The IBM Retail ANPOS Keyboard w/ Card Reader was one of five Model M-designated POS input devices introduced with the IBM 4694 POS Terminal in June 1993 and is a 116 (US English) or 117 (rest of world) key alphanumeric keyboard. The M9 has two distinct types of keys - the 60%-size alphanumeric standard keys and the transparent keytop keys its M7, M8 and M11 siblings use. Like its siblings, a dedicated numeric keypad is found within the transparent-topped keys and gives enough spacing between the alphas and itself to allow for a full Enhanced layout configuration if desired. Of note is that US English layout M9 comes with an ANSI-style left shift and ISO-style enter keys as part of its layout. After Toshiba acquired the IBM Retail Store Solutions division in 2012, Toshiba Retail continued producing the M9 under their own branding.