NFC keyboard from KSI hits market
Posted by Seth PlanckAugust 15th, 2011 at 8:14 PM Filed Under Latest News, Press Release, Videos
NFC keyboard from KSI hits market and makes keyboards desirable again
KSI NFC keyboard? Yes please! The keyboard has been around for a fair while now, and as of late, in the post PC world, we are living in what has lacked a certain je ne sais quoi. Tablets have moved away from physical keyboards, and as the trend of converged devices accelerates, the humble keyboard we have all grown up with has become a dated commodity. Well, that is until now. Here at NFC Rumors, we love contactless technologies. We also have a penchant for biometric technology and we are always thinking about security, so when we came across a press release from a keyboard company we didn’t expect it to embrace everything cool. The last keyboard we saw of merit was the Commodore 64 keyboard PC, which we loved mainly because of the retro styling and memories of playing with the C64 when it was new. Yes, we are that old!
Meet a seriously capable NFC keyboard from KSI
What’s better than an NFC keyboard? An NFC keyboard that can also come with biometrics security and a sensor system that can lock your computer when you leave it, of course! Okay, well the KSI-1700 keyboard doesn’t come standard as an NFC keyboard and that is an option that can be added. The options available are quite staggering and include RFID, SonarLocID, HID, biometric fingerprint scanners and, of course, NFC. KSI doesn’t sell keyboards directly to consumers and tends to bulk sell their keyboards to larger corporations. In the past, KSI has worked with NCR, AT&T, Delta, Continental, Southwest Airlines, Men’s Wearhouse, Radio Shack, Hallmark Cards, IBM, Unisys, Motorola, Baxter Health Care, and Bell Canada. They provide point-of-sale keyboards, standard keyboards and anti-bacterial healthcare keyboards. By the company’s own admission, the KSI-1700 is the most advanced keyboard the company has ever made. You would think that by the sound of the KSI-1700 NFC keyboard’s descriptor, it would be a clumsy chunky peripheral but it isn’t. The NFC keyboard is, in fact, slim and elegantly designed.
“It is the sum of our 30 years of innovation and expertise, featuring an array of secure input options never before available in one simple keyboard design,” says Phil Bruno, Senior VP of Sales & Marketing.
We would love to see the NFC keyboard variant of the KSI-1700 available to consumers and would love it if the NFC portion could write as well as read tags. Check out the KSI-1700 NFC keyboard demo video below.
Key Source International Sets New Standards for Integrated Desktop Keyboards
KSI-1700, the latest tool for securing data and meeting compliance
OAKLAND, Calif. – Key Source International- A global leader in desktop and enterprise security solutions is proud to announce that it will be introducing its newest addition to its line of value added keyboards at VARTECH – 2011, August 14- 17 at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach. VARTECH is the number one conference for vendors and resellers of Point of Sale, Automatic Data Collection, Mobility, RFID, Digital Signage, and ID & Security technology.
The new KSI-1700 line is the most advanced integrated, professional series keyboard system available today. “It is the sum of our 30 years of innovation and expertise, featuring an array of secure input options never before available in one simple keyboard design,” says Phil Bruno Senior VP of Sales & Marketing.
The 1700 series keyboard system gives the user the NFC keyboard ability to mix and match multiple options of integrated security and auto ID devices into one elegant desktop solution. Whether you want to NFC keyboard integrate the latest biometric fingerprint, RFID, near field communication, contact-less smart card or the secure session-locking walk away SonarLocID® technology, the 1700 series gives you more ways to meet regulatory compliance, increase productivity, as well as an added tool in the war against cyber hacking and internal data theft.
The KSI-1700 series features a thinner, more ergonomic design that allows for a clean NFC keyboard uncluttered desktop that meets the needs of today’s professional in healthcare, government, banking, anywhere there is a need for security, workflow, durability or where performance is a standard requirement.
Key Source International has over 30 years of experience delivering high-end technology NFC keyboard solutions to Fortune 1000 companies and system integrators worldwide. KSI partners with RFIDeas, Omni-Key, HID Global, AuthenTec, UPEK and Lumidigm.
Watch the KSI-1700 video on You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN-Q1I00Xyw.
KSI-1700 NFC Keyboard