Original specs/details

Full Name IBM CANPOS Keyboard
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 M-e" CANPOS MSR Keyboard
The name of the known switching mechanism that lies under this keyboard's keys.
IBM buckling rubber sleeves (early or late POS type)
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).
IBM Mode 2 (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.
Black straightened-style detachable 8-pin SDL to dual mini-DIN PS/2 cable
Form FactorForm Factor
The standardised or universally acknowledged name for this keyboard's layout form factor.
Full-size (compacted)
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.
POS pointer (Synaptics TouchStyk FSC pointing stick)
Accessories & Other FeaturesAccessories & Other Features
Other notable features you may want to know about such as charging cables (if keyboard is wireless), fingerprint reader, card reader, solenoid, DIP switches, etc.
Magnetic stripe reader
Production Date 2008-07-10
Acquisition Date 2022-04-28

About this keyboard type

The IBM Compact ANPOS (CANPOS) Keyboard was the first wholly new and most notable "Model M-e" keyboard design introduced in 2002 and a part of the pre-Modular (pre-MPOS) series. CANPOS fits a full-size keyboard with many programmable keys in a chassis that is a similar width to a tenkeyless keyboard. In total, CANPOS Keyboards have 133 (US English) or 134 (rest of world) keys. Additionally, all alphanumeric keys are slightly thinner compared to their M9 RANPOS, M-e PS/2 ANPOS and later M-e MANPOS counterparts. CANPOS lacked any sort of keylock.