Electrone Group Powers Vertical Market Applications With New Range of Custom-Built and Programmable Computer Keyboards

June 24, 2009

CROWTHORNE, England, June 24 /PRNewswire/ — Software developers and
ISV’s are being given an extra competitive advantage by the introduction of
the highly flexible and customisable Electrone 15x Series of programmable
computer keyboards. Electrone Group, custom-built IT peripherals vendor,
http://www.electrone.co.uk has launched the keyboard series in response to
requests from vertical markets which require a hi-degree of pre-programmable
key actions within a robust hardware unit.

The Electrone 15x range is a custom-built and programmable computer
keyboard http://tinyurl.com/mfanbh which is now being used in a variety of
vertical market applications, such as live-to-air broadcast and video editing
applications, call centre response & operations and the emergency services.
The key to the success of the Electrone 15x programmable computer keyboard
Series is the fact it can be custom-built to suit the requirements of a wide
variety of vertical markets.

The Electrone 150 is a standard QWERTY keyboard with over 100
programmable keys. The Electrone 153 adds illumination to this for alerts and
visibility, a feature well proven with video editing applications and live
broadcast suites. The Electrone 155 includes a two-line LCD display for
snapshot visibility of keyboard settings, application cues and queued
commands. http://tinyurl.com/n8etae

The user-friendly graphical user-interface (GUI) software lies at the
heart of the Electrone 15x series, permitting intuitive selection of keys for
programming. Once set, programs are saved, downloaded and stored in the
keyboard, eliminating the need for special drivers. In addition, the keys are
arranged in logical groups of panels, making applications simple to target.
The programmable key tops can be colour coded and custom-built to enable
users to enter data quickly and efficiently – increasing productivity and
easing the strain of tedious repetitiveness through reducing key and/or mouse
actions. http://tinyurl.com/lc784e

Stuart Thorn, Chief Executive of Electrone Group, comments, “Working in
conjunction with companies such as specialist distributor APC-Contech
http://www.apc-plc.co.uk/ has allowed us both to expand our offerings to some
key specialist markets. In emergency service markets and the call centre
space, we’ve seen great success in operating in custom installations. We
believe the unit will also be applicable in alarm monitoring centres
including CCTV surveillance where illuminated user alerts are an advantage”

Stuart Thorn continues, “These robust programmable computer keyboards are
designed to work 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. The extra features of the
keyboards allow users to get dynamic feedback and cues from applications,
such as queued shots during the use of video editing applications and
live-to-air broadcast or clear visibility through the illumination of keys.
The two-line display can be used for alerts, or bi-directional communication,
as it is controlled by the application.”

With a logical spread of key panels and standard USB connectivity, the
Electrone 15x custom-built and programmable computer keyboard series is ideal
for any application in which the universe can be enhanced with compound
keystrokes. This keyboard accelerates the automation of many user
applications requiring standard forms or a relational database or multiple
repetitive operations.

    Key features include:

    - Full QWERTY keyboard +105 programmable keys with 128 bytes of
    memory per key Keys are easily programmed and reprogrammed to switch

    - Graphical user interface for programming is now available in
    both English and Spanish, other languages will follow

    - Programming can be to store anything from simple text, to
    serial codes for product inventory to complicated accounting formulas for
    money market applications

    - Optional 155 model with a host application controlled, 2 x 20
    character display offers limited terminal functionality

    - Heavy duty all metal enclosure

    - 12-month return to depot warranty included

    - 2 port USB HUB

The range of different vertical markets to which these products can be
addressed is being developed on an ongoing basis. Further bulletins are
available on http://www.electrone.co.uk

About Electrone

Electrone Group is a subsidiary of the privately-held holding company,
which includes US-based, IT hardware vendor Electrone Americas. The company
specialises in custom-built, problem solving IT peripherals, for a broad
range of vertical markets. The business was founded by Stuart Thorn in the UK
in 1984 before relocating to Florida in 1996.

The company has customers in all parts of the USA, UK, Europe, Middle
, South America and Africa. Electrone’s experts design and build more
than 100 products in more than 15 distinct product lines and in-house staff
can also develop specialist software applications where the client requires
them. The majority of Electrone’s customers are IT resellers and systems

    For further information, please contact:

    Nikki Miller
    The itpr Partnership


    Mike Buchanan
    Head of Marketing
    Electrone Group


SOURCE Electrone Group

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