TWedge V3: Data Collection Software - Universal Keyboard Wedge
The versatile and universal data collection software TWedge extends arbitrary systems and databases with real-time data acquisition. This software wedge immediately forwards captured data to applications, databases, Office and ERP systems. Modifications of the target systems are not required!
New in TWedge 3.0: Simple, scenario-based configuration, unmatched device and scripting support, multiple devices, system service, USB, …
Keyboard Wedge Software
Connect any device to any application
Keystroke simulation (Keyboard Wedge)
Direct Database and File Access
Software Wedge for Data Acquisition
You want to import and process data from external devices such as barcode scanners, gauges or scales? But your application does not support direct device connections?
TWedge is the solution to your problem!
With TWedge, it is just a matter of minutes to implement a simple yet powerful, automated data-collection system for devices such as scanners, scales, controllers, electronic gauges, RFID or WiFi controllers, access control systems, medical devices and many more.
Smart Data Acquisition Middleware
The data acquisition software TWedge connects any device with any application in an elegant, cost-effective and flexible way. This software wedge is able to automatically forward device data to applications (and even other devices) via multiple methods:
- as virtual key-strokes (keyboard wedge function)
- direct database access (ODBC, SQL statements)
- read/write file access
- Microsoft® Excel® support (DDE)
- via the system clipboard
- HTTP requests
TWedge is able to handle multiple devices in parallel (depends on license: TWedge, TWedge Pro, TWedge Datacenter) . If required, the software can be operated as system service in the background without further configuration or additional tools.
For USB, Serial Ports, TCP, UDP and Bluetooth®
TWedge communicates with all devices connected via
- USB (HID profile)
- serial ports (RS232, RS485, virtual COM)
- Bluetooth® (master and slave)
- UDP (client and server)
- TCP (client and server)
connects with USB HID devices such as barcode scanners, scales, gauges and even keyboards without the need for special driver software. TWedge selectively intercepts USB data
and processes it device-specifically (!)
. When possible, device connections are bi-directional, thus control commands can be sent to the connected device, device-to-device communication is supported, and the device can be polled on a regular base.
Simple, Scenario-Based Configuration
TWedge provides ready-to-use templates which cover common data collection and data acquisition scenarios. As an example, saving captured device data directly into arbitrary files or ODBC databases is done with a single click.
Unlimited Processing Capabilities
Data Acquisition Software
Universal Data Collection Tools
For 1 to n Devices
Desktop or System Service
Selective USB Data Capture!
Serial, TCP, UDP, Bluetooth
TWedge at a Glance
|Ready-to-Use Templates||Ready-to-use scripts for common data acquisition scenarios (such as “keyboard wedge” or “store into database”).|
|Broad Interface Support||TWedge supports serial ports (RS232, RS485, virtual COM ports), Bluetooth®, UDP and TCP/IP, client/server and master/slave modes.|
|USB HID Support||TWedge is able to selectively intercept data from USB HID devices (scanners, scales, keyboards, …)|
|Connection Recovery||Lost or interrupted Bluetooth and TCP device connections are restored automatically.|
|Multiple Devices||A single TWedge instance is suitable for exactly one data acquisition device. To manage more devices simultaneously choose between TWedge Pro or TWedge Datacenter.|
|Device-to-Device Communication||TWedge can be operated as converter between different protocols or interfaces (e.g. COM to TCP)|
|Database Access||Direct ODBC database access with SQL commands.|
|File Access||Read/write file access.|
|Microsoft® Excel® DDE||Integrated Microsoft Excel support using DDE (dynamic data exchange).|
|Hotkeys||Adjustable hot-keys can be used to perform arbitrary data collection functions (e.g. querying a connected device for data).|
|Timers||Data acquisition tasks may be performed on a regular base (device polling, device triggering). Multiple timers are supported.|
|Keyboard Wedge||Received data can be converted into virtual keystrokes. Also function keys and control keys (F1, TAB, Alt, Ctrl, Enter...) are supported - e.g. for automatic selection of the input field in the target application. This also works in Terminal Server environments.|
|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.|
|System Service||TWedge can be operated as system service or as minimized application in the task bar (like the system clock).|
|Binary Data||TWedge is able to handle all control characters like NUL (0-Byte), SOH, STX, DC1, FS, GS, etc.|
|Password Protection||Configuration, distribution and deployment of this software wedge is extremely easy and safe. If required, the configuration files or user interface functions can be password protected.|
At least 25 MB RAM per managed device (more in case of complex data acquisition logic of customized scripts).
All current 32 and 64 bit Microsoft Windows systems:
- Windows Server 2003
- Windows Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2
- Windows Server 2012 and Server 2012 R2
- Windows Vista
- Windows 7
- Windows 8
For legacy systems like Windows XP or Windows XP based systems (e.g. Windows Embedded and Windows Embedded POSReady), TEC-IT provides support only on a voluntary basis (no legal entitlements).
For Windows Mobile and Windows CE check out the Mobile Keyboard Wedge TWedgeCE.
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