Custom keyboard base layouts

Custom keyboards

Access have manufactured custom keyboards for over twenty years and have developed a range of base models from which the majority of all custom keyboard requirements can be satisfied.

 

Two basic layouts exist: ones incorporating a QWERTY layout keyboard and the other a simple matrix layout.

 

For requirements that cannot be satisfied using these devices, a full-custom keyboard design facility is available using our large team of design engineers based in Reading, UK.

 

For more information, please feel free to contact us.

 

QWERTY layout keyboards

 

Model / Type

Description / Dimensions

Layout

Datasheet

AKC114

 

 

114 key with QWERTY keyboard layout

293 x 187 mm without MSR
293 x 213 mm with MSR

QWERTY over POS keyboard

AKC098

 

 

98 key with QWERTY layout and touchpad

293 x 187 mm without MSR
293 x 213 mm with MSR

QWERTY over POS keyboard with touchpad

AKC114EQ

 

 

114 key Euro-QWERTY keyboard layout

293 x 187 mm without MSR
293 x 213 mm with MSR

Euro-QWERTY over POS keyboard

AKC098EQ

 

 

98 key Euro-QWERTY layout touchpad

293 x 187 mm without MSR
293 x 213 mm with MSR

Euro-QWERTY over POS keyboard with touchpad

AKC110

 

 

110 key QWERTY keyboard layout

293 x 187 mm without MSR
293 x 213 mm with MSR

POS over QWERTY keyboard

AKC127

 

 

127 key enhanced PC keyboard layout

388 x 165 mm without MSR
388 x 187 mm with MSR

Full sized POS keyboard

 

 

Matrix (X-Y) layout keyboards

 

Model / Type

Description / Dimensions

Layout

Datasheet

AKC048

 

 

48 key 8 x 6 matrix miniature keypad

159 x 144 mm without MSR
159 x 168 mm with MSR

48 key POS keyboard

AKC080

 

 

80 key keyboard in a 10 x 8 X-Y layout

198 x 180 mm

80 key POS keyboard

AKC090

 

 

90 key keyboard in a 15 x 6 X-Y layout

293 x 150 mm without MSR
293 x 176 mm with MSR

90 key POS keyboard

AKC120

 

 

120 keys in a 15 x 8 key layout

293 x 187 mm without MSR
293 x 213 mm with MSR

120 key POS keyboard

AKC104

 

 

104 key 15 x 8 matrix keyboard with touchpad

293 x 187 mm without MSR
293 x 213 mm with MSR

104 key POS keyboard with touchpad

 

 

Standard options for custom keyboard

 

Language variant keysCustom key legends

Through its history, Access has produced keyboards in every common language, in many regional languages and has provided many customer specified key graphics to represent certain key functions. In-house facilities provide two-shot moulded and laser-etched keys provide legends that will not wear out with use, while printed keys provide a lower cost alternative.

 

Programming with SoftProgKeyboard programming with SoftProg

Access programmable and custom keyboards can easily be programmed to perform a string of keystrokes with the press of a key or combination of keys.

 

To read more about programming with the SoftProg programming utility, click here .

 

Custom keyboard OCR MSRIntegrated OCR, MSR and smart card readers

A common enhancement to customised keyboard design is to integrate combinations of magnetic stripe readers (MSRs), optical character readers (OCRs) and smartcard readers into the keyboard. The integration of these devices in to the keyboard enhances workstation ergonomics, prevents the unwanted removal of peripherals, reduces desktop clutter and simplifies installation.

 

Custom keyboard touchpadGlide points, trackpoints and trackerballs

For applications where the use of an external mouse is not appropriate or required, or where desk space is scarce, a range of integrated mouse pointing devices in a custom keyboard is available. A range of touchpad, pointing stick or trackerball options is available.