Host Connected Keyboard

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Category: ConceptsOrigin: Official

Aka/also known as: host-connected keyboard, terminal emulator keyboard

Host-connected keyboards are those intended for use with terminal emulation software running on IBM PCs, PC-like thin clients and compatibles. For IBM specifically, Host Connected Keyboard is also the marketing name for Type 4 122-key Model M keyboards specialised for such use cases. In terms of layout and legends, they're a hybrid of PC-style and terminal keyboards and typically have text colour-coded to indicate what are PC-only functions and what are terminal-only/universal functions.


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  1. WorthPoint - IBM 122 Key Host Connect Keyboard [accessed 2024-01-23]. License/note: photos saved from WorthPoint, used under fair dealing.