History

Cursor Controls trace our roots back over 75 years, being a direct descendant of the Marconi Company who developed their first TRACKERBALL in the 1940s for integration into their Military Radar systems. This wealth of experience in Human Machine Interface applications, combined with a program of continuous improvement, a drive for innovation in the pursuit of excellence and a strong focus on new product development has ensured that Cursor Controls retain the position of world leaders in our field.

 

 

Significant Milestones include:

1940s

 – The original Trackerball is developed by Marconi for Radar control

1995

– The Trackerball division is sold, becoming a standalone company: The Trackerball Company Ltd

2000

– The Trackerball Company is acquired, becoming Cursor Controls Ltd.

2002

Cursor Controls release their first generation, fully sealed IP68 Optical Trackball range with multiple patent applications filed

2008

– ISO9001 accreditation is achieved (updated in 2017 to ISO9001:2015)

– Multiple worldwide patents are granted for the IP68 Optical range

2010

– A number of products are fully qualified to Marine standard IEC 60945 – with Cursor Controls going on to offer the widest range of Marine Certified trackballs in the world

2013

– The unique Anti-Vibration Technology is released, with several worldwide patents granted

– The ultra-rugged F-Range is significantly expanded, supported by extensive external qualification and certification to demanding Mil-Std 810, Mil-Std 461, DO160 and IEC60945 levels

2015

– Cursor Controls produce their 1 millionth trackball (since their records began in 2000)

– The C737 Group is formed to support a further program of investment and expansion

2016

– The unique Hybrid Technology (M-Track) platform is developed, with first patent applications filed

– After 2 years of in house development, Cursor Controls launch their first range of feature rich, standalone Trackpads

– The first CAN bus products are released – including IEC 60945 certified Marine indicator/switch panels and Ergonomic trackball modules

2018

– Following a year of record growth, the existing Electro-Mechanical Assembly area is expanded and upgraded, significantly increasing capacity

– Cursor Controls take delivery of their 4th Pick & Place machine, at the same time expanding the existing PCB Department to ultimately double capacity

 

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