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Using X-Keys with Congo/Congo jr/Congo Light Server/Net3 RVI

If you want to use an X-Keys panel with a Congo console or Net3 Remote Video Interface, you will need to program your X-Keys panel to be "Memory Resident" - meaning you won't need to install or run the Macro Manager software on the piece of gear you are using.

You can do this by using an application called "Macro Recorder" from the makers of the panel - download it here.

Use this application to load the macro file (the one available from ETC or one you have made on your own) to the X-Keys panel from a computer that is not the Congo/Congo jr/Light Server console. Then you can use the panel with any Congo or Net3 product without having to load any software on that Congo or Net3 product.

The ETC-built macro file and keycap legends for the X-Keys Professional 58-key panel can be found here.


 PI Engineering have just made some fundamental changes to the functionality of X-Keys devices.
Any unit shipped from PI Engineering after June 2nd 2008 will not work 'out-of-the-box' for the functions we need on our consoles.

The "Memory Resident Mode" or "unSPLAT" mode has been radically changed, and can't be configured using the existing tools.

PI Engineering have informed ETC that they are working on an upgrade to the MacroWorks software to enable this functionality, but that this update is not yet ready for release.

Therefore, when ordering your X-Keys please ensure you specify that you will be using Memory Resident Mode and that you require the firmware that supports this.

Any X-keys purchased through ETC should have the older firmware by default.

PI Engineering have told ETC that they will honour any request for the older firmware, and that they will replace any X-Keys device running the newer firmware with the older version upon request.

PI Engineering can be contacted by using one of the telephone numbers or email addresses at if you are having difficulty with your X-Keys product.


Thanks -


[edited by: sclausen at 8:43 AM (GMT -6) on Sun, Jun 15 2008] Added notes about change to X-Keys software...