Electronic Keyboards, Inc.

"The Next Generation of Man - Machine Interface"

Operator's Manual

90 and 180 Position Matrix Touch (TM) Field Programmable Keyboard

Detects your finger electronically,

and gives you a Touch of Class

that will never wear out!

Featuring

Field Programmable - no software to load.

Field Changeable Overlay Dual Function - service and operator key patterns.

Selectable Sequence Lengths - 4, 8 and 16.

Keyboard to Keyboard Cloning - program one and clone the rest.

Optional Touch Pad - for cursor positioning

Multiple Keyboard Operation - up to 6 keyboards together

Table of Contents

Section 1. Introduction

Section 2. Specifications

Section 3. Packing List/Parts List

Section 4. Keyboard Installation

Section 4.1. Surface Mounting

Section 4.2. Flush Mounting

Section 5. Feature Selection

Section 5.1 Set Sequence - Test

Section 5.2 Program Mode

Section 5.3 Audible Response Enable

Section 5.4 Key Repeat Enable

Section 5.5 Keyboard To Keyboard Cloning

Section 5.6 20 Keypad Enable

Section 5.7 Slave Mode Enable

Section 5.8 Dual Overlay Enable

Section 6. Field Changeable Overlay

Section 7. LED Status Indicator Positions

Section 8. Power Requirements and Connections

Section 8.1 12 VAC 7 8.2 5 VDC

Section 8.2 5 VDC

Section 8.3 Ps2 Powered

Section 9. Type of Connections

Section 9.1 Power Connector J3

Section 9.2 Ps2 Connector J4

Section 10. Keys Not Supported

Section 11. Key Code Set

Section 12. FCC Requirement

Section 1. Introduction

Congratulations! You have just purchased a quality Matrix Touch (TM) keyboard designed for many years of use as an input device. Your new Matrix Touch (TM) keyboard has built in switch selectable features that makes interfacing to your application easier and quicker. The Matrix Touch (TM) keyboard has a PS2 output that plugs into a Din six pin connector. A RS-232/422 output can be configured at the factory, if RS-232/422 output only then a 5 VDC at 100 mAmps is required, if RS-232/422 used with a PS2 output then no power supply is needed. There is a configuration switch on the rear of the keyboard that sets the following features: Audible response enable gives the user the option of hearing (beep) a touch position being touched; Keypad enable allows a 20 position keypad (90 position only) to be overlaid over the right portion of the keyboard. The keys are the same as the keys when num-lock is toggled on a standard 101 type of keyboard. In order to use this feature the proper overlay must be installed at the factory, not available on 180 position keyboard; Option key switch is fitted and outputs as standard ctrl-0 (zero) when off, and a ctrl+1(one) when on; An optional touch pad can be factory installed for cursor positioning; Programming, cloning and number of key sequence switches; and Dual overlay switch. The dual overlay must be programmed at factory, and is sent with a standard key pattern as standard. By having switch selectable features there is no need for batteries or other electronic storage devices. The configuration is checked by the microprocessor every 50 milliseconds, so even if a reset or power outage occurs the configuration will not change. This simplistic approach allows for a rugged keyboard for the industrial and commercial markets.

There are two small bumps on the top front surface of the keyboard. If you touch them with your right and left thumb it will align your index fingers with the J and F on the keyboard. To be used as a point reference when touch typing.

The rugged .080 thick molded polycarbonate housing has been industrially designed to be user friendly. It can be either surface mounted or flush mounted, and to fit all applications requiring keyboards. The housing is coated with a hard coat to protect it from perspiration and other chemicals, hose down and other NEMA 4 requirements, scratches, and UV. A separate color coordinated ABS molded bezel (90 position, 180 bezel is epoxy coated metal) is used when the keyboard is surface mounted or used standalone, and comes standard in either beige, gray or black to match customer needs. The Matrix Touch (TM) keyboard is designed with state of the art components and made in the USA by Electronic Keyboards, Inc., a company with over thirty years of experience in designing quality products for the industrial and commercial markets.

Section 2. Specifications

The 90 position keyboard is 5.75 inches deep, 11.75 inches wide, and 1.03 inch thick. It weighs 16 ounces. The total key text area is 3.75x9.75 inches. If mounted with supplied gasket the keyboard is sealed to NEMA 4. The 180 position flush mount keyboard is 10.00 inches deep, 11.75 inches wide, and 1.03 inch thick. It weighs 31 ounces. The total key text area is 7.50x9.75 inches. If flush mounted with supplied gasket the keyboard is sealed to NEMA 4. The 180 position surface mounted or standalone keyboard is 11.50 inches deep, and 12.00 inches wide, and 1.125 thick. The 180 position is wash down from the top, and although the rear is covered it is not sealed to NEMA 4. The power requirements are 5 VDC @ 30 ma as standard, with RS-232/422 100 mAmps, or 12 VAC @ 50 ma special order. Touch positions are rated at 30 million per year. Operating temperature -40C to +85C. RH 95% non-condensing

Section 3. Packing List/Parts List

1. Matrix Touch (TM) Keyboard 2. Matrix Touch (TM) Manual 3. Mounting Gasket (not sent with standalone keyboard models).

Section 4. Keyboard Installation

The Matrix Touch (TM) keyboard can be mounted either to the surface of an enclosure or wall, or be flush mounted through an enclosure panel. The Mounting Gasket supplied fits both applications.

Section 4.1 Surface Mounting

By using the supplied Mounting Gasket holes can be transferred to the mounting surface. A one (1.00) inch hole should be punched at the position of the input and output connectors that fit the application. Or a cutout that matches the inside size of the Mounting Gasket can be made. The eight (8) inserts in the keyboard housing are for 8-32 screws. Eight .187 inch diameter holes should be punched in the mounting surface to accept a screw in these inserts. At no time is it necessary to remove the keyboard rear cover. Removing this cover VOIDS the warranty. Use EKI-018 drawing for mounting hole locations for the 90 position, and EKI-153 for mounting hole locations for the 180 position.

Section 4.2 Flush Mounting

To flush or through panel mount the Matrix Touch (TM) keyboard a cutout and hole placement as shown on EKI-018 drawing should be used for the 90 position, and EKI-018 and EKI-152 for the 180 position. The same gasket is used whether the mounting is to be Surface or Flush. When flush mounting the keyboard to a panel eight (8) 4-40 flush head standand-offs from Penn Engineering and Mfg. (PEM) can be used, part number BSO4-440-10. 4-40x7/8 screws are then used to secure the keyboard to the panel from the rear. This type of installation gives a completely flush look. In applications where a screw head showing on the exterior of the panel does not deter from the aesthetics of the installation eight (8) 8-32 screws can be installed from the front side of the panel through .187 inch diameter holes.

Section 5. Feature Selection

The switches to activate selectable features of the Matrix Touch (TM) Keyboard are exposed through the rear cover of the keyboard. They are numbered 1 through 8, and can either be on or off. This switch is marked SW1 Note switches 5 and 6 on the 180 are for factory test only and no customer feature.

Section 5.1 Set Sequence - Test

Switch 1 has dual use; it is used to select a number of keys in a programmed sequence, or for factory testing. Normal position of the switch is off. If switched on prior to booting any key being touched once and then the program (Prog) will allow for four key sequences to be programmed, total for the 90 position is 89, and for the 180 position is 179. If any other key is touched twice and then the prog key will allow eight key sequences to be programmed, total for the 90 position is 89, and for the 180 position is 128. If any other key is touched trice then the prog key will allow for sixteen key sequences to be programmed, total for the 90 and the 180 position is 64, control keys such as ctrl, shift and alt are counted as keys in the sequence. The prog key location cannot be programmed. If switch one is off when booted the prior number will be allowed to be programmed, or if never set the default number of eight will be allowed. If you try to program a location beyond the maximum allowed for that length of sequence the Prog LED will flash. When switch one is on a "S" can be sent from a terminal via the RS-232 link and the on count, off count and difference of each finger detector pair is output to the terminal. When testing with switch one on boot then one touch of the prog key will set the default eight key sequence.

Section 5.2 Program Mode

Switch 2 is used to set program mode. The normal position is off, when on allows programming. Switch 2 can be selected at any time. To program a location, switch 2 must be on, then the next key touched is the address to be programmed, then touch the key sequence, then touch the Prog key to save sequence. To turn off a location, touch the location and then the Prog key. To erase a location, touch the location and the Prog key twice - Note it is always best when reprogramming a location to erase the location to avoid leaving unwanted keys in that location. You can do multiple locations at one time, i.e. 1st key - touch location, touch sequence, touch Prog, 2nd key - touch location, sequence, Prog... etc. but if you get out of sequence simply turn switch 2 off and on and start again. Note - the Prog key location cannot be programmed. Also see Section 6 for Field Changeable Overlay, they can be made by the customer to match their newly programmed keyboard.

Section 5.3 Audible Response Enable

An audible response is given for a valid touch of a key text location when switch three (3) is on. Keys that do not show an output do not respond, i.e. ctrl, alt, shift, etc.

Section 5.4 Key Repeat Enable

Switch 4 on the 90 position keyboard enables key repeat when in the on position. This function is not available on the 180 position unless custom programmed at the factory.

Section 5.5 Keyboard to Keyboard Cloning

Switch 5 on the 90 position keyboard and switch 4 on the 180 position keyboard allow cloning one keyboard to another. To clone a second keyboard first a keyboard must be programmed to the desired key sequences. The keyboard that is going to be cloned needs to be plugged into a host PC. A serial cable is plugged between the two keyboards. The cloning switch is turned on, on both keyboards. Then touch the Prog key first keyboard. The Prog LED on the second keyboard will come on, when cloning is complete the receiving keyboard flashes the Prog LED until the cloning switch is turned off. The first keyboard will flash the Prog LED 10 times then stop, waiting for another keyboard to be cloned. When complete the cloning switch is turned off.

Section 5.6 20 Keypad Enable

20 Position enable switch is switch 6, this option is only available on the 90 position keyboard. When in the on position the 20 position keypad that is superimposed, or mapped, over the right side of the keyboard is disabled. The operation of the 20 position keypad is similar to Num-Lock, so that is the term that will be used to describe the feature.

Section 5.7 Slave Mode Enable

To allow the 90 and 180 position keyboards to be used with regular keyboards switch 7 when on will stop the keyboard from communicating with the host PC. This feature is used when an application needs a standard layout keyboard be used and a programmable keyboard at the same time. EKI's 6IPPA will allow up to six programmable keyboards to be used with one host PC, and a seventh standard keyboard.

Section 5.8 Dual Overlay Enable

In applications where a custom key text overlay is installed on the keyboard switch 8 is used to switch between the custom overlay and a standard overlay programmed into the keyboard. This is useful when the custom overlay only has the needed keys to operate a process, machine, or retail requirement, and a service person wants to have full access to the PC operating system. It can also be used to give sequences for keys, i.e. the P key is programmed for a phone number that is commonly inserted in text that a person types, or the number keys are programmed with part numbers that are commonly inserted in data fields in an application. To retrieve these sequences when needed the sequence would be - switch 8 would be on, an operator would be typing in a standard text pattern second overlay, and then touch Prog, then touch the P key, and the phone number would be output to the display or program, then if the P key is touched again the P would again be outputted to the display.

Section 6.0 Field Changeable Overlay

Keyboards are shipped with a permanent key text overlay. This overlay can be custom or a more standard overlay design. By using pdf or tif files supplied by EKI a customer can make up a color custom overlay, then print it out on Avery part number 6465 (tm), add a clear adhesive backed plastic protective layer, obtained from EKI or a local art dealer, then shear to size, and apply over the permanent overlay. The Avery label has removable adhesive so they can be changed over and over.

The 90 position Matrix Touch (TM) keyboard can have up to three (3) LED status positions. The graphic overlay can be made to expose any or all of these positions. They are normally used for ON, caps lock and num lock. The 180 position Matrix Touch (TM) keyboard can have two LED status positions. The graphic overlay can be made to expose either or both of these positions. They are normally used for ON and caps lock.

Section 7.0 LED Status Indicator Positions

The 90 position Matrix Touch (tm) keyboard can have up to three LED status positions. The graphic overlay can be made to expose any or all of these positions. They are normally used for ON, caps lock and num lock. The 180 position Matrix Touch (tm) keyboard can have two LED status positions. The graphic overlay can be made to expose either or both of these positions. They are normally used for ON and caps lock.

Section 8. Power Requirements and Connections

The Matrix Touch (TM) keyboard can be powered by either the Ps2 keyboard port, 12 VAC at 100 ma or 5 VDC at 30 ma. When being powered by 12 VAC an internal regulator maintains a 5 VDC to operate the keyboard. If the keyboard is being power by an external +5 VDC then consult the factory for connection details.

Section 8.1 12 VAC

When the keyboard is to be powered by a 12 VAC source, connector J3 pins 9 and 10 are used for the input. It is recommend if the customer is not using a transformer from EKI that their 12 VAC transformer should be 500 ma or more. If a ground is needed it should be connected to J3 pin 7.

Section 8.2 5 VDC

When the keyboard is powered by a +5 VDC the ground should be connected to J3 pin 7, and the +5 VDC connected to J3 pin 8. The available DC current should be 250 ma or more.

Section 8.3 Ps2 Powered

When the keyboard is powered by a 6 pin DIN connector and is plugged into the Ps2 keyboard port no other power is required.

Section 9.0 Type of Connections

When the keyboard does not come with a Ps2 cable and socket all connections are made through .025x.025 dual row 10 position female connectors. With the use of standard male pin headers with .25-.31 inches (6-8mm) for the customer side, and .45-.60 inches (12-15mm) for the keyboard side, not supplied, connections are made to the customers' female connectors. Internal male pin headers can be factory loaded as an option.

Section 9.1 Power Connector

J3 is the power input connection. J3 is located in the middle of the left side on the rear of the keyboard. Viewing J3 with the J3 to the right, pin 1 is to the lower right, pin 5 is to the lower left, pin 6 is to the upper left, and pin 10 is to the upper right. Pin - 1 factory test Pin - 6 factory test Pin - 2 factory test Pin - 7 is Logic Ground Pin - 3 factory test Pin - 8 is Plus 5 VDC Pin - 4 factory test . Pin - 9 is 12 VAC Pin - 5 factory test Pin - 10 is 12 VAC

Section 9.2 Ps2 Connector

J4 is the Ps2 interface connection. J4 is located in the lower left side on the rear of the keyboard. The same connector is used for Ps2 keyboard and Touch Track (TM). Viewing J4 with the J4 to the right, pin 1 is to the lower right, pin 5 is to the lower left, pin 6 is to the upper left, and pin 10 is to the upper right. The top side of the connector is marked "Mouse" and the lower side is marked "Keyboard". A separate Ps2 cable is needed to connect to the Ps2 keyboard port and the Ps2 mouse port, and they are interchangeable. A standard Ps2 keyboard comes with four (4) male pins in each position, if these eight (8) pins are not protruding from the keyboard then the keyboard is non-standard and connections should be made as shown below. Ps2 Connector Pins, Matrix Touch Pins looking into the cable connector. Pin - 1 is Keyboard Clock 5 Pin - 2 is Keyboard Data 1 Pin - 3 is Keyboard Ground 3 Pin - 4 is Plus 5 VDC Input 4 Pin - 5 is Keyboard Shield Pin - 6 is Touch Track Clock 5 Pin - 7 is Touch Track Data 1 Pin - 8 is Touch Track Ground 3 Pin - 9 is Plus 5 VDC Input 4 Pin - 10 is Touch Track Shield

Section 10.0 Keys Not Supported

Although all keys of a standard keyboard can be supported, some are not supported as standard. The following is a list of EKI's non-standard keys:

Pause, Print Screen, Sys Request, Scroll Lock and Break. As a non-standard these keys can be mapped over another location, like on a kiosk keyboard when the "F" keys are not generally used they can be added to the overlay in those areas. Key Sequences not supported - The "shifted" and "num lock on" key sequences using Insert, Home, Page Up, Page Down, Delete, End, or the Arrow keys. Example - Shift/Up Arrow, or Shift/Home, and Num Lock/Down Arrow. As a non-standard these key sequences can be added if a customer requests.

Section 11.0 Key Code Set

The keyboard uses Ps2 keycodes from scan code two (2). If the keyboard is plugged into the older scan code one (1) type computers the keyboard will acknowledge back to the computer (after a F0) that it is a scan code two keyboard, in most cases this will cause an error to be displayed on the monitor. If a customer needs scan code one (1) it can be provided as an option. Ps2 commands from the computer that the keyboards answers with the standard protocol are: FF (reset); ED (set/reset status indicators); EE (echo); F0 (select alternate scan codes); F2 (read ID); and FE (resend). The remainder of the command set is received and acknowledged but no action is taken.

Section 12.0 FCC Requirement

Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

-Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. -Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. -Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. -Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

EKI Limited Warranty We warrant that if this EKI product distributed by EKI and purchased by you, proves to be defective in material or workmanship, we will provide without charge, for one (1) year, the labor and parts necessary to remedy any such defect. This warranty period will start on the date of purchase by the original retail customer, if the product has not been tampered with. The duration of any implied warranty, or merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or otherwise, on this product shall be limited to this duration of the applicable express warranty set forth above. In no event shall we be liable for any loss, inconvenience of damage whether direct, incidental, consequential or otherwise resulting from breach of any express of implied warranty, or merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or otherwise with respect to this product, except as set forth herein. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts and some states do not allow the exclusion of limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusion may not apply to you. During the applicable warranty period when we, EKI, provide without charge, parts or labor necessary to remedy defects in your product, all warranty inspections must be performed and parts obtained, at an EKI, authorized service station. To obtain service under this warranty, you must present or send your EKI product with a copy of the retail seller's original bill of sale, your charge or credit receipt, or other satisfactory proof of the date of original retail purchase of the product, to any of the EKI authorized service stations. Any postage, insurance and shipping cost incurred in presenting or sending your EKI product for service is your responsibility. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights that vary from state to state. This publication is copyrighted 2004 Electronic Keyboards, Inc. EKI reserves the right to revise and improve its products. This publication describes the state of this product at the time of publication, and may not reflect the product at all times in the future. This product is protected by one or more of the following U.S. Patents, Bowen, 5,378,069 - 5,577,848 - 5,605,406 - 5,707,160 - 5,785,439.


Operator's Manual

83 Position Matrix Touch (TM) Keyboard

Detects your finger electronically,

and gives you a Touch of Class that will never wear out!

Featuring

Touch Track (TM) puts your finger in Control of your Cursor

Enhanced 83 can give you the flexibility of a 101 keyboard


EKI Limited Warranty

We warrant that if this EKI product distributed by EKI and purchased by you proves to be defective in material or workmanship, we will provide without charge, for one (1) year, the labor and parts necessary to remedy any such defect. This warranty period will start on the date of purchase by the original retail customer, if the product has not been tampered with. The duration of any implied warranty, or merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or otherwise, on this product shall be limited to this duration of the applicable express warranty set forth above. In no event shall we be liable for any loss, inconvenience of damage whether direct, incidental, consequential or otherwise resulting from breach of any express of implied warranty, or merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or otherwise with respect to this product, except as set forth herein. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts and some states do not allow the exclusion of limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusion may not apply to you. During the applicable warranty period when we, EKI, provide without charge, parts or labor necessary to remedy defects in your product, all warranty inspections must be performed and parts obtained, at an EKI, authorized service station. To obtain service under this warranty, you must present or send your EKI product with a copy of the retail seller's original bill of sale, your charge or credit receipt, or other satisfactory proof of the date of original retail purchase of the product, to any of the EKI authorized service stations. Any postage, insurance and shipping cost incurred in presenting or sending your EKI product for service is your responsibility. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights that vary from state to state.

This publication is copyrighted 1999 Electronic Keyboards, Inc. EKI reserves the right to revise and improve its products. This publication describes the state of this product at the time of publication, and may not reflect the product at all times in the future. This product is protected by one or more of the following U.S. Patents, Bowen, 5,378,069 - 5,577,848 - 5,605,406 - 5,707,160 - 5,785,439.


Table of Contents

Section 1. Introduction

Section 2. Specifications

Section 3. Packing List/Parts List

Section 4. Keyboard Installation

4.1 Surface Mounting

4.2 Flush Mounting

Section 5. Feature Selection

5.1 Touch Track (TM)

5.2 Audible Response Enable

5.3 20 Keypad Enable

Section 6. Power Requirements and Connections

6.1 12 VAC 5 6.2 5 VDC

6.3 Ps2 Powered

Section 7. Type of Connections

7.1 Power Connector J3

7.2 Ps2 Connector J4

Section 8. LED Status Indicator Positions

Section 9. Keys Not Supported

Section 10. Key Code Set

Section 11. FCC Requirement


Section 1. Introduction

Congratulations! You have just purchased a quality Matrix Touch (TM) keyboard designed for many years of use as an input device. Your new Matrix Touch (TM) keyboard has built in switch selectable features that makes interfacing to your application easier and quicker. The Matrix Touch (TM) keyboard has a Ps2 output that plugs into a Din six-pin connector. There is a configuration switch on the rear of the keyboard that sets up the type of power input and enables the following features: Audible response enable gives the user the option of hearing a touch position being touched; Keypad enable allows a 20 position keypad to be overlaid over the right portion of the keyboard. The keys are the same as the keys when num-lock is toggled on a standard 101 type of keyboard. In order to us this feature the proper overlay must be installed at the factory; and Touch Track (TM) enable allow for a joy stick type cursor positioning. If the keyboard is fitted with the proper overlay to use this feature then there is a red touch position to the upper left of the "J" key. By having switch selectable features there is no need for batteries or other electronic storage devices. The configuration is checked by the microprocessor every 50 milliseconds, so even if a reset or power outage occurs the configuration will not change. This simplistic approach allows for a rugged keyboard for the industrial and commercial markets. When a keyboard with Touch Track (TM) and/or the 20 position keypad is shown on your overlay there is a timed reset feature. If a user does not use the keyboard for a period of five (5) minutes while in Touch Track (TM) or the 20 position keypad the keyboard will reset to the 83 keyboard operation.

The rugged .080 thick molded polycarbonate housing has been industrially designed to be user friendly. It can be either surface mounted or flush mounted, and to fit all applications requiring keyboards. The housing is coated with a hard coat to protect it from perspiration and other chemicals, hose down and other NEMA 4 requirements, scratches, and UV. A separate color coordinated ABS molded bezel is used when the keyboard is surface mounted or used free standing, and comes standard in either beige, gray or black to match customer needs. The Matrix Touch (TM) keyboard is designed with state of the art components and made in the USA by Electronic Keyboards, Inc., a company with over thirty years of experience in designing quality products for the industrial and commercial markets.


Section 2. Specifications

The keyboard is 5.75 inches wide, 11.75 inches long and 1.03 inch thick. It weights 16 ounces. The total key text area is 3.75x9.75 inches. The power requirements are 5 VDC @ 90 ma as standard or 12 VAC @ 150 ma special order to be used with comms outputs. If mounted with supplied gasket the keyboard is sealed to NEMA 4.


Section 3. Packing List/Parts List

1. Matrix Touch (TM) Keyboard

2. Matrix Touch (TM) Manual

3. Mounting Gasket


Section 4. Keyboard Installation

The Matrix Touch (TM) keyboard can be mounted either to the surface of an enclosure or wall, or be flush mounted through an enclosure panel. The Mounting Gasket supplied fits both applications.

Section 4.1 Surface Mounting

By using the supplied Mounting Gasket holes can be transferred to the mounting surface. A one (1.00) inch hole should be punched at the position of the input and output connectors that fit the application. Or a cutout that matches the inside size of the Mounting Gasket can be made. The eight (8) inserts in the keyboard housing are for 8-32 screws. Eight .187 inch diameter holes should be punched in the mounting surface to accept a screw in these inserts. At no time is it necessary to remove the keyboard rear cover. Removing this cover VOIDS the warranty. For mounting hole locations see EKI-018 drawing for details.

Section 4.2 Flush Mounting

To flush or through panel mount the Matrix Touch (TM) keyboard a cutout and hole placement as shown on EKI-018 drawing should be used. The same gasket is used whether the mounting is to be Surface or Flush. When flush mounting the keyboard to a panel eight (8) 6-32 flush head studs from Penn Engineering and Mfg. (PEM) can be used, part number FH-632-20. Nuts are then used to secure the keyboard to the panel. This type of installation gives a completely flush look. In applications where a screw head showing on the exterior of the panel does not deter from the aesthetics of the installation eight (8) 8-32 screws can be installed from the front side of the panel through .187 inch diameter holes.


Section 5. Feature Selection

The switches to activate selectable features of the Matrix Touch (TM) Keyboard are exposed through the rear cover of the keyboard. They are numbered 1 through 8, and can either be on or off. This switch is marked SW1

Section 5.1 Touch Track (TM)

Touch Track enable switch is switch 4. When in the on position Touch Track is disabled. Touch Track is similar to a joy stick type of cursor positioning device in as much as the cursor does not move relative to your finger, it moves in the direction that you direct it to. There is two speeds of movement. There is an inner speed near the red dot, and then as you move out there is a faster speed. If switch 4 is enabled you can touch the Mouse Enable key on the lower left side of the keyboard to toggle between the keyboard function and Touch Track. When Touch Track is toggled you place your finger on the red dot that is the home position and no movement will occur. To start the cursor moving you move your finger in the desired direction. By tapping the red dot a single click is given, and tapping it twice gives a double click. There are two keys in the lower right of the keyboard marked with their function, LB is left button, and RB is right button. The left button can be used the same as a left button on a mouse for single clicking or double clicking. Also on the lower left of the keyboard the is a key marked Drag. By placing the cursor on an object, and then touching Drag, then placing your finger back on the red dot you can drag the object to a new location, and then raise your finger and the object is placed. The Drag key does not have to be touched except to start the draging process.

Section 5.2 Audible Response Enable

An audible response is given for a valid touch of a key text location when switch five (5) is off.

Section 5.3 20 Keypad Enable

20 Position enable switch is switch 6. When in the on position the 20 position keypad that is superimposed, or mapped, over the right side of the keyboard is disabled. The operation of the 20 position keypad is similar to Num-Lock, so that is the term that will be used to describe the feature.


Section 6. Power Requirements and Connections

The Matrix Touch (TM) keyboard can be powered by either the Ps2 keyboard port, 12 VAC at 150 ma or 5 VDC at 90 ma. When being powered by 12 VAC an internal regulator maintains a 5 VDC to operate the keyboard. If the keyboard is being power by an external +5 VDC then switch eight (8) must be turned off so the internal regulator output is not powered.

Section 6.1 12 VAC

When the keyboard is to be powered by a 12 VAC source, connector J3 pins 9 and 10 are used for the input. Switch eight (8) must be on. It is recommended if the customer is not using a transformer from EKI that their 12 VAC transformer should be 500 ma or more. If a ground is needed it should be connected to J3 pin 7.

Section 6.2 5 VDC

When the keyboard is powered by a +5 VDC the ground should be connected to J3 pin 7, and the +5 VDC connected to J3 pin 8. Switch eight (8) must be turned off. The available DC current should be 250 ma or more.

Section 6.3 Ps2 Powered

When the keyboard is powered by a 6 pin DIN connector and is plugged into the Ps2 keyboard port no other power is required.


Section 7. Type of Connections

When the keyboard does not come with a Ps2 cable and socket all connections are made through .025x.025 dual row 10 position female connectors. With the use of standard male pin headers with .25-.31 inches (6-8mm) for the customer side, and .45-.60 inches (12-15mm) for the keyboard side, not supplied, connections are made to the customer's female connectors. Internal male pin headers can be factory loaded as an option.

Section 7.1 Power Connector

J3 is the power input connection. J3 is located in the middle of the left side on the rear of the keyboard. Viewing J3 with the J3 to the right, pin 1 is to the lower right, pin 5 is to the lower left, pin 6 is to the upper left, and pin 10 is to the upper right. Pin - 1 factory test Pin - 6 factory test Pin - 2 factory test Pin - 7 is Logic Ground Pin - 3 factory test Pin - 8 is Plus 5 VDC Pin - 4 is Reset with a logic low. Pin - 9 is 12 VAC Pin - 5 factory test Pin - 10 is 12 VAC

Section 7.2 Ps2 Connector

J4 is the Ps2 interface connection. J4 is located in the lower left side on the rear of the keyboard. The same connector is used for Ps2 keyboard and Touch Track (TM). Viewing J4 with the J4 to the right, pin 1 is to the lower right, pin 5 is to the lower left, pin 6 is to the upper left, and pin 10 is to the upper right. The topside of the connector is marked "Mouse" and the lower side is marked "Keyboard". A separate Ps2 cable is needed to connect to the Ps2 keyboard port and the Ps2 mouse port, and they are interchangeable. A standard Ps2 keyboard comes with four (4) male pins in each position, if these eight (8) pins are not protruding from the keyboard then the keyboard is non-standard and connections should be made as shown below. Ps2 Connector Pins, Matrix Touch Pins looking into the cable connector. Pin - 1 is Keyboard Clock 5 Pin - 2 is Keyboard Data 1 Pin - 3 is Keyboard Ground 3 Pin - 4 is Plus 5 VDC Input 4 Pin - 5 is Keyboard Shield Pin - 6 is Touch Track Clock 5 Pin - 7 is Touch Track Data 1 Pin - 8 is Touch Track Ground 3 Pin - 9 is Plus 5 VDC Input 4 Pin - 10 is Touch Track Shield


Section 8. LED Status Indicator Positions

The 83 position Matrix Touch (TM) keyboard can have up to four (4) LED status positions. The graphic overlay can be made to expose any or all of these positions.

Position one (1) is the "ON" LED, and is always on if the overlay has it exposed.

Position two (2), Caps Lock, is exposed if an overlay has a caps lock key position. If caps lock is not needed then that LED can be used for another key to show a state for that key, this would need to be programmed in with the custom overlay.

Position three (3) is shared between three functions depending on the customer's overlay. The key position is located in the lower left of the keyboard next to Ctrl.

When the keyboard is only an 83 position keyboard, then it is named Scroll Lock.

When the keyboard has the 20 position keypad mapped over the right side of the keyboard keys, then it is named Num Lock. It then toggles the keyboard between a standard num lock 20 position keypad and the 83 position keyboard, the LED in position four (4) will turn on, and is located in the upper left key of the 20 position keypad.

When the keyboard has Touch Track (TM) and not the 20 position keypad that same key, now named Mouse Enable, toggles between Touch Track (TM) and the 83 position keyboard. When the keyboard has Touch Track (TM) and the 20 position keypad the key is used to enable Touch Track (TM), then the upper left key of the 20 position keypad toggles into the 20 position keypad, and the LED in position four (4) will come on.

After using Touch Track (TM) or the 20 position keypad, either the Mouse Enable key or the upper left key of the 20 position keypad can be used to reset the keyboard to an 83 position keyboard.

If the keyboard is not being used for five (5) minutes and it was left in either Touch Track (TM) or the 20 position keypad, it will reset to the 83 position keyboard.


Section 9. Keys Not Supported

Although all keys of a standard keyboard can be supported, some are not supported as standard. The following is a list of EKI's non-standard keys:

Scroll Lock - is not supported when Touch Track or the 20 position keypad can be enabled.

Pause, Print Screen, Sys Request, and Break. As a non-standard these keys can be mapped over another location, like on a kiosk keyboard when the "F" keys are not generally used they can be added to the overlay in those areas.

Key Sequences not supported - The "shifted" and "num lock on" key sequences using Insert, Home, Page Up, Page Down, Delete, End, or the Arrow keys. Example - Shift/Up Arrow, or Shift/Home, and NumLock/Down Arrow. As a non-standard these key sequences can be added if a customer requests.


Section 10. Key Code Set

The keyboard uses Ps2 key codes from scan code two (2). If the keyboard is plugged into the older scan code one (1) type computers the keyboard will acknowledge back to the computer (after a F0) that it is a scan code two keyboard, in most cases this will cause an error to be displayed on the monitor. If a customer needs scan code one (1) it can be provided as an option. Ps2 commands from the computer that the keyboards answers with the standard protocol are: FF (reset); ED (set/reset status indicators); EE (echo); F0 (select alternate scan codes); F2 (read ID); and FE (resend). The remainder of the command set is received and acknowledged but no action is taken.


Section 11. FCC Requirement

Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy, and if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

-Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. -Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. -Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. -Consult the dealer or experienced radio/TV technicians for help.

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Frequently Ask Questions

Configurations - Each of the four basic 83 position keyboards can have three basic configurations. On keyboards with custom overlays some of the configurations are may not available. All configurations use the same keyboard with the external config switches set for a given configuration. The key text overlay tells you what configuration the keyboard is set for. They are standard 83 PKB-XX, no toggle positions, 83 PKB-XX-TT can be toggled into Touch Track (mouse), 83 PKB-XX-N can be toggled into NumLock (20 positions mapped over the right side of the keyboard), and 83 PKB-XX-TT-N which can be toggled into either Touch Track or NumLock. All cost the same.

Touch Track - The Operators Manual above has the operation of Touch Track, and the rest. If you have small icons that a user needs to click on, some have found Touch Track to be a challenge, but like two demo kiosks in Asia with icons 12mm to 25mm square, they love it. Plus it dosen't cost anymore and it's one unit. Touch Track is like a joy stick, it's not how far you move your finger as with a mouse, it's what direction you point in. It has two speeds fast for traversing the display, and slow for placing the cursor over the icon. You stop movement by raising your finger or moving it back to the red dot, you can tap the red dot for a click or double click. There is also a separate left and right button, and drag.

Custom Overlays - You can have a custom key text layout for different numbers of keys, colors, large keys, hot keys, logo's, in the left side bar you can click on "industrial" or "kiosks" under the "Keyboards:" heading to see some that we've done for others. There is a one time NRE for a custom layout. If you will give us a FAX number we will fax you a copy of our overlay template drawing. You can then write in your key text, the size of the keys, and colors, then fax it back to, in the USA 540-622-6860 and we'll give you a quote.

Most kiosk applications do not have the "F" keys or the Ctrl and Alt keys. If you're only going to have a few "F" keys you might want to make the text on the key say what the function is, or a hot key. I you will have a service person that needs all the keys, the keys you don't want the user to have access to could be marked as a star, a color dot, a graphic, so the user won't know what thay are but the service person will. Or the service person can have a "service overlay" that has all the keys that he places over the user overlay when in service. There can also be an access code to let your computer allow all keys to a person knowing the access code.

Mounting - In most kiosk applications the keyboard is mounted from the rear through a cutout. In most industrial applications the keyboard is mounted from the top. In some industrial and some military applications the keyboard is mounted from the rear with screws from the front. The drawing below shows the three mounting methods. We will be glad to e-mail an AutoCAD .dwg, .dxf file or FAX you a copy of this drawing.

180 PKB Mounting

180 Keyboard Mounting

83 and 90 PKB Mounting

20 PKB, 35 PKB and IM 1013 Mounting

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