Technical specifications

Size, Weight and Physical Design

Weight: 12 OUNCES (.75 kg)

Width: 6.2 inches (157mm)

Depth: 4.28 inches (109mm)

Height: 1.72 inches (44mm); 3.15 inches (80mm) with stand/handle

The integrated stand / handle tilts the unit to a user-friendly angle, and increases the depth dimension.

Construction is ABS and polycarbonate blend (Bayblend t85)

A snap in front cover to inhibit membrane keyboard use. A attachable Smart Probe holder is available (though separate probe stand is encouraged).


Processor and Memory

Main Processor: AT32UC3A3256 (32bit, 256K Flash, 64K Ram) Used for main program execution, display control and temporary data storage

Two Peripheral Processors: AT32UC3B064 (32bit, 64K Flash, 8K RAM) Used as USB HID Host (input) controllers

USB Output Processor: PIC18F4550 (*bit, 32K Flash, 2K RAM) Used to simulate USB keyboard output controllers

Memory for user data storage: Dual 1M Byte Serial Flash

Card Slots: 2 SD Cards MMC, Up to 32 Gigabyte via memory cards

Data Input Ports

Used for transponder and supplementary data collection

One (1) BMDS Smart Probe Port (Special Powered RJ11) for connecting all current BMDS Smart Probes. Provides plug and play connection for either read/write IPT & IPTT or read-only IMI

Two (2) RS-232 Serial Input Ports (A&B): Connects additional input devices such as scales, barcode readers or calipers and combine their data with incoming transponder data.  Connector: DB-9

Two (2) USB Input Ports (C&D): Provides a HID (Human Interface Device) inputs for USB configured devices such as Barcode Wedges, Numerical Keypads, and new generation of scales and calipers.  Connector: USB A Type

One (1) Special USB Control Port: Provides use of alternate full keyboard for unit control and memo input feature.  Feature configurable for US, German and France keyboards.  This port also allows unit program updating via USB memory stick.  Connector USB A Type

Programmable delimiters for organizing incoming data into fields and records.  Ability to add user defined data prefix, suffix and titling for each port

Data Output Ports

Keyboard USB Output.  HID (Human Interface Data) output.  Data from this connection will appear as keystrokes.  Connector USB B Type

Serial USB Output.  This is a main serial data output and is in a USB format requiring a CD2103 driver.  Standard configuration is 9600 baud, 8,1, N. Connector USB B Type

Alternate Control Modes

Keyboard Control: Allows control of unit via external keyboard (wire or wireless)

Bypass Mode: Allow connected computer to directly access Smart Probe features

Code Switch Mode: Allows all data input ports to be activated or defeated via outside computer commands


Vacuum Florescent Display:  82mm X 20.3mm viewing area 

Graphic Mode: 128 x 32 pixels

Character Mode: 21 characters per line, 4 lines.  Character Height 4.6mm X 3mm        

Power and Battery

Line Power: Separate 12 volt international power supply calibrated for low noise.  (Input 100 to 240 volts AC 0.45 amp / output 12 volts DC 1.3 amp)

Battery Power: Unit includes rechargeable 8.4 volts lithium 2200mAH battery.  Battery internally charged via main power supply


Configurable USA, ISO and EURO

May be used for automated or manual time stamping of incoming data

User settable for auto shutdown functions


Metal Dome Membrane keypad provides access to all menu access and data input.  Ten (10) key alphanumeric array is available for direct data entry. 

Two (2) user programmable keys for function access for when front cover is in place

Menu access can be password protected       

Wireless Option

Protected ZigBee protocol virtual serial cable.  Option installed via access hatch in back. Can be setup for either transponder data input or collected data output

2.4 GHz IEEE 802.15.4.  Can be configured with 128 bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) encryption as specified by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)