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Element

With a compact design you'd expect a compromise on ergonomics, features and controls. With the Element range, there is no compromise!

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Trackerball

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Multifunction

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Knob

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Button
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Tk

Trackerball
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Multifunction
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Kb

Knob
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With today’s multi-purposing work stations, where desk space is at a premium, having a fully featured panel that is compact, fully featured and stylish enough to match its surroundings is a must. But, you’d expect that having a compact design means having to compromise ergonomics, features and control size. With the Element range, there is no compromise! Despite their small desk foot print, each Element offers full size controls which are ergonomically laid out, and best of all, there’s lots of them!

Intuitive

When it comes to having lots of controls, one of the problems can be "just what does each control do?" This isn't the case with Element; every programmable control is clearly labelled, so if the function of the control changes, so does its display label – no more having to refer back to reference notes or on screen help. When the Elements are used with the Tangent Mapper* you can even customise the layout of the controls.

*see the Application Support tab to see if your application supports the Tangent Mapper.

Function and style

Apart from the size, the first thing you will notice about Element is the stylish, ultra slim design. Quality comes in the form of a solid aluminium, precision laser cut case. But it doesn’t end there; all the internal components have been carefully chosen for reliability. All rotary controls and trackerballs have optical pickups, which means they are long-life and high precision.The buttons are ultra-reliable with a positive tactile response. The displays are crisp, high-contrast, high-resolution, easy to read, white OLEDs. When put side by side the panels magnetically lock together, keeping the layout neatly aligned.

Cost effective

You would have thought that all this comes with a high price tag - not so with Element! Each Element is competitively priced, and because it’s modular in design you can pick and choose which components you need, targeting your funds where they’re needed most. And if your budget allows it, you can even add more of the same panel type to build your ultimate control surface.

Extensive support

Most of our software partners have released versions of their applications which support the Element panels. Please check the Application Support tab for further details. If you intend to purchase only certain panels from the set, or if you intend you purchase more than one of any panel, then you should check that your software supports this option.

Features
  • Ultra-slim all metal construction
  • Every programmable control is labelled on a high contrast, high resolution, OLED display
  • The display also provides value / feedback where appropriate
  • A set containing one of each panel model has an overall footprint of 77cm x 20cm (30.3” x 7.9”)
Modular design
  • Choose whichever panels you want to start with and expand the set as required
  • The layout is configurable to suit handedness, desk space and to place around other equipment
  • Multiple panels of each model may be added to your layout; especially useful for some applications
USB for communication and power
  • USB plug-and play (HID device therefore no drivers are required)
  • USB powered (so no need for external power supply)
  • A single USB cable for each panel
Trackerballs and knobs
  • High resolution, long life trackerballs with optical laser pickups
  • Each ball has a third axis “ring” with smooth bearing
  • 46mm diameter balls retained by the rings, which can be removed for cleaning
  • High resolution, long life knobs with optical pickups
  • Each knob has a built-in "press to reset" switch
Tk: Trackerball panel
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  • [[3x]] Programmable trackerballs with 3rd axis ring
  • Individual reset buttons for ball and ring
  • [[2x]] Additional buttons for SHIFT / ALT etc.
  • [[1x]] Display to soft label programmable controls
Mf: Multifunction panel
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  • [[1x]] Programmable trackerball (often used for jog/shuttle)
  • Standard transport controls
  • [[2x]] Additional buttons for SHIFT / ALT etc.
  • [[12x]] Programmable buttons
  • [[2x]] Displays to soft label all programmable controls and display timecode & status etc.
Kb: Knob panel
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  • [[12x]] Programmable knobs with integral push button resets
  • [[2x]] Additional buttons for SHIFT / ALT etc.
  • [[1x]] Display to soft label all programmable controls
Bt: Button panel
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  • [[12x]] Programmable buttons
  • [[2x]] Additional buttons for SHIFT / ALT etc.
  • [[1x]] Display to soft label all programmable controls
Notes
  • Controls can only be programmed if the host application supports the Tangent Mapper. To check if your application supports the Tangent Mapper please see the Application Support tab and select you application there.
  • All designs and features subject to change without notification.
Documentation
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Datasheet
The Element product Datasheet to download in pdf format Element Datasheet (111 downloads)
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Pre-Purchase FAQ
Answers to some common questions asked before buying the Element panels Element Pre-Purchase FAQ (67 downloads)
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User Manual
The Element product User Manual to download in pdf format. Element User Manual (177 downloads)
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