3Dconnexion today announced 3DxWare 10, a breakthrough driver platform that extends the usage of 3D mice to any application, from Microsoft® Office® to internet browsers and from media players to games. With over a million units sold, 3Dconnexion 3D mice are the tool of choice for engineering and design professionals working in sophisticated 3D environments. And now with 3DxWare 10, 3Dconnexion 3D mice can also handle everyday applications with ease. Beta versions of 3DxWare 10 for PC and Mac can be downloaded for free from Anywherewww.3dconnexion.com/anywhere.
Proven in 3D, Now Works Anywhere
Previously, only users of specialist 3D applications benefited from the intuitive, six degrees-of-freedom 3D navigation delivered by a 3Dconnexion 3D mouse. Now, the simple 3DxWare 10 interface allows users to assign keyboard strokes and traditional mouse or joystick movements in any combination to the 3D mouse. Tilt the controller cap to scroll a Web page, twist the cap to adjust the volume in iTunes, or use all six axes to pilot a helicopter in Battlefield Bad Company 2. The choice of application and assignment of the six axes and up to 31 function keys (depending on the 3D mouse model) is entirely up to the user.
“The 3DxWare 10 driver platform represents a new era for our 3D mice,” says Dieter Neujahr, president of 3Dconnexion. “Our customers have told us they want to be able to use their 3D mice with everyday applications. This technology lays the foundation for our products to be used far more widely, ultimately allowing us to extend the advanced features of our 3D mice to anyone who works with a computer.”
Much More Than a Mouse
3DxWare 10 offers limitless possibilities for incorporating 3D mice into everyday use, including:
“With 3DxWare 10, there are no limits to how a 3D mouse can be used, except for one’s imagination,” concludes Neujahr.
The 3DxWare 10 beta platform for PC and Mac is available for download at www.3dconnexion.com/anywhere and is compatible with 3Dconnexion’s current line of 3D mice, including the SpacePilot PRO (MSRP $399), SpaceExplorer™ (MSRP $299), SpaceNavigator (MSRP $99) and SpaceNavigator for Notebooks (MSRP $129).