Wednesday, September 1st 2010

Stealth.com Introduces a New Rugged Keyboard Built for Outdoor and Harsh Environments

Stealth.com Inc., a leading ISO 9001 manufacturer of industrial rugged computers and peripherals has released a new rugged, vandal resistant keyboard with built-in trackball mouse and adjustable backlit keys.

The Stealth model KYBX-400 series keyboard is an industrial grade keyboard with built-in optical trackball that is environmentally sealed to NEMA 4, 4X, IP65 specifications. This tough keyboard is housed in a rugged, vandal resistant, stainless steel enclosure that stands up to harsh, wet and dirty environments.

Stealth’s hardened keyboard features 71 full-travel polymer keys with silent tactile feedback for fast and accurate data input functionality. The 38mm optical trackball is sealed to IP65 specifications and offers an advanced resolution of 800DPI. Stealth's KYBX-400 series keyboard also features NVIS-compliant red adjustable backlighting, which makes this keyboard ideal for military, aviation or vehicle applications where night vision goggles are worn.

“The new KYBX-400 series keyboard compliments our existing rugged peripherals family of products with the introduction of adjustable illuminated keys and a precision trackball. The keyboard is encapsulated in durable stainless-steel providing an anti-corrosive protection that is ideally suited for dirty and wet environments”, remarked Ed Boutilier, CEO of Stealth.com Inc.

Main Features:
  • Environmentally Sealed NEMA 4, 4X, IP65
  • Rugged Stainless Steel, Vandal Resistant
  • NVIS-compliant Red Adjustable Backlighting
  • Built-in 800DPI Sealed Optical Trackball
  • 10 Million Actuations Expected life
  • 71 Full Travel, Tactile Laser Etched Keys
  • Includes 5.75' USB cable
  • Dimensions (W-D-H): 14.96" x 5.31" x 1.41" (380.0mm x 135mm x 36mm)
The Stealth industrial grade KYBX-400 series keyboard is ideal for applications including; process control, public space, in-vehicle computing, plant floor, interactive kiosks, control rooms, laboratories, warehousing and outdoor environments to name a few.

The Stealth model KYBX-400-DT-BL-TB-USB has a list price of $695.00 USD and is currently shipping from stock.
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13 Comments on Stealth.com Introduces a New Rugged Keyboard Built for Outdoor and Harsh Environments

#1
csendesmark
Wow!
I like this :)
but the backspace is too small
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#2
JATownes
This keyboard looks awesome, and is sealed from the weather, but $695??? :eek:
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#3
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
The Stealth model KYBX-400-DT-BL-TB-USB has a list price of $695.00 USD
Ouch. I could really use these here in the machine shop to keep them free of graphite dust, but I can get a lot of cheap replacement keyboards for $700.
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#4
toyo
As they said, these are especially made for the instant messenger needs of high-flying, amazingly-courageous fighter pilots. So you can see the reason behind the price, now...
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#5
scaminatrix
I love the look of it, shame about the tag.

by: toyo
the instant messenger needs of high-flying, amazingly-courageous fighter pilots.
PMSL :roll:
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#6
Phxprovost
Xtreme Refugee
Sorry but what exactly needs to be "sealed from weather" in a basic $10 PS/2 keyboard off ebay? Think only a fool would spend $700 on a keyboard
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#7
mdsx1950
The keyboard looks hardy enough to be used as a weapon :p
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#8
JATownes
by: mdsx1950
The keyboard looks hardy enough to be used as a weapon :p
Police: How did you stop this intruder *points to guy bleeding on the floor*
Owner: Well he scared me because he had a knife, so I grabbed my rugged keyboard and weilded it like a caveman's club, and blood didn't even get in the keys.

Marketing Department: Buy the new Rugged Stainless Steel, Vandal Resistant Home Defense Keyboard for $700 today, and defend your home from intruders. :D
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#9
naram-sin
Couple of months ago I was working with some people on development of shipboard computer for purposes of daily fishing reporting to central government. You can probably guess the severity of conditions these babies will operate in.

Well, this keyboard wouldn't stand a chance in our configuration, since the project specification required IP66 + IP67 standard to be met (needs to withstand submerging in 1m of seawater and still function properly).

And, although we had an adequate keyboard, superior to this one, it only cost us around $150.00 per keyboard and additional $470.00 of NRE costs, since we ordered specific keyboard layout. And our order was for only 100 PCS. So, $15,470.00 total.

I really don't get the price tag on this one... :wtf:
Maybe it's those shiny lights.. we had none on ours... :(

Btw, only universe in which I would give $700 for this keyboard is the one in which it kicks criminals' asses all by itself...
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#10
D4S4
by: JATownes
Marketing Department: Buy the new Rugged Stainless Steel, Vandal Resistant Home Defense Keyboard for $700 today, and defend your home from intruders. :D
sig material, right there

anyhow, i'd love all keyboards were at least crumble proof, i absolutely must eat behind my computer and then i lack letters in instant messaging :ohwell:
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#11
HillBeast
Yes, because I am regularly taking my desktop into the jungle and I get so angry when a lion steps on my keyboard. This will just solve all my woes.
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#12
JATownes
by: HillBeast
Yes, because I am regularly taking my desktop into the jungle and I get so angry when a lion steps on my keyboard. This will just solve all my woes.
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#13
3volvedcombat
Same keyboard used at borders for the shit pent systems to search for books.

Its ruged

Because those borders keyboards at the mall have been there for 3 years.

Everything still works, and there covered in all kinds of shit :laugh:
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