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Optimus Aux keyboard

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Task: Produce an auxiliary keyboard with OLED displays.

Optimus Aux has OLED screens embedded in its every key to show what function is currently assigned to it.


Aluminum shell

Optimus Aux is created for those, who wish to have an effective visual tool for enhanced human-computer interaction, still using regular keyboard for typing.

Release date: December 12 2008

Cast:

art director & designer
Artemy Lebedev
industrial designer
Timur Burbayev
modeler
Alexander Pozdeyev
engineer
Maxim Pavlukhin
software developer
Konstantin Morshnev
Denis Gryzlov
Max Lukashenya
managers
Vera Dorofeyeva
Ivan Kolomoetz



Slots for plugging in additional devices, K-lock, computer cable and power supply cord




Specifications

Keyboard dimensions

width

105 mm (4.1″)

depth

173 mm (6.8″)

height

38 mm (1.5″)

single key

20.2×20.2 mm (0.8″×0.8″)


Each of the 15 displays

technology

OLED

viewable area

10.1×10.1 mm (0.4″×0.4″)

resolution

48×48 pixels

frame rate

10 frames per second minimum

colors

65 536

viewing angle

160°

Compatibility

Connection

USB 2.0

Control

Optimus Configurator 3.0 software

OS

Windows, Mac OS X


trade show

This item was introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show 2012


System requirements
PC with installed OS Windows XP or Vista, with a USB 1.1 (or better 2.0) port; Mac OS X 10.5.1 or higher.

At least 20 MB of free space on hard drive.

At least 256 MB of RAM.

In order to extend the service life of the displays and avoid using cables that may be vulnerable to wear, the screens embedded in the keytops are fixed—it’s only the transparent caps that are pressed.

Every button on the keyboard (or, more precisely, a module consisting of a moving cap, a microchip and a display) can be easily removed to clean or replace.

The keyboard is highly customizable. Configurator software enables users to program each button to reproduce a sequence of symbols and edit images separately for each layout.

Patents pending.


Optimus Configurator 3.0 works for all devices in the Optimus line-up




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