Custom Keyboard Construction Technologies

At Epec Engineered Technologies, we offer a wide array of custom user interface options for various industries including medical, aerospace & military, telecommunications, and consumer products.

Each keyboard technology has features and advantages that we can compare for you to aid in the best technology selection for your specific application.

Custom Keyboard Construction Technologies

Our Capabilities Include:

Tactile metal domes mounted to a rigid printed circuit board with the following design options:

  • Printed graphic overlays can be incorporated for a flat, unified appearance.
  • Non-conductive molded rubber boots with 3-dimensional pushbuttons for unambiguous feel and high reliability operation.
  • Molded plastic pushbuttons for professional appearance in higher volume, low cost applications.
  • Metal or molded plastic bezels with many mounting options to finish the assembly.
  • Conductive rubber keyboard assemblies.

General options available for core keyboard technologies:

  • Custom shielding materials for Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI), Electro-Static Discharge (ESD), and Tempest-sensitive applications.
  • General backlighting or selective backlighting graphic overlay areas or translucent rubber boots using Electro-Luminescent lamps (E/L) or Light-Emitting Diodes (LED).
  • Clear or tinted windows for displays using either graphic overlay material or our proprietary hard plastic windows.
  • Displays, discrete electronic components, drivers and encoders.
  • Rugged design to meet the Environmental and EMI requirements of highly reliable and exacting applications; including MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-461, and RTCA/DO-160.
  • Illumination - Compliance with MIL-DTL-7788 and NVIS (Night Vision Imaging System) MIL-STD-3009. Lighting options – LED, incandescent, and electroluminescent.
  • Waterproof and other protection from liquids, bodily fluids, and most other foreign materials.
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Our History

As the oldest production Printed Circuit Board Company in North America, perhaps in the world, the 60-year plus story of Epec is connected to the development of the PCB and the electronics industry.

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  • Epec Founded in 1952
  • IPC Founded in 1957
  • Epec Builds PCB for Apollo 11