|Features||122 keys, replacement for IBM 3270 terminal emulator|
|Layouts||IBM 3270 layout|
|Interface||AT and PS/2|
|Years of production||1990s|
|Price||~10 EUR used|
This keyboard is a clone of the IBM 3270 Emulator and connects to PCs using either the PS/2 or the AT protocol. With the IBM 3270 it shares the same style of labeling, for both the connecting PC and the mainframe computer it connects to. Keycaps are double-shot and pad-printed.
The black legends are mostly double-shot (except for the LED window keys). All blue legends are pad-printed and clear-coated. This keyboard is not programmable. It is possible to use it with either AT or PS/2. Also, this keyboard lacks any functionality of n-key rollover.
Although under the 4 removable blindcaps there are 4 key mounts and PCB traces, closing the contacts does not cause the controller to send any key codes. This might be due to controller programming (see also sister-model Cherry G80-2551).
- G80-2550 HPD (German IBM 3270 terminal emulator layout, black switches)
How to disassemble
For disassembling, see How to open Cherry G80-2100/25xx keyboards.