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Software-Configurable, Vandal-Resistant Keyboard With Encryption

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000035674D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Christopher, RJ Gonzalez, JF Gungl, K Miles, A [+details]

Abstract

Disclosed is a touch-sensitive "keyboard" that offers several advantages over traditional keyboards. A major application of this invention is as an input device on public-access systems. Significant advantages of this invention include: 1. User-programmable key layout 2. Vandal-resistant touch surface 3. Easy-to-manufacture, low-cost hardware 4. Onboard encryption of data