NSI designs marine keyboard for ChartWorld


ChartWorld, a world leader in marine navigation systems, was looking for a manufacturer to produce a premium keyboard that could offer extra functionalities to their clients. The keyboard had to be waterproof, backlit, and have an IEC 60945 certification.  By personalizing one of our (premium quality) standard marine keyboards we could create a product that directly fitted all the needs of ChartWorld. We added specific labels to the keys, the ChartWorld logo and a custom frame. Our IEC 60945 certified keyboards offer flexibility within the certification.

Oliver Schwarz, ChartWorld :

“Since many of ChartWorlds’ products are installed on seagoing vessels, we were looking for a keyboard partner that could warrant for a reliable keyboard and trackball solution with IEC60945 certification.  Our business requires long-term availability of the components used in our systems.  We started the cooperation with NSI while designing our ECDIS system.  After testing, we decided to go for the KSML92 series for our premium solution, one of NSI’s high end IEC60945 certified keyboards with integrated 50 mm trackball.  The fact we could add our logo and custom printed characters enabled us to provide the user with a keyboard fully adapted to our system.  In a second stage we also decided to replace the office keyboard, used as standard solution in our ECDIS, by a more rugged version (RKCT92 series).  NSI invested in tooling for the enclosure, which made it possible to reach the price level we were after.  NSI’s technical knowledge, great support and long experience really helped us in offering the best keyboard solutions for our application.” 

See website ChartWorld 

Customized IEC60945 marine certified keyboard,

short travel technology, with 50 mm optical trackball.

Based on standard NSI keyboard KSML92S0001-W-MC1

Customized IEC60945 marine certified keyboard,
silicon rubber technology, with 25 mm optical trackball.

Based on standard NSI keyboard RKCT92S0001-W-MC1