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Z-keys Pro (58 key shortcut keypad)

  • Reduce complex and repetitive keyboard tasks to a single keystroke
  • Activate complex commands in CAD and other drawing programs
  • Provides the convenience of a dedicated keyboard without replacing the standard keyboard for other applications
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The Z-keys Pro auxiliary keyboard works with a standard keyboard. Special internal circuitry controls automatic switching, transparent to the user, between the Z-keys and the main keyboard. The Z-keys can also be a standalone bootable keyboard for applications that do not need a regular keyboard. The Z-keys supports two layers of multiple key commands which are accessed by pressing a toggle or shift key to use the second set of commands. The hardware-based programming is simple and is stored in an EEPROM so no special drivers or TSR programs are needed. To program the unit, slide the switch to the programming position, tap the key to be programmed on the Z-keys and type the desired keys on the main keyboard. The Z-keys Pro (PS/2) works with a standard PC keyboard port. A USB version is also available that is USB PC and USB Mac compatible.


Hardware System

Any architecture with AT or PS/2 keyboard port, using scan codes 2 or 3

Operating System

All OS supporting PC type keyboards

Number of Keys

58 single keys, one set of optional double-keys (one horizontal and one vertical)

Number of Layers

2 layers -- user selectable toggle and/or shift keys

Number of
Characters Stored

Each key is allocated 3 characters and a total of 915 additional keystrokes are allocated to any keys that require additional characters

Switch Type

Mechanical type switch, silent tactile feel, manufactured by Cherry

Key Cap Type

Relegendable keys with removable clear covers


Mini-DIN 6-pin and DIN 5-pin, designed to pass through the main keyboard


9" x 8" x 1", 230 mm x 200 mm x 25 mm


17½ oz., 620 grams

Power Consumption

Less than 15 ma @ 5 vdc plus the power used by the external keyboard

Power Source

Keyboard port power

Nominal Voltage

5 vdc


Special software is not required for most applications -- special download software is available for multi-unit programming

Accessories Included

5 to 6 pin adapter for use with old AT style keyboards

Optional Accessories

Additional double-keys (horizontal and/or vertical)


FCC class B, CE

Specifications subject to change without notice


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