The perfect key set to turn an X-keys into a video switching controller for vMix, Newtek Tricaster, or your favorite streaming software.
This kit includes:
|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
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||35 single keys, 4 wide keys, 61 blockers|
|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.|
|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: 18 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||a href="https://xkeys.com/pub/media/wysiwyg/smartwave/porto/category/Certifications/FCC/XKE-128 FCC.pdf">FCC class B, CE, RoHS, WEEE compliant|
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.
vMix and Tricaster offer native support for the X-keys 128 with no additional software required. Our Backlighting Utility may be used to set the intensity and default state of the addressable backlighting LEDs.
MacroWorks 3.1 for Windows (free download)
ControllerMate for Mac OS X (free download)
P.I. Engineering SDK (free download)
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.
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.
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.