|Full Name||IBM USB Retail ANPOS Keyboard w/ MSR|
|Part NumberPart Number
The number used to describe this keyboard's specific release; usually specific for a target region, language or SKU, etc.
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 M9 RANPOS Keyboard|
The name of the known switching mechanism that lies under this keyboard's keys.
|IBM buckling rubber sleeves (early or late POS type)|
|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.
The protocol(s) this keyboard can use to speak to the host computer (eg, scancode sets).
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 straightened-style detachable 4x1 IDC to Type A USB or Grey straightened-style detachable 4x1 IDC to 12V PoweredUSB cable|
|Form FactorForm Factor
The standardised or universally acknowledged name for this keyboard's layout form factor.
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.