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MiniTerm 908 12-Key Membrane

MiniTerm 908 12-Key Membrane

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Quick Overview

The Mini Data Terminal 908 comes standard as USB-Virtual Serial, can also be programmed as USB-HID, Serial RS232 or Ethernet. It has a 12-key flat membrane layout, 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)

  Quick Look

        » Product Sheet PDF  
        » MacroMaster Screen Shot


Card/Tag Reader Options

        » Front Beam Scanner 
        » RS232C Wedge Input on rear panel 

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).

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: sealed membrane, 20 million operations
  • x 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: Barcode scanner
  • Automated LCD screen (Scripting mode)
  • 1-year warranty
Type Sealed 12-key membrane terminal
Interface Standard RS232C serial Virtual serial COM port (over USB or Ethernet) Standard USB HID keyboard Ethernet device server
Programmable Yes
Color Dark Gray
Dimensions 18.41cm x 10.5 cm x 4.3cm
Weight No
Operating Systems Supported
Supported Operating Systems and Hosts
RS-232 Windows 95 / 98 / ME / 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

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Mechanical Data:
Life Cycles 2 x 107
Key Type Tactile sealed membrane (20,000,000+ operations)
Operating Force 0.686N (79gf)
Color dark gray
Number of Keys 12
Electrical Data:
Power Supply 5v DC, 60ma
(not including card reader or network option).
400mA adapter included for RS232, USB is 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 18.41cm x 10.50cm x 4.28cm (7.25 x 4.125 x 1.68)
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)  .26kg (.58lbs)
Single Keypad Ship Weight - - -
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
RS232 Ext. Wedge Device Rear panel RJ45 input jack allows external RS232 serial device wedging/pass-thru. 1200 to 115.2 k baud rate. Auto converts to host baud rate or USB.
Product Accessories:
RS-232 Serial Cable USB Cable

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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