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ARK100? Rugged Keyboard

Rugged Keyboard ARK100

ArgonFDS has developed small, lightweight and compact family of keyboards for rugged military environments.

About The Product


Our keyboards are resistant to penetrating materials such as sand, dust and liquids. A variety of keyboards can be selected for different languages, backlighting schemes, key force and travel.

The enclosure is made of bent, welded aluminum for the top assembly and a milled aluminum plate for a secure bottom plate that provides a solid base that is resistant to bending motions and can be bolted down. Pictured (right) is a version that has a hinged (with several locking positions) mounting provision for a 19” rack. The customer may select a variety of indicators or buttons depending on the application. 


  • Extremely Small Mechanical Outline 
  • Low Weight  
  • Rubber Sealed, Backlit Keys 
  • USB, RS-232 or PS/2 Communications 
  • Pigtail or Military Connectors 
  • Hinged Mounting Options 

Technical Specs

Keys Backlit and Dimmable
Communication Ports USB, RS232 or PS2
Input Voltage 9 to 36 VDC
Power Consumption 1W Typical
Typical Dimensions

12.0" x 7.0" x 0.75"

305mm x 178mm x 19mm


± 2.8 lbs / ± 1.3 kg

Keyboard Rubber over Buttons, Sealed, Select Language
Actuation Force 200 gr
Key Travel 0.055"
Enclosure Alumnium, Enclosed
Pointing Device Sealed Micro Joy Stick
Other Customizations and Adaptations Available on Request
Standards MIL-STD-461 and MIL-STD-810
Temperature -10°C to +55°C (-40°C Optional)
Vibration 2.25 grms Random
Shock 40g, 11 msec
Humidity Operating & Storage - 95% @ 25°C, Non-Condensing
Altitude Up to 40 kft Operating, Non-operating
Water Tightness IP65
Salt Fog Resistant to Salt Fog, Unit is 100% Enclosed
EMI Designed to MIL-STD-461
Other On Request

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