|Branding||Sony, Topre (on PCB)|
~424 x 65 x 258 mm|
(16 ¾ x 2 ⅝ x 10 ¼ inches)
|Weight||~2.3 Kg (5 Ib 1 oz)|
The Sony BKE-2010 Editing Keyboard is a special purpose keyboard used on the Sony BVE-2000 linear edit system, and possibly others. It is one of the only known Topre keyboards that does not use capacitive switches, instead adopting a conductive membrane setup, much like the one seen on the Sony BKE-2011.
The BKE-2010's case is completely plastic, unlike the Sony BKE-9400A (all metal) and Sony BKE-2011 (metal bottom only). The keycaps are PBT, and compatible with a standard capacitive Topre keyboard. There is a rubberised section surrounding the jog/shuttle dial. The keyboard interfaces via a 15-pin proprietary connector on the back. Interestingly, the rubber domes on the BKE-2010 do not have carbon-contact pads like the BKE-2011. This suggests that the carbon contact pads on the Sony BKE-2011 are unnecessary, as previously assumed.
- Sony Corporation — Editing Control Unit Sony BVE-2000