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SNKB-M2006-7CR-49

Original specs/details

Full Name
IBM Retail POS Keyboard w/ Card Reader
Part Number
41J7248
Market Model Name/Feature Code
3320
Type
Model M7 POS MSR Keypad
Switches
IBM/Toshiba "point-of-sale type" rubber domes
Protocol
RS485
Connection
Cable
Cable
Detachable POS SDL to POS SDL
Production Date
2006-09-28
Acquisition Date
2020-04-29

About this keyboard type

The IBM Retail POS 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 50-key functional keypad with an integrated magnetic stripe reader. The Model M7 was the standard keypad for IBM's POS terminals from thereafter. In its default layout, 49 of the 50 keys are individual, and the middle bank has a numeric keypad made up of single-unit keys with the zero key taking up two key positions (hence 49). The single key on its own serves as a dedicated Ctrl key. The other slightly larger keys are designed to be programmable and thus have transparent keytops. After Toshiba acquired the IBM Retail Store Solutions division in 2012, Toshiba Retail continued producing the M7 MSR under their own branding.