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X-keys® XKE-40 Rack Mounted Keys

X-keys XKE-40

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40 dedicated keys in a extruded case. Perfect for server control or production truck installations. Available in standard or rack mount version.

XK-1500-USK40-R   XKE-40 2x20 USB Keyboard   

XK-1540-USK40R-R  XKE-40 2x20 USB Keyboard Rack Mount  

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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 elastomeric 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 40 red LEDs, individually addressable
Connector
Wired USB 2.0 standard “A” plug
Cord Length
90” (2.3 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
Power Source
USB port, nominal voltage = 5 VDC
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

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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...

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.

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.

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.

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.  

Case Studies

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

Programs

Real World Applications