iKey® Releases Rugged Bluetooth® Keyboard Designed for Enterprise Users of iPad

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iKey announces the release of the BT-80. A fully sealed, Bluetooth wireless, backlit keyboard specifically designed to be compatible with the Apple iPad.

The BT-80 is a fully sealed, wireless, backlit and rugged solution for iPad users.

Intended for enterprise users of the iPad, iKey’s new BT-80 is completely rugged and submersible, making it an ideal fit for healthcare, industrial, public safety and commercial fleet applications.

iKey®, the leading manufacturer of rugged computer peripherals, is pleased to announce the newest addition to its line of rugged tablet accessories. The BT-80 is a fully sealed keyboard specifically designed to be compatible with the Apple iPad.

Intended for enterprise users of the iPad, iKey’s new BT-80 is completely rugged and submersible, making it an ideal fit for healthcare, industrial, public safety and commercial fleet applications.

The BT-80 quickly pairs to a Bluetooth®-enabled iPad, and operates up to 30 feet from the tablet. During typical usage, the keyboard will last approximately two months on a single charge, and has LED indicators to warn the user of low battery. Its sealed micro USB charging port provides easy charging access.

“Designed to make mobile computing quick and easy, the BT-80 has integrated hotkeys are specific to the iPad,” Dave Huddleston, iKey’s operations manager, said. “This allows users to quickly lock the tablet, search, go to home screen, or access media controls. It also pulls the iPad out of sleep mode with any keystroke.”

The BT-80 also includes three levels of LED backlighting that can be adjusted with the click of a button.

“This feature is particularly suited for nighttime vehicle use, and for use in hospital patient rooms,” Huddleston said. “The backlight automatically turns off after 10 seconds of inactivity to preserve battery.”

Like most of iKey’s products, the BT-80 is fully sealed and submersible. Its rubber keys and sturdy ABS polycarbonate case are compatible with hospital-grade disinfectants, and can be efficiently cleaned to reduce cross-contamination. It is also able to withstand routine wash-downs in heavy manufacturing areas and extreme temperatures (-20C to +60C).

The sleek design of the BT-80 measures less than an inch thick, making it ideal for compact spaces. It also includes a VESA pattern on the back for easy installation onto a medical cart or vehicle mount.

Additional information on the BT-80 can also be viewed at http://www.ikey.com.

About iKey, Ltd.: iKey designs and manufactures rugged, sealed keyboards, displays and pointing devices for industrial, public safety, medical and military applications. A pioneer in its industry since 1989, iKey is known as an innovator of industrial computer peripherals. For more information, visit http://www.ikey.com.

Contact:
Halley Cade
(512) 837-0283
hcade(at)iKey(dot)com
http://www.iKey.com

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