|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.
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" 4613 96-Key POS Keyboard|
Possible companies responsible for making this keyboard for the company marketing it.
|IBM Retail Store Solutions|
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.
|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.
|Generic IBM logo|
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 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.
|Key CountKey Count
The number of keys that this keyboard originally had.
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.
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 SurePOS 100 Express System Hardware Announcement (#108-362) [source: IBM]
|Data Last Updated||2022-07-21|
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The IBM 4613 SurePOS 100 Express System was a compact all-in-one POS terminal introduced in 2008 that featured an integrated IBM buckling rubber sleeves based keyboard assembly. The keyboard itself resembles a shortened IBM Model M11 and in fact takes production values from late-era RPOS keyboards and sports an RPOS-style magnetic stripe reader. It has 96 keys in an ortholinear layout with both relegendable and alphanumeric setups known. It is considered to be the latest member of the "Model M-e" pre-Modular (pre-MPOS) series.