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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" CANPOS Keyboard
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.
|Simple/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 protocol(s) this keyboard can use to speak to the host computer (eg, scancode sets).
|IBM 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.
|Black 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.
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.
|Built-In MouseBuilt-In Mouse
Possible pointing devices this keyboard could carry. This could be a brand name, name of the sensor technology behind it, or a generic description in lieu of the former details.
|POS pointer (Synaptics TouchStyk FSC pointing stick)
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]
|Related Directory EntriesRelated Directory Entries
Possible ASK Keyboard Directory entries that relate to this part number. The Directory serves as a convenient way to find and share a particular keyboard, containing links to where to find out more about the keyboard and sometimes common part numbers.
IBM CANPOS Keyboard
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The IBM Compact ANPOS (CANPOS) Keyboard was the first wholly new and most notable "Model M-e" keyboard design introduced in 2002 and a part of the pre-Modular (pre-MPOS) series. CANPOS fits a full-size keyboard with many programmable keys in a chassis that is a similar width to a tenkeyless keyboard. In total, CANPOS Keyboards have 133 (US English) or 134 (rest of world) keys. Additionally, all alphanumeric keys are slightly thinner compared to their M9 RANPOS, M-e PS/2 ANPOS and later M-e MANPOS counterparts. CANPOS lacked any sort of keylock.