Motorola KDT-900 Terminal used by Federal Express


This terminal collected data from the SuperTracker scanner (1993.0228.01) and automatically sent it through the communication radio (1993.0228.05) to the host computer. It also received data from the host computer that it could communicate on a screen to the agent or be used to update the information in the SuperTracker scanner. This is a small variant form of the normal DADS model - the smaller size benefiting agents who move on foot rather than by van in places like New York City. DADS means Digitally Assisted Dispatch Systems.

The instrument has a black plastic cover with the keyboard and screen on the front. There are cloth handles at the top and the bottom. The cavity for the scanner is on the right side. The device is marked: MOTOROLA (/) KDT 900. It is also marked: FEDEX. A mark on a sticker on the back reads: MODEL NO. N1426A (/) SERIAL NO.: 707ANG0182.

Date Made: 1988

Maker: Motorola Inc.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of Federal Express

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1993.0228.04Catalog Number: 1993.0228.04Accession Number: 1993.0228

Object Name: terminal

Measurements: overall: 20.2 cm x 24.5 cm x 5.5 cm; 7 15/16 in x 9 21/32 in x 2 5/32 in


Record Id: nmah_1398554

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