|Branding||Northgate Computer Systems|
|Product family||Northgate OmniKey|
|Features||Extensive customisation using DIP switches|
|Layouts||101 Key ANSI|
|Keyswitches||Alps SKCM White|
|Interface||PS/2 female connector. PC/XT, PC/AT and Amiga protocol and others.|
The Northgate OmniKey/101 is a personal computer keyboard produced by Northgate Computer Systems. Using a series of DIP switches it can be configured to a variety of keyboard protocols and layouts. It is capable of N-key rollover. The keyboard is no longer in production.
The OmniKey/101 uses complicated clicky Alps SKCM White switches.
Several parameters can be changed using the DIP switches underneath the Northgate logo plate in the top left corner of the keyboard:
- XT, AT, Tandy 1000, Amiga 2000, Amiga 2500, ATT WGS or ATT 6300 protocol
- Swapping location of
Ctrl; the manual notes that replacement keycaps are included along with a keycap puller
- Layout: QWERTY or Dvorak
- Sticky keys
The manual covers the following models, see below for a download link.
- Inverted T ULTRA
- ULTRA Amiga
- OmniKey User's Guide (April 1992)
- Bob Tibbet — Northgate keyboard repair page
- Lueck Data Systems — Scanned manual along with programming software
- Keyboard Gloom — Northgate Omnikey 101 (Japanese only)
- Sandy — Sandy55's webpage on Northgate Omnikey 101 (Japanese only)
- Google Books — PC Magazine, February 25, 1992 (The Write Stuff, pp. 303–329)