TWedge: Keyboard Wedge Software (RS232, Serial, TCP, Bluetooth)
TWedge extends arbitrary systems and databases with real-time data acquisition. Modifications of the target systems are not required!
Use this software wedge with RS232, serial, Bluetooth®, USB and TCP/IP interfaces. Captured data is forwarded immediately to databases, applications and ERP systems like SAP® R/3®. Choose between direct ODBC database access, file access or keystroke simulation (keyboard wedge).
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Keyboard Wedge Software
Connect devices to all applications
Data acquisition for SAP R/3
Keystroke simulation (Keyboard Wedge)
Direct Access to Databases and Files
Software Wedge for Data Acquisition
You need to input data from external devices (bar-code reader, gauge, electronic scale, RFID controllers, ...) into applications like SAP® R/3®, Microsoft® Excel® or a web-browser?
But this application does not support direct device connections - and changing or reprogramming of your application is impossible or not desired?
Smart Data Acquisition Middleware
The data acquisition software TWedge solves this problem in an elegant, cost-effective and flexible way. This software wedge operates as background application (like the system clock), receives device data automatically and forwards it to applications via multiple methods:
- as virtual key-strokes (keyboard wedge function)
- direct entry in data-bases (ODBC) or
- as file (direct file read/write)
RS232 (Serial Port), Bluetooth®, USB, TCP/IP
TWedge supports all devices connected via the serial interface (RS232), TCP/IP, Bluetooth® or USB (virtual COM) interface. Device connections are bi-directional, thus this data acquisition software can also send control commands to the connected device or poll it on a regularly base.
Direct Database Access or Keyboard Wedge
This software wedge supports direct database access (ODBC, read/write), file operations (read/write), basic user interactions (e.g. MessageBox) and of course keystroke and function key simulation (keyboard wedge).
It is just a matter of minutes to implement an automatic data-collection system for scanners, scales, controllers, electronic gauges, RFID or WiFi controllers, access control systems, medical devices and much more.
Data Acquisition Middleware
DAQ for Databases
DAQ for Web Applications
DAQ for ERP Systems
TWedge at a Glance
|Serial Interfaces & TCP/IP||TWedge communicates with devices in a bi-directional way. These devices are connected locally (serial interface - RS232, RS485, USB, Bluetooth®) or via TCP/IP.|
|Native Bluetooth®||TWedge connects directly to Bluetooth® devices (without the need for virtual COM-ports!). Lost or interrupted Bluetooth connections are restored automatically.|
|Use-Case Templates|| Ready-to-use scripts for common data acquisition scenarios (e.g. keyboard wedge) are provided.
|Database Access||Collected data can be entered directly into databases (ODBC database access).|
|File Access||Direct read/write file access from within the data acquisition script.|
|Hotkey Support||The adjustable hot key can be used to perform arbitrary data collection functions (e.g. querying a connected device for data).|
|Timer Support||Data acquisition tasks may be performed on a regularly base (device polling, device triggering).|
|Keyboard Wedge||Received data can be converted into virtual keystrokes (keyboard wedge functionality). Keyboard simulation is available for all function keys and control keys (e.g. TAB, Alt, Ctrl, Enter, F1, ...). The automatic selection of the correct input field in the target application (setting the focus) is supported.|
|Application Control||The data acquisition script can be used to start applications or to bring them into the foreground. Depending on device data or on other values (e.g. a database lookup) the collected data can be redirected to different applications.|
|Data Logging||TWedge is also a powerful data logging software: The automatic data logging feature enables you to archive received device data for reporting or debugging requirements.|
|Background Operation||TWedge can be operated as minimized application in the task bar (like the system clock). It does not influence other applications.|
|Binary Data||TWedge is able to handle all control characters like NUL (0-Byte), SOH, STX, DC1, FS, GS, etc.|
|Enterprise Deployment||Distribution and deployment of configuration files for this keyboard software wedge is extremely easy and safe. If required configuration files are encrypted and password protected.|
|Operating Systems||Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Embedded based on Windows XP and Windows Embedded POSReady.|
For Windows Mobile and Windows CE check out the Mobile Keyboard Wedge TWedgeCE.
I want to tell you how pleased we are with your product. It has worked without interruption for us once we configured it for our purpose.
Jeff Myrick - National Force Calibrations Plus, LLC
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