Wireless Dome Button

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Wireless Dome Button

 

The “Wireless Dome Button” is a palm switch with a large mushroom dome. It is the wireless variant of the “USB Dome Button”. The Wireless Button connects to a workstation or PC via a USB interface, in the form of a “dongle”. A press on the button sends a keystroke (or a mouse button click) to the workstation. You can configure which keystroke that is. You can use the Wireless Dome Button to perform any command on the workstation: launch a presentation, start a show, pause or resume playback, or any other action.

The dome is available in several colours.

The USB interface (dongle) is recognized by the PC as a “keyboard”. Microsoft Windows (and other operating systems) have intrinsic support for USB keyboards. No driver is needed.

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Downloads: Key Configurator utility 2.1.

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Wireless Large Dome Button

Features

The Wireless Dome Button is a robust and splash-proof “emergency switch”-style button, for indoor and outdoor use. It transmits on the license-free ISM band of 868 MHz (Europe) and 915 MHz (USA, Canada, Australia/New Zealand). Internal protections, like a “debounce” circuit to avoid false triggering, guarantee a reliable operation.

As mentioned above, the PC or workstation recognizes the USB interface as a keyboard. Each connected wireless button is then configured to transmit a key combination (or a key sequence) to the PC. There is a free configuration utility for this purpose, see the Downloads section.

In addition to standard keys, that utility also allows you to configure a few extended functions, such as to function as a “play/pause” button on a remote control, or as a mouse button. You can also configure a button to transmit a sequence of key strokes to the PC, including key combinations with “Alt”, “Ctrl” or “GUI” shift modifiers. With a macro, a press on the button can start an application or open a web browser on a specific URL.

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Mounted on a microphone stand
Mounted on a microphone stand

Up to six Wireless Buttons can be connected to a single dongle, with each button (typically) configured to transmit a different key code. It is possible to connect multiple dongles to a PC, in case more than six buttons must be handled.

The base of the button has two holes of Ø5.2mm for mounting the button on a table or wall. For a temporary fixation (mobile use), the button also has a threaded insert for camera screws (1/4"-20 UNC); this allows the button to be fitted on a camera tripod or on a microphone stand. (Heavy duty tripods often use 3/8" screws instead of 1/4", but adapters to go from one thread size to the other are available.)

Specifications

Dimensions   Base: 85 × 85 mm, height: 45 mm, dome diameter: 94 mm; total height: 101 mm.
Colour   Base: black & grey; dome: red, black, green or yellow.
Mechanical lifetime   > 106 operations
Mechanical mounting   Two 5.2mm mounting holes (semi-permanent mounting); 1/4"-20 UNC threaded insert (temporary mounting).
Operating temperature   -25 °C to +40 °C.
Degree of protection   IEC/EN 60529: IP65
Actuation force   20 to 25 N.
USB interface/profile   USB “HID”, keyboard profile, configurable key code.
Power supply (button)   Lithium-Ion battery, 3V.
Power supply (dongle)   Powered through the USB connection.
Radio frequency   868 MHz or 915 MHz (depending on model), license-free ISM band.
Transmission range   > 30 meters (unobstructed line of sight)
Debounce criterion   20 ms stable period.
Switch latency   50 ms maximum, 35 ms average.

Accessories and variants

Black Dome Button
Black Dome Button
Yellow Dome Button
Yellow Dome Button
Green Dome Button
Green Dome Button
Wireless Button Interface Dongle<br/>For up to 6 wireless buttons.
Wireless Button Interface Dongle
For up to 6 wireless buttons.
Key Configuration utility
Key Configuration utility

Downloads

Key Configurator utility. See also the Usage Guide.
  Microsoft Windows     Version 2.1      
  Apple OSX     Version 2.1      
  Linux     Version 2.1      

Wireless Button Interface Specifications (the dongle).
  All systems       PDF file      

Wireless Dome Button Specifications (the button).
  All systems       PDF file