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Genovation MiniTerm 905

The Genovation MiniTerm 905 is a fully programmable LCD mini-terminal. The Mini Data Terminal supports simple and complex re-programmable key macros and system configurations. It includes detachable USB cable for easy setup and flexibility. The 905 has multiple card/tag reader options for fast and easy data transactions. The LCD can also be used as a customer display (pole display).

Genovation's MiniTerms are ideal whenever you need to add a user interface to a machine, device or process. MiniTerms can be connected to PCs, printers, automation or industrial control PLC systems, cash registers or other POS terminals, electronic musical instruments, high-speed video cameras, security systems, CNC mill control and industrial pendants, access control systems and digital signage and more.

This keypad can be customized with a number of different optional add-ons. Use our convenient Info Request form to contact us for available options and pricing or call  877-477-1988.

An optional DB9 kit is available that includes a 6' (1.8m) RJ45 to serial DB9 connector with AC power adapter.

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  • Easy to set up and use
  • Operates in standard terminal or line-edit (pin-pad) mode
  • 12 keys: sealed membrane, 20 million operations
  • 2 x 16 super-twist back-lit LCD (sealed)
  • Two programmable LEDs
  • Fully-programmable key table
  • Detachable USB cable
  • Ethernet device server, Ethernet virtual COM port option
  • Internal buzzer/alarm/audible key beeper
  • "Flash" memory holds key data and settings
  • Includes Genovation re-programming software for easy customization & setup
  • Will work with legacy COM port applications
  • Supports internal devices such as: Magnetic card reader, Barcode scanner, Barcode slot reader, RFID, and Fingerprint readers.
  • Automated LCD screen (Scripting mode)
  • 1 year warranty
  • Virtual serial COM port (over USB or Ethernet)
  • Standard USB HID keyboard
  • Ethernet device server
  • Color: Two-tone gray
  • Dimension: 18.5cm x 15.0cm x 5.3cm (7.25" x 6.0" x 2.25")
  • Weight: 0.3kg (0.65 lbs); Single Keypad Ship Weight 1.0kg (2.0lbs)

This keypad is available with a number of options as described in the table below:

Designation  Description of Option 
K USB - HID Keyboard
W Wireless
M Magnetic Card Reader
B Bar Code Slot Reader
S Scanner - Bar Code (front beam type)
WS Wireless USB + Scanner
E Ethernet device server host option
USB 25 25 ft USB cable
WiFi WiFi Wireless


Mechanical Data:

  • Life Cycles 2 x 107
  • Key Type Tactile sealed membrane (20,000,000+ operations)
  • Operating Force 0.686N (79gf)

Electrical Data:

  • Key Roll-Over Selectable 1 or 2 key
  • Memory FLASH+EEPROM non-volatile, >100 year retention

LCD Display:

  • Type 2x16 Super-Twist "STN"
  • Backlight Yes (LED)

Light Emitting Diodes:

  • Quantity 2
  • Color(s) 1 Green, 1 Red - Both user programmable


  • Operating Temperature 0 to 70 degrees C (32 to 158 degrees F)
  • Operating Humidity 0% to 98% non-condensing
  • FCC Rating Class B Device

Interface: USB

  • Type USB 1.0, 1.1 & 2.0 compliant, bus powered
  • Cable Length Included 6ft (1.8m), detachable via USB connection
  • Optional 12ft (3.65m) or 25ft (7.6m) cable available
  • Connection RJ-45 to USB standard Type A
  • Data Rate USB Full Speed

Interface: RS232

  • Fully RS232C Compliant
  • Powered by external 5vdc Power Adaptor
  • Cable Length Included: 6ft (1.8m)
  • Connection RJ-45 to RS232C Female
  • Optional 25ft (7.6m) RS232C cable available

Interface: Ethernet

  • Type 10Base-T/100Base-TX (Auto-Sensing)
  • Ethernet Cable Not included
  • Connection RJ-45
  • Protocols TCP/IP, UDP/IP, ARP, ICMP, SNMP, TFTP, Telnet, DHCP, BOOTP, HTTP, and AutoIP

Interface: Wi-Fi

  • Type 802.11 b/g wireless networking
  • Range Up to 328 feet indoors
  • Output Power 14dBm +2.0 dBm/-1.5 dBm (does not include antenna gain)
  • Sensitivity -91dBm @ 1Mbps
  • Protocols ARP, UDP, TCP, Telnet, ICMP, SNMP, DHCP, BOOTP, Auto IP, HTTP, SMTP, TFTP

Internal Reader Options:

  • Barcode Card/Tag/Label Scanner Front firing, visible red beam
  • Slotted Barcode Card Reader Infrared swipe reader for Barcode ID cards, located on right hand side
  • Magnetic Card Reader Mag card swipe reader for ATM, driver's license, credit cards, etc. Located on right hand side.
  • RFID Card/Label/Tag Reader 125kHz or 13.56MHz MiFARE MF1/Ultralight cards, labels and tags. Located on left hand side.
  • Dallas One-Wire iButton Front panel mounted "probe" receptacle. Guaranteed unique 64-bit registration number per tag.
  • Proximity Card Use your existing access control card or tag for cafeterias, attendance, equipment check-out, etc. This is a custom order since we need to match our keypad to your proximity card (Eg. HID, Indala, etc).

Supported Operating Systems and Hosts

  • Mac OS, DOS, Embedded; Version 6.0, is compatible with Mac and Linux operating systems.
  • USB HID Keyboard: Windows 98se / ME / 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 / 8
  • USB Virtual COM Port, MiniTermPro, MacroMaster: Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 / 8
  • Optional Ethernet Virtual COM Port:  Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 Server

Need more information about customizing any of the keypads or accessories, such as protective keypad covers to protect against spills and wear? Use our convenient Info Request form for more information. There's no charge and no obligation.