Original specs/details

Full Name IBM Modular CANPOS 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" MCANPOS 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) 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 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 Glide Pad & pointer/two-button Varatouch & touchpad module
Production Date 2012-06-20
Acquisition Date 2012-07-15

About this keyboard type

The Modular Compact ANPOS Keyboard (also known as Modular CANPOS II Keyboard) is the direct successor to the original "Model M-e" CANPOS Keyboard, released alongside the MANPOS and 67-Key MPOS Keyboards in 2008. Like CANPOS, MCANPOS fit a full-size keyboard and many programmable keys in a chassis that is a similar width to a tenkeyless keyboard. Additionally, all alphanumeric keys are slightly thinner compared to their M9 RANPOS, M-e PS/2 ANPOS and MANPOS counterparts. Being an MPOS series device, the MSR is now modular attachment instead of a fixed component and now gains the option for a touchpad or key-lock compared to the original CANPOS. No extra keys were added despite some programmable key layout alterations, meaning both MCANPOS still have 133 (US English) or 134 (rest of world) keys. After buying IBM Retail Store Solutions, Toshiba TEC has produced and marketed this keyboard design since 2012 and it remains in production.