A peripheral is any computer device that is not part of the essential computer (the processor, memory, and data paths) but is situated relatively close by. A near synonym is input-output (I-O) device. Some peripherals are mounted in the same case with the main part of the computer as are the hard drive, CD-ROM drive, and network interface cards. Other peripherals are outside the computer case, such as the printer and image scanner, attached by a wired or wireless connection. Peripherals Hardware Computers.
There are three different types of peripherals: input devices , which interact with or send data from the user to the computer (mice, keyboards, etc. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: A peripheral device is "an device used to put information into and get information out of the computer."
- Computer hardware - Computer hardware are the physical parts or components of a computer, such as the monitor, keyboard, computer data storage, graphic card, sound card and motherboard. By contrast, software is instructions that can be stored and ran by hardware.
- Controller (computing) - In computing and especially in computer hardware, a controller is a chip, an expansion card, or a stand-alone device that interfaces with a peripheral device. This may be a link between two parts of a computer or a controller on an external device that manages the operation of that device.
- Display device - A display device is an output device for presentation of information in visual or tactile form. When the input information that is supplied has an electrical signal, the display is called an electronic display.
- Expansion card - In computing, the expansion card, expansion board, adapter card or accessory card, is a printed circuit board that can be inserted into an electrical connector, or expansion slot on a computer motherboard, backplane or riser card to add functionality to a computer system via the expansion bus.
- Punched card input/output - A computer punched card reader or just computer card reader is a computer input device used to read executable computer programs and data from punched cards under computer control. A computer card punch is a computer output device that punches holes in cards under computer control.
- Punched tape - Punched tape or perforated paper tape is a form of data storage, consisting of a long strip of paper in which holes are punched to store data.
- Computer peripherals
- Accessories Kensington Technology Group www
Accessories and peripherals for the computer after-market. Kensington Technology Group.
- Offers USBNow www
Offers a range of USB cables, USBNow, hard drive enclosures, express cards, and adapters. USBNow.
- Provider Fujitsu Canada, Inc. www
Provider of PC notebook products as well as peripheral devices, Canada, Inc., including high-capacity hard disk drives, dot matrix printers, and document imaging scanners. Fujitsu Canada, Inc..
- Specializing PixeLINK www
Specializing in FireWire cameras for microscopy, PixeLINK, industrial and OEM applications. PixeLINK.
- PC Compuedge Pty Ltd. www
PC parts, Pty Ltd., system pricing and upgrades offered. Compuedge Pty Ltd..
- Markets Intermec Technologies Corporation www
Markets a complete line of data collection hardware, Technologies Corporation, network devices, mobile computers, bar code printers and label supplies. Intermec Technologies Corporation.
- Provides Conceptronic www
Provides modems, Conceptronic, ISDN, PC-cards, cameras and input devices. Offers international software and retail packages in 7 languages. Conceptronic.
- Offers ErgoCanada.com www
Offers ergonomic products and accessories from innovative input devices such as keyboards, ErgoCanada.com, mice, and touchpads to proven assistive devices. ErgoCanada.com.
- Offers Interworld Electronics www
Offers industrial rack mount PC computers, Electronics, telephony boards and application software, data acquisition and communications hardware. Interworld Electronics.
- Distributor Sitiless Co.,Ltd www
Distributor for computers, Co.,Ltd, peripherals and accessories, and POS systems. Sitiless Co.,Ltd.
- Suppliers Video and Telecommunications, Inc. www
Suppliers of tape backup units, and Telecommunications, Inc., disk drives, laser printers, plotters, modems and cabling. Video and Telecommunications, Inc..
- Sells Thomas Computer Corporation www
Sells printers and monitors, Computer Corporation, projectors and labelers. Thomas Computer Corporation.
- Provider Amcad and Graphics www
Provider for desktop color laser printers to large format plotters, and Graphics, wide format plotter paper and large solvent inkjet media. Amcad and Graphics.
- Provides CXtec www
Provides computer networking connectivity equipment and accessories such as switches, CXtec, hubs, and wireless routers. CXtec.
- Holding Logitech International S.A. www
Holding company with subsidiaries which design, International S.A., manufacture and market broad range of computer control devices, including mice, trackballs, touchpads, joysticks, gamepads, steering wheels, and pc video cameras. (Nasdaq: LOGIY). Logitech International S.A..
- Manufacturer Kinesis Computer Ergonomics www
Manufacturer of ergonomic computer keyboards and distributor of complementary input accessories for personal computers. Kinesis Computer Ergonomics.
- Features Heisei Electronics Co., Ltd. www
Features the peripherals and systems made by this Taiwanese firm including networking components and input devices. Heisei Electronics Co., Ltd..
- Refurbishes Omni Data Systems www
Refurbishes and resells computers, Data Systems, ticket, dot matrix and thermal printers, data terminals, monitors, network and communication boards by major manufacturers. Omni Data Systems.
- Manufacturers Epson www
Manufacturers of inkjet, Epson, dot matrix and laser printers as well as scanners, digital cameras and LCD projectors. Site offers FAQ and technical support. Epson.
- Features Just Projectors www
Features a range of audio visual equipment such as projectors, Projectors, plasma screens, stands, and interactive whiteboards. UK based. Just Projectors.
- Provider APC www
Provider of power protection products and services including UPS and surge suppressors. APC.
- Manufactures Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. www
Manufactures computer peripherals, Computer Products of America, Inc., including hard disk drives, magneto-optical drives and tape. Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc..
- Provides ARS Technologies www
Provides USB products which allow connecting through USB on standard devices like printers, Technologies, disk drives and CD-ROM drives. ARS Technologies.
- Read About.com: Peripherals www
Read articles about installing and using peripherals as well as reviews and vendor lists. About.com: Peripherals.
- Sells A Matter of Fax www
Sells printers, Matter of Fax, monitors, digital cameras, copiers, scanners, fax machines and multifunction office equipment. A Matter of Fax.
- Specialized Synchrotech www
Specialized manufacturer of computer peripherals for the emerging PCMCIA industry by providing a full line of cost-effective, Synchrotech, PCMCIA Memory and peripheral interfaces. Synchrotech.
- Offers USB-Shop.com www
Offers a range of USB devices including long range extenders, USB-Shop.com, adapters, hubs, cables, audio, and video devices. USB-Shop.com.
- VAR Enterprise Control Systems www
VAR providing solutions for multiple server and data center facilities management and remote server control. Enterprise Control Systems.
- Sells Software Integrators www
Sells video card adapters and cables, Integrators, multisync monitors and switch boxes. Software Integrators.
- A Kyocera Mita UK www
A document solutions company with a product line up that includes laser printers, Mita UK, copiers, faxes and scanners. UK Based. Kyocera Mita UK.
- Distributes Midcom Data Technologies, Inc. www
Distributes computer peripherals including printers, Data Technologies, Inc., terminals, thin clients/network computers, barcoding devices, and data communication devices. Midcom Data Technologies, Inc..
- Offers Bottom Line Telecommunications www
Offers wide array of computer components by name brand manufacturers including systems, Line Telecommunications, printers, monitors, scanners, media, and consumables. Bottom Line Telecommunications.
- Allows Hi-Tech Parts www
Allows users to post and search for parts and peripherals. Hi-Tech Parts.
- Sells Usb-ware.com www
Sells USB products including cards, Usb-ware.com, drives, adapters, video capture bridge, printer adapter cables and hub modems. Usb-ware.com.
- Features GTCO CalComp www
Features the design and manufacture of large-format digitizers, CalComp, desktop graphics tablets, wide-format scanners and internet conferencing tools. GTCO CalComp.
- Produces Wacom Asia Pacific www
Produces various types of graphics tablets. Wacom Asia Pacific.
- Full Canon USA, Inc. www
Full range of inkjet printers, USA, Inc., scanners, and Fax machines. Provides technical support, drivers, and a dealer locator. Canon USA, Inc..
- Offers Arcy Solutions, Inc. www
Offers sales and service for new terminals, Solutions, Inc., factory refurbished, spare parts and repairs for Wyse and other brand names. Arcy Solutions, Inc..
- Distributor Express Systems and Peripherals www
Distributor of computer equipment, Systems and Peripherals, multiport serial devices and remote access products. Express Systems and Peripherals.
- Sells ShopLinksys www
Sells home networking routers, ShopLinksys, wireless and wireless-n, adapters, ip cameras, and wireless music accessories. ShopLinksys.
- Remote Home Electronics www
Remote control for computers. Electronics. Enables the use of the remote from a TV, VCR or stereo to control a home computer. Home Electronics.
- Specializes Arrowhead Resellers Corp. www
Specializes in brand name printers, Resellers Corp., bar code and POS systems, including dot matrix, laser and thermal printers. Arrowhead Resellers Corp..
- Provider Creative Technology www
Provider of multimedia products and peripherals for personal computers. Creative Technology.
- Products US Micro Products, Inc. www
Products include LCD's, Micro Products, Inc., trackballs, backlighting, thermal, receipt and dot matrix printers, custom designs for non-standard products. US Micro Products, Inc..
- Manufacturer Trust www
Manufacturer of computer peripherals for both home and small business users, Trust, such as mice, keyboards, speakers, headsets, and webcams. Trust.
- Technical Envoy Data Corporation www
Technical distributor concentrating on PC Card products. Data Corporation. Large product line for PCMCIA. Envoy Data Corporation.
- Makers Lind Electronics www
Makers of auto air and auto power adapters and power packs for portable computers. Lind Electronics.
- Hardware Tornado Sistems www
Hardware distributor for components, Sistems, peripherals, networking, and systems. Tornado Sistems.
- Learn Mitsumi www
Learn about the broad range of devices manufactured by this firm and purchase these items directly from the firm. Mitsumi.
- Manufacturer Aiptek www
Manufacturer of video cameras and conferencing equipment, Aiptek, graphic tablets, video phones and interactive pen-based educational systems. Aiptek.
- Multimedia Mediatech Industrial Inc. www
Multimedia microphone and headset manufacturer. Mediatech Industrial Inc..
- Specializes Quadravox, Inc. www
Specializes in stand-alone sound output systems and tools needed that support them. Quadravox, Inc..
- National ID Technology www
National supplier of labeling, Technology, coding and marking equipment, service and systems integration. ID Technology.
- Provides Ryzex Group www
Provides barcode, Group, data-collection and wireless technology solutions both new and used. Ryzex Group.
- A BICSI www
A professional association supporting the information transport systems (ITS) industry with information, BICSI, education and knowledge assessment for individuals and companies. BICSI.
- Offers Axis Communications, Inc. www
Offers information about this Swedish firm that markets cameras and Internet related products and systems. Axis Communications, Inc..
- Manufactures Mustek Systems Inc. www
Manufactures digital and PC cameras. Mustek Systems Inc..
- Duty 3D Planet www
Duty for all 3D video card owners, Planet, all newest drivers, reviews, games, news, guest book, 3d cards, tests, downloads. 3D Planet.
- Russian nVIDIA World www
Russian support site with drivers for vVIDIA cards. nVIDIA World.
- Develops Ynvisible www
Develops electrochromic displays, Ynvisible, providing an interactive experience on a range of materials. Ynvisible.
- Offers Mermaid Technology, Inc. www
Offers LCD monitors manufactured of steel, Technology, Inc., aluminium and a protective non glare glass screen. Based in Denmark. Mermaid Technology, Inc..
- Covers VLSI Discussion Forum www
Covers many related topics: EDA tools, Discussion Forum, VHDL, Verilog; fabrication; FPGAs, ASICs, microprocessors, semiconductors, CMOS. VLSI Discussion Forum.
- Community Hardware Central www
Community and forum providing news, Central, reviews, reports, and editorials on computer hardware. Hardware Central.
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