X-keys for NewTek

NewTek Tricaster and X-keys

NewTek XKE-128

P.I. Engineering has long provided X-keys controls for TriCaster as a member of the NewTek Developer Network. With the latest version of Tricaster Advanced Edition, X-keys buttons and controls will be instantly available for triggering assignable functions.

Previous versions required the end user or integrator to program the X-keys with a series of keystroke combinations, and be careful not to conflict with existing shortcuts. In this new release, TriCaster sees the X-keys as a unique USB HID device and maps keys and controls to functions without using keystrokes. Keys on the X-keys can easily be labeled individually to identify their functions. Users trigger actions from dedicated keys without having to search the screen or open multiple menus to find the feature they require.

“This will have the biggest impact with small venue solution providers,” says Dan Slider, Marketing Director for P.I. Engineering. “Integrators can now easily set up simple, straight forward control panels for churches, council chambers, corporate streaming installations, and schools for a fraction of the cost of a traditional broadcast switcher. Control panels can be designed and clearly labeled so that even a volunteer can operate the program with confidence.”

NewTek Tricaster

“NewTek works with best of breed companies like P.I. Engineering to deliver choice, flexibility, and industry leading workflow solutions to our joint customers,” said Michael Kornet, Executive Vice President of Business Development for NewTek. “Customers will be thrilled to see the continuing innovation of X-keys and TriCaster that simplifies operation and puts more power at their fingertips.”

The latest version of NewTek TriCaster Advanced Edition software supports the entire XK series of X-keys with models from four to 128 keys.

Supported X-keys

  • XK-24 Keypad
  • XKE-32 Rack Mount
  • XK-16, XK-8, XK-4 Stick
  • XK-60
  • XK-80
  • XKE-128