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AML M5000 Portable Data Collection Terminal

Rugged but lightweight, the AML M5000 portable batch data collection terminal supports one-handed, portable scanning across a wide range of applications including inventory control, asset management, shipping & receiving, and point-of-sale.

Each AML M5000 PDT includes the Windows compatible M5000 Programmer Software, an integrated programming environment that enables you to generate custom data collection programs. The AML M5000 Programmer Software provides a variety of functions from setting up your M5000 PDT system parameters to creating lookup and data files. The AML M5000 Programmer also includes communication functions for sending and receiving M5000 PDT files to and from the PC.

Versatile and easy to use, the AML M5000 portable batch terminal allows you to select the most suitable input device for your application, whether it’s a wand, CCD, or laser scanner. Additionally, the AML M5000 functions as either a portable terminal or an in-line keyboard wedge (non-portable) for dual functionality. Once your data has been collected, you can send the data to the PC either as an ASCII file via the serial port, or you can use SoftCom to convert it to keyboard data directly into your application. The M5000 can also connect directly with a modem for remote data transfer.

Optional expansion memory module available (expandable to 1.25MB RAM)

Comes complete with decoder, manual, and keyboard cable. Requires magnetic stripe reader with 8-pin DIN connector.

General Specifications

Input device
Optional laser, CCD, or wand

39 key rubberized keypad

2MB Flash program memory, 256k standard. Expandable to 1.25MB RAM with optional expansion memory module (sold separately)

Special keys
The M5000 can generate the following special keys: Function, Alt, Shift, Home, End, PgUp, PgDn, Ins, Del, Arrow keys, Backspace, Enter, Tab, Esc.

Bar Codes
The AML M5000 automatically recognizes and reads the following bar code types: Code 39, Extended Code 39 (full ASCII), Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC & EAN supplements, Code 128, Code 93, Code 11, Codabar, MSI/Plessey, Bookland EAN

Serial Interface

Baud rates

Data bits
7 or 8

Stop bits
1 or 2

None, odd, even

Intercharacter delay
0-99 msecs


XON/XOFF, XModem, ASCII, AT modem (AT command set)

Keyboard wedge
IBM AT or PS/2

Six pre-programmed data collection programs
Windows® compatible M5000 Programmer software includes: programming, portable set-up, look-up file editor, data file editor, librarian, communications, upgrade flash and monitor


3 AA alkaline batteries

Lithium battery



3" (handgrip)/ 4 3/8" (max)

1" (handgrip)/ 1 7/8" (max)

12.6oz (with batteries)


Operating Temperature
0°C to +50°C

Storage Temperature
-20°C to +70°C

Relative Humidity
5% to 95% non condensing

3 feet onto concrete surface

Two year, 30 day money-back guarantee

Interface Options

PC Keyboard Wedge
As a keyboard wedge interface, the AML Model 5000 PDT connects between the keyboard and the personal computer with a "Y" cable adapter. Data is sent to the computer as if typed from the keyboard. The keyboard remains fully functional. (Requires M5100 wedge adapter - sold separately)

PC RS232 Interface
As a serial interface, the AML Model 5000 PDT connects directly to your PC. Set the serial port parameters to match the host and you're ready to begin. The data is sent as if typed from the PC's keyboard. No software changes are required.

Remote Upload via Modem
The AML Model 5000 PDT can be connected to a Hayes compatible modem through the Rs232 serial port. Collected data can then be uploaded to a host computer over standard telephone lines from the Model 5000 PDT. The Model 5000 PDT supports XModem protocol (Modem cable required)


AML M5000 Portable Data Collection Terminal Pricing:

Part # Description

Portables w/Integrated Scanners

M5500LAS-AM5005 M5000 PDT w/ AML Integrated Laser
M5510CCD-AM5065 M5000 PDT w/ AML Integrated CCD
M5520LAS-AM5205 M5000 PDT w/ AML Integrated LR Laser
Portables with no Input Device
M5000-0000 M5000 PDT - no input device
Portable Kits with Input Devices
M5000CCD-OP0023 M5000 PDT w/ Opticon 2.3" CCD
M5000LAS-PS0020 M5000 PDT w/ PSC QuickScan Laser
M5000LAS-PS0030 M5000 PDT w/ PSC PowerScan Laser
Extended Warranties
SVC-EW5500 M5500 Extended Warranty (3 years)
SVC-EW5510 M5510 Extended Warranty (3 years)
SVC-EW5520 M5520 Extended Warranty (3 years)
SVC-EW5000 M5000 Extended Warranty (3 years)
SVC-EWP5000 M500 Extended Plus Warranty (3 years)
SVC-EWP5510 M5510 Extended Plus Warranty (3 years)
SVC-EWP5500 M5500 Extended Plus Warranty (3 years)
SVC-EWP5520 M5520 Extended Plus Warranty (3 years)
SVC-EWX5000 M5000 CARE Plan Extended Warranty (3 years)
SVC-EWX5510 M5510 CARE Plan Extended Warranty (3 years)
SVC-EWX5500 M5500 CARE Plan Extended Warranty (3 years)
SVC-EWX5520 M5520 CARE Plan Extended Warranty (3 years)
  M5000 Accessories
M5100-0000 RS232 to Keyboard Wedge Converter Kit
MEM-1024 1 Megabyte Memory Module
LAS-AM5005 Integrated Laser for M5000 PDT (upgrade for M5000)
CCD-AM5065 Integrated CCD for M5000 PDT (upgrade for M5000)
CAS-5500B M5500 Holster w/belt strap
CBL-3021 M5000 Serial Cable w/ Extended Power
SFW-SCOM32 SoftCom Keyboard Emulation Software
Two year warranty on portable data terminal only. Input devices carry manufacturer's warranty.

Specifications and information subject to change without notice.


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