Nixdorf CT11

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Nixdorf CT11
Nixdorf CT11 front.JPG
Manufacturer Nixdorf Computer AG
Layouts ISO
Keyswitches Cherry MX "Nixie"
Keycaps Double-shot moulding
Years of production 1988


The Nixdorf CT11 is similar to the Nixdorf CT06-CT07/2 M Softkeys keyboard in some respects. The CT11 is a more compact keyboard with the function keys placed at the top in two rows and next to the numerical cluster, the arrow keys being placed right above the numerical section. The Cherry MX "Nixie" switches are plate mounted in the CT11.

All keycaps are doubleshots with dampening rings and a concave center, "5" in the numerical block is the only keycap that is raised just like on the CT06-CT07/2 M, no homing bumps are present. The dark grey function keycaps have engraved legends, the beige alpha keycaps do not. Quite a few secondary legends are present on the function keys.

This keyboard has one key-lock module at the very top right. On the back of the keyboard there is a small compartment on the bottom left that opens to reveal the internal cable connector next to the cable routing. The CT11 uses the same "swing" feet as the CT06-CT07/2 M.

Two examples of this keyboard have been sighted at this time, it is unknown if the CT11 was shipped with Nixdorf BA80 terminals, which typically were connected to Nixdorf 8870 Quattro minicomputers or the Siemens RM series of Unix servers.


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