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 through 10 for programming; any system that supports RS-232 for use|
|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 (887 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).
*There are known compatibilty issues when using X-keys Vcom with Win 8.1
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.