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  7103 RF Terminals

The Worth Data 7103 Series RF Terminals are the lowest cost, easy-to-use, radio frequency interactive terminals available on the market today.  These terminals communicate with a B557 Base Station access point attached to a PC, or any computer, via a RS-232 serial port. They offer unprecedented performance while still holding claim to the easiest-to-implement of any mobile radio terminal system in the industry. This is the 3rd generation of Worth Data RF Terminals and they maintain complete software compatibility* with all older generations of Worth Data Terminals. Some of the industry leading features on the 7000 series terminals include:

• Long Range Radio - Up to 450m!
• 15 Line Color TFT LCD Display
• Very Small & Lightweight
• Ergonomic Rugged Housing
• Built in Li-Ion Battery(s)
• Shock Mounted LCD & PCB
• Splash & Dust Resistant
• LT7103H Model with Handle

Worth Data has been the leader in small size, long range RF Terminals for over 15 years, and this new Generation 3 system is a huge step forward in both ergonomics and performance compared to our older 700 series. It is truly unmatched by any other product on the market. Our engineers worked long and hard to create a superior product. Long range means less installation cost in wiring and access points. One base station can support 1-64 RF Terminals and with the exceptional RF range can cover almost all locations, eliminating the need for additional wiring and access points.

There are 2 models currently available, one is the LT7103 RF Terminal with a laser scanner integrated into the top of the unit, and the other is the LT7103H RF Terminal, also with a laser scanner integrated into the unit, but with the addition of a built in gun style handle. The handle on the LT7103H makes for even easier one-handed scanning and since there is second Li-ion battery in the handle, the battery life is doubled when compared to the model LT7103.

Since there is no program on the Terminal to write, and since a host program in any language can totally control the Terminal, programming time and costs are significantly less than with competitive terminals.

As enterprise mobility becomes increasingly important, Worth Data is committed to providing solutions for the small business owner as well as corporate entities. Our solutions are easy to implement getting you connected faster, all at a lower cost!

 

       
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*Fully software compatible - The 7000 hardware is software compatible with the older 70 or 700 hardware, and the same radio is used in the 700 series and 7000 series model and you can intermix 700 units with 7000 units in the same location.

fcc
Approved for license free use
in most of Europe

LT7103 RF Terminal
with Integrated Bar Code Laser Scanner
LT7103H RF Terminal
with Integrated Laser Scanner and Handle


  7000 RF Terminal Overview

  • Low Cost:
    Model LT7103 €1589/£1369
    Model LT7103H with Handle €1679/€1449
    B557U Base Station* €649 /£549
  • Over 450m range
  • 64 Terminals per Base Station
  • No RF license required in Europe
  • Bar code reading using integrated laser scanner
  • Small Size: 150mm Length x 3.7" Width x 1.1" Depth
  • Very Light Weight: 280g - 10oz (Model LT7103 with battery)
  • Tested to withstand multiple 1.2m drops to concrete
  • Long Battery Life (16 hours Standard - 32 hours with Handle)
  • Fast 2 hour recharge
  • Host programming in any language, C++, VisualBasic®, Access®, Delphi®, ActiveX®
  • KwikCount/RF tool for Excel® included for free!
  • No cost for supplied program development tools
  • No programming necessary on terminal
  • Host communication via Serial port, USB Port, or TCP/IP
  • 15 Line Color TFT LCD Display
  • Three Standard Font Sizes Available
  • User-Customizable Voice Prompts plus Display Prompts
  • Uses NP-120 Industry Standard Li-ion battery (field replaceable)
  • 2 Year warranty against defects in workmanship and materials
  • Made in the USA

  7000 RF Terminal Details

Small but Powerful
Despite its small size and weight - the LT7103 is less than 280g (10oz) with the integrated laser and battery - this unit can cover over thousands of square meters of open warehouse space and has over 450m of line of site range in an open area!

Simple Operation
Each scan and each time you press the Enter key, data is transmitted to the host. The host sends prompts back to the display and can even trigger voice message broadcasts at the same time.

Rugged Design Features
The 7103 terminal is designed for rugged environments, and our tests show no damage after multiple 1.2 meter drops to concrete.
We have also implemented several design features to improve the toughness of the unit including:

  • Single Main PCB Design for High Reliability
  • 70 Durometer Silicone Rubber Shock Bumper
  • Dust & Splash Resistant Design Features
  • Built-In Connector Cover
  • Dual Micro USB Ports
  • Sealed Keypad design to prevent contamination from entering unit
  • Special Coated Keys for long life
  • Robust 1.5mm (.060") Thick, Scratch Resistant Polycarbonate LCD Overlay
  • Shock Mounted LCD Module
  • Battery Door and/or Handle are Mechanically Screwed Down
  • Rugged Replaceable Antenna
  • Tough Thick Wall Polycarbonate Plastic Housing
  • Black Color - Reduces Appearance of Dirt & Grime
  • Integrated Rugged Strap Eyelet

Improved Ergonomics
The 7103 terminal has been designed with the ergonomics of the user in mind, starting with a high visibility 15 Line TFT Color LCD Display, plus a keypad layout designed to make scanning and keying easier. The small size and weight of the unit, along with the curved shape, make it very easy to hold and scan for long periods of time.

The H7000 handle makes scanning much easier for long term use and was one of our most requested features. The handle is sold on the unit when you purchase a LT7103H, or you can add it to your terminals at a later date if you want to by ordering the H7000 unit.

Integrated High Speed Laser Bar Code Scanner
The 7103 Terminals come with a high speed laser bar code scanner built in to the top of the unit. When you press the scan button, or the trigger on the handle, a laser beam scans at 100 times per second to pick up even poorly printed or damaged bar codes easily. The unit can scan very high density codes that have narrow bars as small as an incredible 2.5mil - .0025" (0.064mm) equivalent to 23cpi Code 39!

Bar code types supported include UPC/EAN, UCC-EAN 128, Code 39, Full ASCII Code 39, Code 128, GTIN-14, ITF-14, GS1-128, Codabar, MSI Plessey, GS1 DataBar (RSS-14), GS1 Omnidirectional & Stacked variants, Interleaved 2 of 5, Standard 2 of 5, Bookland EAN, Code 11, LabelCode4, LabelCode5, Storage Tek, and Code 93. The reader auto discriminates automatically.

Below is the chart of the typical range of reading. A 6 mil barcode is high density, the 10mil and 14mil are general purpose medium density, and the 40 mil and 100 mil are large low density codes.

Laser Decode Range

Internal Li-ion Rechargeable Battery
We are using a industry standard NP-120 Li-ion battery in the unit which has a capacity of 1950mAh. In the event of failure this battery is field replaceable - via 2 screws on the door or handle. With our advanced battery charging you can have a full charge in 2-3 hours or less! Intelligent charging replenishes only the power used - no need to fully discharge batteries or wait through a full charging cycle for partially used batteries! With the LT7103H Handle unit you will get a second battery included in the handle which will effectively double the battery life of the unit.

Lowest Cost Available
A starter system of one LT7103 terminal and one B557U base station with a USB cable and power supplies is just €2177/£1843. Additional terminals are inexpensive. Up to 64 Terminals can talk to one Base Station and are easily supported with little or no contention.

You can start small, develop your applications, and then expand at a low incremental cost. Unsurpassed performance at the lowest price - unbeatable value!

Serial Compatibility
For users who have software written for the older 70 series or 700 Series RF Terminals, the Base Station maintains the same serial interface. Extensive tools and demonstrations are available including demos in VisualBasic, Access, and Delphi - plus complete ActiveX components. We even supply demo programs written in GW BASIC; it's that simple.

If you need additional coverage, Relay Stations can be added.

Easiest to Implement
There is no programming on the terminal. All programming is on the host computer in the language of your choice. Your only requirement is to send commands out the serial port . Any platform and any language can literally make the terminal sing. Whether you write simple serial port command strings or you use our supplied Active X components with Windows®, we make it easy for you. There's only one program to write and maintain. No development package is necessary to buy. All you need is supplied with the purchase of a Base Station. It's the perfect product for developers who wish to distribute systems to remote locations. Since the new B557U Base Station uses the same serial interface as before, all programming done for the previous generation RF Terminal system will work with the new system. In addition the B55U also supports USB serial attachment for computers without a USB port.

Controlling the RF Terminal
A user program does not run on the RF Terminal. There are three levels of host computer programming support provided for the RF Terminal:

Low Level Programming strings sent to the serial port is the most basic method of programming which applies to any language and any platform which can read and write to a serial port. (For Windows® users there is a free DLL provided to simplify the serial commands). Click here for details on Low Level Programming.

ActiveX support is also provided which provides the overall structure and all routines which when completed, result in a running application. It is compatible with Visual Basic, Visual C++®, Delphi, and most other Windows 32 bit development platforms. Click here to download the PromptCOM ActiveX PDF programming guide . You can also download the latest ActiveX for the 7000 here.

TCP/IP support allows the operation of terminals across a TCP/IP network connection. This configuration requires a "client" computer and a "server" computer. It is compatible with Visual Basic, Visual C++, Delphi, and most other 32-bit development platforms. Click here to download the "PrompNET TCP/IP Active X PDF programming guide.

Again, there is no programming necessary on the RF Terminal itself. All programming is on the host computer and can be in Visual Basic, Access, C, Basic, etc. Any platform and any language that can read/write to a serial port can be used.

For complete programming information visit our 7000 RF Programming Page.

KwikCount/RF for Excel
The 7000 RF Terminal includes our KwikCount/RF add-in for Excel! This add-in gives you a simple, interactive program development tool using Excel; right out of the box - no programming knowledge needed! If you can use Excel, then you can use KwikCount/RF to develop interactive real-time applications which use an Excel data base - including inventory, shipping, and receiving applications! Many applications include an import/export feature for Excel - allowing you to export your application's data, use KwikCount/RF to update the data base on-line, and then import the updated data back into your application - all with NO programming knowledge required! This is perfect for inventory, shipping, receiving and even shelf price verification! Not only can you collect data, but you can display data from the Excel data base to help the user make decisions based on the data in the computer files.

Optional & Upgradable Handle
The 7103 RF Terminal system offers an interchangeable battery door and handle system. You can either use the standard battery door, standard on the LT7103, or you can order the LT7103H with the handle installed. The handle is also available separately as an optional, field upgradable handle to use in place of the battery door, so you can upgrade a LT7103 to use the H7000 handle at any time in the future. The H7000 handle is easy to install and includes a second battery in the handle to double the battery life.

Voice Messages
In addition to the display prompts and error messages, the RF Terminal has the ability to audibly prompt and advise the operator with pre-recorded prompts and error advisories triggered by the host program. The voice messages can be recorded in any language as needed. Voice messages are particularly helpful in poorly lit areas, cold environments, and keyless applications (faster scanning without having to refer to the display).

Extending Range with Relay Station
Relay Stations give even greater coverage and overcome steel structured wall limitations of separate rooms. Relays are connected by RS-422 cable to the Base Station. The Base station B557U can be converted to operate as a relay with a simple jumper change.

Solution Providers
Several companies provide application software exclusively for the Worth Data RF-Terminals and are listed below along with a brief description of the type of software solution they provide.

  • ACCU-DART from Executive Concepts is a real-time warehouse and inventory management solution, designed to integrate with Sage Accpac ERP and Sage Pro.
  • Auction Flex from Sebae Data Solutions is a Live auction management software solution and control application.
  • Component Control from Quantum Control automates inventory, quoting, ordering and invoicing processes for the aviation industry.

 

  7000 Series RF Terminal & 500 Base Station Pricing
Product
Part Number
Description
Price
€1589
£1369
€1679
£1449
€649
£549
€22
£19
€22
£19
€9
£8
€22
£19
€22
£19
€9
£8
€22
£19
€22
£19
lz300
€90
£80
€62
£53
€25
£22

7103 RF Terminal System
RF Terminal & Base Station Euro
RF Terminal & Base Station GBP
LT7103 ONLY
LT7103H ONLY