The Phidget 8/8/8 Interface Kit uses the very common USB interface to connect 8 analog inputs, 8 digital inputs and 8 digital outputs to your Phidgets sensor network.
The Phidgets 1018 PhidgetInterfaceKit 8/8/8 is an update of the very popular Phidgets 1013 8/8/8 interface (and yes, they spell it without any spaces in the name!). By removing the rarely-used USB hub feature, the board is smaller, and less expensive!
Looking to connect your PC to the real world? Much like a mouse or webcam, just jack in the The Phidgets Interface 8/8/8 to your USB port, and enjoy 16 digital channels 8 channels of digital input, and 8 channels of digital output), but unlike the other Phidget Interfaces, the 8/8/8 also give the user 8 channels of analog input. In other words, the Phidget Interface 8/8/8 can give the user real world data, not just on/off input. The 8/8/8 can literally form the basis for a complete closed loop control system!
A wide array of sensors are available for the 8/8/8 including touch, acceleration, temperature, humidity, and many more. For the complete list check out the Phidgets Sensors Section.
The Interface Kit is powered via USB, and comes with a 6' USB Cable.
The Phidgets Advantage:
All Phidgets devices are supported by the Phidgets API. The Phidgets API is a universal Windows interface that allows any Windows Programmer to easily embedded Phidgets hardware control into their software. Through the API, any Windows programmer can control, and query (if applicable), the Phidgets Hardware via the USB buss. Phidgets also makes available a wide array of example applications that are intended to demonstrate how the Phidgets API can be utilized. Both the examples and the Phidgets API are available for download from the resources page.