Mountain View, CA – 18 September 2006. Dell, the leading manufacturer of personal computers, has added the award winning DX1 Input System from Ergodex. The DX1, the first in a new category of input device that features movable programmable keys, offers exceptional performance advantages for gamers, engineering professionals and artists, and other computer enthusiasts. The DX1 consists of a Pad on which you place Keys anywhere you want, and then you tell the computer what you want the Keys to do.
DX1 Keys are assigned to match a single keyboard key, such as the letter “a”, or to perform a more complex macro containing a series of keystrokes. Keys are also “application” aware, so as the user changes from, say, email to Photoshop, Keys automatically change to the macros for Photoshop. Even though Keys contain advanced electronics, they have no batteries and no wires; they communicate wirelessly with the DX1 pad. Ergodex’ “Molecular Velcro”, an inexhaustible adhesive, allows Keys to adhere tightly on the Pad. A slight twist loosens a Key so it can be moved or micro-positioned for optimal placement.
“Dell chooses innovative products to give their customers a competitive edge in performance and productivity; they understand the power, convenience and advantage of the DX1,” said Ergodex CEO Larry Kelly. “Dell’s inclusion of the DX1 in its high performance system configurators underscores the game changing nature of this new category of input technology.”
“The DX1 is an example of how Dell brings exceptional technology to our customers. The DX1 not only sets a new paradigm for game play, but also is one of the coolest new devices to come along in a long time,” said Derek Impson, Dell Product Marketing Manager for Gaming Peripherals. “The DX1 are ‘Keys Reinvented’ and can be seen at:
The DX1 serves several markets: “fast twitch” applications, such as PC gaming and financial securities trading, where speed and reaction time are important along with having complex functionality available on a single keypress; knowledge workers, such as Photoshop or CAD users, who use complex software for several hours a day to turn ideas into new products or services; IT applications, e.g., SAP or Oracle applications, where difficult or hard-to-remember or repetitive operations can be combined on a single key; and health care and assistive technology where, for physical or neurological reasons, use of a standard keyboard is cumbersome, or even painful.
Founded in 2000, Ergodex provides people with dramatically improved ways of interacting with computers and other equipment. Ergodex technology helps people gain the upper hand in controlling increasingly complex software. Ergodex Sensor Platform (ESP) technology is the next logical step in the keyboard-mouse continuum, allowing people to interact with computers in ways that are more intuitive, dynamic and powerful. Ergodex, DX1, and Ergodex Sensor Platform are trademarks of Ergodex. Ergodex is privately held. www.ergodex.com
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