The Green Sheet Online Edition
November 26, 2007 • Issue 07:11:02
A cherry of a keyboard
A Qwerty keyboard is the standard keyboard in use today. Qwerty simply stands for the first six letters on the
upper left hand row of your keyboard. The LPOS in the Cherry line is what gives distinction to Cherry's new
The Cherry LPOS Qwerty keyboard, distributed by BlueStar, has all the functionality of a POS keyboard with
the added value of a commercial keyboard, according to Cherry.
The Cherry LPOS is multifunctional, with enhanced 131/127 position key layout and enhanced multifunctional
yellow status light-emitting diodes for improved visibility in artificial lighting.
It is unparalleled in alphanumeric data entry, and it is fully programmable, Cherry noted.
It features plug-and-play configuration and singular function enhancement with "Cherry Tools" virtual
programming, which provides quick product set-up, program configuration and remote installation.
As with all Cherry POS keyboards, the new LPOS product line is fully compatible with Microsoft Corp.'s
WEPOS operating system.
The LPOS also provides 42 "relegendable" keys that enable users to move letters, numbers and symbols around.
Manufactured by Cherry Electrical Products, the North American division of global computer keyboard supplier
Cherry Corp., the LPOS has optional components.
It can be configured with a high-resolution touchpad that ensures easy cursor navigation on a minimal desktop
surface. Or, a three-track, bi-directional, mag-stripe reader can be added that has aural and visual indicators
when a successful card swipe occurs.
The Cherry LPOS is spill and dust resistant. And it's durable, too, able to withstand 25 million keystroke
It is designed for POS such environments as retail, hospitality, airline, postal service and car rental, as well as
for point of service applications in the banking, government, health care, education and transportation sectors.
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