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MiniTerm 900 20-Key Full Travel

MiniTerm 900 20-Key Full Travel

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Quick Overview

The 900-RJ has been discontinued. Replacement Part Number is 910

Additional Information


Included PC Connections


Quick Look


The Genovation MiniTerm 900-RJ is a fully programmable LCD mini-terminal. The MiniTerm 900-RJ 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..

Genovation’s MiniTerms are ideal whenever you need to add a user interface to a machine, device or process. The possibilities are endless — MiniTerms are right at home whether 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 — just to name a few.

  • Easy to set up and use
  • Operates in standard terminal or line-edit (pin-pad) mode
  • 20 keys: Full Travel Keys with 8 Relegendable Keys, 50 million operations
  • Includes relegendable keycaps
  • 1 x 16 super-twist back-lit LCD (sealed)
  • Fully programmable serial settings & key table
  • Detachable USB Cable (Included)
  • Detachable Serial Cable and Power supply can be purchased separately as DB9KIT
  • RS232C compliant (full-duplex), supports a wide variety of baud rates and word formats
  • Selectable USB virtual serial and USB HID keyboard functionality
  • Internal buzzer/alarm/audible key beeper
  • “Flash” memory holds key data and settings
  • Includes Genovation re-programming software “MacroMaster232” for easy customization & setup
  • Will work with legacy COM port applications
  • LCD Smartie (serial LCD) plug-in available
  • Automated LCD screen (Scripting mode)
  • 1 year warranty


Full-travel, 20-key terminal


Standard RS232C serial Genovation USB virtual serial port Standard USB HID keyboard USB CDC class virtual COM port


Dark Gray


15.5cm x 9.6cm x 3.5cm (6.1″ x 3.75″ x 1.5″)



OS Supported

RS-232 Windows 98 / ME / NT / 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
Mac OS, Linux, DOS, Embedded
USB HID Keyboard Windows 98se / ME / 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
Mac OS, Linux, Embedded
USB CDC Virtual COM Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 / Mac OSX / Linux
USB Virtual COM Port, MiniTermPro, MacroMaster Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10


Mechanical Data:
Life Cycles 5 x 107
Key Type Cherry, Gold Contact
Operating Force 0.686N (79gf)
Color Dark grey
Number of Keys 20
Electrical Data:
Power Supply 5vDC, 60mA
RS232 adapter supplied, USB bus powered
Key Roll-Over Selectable 1 or 2 key
Memory FLASH+EEPROM non-volatile, >100 year retention
LCD Display:
Type 1×16 Super-Twist STN
Backlight Yes (LED backlight with adjustable brightness)
Length x Width x Height 15.5cm x 9.6cm x 3.5cm (6.1” x 3.75” x 1.5”)
Operating Temperature 0 to 70 degrees C (32 to 158 degrees F)
Operating Humidity 0% to 98% non-condensing
FCC Rating Class B Device
Keypad 0.3kg (0.65lbs)
Single Keypad Ship Weight 1.0kg (2.0lbs)
Interface: RS232
Type Serial RS-232C compliant
Cable Length Included 6ft (1.8m), detachable via RJ-45 connection
Optional 25ft (7.6m) cable available
Connection RJ-45 to DB-9 female
Data Rate 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 31250 (MIDI), 38400, 57600 and 115200 baud, full duplex
Interface: USB
Type USB 1.0, 1.1 & 2.0 compliant, bus powered
Cable Length Included 6ft (1.8m), detachable via RJ-45 connection
Optional 25ft (7.6m) cable available
Connection RJ-45 to USB standard Type A
Data Rate USB Full Speed
Popular Accessories
Relegendable Keycap, 1 x 1 Relegendable Keycap, 1 x 2 RS-232 Serial Cable USB Cable Polyskin Cover


File Type
OS Supported
File Name
Software v8
Windows 2K/XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 (March 2016)
MiniTermProSetup_v8_setup.exe (6 MB)
Release Notes
MiniTermPro.txt (4 KB)
File Type
MiniTerm Quick Set-up Guide
PDF File
MiniTerm User/Developer Manual (May 2011, 1MB)
PDF File
MiniTerm HID Keyboard Setup Brief (Configuring MiniTerm as MiniTerm-K)
PDF File
MacroMaster Advanced Mode Manual (Oct. 2009, 1MB)
PDF File
MiniTerm Low-Level USB Application Note
PDF File
MiniTerm Low-Level USB Application Note Files
RAR Archive
Sharp ECR Application Note Using a MiniTerm with a Sharp Electronic Cash Register
PDF File
Using the MiniTerm as a Serial LCD (including LCD Smartie)
PDF File
Genovation LCD Smartie display plug-in
ZIP Archive
File Type
Firmware v5.60 (May 2011)
» Upgrade using RS232 cable!
» See “Release Notes” above.
» Use browser Save As…
MiniTerm_upg_v5_60.upg (59 KB)
Firmware v6.10 (Dec 2011)
» Upgrade using RS232 cable!
» See “Release Notes” above.
» Use browser Save As…
MiniTerm_upg_v6_10.upg (59 KB)
Firmware upgrade instructions
MiniTermFirmware Upgrade.pdf (138 KB)

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