Wirecast Control Surface by X-keys®

Wirecast Control Surface by X-keys®

X-keys XKE-40 Rack Mount

X-keys XKE-40 Rack Mount

X-keys XKE-40

40 dedicated keys in a extruded case. Perfect for server control or production truck installations.

$199.95
In stock
SKU
XK-1500-USK40-R
  • Buy 10 for $189.95 each and save 5%

Features

  • 1 RU high
  • Blue and red addressable backlighting
  • Accepts tall, wide, and 2x2 keys
  • USB connection to PC or Mac

The XKE-40 offers forty programmable keys to trigger macros, shortcuts, and applications, select tools or open files or directories. The XKE-40 provides a versatile control strip for any computer-driven application.

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) 
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 40 single keys
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 40 blue and red LEDs, individually addressable
Connector Wired USB 2.0 standard “A” plug
Cord Length 118” (3 m)
Dimensions and Weight 19” x 1.75” x 1.4", (483 mm x 44 mm x 10 mm), 21 oz. (600 g)
USB Type USB 1.1 compatible through 3.0 Type-c with adapter
Power Source USB port, nominal voltage = 5 VDC
Current Draw No BL: 40 mA, All Blue: 80 mA, All Red: 110 mA, All Red and Blue: 140 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-40 Spec Sheet PDF

FCC class B Certification

CE Certification

XKE-40

Download PDF: XKE-40 DD.pdf

Sketchup 3D Model

We offer this Sketchup model as a 3D rendering of the XKE-40 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...

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.

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.

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

Examples of X-keys layouts to run specific applications.

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

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  • SuperCollider
  • Hauptwerk
  • Windows
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