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MiniTerm 910 20-Key Re-legendable Full Travel Keys

MiniTerm 910 20-Key Re-legendable Full Travel Keys

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Quick Overview

The Mini Data Terminal 910 comes standard as USB-Virtual Serial, can also be programmed as USB-HID, Serial RS232 or Ethernet. It has a 20-key RELEGENDABLE Full Travel Keys, is fully programmable and comes with many card reader options.

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Included PC Connections

        » Serial RS232C Host Port
        » USB Virtual Serial COM port
        » USB HID Keyboard Device

Optional Network Connections

        » Ethernet (incl. Virtual COM Port)
        » Wi-Fi (incl. Virtual COM Port)

  Quick Look

        » Product Sheet PDF  
        » MacroMaster Screen Shot


Card/Tag Reader Options

        » Front Beam Scanner 
        » Barcode Slot Reader 
        » Magnetic Card Reader 
        » RFID Reader & Encoder 
        » Fingerprint Reader 
        » RS232C Wedge Input on rear panel 
        » Dallas 1-Wire iButton Reader 
        » Proximity Card: HID, Indala... (Call)


The Genovation MiniTerm 910 is a fully programmable LCD mini-terminal. The MiniTerm 910 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. It also has multiple card/tag reader options for fast and easy data transactions.

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 Re-legendable Keys, 20 million operations
  • 2 x 16 super-twist back-lit LCD (sealed)
  • Two programmable LEDs
  • 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
  • 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, RFID, and Fingerprint readers.
  • Automated LCD screen (Scripting mode)
  • 1 year warranty
Type Full-travel, 20-key terminal
Interface Standard RS232C serial Virtual serial COM port (over USB or Ethernet) Standard USB HID keyboard USB CDC class virtual COM port Ethernet device server
Programmable yes
Color Two-tone gray
Dimensions 18.5cm x 15.0cm x 5.3cm (7.25" x 6.0" x 2.25")
Weight 0.6500
Operating Systems Supported

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Supported Operating Systems and Hosts
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 Tactile sealed membrane (20,000,000+ operations)
Operating Force 0.686N (79gf)
Color Two tone, light and dark gray
Number of Keys 20
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 2x16 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.
Fingerprint ID Reader Scans and encodes fingerprints into usable biometric data
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).


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Driver / Software
File Type OS Supported File(s) File Name
Software v9 Windows 2K/XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
(March 2016)
Download Now MiniTermProSetup_v9_setup.exe
 (6 MB)
Release Notes n/a Download Now MiniTermPro.txt
 (4 KB)
User and Developer Resources
Manuals File(s) File Type
MiniTerm Quick Set-up Guide Download Now pdf PDF File
MiniTerm User/Developer Manual
(May 2011, 1MB)
Download Now pdf PDF File
MiniTerm HID Keyboard Setup Brief
(Configuring MiniTerm as MiniTerm-K)
Download Now pdf PDF File
MacroMaster Advanced Mode Manual
(Oct. 2009, 1MB)
Download Now pdf PDF File
MiniTerm Low-Level USB Application Note Download Now pdf PDF File
MiniTerm Low-Level USB Application Note Files Download Now  RAR Archive
Sharp ECR Application Note
Using a MiniTerm with a Sharp Electronic Cash Register
Download Now pdf PDF File
Using the MiniTerm as a Serial LCD
(including LCD Smartie)
Download Now pdf PDF File
Genovation LCD Smartie display plug-in Download Now  ZIP Archive
Protect your software! Request a copy of our Genovation Keypad as Software Copy Protection white paper. Request Now PDF Request
Firmware Upgrades (for v5.10 and higher)
Description Comment File(s) File Name
Firmware v5.60
(May 2011)
» Upgrade using RS232 cable!
» See "Release Notes" above.
» Use browser Save As...
Call! MiniTerm_upg_v5_60.upg
(59 KB)
Firmware v6.10
(Dec 2011)
» Upgrade using RS232 cable!
» See "Release Notes" above.
» Use browser Save As...
Call! MiniTerm_upg_v6_10.upg
(59 KB)
Instructions Firmware upgrade instructions Download Now MiniTermFirmware Upgrade.pdf
(138 KB)

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