Point-Of-Sale Keyboards feature USB interface.

Press Release Summary:

Point-Of-Sale Keyboards with magnetic stripe readers provide plug-and-play interface, and are programmable using Cherry Tools utility. Users can program keyboards with graphical interface, and integrate keyboard and magnetic stripe reader programming into any application they choose. Programming can be transferred to any number of computers and keyboards, allowing large rollouts of computer systems and POS systems.

Original Press Release:

Cherry Corporation Announces USB Interface in Keyboards for Point Of Sale & MAG STRIPE Reader Applications

June 10, 2003

PLEASANT PRAIRIE, WI-Continuing to lead the POS industry as a supplier of specialty keyboards, Cherry Keyboards announces a new innovation to its keyboard product line with the addition of USB interfaces to its Point-of-Sale keyboards. "Adding USB functionality to our Point-of-Sale keyboards with magnetic stripe readers only makes sense," says Michael Bauhs, Product & Marketing Manager at Cherry. "As the computer industry migrates toward Plug-and-Play USB and away from the PS/2 interface, we realized that our customers would begin to demand our POS keyboards with USB interface."

In addition to the USB interface, Cherry's POS keyboards are
now programmable using a new and more powerful programming utility, CHERRY TOOLS.

With Cherry Tools, users can freely program Cherry keyboards with an easy-to-use graphical interface, and implement the keyboard and mag stripe reader programming into any application
that they choose.

Further, the keyboard programming can be easily transferred to any number of computers and keyboards, making large rollouts of computer systems and POS systems fast and

About the Cherry Corporation
The Cherry Corporation manufactures proprietary and custom electrical switches, sensors, electronic keyboards and controls for the worldwide automotive, computer, consumer and commercial markets. The company has two operating divisions in the United States and seven wholly owned subsidiaries in Germany, England, France, Australia, Czech Republic, Mexico and Hong Kong. Cherry also has 50-50 joint ventures in Japan, Hirose Cherry Precision Company Limited, and in India, TVS Cherry Limited.

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