Switches, Relays & Keypads


Customisable touch-sensitive keypads

14 May 2008 Switches, Relays & Keypads

EAO has unveiled an innovative approach to create personalised keypads and keyboards that are impact-resistant, vandal-resistant, oil- and water-proof.

The TSK series is a versatile range of customisable, PCB-based products, which features 12- and 16-key keypads, and a full-sized PC-style keyboard with the option of a touchpad mouse. It is also possible to create any custom layout from four to 128 keys.

EAO supplies the PCB-based keypad or keyboard and a suitable connecting interface, including PS2, USB and Matrix. The front plate, which is provided by the customer, ensures total protection from dirt and fluid ingress, and damage from shock and impact.

A typical TSK setup comprises the desired PCB layout, connected to an interface card and then placed under the non-conductive, transparent plate such as polycarbonate or glass up to 10 mm thick. EAO also offers a special version of the keypad suitable for use under double-glazed glass up to 24 mm thick.

The keyboard design and key arrangement is created using the supplied software then printed on a plastic or paper overlay and placed between the PCB and front plate. Customers can create a unique design by inserting their logo into easy-to-use, adaptable templates, or even print directly on the plate.

The PCB keyboards are available in the standard layout for different languages including English, German, French, US English, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish and many more. They are compatible with most operating systems from Windows 2000 to Vista, as well as Linux.

Also offered is an OEM complete kit, which comprises a PCB keyboard, PCB housing, interface card, cables and mounting kit.





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