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Genovation MiniTerm 908

The Genovation MiniTerm 908 is a fully programmable LCD mini-terminal. The Mini Data Terminal supports simple and complex re-programmable key macros and system configurations. Includes detachable USB cable for easy setup. DB9KIT is available separately for Serial connection and different applications. The 908 has multiple card/tag reader options for fast and easy data transactions. The LCD can also be used as a customer display (pole display).

The 908 was designed to allow for easier wall mounting applications and we have a new optional bendable wall mount/table stand that can be used to mount the 908 anywhere.

There are riser legs on the back to angle the pinpad for desktop applications.

The 908 also accepts all of the keys layout variations of the 905, including the 20-key layout

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./font>

This keypad can be customized with a number of different optional front beam scanner. 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
  • x super-twist back-lit LCD (sealed)
  • Two programmable LEDs
  • Fully-programmable key table
  • Detachable USB cable
  • Ethernet device server, Ethernet virtual COM port option
  • Includes Genovation re-programming software "MacroMaster232" for easy customization & setup
  • "Flash" memory holds key data and settings
  • Includes Genovation re-programming software for easy customization & setup
  • Will work with legacy COM port applications
  • Supports a front beam scanner add on
  • 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: 18.41cm x 10.5cm x 4.3cm (7.25" x 4.125" x 1.68")
  • Weight: 0.3kg (0.65 lbs); Single Keypad Ship Weight 1.0kg (2.0lbs)

This keypad is available with a front beam scanner attachment

Designation  Description of Option 
S Scanner - Bar Code (front beam type)


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

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 / 10
  • USB Virtual COM Port, MiniTermPro, MacroMaster: Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
  • 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.