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MiniTerm 905 12-Key Membrane w/Braille

MiniTerm 905 12-Key Membrane w/Braille

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Quick Overview

The Mini Data Terminal 905 comes standard as USB-Virtual Serial, can also be programmed as USB-HID, Serial RS232 or Ethernet. It has a new 12-key braille membrane layout, is fully programmable and comes with many card reader options.
Base Model MSRP: $253.97

Additional Information


Included PC Connections   Optional Network Connections   Quick Look   Quick Look   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. Includes detachable USB cable for easy setup. DB9KIT is available separately for Serial connection and different applications. 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. 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
  • 12 keys: new braille membrane, 20 million operations
  • 2 x 16 super-twist back-lit LCD (sealed)
  • Two programmable LEDs
  • Fully-programmable serial settings & key table
  • Detachable USB Type A Male to USB Type B Male 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
  • 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 “MacroMaster232” for easy customization & setup
  • Will work with legacy COM port applications
  • LCD Smartie (serial LCD) plug-in available
  • Supports internal devices such as: Magnetic card reader, Barcode scanner, Barcode slot reader, and RFID.
  • Automated LCD screen (Scripting mode)
  • 1 year warranty


Sealed 12-key membrane terminal


Standard RS232C serial Virtual serial COM port (over USB or Ethernet) Standard USB HID keyboard Ethernet device server


Two-tone gray


18.5cm x 15.0cm x 5.3cm (7.25″ x 6.0″ x 2.25″)



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
Optional Ethernet Virtual COM Port Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 Server
Optional WiFi Virtual COM Port** Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 Server
**CALL for special ordering instructions


Mechanical Data:
Life Cycles 2 x 107
Key Type New braille membrane (20,000,000+ operations)
Operating Force 0.686N (79gf)
Color Two tone, light and dark gray
Number of Keys 12
Electrical Data:
Power Supply 5vDC, 60ma (not including card reader).
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 2×16 Super-Twist “STN”
Backlight Yes (LED)
Light Emitting Diodes:
Quantity 2
Color(s) 1 Green, 1 Red – Both user programmable
Length x Width x Height 18.5cm x 15.0cm x 5.3cm (7.25” x 6.0” x 2.25”)
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 (no options) 0.3kg (0.65lbs)
Single Keypad Ship Weight 1.0kg (2.0lbs)
Interface: RS232
Type Serial RS232C 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
Interface: Ethernet
Type 10Base-T/100Base-TX (Auto-Sensing)
Cable Length Not included
Connection RJ-45
Protocols TCP/IP, UDP/IP, ARP, ICMP, SNMP, TFTP, Telnet, DHCP, BOOTP, HTTP, and AutoIP
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.
RS232 Ext. Wedge Device Rear panel RJ45 input jack allows external RS232 serial device wedging/pass-thru
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).
Popular Accessories
RS-232 Serial Cable USB Cable RFID Cards


File Type
OS Supported
File Name
Software v9
Windows 2K/XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 (March 2016)
MiniTermProSetup_v9_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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