Introducing iKey

iKey is a family-owned and operated business that has perfected the design and manufacture of premium quality keyboards over the past 25 years. Built from humble beginnings in an Austin, Texas garage, iKey’s products are now the leader in the rugged peripheral market, and used everywhere from Air Force One to your local hospital. Originally known as Texas Industrial Peripherals, iKey’s first years in business focused on the manufacturing market, providing customers with a reliable solution that would enable productivity in the dusty, dirty environments often found near heavy machinery. After building a stellar reputation for service and quality with its core industrial customers, iKey expanded into other markets, including logistics, medical, military, public safety, energy & utilities, fleet, kiosk and mobile. Today, iKey manufactures the world’s most complete line of rugged computer peripherals, including keyboards, pointing devices, displays, tablet cases and mobile accessories. We provide excellent, personal customer service and our ship dates are fast– standard product often ships within 2 to 7 business days from the date of order.

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Why iKey?

As the industry leader in rugged peripherals, iKey constantly develops cutting-edge products that allow customers to maximize productivity with current technology. Real customized solutions, real ROI and real value are what we provide.  Advantages include:

  • Durable by design – Industrial durability ratings ranging from NEMA 12 to NEMA 4X, which allow for use in dirty, dusty and greasy environments
  • Live support – Talk to a real person. Customers never get a recording or automated system when calling iKey.
  • Custom built for you – Each iKey product is hand-built and hand-tested in our Austin facilities the same day it ships
  • Reliable, fast shipping – We can usually ship standard product within a week of order date
  • Reduce downtime – Reliable waterproof and non-corrosive designs that will last up to 10 years in harsh settings
  • Customization is key – With over 3500 SKUs, there’s a good chance iKey has a product for any need
  • From A to Z – 25 readily available language layouts to accommodate international customers
  • Hot or cold – The ability to withstand extreme temperatures that permits function in freezers, heat-sensitive areas, and other severe environments
  • Disinfect instantly – Low-profile keys that allow for efficient cleaning, reduce disinfection time and protection against cross contamination
  • No light? No problem – Backlit keys that allow employees to optimize performance while working in low-light environments. We can customize color and other features as well. Just ask.
  • Maximize your space – Small footprint designs that increase mobility
  • Easy to mount – Multiple mounting options including panel mounting, VESA mounting holes, OEM models, rackdrawers and more
  • Lifetime repair – iKey can repair products long after the warranty expires
  • Get it first – With many industry firsts, iKey is always the market leader in rugged peripherals

Built-to-Order

iKey’s industrial keyboards are built-to-order, and can be expedited or customized according to special requests. Once built, they are put through a rigorous series of quality control tests, receiving hand-tested approval at three separate stations before shipment.

Full Service Support

Our trained sales team is available to consult with any iKey customer regarding questions or complications with our keyboards. We offer an extensive repair program, part replacement, and options for those who want to upgrade parts as technology changes. We have design staff and engineers in-house.

Complete Line of Rugged Peripherals

Rugged Keyboards
iKey’s keyboards are rugged and built specifically to use in harsh and unforgiving environments. These products are waterproof and are resistant to dirt and debris. All of iKey’s keyboards can be washed down without being unplugged, eliminating downtime needed for cleaning. The products range from backlit, stainless steel, low to zero emission keyboards for hazardous areas to fully submersible products used in hospitals. Backed by 20 years of manufacturing quality products, iKey’s keyboards are durable and customizable.

Desktop Keyboards
Designed for excellent performance in harsh environments, iKey’s line of desktop keyboards is NEMA-rated and expertly engineered. This extensive line of rugged keyboards includes many case options including stainless steel, conductive plastic, polycarbonate and Epoxy. Available in a variety of key layouts featuring backlit, 10-key number pads and a number of pointing device options iKey’s desktop keyboards can easily accommodate specific environmental needs. These fully sealed keyboards are ideal for use in extreme temperatures, and wet or dusty locations. Some are specially designed to have low emissions, making them safe in hazardous locations.

Panel Mount
iKey understands that stability and easy integration are key concerns in industrial computing. iKey’s panel mount line performs flawlessly in harsh environments. Framed in mounting studs, iKey’s panel mount keyboards maintain waterproof functionality and iKey’s high NEMA-ratings when properly installed. These products can be washed down with out being unplugged, eliminating downtime needed for cleaning. iKey’s panel mount products feature many options including fully sealed keypads and pointing devices, backlit models, small footprint and low emissions models that are all backed by iKey’s track record of high quality products.

Rack Drawer
Used in industrial rackmount computer systems, where there may be some exposure to dripping water, dirt and dust, iKey’s rackdrawer products are built for rugged applications that have a need for a locking rackdrawer to secure the keyboard while in motion. Rackdrawers from iKey have a CRS steel construction, coated with black epoxy paint, and chrome-plated, ball-bearing slides. iKey’s rackdrawers come with a T-handle or locking T-handle option, and are built to withstand harsh treatment.

Backlit
iKey’s rugged line of backlit keyboards feature: almost any color LED and NVIS Green B for night vision compatibility. These NEMA rated keyboards are manufactured to iKey’s high-quality standards. This extensive line of products includes many case options, including: small-footprint, mobile, stainless steel, and rugged polycarbonate. Available with a variety of useful, space-saving features, including 10-key number pads, low-profile keys for easy cleaning, optional mounting holes, and integrated pointing devices. In addition, iKey can tailor a unit to have multiple levels of backlighting, along with an emergency “blackout” key.

Rugged, Sealed Pointing Devices
iKey’s line of fully sealed pointing devices compliment any iKey product and out-perform traditional computer equipment in harsh environments. Built from the same rugged materials that go into the entire line of iKey input devices, these fully-sealed, NEMA-rated pointing devices can be cleaned, and disinfected and never clog with dust or debris. With many options available, iKey’s pointing devices come in a variety of form factors including desktop, panel mount, and OEM. These plug-and-play products require no software or drivers.

Rugged Trackballs
iKey’s line of fully sealed pointing devices compliment any iKey product and out-perform traditional computer equipment in harsh environments. Built from the same rugged materials that go into the entire line of iKey input devices, these fully-sealed, NEMA-rated pointing devices can be cleaned, and disinfected and never clog with dust or debris. With many options available, iKey’s pointing devices come in a variety of form factors including desktop, panel mount, and OEM. These plug-and-play products require no software or drivers.

Available types:
Desktop
Panel Mount
OEM

Rugged Displays
iKey’s rugged line of flat panels is expertly engineered to endure tough treatment. This line features slim-profile alloy panels that are resistant to dirt, dust, liquids and corrosives. iKey displays are designed for easy integration into most applications, with many equipped for VESA, panel, or wall-mounted installation. In addition, iKey’s most popular displays are now available in high-bright for outdoor use.

Available types:
Panel Mount
OEM
Desktop

OEM
iKey understands that stability and seamless integration are key concerns in industrial computing. iKey’s OEM line performs flawlessly in harsh environments. Framed in mounting holes, iKey’s OEM products maintain waterproof functionality and maintain iKey’s high NEMA-ratings when properly installed. These products are ideal for kiosk, industrial workstations and control panels and can be washed down without being unplugged, eliminating downtime needed for cleaning. iKey’s OEM products feature many options including fully sealed keypads and pointing devices, backlit models, and low emissions models that are all backed by iKey’s track record of high quality products.

iKey: Active in Politics and Building Business in the United States, with Steve Bannon

 

Nancy Ebe, iKey’s COO and VP of Government Relations, met Steve Bannon, President Trump’s Chief Strategist, in New York City in November, and briefly talked with him about the positive impact of the federal government’s pro-business policies on Texas manufacturing.

Nancy Ebe, iKey’s COO and VP of Government Relations, attended the Texas Republican Party 150th Anniversary dinner, and had the opportunity to congratulate Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, and other Texas elected officials on implementing pro-business policies that have made Texas the best place in the world for manufacturers.

Nancy Ebe, iKey’s COO and VP of Government Relations, attended the Texas Republican Party 150th Anniversary dinner, and had the opportunity to congratulate Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, and other Texas elected officials on implementing pro-business policies that have made Texas the best place in the world for manufacturers.

 
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