Custom Keyboards/Keypads use touch-sensitive technology.

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TSK series customizable, PCB-based products include 12- and 16-key keypads as well as full-sized PC-style keyboard with touchpad mouse option. They are supplied with suitable connecting interface - PS2, USB, Matrix, and others - and support creation of any custom layout from 4-128 keys. Keyboard design and key arrangement, created using supplied software, can be printed on plastic or paper overlay and placed between PCB and up to 10 mm thick front plate.

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Create a Unique Keypad or Keyboard With Touch-Sensitive Technology from EAO

EAO, the expert in Human Machine Interfaces, unveils a new way to create a personalized keypad or keyboard that's impact-resistant, vandal-resistant, oil and waterproof - guaranteed!

The TSK.series is an innovative, versatile range of customizable, 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 even possible to create any custom layout from 4 to 128 keys.

EAO supplies the PCB-based keypad or keyboard and a suitable connecting interface, including PS2, USB and Matrix (others available on request). 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 set-up 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 10mm 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, Belgian and many more. They are compatible with most operating systems from Windows 2000 to Vista, as well as Linux.

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

TSK products provide a cost-effective, easy to install solution, which is ideal for many applications within vending, security and access, medical equipment and industrial environments among others.

In particular, they are suitable for use in polluted areas affected by dust, grease or ink particles suspended in the air; sterile environments cleaned using ultrasonic techniques; hygienic environments cleaned using high-pressure washing; medical equipment, explosive atmospheres which must be free of contacts and electrostatic discharge; and public areas susceptible to vandalism.

EAO offers the widest range of rugged keyboards and keypads available from a single manufacturer, including IP67 metal mechanical products and click-dome technology. These products provide a long service life and unparalleled reliability in the field.

For more information on our Touch-sensitive keypads and keyboards, visit our web site at or contact EAO at 98 Washington Street, Milford, CT 06460; Telephone: 203-877-4577; Fax: 203-877-3694. Send E-mail inquiries to

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