AnySurface Keyboard

The first free keyboard with infrared touch

The first virtual keypad

for industrial use, plug & play with infrared touch technology

You know the situation: the keypad is dirty or the Enter key no longer works, and now a service technician has to come out. Cleaning the mechanical keys is difficult and replacing the entire keyboard is costly. How about making this problem a thing of the past and differentiating yourself from the competition with a keyboard that is customized to your requirements and an individual device design?

The new freedom in keyboards:

  • Germ-free: hygienic, easy to disinfect
  • Wear-free: without mechanics
  • Freely selectable surface
  • Free key arrangement
  • Complete freedom in design
  • Compatible with all systems that use a mechanical keyboard 

QWERTY keyboard, built-in keyboard, keypad, number pad

An innovative solution for any alphanumeric input on your device

With this virtual keyboard, the exact input position is determined via an infrared sensor located outside the key field. The latest generation of IR sensor technology is used to determine the exact input position even for multi-key input. This also enables the detection of three key combinations, such as [Ctrl + Alt + Del], without any problems. Acoustic key feedback or the visual display of upper-case letters [Shift-Lock] are also available for comfortable operation.

Due to the external keyboard sensor, both the texture and the material of the keyboard surface can be completely freely determined. No matter whether...

  • Electrolytically inscribed stainless steel 
  • Embossed aluminum 
  • Etched glass
  • Printed plastic, wood and stone
  • etc.

The exact position of the keys as well as their alphanumeric assignment can be freely defined by software, thus creating a keypad exactly tailored to your requirements and eliminating redundancies. 

Thanks to the Virtual Keyboard Controller, the keyboard is automatically recognized as a standard system keyboard input (HID key). No matter if you use a Windows, Linux, Android based application - the uniquely defined keyboard layout works simply by Plug & Play. Thereby the Virtual Keyboard Controller can also be fully integrated into your device. No programming or customization of your application is necessary, this makes the solution also attractive for retrofitting.

Advantages of the "keyless" keyboard

The big advantage is that this "keyless" keyboard has no mechanics whatsoever and is therefore not subject to mechanical wear, because even the best conventional keyboard mechanics only have a limited number of operating cycles.  This makes the AnySurface keyboard ideal for wear-free use in the field without the risk of failure.

It also makes it much easier to implement an easy-care input surface that is insensitive to moisture and dirt, e.g. in outdoor or production areas. 

In environments with the highest hygienic requirements, such as medical technology, an input keyboard that can be easily disinfected can be created. Operation with any type of protective gloves is also possible, from surgical gloves to work gloves, because the size of the individual keys can also be freely defined.

Since there are no limits to the surface material, the virtual keyboard can also be used for products with special design requirements; in the high-quality kitchen, the AnySurface Keyboard becomes a visual highlight.


The most important at a glance

  • Latest generation IR sensor technology
  • No keyboard mechanics
  • Standard USB HID keyboard device
  • Standard system keyboard input (HID key)
  • OS independent for Windows, Linux, Android etc.
  • No separate drivers required
  • Multi-touch input with 3-key combinations
  • Shift-Lock with LED indicator
  • Acoustic key feedback 
  • Insensitive to humidity and dirt
  • High temperature range

Application examples

Almost unlimited possibilities of application areas

Here are just a few:

  • Hygienic input on medical devices
  • Keyboard input on machines in the production area
  • Machine operation with protective gloves in clean rooms 
  • Easy to disinfect input at PoS and kiosk systems
  • Number pad of vending machines and rental stations in outdoor areas
  • PIN code input for access systems
  • Keypads with special design requirements in kitchen, sanitary and bathroom areas
  • Wear-free settings for professional electrical appliances
  • Secure picking in logistics

We create your individual keyboard. You describe your idea to us and we implement it - simply, quickly and cost-effectively.

You have more questions about the AnySurface Keyboard?

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