Clever converter for keyboards and barcode readers

The MorphStick Keyboard Tap 2 Ethernet is a compact network device, capable of converting USB keyboard or USB barcode reader data to Ethernet packets. It taps onto a USB connection between the computer and USB device, captures the transmitted data frames, and sends them as UDP datagrams in a user configurable format.

MorphStick Keyboard 2 Ethernet

The MorphStick Keyboard Host 2 Ethernet is a variation of the tap version, which does not require a computer for the keyboard or barcode reader to work. It contains a built-in USB host, which polls the connected USB device for data, thus simplifying the setup and reducing the amount of cabling.

The MorphStick Ethernet 2 Keyboard works in the opposite direction, simulating a USB keyboard 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.

Caractéristiques

  • Two USB sockets and RJ-45 Ethernet socket
  • Powered over USB or PoE (or both)
  • Compact and portable design
  • Highly configurable with simple PC-side application
  • Supports national keyboard layouts
  • Durable anodized aluminium enclosure
  • Optional built-in real-time clock with battery
  • Optional logging module with embedded SD card
  • USB cable included

MorphStick Keyboard 2 Ethernet

MorphStick Keyboard Tap 2 Ethernet:

  • Captures data from a USB keyboard or USB barcode reader
  • Taps onto existing USB communication without interfering with it
  • Sends data over Ethernet as UDP datagrams, or locally over USB
  • Can be paired with MorphStick Ethernet 2 Keyboard

MorphStick Keyboard Tap 2 Ethernet

MorphStick Keyboard Host 2 Ethernet:

  • Acts as a USB host and actively polls a USB keyboard or barcode reader
  • Sends data over Ethernet as UDP datagrams, or locally over USB
  • Can be paired with MorphStick Ethernet 2 Keyboard

MorphStick Keyboard Host 2 Ethernet

MorphStick Ethernet 2 Keyboard:

  • Simulates a USB keyboard
  • Receives data from UDP datagrams over Ethernet, or locally over USB
  • Can be paired with MorphStick Keyboard 2 Ethernet

MorphStick Ethernet 2 Keyboard

Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) version:

  • Powered over USB or PoE (or both)
  • PoE accepts +9V...+48V DC power (integrated step-down PSU)
  • Fully supports IEEE 802.3af PoE specification
  • Supports PoE detection, classification and undervoltage lockout
Max version:
  • 16 gigaoctets de mémoire interne
  • Horodatage
  • Batterie incorporée

Product family overview

PoE
  MorphStick Keyboard Tap 2 Ethernet MorphStick Keyboard Host 2 Ethernet MorphStick Ethernet 2 Keyboard
Input Clavier USB ou
USB barcode reader
(connected to computer)
Clavier USB ou
USB barcode reader
Ethernet data stream ou
USB data stream
Output Ethernet data stream Ethernet data stream ou
USB data stream
USB HID data stream
Power source USB (+5V)
Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) version: PoE (up to +48V)
Local flash storage Max version: 16GB built-in flash
Horodatage Software (NTP or user set)
Max version: Built-in RTC + battery
Dimensions 90mm x 35mm x 25mm
(3.5" x 1.3" x 1.0")
Pricing and availability
MorphStick Keyboard Tap 2 Ethernet
MorphStick Keyboard Tap 2 Ethernet

$113.99 / €99.99

MorphStick Keyboard Host 2 Ethernet
MorphStick Keyboard Host 2 Ethernet

$113.99 / €99.99

MorphStick Ethernet 2 Keyboard
MorphStick Ethernet 2 Keyboard

$113.99 / €99.99

 
MorphStick Keyboard Tap 2 Ethernet PoE
MorphStick Keyboard Tap 2 Ethernet PoE

$146.99 / €127.99

MorphStick Keyboard Host 2 Ethernet PoE
MorphStick Keyboard Host 2 Ethernet PoE

$146.99 / €127.99

MorphStick Ethernet 2 Keyboard PoE
MorphStick Ethernet 2 Keyboard PoE

$146.99 / €127.99

 
MorphStick Keyboard Tap 2 Ethernet Max
MorphStick Keyboard Tap 2 Ethernet Max

$133.99 / €116.99

MorphStick Keyboard Host 2 Ethernet Max
MorphStick Keyboard Host 2 Ethernet Max

$133.99 / €116.99

 

How it works

MorphStick Keyboard Tap 2 Ethernet

Connect a USB keyboard or barcode reader on one end to the horizontal USB-A socket. Connect to the host computer using the vertical USB-A socket. Connect Ethernet to the RJ45 socket on the other end. After a simple configuration procedure, the Morphstick will capture all USB traffic without interfering with it, and transfer it over Ethernet to a chosen destination.

MorphStick Keyboard Host 2 Ethernet

MorphStick Keyboard Host 2 Ethernet

Connect a USB keyboard or barcode reader on one end to the horizontal USB-A socket. Connect 5V DC power using the vertical USB-A socket (can be from any computer, using a standard USB cable). Connect Ethernet to the RJ45 socket on the other end. After a simple configuration procedure, the Morphstick will poll the connected device for data, and transfer it over Ethernet to a chosen destination.

MorphStick Keyboard Host 2 Ethernet

MorphStick Ethernet 2 Keyboard

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.

MorphStick Ethernet 2 Keyboard
MS Tools

Highly configurable

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 the where to send the acquired 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.

Tap versus Host

MorphStick Keyboard 2 Ethernet comes in two varieties: Tap and Host. The Tap version works like a keylogger, capturing existing communication between the USB keyboard or barcode reader, and the computer. The Host version contains a built-in USB controller, which actively polls the keyboard or barcode reader for data. Both versions operate in the same way on the Ethernet side.

Keyboard tap vs keyboard host

The bigger picture

Morphsticks are essentially building blocks of bigger communication systems. The data originating from MorphStick Keyboard 2 Ethernet can be sent to several destinations. One of them can be the MorphStick Ethernet 2 Keyboard, creating a transfer link over Ethernet for keyboards and barcode readers. Another destination can be a host computer, with dedicated software. A sample application is delivered, demonstrating this capability. Yet another option is a dedicated MorphStick device solely for the purpose of logging data from several sources.

Power over Ethernet (PoE)

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.

PoE
PoE, RTC, Flash memory

Internal memory and RTC

The Max version features high-capacity internal flash memory, and an RTC (Real Time Clock). The flash memory option adds 16GB internal memory for data logging purposes, while the RTC options adds time-stamps to the logged data. The set time and date is retained even when the device is powered off, thanks to an internal battery.





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MorphStick Keyboard Tap 2 Ethernet
MorphStick Keyboard Tap 2 Ethernet

$113.99 / €99.99

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MorphStick Keyboard Tap 2 Ethernet PoE

$146.99 / €127.99

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MorphStick Keyboard Tap 2 Ethernet Max

$133.99 / €116.99

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MorphStick Keyboard Host 2 Ethernet

$113.99 / €99.99

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MorphStick Keyboard Host 2 Ethernet PoE

$146.99 / €127.99

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MorphStick Ethernet 2 Keyboard

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MorphStick Ethernet 2 Keyboard PoE

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MorphStick Keyboard Multilogger Max

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MorphStick Serial 2 Ethernet

$113.99 / €99.99

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MorphStick Serial 2 Ethernet PoE

$146.99 / €127.99

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Videos

MorphStick Keyboard Tap 2 Ethernet - Getting Started

MorphStick Keyboard Host 2 Ethernet - Getting Started

MorphStick Ethernet 2 Keyboard - Getting Started