Backlit Keyboards

Advanced LED technology ideal for low-lighting environments
Orbit backlit keyboards using advanced LED technology have proven invaluable in military reduced-lighting command, control, communication, computer and information centers. Key features:

  • Linear variable-intensity backlight adjustment (controlled either manually or automatically, depending on the model) capable of displaying in full sunlight and in NVIS environments
  • Custom keycaps, keycap legends and customer-defined codes can be specified for any or all keys
  • Required system power is minimized

Radar Control

Designed for radar control applications, this backlit unit features 30 push-button switches, 5 rotary switches, a dimmer potentiometer, circular military I/O connector, and 2″ trackball. 18.55″ x 7.94 x 3.74″ desktop mounted, semi-gloss black enclosure, with standard or custom interfaces.

Carrier Landing

Proven reliable in carrier landing airborne applications, this standard QWERTY-configured keyboard features a 1.375″ trackball. The 16.85″ x 6.55″ 1.71″ panel-mounted enclossure is ruggedly secured via twelve 6-32 captive mounting screws.


Battle-tested through shipboard use in the Navy’s Tomahawk program, this 17″ x 7″ QWERTY-configured unit features 90 keys, 4 LED indicators and a dimming potentiometer. Standard or custom interfaces available. Fourteen 6-32 captive mounting screws secure its panel mounted chassis.

Air Traffic Control

84-key unit designed for Air Traffic Control tower applications features five different colored keys custom arranged for customer specifications. Large overall dimming control in top center for easy adjustment of dimming to console level. Desktop or panel mount configurations available.

Products are just a few of the many custom designs Orbit has produced.
Contact us to discuss what we can custom design and manufacture for your applications.