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XKeys USB Switch Interfaceby PI Engineering
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X-keys programmable keypads place anything from keyboard shortcuts to names and addresses at your fingertips. Instant recording of your typing turns multiple keystrokes into a single touch.12 ports for industry standard 1/8" mono plugs may be used with any switch type.
- X-keys devices replace multiple keystrokes with single keystrokes, so that less finger movement is necessary while working, especially for repetitive tasks. By creating these keying shortcuts, the workload on the fingers is reduced, and with it any associated stress to the hand, wrist or arm.
- Whether you are a graphic designer, an architect, a web manager, or a two-finger typist, proficiency in your software requires rapid input. Keyboard macros and hotkeys offer the shortest path to action, and the X-keys provides a clearly labeled, physical location for these complex or redundant functions so you don't have to think about them. The X-keys lets you focus on the project instead of the process.
- Programmable ports: Connect up to 12 switches to the X-keys USB Switch Interface and program each switch with a function. Any keyboard shortcut your software uses can have a designated switch (copy, paste, save, open, close). Switches are easily set up to launch applications, open files, or type short lines of text like names, addresses, and account numbers. Switches are connected via Assistive Technology standard 3mm (1/8”) phone plugs. The X-keys USB Switch Interface has a DB25 connector on the back panel which serves as an alternative connection to the 12 ports. If both the ports and the DB25 connector are used, the switches are in parallel. If either switch is pressed, the programmed macro will be fired.
- Perfect for...: Engineers, Artists and Graphic Designers, Non-Typists, Video Editors, HTML Coders, Internet Chat, Gamers, Programmers, and Data Entry
- Instantly reprogrammable keys: The clear keycaps snap off for applying and changing key legends. No residual files are left on the computer. The X-keys stores scan codes in its internal memory and may be programmed on one system and used on another.
- Use with your regular keyboard: The X-keys works with your regular keyboard to provide additional keys. It is simple to install and programs with just one switch.
- Like speed dial for your computer: It is the perfect solution for frequently typed information like names, phone numbers, passwords and keyboard shortcuts.
- Quick, easy, intuitive programming: Makes it easy to create your own custom function keys. Repeating key sequences, inserting pauses, and firing separate commands on press and release of a key are provided options.
- On-board memory programming with USB (memory resident mode): With the X-keys' EEPROM non-volatile memory you can program your X-keys on one device and use it on other devices, even other operating systems, without reprogramming.
- Software mode vs. hardware mode: When programming your X-Keys device, it is extremely important to decide whether you wish to program in Software Mode or Hardware Mode. In Software Mode, all programming of the keys is stored in your computer in MacroWorks files and requires MacroWorks II software. If you move your device to another computer without MacroWorks II installed, it will not work. You will need to install it again on another computer and either copy your original programmed file to that computer or reprogram the device. When programming in Software Mode, sliding the programming switch on the device to the 'on' position does not program the device in Hardware Mode but is part of programming in Software Mode.
If you wish to store your programmed keys in the device itself, you will need to program in Hardware Mode. This will ensure that your device can be used on other machines without having to install MacroWorks II or do any reprogramming. To do this, first determine what edition of X-Keys you have. There are two applications available on the manufacturer's website for converting an X-keys to Hardware Mode. X-keys Macro Recorder is compatible with X-keys devices with SE firmware or earlier, on Windows 2000 or XP (not Vista). X-keys Hardware Mode Programming Utility is compatible with X-keys devices with MWII firmware on Windows 2000, XP, or Vista.
Check the label on the back of your X-keys device. If it says “X-keys SE” or just “X-keys” it is compatible with Macro Recorder. If the label says “X-keys MWII”, it is compatible with the X-keys Hardware Mode Programming Utility.
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XKeys USB Switch Interface
- Width: 4.5" (11.4 cm)
- Depth (front to back): 1.25" (3.2 cm)
- Height: 3.125" (7.9 cm)
- Weight: 6.8 oz (210 grams)
- Cord length: 118" (3.00 m)
- Number of inputs: 12 mono jacks (3.5 mm)
- Number of layers: 2 layers, user selectable
toggle and/or shift keys
- Memory capacity (memory resident mode): Each pedal is allocated 3 characters and a pool of 1060 additional keystrokes is available to any pedal that requires additional characters.
- Memory type: EEPROM, non volatile memory
(X-Keys retains memory for
over 200 years)
- Power source: 5 V (D.C.) @ less than
- Compatibility - software: Macro Works II (for
iKey for X-Keys (for Mac)
- Compatibility - Operating systems: To program the switch interface: MacroWorks II software for Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Mac OS X.
Once the switch interface has been programmed: Any OS supporting USB including Unix, Sun, and Mac OS X.
- Interface - output: USB and/or DB25 connector. The X-keys USB Switch Interface has a DB25 connector on the back panel which serves as an alternative connection to the 12 ports. If both the ports and the DB25 connector are used, the switches are in parallel. If either switch is pressed, the programmed macro will be fired.
- Warranty: 1 year
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