A highly configurable USB and PS/2 mouse interface for trackballs and spinners!
The ME4 interfaces a Trackball and/or Spinner to your computer's USB port or PS/2 mouse port. Signals from the Trackball and Spinner optics are converted into mouse cursor movement. The Trackball signals provide X and Y mouse axis movement, while the spinner may generate mouse scroll wheel movement or be merged with either the X or Y mouse axis.
All options for the ME4 are based on physical jumper settings, no programming required.
Power is taken from the PS/2 or USB port eliminating the need for external power supplies.
Operation as a USB mouse or PS/2 mouse is jumper selectable. The ME4 uses standard systems drivers for plug and play, no additional drivers are required. On a PS/2 mouse port, the ME4 operates as a standard three button mouse with scroll wheel. When used as a USB device, any computer system that supports a standard USB mouse may be used with the ME4.
Trackballs and Spinners connected to the ME4 can be optical quadrature signals or mechanical quadrature signals. Those signals may also be either active high, active low, or push-pull driven.
The Spinner signal may be jumper selected to appear as X or Y mouse movement or the scroll wheel. In addition, the direction of each Trackball axis and the Spinner axis may be reversed using the direction jumpers provided on the ME4.
The ME4 features inputs which allow for the emulation of the standard Left, Right, and Middle mouse buttons. To use these inputs, simply connect a switch to the desired input (Left, Right or Middle), and the other side of your switch to the common logic ground connection.
Small size and convenient mounting holes allow for placing the ME4 virtually anywhere in the user’s cabinet or layout.
Each ME4 unit also includes a full set of cabling. The set includes: one 6-ft. Male to Male 6 pin miniDIN (PS/2 style) cable, one 6-ft. Male/Male Type A to Type B USB cable, one 3-ft. Trackball cable, one 3-ft. Spinner cable, and one 12-inch Mouse Button pigtail cable. Custom cable lengths up to 10 feet are available for the Trackball cable, Spinner cable, and Mouse Button pigtail cable. Please contact us for pricing!
The following cables listed below are all included with your ME4 purchase!
Custom cable lengths up to 10 feet are available for the KE-TBH3, KE-SP3, and MTA100-5-12. Please contact us for pricing!
KE-MM6-mini - Male to Male 6 pin miniDIN (PS/2 style) cable to connect from the ME4 to the computer’s PS/2 keyboard port. Length = 6 feet.
KE-USBMM6 - Male/Male Type A to Type B USB cable to connect from the ME4 to the USB port on the computer. Length = 6 feet.
*KE-TBH3 – ME4 interface to trackball connecting cable. Length = 3 feet.
*KE-SP3 – ME4 interface to spinner connecting cable. Length = 3 feet.
*MTA100-5-12 – A Female 5 wire cable harness that attaches to the ME4 mouse button header, providing 12 inches of loose wire for each input pin. Length = 12 inches.
*Custom lengths up to 10 feet are available. Please contact us for pricing!