SkyeTek Nova - Keyboard Wedge Mode
Requires Nova firmware ver. 0x34 or greater
PLEASE NOTE: Do NOT use keyboard wedge mode with a SuperNova. A physical "short" is required to exit keyboard wedge mode, and is NOT supported with the SuperNova.
The SkyeTek Nova module includes numerous features for engineers to easily integrate RFID solutions to their existing systems. One of the newest features is "Keyboard Wedge" mode. This operating mode allows the Nova to appear as an HID-compatable USB Keyboard device to any system that supports the protocol. This mode includes support for devices like:
- Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10)
- Mac OS X
- Android (with USB OTG cable and supporting phone)
- Arduino (with keyboard & USB libraries)
- Intel Galileo, BeagleBoard, RaspberriPi, and all other embedded systems with USB Keyboard support
The Nova's "Keyboard Wedge" mode allows the module to act as a drop-in replacement for most optical-triggered barcode scanners in existing commercial systems. The guide included below includes all the information you need to get your module working seamlessly into your current setup! The "Keyboard Wedge" mode also allows users to use the Nova RFID module on a multitude of systems that follow the HID standard, without requiring a dedicated API to be maintained.
Do not use this mode with the SuperNova integrated module.