[NPL] E.Key Upgrade Allows ADB to use PS/2 or MF-2 Compatible Keyboards
For Immediate Release
Contact: Carole Holcomb (408) 360-8951
MacTreasures (http://www.mactreasures.com), a web site specializing
in Macintosh software and hardware not found on retail shelves has
recently added the E.Key Upgrade to use PS/2 or MF-2 Compatible
Keyboards on a Macintosh.
E.Key by Code Mercenaries allows you to use PS/2 or MF-2 compatible
keyboards on the ADB of the Macintosh. E.Key adapts the interface
protocols and simulates an Apple Extended II Keyboard. No additional
software needs to be installed. E.Key is accepted by the system as a
standard keyboard. Installation is as simple as plugging the cables.
The "Alt" keys of the PC keyboard are redefined to become Command
keys and the two "Control" keys become "Alt" and "Control"
respectively. Win95 keyboards are supported. Only the power key of
the Mac keyboard can not be emulated. E.Key offers the broad
selection of application specific PC keyboards to the Macintosh.
Water resistant keyboards or cashier consoles are no longer alien to
the Mac. E.Key comes as a small box with one socket for the PC
keyboard (PS/2 - 6 pin miniDIN) and two sockets for the ADB.
Zerberus also by Code Mercenaries is a watchdog device that
automatically resets a Macintosh after a system crash. Connect
Zerberus to the ADB of your Mac and run the software to make sure
your server will restart if anything goes wrong. If the Mac does not
respond for a programmable time period Zerberus will send a reset
command to the machine. In most cases this will restart the Mac and
restore proper operation.
E.Key II, also available through MacTreasures, combines both the
E.Key and the Zerberus features.
All of these products, and more, may be found on the MacTreasures web
site. MacTreasures is an online web catalog currently listing almost
6,000 commercial unique and hard-to-find Macintosh software,
hardware, and Newton products. Our titles are NOT found on retail
shelves and are rarely promoted through direct mail catalogs. We
carry software for everything from the Apple II's to the iMac's.