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  5100 TriCoder

The Worth Data 5100 TriCoders are our powerful yet easy-to-use portable, hand held data collection bar code scanners. These batch data collectors store scanned or keyed data in memory for later uploading to a computer via USB .  Uploaded data can be a new inventory count, and can update Excel® spreadsheets or accounting programs easily. The TriCoders offer unmatched features and performance all in a rugged ergonomic housing. Some of the industry leading features on the 5100 series TriCoders include:

• 15 Line Color TFT LCD Display
• Very Small & Lightweight
• Ergonomic Rugged Housing
• Built in Li-Ion Battery
• Shock Mounted LCD & PCB
• Splash & Dust Resistant
• LT5101H Model with Gun Handle

Worth Data has been the leader in small size, batch data collection terminals for over 20 years, and this is the fifth generation of the TriCoder product line offering improvements in both ergonomics and function. Our engineers worked long and hard to create a superior product - It is truly unmatched by any other product on the market

There are 2 standard configurations of the TriCoder: First, the LT5101 which has a high speed bar code laser scanner integrated right into the top of the unit for easy single handed scanning. The LT5101 model with a USB cable is only €699/£609.

Second in the lineup is the LT5101H which has the same high speed laser scanner built into the top as the LT5101 but it also has a ergonoimic handle with a trigger for comfortable one handed scanning. The LT5101H model with a USB cable is only €799/£699.



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LT5101 TriCoder
PDA Style with Bar Code Laser Scanner
LT5101H TriCoder
with Integrated Laser Scanner and Gun Handle

  5100 TriCoder Overview

  • 2MB memory
  • Customizable Voice Prompts
  • Micro USB Port for fast data uploads
  • Very easy custom programming
    • 3 built-in inventory programs
    • Up to 3 custom programs
    • Downloadable Table for Data Lookup
  • Includes free Add-In for Excel
  • Double Duty as Non-portable Bar Code Reader
  • Complete Scanner & Cables start at only €699/£609
  • Small Size: 5.9" Length x 3.7" Width x 1.1" Depth
  • Very Light Weight: 11oz (Model LT5101H with Battery & Gun Handle)
  • Tested to withstand multiple 1.2 meter or 5 ft drops to concrete
  • Long Life Li-ion Battery - Over 75,000 Bar Code Scans
  • Fast 2 hour recharge
  • 15 Line Color TFT LCD Display QVGA
  • 2 Year Warranty against defects in workmanship and materials
  • Made in the USA with U.S. and Imported Parts

  5100 TriCoder Details

Total Control of TriCoder via USB
Upload collected data using our powerful host-controlled USB interface - Upload data, download tables and change the TriCoder setup without touching a key on the TriCoder! Our Integrated Hardware Utilities for Windows® takes care of it all - configuration changes and program downloads are just a click away!

2MB Memory
All 2MB of memory is available for user data storage; no memory is taken up for programs or voice messages. The 2MB of memory may not sound like much in our modern world, but it corresponds to scanning over 200,000 individual 10 digit bar codes before the memory would be full.

Voice Prompting in Addition to the LCD Display
You can pre-record up to 99 custom audible voice messages in addition to the standard displayable prompts on the 15 Line LCD. Your pre-recorded messages play at the times you have specified. The voice messages are clear and easily heard through either the high quality speaker or through an earphone in noisy environments. Voice messages are not required. You can use the traditional display only, or display in conjunction with voice prompts. Voice messages are beneficial in dimly lit or extreme cold areas, can facilitate faster scanning, and can be recorded in any language. This is a Worth Data exclusive and patented feature.

USB Interface
For USB interface, all models of the TriCoder feature built-in USB for quick connection and easy communication using the C25 Micro USB Cable. Data can be uploaded into a file, or directly into the application programs as keyboard data. USB offers the best of both worlds - simple keyboard input and lightning-fast data uploads, firmware changes, program uploads/downloads, voice uploads, and table downloads! The Integrated Hardware Utilities supports USB uploads and downloads in Windows 11, 10, 8, & 7. In addition the 5000 TriCoders work on both 32bit or 64bit systems.

Excel Plug-In included Free!
Using the KwikCount/EX™ add-in, you can identify which worksheet columns you wish the TriCoder data to be flowed into. To update existing Excel worksheets, simply designate which field sequence (i.e. the stock number) is the controlling "key" or "lookup" field and then link it to the appropriate column in the worksheet. This is perfect for cycle counts, inventory, accounting, receiving and other common office tasks.

Powerful Built In Programs Included
You don't need to program the TriCoder - just use any of the three built-in programs provided for free. Here's what they do:

  • Program 1 records all bar codes read (item, item, item,....)
  • Program 2 records item numbers and quantities - Perfect for Inventory!
  • Program 3 records item numbers and quantities - with an automated quantity "1" entry on single item scans - for even faster inventory scanning

Easy Custom Programming
The TriCoder comes with its own built-in program generator. You just describe the text and sequence of prompts plus the input data characteristics. The TriCoder then generates a working program. A novice programmer can master TriCoder programming in 10 minutes. Up to 4 programs, (3 user written) can reside within. It's powerful too! Programming features available include:

  • Time/Date Stamping
  • Voice Prompt Control
  • Table Validation
  • Table Data Look Up & Display
  • Each Program can have 60 steps
  • Duplicate Access Checking
  • Branching Statements
  • Yes/No Logic
  • Simple Math Arithmetic - Great for Inventory Counts

Virtual TriCoder
You can create programs for the TriCoder on a Windows machine using the Virtual TriCoder in the Hardware Utilities. A TriCoder program can be written, stored and tested on the computer, and then downloaded to the TriCoder. The Integrated Hardware Utilities with the Virtual TriCoder is included with all TriCoder's and can be downloaded from our Download Page. Of course programs can easily be written right on the TriCoder unit as usual. Using the Virtual TriCoder is helpful for people who prefer to develop on their desktop, or who have several very complicated programs that they want to test and develop for later downloading to the TriCoder. You can even download and run the Virtual TriCoder to evaluate TriCoder programming before you buy!

Firmware Updates
Update to latest firmware via USB - the latest firmware always available for download from web. Take advantage of new features immediately!

Double Duty
The TriCoder can function as a stationary on-line reader also, performing double duty. For example, the retailer can use the TriCoder as a Point of Sale reader, or it can be used as a portable to take a physical inventory.

Low Price-No Hidden Costs
A starter system of one LT5101 TriCoder with built in Laser Scanner and a USB cable is just €699/£609

The LT5101H TriCoder is €799/£699with a C25 USB Cable - Unlike other manufacturers who have hidden costs, there is nothing else to buy at this low price. This is the Plug and Play price. There is no uploading station or software development package to purchase.

Every TriCoder includes the uploading software, USB cable, manual/documentation, shoulder strap, voice recording tools, and everything necessary to use the TriCoder are included. We do have other optional features and accessories that you can add-on to the TriCoder including a leather carrying case available below.

Small but Powerful
Despite its small size and weight - the LT5101H is less than 11 ounces with integrated bar code laser scanner, gun handle and Li-ion battery.

Simple Operation
Each scan and each time you press the Enter key, data is stored in the unit for later uploading to your host software.

Rugged Design Features
The 5100 TriCoders designed for rugged industrial use. Our tests show no damage after multiple 5 foot drops to concrete.
We have 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 .060" Thick, Scratch Resistant Polycarbonate LCD Overlay
  • Shock Mounted LCD Module
  • Battery Door and/or Handle are Mechanically Screwed Down
  • Tough, Thick Wall Polycarbonate Plastic Housing
  • Black Color - Reduces Appearance of Dirt & Grime
  • Integrated Rugged Strap Eyelet

Improved Ergonomics
The 5100 TriCoder has been designed with the ergonomics of tLT5000he user in mind using a high visibility 15 Line TFT Color QVGA LCD display and 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.

Our biggest ergonomic change involves the addition of the gun handle on the LT5101H models. The handle makes scanning much easier for long term use.

Bar Code Scanning
The LT5101 & LT5101H TriCoders come with a high speed 1D barcode laser scanner built into 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 also scan very high density codes with narrow bars as small as 2.5mil .0025" (0.064mm) - equivalent to 23cpi Code 39!

Below is the chart of the typical range of reading on the LT5101 & LT5101H with the Integrated Laser Engine. A 6 mil barcode is considered high density, the 10mil and 14mil are typical general purpose medium density, and the 40 mil and 100 mil are large low density codes.

Laser Decode Range

The LT5101 & LT5101H 1D bar code types supported include UPC/EAN, UCC-EAN-128, Code 39, Full ASCII Code 39, Code 128, GS1-128, ITF-14, GTIN, Codabar, MSI Plessey, GS1 DataBar (RSS-14) omni and stacked variants, ITF Interleaved 2 of 5, Standard 2 of 5, Bookland EAN, Code 11, LabelCode4, LabelCode5, Storage Tek, and Code 93. The reader auto discriminates automatically.

Internal Li-ion Rechargeable Battery
We are using a industry standard NP-120 Li-ion battery in the unit which has a capacity of 1800mAh. 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 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!

All prices shown are EXCLUSIVE of VAT. All of the product(s) are shipped from our USA Headquarters and VAT is not calculated or added at checkout - VAT may be added to your customs and import charges by our shipper FedEx. Please provide us with your VAT and EORI number during checkout to insure proper handling of these charges.


  5000 TriCoder Pricing
Part Number
LT5001 TriCoder
LT5101 TriCoder with Integrated Bar Code Laser Scanner. Includes C25 USB Cable, Recharging Power Supply, and Li-ion Battery

5100 TriCoder
Popular Configurations:
LT5101 TriCoder Integrated Laser & USB - PDA Style
LT5101H TriCoder Integrated Laser, Gun Handle & USB

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