modular-canpos-keyboard Toshiba Modular CANPOS Keyboard

The compact alpha-numeric POS keyboard, 20 percent smaller than the standard Modular ANPOS keyboard, is valued by customers with limited counter space and is used with Toshiba SurePOS Systems 700, 500 and 300.


  • The Toshiba Modular CANPOS (Compact AlphaNumeric Point-Of-Sale) is a new version of Toshiba's most popular compact keyboard, valued by customers with limited counter space.

  • The Modular CANPOS may be used with Toshiba SurePOS Systems 700, 500 and 300

  • It contains all the great features and functions of the CANPOS with additional capabilities to make operations easier and faster and improve security for retail customers worldwide.

  • The space-saving Modular CANPOS is over 20% narrower than Toshiba's standard retail ANPOS keyboard. It takes up less workspace on a counter, and it fits in a small checkout area — an important feature for the specialty retail, hospitality and service industries.

  • USB and PS/2 interfaces: Connectivity is provided with a simple cable configuration, including powered or standard USB for support of all operating systems other than DOS. DOS users can easily integrate the new keyboard using a PS/2 interface.

  • A new modular design capability will allow easy customization by a customer or by an Toshiba Business Partner in response to changing customer operations and unique requirements.

  • An optional pointing device that combines touchpad and pointing stick capabilities, enables ease-of-use and improved operations.

  • Optional authentication devices, such as a Keylock or optical fingerprint reader, provide additional security for customers.

  • An optional Magnetic Stripe Reader with three tracks that support credit cards, small form factor cards and even driver's licenses is available.

  • The Modular CANPOS is available in several languages, including U.S. English, UK English, French, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, and Canadian French.

These new features and functions, combined with Toshiba quality, reliability and service, make the Modular CANPOS the most versatile compact keyboard available for any POS environment.

Choice of Interface — USB and PS2

  • Wider choice for simplified system integration

Modular design

  • Ability for customer or ISV to optimize the keyboard configuration to reduce costs

Optional pointing device

  • Enables POS applications with a graphical user interface, to simplify transactions

Optional authentication devices

  • Flexible choices for operator security

Optional MSR (Magnetic Stripe Reader)

  • More efficient, speedier credit transactions, security enhancements


  • Add new features and functions with easy-to-install options

Improved serviceability

  • Easy for customers and ISVs to replace and install parts to ensure continued reliability and dependability


Keyboard design

  • Standard width, alphanumeric QWERTY keyboard

  • Sculpted keys

  • Key nibs (F and J) to ensure proper finger positioning

  • Enable/disable Typematic — repeating single-key depression input

  • 10-key rollover supported on all keys

  • Key Debounce — to limit multiple key depressions

  • Keyboard self-reset during power failure

  • Phantom key suppression—when multiple key depressions cause the keyboard to initiate one that was not intended

  • Key Switch Debounce — to help eliminate false key depressions

  • Windows® keys omitted for retail POS security

  • 32 programmable keys

  • Redefinable scan code strings (1 – 16 key depressions)

  • Relegendable with clear key tops and key sheet inserts

  • Supports 1x1 and 1x2 vertical and horizontal keys

  • Fits in SurePOS 500 Integration Trays

Numeric keypad

  • 11-key numeric pad

  • Arrow keys to ease keyboard navigation

  • Key nib on the “5” key to ensure proper finger positioning

Pointing module

  • Optional

  • Two-button Varatouch

  • Touchpad/Trackpad

  • Includes hand stabilization rest for improved accuracy

Seven keyboard status indicators

  • Num Lock

  • Caps Lock

  • Scroll Lock

  • Wait

  • Offline

  • Message Pending

  • User Definable


  • Long and short cables to accommodate integrated and distributed implementations

  • PS/2 min-DIN, POS Power USB and standard USB cables are available

MSR Module

  • Optional JUCC or Three-Track MSR

  • Drivers License and Wedge mode support

Security Module

  • Optional two-position Keylock or Optional Biometric Fingerprint Reader (USB Only)

  • Optional Biometric Fingerprint Reader (USB Only)


  • PS/2 Keyboard or USB

  • Selected cable determines interface

Keyboard programming

  • Utility downloadable from the Web that supports Windows XP


  • No special driver required

  • Programmability is supported via standard keyboard scan codes

  • UPOS (OPOS/Java™POS)


  • Downloadable Firmware