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Worth Data 5101 & 5200 TriCoder Portable Bar Code Scanners

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5101 & 5200 TriCoder Portable Bar Code Scanners
• Data Collection Scanner for Inventory
• Upload Data via USB
   or optional Bluetooth® wireless technology
• PDA Style or Ergonomic Handle Models
• 1D Laser Scanner Reads Standard Bar Codes
• 2D Imager Scans QR, PDF-417, & DataMatrix Codes
• 2 Year Warranty

USB Interface
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The Worth Data 5101 & 5200 Series TriCoders are portable hand held data collection bar code scanners. These powerful battery operated batch data collectors store scanned bar codes and keyed data in memory for later uploading to a computer. Update your inventory and accounting software, or even Excel® spreadsheets easily.

Worth Data has been the leader in small size, batch data collection terminals for over 20 years, and this is the fourth generation of our popular TriCoder - offering improvements in both ergonomics and function - yet still maintaining program compatibility with older generations of Worth Data TriCoders. Our engineers worked long and hard to create a superior product. It is truly unmatched by any other product on the market. The 5101 & 5200 series TriCoders offer industry leading features including:Made In USA

• Small, Lightweight Design
• Rugged, Long Lasting Housing
• Long Life Li-ion Battery
• Shock Mounted Color LCD Display
• Splash & Dust Resistant
• Models with Ergonomic Handles
• Models are available with Bluetooth wireless technology
• Proudly Made in the USA of U.S. & Imported Parts
• Bar Code Scanner Built in - 1D Laser Scanner or 2D Imager


System Interface USB Micro Interface
Scanner Interface Integrated Bar Code Scanner - 1D Laser or 2D Scan Engines
Programming Custom Programmable - 3 User Defined Programs
3 Free Built-in Inventory programs
Storage 2 MB Memory - 0ver 200,000 10 digit bar codes!
1 MB Optional Look Up Tables
Processor Control Non OS - "Bare Metal" Firmware Based System - No Operating System
LCD Display 15 line QVGA TFT LCD Display
Optional Bluetooth
(Models LT5102, LT5102H, LT5202, LT5202H)
Compliant with Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
1D Bar Codes Supported Code 39, Full ASCII Code 39, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-13, EAN-8, ISBN, Code 93, 2 of 5 Standard, ITF Interleaved 2 of 5, Codabar, Code 128, UCC/EAN 128, GS1-128, MSI, Plessey, GS1 DataBar
2D Bar Codes Supported
(Models LT5200, LT5200H)
PDF414, microPDF417, DataMatrix ECC200 & ECO-140, Maxi Code, QR Code, Micro QR Code, Aztec Code, Aztec Runes, Codablock F Composite Codes, US Postnet, IMBC- 1-99 character bar codes supported in Data Entry
Light Source

1D Laser Engine: 650 nm Class II Laser Diode
2D Engine: 660nm Red LED Illumination with 610nm LED Aiming Spot

Scan Speed

1D Laser Engine: 100 scans/sec Bidirectional
2D Scan Engine: 80 Frames/sec Omni-Directional
Scan Angle 1D Laser Engine: 47º ± 3º
2D Scan Engine: 40º Horizontal, 23° Vertical ± 3º
Minimum Bar Width 2.5mil (.064mm) 90% PCS
Print Contrast Min 20% absolute dark/light reflectance at 650 nm
Height 6.0" (152mm)
Depth 1.125" (29mm) - 6.1” (155mm) Including Handle
Width 3.8” (97mm)
Weight 11 oz. / 305g
Input Voltage 5VDC ± 10% Regulated (USB Micro)
Battery L03 3.7V 1800mAh NP-120 Li-ion Rechargeable
Battery Recharge Time 2 Hours
Battery Life 75,000 Laser Scans
Laser Class CDRH class II / IEC class 2
EMC FCC part 15 class A, EN 55024m 61000-3-2, 61000-3-3
Operating Temperature -10ºC to 60ºC
Humidity 5% to 95% non-condensing
Ambient Light Immunity Sunlight: 10,000 ft. candles, Indoor: 450 ft. candles
Shock 5’ drop to concrete
Warranty 2 Year LIMITED WARRANTY for defects in materials and workmanship
Calif Prop 65 WARNINGWARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm –
Manufacturing Origin
Made in the USA Using USA & Imported Parts
Firmware & Software All firmware and host software is programmed in the USA by Worth Data

Perfect for Physical Inventory
The TriCoder is the perfect tool for keeping track of your inventory, doing cycle counts, and updating POS or LT5xxxH accounting software with up to date inventory counts. Whether you are using a spreadsheet like Excel to keep track of your inventory, or software programs like QuickBooks® or Sage Accounting, the TriCoder can easily update your inventory counts. Many programs can simply import a file you can easily create with the TriCoder.

Commitment To Quality
The TriCoder is manufactured right in our California facility, and since we do all of own engineering, software Made In USAdevelopment, product design, testing, and assembly, we can control every aspect of the quality and features to provide you with a finished product that is simply the best available. The TriCoders are all proudly Made in the USA of U.S. and imported parts. All of the Firmware and Software tools are also programmed in the USA.

Small but Powerful
The LT5101H is less than 11 ounces, complete with integrated bar code laser scanner, gun handle, and the long life 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, a file, or directly into Excel.

Wireless Data Uploads with optional Bluetooth wireless technology
The LT5102, LT5102H, LT5202 & LT5202H are equipped with Bluetooth wireless technology and are capable of uploading data to a computer with Bluetooth built in Bluetooth, to Bluetooth dongles, and even Tablets or Smart Phones with built in Bluetooth — allowing you to easily upload your collected data wirelessly to the computer.

Using our Hardware Utilities program you can even automate the data upload, so that whenever a user with a TriCoder comes into range of a paired Bluetooth device the stored data can automatically be uploaded. This wireless uploading of data makes data collection and tasks like updating an Inventory even easier.

2 MB 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. 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
The TriCoder features built-in USB for quick connection and easy communication using the micro USB port and the included C25 USB Cable. USB offers the best of both worlds - simple keyboard input and lightning-fast data uploads, firmware changes, program uploads/downloads, voice uploads, setup, and table downloads. Data can be uploaded into a file, or directly into any application program as keyboard data. The Hardware Utilities [DOWNLOAD] supports USB uploads and downloads in Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, Vista, & XP. In addition the TriCoders work on both 32-bit or 64-bit systems.

Excel Plug-In included Free!
Using the free KwikCount/EX™KwikCount/EX add-in you can easily upload your collected data directly into Excel - just identify which worksheet columns you wish the TriCoder data to be flowed into and which field sequence (i.e. the stock number) is the controlling "index" or "lookup" field and then link the additional collected data to the appropriate column(s) in your worksheet.

When the data is downloaded from the TriCoder to Excel, the field identified as the “Index Field" is read and that column is searched until matched. Once the “Index Field” is matched, KwikCount searches that row and updates the additional field columns according to your linking specifications.

When the data is flowed into the corresponding columns for each field in the same row as the “Index Field", the data is accumulated, subtracted, or overwritten according to the linking instructions you have specified. Receipts can be added, shipments can be subtracted, new physical counts can be overwritten, or data can be written into a new row.

You can even create a new worksheet from freshly scanned data and save this new Excel file to create a new inventory database.

Powerful Inventory Programs Pre-Installed
You don't need to program the TriCoder for many inventory tasks, just use any of the three built-in programs pre-installed in the TriCoder. Here's what they do:

  • Program 1 records all bar codes read.
  • Program 2 records item numbers and quantities (Including playing of Voice Messages).
  • Program 3 also records item numbers and quantities - with automated Qty "1" entry

Create Custom Programs
The TriCoder comes with its own built-in program generator to help you create and/or modify the existing programs. You just describe the text and sequence of prompts plus the input data characteristics you would like and the TriCoder generates a working program. A novice programmer can master TriCoder programming in 10 minutes. Up to 4 programs, (3 custom 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
  • Arithmetic Functions

1Program compatibility - The 5000 TriCoder uses a new more powerful program generator, however programs written for the older 50 series TriCoders will still run - minor modification may be required to support new or remove outdated features.

Virtual TriCoder Desktop Program Generator
You can create programs for the TriCoder on a Windows PC 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 Hardware Utilities, with the Virtual TriCoder, is included with all TriCoder's and can be downloaded here. Programs can easily be written right on the TriCoder unit if desired. 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!

Virtual TriCoder

System Architecture
The TriCoder has no Operating System and is micro-controller based using firmware that we write for the units here in the USA.

Firmware Updates
Update to latest firmware via USB  - The latest firmware is always available for download from this website. Take advantage of new features immediately!

Mobile Portable Printer Support
The LT5102, LT5102H, LT5202 & LT5202H units are equipped with Bluetooth wireless technology that allows you to communicate with any printer with built in BluetoothBluetooth to easily print product labels, price labels, bar code tags, receipts, and other tags. Communication and printing to any brand of mobile printers is very easy using the programming tools that are provided for free with the TriCoder.

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 USB connected bar code reader, plus it can be used in the Portable Mode to take a periodic, or yearly, physical inventory when needed.

Low Price-No Hidden Costs
A starter system of one LT5101 TriCoder with built in Laser Scanner and a USB cable is just $699.00

The LT5101H TriCoder with built in Laser Scanner and the ergonomic gun handle is $799.00 - 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 uploading software, a C25 USB upload & recharge cable, F17 power supply, Li-ion battery, shoulder strap, voice recording tools, and full documentation - everything necessary to program and use the TriCoder is included. We do have optional models that add additional functions including; a model with an enhanced 1D laser, models with 2D bar code imaging scanners, as well as models with Bluetooth wireless technology. We also have other accessories including a F42 leather carrying case and a Silicone protective case part number: SIL-BOOT - Click on the ORDERING Tab above to see all of the options.

Rugged Design Features
The 5xxxx TriCoders are designed to be long lasting and rugged. Our tests show no damage after multiple 5 foot drops to concrete.
We have implemented several design features to maximise 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 Glass Filled Nylon Housing
  • Black Color - Reduces Appearance of Dirt & Grime
  • Integrated Rugged Strap Eyelet

Advanced Ergonomics
The 5101 & 5200 TriCoders are designed with the ergonomics of the user in mind. They use a high visibility 15 Line TFT Color QVGA LCD Display for use indoors and outdoors. In addition, the keypad layout has been designed to make scanning and keying easier. The small size and weight of the unit, along with the curved shape, make it comfortable and easy to hold for long periods of time.

The gun handle on the LT5xxxH models makes scanning much easier for long term use.

Bar Code Scanning
LT5000The LT5101 & LT5101H TriCoders come with a high speed 1D barcode laser scanner built right 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.

Laser Decode Range

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.

Density Chart

The LT5101 & LT5101H read standard 1D bar codes including; 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.

2D Matrix & Omni-Directional Bar Code Scanning
The LT5200 & LT5200H TriCoders come with a omni-directional 2D bar code imaging scanner built right into the top of the unit. When you press the scan button, or the trigger on the handle, a high speed imaging engine scans 2D matrix barcodes, as well as standard 1D bar codes instantly. The scan engine is omni-directional, so you don't have to have the LT5020Hbar code lined up to scan it - making data entry even faster. 

It reads all popular 2D matrix type bar codes such as PDF417, MicroPDF417, MaxiCode, DataMatrix (ECC 2000), GS1-DataMatrix, Composite Codes, Aztec, QR Code, and MicroQR Code, MIL-STD-129, MIL-STD-130 UID codes, as well as the Postal Codes USPS Intelligent Mail Bar Code, US Postnet, along with many others. The TriCoder will store the first 99 characters in any 2D bar code.

The 2D TriCoder Models are great for remote scanning of:

In addition, it still reads standard 1D barcodes including; GS1 UPC/EAN, UCC-EAN 128, Code 39, Full ASCII Code 39, TriOptic Code 39, Code 32, Code 128, Codabar, MSI, Code 11, GS1 DataBar, Composite, ITF Interleaved 2 of 5, DTF Discrete 2 of 5, Bookland EAN, Code 93 and many others. The LT5200 and LT5200H scan engine also scans very high density codes with narrow bars as small as 2.5mil .0025" (0.064mm) - equivalent to 23cpi Code 39!

PDF-417UPC-ADataMatrixMaxiCodeUSPS Intelligent Mail Bar Code

Internal Li-ion Rechargeable Battery
The average user will see well over 75,000 scans before the unit will need to be recharged. Many users only recharge the unit weekly or even monthly. With our advanced battery charging, including a USB charging cable with high quality larger AWG you can do 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! 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.

Protection Options
We have an optional leather carry case - Model F42 - that offers additional protection for your TriCoder. The case has a clear cover over the keypad area, is padded, and has a shoulder strap. The case works with both PDA style units and the models with handles.

We also offer a Silicone Case - Model SIL-BOOT - the case has thick corners, and additional pocketed areas, to provide cushioning and protection from drops and hits. This will help protect your TriCoder from accidental damage. The boot will work with both the PDA style units and models with handles. You can not use the SIL-BOOT and the F42 Leather case together.

F42 CaseSilicone Protective BootSilicone Boot

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We ordered a total of five of the LT5200H with handle and silicone cases to conduct a physical inventory, which we completed, yesterday.

I typically don't provide feedback for my purchases, but felt the need to do so in this case. From start to finish, the entire experience in dealing with Worth Data was excellent. The information that I received over the phone regarding your products was extremely helpful. Your web site is easy to navigate and ordering was simple. Our existing system required the HID USB setup. Your documentation regarding configuration of the scanner was easy to follow. Our inventory consisted of thousands of counts and your scanners worked perfectly. Not one issue. I just wanted to say thanks for providing such a good experience.

Greg Steward
IT Manager
Little Valley Wholesale Nursery
Brighton, CO


We just had to thank you for creating such a fantastic product. Our portable reader has streamlined our inventory process and reduced man-hours considerably.

David Blaeholder
DynCorp Kaho'olawe Base Camp Hawaii


Very good pre-sales information. We've been using their TriCoder laser scanner for years. Our few contacts with Worth Data over the years have been very pleasant and productive. They run a very efficient and friendly company.

Matrin Cooney
Ana Lekta


I just wanted to tell you how Impressed I am with your TriCoder...the quality is well above what I have come to expect from other companies.

Fred Daniel
Daniel Technologies

Part Number
LT5101 TriCoder
LT5101 TriCoder with Integrated 1D Bar Code Laser Scanner. Includes C25 USB Cable, F17 Recharging Power Supply, and Li-ion Battery





LT5102 TriCoder
LT5102 TriCoder with Integrated 1D Bar Code Laser Scanner & Bluetooth. Includes C25 USB Cable, F17 Recharging Power Supply, and Li-ion Battery


C25 USB Cable
F17 Power Supply
Silicone Case
F42 Case
5000 Handle

How To Install KwikCount/EX 4 Excel Add-In:

Using KwikCount/EX with a TriCoder:

How To Install Older Version 2 of KwikCount/EX Excel Add-In: