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 version of our X-keys Stick 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.
Programming may be saved as a file and easily duplicated to multiple X-keys for multi-station installations. Programming includes backlighting level.
Easily customize an input keypad with professionally printed keys.
Also available in 4 key and 16 key versions
|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)|
|Switch Types||Low profile tactile switch with audible click, guaranteed for 100,000 operations|
|Number of Keys||16, 8, or 4 single keys, 1 programming slide switch|
|Actuation Force||Approx. 6 oz (170g) break-over, approx. 2 oz (57g) hold, audible click|
|Keycaps||0.625” (16mm) sq.; relegendable with window for backlight and square stem|
|Key Spacing||0.75" O.C.|
|Backlighting||1 blue addressable LED under each key|
|Connector||Wired USB standard “A” plug|
|Cord Length||118” (3 m)|
|Dimensions and Weight||XK-16: 14.25” x 0.9”” x 0.65", (362 mm x 23 mm x 17 mm), 7 oz. (200 g)
XK-8: 8.2” x 0.9”” x 0.65", (208 mm x 23 mm x 17 mm), 4 oz (115 g)
XK-4: 5.35” x 0.9”” x 0.65", (136 mm x 23 mm x 17 mm) 3 oz (85 g)
|USB Type||USB 1.1 compatible through 3.0 Type-c with adapter|
|Power Source||USB port, nominal voltage = 5 VDC|
|Power Consumption||XK-16: no backlighting: 21mA, backlighting at full intensity: 32mA
XK-8: no backlighting: 19mA, backlighting at full intensity: 28mA
XK-4: no backlighting: 19mA, backlighting at full intensity: 26mA
|Temperature Range||-20 to 60 C|
|Memory Capacity||Approximately 1,000 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: XK-8 Stick DD.pdf
Sketchup 3D Model
We offer this Sketchup model as a 3D rendering of the XK-8 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)
Extend your X-keys up to 150 feet via CAT 5 or equivalent network cable.
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