TWedgeCE: Software for Mobile Data Acquisition

TWedgeCE is a universal data acquisition software for mobile devices or handhelds based on Windows CE®. Captured device data is simulated as virtual keystrokes. Thus you can link data acquisition devices with any application. Works with serial interfaces, Bluetooth®, TCP and UDP. No programming is required!

Important note: The software development for the product TWedgeCE has stopped. Updates, bugfixes and priority support are no longer available. Nevertheless, TWedgeCE licenses can be purchased without the entitlement to support.
Mobile Software Wedge: Data Acquisition for Pocket-PC, Windows Mobile

Data Acquisition for Pocket PCs, Windows Mobile, Windows CE

You need to capture data from external devices - like a bar-code reader, a gauge, an electronic scale… - into your existing application. Your requirements are as follows:

  • Your device is connected locally (serial port / RS-232) or is accessible via Bluetooth, TCP (client or server) or UDP?
  • Changing or reprogramming of the target application software is not possible or should be avoided?
  • Automated selection of input fields in the target application would be nice? You know – this is not a matter of minutes or even impossible with keyboard scanners.
  • Basic data modification functions like pre- and postfix capabilities are required?
  • Captured device data should be redirected to different applications e. g. depending on the data received?
  • You need to simulate control and function keys like Ctrl or Tab?

Using TWedgeCE your requirements will be covered easily and in a cost-effective way. Download the demo and try it!

How does this Keyboard Wedge Software Work?

After downloading and installing you have to configure TWedgeCE. Configuration is done via a simple text-file, thus deploying an identical configuration to multiple handhelds is very easy. Just select the interface and adjust the communication parameters (e.g. baud rate, flow control, TCP address, port number, …).

TWedgeCE operates in the background and does not influence other applications – like a watchdog. If needed, you can adjust TWedgeCE to run as "Mini Application" in the task bar – like the system clock.

Keystroke simulation (keyboard wedge) is very flexibly adjustable – you can define actions which are executed depending on captured device data. Whenever TWedgeCE receives data from the device it forwards it as keystrokes to the destination window. Depending on the configuration TWedgeCE can bring a specific window into the foreground, start applications automatically or simulate function keys or special keys like Return, Ctrl, Alt, Tab, etc.

Operating systems: Microsoft® Windows CE®, Pocket PC®, Windows Mobile®, Symbol PPT 8800 etc. Other platforms on request!

TWedgeCE (for WinCE, PocketPC, Windows Mobile)

Important note: The software development for the product TWedgeCE has stopped. Updates, bugfixes and priority support are no longer available. Nevertheless, TWedgeCE licenses can be purchased without the entitlement to support.

  • Single
  • € 71 / $80
    one-time fee
  • Data Collection
    Keyboard Wedge
  • Single License1 installation
  • Buy
  • Workgroup
  • € 338 / $379
    one-time fee
  • Data Collection
    Keyboard Wedge
  • Workgroup License10 installations
  • Buy
  • Office
  • € 675 / $756
    one-time fee
  • Data Collection
    Keyboard Wedge
  • Office License100 installations
  • Buy

V2.1.0.15376

New
  • Hot key support
    TWedgeCE now supports hot keys.
  • Automatic screen orientation
    Depending on the screen orientation (portrait or landscape) TWedgeCE will automatically switch to the correct dialog layout.

V2.0

New
  • TCP/IP client
    TWedgeCE is now able to connect to arbitrary TCP/IP based devices in client mode.
  • TCP/IP server
    New TCP/IP server operation mode for exactly one client connection.
  • UDP client
    New UDP client functionality.
  • Bluetooth® client
    Native Bluetooth support is included. Virtual COM-ports are not needed anymore. Bluetooth devices are connected directly via the Bluetooth address.
  • Keep-alive timer
    This adjustable option detects and recovers lost TCP/IP connections if no proper TCP shutdown was done by the client.
  • Adjustable read- and write timeouts
  • Jitter-timeout
    This customizable feature is used to suppress identical data packets within a given time period
  • Improved tray icon
    The icon is automatically displayed in the notification area (task-bar).
  • Improved user interface

Version 2.0 is available for Windows Pocket PC® 2003 SE (=Second Edition), Windows Mobile® 5.0 or higher and Windows CE® 5.0 (ARMV4I processor) or higher. Other platforms and processors on request.