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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 Burbaev
    modeler
    Aleksandr Pozdeev
    engineer
    Maksim Pavlukhin
    software developer
    Konstantin Morshnev
    Denis Gryzlov
    Maksim Lukashenya
    managers
    Vera Dorofeeva
    Ivan Kolomoets



    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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