BlueStar Distributes Cherry’s New Washable Keyboards

Designed specifically for the Healthcare Industry.

Florence, KY, March 22, 2008 --( BlueStar, the leading innovator in solutions-based distribution for Auto ID, Point-of-Sale, Mobility, and RFID products, is announcing its distribution of two new series of washable keyboards from Cherry Electrical Products. The keyboards are sealed and have a NEMA 4 rating, which enables healthcare providers to wash them with hospital-grade disinfectants and commercial anti-bacterial wipes.

Cherry’s new washable keyboard line consists of two models: the J84-2120 Series backlit model and the J84-2800 Series fully-sealed model. The J84-2120 features a compact, easy-to-wipe keytop that measures 11.4-in. wide by 6.4-in. high. It offers eight levels of brightness for the backlit keys and an integrated HulaPoint pointing device.

The J84-2800 Series keyboard offers a fully-sealed rubber casing suitable for rinsing and immersion with cleaning and disinfecting fluids. This full-sized model measures 16.7-in. x 7.5-in. high and features a 104-key US layout.

“The J84-2120 is suitable for a broad range of applications—not only medical, but also emergency vehicles, dirty and rugged industrial environments, and in vehicular fleet management to name a few,” says Sherry Jones, Distribution Manager for Cherry Electrical Products.

“In addition, the Cherry J84-2800 is squarely aimed at the medical environment. Tested for submersibility and compatibility with typical hospital cleaning agents, this keyboard is ready for heavy use,” says Mark Fraker, BlueStar’s VP of Marketing.

About Cherry Corporation
The Cherry Corporation is a global supplier of computer keyboards & input devices, switches and controls, as well as mechanical and electronic components for the automotive industry. Cherry Electrical Products is the North American division of the Cherry Corporation with its headquarters in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. Cherry also has seven wholly owned subsidiaries in Germany, England, France, Australia, Czech Republic, Mexico and Hong Kong.

About BlueStar
BlueStar is a leading solutions-based distributor of point-of-sale, bar coding, data collection, radio frequency identification (RFID), and wireless mobility products. BlueStar works exclusively with VAR Partners, providing them with complete solutions at competitive prices. The company brings unequaled expertise to the market, offers award-winning technical support and is an authorized service center for a growing number of manufacturers. For more information about BlueStar, please contact a BlueStar sales representative or log on to

Kacey King