Connect a footswitch

When working in a manufacturing environment, it’s always better for an operator to have both hands available at all times. Odoo’s IoT box makes this possible when using a footswitch.

In fact, with a footswitch, the operator is able to go from one screen to another, and perform actions using their foot. This can be configured in just a few steps on the work center in the Manufacturing app.


To connect a footswitch to the IoT box, connect the two devices via cable. More often than not, this is done with a USB cable.

If the footswitch is a supported device, there is no need to take further action, since it’ll be automatically detected when connected.

Footswitch recognized on the IoT box.