Optimized for controlling a KVM switch, 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.
*This item has a lead time of five to ten working days. We will make every reasonable effort to prepare and ship your order as soon as possible. Your credit card will not be charged before we ship.
This version of our X-keys XKE-128 is configured to work with KVM (Keyboard Video Mouse) switches to control multiple computers from a single work station. Our free Windows based programming utility makes it easy to assign keystrokes, key combinations, and strings (with or without modifiers) to clearly labeled, dedicated keys. The X-keys emulates a standard USB keyboard and eliminates issues with most KVM input limitations.
The XKE-128 KVM ships fully populated with 128 relegendable keys - perfect for testing multiple layout options. Add optional large keys and key blockers to refine the layout. Using an established hardware platform saves time moving from prototype to production.
When it comes time to reproduce your finished prototype, select options ranging from printed key legends to acrylic printed ABS keys to double-shot molded key caps. We offer custom brand labeling, assembly, programming, and testing to provide a delivered plug-and-play solution. We specialize in 10-100 unit custom control solutions with the capability to step up to thousands of units for large scale deployment.
|Operating System||Use: Any OS via USB HID | Programming: Windows XP through 10, Mac OS X 10.4 through 10.10|
|Free Programming Software||Windows: MacroWorks 3.1|
|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|
|Keycaps||0.625” (16mm) sq.; relegendable with Cherry MX compatible stem|
|Key Spacing||0.75" O.C.|
|Optional Keys||2X1, 1X2, 2X2|
|Backlighting||128 blue and 128 red LEDs, individually addressable|
|Connector||Wired USB standard “A” plug|
|Cord Length||118” (3m)|
|Dimensions||14” x 7.3” x 1.8” (279mm x 185mm x 46mm)|
|Weight||4.7 lbs (2.13 g)|
|USB Type||USB 1.1 compatible through 3.0 Type-c with adapter|
|Power Source||USB port, nominal voltage = 5 VDC|
|Current Draw||No backlight: 37 mA, Blue backlight full: 176 mA, Red backlight full: 2657 mA, All backlights: 358 mA|
|Temperature Range||-20 to 60 C|
|Memory Capacity||Approximately 21,000 keystrokes or commands in onboard memory|
|Memory Type||EEPROM, non-volatile memory (X-keys retains memory for over 200 years)|
|Environmental Rating||IP 40, typical indoor office environment|
|Certifications||FCC class B, CE, RoHS, WEEE compliant|
Download PDF: XKE-128 DD.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.
MacroWorks 3.1 for Windows (free download)
Tall, wide, quad and colored keys for your X-keys. Transparent keys enhance backlighting.
Blank legend sheets and custom printed legends.
Extend your X-keys up to 150 feet via CAT 5 or equivalent network cable.
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