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SNKB-M1996-9CR-117

Original specs/details

Full Name
IBM Retail ANPOS Keyboard w/ Card Reader
Part Number
92F6275
Market Model Name/Feature Code
3202
Key-switches
IBM buckling rubber sleeves (early or late POS type)
Feet
None
Protocol
RS485
Connection
Detachable POS SDL cable
Form Factor
Full-size
Production Date
1996-07-04
Acquisition Date
2022-07-13

About this keyboard type

The Model M9 is a 116/117 key alphanumeric point of sale (ANPOS) keyboard with an integrated magnetic stripe card reader in the Retail POS (RPOS) series of POS input devices. The M9 was originally known as the IBM Retail ANPOS Keyboard with Card Reader. Its earliest host system was the IBM 4694 POS Terminal and it was a successor to the IBM 4680 series ANPOS Keyboard. The M9's name is usually abbreviated as simply ANPOS, but it's also known as RANPOS (Retail ANPOS) or NANPOS ("New" ANPOS) to differentiate it from earlier keyboards. The keyboard has two distinct types of keys - the alphanumeric standard keys and the transparent keytop keys all RPOS keyboards use. Like its siblings, M9 has a dedicated numeric keypad within the transparent-topped keys but enough spacing between it and the alphanumeric keys is given to allow for a full Enhanced layout configuration. After Toshiba TEC acquired the IBM Retail Store Solutions division in 2012, they continued producing the M7 under their own branding.