In the Beginning
Keydata has been a major name in
the portable computer business as long as there has been a portable computer business.
It was 1989, and the Age of Portable Computing had begun. That's when Keydata began
Our computers brought the latest in cutting-edge technology to the market --
Display "Lunchbox" models, and portable CRT models. These Keydata computers
were excellent machines for their era, making it possible to put most of the power -- and
along with it, most of the weight -- of a desktop system at the end of your arm.
were big, they were powerful . . . . and you had to be too, to carry them around.
It was only a year later, in 1990, that portable computing became far more portable. That
was the year Keydata began selling laptop computers. But another change was on its way.
As portable as a book: the Keynote
In June 1992, Keydata introduced the first Keynote notebook computer. This sturdy,
hard-working 486SLC notebook would soon get good reviews from the press, and
enthusiastic endorsements from customers.
The Keynote was the first in a growing line of Keydata notebooks, each new model bringing
new levels of convenience and power to portable computing. And each developed to meet
specific customer needs and take advantage of new technology. Today, more than 200,000
Keydata portable and notebook computers have been sold.
The right size for the right response
Keydata is a company with one focus: the portable market. It's a market that
demands the highest in portable computing power, storage, and connectivity. We've
developed innovative management, production, and distribution solutions geared solely to
Our accumulated portable computing experience is combined with exceptionally efficient and
flexible manufacturing processes. We can implement the newest technology faster -- much
faster -- than most of our competitors, large or small. That also means we are able to
respond to market needs much faster.
Today, the scope of our market extends beyond North America: we also deliver to Europe,
the Middle East, Russia, and South America.
We know notebooks inside and out
One of the contributing reasons to Keydata's growth, is the strength of our customer
support. Questions are answered, and problems are solved, fast.
Why? Certainly part of the reason is the fact that over a third of our tech support and
customer service team members hold master's degrees. That means qualified support is there
when needed, not later, from people who know notebook computers inside and out.
Keynotes in Key Roles
There are several important reasons why Keydata's Keynote computers are especially popular
with Corporate and Government users: quality, performance, support, and the ability to
respond immediately. We carry an inventory more than sufficient to meet virtually any
order without delays. That's why Keynotes are hard at work in many Federal, State, and
Municipal level government offices, and in companies such as AT&T, McDonnell Douglas,
Abbott Laboratories and Merrill Lynch. You can order with confidence.
It's very difficult to make it through the Pentagon's quality control inspections.
However, hundreds of Keynotes have not only passed the test -- they're in daily use
throughout the facility. And most of them were ordered with docking stations.
The giant car maker has placed dozens of Keynotes -- and docking stations -- into service
on its production lines.
FEMA rescued by Keynotes
During the California flood recovery effort, the Federal Emergency Management Agency
placed an order for 25 Keynotes. They needed them in two days. They got them in two days.