Switches, Relays & Keypads


New front row for extra strong keyboard

20 February 2008 Switches, Relays & Keypads

EAO has launched a new version of the W.series of vandal-resistant keyboards. Named the MF2 series, the new edition to this range of mechanical, metal keyboards offers six rows of keys, including the standard ‘F’ function keys which perform the same functions as a standard office keyboard. Different language layouts are also available. Even with an extra row, the external dimensions of the MF2 layout are exactly the same as the existing 5-row keyboards, so that existing equipment can be upgraded without design changes.

Strength and durability are at the heart of this product. A brushed, stainless steel front plate provides resistance to shock and vandalism up to IK09 (10 J) and resistance to liquid and dust penetration to IP67. The anti-pull-off keys are made from Zamak with a chrome finish and offer more than four million operations. Key markings are enhanced by using laser engraving methods to give better resistance to wear.

The keyboard can be supplied with an integrated numeric pad, similar to a standard office keyboard, or with an integral ‘trackball’ pointing device, which is available in stainless steel, plastic and optical types.

The optical trackball provides full sealing to IP67 and is resistant to liquid penetration including soft drinks, oils and dirty water. A drainage feature at the rear allows liquids to be emptied to maintain internal hygiene and prevent damage due to freezing. The only moving part in the entire assembly is the ball itself, whose movement is sensed directly without the need for shafts, separate encoders and opto-couplers, making the product virtually maintenance free.

The W.series keyboard range is particularly suited to the needs of public environment applications including kiosks and information terminals, as well as harsh industrial environments.





Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

Waveguide electromechanical relay switches
26 February 2020, RF Design , Switches, Relays & Keypads
Pasternack has just launched a new series of double ridge waveguide electromechanical relay switches which perform over broader frequency bands, making them ideal for applications involved with electronic ...

Read more...
Illuminated pushbutton switches
25 November 2019, TRX Electronics , Switches, Relays & Keypads
The KLS series expands C&K Switches’ product offering in the LED pushbutton family. It meets the market requirements for haptics and sound with clear ‘click’ feedback. With various cap options and bright ...

Read more...
Connectors for automotive electronics
31 July 2019, TRX Electronics , Switches, Relays & Keypads
TE Connectivity’s HDSCS connector series is designed to meet the rigorous demands of the commercial vehicle industry and off-road applications that require high standards of performance. Made from a rugged ...

Read more...
SP4T switch matrix
26 June 2019, Conical Technologies , Switches, Relays & Keypads
Mini-Circuits announced the release of the latest addition to its test system lineup, the RC-2SP4T-40 USB and Ethernet controlled single-pole four-throw switching matrix. This new device is fitted with ...

Read more...
Wi-Fi microcontroller
29 May 2019, iCorp Technologies , DSP, Micros & Memory, Switches, Relays & Keypads
The ESP32-S2 from Espressif Systems is a highly integrated, low-power, 2,4 GHz Wi-Fi microcontroller SoC (system-on-chip) supporting Wi-Fi HT40 and 43 general-purpose I/Os. Based on an Xtensa single-core ...

Read more...
Miniature slide switches
29 May 2019, Wiltron Agencies , Switches, Relays & Keypads
Hartmann Codier’s new SR254 product range of slide switches provides variants in horizontal and vertical versions that can be used as on, off, or change-over switches with contact wiping on make and break. ...

Read more...
DIN-rail mounted SSRs
30 April 2019, TRX Electronics , Switches, Relays & Keypads
Crydom’s SeriesOne DIN-rail mounted AC and DC output solid state relays (SSRs) offer a cost-effective combination of size and ratings thanks to their patent-pending design. The product line includes single-channel ...

Read more...
Dual-circuit tact switch
27 March 2019, TRX Electronics , Switches, Relays & Keypads
C&K has extended its KSC range of tactile switches with the addition of a new dual-circuit model. The new KSC-DCT tact switches offer single-pole double-throw, normally-closed normally-open dual-circuit ...

Read more...
Multi-axis joystick
27 March 2019, Brabek , Switches, Relays & Keypads
New from APEM is the JC series multi-axis, Hall-effect joystick. Designed specifically for keyboard integration, the JC series measures just 26 mm below the panel, making it ideal where space is limited ...

Read more...
MOSFET relays
14 November 2018, TRX Electronics , Switches, Relays & Keypads
Omron Electronics’ G3VM series MOSFET relays feature performance, size and characteristics ideally suited for a variety of industries, including automated test equipment, medical equipment, instrumentation, ...

Read more...