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The X-Keys USB 3 Switch Interface from PI Engineering is a compact interface solution for generating up to 3 custom commands, complex macros or long strings of data. Free downloadable software for PC, MAC, and Android operating systems facilitates rapid creation and programming of custom commands and macros to the compact X-Keys USB 3 Switch Interface. The 3 Switch Interface requires software for programming but is self-reliant for operation. This means it can be programmed on one computer and transferred between computers as needed, providing an easily portable and instant customized control solution where needed. The X-Keys USB 3 Switch Interface can support either a single switch or up to three switches using the optional 3-Way Splitter Cable Accessory (purchased separately).
Those who require more than 3 customized entries or commands may be interested in considering the X-KEYS USB 12 SWITCH INTERFACE which can be used to generate from 1 to 12 commands.
- The X-Keys USB 3 Switch Interface can be used to generate multiple keystrokes or complex macro commands with the press of a single switch. This greatly reduces finger movement while working, especially for repetitive tasks. By creating these shortcuts, the workload on the fingers is reduced, and with it any associated stress to the hand, wrist or arm.
- Programmable Ports: The X-Keys USB 3 Switch Interface (when used with a 3-way splitter cable) enables up to 3 switches to be connected to the interface. Keyboard shortcuts used by software can have a designated switch (copy, paste, save, open, close) - even complex macros can be recorded and activated with a single switch activation. Switches are easily set up to launch applications, open files, or type short lines of text like names, addresses, and account numbers.
- Easily Reprogrammed: The X-keys USB 3 Switch Interface can be quickly reprogrammed using one of the free software packages for Windows, MAC OSX and Android.
- Long Range Access: The X-Keys USB 3 Switch Interface can accept input from switches located up to 1,000 feet from the interface (the included Orby Switches have 60" cables but the length can easily be increased through the use of cable extensions). This makes it an ideal solution for remote computer control of interactive displays such as in museums.
- Quick, Easy, Intuitive Programming: Makes it easy to create custom function commands. 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 the X-keys can be programmed on one device and used on other devices, even other operating systems, without reprogramming.
- Easy Deployment: The small "flash drive" design of the interface and the compact size of the buttons means this can be pre-programmed and deployed in a just minutes wherever a customized control system is required.
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X-Keys USB 3 Switch Interface
X-Keys USB 3 Switch Interface - Three Way Splitter Cable
- X-Keys USB 3 Switch Interface Specs:
Width: 0.75" (19 mm)
Depth: (front to back) | 2.8" (71 mm)
Height: 0.5" (13 mm)
Weight: 0.8 oz (23 grams)
Number of Inputs: 1 jack (3.5 mm) on 3 Switch Interface - 3 inputs using included 3-way splitter cable
Memory Capacity: Approximately 1000 keystrokes or commands
Memory Type: EEPROM, non volatile memory (X-Keys retains memory for over 200 years)
Power Source: 5 V (D.C.) @ less than 21 mA
Wiring Distance: Up to 1,000 feet (300 m) from Switch to Port
Compatibility: Programming the Switch Interface requires one of the following free downloadable software packages:
Operation: Once the switch interface has been programmed any OS supporting USB including Unix, Sun, and Mac OS X.
- To Computer: USB 1.1 (compatible through USB 3.0)
- To Switches: 3.5mm stereo (accepts 3.5mm mono or stereo plug)
Warranty: 1 year
- Package Contents: X-Keys USB 3 Switch Interface, Instructions
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|XK-1283-UJS3-R|| X-Keys USB 3 Switch Interface|
|XK-A-1221-R|| Orby Switch, Green, 2.5" diameter|
|XK-A-1310-TRRS-R|| TRRS 3 Way Splitter for X-keys USB 3 Switch Interface|