Keyboard-Box – characteristics and description
The keyboard box is an interface for inputting quality assurance measurement data. Power is provided to all types of keyboard box via the USB port. When used with a PC, no server file is required for USB port operation, allowing the equipment to be quickly brought into service.
The USB interface is recognised as a keyboard connection and can be used with all programmes requiring manual keyboard input (e.g. Word and Excel). E.g. the “Enter” or “Tab” and other keys can be used to start measurement data transmission at the USB interface (with hexagon switch: Digi-USB-2 or with integrarted menu-funktion: see speciality/difference) – a virtual keyboard trigger is automatically sent to the programme together with the recorded data. It is also possible to choose the desired character separator.
The keyboardinterfaces with the integrated menu-funktion allow additional settings such as language (keyboard-layout) and timer to be chosen. Data transmission is triggered via a foot switch, data key or timer (according to the version used). Simple foot switch confirmation can be used to read in values from a range of connected measuring devices.
Keyboard-Box type equipment and connection options
The various keyboard boxes are primarily differentiated by the equipment and connection options provided. According to the design format, up to 12 digital measuring devices can be connected. Keyboard boxes support, among others, Digimatic, MultiRS232 and RS232.
The data transmission triggered with, per foot-switch or data-switch on measuring instrument or measuring cable (according to version). It is possible, to read several connected measuring instrument with only one foot-switch-activity (according to version).
More settings as language (keyboard-layout), separator and timer are possible to Digi-USB-0, Digi-USB-0 (2m) Opto-USB-0, Proxi-USB-0,Power-USB-0, Digi-USB-1/FT, RS232-USB-1, T-Box 205 USB version 7.xx, T-Box 300 USB, T-Box 301 USB, T-Box 302 USB, T-Box 305 USB, T-Box 401 USB, T-Box 402 USB and T-Box 405 USB with an integrated menu.
Furthermore the T-Box 30x USB series is cascadable.
(HID=Human Interface Device, Keyboard-format)