|FRU Part NumberFRU Part Number
Field Replaceable Unit
The number used to relate and indicate compatible but otherwise potentially different keyboards that could replace this one.
|Market Model Name/Feature CodeMarket Model Name/Feature Code
The consumer-friendly model number describing this keyboard as a part of a range of products, usually irrespective of target region, language or SKU.
A designation from my own type naming scheme used to categorise this keyboard with or from others by their common features and market intent but may/may not be derived from official names.
|"Model M-e" MANPOS Keyboard|
A [keyboard enthusiast] community given name for this keyboard. It can be a shortening of its name and properties, a more abstract term, a real-life reference, or metonymy.
Possible companies responsible for making this keyboard for the company marketing it.
The name of the known switching mechanism that lies under this keyboard's keys.
|IBM buckling rubber sleeves (early or late POS type)|
|Earliest AppearanceEarliest Appearance
The year (and possibly the quarter) that this keyboard part number was introduced, first observed, first recorded or the first example found.
|Casing ColourCasing Colour
The original colour of this keyboard's outer casing. For keyboards whose casing materials are known to yellow, this will refer to the original colour before such transformation occurs.
The possible branding and logo styles found on this keyboard part number. This could be multiple styles at once or possible styles found over time.
The style of this keyboard's flip-out or extendable feet. If applicable, this may also state how many levels of height adjustment are available and whether the feet could be rubberised.
The protocol(s) this keyboard can use to speak to the host computer (eg, scancode sets).
|IBM scancode set 2 or USB HID|
The keyboard-to-host connection. This is could be a description of a cable (its colour, whether its coiled, whether its detachable, and what connector is at its end) or the name of a wireless technology.
|Black straightened-style detachable 6x2 IDC to dual mini-DIN PS/2 or Black straightened-style detachable 6x2 IDC to Type A USB cable|
|Key CountKey Count
The number of keys that this keyboard originally had.
|Form FactorForm Factor
The standardised or universally acknowledged name for this keyboard's layout form factor.
The original regional/language layout this keyboard was configured as. Both the language and the standardised key layout may be listed, and in the case of both being known or defined, it will be styled as language then standard.
|Additional NotesAdditional Notes
Extra notes about this keyboard that may be of interest or are important to know.
|MFI number 7431207|
|Data Last Updated||2022-03-04|
More on this type of keyboard...
The Modular ANPOS Keyboard (also known as Modular ANPOS II Keyboard) is the spiritual successor to the Model M9 RANPOS Keyboard and the "Model M-e" PS/2 ANPOS Keyboard, released alongside the MCANPOS and 67-Key MPOS Keyboards in 2008. In terms of layout modification over its predecessors, the changes are tame - only 3 programmable keys have moved to make way for the modular pointing module and the status indicators panel is also much smaller now. Being an MPOS series device, the MSR and key-lock are now modular attachments instead of fixed components and now gains a touchpad compared to the PS/2 ANPOS Keyboard or any pointing device compared to the M9. After buying IBM Retail Store Solutions, Toshiba TEC has produced and marketed this keyboard design since 2012 and it remains in production.