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SNKB-M2017-BT4-122

Original specs/details

Full Name
Unicomp PC 122 5250 Terminal Emulator
Part Number
UB40T56
Nickname
Battlecruiser
Protocol
IBM scancode set 2
Connection
Black straightened-style fixed PS/2 mini-DIN cable
Form Factor
120%
Production Date
2017-04-05
Acquisition Date
2022-07-08

About this keyboard type

The Type IV 122-key Model M Function Key Keyboard is a version of the Type III designed to be natively compatible with PCs to serve in terminal emulation roles. Officially called the IBM Personal System/2 Host Connected Keyboard, Type IVs were relatively rare but for a long time were the only 122-key Model Ms easily capable of modern usage until Soarer's Converter became widespread. Visually, Type IVs look like Type IIIs except all IBM-branded versions had lock-light LEDs as standard and come with modular SDL connections capable of accepting an AT or PS/2 plug cable. IBM also started a practice producing Type IVs under third-party branding to companies that offer terminal emulation services, which Unicomp continues to do to this day. Unicomp also produces a version of the Type IV for consumer usage called the Unicomp PC-122. Like the Type IIIs, the 24-key function key block was only labelled with an "Fxx" nomenclature.