BACKPLANE Systems Technology has announced the release of InduKey's latest compact short-travel desktop keyboards, the TKS-030-KGEH Series.
These new input devices have been designed with a robust enclosure to meet the needs of demanding industrial applications and are available with an optional integrated touchpad.
The TKS-030-KGEH Series is available with a PS/2 or USB (standard version only) interface.
While the units' compact dimensions and low profile design (125 x 150 x 31mm for the standard version and 196 x 151 x 25mm high for the touchpad version) make it suited to 19" drawers in rackmount applications.
In addition, the lightweight design and small size makes these units easily transportable.
This new Series has incorporated high quality Omron short-travel keys, exhibiting an actuation force of 2.6N at a switch travel of 0.3mm, so the user will feel a "click" when pressing the button.
The front cover is made from a special polyester foil developed for keyboard applications. The user-friendly multicoloured print on the foil is easily visible, differentiating the numeric, alphabetical and function keys.
The keyboard casing features a sealed aluminium base-plate and foil surface that offers resistance to dust and liquid. The standard version has an IP65 protection rating, while the touchpad version has an IP54 rating.
These high protection levels allow for operation in very dusty and wet environments such as manufacturing or medical applications.