Rugged full travel keyboard

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MIL-SPEC rugged keyboard

  • Designed and tested to MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461G and DO-160 standards
  • IP65 sealed
  • Backlit, waterproof, full travel switches with excellent tactile feedback
  • Aluminium machined enclosure, matt black
  • Surtec 650 coating
  • High level of corrosion resistance
  • High reliability key switch mechanisms
  • Rugged Amphenol electrical connection system
  • Panel mount and desktop versions available
  • Customization possible
  • Manufactured to ISO 9001 quality system

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rugged keyboard with amphenol connector

These rugged keyboard are designed and tested to MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461G, and DO-160 standards and will provide the user with a highly reliable input device for various critical applications.

Standard available types :

MKB104S0001USB : desktop MIL standard keyboard

MKB104N0001USB : panel mount MIL Standard keyboard

The keyboard is equipped with a high specification rubber dome key mechanism which ensures excellent tactile feel and a lifetime of 10 million actuations. Each key is sprayed black and laser etched to provide illumination in low light environments.

rugged panel mount keyboard

As standard, the backlighting capability is BUS powered over USB, although this can be externally controlled by the customers' PWM signal as part of a custom product offering.

The keyboard is supplied within a conventional QWERTY layout as found in commercial keyboard products.  Alternatively, the number and position of the key switches can be specified as part of a custom solution. The unique aluminium construction provides excellent impact strength, electrical shielding, and environmental protection.

It feels like a normal keyboard and furthermore it can be backlit (NVIS compatible) and is waterproof.

custom mil spec keyboard with trackball

Flexible custom design

As with all NSI products, this unit can be customized to suit your exact needs. This not only includes the integration of different color or NVIS backlighting, but can also include adding or removing keys, different mounting arrangements or integration of a pointing device.

The detailed datasheet for this MKB104 range is available on request


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