Original specs/details

Full Name IBM SurePoint 4820 Monitor Keypad and MSR Extension
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" 4820 32-Key POS Keypad
The name of the known switching mechanism that lies under this keyboard's keys.
IBM buckling rubber sleeves (early or late POS type)
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.
Form FactorForm Factor
The standardised or universally acknowledged name for this keyboard's layout form factor.
Production Date 2010-05-06
Acquisition Date 2020-07-29

About this keyboard type

The monitor-mounted IBM SurePoint 4820 Keypad was the first of the Model M "extended family" ("M-e") POS input devices, an undesignated extension of the Model M Retail POS keyboard family (Models M7 through M11) introduced by September 2000. This 32-key keypad was the smallest member of the "M-e" family typically mounted on the right side of various IBM SurePoint POS touchscreen monitors, and is considered to be a part of the pre-Modular (Pre-MPOS) series. In its default layout, 31 of the 32 keys are individually discrete, typically featuring a numeric keypad with a zero key taking up two key positions (hence 31) and a Ctrl key on the lower 4x4 key bank. Examples with or without an integrated magnetic stripe reader are known.