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Applications
   Applications:       
   Your choices are...         
   General Purpose / Commercial       General commercial applications for keyboards include computer workstations for data entry in office settings.  
   Industrial / Factory Automation       Industrial or factory automation keyboards are used with industrial computers, PLC, or other industrial control units. The operator interface unit of machining or specialized manufacturing equipment, data acquisition system, machine vision workstation, or process instrumentation may also require an industrial keyboard. 
   Kiosk       Kiosks are information centers located in airports, museums, or other public areas. Kiosks require a rugged or vandal-proof keyboards. Kiosk type keyboards are also utilized by OEMs of vending machines, gaming, arcade, or Automated Teller Machines (ATMs, cash machines). 
   Marine / Shipboard       Keyboards are used for marine applications such as navigational instruments; or control centers on boats, ships, or offshore oil rigs. The keyboard would have to meet more severe NEMA or IEC Ingress protection (IP) rating for marine applications. NEMA 4, 4X or IEC IP x6x.  
   Medical       Keyboards are designed for integration by an OEM into medical equipment such as an ultrasound, NMR, x-ray, or surgical laser units. The keyboards may have more stringent hygienic requirements. 
   Military / Aerospace       Keyboards are suitable for military, aircraft, or other governmental applications. They must meet additional stringent military, government, or aerospace specifications for the required operating altitude, shock, vibration, EMC/EMI, or temperature ranges. 
   Point of Sale (POS)       Point of sale (POS) keyboards are utilized in commercial retail, hospitality, and banking establishments as well as light industrial areas such as stock rooms or warehouses. Order entry, transactions, or inventory-monitoring applications often require keyboards with wireless capability or integrated automatic ID systems such as barcode or magnetic stripe readers. 
   Telecommunications       Keyboards are used in voice, video, or data telecommunications. Examples include equipment for a cellular base station, or the KVM switch of a data network. 
   Vehicular       Keyboards are used for integration into automobiles, locomotives, material handling vehicles, trucks, or off-road vehicles for computer/internet access, navigational/GPS system access, vehicle or equipment control, or other applications. Shock & vibration resistance are of greater importance in these applications. 
   Other       Other application not listed. 
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General Features & Specifications
   Connection Type:       
   Your choices are...         
   Cable       Cable connections are straight or coiled multi-conductor cable with a serial, PS/2, or other computer interface connector.  Cables are also available with a "Y" split with separate connectors for keyboards with integrated pointing devices. 
   Wireless       Wireless keyboards utilize an RF or IR radio data link to transfer keyboard commands to the computer. The wireless feature can be useful in applications where an operator needs to move the keyboard away from the computer.  
   Other       Unit supplied without integrated cable. The unit may have PC pins or another connector for internal connection into an OEM's product.   
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   Form Factor:       
   Your choices are...         
   Desktop / Enclosed       Enclosed or encased keyboards are configured for desktop, tabletop, or benchtop applications. Desktop keyboards often use an angled enclosure or folding legs to tilt the keyboard's surface toward the operator. 
   Handheld / Miniature       Handheld or miniature keyboards. 
   OEM Kit / Module       Kits or keyboards are used for OEM product integration or evaluation. For example, one type of OEM keyboard kit consists of a rubber keypad overlay, switch matrix PCB, keyboard controller, and connecting cable. The kits do not have an enclosure, case, or front panel adapter plate.  The OEM design engineer supplies the panel or enclosure.  The units are also known as OEM modules, uncased units, or back panel mounted keyboards. 
   Panel Mount       Panel mount keyboards have a flat frame for mounting on the top or front surface of an instrumentation or equipment panel. The keyboard may be bezel-mounted or flush with the equipment panel. 
   Rack drawer / Rack Mount       Rack drawer units consist of a keyboard in a metal drawer with sliders that will fit into a 19" rack.  
   Other       Other form factor, configuration or mounting type not listed such as arm mounted units. 
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   Enclosure / Adapter Plate Material:      The construction material for the keyboard's enclosure, case, rack drawer, frame or front panel adapter plate.
   Your choices are...         
   Metal       Steel, coated steel, stainless steel, or aluminum enclosure, case or mounting plate. 
   Plastic       Plastic provides a hard or flexible enclosure, case, or mounting plate. 
   Other         
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   Keys / Overlay Material:       
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   Rubber / Elastomer Keypad       Industrial elastomer, silicone rubber, or black rubber keys or an overlay keypad. The elastomeric keypads replace the keycaps and plunger found in conventional keyboards.  These keyboard features can provide excellent environmental ingress protection. 
   Membrane Overlay       Membrane keyboards do not consist of discrete keys (keycaps and plastic plungers), but a continuous film or membrane on which the keyboard pattern is printed over a matrix of key switches. The overlays are typically made of a flexible and durable plastic, such as MylarTM / thermoplastic polyester or polycarbonate films. Membrane overlays are also known as graphic overlays or graphic membrane keyboards. 
   Metal       Steel, stainless steel or aluminum keys or panels are used to provide a puncture or vandal-proof keyboard. Flat metal panels with a graphic overlay are possible with membrane switch or piezoelectric sensor technology. 
   Hard Plastic       Hard plastic is used to mold thermoplastic keys or flat panels. 
   Other Materials or Types         
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   Number of Keys:         
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   Keyboard Interface:       
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   IBM PS/2 / AT       A serial interface type based on IBM's Personnel System 2 (PS/2) computer interface that utilizes a small 6 pin DIN connector.  XT/AT is a legacy type interface that is still widely used.  The 6-pin Mini-DIN PS/2 connector is smaller than the 5-pin IBM XT/AT connector.  Most of today's keyboards utilize a PS/2 interface.  Modern keyboards use internal electronics to automatically detect the type of interface and provide backward compatibility for systems with XT or AT interfaces. 
   Parallel       Parallel channels are capable of transferring more than one bit simultaneously. They are also known as PC printer port, Centronics® 
   Serial       Serial ports or interfaces employ serial binary data interchange. Serial interfaces can be used for serial communication, where only 1 bit is transmitted at a time.  RS-232, RS-422, RS-485 describe standard types of serial interfaces.  
   Sun       Sun interfaces are compatible with Sun Microsystems workstations and computer systems, such as Type 5 or Type 6 keyboards.  
   USB       Universal serial bus standards are for low-to-medium speed peripheral device connections to personal computers, including keyboards, mice, modems, printers, joysticks, audio functions, monitor controls, etc. USB is often recommended as a replacement for PS/2 interface in newer systems. 
   Other       Other interfaces such as DEC, X-terminal, Apple Desktop Bus (ADB, Macintosh), etc. 
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Additional Features
   Integral Pointing Device:       
   Your choices are...         
   Mouse Keypad       Small keypad module with keys to control cursor movement.  
   Pointing Button / Joystick       With pointing button or joystick devices, the operator rocks the mobile section (joystick or button) to control cursor movement. These units employ variable resistance, potentiometer, magnetic Hall effect, or force/pressure sensing to capture the operator's input (the direction and degree of travel of the mobile section) and translate these signals into cursor movement. Joysticks are often referred to as "industrial mice" because they can withstand spills, washdown, contaminants, and the impacts of an industrial environment. 
   Touchpad       Touch pads allow for mouse movement simply by dragging a finger tip across a surface. Beneath this surface are grid-like array of sensors, which detect the skin of a person. Touch pads use a technology called field distortion sensing, a form of capacitance-sensing technology.  When you touch the surface, your fingertip distorts the electrical field at that spot. Tapping on the pad or buttons provide the same function as a mouse click - icon selection. 
   Trackball       A trackball has a large ball embedded in the top surface. The operator’s movement of the ball drives two "encoder wheels" or sensors that generate pulses in response to the movement of the mouse. Encoders or sensors may utilize optical, mechanical, fiber optic or magnetic technologies. 
   Other       Other or device type not specified. 
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   Special Features:       
   Your choices are...         
   Backlighting       Backlighting may be utilized throughout the keyboard for application areas with poor external lighting, such as in cockpits or mining end-uses. The illumination may also be used on individual keys or sections to provide a particular response to an operator; for example, number lock, caps locks, scroll lock, or disabled/enabled keys. 
   Ergonomic Features       Design features are added to enhance ergonomics such as contoured or split keyboards designs or integral wrist/arm rests. 
   Integral Display       LCD display is embedded into the keyboard panel or attached to the back of a keyboard. Rack-mounted units often have integrated displays. 
   Integrated Automatic ID Device       Automatic identification devices such as barcode, magnetic stripe or smart card readers, and biometric units for security or inventory control purposes. 
   Speaker Alarm / Buzzer       An integral buzzer or speaker is included to provide an audible response to operators such as disable functions or keys.  
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Environment / Industrial Rating
   Environment / Industrial Rating      NEMA Enclosure or IEC IP (Ingress Protection) Ratings  NEMA Standards are outlined by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) to provide general safety information on electrical equipment for architects, engineers, installers, inspectors, and other interested parties.  
   Your choices are...         
   NEMA 4, 4X       Enclosures constructed for either indoor or outdoor use to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment. NEMA rated produces may provide a degree of protection against falling dirt, rain, sleet, snow, windblown dust, splashing water, and hose-directed, washdown water; and that will be undamaged by the external formation of ice on the enclosure.  IEC IP56 is usually considered equivalent to the NEMA 4, 4X rating. 
   NEMA 12       Enclosures constructed (without knockouts) for indoor use to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment. Products provide a degree of protection against falling dirt; against circulating dust, lint, fibers, and flying chips; and against dripping and light splashing of liquids.  IEC IP52 is usually considered equivalent to the NEMA 12 rating. 
   NEMA 13       Enclosures constructed for indoor use to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment. Products provide a degree of protection against falling dirt; against circulating dust, lint, fibers, and flying chips; and against the spraying, splashing, and seepage of water, oil, and non-corrosive coolants.  IEC IP54 is usually considered equivalent to the NEMA 13 rating. 
   Other       Other industrial agency rating such as Underwriters Laboratory UL 1950, CE Mark, ETL, IEC or CSA ratings or other NEMA type ratings not listed. 
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   Meets EMI/EMC Specifications?       The keyboard is designed to pass or meet one or more of the following tests, standards or ratings for electromagnetic conditions: ·  Mil-Std 461 ·  TEMPEST, COMSEC & COMPUSEC ·  DE/CISPR ·  FCC Class A or B rating ·  FAA tests ·  CE Mark EMC Directive - ESD/EMI susceptibility tests ·  EMI/EMC - Other electromagnetic interference or compatibility tests ·  ESD - Electrostatic discharge tests ·  EMP - Electromagnetic pulse tests   
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   Meets Military / Aerospace Specifications?       Meets one or more of the following military, government or aerospace specifications:
  • Mil-Std-167 Environmental
  • Mil-Std-461 Environmental EMC/EMI
  • Mil-Std-202 Shock
  • Mil-Std-108 Enclosures
  • Mil-Std-1472C Human Engineering Design Criteria
 
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   Intrinsically Safe?       The keyboard is suitable for hazardous environments where explosive or combustible materials may be present. Intrinsically safe keyboards are also known as non-incentive keyboards. 
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   Operating Temperature:       Full required range of operating temperature. 
   Search Logic:      User may specify either, both, or neither of the limits in a "From - To" range; when both are specified, matching products will cover entire range. Products returned as matches will meet all specified criteria.
   Vibration Rating:       This is the full required operating range related to vibration. 
   Search Logic:      All matching products will have a value greater than or equal to the specified value.
   Shock Rating:       This is the full required operating range related to shock. 
   Search Logic:      All matching products will have a value greater than or equal to the specified value.
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