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X-keys XKE-128 USB Keyboard

Eight rows and sixteen columns to build the perfect control panel for your application. Dedicated keys in an intuitive ergonomic layout maximize efficiency, minimize operator errors, and lower training time on any system.

$549.95
In stock
SKU
XK-1225-UFK128-R
  • Buy 10 for $522.45 each and save 5%

Features

  • 8x16 grid for keys and blockers
  • Heavy-duty extruded aluminum case with powder coated finish
  • Addressable blue and red backlighting for each key
  • USB connection to computer
  • Emulates keyboard, mouse, or game controller (joystick)
  • Also offers unique USB HID data reports for full integration
  • A wide range of keycaps and blockers available
  • Video switcher key set available to turn the XKE-128 Keyboard into a video switcher controller

Our largest X-keys, the XKE-128 offers eight rows and sixteen columns in a ¾” grid 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 the implementation of multiple control consoles.

Prototyping
The XKE-128 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.

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
Mac: ControllerMate for X-keys
Free Software Development Kits Windows (C++, C#, VB.NET) 
OS X SDK
Linux (C++)
Android (Java)
Raw HID (any language/OS)
Emulation Modes HID keyboard, HID mouse, HID game controller, HID multimedia
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 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: 176 mA, Red backlight full: 265 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

XKE-128 Spec Sheet PDF

FCC Letter of Certification

CE Letter of Certification

RoHS Letter of Certification

XKE-128

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.

View or download this model in Sketchup 3D Warehouse.

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...

ControllerMate for Mac OS X (free download)

  • Launch programs, insert Unicode, open files and directories, select tools and more
  • Control backlighting globally or for individual keys
  • Create macros or execute Applescript with drag and drop building blocks
  • Compatible with Mac OS X 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7 and 10.6 (64 bit)
  • Free support via OrderedBytes Forum
  • More info...

P.I. Engineering SDK (free download)

  • Microsoft Visual Studio code examples in C# 2008 Express, C++ 2005, and VB.NET 2008 Express
  • Read all key and control states
  • Control all backlighting and indicator LEDs
  • Free technical support via email or phone
  • Linux SDK provides a cross-platform solution for Linux, Windows, and Mac also available

Android Software

  • For X-keys Android devices
  • Read all key and control states
  • Java-based
  • Sets backlighting levels and states
  • Free technical support via email or phone
  • More info...

Keycaps

Keycaps and Key Blockers

Tall, wide, quad and colored keys for your X-keys. Transparent keys enhance backlighting.

Key Legends

Blank legend sheets and custom printed legends.

USB Extender

Extend your X-keys up to 150 feet via CAT 5 or equivalent network cable.

Video Switcher Set

Video Switcher Set

The perfect acrylic key set to turn an X-keys into a video switching controller for vMix, Newtek Tricaster, or your favorite streaming software.

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.

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.

OS X SDK

An Xcode worspace with two project: one for the viewer application, and one for the X-keys framework. Demonstrates reading and writing to X-keys devices.

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.</p

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.

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.

Case Studies

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

Programs Real World Applications

X-keys can control any application on a computer. Here are just a few examples of popular applications controlled by this device.

X-keys working in studios, labs, and elsewhere.