Original specs/details

Full Name IBM Modular 67-Key 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" 67-Key MPOS 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)
Original KeycapsOriginal Keycaps
The keyboard's original keycaps' material and text/symbol printing technique.
PBT with pad-printed legends
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) 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.
Black straightened-style detachable 6x2 IDC to Type A USB or Black straightened-style detachable 6x2 IDC to dual mini-DIN PS/2 cable
Form FactorForm Factor
The standardised or universally acknowledged name for this keyboard's layout form factor.
Functional keypad
Production Date 2011-09-22
Acquisition Date 2022-06-25

About this keyboard type

The Modular 67-Key POS Keyboard is the direct successor to the Models M7 and M7-1 50-key RPOS Keyboards and is occasionally referred to as the M7-e in fan circles. Announced in 2008 alongside the MANPOS and MCANPOS Keyboards, as the name implies, the M7-e adds 17 keys over its 50-key predecessor whilst retaining the same core layout as the M7/M7-1 to allow for some familiarity for IBM's customers upon upgrading and preserve application-level compatibility. Being an MPOS series device, the MSR and key-lock are now modular attachments instead of fixed components. After buying IBM Retail Store Solutions, Toshiba TEC has produced and marketed this keyboard design since 2012 and it remains in production.