For Ultra-Reliable Precision Cursor Control in the Most Extreme Environments, Turn to Orbit.


When system requirements define the need for a very accurate cursor controller, an Orbit Instrument trackball sized anywhere from one to three inches in diameter is an ideal choice.  Cursor controllers utilizing an Orbit trackball, enhanced with any number of embedded control switches, have been integrated into countless numbers of military airborne, shipboard and ground transportable systems. Orbit Instrument engineers have the expertise and experience to generate software code that enables the trackball to flawlessly perform the specific requirements for any application.

Orbit trackballs support a wide range of electronic interface standards, including RS-232, RS-422, PS/2, Sun, USB, Quadrature and any other simple serial or complex custom interface that may be required.

Orbit trackball configurations include:

  • Enclosed/encased desktop devices suitable for table-top applications

  • Embedded devices installed into consoles and systems connected directly to mission computers

  • Handheld and miniature trackmarbles/trackballs for small fielded systems and compact computer/tablet applications

  • Integration into Orbit custom keyboards or installed as an enhancement into your existing keyboard/keypad application

Orbit trackball applications include:


  • Naval surface and subsurface vessels

  • Air Force, Naval and Army airborne systems

  • Ground mobile, transportable and fixed

  • Handheld devices


  • Factory automation

  • Hazardous environment

  • Medical equipment

  • Vehicular

  • Outdoor

  • Desktop/benchtop¬†

General purpose:

  • Security systems

  • Video/audio broadcast

  • Kiosks

  • Point-of-sale systems

  • CAD/CASE workstations

The products shown here are just a few of the many custom designs Orbit has produced.
Contact us to discuss what we can custom design and manufacture for your applications.

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