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Field Upgradable Electronic Keyboard Identification

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000054849D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Aaron, RT McKinney, JD [+details]

Abstract

An electronic keyboard is provided with service personnel changeable key modules which are utilized to identify the type of keyboard employed and the features available on the machine utilized with the keyboard. When either the type of keyboard or the features utilized are changed, a simple change may be made to the keyboard modules in order to provide the logic system of the machine with new identification information defining the keyboard utilized and features incorporated.