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NMB introduces Erase-Ease back space feature for Right Touch Windows 95-compatible keyboard; Enhanced key functionality provides improved comfort, speed and efficiency.

CHATSWORTH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 25, 1995--NMB Technologies Inc., the world's highest volume computer keyboard manufacturer, is now shipping its Right Touch Professional Series keyboard with Erase-Ease, model number RT-8200WIN.

This clicker mechanical keyswitch keyboard is designed to save keystrokes in operating Microsoft's Windows 95 software using the three Windows 95 function keys. NMB recently introduced its first standard Windows 95-compatible keyboard with a membrane keyswitch version, model number RT-6600WIN.

Erase-Ease

The backspace key is one of the most frequently used keys; yet it is located in one of the hardest to reach places on the keyboard. Erase-Ease tackles this problem by moving the backspace key from its traditional location in the upper right to a split space bar, easily accessible by the thumb.

The right part of the space bar is used by the right thumb for normal spacing; the left part is used by the left thumb to backspace/erase. The user's eyes and hands never have to leave their accustomed places, resulting in improved comfort, speed, and efficiency.

"With Erase-Ease, we've added functionality to our Right Touch Windows 95-compatible keyboard product line to enhance user productivity," said Myron Jones, president of NMB Technologies. "The Erase-Ease, coupled with our Windows 95-compatibility and special keys, makes this keyboard a strong productivity tool," Jones added.

Customized Windows 95 Keys

In addition to Novell Netware compatibility, the RT-8200WIN is approved by Microsoft Compatibility Labs. The keyboard's function keys are: application, left Windows, and right Windows. These keys simplify existing combination keystrokes like Alt, Tab, Ctrl-Esc, or right mouse button clicks to single key operations when using the Window 95 software.

The application key brings up the content (pop-up) menu at the current select position. This is the equivalent of pressing the right mouse button in some applications today. Pressing the application key will not disturb the current mouse pointer position.

The lift Windows key sets focus to the Windows 95 user interface. The right Windows key has the same functionality as the left Windows key.

Price and Availability

The Professional Series Windows 95-compatible keyboard with Erase-Ease is available for the 1995 holiday season through Ingram Micro and Almo Distributing, and at retailers nationwide. With a three-year manufacturer's warranty, the RT-8200WIN model of the Professional Series carries a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $69.99. For further information regarding availability, call the NMB Information Hotline at 800/662-8321.

NMB Technologies is a subsidiary of NMB (USA) Inc., the North American headquarters and operating center of the Minebea Group of companies. NMB Technologies offers its customers a full line of state-of-the-art products including keyboards, fans, step motors, audio speakers, and other electronic components.

NMB's Right Touch keyboards are available in OEM quantities and through the reseller/distribution channel.

NOTE: Microsoft is a registered trademark and Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corp.

CONTACT: NBM Technologies Inc.

Susan Shippey, 818/341-3355

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Capital Relations Inc.

Phyllis Grabot/Bonnie Quintanilla, 805/494-0830
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