232key – virtual keyboard wedge
Many of our customers were looking for a simple, affordable solution to transfer the weight shown on their scale into an application running on their computer. This prompted us to develop 232key, which is today being used around the world in connection with a large variety of serial devices (not just weighing scales).
232key runs in the background and waits for the connected device to send data over a COM port (RS-232 or virtual serial port). The data is then captured, formatted and typed into the application running in the foreground as simulated keystrokes. This ensures that 232key can be used with any application which accepts keyboard inputs.
We tried to make 232key as user friendly as possible. Features include:
- Pre-defined profiles for many popular scales and balances.
- Automatic port detection.
- Automatic detection of decimal separator.
- Auto-saving and loading of settings.
You can download the program for free on its website 232key.com. A paid version with additional features is also available. Thanks to feedback from our customers, we’re regularly releasing new versions, you can read all about is in our blog.
Simple Data Logger is going to be an easy to use, reliable PC-based data logging software. It connects directly to a measurement instrument, compatible sensor, micro controller or even a barcode scanner via RS-232 or USB. It can either prompt the connected device to send the current value (bidirectional command mode) or record all received values (with date and time). Files written by SDL can be easily opened in Excel, Open Office Calc or similar spreadsheet applications.
We’re looking forward to releasing SDL in 2017. You can sign up to our SDL newsletter here.