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ARK200 - Full Featured Rugged Keyboard


For applications where a fully featured rugged keyboard is required, Argon has the answer - the ARK200. This proven model incorporates features such as a trackball, glide pad pointing device, custom indicators and buttons, you name it. Argon can easily and quickly customize the unit for your application for connector types/location, I/O type, color, mounting, etc.

Argon has developed a variety of mounting designs, including 19" rack mount (including swivel hinges), top of console mount, embeded console mount and stowable.

The customer can select the required key language.

If backit keys are required, Argon can provide dimmable backlit keys, including NVIS compatible.

A version of the ARK200 model has completed qualification testing for a C-130 cockpit application, including NVIS backlit keys.

Main Features

  • Small Mechanical Outline
  • Low Weight
  • Rubber Sealed, Backlit Keys (NVIS option)
  • Selection of I/O, Incuding USB, RS-232/422or PS/2
  • USB, RS-232 or PS/2 Communications
  • Hinged or Fixed Mounting Options
    • Connection to Unit via Military/Commercial Connector or Pigtail
    • Pointing Device

The top assembly enclosure is made from bent aluminum and attached to a solid milled aluminum plate for a bottom that provides a solid base which is resistant to torsional forces. The unit can be mounted from helicoil inserts on the botton or sides. If rack mounting is required, Agon can provide fixed or swivel mounts. Argon can also provide just about any other mounting method that may be required per application.

The ARK200 is completely enclosed and resistant to penetrating materials such as sand, dust and liquids.