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PowerKey Pro Model 200

[PowerKey Pro 200 Photo]
o Automatically switchable outlets
o One touch system startup for your Macintosh and peripherals
o Powerful scheduling capabilities for automatic startup and complex tasks
o Phone ring power control for remote access
o Automatic power restoration
o Optional server crash detection and auto-restart


With PowerKey® Pro Model 200, you can start your entire Macintosh system, including peripherals, with a single keystroke. Control your peripherals automatically at startup, or on demand with hot keys. Powerful scheduling features let your Mac perform complex tasks unattended. Phone ring startup lets you access your Mac while on the road. And the optional server crash detection lets you rest at night, knowing your server will stay up and running.



[Outlet Diagram]

PowerKey Pro has six outlets. Four of them switch on and off as a group, and are useful for plugging in your computer and peripherals. One outlet switches independently; this outlet can be used to switch a device such as a modem or printer which you don't wish to run full time, or to switch your monitor off when you're not using it. The last outlet is unswitched; it is useful for a Mac with "soft power" (the ability to switch itself on and off), or as a convenience outlet.


When you press your keyboard's "power on" key, PowerKey Pro starts up your computer and all your peripherals. It also automatically turns off your peripherals when you select "Shut Down."


PowerKey Pro can be connected to any analog phone line. You can create Events to turn on your system after any desired number of phone rings. You can also shut the computer down when your fax or remote session is finished.

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The PowerKey Pro software lets you easily create powerful Events to control your system. Each Event has a Trigger which can be based on time and date, hot key, system activity, telephone ringing or power failure. Each Event can initiate one or more Actions, to switch outlets, start up or restart your computer or perform system tasks such as executing AppleScripts or QuicKeys(TM), opening files, mounting SCSI hard disks, etc. You can also define your own custom Actions using any programming language. You can also combine Events, for example to start up when the phone rings, then shut down when the computer is idle (i.e.your session is complete).


If power fails to the PowerKey Pro, you can program it to automatically restart your system when power returns. In addition, you can run any programs you wish to check the condition of your system and then reload your applications.


The Server Restart Option is an upgrade which can help your server recover from crashes automatically. With this add-on installed, the PowerKey Pro hardware and software are able to stay in constant contact with each other while your computer is running. When the hardware loses communication with the software, it can restart your server by switching the server's outlet off, then back on. PowerKey Pro also provides application-level crash detection for a growing list of popular server applications. With this feature, PowerKey Pro offers a two-tiered defense against downtime.


Simply plug PowerKey Pro into a wall outlet and plug your computer and peripherals into the outlets you choose. Install the PowerKey software on your Mac OS-based computer and you are ready to go. If you wish to use the remote access capabilities of the PowerKey Pro Model 200, connect the included phone cable to your analog telephone line wall outlet. The case of PowerKey Pro has mounting holes so you can attach it to a wall or desk.


Size 9.25" x 4.25" x 1.75"
(23.5cm x 11cm x 4.5cm)
Cord Length 6 feet (1.8 meters)
Interface ADB ('Y' connector)
Circuit Breaker 15 amps
Rated Voltage 100-120 volts
Initial Clamping Level 240 volts
Telephone Clamping Level 240 volts
Response Time <1ns
Energy Dissipation 160 Joules
Current Peak 15,500 Amps
Noise Rejection Frequency 150kHz-100MHz
Warranty 1 year


Macintosh computer with ADB port, System 7.0TM through OS 9.2, and at least 4 MB of RAM. Use with PowerBooks® is limited and may require dock, adapter or special cabling. Telephone features require an analog phone line.

Crash detection features require purchase of Server Restart Option, available as a bundle or an upgrade for existing owners. See our online order form for pricing information.

For more information

PowerKey Pro 200 user manual (PDF)
Server Restart Option details
Crash Recovery for Macintosh
Applications with direct support
Web sites using our products
Frequently Asked Questions

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