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 terminals, 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 Industrial Keyboard with TrackPoint II or Pointing Stick were variants of the Model M13 designed for blending in with industrial environments. Like other industrial IBM keyboards, the grey casing is for hiding dirt and discolouration expected to be inflicted upon the keyboard within an industrial environment. The first industrial M13s were built by Maxi Switch for IBM and were fitted with TrackPoint II pointing sticks, however, Unicomp later produced a visually indistinguishable version that used Unicomp's FSR pointing stick instead.