programmable keypad

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programmable keypad

An auxiliary keypad that can be programmed to enter menu sequences or strings of text with one keystroke. After being programmed, most keypads stand alone, while others require software running in the computer. Also known as "macro keypads," they are extremely helpful when people spend a lot of time on the computer. See macro and programmable keyboard.


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These P.I. Engineering keypads plug into the USB ports and streamline the functions Alan Freedman uses hour after hour. For example, the yellow and red buttons on the Mac keypad (top) close open browser tabs and application windows. The keypads (bottom) activate word processing and image editing functions on a Windows PC.
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These 8564 units also have a macro keyboard, so that they can be accessed more quickly, and the screen can be either black and white or a colour one, to suit the application.
Phase one of the new system comprised the installation of a number of Scanvaegt box labelling stations in the cutting area with Model 8362 Weight Indicator Computers and separate macro keyboards. All these labelling systems are connected to the Multiflex 3000 Production Management System, which enables all modules of the system to be fully exploited, including label design, yield and production reporting, factory order processing and recipe control.