IN an industrial environment, inexpensive consumer-type keyboards are usually not suitable.
AVisum now stocks a range of keyboards and pointing devices designed specifically for harsh industrial environments. Several models are even sealed to IP65 standard.
The keyboards are AT and PS/2 compatible, some with RS-232 and PS/2 pointing devices. The keys have a tactile feel, travel 1.4mm and have a UV hardened front layer that is chemical resistant and an all metal ruggedised enclosure. A 19" 1RU drawer compatible and panel mount units are also available.
The pointing devices include trackballs with ball diameters ranging from 34mm to 76mm and trackpads that are not pressure sensitive. Both trackballs and trackpads are available in panel mount and enclosed versions.
For really demanding applications, a vandal-proof, all stainless steel unit is available.
All trackballs and trackpads can plug directly into a PC via the mouse port, PS/2 port or USB port. They will withstand the rugged demands of industrial use.