Smart Slot STA

List Price $645


The Smart Slot STA is a Stand-Alone barcode swipe reader for use in both Access Control and Time and Attendance. With 128k of memory and an internal relay, the STA series is a low-cost solution to controlling door access and providing Time and Attendance tracking. The reader can be downloaded with valid employee numbers, and access can be limited to specific days and times for each employee by using "schedules". Programming may also be done by hand. Each employee scan in the reader may optionally be recorded into the internal memory of the reader, along with a date and time stamp. This information can then be uploaded to a PC at any time. Invalid scan attempts may also be logged, and RS422 versions of these readers may be networked together. These readers may also emulate "J" series readers.


  • 128K or 512K Memory
  • Programmable
  • Internal Relay
  • Downloadable
  • Uploadable
  • Internal Time Clock
  • Time & Date logging
  • Visible or Infrared
  • Led's
  • 5V or 12VDC operation
  • Good Read Beep
  • -40c to +85c operation
  • Networkable (RS422/485 versions)
  • "J" Series Emulation


  • Access Control
  • Time & Attendance


  • RS232
  • RS422/485 (Required for Network Operation)


  • Visible or Infrared Optics
  • 512K Memory ($100)
  • Low or High Resolution
  • Interface
  • 8-character Alphanumeric Display ($100)
  • 4-digit Clock Display ($70)
  • Weatherproofing ($30)
  • #6 or 3mm mounting options
  • Side or Rear wiring options
  • 5VDC, 8-15VDC, or 15-30VDC operation ($40)


Scanning Speed   3-30 ips (7-76 cm/sec)
Scan Direction   bi-directional
Symbologies   Code 39,2/5/I2/5,C128,UPCA,EAN13,Codabar
Resolution   7 mil (low), 13mil(high)
Read Height   0.4"(1cm) standard, 0.46" optional
Good Read Beep   Programmable
Slot Width   0.050"(1.2mm)
Indicators   2 Leds
Light Source   630nm(visible), 940nm(infrared)
Temperature   -40c - +85c
Dimensions   4.6"L x 2.4"W x 1.4"H, 11.6cm x 6cm x 3.5cm
Weight   6 ounces
Material   Black Polycarbonate
Power   5VDC(150ma), 8-15VDC, or 15-30VDC
Standard Wiring   3' (91cm) cable w/flying leads or connectors, depending on interface
Relay   30VDC 500ma or 5V TTL level (minimal current draw) outputs
Displays   Alphanumeric character display (8-character) or Clock Display



STA RS232 Flowchart

STA Networking Flowchart

RS-232 to RS-422 Converter Data Sheet/Flowchart

Relay to Door Strike Configuration

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