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 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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