List of terms used in ASTER

The device in ASTER is called any component of computer hardware that can be assigned to a specific workstation. There are, at present, displays, monitors, keyboards, mice, joysticks, different sound playback devices, web cameras. As you develop, other types of devices will be added to ASTER.
Devices are displayed in the "Workplaces" tab of the main window of the “ASTER Control” program. In this tab, you can view and distribute devices by drag and drop devices from one place to another or by explicitly assigning a workstation to a particular device

When you hover the mouse pointer over the device, a small hint pops up that contains the device type, name, and current assignment to the workstations.

By right-clicking on the device image, you get a shortcut menu for this device. In the whole-detail display mode, if the workstation contains several devices of some class, in the lower right corner of the device image you will see the number of such devices (in the form * N, where N is the number)

The blue frame around the image means that the device is currently active. A blinking purple frame indicates that the device has just been connected.

The device in the niche behind the grid is a device in an inaccessible workplace. This means that the device is assigned to a location that is not currently licensed and not available (for example, due to the end of the trial period or temporary license). You can keep such a device in a similar 'arrested' way to save the appointment for the future, or you can drag it to available workplaces.

Display

This device is a display (more precisely, the video surface of the video adapter). Displays are marked with the identifier of the type 'A.S', where A is the number of the video card, S is the number of the video surface on the map. A semi-transparent (off) display of the display means that the video surface is not connected to any video output (and hence with any monitor). The name of the display device contains the name of the video card, the type of video output, and the name of the monitor (if available)

Audio

Despite its name and icon, this class of devices represents all types of audio playback devices (speakers, headphones, etc.). In the whole-part display mode, these devices are displayed as a pair (like real stereo speakers)

Camera

This class of devices represents video capture devices (eg web cameras)

Computer

This large device represents your entire computer.
It is mainly displayed in order to access the context menu that contains access to the system-wide settings. To display this menu, right-click on this picture

HID-device

This class of devices represents the HID (Human Interface Device) device. It is an input device for information

Keyboard

This type represents the devices of the Keyboard.

Microphone

Despite its name and picture, this class of devices represents all the devices for capturing sound (microphones, line inputs, mixers, etc.)

Mouse

This is a class of Mouse devices