Programmable point of sale keyboards

Custom POS keyboard

Access offers retail point-of-sale keyboard design and manufacture for a wide range of retailers with its AKC range of compact programmable keyboards. With a large number of base models and options, the AKC range is designed to satisfy the majority of all retail EPOS keyboard applications based on its standard range of models and options.

 

There are many considerations when designing a keyboard such as the features to integrate, key top design, key programming, keyboard reliability and ergonomics, including designing for visual impairment.

 

In addition to the standard range, we offer modified standard and full-custom designs. Please contact us to discuss your requirement.

 

With over twenty years experience, we are proud to be associated with many of the retail industry's most respected names.

 

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Leading POS Keyboard Considerations

Compact size
In the point of sale environment space is at a premium. All our keyboards are designed to occupy the minimum counter space. With standard keyboards designs with as few as 48 keys, we offer some of the smallest keyboards available to retail customers.

 

Multi-function
Integrating functionality into the keyboard provides reduced counter clutter, simplified cabling and a tidier counter image. Our keyboards are available with a wide range of standard integration options including OCRs, MSRs, Smartcard readers, GlidePoints and trackerballs. Our biometric fingerprint reader option provides a more secure alternative to the typed password, user ID cards or tokens, which can be forgotten, lost or stolen.

 

Flexible

Thai language POS keyboardAccess provides a configuration service to customise keyboards with special key top layouts, key colours and legends. Our Windows configuration software enables users to design their own layouts. The colour-coding of keys and the use of double or quad keys with clear legends significantly improves the ease of use of a keyboard and reduces operator error. While we offer a number of standard colours, we can also produce customer-specified key colours, for example by matching corporate colours to reinforce the retailers brand.

 

Programmable
Our keyboards are fully programmable. Programming can be done by our technical staff or by customers using our free-to-use Windows SoftProg utility. Macros can be programmed into the keyboard so that they operate by a single key press and the keytop legend can identify the function. Once finalised, code settings can be downloaded into the keyboard's non-volatile memory.

 

Click here to read more on Access' free-to-use SoftProg programming utility

 

Reliable
Keyboard reliability is designed into every one of our products. Our standard key switches have gold contacts, a rated lifetime of over 50 million operations, and are mounted in a robust, shock-absorbing steel sub-frame. Two-shot molded keycaps are available for heavy-duty applications, where printed or lasered lettering is likely to wear.

 

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Colour contrast and design for users with sight disorder
Keyboard specifiers are becoming increasingly sensitive to the effect of keyboard design users with visual impairment or partial loss of sight. Colour contrast ratios of between 4.5:1 to 6:1 are typically quoted. We are able to determine the colour contrast for any combination of colours used on keys. Keys with a combination of blue and white lettering on a black background have proved to be very useful. The colour contrast ratio of white to black is measured at 11:1, while the blue to white is 6.7:1, significantly above common minimum thresholds. For further information, or for the colour contrast for a particular key and legend colour combination, please contact your nearest sales office.

 

Specialist POS Keyboards

 

 

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for duty free, bureau de change and car hire applications

 

Retail POS Keyboard Range

Two basic POS keyboard types exist: QWERTY-style and Matrix (X-Y)-style.

 

QWERTY Layout Keyboards

 

Model

Description / Dimensions

Layout

Datasheet

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AKC114


 

114 key 'QWERTY over POS' keyboard. Ideal for fashion and department stores where 'extra' QWERTY keys are not required.
293 x 187 mm without MSR
293 x 213 mm with MSR

QWERTY over POS keyboard QWERTY over POS keyboard
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AKC098


 

98 key 'QWERTY over POS' with touchpad. QWERTY keyboard with full-sized GlidePoint touchpad ideal for speciality & department stores.
293 x 187 mm without MSR
293 x 213 mm with MSR

QWERTY over POS keyboard with touchpad POS keyboard with touchpad
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AKC114EQ


 

114 key 'Euro-QWERTY over POS' keyboard. Full QWERTY layout with a row of keys above allowing any language variant to be accommodated.
293 x 187 mm without MSR
293 x 213 mm with MSR

Euro-QWERTY over POS keyboard QWERTY over POS keyboard
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AKC098EQ


 

98 key 'Euro-QWERTY over POS' & touchpad. A full-sized GlidePoint touchpad in addition to the features found on the AKC114EQ.
293 x 187 mm without MSR
293 x 213 mm with MSR

Euro-QWERTY over POS keyboard with touchpad Full size POS keyboard with Glidepoint
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AKC110

 

 

110 key 'POS over QWERTY' keyboard, an ideal layout for hotel reservation desks and car hire, where QWERTY data entry is primarily used.
293 x 187 mm without MSR
293 x 213 mm with MSR

POS over QWERTY keyboard POS over QWERTY keyboard
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AKC127

 

 

A compact enhanced PC keyboard with 127 programmable keys in a familiar full-size keyboard layout.
388 x 165 mm without MSR
388 x 187 mm with MSR

Full sized POS keyboard PC style POS keyboard
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Matrix (X-Y) Layout Keyboards

 

Model

Description / Dimensions

Layout

Datasheet

Image

AKC048


 

Our smallest programmable keypad with 48 keys in a 8 x 6 X-Y layout for use where space is at a premium.
159 x 144 mm without MSR
159 x 168 mm with MSR

48 key POS keyboard Matrix XY layout keyboard
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AKC080


 

A very compact 80 key keyboard in a 10 x 8 X-Y layout. Ideal for grocery and convenience store applications.
198 x 180 mm

80 key POS keyboard Matrix XY layout keyboard
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AKC090


 

A very compact 90 key keyboard in a 15 x 6 X-Y layout. A popular choice when alphanumeric and POS keys are required, but space is very restricted.
293 x 150 mm without MSR
293 x 176 mm with MSR

90 key POS keyboard Matrix XY layout keyboard
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AKC120


 

120 programmable keys in a 15 x 8 key layout. Suitable for general POS and forecourt applications which require more keys dedicated to POS functions.
293 x 187 mm without MSR
293 x 213 mm with MSR

120 key POS keyboard Matrix XY layout keyboard
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AKC104


 

A full-sized GlidePoint touchpad in addition to the features found on the AKC120. The touchpad replaces a traditional mouse, reducing counter top clutter and cabling.
293 x 187 mm without MSR
293 x 213 mm with MSR

104 key POS keyboard with touchpad Matrix XY layout keyboard with touchpad
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