When I decided to switch from my serial PenPartner table to something not blocking the serial line I constantly needed for kernel debugging, I found myself buying a HyperPen tablet from Aiptek. While these were not coming in transparent plastic housings like the ones from a competitor and were still battery powered (AAAA type battery in the pen) I was in need of a driver.
Although the tablet would comply to the USB HID specification, there was a special command needed to get the device started. Aiptek was kindly providing me with the missing information and on October 18th, 2000 the first public beta was released.
This version will run under BeOS R5: