reflective dots

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reflective dots

Post by aquafrenzy » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:56 am


First of all I just want to say thank you, i've been using smartnav daily for about 7 years now and couldn't use my computer without it. So thank you.

I just wanted to know what exact material the reflective dots are made from? I've tried some reflective tapes and they just don't work, most have a shiny film over the silver and that seems to interfere.


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Re: reflective dots

Post by jolsonsalem » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:25 pm

It is a proprietary retro-reflective material made by 3M. The special part about it is that it reflects IR light back in the direction it came from in a fairly narrow beam. Other materials have a wider reflection pattern and that will confuse the SmartNav since it is looking for a specific point rather then just a wide blob of light.

You can find either dots or a roll of the material on our website at ... ories.html or if you're international you can check with one of dealers as you might save some on shipping and it should be an item that they stock regularly.

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