P/N 41K6949 - Model M-e ANPOS Keyboard Details & Specs

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IBM PS/2 ANPOS Keyboard with Integrated Pointing Device

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 M9-e" PS/2 ANPOS 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.
2008 Q3
Original KeycapsOriginal Keycaps
The keyboard's original keycaps' material and text/symbol printing technique.
PBT with lasered legends
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.
Pearl White/Storm Grey
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.
IBM black oval badge
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 Mode 2 (scancode set 2)
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.
Grey straightened-style detachable 8-pin SDL to dual mini-DIN PS/2 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.
Image of Layout/LanguageThe 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.
Accessories & Other FeaturesAccessories & Other Features
Other notable features you may want to know about such as charging cables (if keyboard is wireless), fingerprint reader, card reader, solenoid, DIP switches, etc.
Magnetic stripe reader
Documents ("Doc"), websites and/or webpages ("Web") that were used as a source of information for this keyboard part number. Examples of this keyboard part number I own ("ASK") will also be included as sources.
Doc: IBM Point of Sale Options and I/O Devices Service Guide DRAFT (#GC30-9737-01) [source: IBM]
Data Last Updated 2024-01-04

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Variant of a "Model M9-e" PS/2 ANPOS Keyboard

The IBM PS/2 ANPOS Keyboard with Integrated Pointing Device was a "Model M-e" enhancement of the Model M9 RANPOS Keyboard design and a part of the pre-Modular (pre-MPOS) series, thus occasionally referred to as the M9-e in fan circles. For the most part, the M9 and M9-e are virtually identical save the integrated force-sensing capacitor based Synaptics TouchStyk pointing stick referred to as simply "POS pointer" in marketing. As such, it too has two distinct types of keys, an integrated magnetic stripe reader, and was available in 116-key (US English) and 117-key (rest of world) layouts.