Storm Interfaces' toughened keypads now speak USB
Storm Interfaces ‘out-of-the-box’ configuration 450 USB Encoder is pre-programmed to output USB key codes compatible with the most commonly used keypad formats, including 4, 12, and 16 key arrays. The 450 and 450i series encoders are capable of more than providing a simple system interface; additionally, the user can easily re-configure to transmit alternative USB codes for customized keypad functionality. This enables the keypad to address a variety of system functions, not just numeric data entry. Multiple keypads with USB encoders can be connected to a single host system and used in combination to provide more complex system controls. The 450i model encoder also drives and controls keypad illumination, featured as an option in many Storm keypads. Audible alerts and key press confirmation tones are also generated by the 450i model. The 450 and 450i encoders are in a range of modular USB-interface devices planned for introduction by Storm. This is part of an initiative to make industrial-specification human-interface devices easier to implement and use, reducing development time and installation costs for our customers.