Northgate OmniKey 101
|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.
The keycap legends are double shot except for those on the front of the 'Print Screen' and 'Pause' keys. The keys are sculpted, i.e. each row has its own profile. The keycaps appear to be manufactured by Tai-Hao.
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