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Rack Keyboard Tray/Display System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014079D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Brian Leonard Al Mignacci Bob Springer David Hill

Abstract

Disclosed is a device that combines a flat panel display and a space saving keyboard with cursor control for use in a rack environment. Designed to occupy a minimum of space, compared with the bulky standard CRT, this minimalistic presence is well suited to the confined dimensions of a rack environment. The major benefits of this device are the modularity, space savings, and ergonomic advantages. FIG 1 The device is comprised of a few major elements: sliding keyboard tray, space saving keyboard, flat panel monitor, and specialized monitor mount, see FIG 1. This device was designed to offer a variety of solutions to suit an array of needs. Alone the keyboard tray will support full size keyboards and a variety of space saving keyboards. When optimized with the IBM Space Saver keyboard, the device can be fitted through a specialized monitor mount with a 15" flat panel monitor. 1