Connected keyboards can also fire an event. The keyboard can, but doesn't have to be, a standard PC keyboard. Infrared or RF remote controls, using an USB token and register as HID device keyboard, can also be used as input device. From the operating systems point of view, those remote controls are standard keyboards as well. This works with all supported operating systems (Windows, Mac OS X and Linux).
Keyboard events in conjunction with one of the described remote controls are very useful to control devices, connected via RS232, Ethernet, DMX etc. with an Infrared or RF remote control.
To add a keyboard event chose Events → Keyboard in the main menu.
A new keyboard event is added in three steps:
After that, a task has to be assigned to the event (see Calendar Events / Device Events).
To enable the keyboard events mark the checkbox Enable Keyboard Events.