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BOSaNOVA 5250 Keyboard, 122-key, Driverless, Black

Part Number: 8122b
Price: $125

The new 8122b BOSaNOVA 5250 Keyboard 122-key can be used with any PC or Thin Client connected to Microsoft Windows Terminal Server or Citrix. It is driverless, enabling it to be integrated smoothly in all operating systems. As a result, organizations can look forward to regaining the benefits of true terminal-style productivity.

BOS 5250 Keyboard in Black

A typical keyboard has only 101 keys (104 keys on a Windows keyboard), in sharp contrast to the 122 keys that were standard in the conventional midrange environment. For users of traditional non-programmable terminals who were used to the full set of 122 keys, moving to a PC or Thin Client can mean a big loss in production. Up to 36 new key combinations are required to perform tasks previously performed with single keystrokes on the traditional 122 key keyboards.

While the 122-key keyboard for PCs are nothing new, those keyboards required operating system-specific software drivers. Those software drivers are not just expensive but are also problematic, such as when a Terminal Server or Citrix implementation is used.

Although industry-standard PC/5250 122-key keyboards work well enough with a PC or Thin Client running embedded 5250-emulation software, they are not fully functional when the user attaches to Windows Terminal Server or Citrix. The keyboard, in these instances, functions only as a regular PC keyboard; typically the upper function keys do not work. The new BOSaNOVA 122-key keyboard, however, works perfectly in both PC and Thin Client environments.

  • Works flawlessly with both embedded and Citrix or Windows Terminal Server applications, since it also emulates 101-key keyboards

  • The BOS├óNOVA keyboard is driverless, enabling it to integrate smoothly into any operating system environment

  • Simple keyboard map files are available for import to industry-standard TN5250e emulations, such as IBM Client Access and BOS├óNOVA TCP/IP

  • Map files can be modified to work with any manufacturer's thin client

Just add the BOSaNOVA 5250 122-key Keyboard to your BOSaNOVA Thin Client order.


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