Category: Input Device
Manufacturer: KYE Systems Corp.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 2.6 MB
Operating System: Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000, MacOS
Latest Version / Release Date: 7.09.00 / 29 Jun 2006
This particular input device belongs to the Genius mouse pointing device family. It features six mouse buttons which can be assigned specific tasks with the help of the corresponding device driver. It is capable of connecting to the host computer system using either the PS2 or Universal Serial Bus interface port. The connection to these communication ports are ably supported by its corresponding device driver which helps the underlying operating system environment to correctly interpret every movement of the hardware component. These movements are interpreted with the help of the optical sensor at the bottom of the device which sends signals to the host computer system. These signals are transformed into actual commands by the device driver. This is the reason why these types of input devices are also classified as Human Interface Devices because they provide the computer user with the capability of manipulating operating system elements.
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The programmable buttons on the Navigator 500 provides specific actions based on the preferences of the computer user. Basically there are two dedicated buttons for Internet based functions and one button which allows the computer user to switch between open software applications. The programmable buttons function the same way as the hot keys found on a multimedia keyboard device. The device driver is partly responsible for allowing the computer user to define the functions of these buttons as well as keeping track of the configurations set by the computer user. The Navigator 500 is designed to implement an 800 dots per inch optical resolution which allows it to move smoothly across the computer screen in a relatively fast manner. The use of mouse pointing devices also extends to various software applications like computer games. In this context these types of hardware components serve as the main controller of the game. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Navigator 500 errors before installing any driver updates.