Internet Keyboard withstands harsh environments.

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Suited for outdoor use, InduSteel² stainless steel keyboard is sealed to IP65/NEMA 4X standards. Silicon membrane between keycaps and silicon switching elements prevent liquid or dust from getting inside. Vandal-proof unit comes with brushed stainless steel front plate and key caps to protect internal electronics. Available as keyboard only or with stainless steel trackball in PS/2 and USB versions, InduSteel² is suitable for semi-supervised or unsupervised public access applications.

Original Press Release:

InduSteel²: Stainless Steel Internet Keyboard for Harsh Environments

New Stanton, Pa. (October 2006) - InduKey® North America introduces the InduSteel²
next generation vandal-proof stainless steel Internet keyboard.

This stainless steel keyboard has been specially developed for the Point-of-Interface (POI) market and for semi-supervised or unsupervised public access applications. The InduSteel² range offers the combined benefits of robust construction and quality data input making it the ideal choice for kiosk manufacturers.

Most Internet-based kiosks, such as web payphones, require keyboards. Clients, who use these facilities, are mostly web surfers and email users. The faster data entry speed of keyboards over touch screens means that keyboards will continue to be preferred for all kiosk types, especially the fast growing Internet-based kiosk segment. The InduSteel² is ideal for such 'hostile' public service environments like information and multimedia terminal applications including libraries, shops and Internet kiosks.
The InduSteel² keyboard is suited for outdoor applications. It is sealed to IP65/Nema 4x standards, a silicon membrane between the keycaps and the silicon switching elements
prevents any liquid or dust from getting into the keyboard. The InduSteel² comes with a brushed stainless steel front plate and key caps to protect the internal electronics from vandalism and heavy impact. Keycaps are non-removable offering further protection. For user familiarity and to ensure ease of integration, this new InduSteel design is based on the popular standard kiosk keyboard layout and footprint including web and e-mail hotkeys.

The InduSteel² is available as keyboard only or with a 25-mm or 38-mm stainless steel trackball in PS/2 and USB versions. The trackball is sealed to IP65 static / IP54 dynamic or NEMA 3 standards. All legends are laser etched into the key caps, which guarantees high wear resistance and excellent durability. The InduSteel² keyboard withstands high levels of shock and vibration with a service life of more than 10 millions operations per key.

InduSteel² keyboards can be semi- or fully customized. Other language layouts are also
available upon request.

InduKey®, with offices and distribution partners in over 40 countries, is the global leader in industrial input solutions. InduKey® designs and manufacturers industrial input devices with more than 1,000 standard products as well as customer specific designs.

For additional information please contact:
Andrea Ebersbach
InduKey® North America
PO Box 566
New Stanton, PA 15672
toll-free: 1-866-InduKey (1-866-463-8539)
phone: 717-691-5515
fax: 717-691-5517

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