The Virtual Laser Keyboard (VKB) is the ULTIMATE new accessory for Blackberry,
Smartphone and PDA owners or MAC & PC users. The VKB comes with an
elegant leather jacket, making it the perfect business gift (and just
what you want to take out of your inner suit pocket in front of your amazed
In the size of a Zipo lighter and in an outer spaced "enterprise"
style, it uses a laser beam to generate a full-size perfectly OPERATING
laser keyboard that smoothly connects to MAC's, Smart Phones, the new
Blackberry (8100,8300,8800),Nokia N95 (Symbian Series 60 3rd Edition)
and Any kind of PC and Most of the handheld devices (PDA's, tablet PC's).
The laser keyboard acts exactly like any other "ordinary" keyboard.
A direction technology based on an optical recognition mechanism enables
the user to tap on the projected key images, while producing real tapping
Virtual Laser Keyboard Features:
Personal Digital Assistants (PDA's)
Space saving Computers
Sterile and Medical Environments
Transport (Air, Rail, Automotive)
About the size of a small cellular phone, (90 x 34 x 24 mm), the VKB enables
users to type texts or e-mails as easily as with a ordinary keyboard.
Imagine how easy it would be, if you had a proper mobile phone keyboard
that fits in your pocket...
The Virtual Keyboard uses a light projection of a full-sized computer
keyboard on almost any surface. Used with PDA's and Smart Phones, the
Virtual Keyboard provides a practical way to do e-mail, word processing
and spreadsheet tasks, enabling users to leave laptops and computers at
VKB's adaptable technology studies the user's finger movements to interpret
and record keystrokes. Because the virtual keyboard is an image projected
by light, it disappears completely when not in use.
When using the VKB settings can be changed either via your laptop, your
PC or your compatible Smartphone and PDA:
Connection: Connection to the appropriate Laptop/PC port
Intensity: Intensity of the projected Virtual Keyboard
Timeouts: coordinated timeouts to conserve the Virtual Keyboard's
Sensitivity: adjustable sensitivity of the Virtual Keyboard
Auto-repeat: Allows the VKB to automatically repeat a key based on
Technology at Work
Step 1: Template creation (Projection Module)
A template of the desired interface is projected onto the adjacent interface
surface. The template is produced by illuminating a specially designed,
highly efficient holographic optical element with a red diode laser.
Note: the template serves only as a reference for the user and is not
involved in the detection process. In a fixed environment, the template
can just as easily be printed onto the interface surface.
Step 2: Reference plane illumination (Micro-illumination ModuleTM)
An infra-red plane of light is generated just above, and parallel to,
the interface surface. This light is invisible to the user and hovers
a few millimeters above the surface.
When the user touches a key position on the interface surface light is
reflected from this plane in the vicinity of the key and directed towards
the sensor module.
Step 3: Map reflection coordinates (Sensor Module)
Reflected light from user interactions with the interface surface is passed
through an infra-red filter and imaged on to a CMOS image sensor in the
Custom hardware embedded in the sensor chip (the Virtual Interface Processing
CoreTM) then makes a real-time determination of the location of the reflected
The processing core can track multiple reflection events simultaneously
and can thus support both multiple keystrokes and overlapping cursor control