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5250-Style 122-Key Keyboards - Driverless
122-Key Keyboard for PCs & Thin Client Terminals


Heavy Duty Keyboards for PCs with Client Access, iSeries Access and Other 5250 Terminal Emulation Programs, and All Thin Client Terminals


The 5250/PC 122 key keyboard (P/N KBPCPC122-5250U for USB or KBPC122-5250P for PS/2) can be used with any PC or Thin Client Terminal connected to Microsoft Windows Terminal Server or Citrix. It is driverless keyboard, 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.

This keyboard is available in multiple languages.  Please CLICK HERE to see a list of available languages and countries.

This 122-key keyboard provides a seamless transition from "dumb terminal" green screen terminals such as the IBM InfoWindow 347X, 348X and compatibles from Decision Data, Idea, Memorex, Telex, and Visara.

Click on image above for large image of keyboard.

When moving from the 122-key layout to a standard PC keyboard, there are over 30 new key combinations to be learned to perform the same tasks performed with a single keystroke on a Twinax terminal. This lack of familiarity can produce a big loss in production and excess errors that would not be occurring if the user had their old, familiar keyboard.

With the PCKB122-5250P or PCKB122-5250U 5250-Style 122-key keyboards, there is virtually no retraining when moving users from the old Twinax terminals to new Ethernet connected devices, whether it be a PC or Thin Client Terminal. The user will have the same layout and heavy duty keystroke feel as on the terminals being replaced. No need to learn the new key combinations a standard PC keyboard would require.

These "clicky" keyboards are mechanical keyboards using an IBM designed key mechanism referred to as "buckling spring" (illustration at right).


This keyboard works perfectly in both the PC and Thin Client environments.

Any keys that have different functions are labeled with both functions. The 5250 keys are labeled in black, just like a Twinax terminal.  Any PC functions that are different from the 5250 key function are labeled in blue.

The image at right is a portion of the 5250 keyboard and shows a number of the 5250 keys only the 122-key keyboards have such as F13 thru F24, New Line, Field Exit,  Enter, Rule, etc.  This keyboard also has keys such as Insert, SysReq, Erinp and others

Main Benefits

  • Works flawlessly with both embedded and Citrix or Windows Terminal Server applications, since it also emulates 104-key keyboards

  • These 122-key keyboards are driverless, enabling them to integrate smoothly into any operating system environment

Supported Environments


Purchase On Line / Ordering Information






122-Key Driverless 5250/PC Keyboard - PS/2
For PCs and Thin Client Terminals

Available in multiple languages

$ 139.00


122-Key Driverless 5250/PC Keyboard - USB
For PCs and Thin Client Terminals
Available in multiple languages

$ 139.00


104-Key 5250/PC Keyboard - PS/2
Standard Windows layout with 5250 Keys
For PCcs and Thin Client Terminals

Available in multiple languages

$  129.00


104-Key 5250/PC Keyboard - USB
Standard Windows layout with 5250 Keys
For PCcs and Thin Client Terminals

Available in multiple languages

$  129.00

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5250 / 3270 122-Key Keyboards


5250 / 3270 Style Keyboards for PCs and Thin Client Terminals

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