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A Savant Elite2 (SE2) foot pedal is an excellent ergonomic enhancer to reduce hand and arm strain and repetition from mouse clicks and awkward key combinations. The dual foot pedal is the most popular member of the SE2 family. Factory programming provides left and right mouse click actions. It’s ideal for user’s who want to activate mouse clicks or offload one or two keying tasks. The new driverless programming makes it quick and easy to change the pedal to perform keyboard actions and productivity-enhancing macros.
SmartSetTM driverless programming technology
The SE2 features Kinesis’ SmartSet technology which provides driverless programming of the SE2 device. Programming the SE2 can be accomplished in one of two ways: 1) utilizing the SE2 SmartSet App; or 2) using any text editor to type a new pedal action and saving to the virtual disk drive. No drivers are required, whether you are using Windows, Mac OS X, Android, Linux, or Chrome.
Programming using the SmartSetTM App for Windows & Mac
The simplest and easiest means of programming the SE2 is by using the SE2 SmartSetApp. The SE2 SmartSet App is a graphical user interface that allows you to easily assign any key action, macro or special action such as a double left mouse click to a foot pedal or jack. Available in both Windows and Mac versions, the SE2 SmartSet App comes pre-loaded on all new SE2 devices or can be downloaded from the Savant Elite2 Resources Page section of our website.
SE2 SmartSet Programming Defaults
Programming with a Text Editor (Non Windows & Mac OS’s)
For all other operating systems the SE2 is programmed by editing the pedals.txt file located on the virtual removable disk drive named KINESIS FP. The SE2’s unique driverless all-platform programmability is based on a virtual removable disk. In the KINESIS FP drive resides a tiny simple-text file (pedals.txt) which defines the actions of up to 3 pedals and 4 input jacks covering all the various configurations of SE2 devices. Virtually any text editing program can be used to edit the pedal/jack assignments and then re-save the file as “plain text” or “simple text.” Backup files can be stored with different names and in different locations. Only the file named “pedals.txt” located in the “active” folder in the KINESIS FP drive is used to assign the actions.
Features Summary for the Savant Elite2 Waterproof Dual Pedal
- Activate mouse clicks. Two pedals factory configured to perform mouse button actions
(Left pedal = left button, right pedal = right button).
- Module and foot pedals IPX8 rated for protection against water submersion.
- Program any key action and/or macro. Re-programmable on any computer or tablet with a USB port to perform keyboard actions, macros, or to re-assign mouse button action.
- Programming Mode accessible by holding a pedal briefly while connecting USB cable to open virtual removable disk.
- Pedals are front-hinged and rounded for easy triggering, made from black, glass-reinforced nylon.
- Low profile design, combined with heavy steel base prevents unit from accidentally moving on the floor.
- Both pedals are adjustable by moving slightly closer together.
- Adjustable activation force.
- External green and red status LEDs.
For special applications where the user shouldn’t be changing the settings, “factory-only re-programming” configuration is available as well by special order. For more information about this feature, please email Kinesis Technical Support.
* Lead times may vary depending on quantities and availability of material.
** Waterproof versions are non-returnable. Standard Kinesis warranty still applies.
Compatible operating systems
Savant Elite2 uses generic HID (human interface device) drivers provided by the operating system. It can be operated and programmed without any special drivers in most environments supporting USB devices, including the following operating systems with an available USB port:
- Mac OS X 10.4 & newer
SE2 SmartSet App
- Windows 7, 8 & 10
- Mac OS X 10.4 & newer (not compatible with Sierra. See Note).
- Either version can be downloaded from the Savant Elite2 Resources Page
NOTE: The SE2 SmartSet App is not currently compatible with Mac’s running Sierra. We will have an update in the future. In the meantime, users who want to program have three options: 1) use a different OS to program; 2) direct edit the text file; and/or 3) email Kinesis Technical Support with actions that you would like programmed and they will send you a text file.
In Play Mode the Savant Elite2 emulates a generic keyboard and mouse. In Programming Mode it emulates a generic keyboard and removable disk. Programming Mode requires generic OS support for a removable disk, plus a text editing program or app that can edit and save a file as “plain text” or “simple text.” Most word processing and text editing programs have this capability.
Macintosh OS X notes: OS X doesn’t support middle mouse button without using a third party driver such as that found at www.usboverdrive.com. Also, modifier actions from one USB device cannot modify the input of a second USB device due to limitations designed into the Apple operating system.
Example: Shift, Control, Command, or Option keystrokes programmed into the foot pedal cannot modify the input of a separate USB keyboard or mouse. However, a key sequence like ‘Cmd-W’ or ‘Cmd-Shift-left arrow’ will work on a Macintosh if the entire sequence of keystrokes has been programmed into the foot pedal.
- Width: 10.75 inches
- Depth (front-to-back): 7 inches
- Max height: 1.25 inches
- Weight: 2.50 lbs
- Shipping weight: 3 lbs
- Cable length: 9 feet 1 inch