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Re: [nls-technical] Fwd: Re: Re: chord keyset

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From: Jonathan Cheyer <>
Date: Mon, 08 May 2006 22:04:09 -0700
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Hi John,    (01)

Thanks for sending the drawings! I had a few questions:    (02)

  * I'm not clear as to the purpose of the power switch. The chord 
keyset is similar to a mouse or PC keyboard, which don't have power 
switches.    (03)

  * I saw 3 USB connectors in the back. Presumably, they are to plugin 
in the keyboard and mouse into the keyset? Is there going to be an 
outgoing USB cable that will plug into a PC?    (04)

  * Do you have any details about what the circuit board will do? Is it 
just handling the USB logic, or would it be able to handle keyboard 
commands (like a standard keyboard microprocessor would). I was thinking 
it would be really cool if the circuit board could switch between 
standard keyset mode (5 bit) and Augment mode (keyset + 3-button mouse = 
8 bits) based on data sent through the PC's keyboard controller to the 
chord keyset.    (05)    (06)

Jonathan    (07)

Philip Gust wrote:
>> Date: Mon, 08 May 2006 08:27:00 -0700
>> To: "John Sechrest" <>
>> From: Philip Gust <>
>> Subject: Re: Re: [nls-technical] chord keyset
>> John,
>> Thanks for letting me know where you're at.  That drawing is exactly 
>> the kind of thing I was looking for in terms of the physical 
>> case.  I'm assuming that the keyset wouldn't actually need a power 
>> switch, but it might need a switch to change it from standard keyset 
>> mode to Augment mode.  The specification for the two keyset modes is 
>> something we'll have to spec out.  I'll be talking with Jonathan 
>> Cheyer later this morning and we'll discuss how best to go about 
>> this.  I'll probably be able to get back to you this afternoon with 
>> the results of our discussion.
>> Again, thanks for sending this.  Good luck!    (08)

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