|Full Name||IBM Modular ANPOS II 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" MANPOS Keyboard|
A [keyboard enthusiast] community given name for this keyboard. It can be a shortening of its name and properties, a more abstract term, a real-life reference, or metonymy.
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 scancode set 2 or USB HID|
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.
|straightened-style detachable 6x2 IDC to Type A USB cable|
|Form FactorForm Factor
The standardised or universally acknowledged name for this keyboard's layout form factor.
|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 Glide Pad & pointer/two-button Varatouch & touchpad module|
About this keyboard type
The Modular ANPOS Keyboard (also known as Modular ANPOS II Keyboard) is the spiritual successor to the Model M9 RANPOS Keyboard and the "Model M-e" PS/2 ANPOS Keyboard, released alongside the MCANPOS and 67-Key MPOS Keyboards in 2008. In terms of layout modification over its predecessors, the changes are tame - only 3 programmable keys have moved to make way for the modular pointing module and the status indicators panel is also much smaller now. Being an MPOS series device, the MSR and key-lock are now modular attachments instead of fixed components and now gains a touchpad compared to the PS/2 ANPOS Keyboard or any pointing device compared to the M9. After buying IBM Retail Store Solutions, Toshiba TEC has produced and marketed this keyboard design since 2012 and it remains in production.