Original specs/details

Full Name IBM Enhanced Industrial Keyboard with TrackPoint II
Part NumberPart Number
The number used to describe this keyboard's specific release; usually specific for a target region, language or SKU, etc.
Market Model Name/Feature CodeMarket Model Name/Feature Code
The consumer-friendly model number describing this keyboard as a part of a range of products, usually irrespective of target region, language or SKU.
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 M13 TrackPoint II/FSR Industrial Keyboard
Known Host SystemsKnown Host Systems
A list of known host systems this keyboard could be bundled with or at least designed specifically to operate with. This could be terminals, desktop PCs or laptops.
IBM 7585 Industrial Computer
IBM 7587 Model 1 Industrial Computer
IBM 7588 Industrial Computer
The name of the known switching mechanism that lies under this keyboard's keys.
IBM membrane buckling springs
Original KeycapsOriginal Keycaps
The keyboard's original keycaps' material and text/symbol printing technique.
PBT with dye-sublimated legends
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.
Single-setting flip-out feet
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.
Grey coiled-style fixed dual mini-DIN PS/2 cable
Form FactorForm Factor
The standardised or universally acknowledged name for this keyboard's layout form factor.
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.
TrackPoint II strain gauge pointing stick, "Lexmark-Unicomp" FSR pointing stick
Production Date 1998-10-05
Acquisition Date 2022-07-22

About this keyboard type

The **IBM Enhanced Industrial Keyboard with TrackPoint II** is an industrial grey version of the Model M13 intended for the IBM 7585 (all models), 7587 Model 1, and 7588 (all models) Industrial Computers under feature code 6045. As with IBM Enhanced Keyboards and Space Saving Keyboards before them, this industrial version featured a characteristic slightly olive-tinted grey cover set that was believed to have been designed to hide the dirt and damage expected to be inflicted upon the device within an industrial environment. Otherwise, the keyboard was mechanically the same as its non-industrial counterparts.

The earliest example found was produced by Lexmark for IBM in late 1995, sporting a TrackPoint II pointing stick and an IBM black oval badge with raised silver text. The following year, Maxi Switch produced versions are known and built to the same basic design. By at least 1998, Unicomp had taken over production, moving the design to a more standard IBM blue oval badge and now using their FSR-based pointing stick (despite the marketing name still saying "TrackPoint II"). Maxi Switch examples use FRU number 06H4842, whereas Lexmark and Unicomp examples use the same FRU number as the part number.