USB Pendant Button
Downloads: Key Configurator 2.8.
The “USB Pendant Button” is a hand-held switch on a USB cable. A press on the button sends a keystroke (or a mouse button click) to the workstation. You can configure which keystroke that is. You can use the USB Pendant Button to perform any command on the workstation: launch a presentation, start a show, pause or resume playback, or any other action.
The button is available with a red and a black button cap.
The USB Pendant Button is recognized by the PC as a “keyboard” —with only a single key. Microsoft Windows (and other operating systems) have intrinsic support for these devices. The USB Pendant Button runs out of the box, no driver is needed (on tablets with a USB “On-The-Go” connection, an adapter-cable is needed).
The USB Pendant Button is a robust hand-held switch on a 3 meter long cable. A “debounce” circuit avoids false triggering and an ESD protection filter on the USB input guarantees a reliable operation.
As mentioned above, the PC or workstation recognizes the USB Pendant Button as a keyboard with one key. The key to transmit to the PC is configured via a free configuration utility, see the Downloads section. In addition to standard keys, that utility also allows you to configure a few extended functions, such as to function as a “play/pause” button on a remote control, or as a mouse button. By default, the USB Pendant Button transmits the keyboard key “1”.
In addition to single-key transmissions, the USB Dome Button supports “macro commands” which allow to transmit a sequence of key strokes to the PC, including key combinations with “Alt”, “Ctrl” or “GUI” shift modifiers. With a macro, a press on the button can start an application or open a web browser on a specific URL.
Multiple Pendant Buttons may be attached to a PC at the same time, with each Pendant Button (typically) configured to transmit a different key code.
|Dimensions||Diameter: 19 mm, length: 77 mm.|
|Weight||90 g (including cable).|
|Colour||Nickel-plated, button cap: red or black.|
|Mechanical lifetime||> 106 operations.|
|Operating temperature||-25 °C to +40 °C.|
|Actuation force||Approximately 5 N.|
|Cable||Length: 3 m, braided nylon sleeve.|
|USB connector||Standard A connector.|
|USB interface/profile||USB “HID”, keyboard profile, configurable key code.|
|Power supply||Powered through the USB connection.|
|Debounce criterion||20 ms stable period.|
|Switch latency||50 ms maximum, 35 ms average.|
Accessories and variants
- KeyConfigurator Usage Guide
- The guide to using the KeyConfigurator utility, to program the USB Dome Buttons, USB Pushbuttons and Wireless Dome Buttons to a key or key sequence.
- Key Configurator utility. See also the Usage Guide.
Microsoft Windows Version 2.8 Apple macOS Version 2.6 Linux Version 2.6
- USB Pendant Button Specifications.
All systems PDF file