Rugged Keyboards

Cortron products are designed to meet and exceed the toughest applications and requirements —YOURS!Cortron has rugged keyboards available to meet a variety of applications. We have compact style keyboards for tight spaces as well as full-size keyboards for applications where you might have dedicated keys or outputs. We have designed our products to be modular in nature – pick a keyboard outline (model), then select your options such as pointing device, mounting style and backlighting.

All keyboards are available in a variety of configurations including:

  1. Standard and custom enclosures, cables and connectors
  2. USB and PS2 interfaces
  3. Various pointing devices
  4. Internal USB hubs
  5. Custom legends and backlighting

All Cortron rugged grade keyboards are designed to meet rugged MIL-STD-810 Environmental, UL & CE standards, and can be configured for MIL-STD-901D Shock and MIL-HDBK– as well as other industry standards.

MODEL 121 100 90 84 80 79 62
# Keys 118 106 90 84 82 79
LAYOUT Full Size, Condensed Width Full Size 101 style Compact 101 Style Compact Compact Compact Compact
Min Length (L to R) 17.9in 17.0in 15.1in 13.1in 13.4in

Legends and Backlighting

Collage - Backlit Keys


  • Negative image legends (legends glow) and key brightness control
  • Backlighting colors: green, red, amber, white, blue, NVIS Green
  • Low power backlighting, no extra power needed, plug compatible to typical host ports

Collage - Key Legends - Custom

Keys, Key Caps and Legends

  • Cortron ForEver keys / legends are chemically and abrasion resistant
  • Key legends: Standard USA layout or per customer request

Pointing Devices

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Keyboards w/ Pointing Devices

  • Various options available, including 1 3/8” or 2” Track balls, touchpad, DuraPuck, Button Mouse, or none
  • Environmental Protections & Performance
  • Sealed rain proof, spill proof/sand and dust proof (IP65 and MIL-STD-810) construction
  • EMI/RFI/ESD/EMP shielded and protected for critical applications
  • Optional Extreme High Shock Protection (+100gs): Includes shock sensing (Stop Codes) and keycap clips as well as other options

Cables, Connectors, and Interface Options

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  • Connectors: Pair IBM PS2 6 pin Mini DINs pair USB, or per customer request
  • Length: Standard 6 feet or per customer request


  • IBM PS2, IBM USB, SUN USB, other interfaces upon request

Enclosures and Rack Kits

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  • Durable metal enclosure with scratch resistant finish
  • Panel mount, rack mount and custom modifications available upon request
  • Enclosure Colors: Standard are black, Navy gray, Army green, and off-white;
  • Custom colors are available upon request

Available rack kits – See AV101605-XX

  • Slide kits compatible to 19” RETMA racks (17.75” opening) per MIL-STD-189 and EIA RS-310
  • High quality ball bearing slides with Lock-in / Lock-out / Quick Disconnect

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