Use 232key to capture numeric values sent from a serial device and automatically enter them into any application as if you had typed them on the keyboard.
Our software captures data sent from a device connected to a serial port* of your PC and parses it to extract the first number**. This number is processed and formatted according to your requirements and typed it into any program as simulated keystrokes (virtual keyboard wedge). 232key can add an additional key at the end (e.g. the "enter" key to jump to the next row in a spreadsheet).
*Also called RS-232, EIA-232 or COM port. 232key also works with virtual COM ports (RS-232 to USB converter as shown in photo below, Bluetooth Serial Port Profile, serial over Ethernet, etc.).
**Since version 1.09, 232key also has basic support for alphanumeric barcodes (characters A-Z and digits 0-9).
Examples of devices which may have serial connectivity: measurement instruments (scales and balances, digital calipers, etc.), microcontrollers, sensors, barcode readers.
In this application example, we used a counting scale to count the LEDs
and pressed the "Print" key on the scale. Running in the background,
232key typed the quantity
directly into a Google Docs spreadsheet:
You can use 232key with any software that accepts keyboard inputs (not just spreadsheets) and any device that sends numeric values in ASCII format.
Steps 1 to 3 have to be completed only once, all settings are saved and loaded automatically. See documentation for further information.
Thanks to A&D's ingenious use of the handshaking lines, 232key can automatically detect the following errors and alert the user:
These advanced error detection functions are only available when 232key is used with a scale or balance from A&D. See documentation (error messages) for further details.
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The basic functionality of 232key is available for free.
If you want to use the
Plus features, please
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