Alps SKCM Blue|
Alps SKCM White
|Interface||XT, AT, PS/2|
|Introduced||1988 (FCC registration)|
|Price||$79.95 (as JE2016, 1989)|
Focus FK-3001 is a part of a family of Alps SKCL/SKCM series keyboards from Focus Electronic for IBM PCs and compatibles. All FK-3001 keyboards are XT/AT switchable, and originally used Alps SKCM Blue switches. The keyboard protocol is selected via a DIP switch concealed below the badge. The FK-3001 only appears to be made in Taiwan. The ISO version of this keyboard is FK-3002.
Similar to the Focus FK-2001 the 3001 is essentially the same keyboard with a calculator.
This version appears to be more common. It features a battery compartment that takes two button cell battery's, rather than later Focus keyboards like the Focus FK-9000 which uses a NiCad battery that is prone to leaking.
This variant includes a solar panel that powers the calculator while the computer is off. Despite this, it still comes with a battery like the non-solar panel variant. This version was also sold as the Jameco JE2016.
Unlike the more ubiquitous Focus FK-2001 there is one version of the layout, a Japanese-style short right shift with backslash right of shift. All versions are winkeyless.
The 3001's successor, the Focus FK-8000 used a locking switch, while the 3001 features separate switches to change the numpad for calculator use.