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A trackball to take to the beach … or the pub!
- 16 December, 2003 12:29
<p>Amtex introduces immersable optical trackballs</p>
<p>SYDNEY, December 15, 2003: Amtex Electronics today announced a new IP68-rated optical trackball capable of operating when smeared with ultrasound gel, immersed in water, dunked in coffee or even at the bottom of a beer glass!
Several patents are pending for the new device, which uses optical technology to increase reliability and sensitivity while reducing the moving parts count to just one: the ball itself!</p>
<p>Designed for use in marine, industrial and medical applications, an anti-vandal feature means the new units are also suitable for use in Internet kiosks and other public places.</p>
<p>The trackballs are shipping now with a 50mm ball and either USB, PS/2 or Quadrature connections. 25mm, 38mm and 75mm-sized balls will follow in early 2004.</p>
<p>For more information:
Amtex offers a wide range of mechanical solutions for small or large projects and we can customize packaging for almost all of our power supplies, dc –dc converters or battery chargers. Simply contact Amtex to discuss your next project, whether searching for an off-the-shelf option or tailored solution.</p>
<p>Contact Amtex Electronics on (02) 9809 5022 or visit our website www.amtex.com.au</p>
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<p>About Amtex Electronics</p>
<p>Amtex Electronics was established in 1979, and is headquartered in Sydney. An AS/NZS ISO 9001:2000 Standards company, Amtex provides the professional electronics industry with products of high quality, reliable delivery times, technical support and after sales service. Two divisions support the needs of our nationwide customer base.
The Power Supply division handles switch mode power supplies, DC-DC converters, battery chargers, power inverters, and other power conversion products. Hundreds of different models are available from stock, with the majority certified to international and local safety and EMC standards. And if no standard product suits you, we can also design and build custom modified products.</p>
<p>The Displays & Systems division is at the forefront of Flat Panel Display technology, with a range of LCD’s and electroluminescent displays. We also handle industrial single board computers and associated equipment, in kit form or fully assembled systems. Custom made industrial PCs and monitors are another specialty. Please contact us with your next requirement for industrial computers or monitors</p>