference of 200V/m and 30V/m over a frequency range of 2MHz – 18GHz and 30MHz – 2.7GHz respectively
  • Embedded with patented noncontact optical sensor technology

Original Press Release:

New Optical Joystsick Certified to Medical Standard EN61000-4-3 and Military EMC Requirements to 200V/m

STRATFORD, CT — CTI Electronics (An Affiliate of Electro Switch Corp.) has launched a new line of optical joystick motion controllers and mouse pointing devices. Made in the USA, LightStick® Series controllers exceed medical and military performance standards for electromagnetic and RF disturbance in applications to 200V/m — without additional shielding.

The LightStick’s patented noncontact optical sensor technology ensures highly repeatable operator feedback for the life of the controller — up to 10 million cycles and an MTBF greater than 10 years of operation. The LightStick joystick maintains its high repeatability in each axis — stability and no drift at center — even when exposed to electromagnetic interference of 200V/m over a frequency range of 2MHz – 18GHz (per MIL-STD-461G, RS103 Military Standard using Amplitude Modulation) as well as electromagnetic interference of 30V/m over a frequency range of 30MHz – 2.7GHz (per EN61000-4-3 Medical Standard).

CTI Electronics has over 30 years of experience creating custom HMI solutions for OEMs — solutions that provide reliability, durability, and superior performance throughout the product life cycle.

For more information, contact CTI Electronics, 110 Old South Avenue, Stratford, CT 06615, TEL: (203) 386-9779, E-mail:,

CTI Electronics

An Affiliate of Electro Switch Corp.

110 Old South Avenue

Stratford, CT 06615-7314

Contact: Paul Krischlunas, Product Manager

TEL: (203) 386-9779


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TEL: (508) 510-5626


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