Summit, NJ (PRWEB) January 18, 2007
Origo Corporation of Summit, NJ is announcing the development of a Dual-Axis-Cursor Control "DACC" device for mobile handheld Cell Phones and PDAs.
DACC consists of two perpendicular miniature rollers. The first roller moves the cursor along the x-axis and a second roller moves the cursor along the Y-axis . With each finger movement these mini rollers result in more revolutions than conventional larger rollers or dials; thus resulting in more encoder control signals per movement, enabling faster as well as more accurate cursor positioning. Cursor movements are immediate and sharp without any yawing.
These mini rollers are only 3mm thick and 10mm in length, allowing the rollers to be positioned so that they can be rotated simultaneously. Not only can the cursor be moved independently to a desired direction location along the X-axis or Y-axis, but it can also be moved freely on a diagonal path.
The rollers are connected to a selection switch, enabling immediate selection of an icon on the screen of a cell phone by thumb pressure applied to the rollers. Using MEMS technology, this universal, installation ready cursor control device can be made to fit on a nickel size compact package under 20 mm in diameter. The user is able to move objects on the screen, drag and drop, and make selections without ever having to lift their thumb from the cursor control device. A related software invention improves the navigation capacity as well, reducing finger movement by as much as 50% and speeding up the navigation process.
This new device was originally designed to make cell phone keyboards obsolete and enable full size graphical display. However, the recent deployment of 3G networks and several new applications, including internet, video, podcast, ebook and GPS Navigation, have created strong demand for devices with wide screens. Contemporaneously, the price of LCD displays has dropped significantly making such devices affordable. Additionally, portable game devices with large screens have become increasingly popular. This is thus an ideal time to introduce the new control.
The cursor control device is not limited to cell phones and PDAs, but can be used in any application requiring a mouse to move a cursor on a graphical display: for example, laptops and notepad computers, home entertainment graphical display TV remote controls and personal portable game consoles. The device can also be used in certain military and law enforcement applications.
The device,is protected by US Patent 6,731,267. Mr. Veijo Tuoriniemi, the developer of the device, is also known to be the first person to conceive of an integrated cell phone and music player, - the subject of a 1996 US patent application, now US Patent 5,978,689. Origo Corporation, a privately owned New Jersey Corporation, is developing DACC in co-operation with Mr. Tuoriniemi and is excited by his vision.
Origo Corporation is currently partnering with investors and manufacturers looking to bring DACC to market by Christmas 2007 - or early 2008.
47 Woodland Ave
Summit, NJ 07901