X-keys Hardware Mode
All current X-keys USB devices are shipped in what we call Software Mode. The X-keys identifies itself to the operating system as a unique device and requires our software (MacroWorks 3, or ControllerMate) to interact with your operating system and applications.
The following X-keys USB devices also have the capability to operate in what we call Hardware Mode.
In Hardware Mode, the X-keys stores keyboard sequences and combinations in on-board, non-volatile memory. This feature is very useful for programming an X-keys on one system and moving it to another. In this way, we can support operating systems (like Linux) which do not support our programming software. A System Administrator or Assistive Technology Professional can also use this method to set up an X-keys on their computer and move it to the end user’s computer without installing additional software.
We offer three applications for converting an X-keys to Hardware Mode. To determine which software is compatible with your X-keys device check the label on the back of the X-keys. "SE" firmware requires Macro Recorder. "MWII" firmware requires the Hardware Mode Programming Utility. The new XK-24 and other Pi3 devices are programmable with our MacroWorks 3 software.
X-keys Hardware Mode Programming Utility Download
NOTE: Please verify you have the latest versions of Direct X & .NET Framework before you install the Hardware Mode Programming Utility.
Download the latest version of Direct X HERE.
Download the latest version of .NET Framework HERE.
Download X-keys Hardware Mode Programming Utility HERE (http://www.piengineering.com/download/TechSupport/xkhwmpuv.exe).
Quick Start Guide for X-keys Hardware Mode Programming Utility (XHMPU)
After installing the X-keys Hardware Mode Programming Utility (XHMPU), please make sure you exit out of our other programs (MacroWorks II or MacroWorks 3) before launching XHMPU.
If you have any difficulty, please contact us: email@example.com
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