Model 79 With Pointing Device


Key Features

  • Compact keyboard
    • Full QWERTY section
    • Similar layout to a ‘101 style’ but without the number pad
    • Euro-Style enter key
    • Can be ordered with or without a pointing device
  • Typical installations include desktop, bolt-down and panel mount
  • Typical size range:
  • # of keys: 79-82

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The Cortron Model 79 series Rugged Keyboard offers Cortron’s ultra-reliability, and quality in a compact package ideal for high density applications. The key layout is designed to minimize left-right dimensions (and omits a number pad) for increased installation flexibility and includes a Euro style L-shaped enter key and secondary illumination for a number pad embedded within the QWERTY section. The product is virtually impervious to contaminants found in the harshest applications, both in and out of shelters. Vital electronics and switch bearing surfaces are sealed for long-term survival and protection against water, beverages, sand, dust, dirt, and many chemicals. Units can be cleaned in the sink with soap and hot water or hosed down in the field. The Model 79 is designed and manufactured for reliable trouble-free operation in life dependent applications typical of shipboard, airborne, ground mobile, and severe industrial applications.

The Model 79 key layout and design, like all Cortron keyboards is designed to reduce the stress and strain on end users. High contrast non-backlit and negative image (white on dark) keys with backlighting options provide high visibility in nearly all applications. The sculptured, full travel key switches have been ergonomically positioned for optimal typing and high speed data entry.

Legends and Backlighting

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  • 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

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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
Model 79 - 1615 TXT

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