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SNKB-M2000-9CR-117

Original specs/details

Full Name
IBM Retail ANPOS Keyboard w/ Card Reader
Part Number
86H1066
Type
Model M9 RANPOS Keyboard
Key-switches
IBM buckling rubber sleeves (M7/M8/M9/M11/M-e variant)
Feet
None
Protocol
HID
Connection
Cable
Cable
Black straight detachable 4x1 POS to Type A USB
Form Factor
Full-size
Production Date
2000-02-18
Acquisition Date
2022-04-14

About this keyboard type

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.