The MorphStick Ethernet 2 Keyboard PoE is a compact network device, capable of simulating a USB keyboard or USB mouse from incoming UDP data over Ethernet. The source of the UDP data can be a MorphStick Keyboard 2 Ethernet, or data generated from a network device or computer. The device can be powered either over USB, or PoE with a DC voltage up to 48V.
The MorphStick Ethernet 2 Keyboard is a powerful, yet simple to use data converter and logger. Connect the device to a computer using a standard USB cable and the vertical USB-A socket. Connect Ethernet to the RJ45 socket on the other end. After a simple configuration procedure, the Morphstick will simulate a USB keyboard, generating keystrokes from data received over Ethernet.
All MorphStick devices feature a button, which switches them into configuration mode over USB. An free lightweight application is available, which guides through the configuration process. During configuration the basic network communication needs to be configured, such as from where to accept data. It takes just a few minutes to get the basic data transfer running, however the flexibility of the device also allows setting up sophisticated communication schemes.
Morphsticks are essentially building blocks of bigger communication systems. The data received by MorphStick Ethernet 2 Keyboard can originate from several sources. One of them can be the MorphStick Keyboard 2 Ethernet, creating a transfer link over Ethernet for keyboards and barcode readers. Another source can be a host computer, with dedicated software. A sample application is delivered, demonstrating this capability.
The PoE version allows to power the device with DC voltages up to 48V over the RJ-45 connector. The device can be powered either over USB or through PoE (or both), extending the flexibility of the application in which the MorphStick is used in. The PoE version fully supports IEEE 802.3af PoE specification, including PoE detection, classification and undervoltage lockout.