The XKE-124 offers a smooth, accurate, and reliable T-bar control with 124 keys to create the perfect control panel for any application. Single units stand readily available for experimentation and prototyping. We support every customer from initial purchase and prototyping through implementation of multiple control consoles.
The XKE-124 T-Bar ships fully populated with 124 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 keycaps. 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|
|Free Software Development Kits||Windows (C++, C#, VB.NET)
Raw HID (any language/OS)
|Emulation Modes||HID keyboard, HID mouse, HID game controller|
|Switch Types||Full-travel rubber dome, carbon on gold contacts, guaranteed for over 1 million operations|
|Number of Keys||124 single keys|
|Actuation Force||120g (4.2oz) break-over, 60g (2.1oz) hold|
|Keycaps||0.625” (16mm) sq.; relegendable with Cherry MX compatible stem|
|Key Spacing||0.75" O.C.|
|Optional Keys||1X2, 2X2, and 1x1 blocker|
|Backlighting||1 blue and 1 red addressable LED under each key|
|Connector||Wired USB standard “A” plug|
|Cord Length||118” (3m)|
|Dimensions||14" x 7.3" x 1.8" (279mm x 185mm x 46mm)|
|Weight||4.7lbs (2.13 kg)|
|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: 38 mA, Red backlight full: 57 mA, All backlights: 75 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|
This Drawing is for the XKE-128, the footprint is the same as the XKE-124 T-bar. Revised drawing coming soon.
Download PDF: XKE-128 DD.pdf
Sketchup 3D Model
We offer this Sketchup model as a 3D rendering of the XKE-124 T-bar 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)
P.I. Engineering SDK (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.
The perfect acrylic key set to turn an X-keys into a video switching controller for vMix, Newtek Tricaster, or your favorite streaming software.
Protect your X-keys while traveling with this custom road case from MyCaseBuilder.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). We have friendly techs and engineers waiting to help you integrate X-keys into your solution.
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.
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.</p
Assorted Eclipse projects we have created to demonstrate how to handle various input options (such as joystick and game controller button data) on Android.
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.
See how to integrate your X-keys with the Hardware Mode, Software Mode with MacroWorks Software, or the Software Mode with a Custom Application.
See how other developers have implemented X-keys for fun and profit.