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JAMBox Frequently Asked Questions

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Because of the wide-spread acceptance of USB & serial joysticks, as of August 1, 2000, IMG no longer sells the JAMBox. For a somewhat similar solution to the JAMBox, see RJ Cooper's SAM-Joystick at www.rjcooper.com.

What is a JAMBox?

JAMBox (Joystick Adaptor Multi-switch Box) is a hardware device that installs between the joystick / game port of a PC compatible computer and any joystick. It provides support for the connection of up to 4 remote switches to replace the buttons on a joystick.

Why would I use JAMBox?

JAMBox enables a user to control joystick button functions, game button functions, or application button functions in DOS or Windows programs. It is ideal for Automation and Industrial Control environments that require remote joystick controller switches and for Physically Challenged users who cannot /or prefer not to access the buttons that are built into their joystick.

What kind of Joystick do I need?

Any commercial or retail "off the shelf" joystick, IR/Wireless joystick, or Headmouse that connects to the joystick/game port will work with JAMBox.

What hardware will JAMBox work with?

Any PC Compatible computer that runs DOS or Windows and is equipped with a 15 pin joystick/game port. In general, JAMBox will work with any software / hardware that is compatible with the IBM PC Gameport design.

What software will JAMBox work with?

Any PC Compatible program (DOS or Windows or compatible) that supports a joystick.

How do I connect a JAMBox to my computer?

Attach JAMBox's male connector to your PC's 15 pin (2 rows) female game/joystick port. It is often supplied with the computer as part of the sound card. Attach your joystick cable to the JAMBox female connector. Then plug in up to 4 switches (identified as Switch 1,2,3,4).

What kind of switches does JAMBox use?

JAMBox uses standard momentary contact or on/off type switches with a 3.5mm or 1/8 in. audio jack connector. They are available from Radio Shack, TASH, RJ Cooper, most local electronics stores, industrial equipment catalogs, or any Assistive Technology supplier.



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