X-keys® XK-24 RS-232 and Virtual COM Keypad
24 dedicated keys in a compact footprint with serial or USB connection to computer. Replace legacy serial keypads sending ASCII to a COM port.
- 24 relegendable keys
- Suitable for handheld, desktop, or mounted use
- Addressable blue and red backlighting for each key
The XK-24 offers twenty-four programmable keys to trigger macros, shortcuts, and applications, select tools or open files or directories.
With a co-injected case equally suitable for handheld or desktop applications, the XK-24 provides a versatile control box for any computer driven application.
Use key blockers and tall or wide keycaps to instantly customize the XK-24 for your specific requirements.
Detachable feet give the XK-24 a slight angle to make the key legends easier to read.
Repositioning keys and feet allow the XK-24 to assume a "landscape" orientation with four rows and six columns.
|Operating System||Windows XP, Vista, 7 (32 or 64 bit), Mac OS X, Others Supporting USB HID|
|Included Software||TrueCOM programming software|
|Emulation Modes:||HID Keyboard, HID Mouse, HID Game Controller|
|Switch Type||Full travel rubber dome, carbon on gold contacts, rated for more than 1 million operations|
|Number of Keys||24 single keys + programming button|
|Actuation Force||Approx. 2.5 oz (72g) break-over, approx. 1.5 oz (42g) hold|
|Key Cap Type||Relegendable with Cherry MX compatible stem|
|Keycap Size||0.625” (16mm) sq.|
|Key Spacing||0.75" O.C.|
|Optional Keys||2x1, 1x2, 2x2|
|Backlighting||24 blue and 24 red LEDs, individually addressable|
|Connector||Wired USB 2.0 standard “A” plug (VCOM) or Serial connector (TruCom)|
|Cord Length||56” (1.42 m)|
|Dimensions||5.8” x 3.8” x 0.94” (147mm x 97mm x 24mm)|
|Weight||10 oz. (285 g)|
|USB type||Compatible with USB 1.1 through 2.0|
|Power Source||USB port, nominal voltage = 5 vdc (V com) Included 5VDC Power Supply (TruCom)|
|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|
|Humidity||80% Rh non-condensing|
|Environmental Rating||IP 40, typical indoor office environment|
|Certifications||FCC Class B | CE | RoHS | WEEE compliant|
X-keys TrueCOM and VCOM Software
This application will recognize and program both our XK-24 TrueCOM and our XK-24 VCOM.
Download it here: PIEngineeringVCOMSDK.exe (759 KB)
- Windows 7, Vista, or XP
- MicroSoft .NET 2.0
TrueCOM RS-232 Serial and VCOM USB
X-keys TrueCOM devices are true RS-232 serial devices, sending ASCII codes over a standard 9 pin powered serial connection.
X-keys VCOM devices are virtual COM devices capable of sending ASCII messages to a virtual COM port via a USB connection.
TrueCOM/VCOM Quick Start
- Install the TrueCOM/VCOM programming Utility (see link above)
- Set up your COM port (Settings - Set Port).
- Click the visual representation of the keys on screen to program them.
- When done, click the "Write Macros" button (also available from the File menu).
Please consult the help file in the application for details. If you don't find the information you need in the help file, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.