PoKeys55 USB HID keyboard and joystick emulator with 55 configurable IOs

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PoKeys 55 is USB HID keyboard and joystick emulator with 55 user configurable analog and digital inputs or outputs. Inputs and outputs can be directly controled by users software.


PoKeys 55 is simple, easy-to-use USB device that combines standard keyboard and joystick simulation.
PoKeys 55 enables user to design specially built robust computer interface, comprising only the
mechanical keys and PoKeys 55 device. The device is highly adjustable and as such requires no complex
knowledge on device programming.
If additional input and output capabilities are needed, the device provides 55 digital 5V tolerant
inputs or outputs, 5 10-bit analog inputs and one 10-bit analog output. They are controlled via
included software, which enables user either to use the highly intuitive graphical user interface or
advanced console type interface. Chosen settings can be stored on device, so no special software is
needed on target system.

PoKeys 55 can be used as industrial or CNC control, custom joystick, keyboard or data acquisition board.

The PoKeys 55 is ideal for prototype and production (OEMs welcome). It is avaiable with or without screw terminals to best suit customers application.


  • Compatible with USB 1.1/2.0 HID standard

  • Standard USB keyboard simulation (Windows, Linux, Mac OS)

  • Standard USB joystick simulation (Windows, Linux, Mac OS)

  • 55 digital inputs, freely mappable to virtual USB keyboard’s keys (Windows, Linux, Mac OS)

  • 55 software controlled digital inputs and outputs

  • NEW! maximum 25 pcs. of incremental encoders can be connected

  • 5 analog inputs (10-bit), freely mappable to any of virtual USB joystick axes (Win, Linux, Mac OS)

  • software controlled 10-bit analog output, controlled via included software

  • max 255 units can be connected to one computer
  • Intuitive and user-friendly software
  • Plugin for Artsofts Mach 3 CNC software avaiable


  • One available USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 port

  • USB HID device driver enabled operating system (Windows 98 SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista, Linux,
    Mac OS)

  • Included software requires Windows 2000/XP/Vista with .NET framework 3.0 installed


NEW! PoKeys55_Setup version 1.8 (6.9.2008). Can be evaluated also without device. PoKeys users: upgrade to use new functions.

NEW! PoKeys55 user manual updated

NEW!plugin for Artsofts Mach 3 CNC software

How to connect peripherals - now included in User manual

PoKeys55 C#.net example - now included in user manual