KP-8019 Keyboard Probe

The Keyboard Probes are handheld electronic systems for reading the user ID in BMDS transponders. The Probes are small in size and are designed to be connected directly to a computing device’s USB port where it is detected as a keyboard (HID) input. Full wireless operation is also available.

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The KP-8019 reads both XPT, IPT, and IPTT transponders. A critical design element is the 1/2 size reader scan head. This new head, while naturally reducing the overall bulk and size of the reader, also offers a more focused read zone. The unit includes a built-in low voltage charging circuit so that the unit can be recharged and operated directly via its USB plug connection. The battery is a single 18650 lithium-ion battery that may be replaced by the user. The unit has a membrane keypad and LED scanning status and setup indication.
The Keyboard Probe has usage in common with a handheld barcode scanner, which, with the aid of a keyboard or touchscreen, is typically used to enter read ID and associated data into a real-time, field-based, computer application. In such a setup, a device display is not required, since the user sees the data immediately on the computer or tablet screen.

Distinctive characteristics:

  • Small size – making it a good match for handheld tablets and portable computers.
  • Portable operation via internal, rechargeable, Lithium-Ion battery
  • Auto read mode for non-portable, stand-mounted, continuous read, applications.
  • Powered directly off a tablet or computer’s USB port without the need for a separate interface system or a separate power supply.
  • Ability to directly connect to a USB port and be recognized as a keyboard HID output.
  • Ability to link as a wireless keyboard output to Bluetooth equipped devices.

Data I/O:

Built-in Keyboard Out via Full-Size USB Connector
Built-in Keyboard Configured Wireless Bluetooth


2.14” Wide by 1.61” High by 8.53” Long
Polycarbonate ABS Alloy Housing
Chemical Resistant Polyester Control Panel
*Note: XPT/IPT version does NOT read IPTT temperature or XPT alternative fixed ID.  

Transponder Compatibillity

XPT-100 with the KP-8019
IPT-300 with the KP-8019
IPTT-300 with the KP-8019
  • BMDS Lowest Cost Reader with display
  • Beep & Scan Operation
  • Small Hybrid Scan Head for easier orientation 
  • Ability to Store and Download about 500 IDs
  • Powered via Single Lithium 18650 battery
  • Recharge via unit’s USB Data Port
  • Compact Size and Light Weight
  • Sequencing Scan LEDs
  • Menu Selectable Display Orientation
  • Large Scan Button with Instant Double Press ON
  • Button Control of Auto Scan Mode

Optional Accessories

  • USB Data Cable
  • USB Power Supply
  • USB Data Cable
  • Replacement Lithium-Ion Batteries
  • DASHost Software
  • Reader Stand
Spec Sheets

Download KP-8018 / KP-8019 specification sheet here.

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