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Transforms data received via RS-232 (COM port) into keystrokes

Coming soon

The features listed below are likely to be included in future versions of 232key. Don't hesitate to contact us should you have any suggestions.

This page was last updated on October 11, 2018. Visit our blog or our Facebook page for further updates.

Under development:

We're currently working on a separate software called "Simple Data Logger", which writes the data received from the serial device to a file instead of turning it into simulated keystrokes. Once development is finished, we'll unify the code base and add the following features to 232key:

  • TCP/IP support in addition to RS-232.*
  • Timeout instead of terminator.*
  • Support for Ethernet connections.

* This feature will require a Plus license.

Other ideas (currently unscheduled):

Some of these might turn out to be impossible or too difficult to implement (or simply unnecessary). Many will require a paid license. You can express your support for certain features by contacting us.

  • Support for continuous streams of data (232key would automatically find stable values and type them).
  • Hotkey to trigger device to send data.
  • Support for multiple measurement values in same line (in a separate, scriptable "Pro" version of 232key).
  • Custom keys in addition to choice of predefined keys.
  • Ability to add multiple user-defined keystrokes ahead or after entering the measurement value.
  • Ability to add time and date (note: use Simple Data Logger for data logging applications) or to recognize time and date sent by device.
  • Non-ASCII data formats (as used by inexpensive scales with USB connectivity, possibly also Modbus, POS protocols).


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The basic functionality of 232key is available for free. If you want to use the Plus features, please click here to buy a license from our reseller FastSpring for US$ 30 (plus VAT or sales tax, where applicable). Volume discounts are available. Your license key and invoice will be generated immediately as soon as your payment is completed.

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