Sony NEWS NWP-411A

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Sony NEWS NWP-411A
Sony NEWS NWP-411A Front.jpg
Part number NWP-411A
Branding SONY, NEWS, Topre (on PCB)
Manufacturer Topre
Layouts 93-key Japanese
Keyswitches Topre Switches
Interface Proprietary cable
Weight 1568g
Years of production 1987-1995

Introduction

The Sony NEWS NWP-411A is a Japanese layout keyboard that came with Sony NEWS (Network Engineering Workstation) workstations sold in the late 1980's to mid 1990's. It interfaces with a proprietary DE9 connector with 6 pins and has an 8-pin Mini-DIN connector on the right side for connecting a mouse.

The NWP-411A came standard with Sony NEWS machines from the NWS-800 series through to the NWS-3xxx series[1]. It was released in January, 1987 with the initial release of the Sony NEWS workstations[2].

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References

  1. PFU Fujitsu — Keyboard collection (Japanese)
  2. Sony Japan — History article on the NEWS Workstations (Japanese)