Mitutoyo America Corporation announces the availability of a new USB input device that streamlines the interfacing of Mitutoyo Digimatic hand measurement tools with PCs. The new USB Input Tool Direct: USB-ITN includes seven models, with each dedicated to a specific type of cable plug/ connector pin configuration. The new design negates the need for two cables, lowering overall costs by as much as 32 percent. When connected to a PC’s USB port the tool is automatically recognized as an HID (Human Interface Device) keyboard device—a standard Windows driver. No special software is required. A USB keyboard signal converter translates Digimatic display values to keyboard signals. More information is available at [www.mitutoyo.com].