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X-keys® XKE-128 for KVM Control

X-keys XKE-128

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Optimized for controlling a KVM, these programmable keys can send any key combination or string of keystrokes, and lower operator error and training time. Anything an operator can do on a keyboard can be replicated and assigned to one clearly labeled key. Dedicated keys maximize efficiency and lower operator training time.

Please note: KVM version X-keys send pure USB HID keyboard codes and are intended for use only with hardware that does not have a traditional operating system behind it (like a KVM). If the X-keys will be connected directly to a Windows, OS X, or Linux computer, our standard X-keys products may be better suited to fit your requirements.

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XKE-128 USB Keyboard Info Sheet

XKE-128 USB Keyboard Product Manual


Operating System
Use: Any OS via USB HID | Programming: Windows XP through 10, Mac OS X 10.4 through 10.10
Free Programming Software
MacroWorks 3.1 for Windows (XP or newer)
Emulation Modes
HID Boot Keyboard
Switch Types
Full-travel rubber dome, carbon on gold contacts, guaranteed for over 1 million operations
Number of Keys
128 single keys + programming button
Actuation Force
Approx. 2.5 oz (72g) break-over, approx. 1.5 oz (42g) hold
Key Cap Type
Relegendable with Cherry MX compatible stem
Key Cap Size
0.625” (16mm) sq.
Key Spacing
0.75" O.C.
Optional Keys
2X1, 1X2, 2X2
Backlighting
128 blue and 128 red LEDs, individually addressable
Connector
Wired USB 2.0 standard “A” plug
Cord Length
56” (1.42 m)
Dimensions
14" x 7.3" x 1.8" (279mm x 185mm x 46mm)
Weight
4.7lbs (2.13 kg)
USB type
USB 1.1 compatible through 3.0
Power Source
USB port, nominal voltage = 5 VDC
Current Draw
NO backlight: 37 mA , Blue backlight full: 176 mA, Red backlight full: 265 mA, All backlights full: 358 mA
Temperature Range
-20 to 60 C
Memory Capacity
Approximately 21,000 keystrokes or commands in onboard memory
Humidity
80% Rh non-condensing
Environmental Rating
IP 40, typical indoor office environment
Certifications
FCC class B, CE, RoHS, WEEE compliant

XKE-128 KVM Spec Sheet PDF

X-keys XKE-128 Dimensioned Drawing

Download PDF: XKE-128DD.pdf

 

Sketchup 3D Model

We offer this Sketchup model as a 3D rendering of the XKE-128 for viewing or planning purposes. Dimensions and details of the model, while reasonably accurate, should not be used for critical specifications.

View or download this model in Sketchup 3D Warehouse.

Download a free copy of Sketchup or Sketchup Viewer here: www.sketchup.com

    MacroWorks 3.1 for Windows (free download)

  • Launch programs, insert Unicode, open files and directories, select tools and more
  • Can write macros to X-keys memory for Hardware Mode macro programming
  • Control backlighting globally or for individual keys
  • Create custom scripting with Visual Basic (Software Mode only)
  • Compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7, and Vista (32 or 64 bit) and Windows XP (32 bit only)
  • Free technical support via email or phone
  • More info...

    X-keys Basic Setup (free download)

  • Record hardware-based macros to your X-keys hardware for playback on any system that supports USB
  • Program keystroke, mouse, game controller, multimedia and alt-code messages (compatibility depends on your device)
  • Control backlighting globally or for individual keys
  • Compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7, and Vista (32 or 64 bit) and Windows XP (32 bit only)
  • Free technical support via email or phone
  • More info...

Resources for Software Developers

P. I. Engineering offers a wide range of options for application developers.  Click on any heading to learn more.  If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, please contact us (tech@xkeys.com).  We have friendly techs and engineers waiting to help you integrate X-keys into your solution.

X-keys Integration

See how to integrate your X-keys with the Hardware Mode, Software Mode with MacroWorks Software, or the Software Mode with a Custom Application.

Windows SDK

Includes comprehensive examples in C#, C++, and VB.NET for Windows desktop development in Visual Studio, as well as Java for Android development in Eclipse. Supported via phone and email during standard business hours by our technical support staff.

Linux SDK

Open source Linux support written in C++. Features code for accessing all X-keys controls and key states and includes a simple, straight forward example GUI. Written by Linux HID expert Alan Ott.

Android Samples

Assorted Eclipse projects we have created to demonstrate how to handle various input options (such as joystick and game controller button data) on Android.

HID Data Reports

Learn how to read the X-keys’ raw output and use it to integrate X-keys into your application in any language, on any HID-enabled platform.  

Case Studies

See how other developers have implemented X-keys for fun and profit.