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Industrial grade Android platform mobile terminal

Our Smart Validation Terminal (SVT) provides 1D/2D barcode and RFID/NFC validation with an extremely long battery life and excellent wireless connectivity in an operator friendly form factor.



Familiar Android platform
Universal Android interface makes operation intuitive and simple for any user.

All Media Capable
Validates all types of 1D/2D barcodes & RFID/NFC

Long Battery Life
4000mAH battery provides a full day of scanning on a single charge.

Rugged Design
Industrial-grade device built to withstand 5 foot drops with an IP65 rating

Cloud Compatible
Communicates with server via Wi-Fi or using 3G cellular data.

Reliable Scanning
Exceptional scanning and screen readability, even in bright sunlight.

Advantages for venues

The SVT is an industrial grade, mobile terminal that provides superior 1D/2D barcode scanning. The device also validates RFID/NFC credentials and supports integration of a Bluetooth printer for the printing of receipts and coupons.

Providing excellent wireless connectivity and an extremely long battery life, the SVT provides a full day of operation on a single charge. The compact, easy to navigate form factor is also extremely durable. The device has a 5’ drop to concrete rating and is highly water and dust resistant.

Running on the familiar Android OS, the SVT comes preinstalled with our widely used PocketGate mobile validation application, which works with Alvarado’s GateLink10 access control software or third party systems using our DirectConnect API. Among its many features, PocketGate includes an option to dynamically locate the venue and gate, eliminating the need for dedicating devices to a particular facility or gate.


  • Superior 1D/2D barcode scanning
  • RFID/NFC validation (supports 13.56 Mhz & ISO 1443A/B)
  • Excellent wireless connectivity (801.11a, b/n) and cellular support
  • Very rugged 5’ drop to concrete rating. Highly resistant to dust and water infiltration (IP65 rated)
  • Bright touchscreen is very responsive and visible in bright sunlight
  • 4000mAH battery provides a full day or operation on a single charge
  • Powerful quad-core 1.2 GHz processor with 2GB RAM
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Other included hardware includes vibration prompting, audio, GPS support and dual cameras

Partner benefits

Alvarado’s SVT is a very smart choice for mobile access control. A cost-effective, industrial grade, Android platform device, the SVT supports both barcode and RFID validation and provides a full day of operation on a single charge.

Our full-featured PocketGate application integrates seamlessly with our GateLink10 access control software. For companies that have their own access control solution, the PocketGate application can communicate directly with your access control software using our DirectConnect API.

The SVT can also be ordered without Alvarado software for those that wish to run their own Android based validation application. An SDK is available for development support.

Benefits of using the SVT:

  • Use Alvarado’s PocketGate for Android or develop your own application
  • Robust, reliable industrial grade device
  • Excellent bar code scanning and wireless connectivity
  • RFID/NFC validation
  • Highly cost effective
  • Full stocking levels; readily available

Mobile validation terminal applications

Sports Stadiums and Arenas

Secured entry control for theme parks and stadiums

Theme and Water Parks

Zoos, Aquariums and Museums

Multipurpose Facilities

Speedways and Raceways

Ferry Operators


Real integration with any ticketing system

There are two ways to integrate with Alvarado’s intelligent admission devices:

Using GateLink10 – Alvarado’s GateLink10 is integrated with dozens of ticketing providers. Our proven admission platform is used at hundreds of facilities worldwide. GateLink10 users benefit from ongoing product enhancements driven by our large installation base.

DirectConnect API – Our DirectConnect API allows Alvarado’s intelligent admission devices to communicate directly with third-party systems. The API provides clear, easily implemented web service protocols that support real-time validation of all types of media and enable printing of seat locator slips, receipts or coupons during the entry process.

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Options And More

Additional Information

Other Intelligent Admission Devices and Entry Gates

In addition to our SVT, we offer a wide assortment of additional gate admission devices. While the SVT is an excellent solution for disabled or stroller entry, Alvarado also offers other disabled and stroller entry solutions.

Other Software Applications

The SVT operates in conjunction with our GateLink10 admission software or our DirectConnect API. For venues interested in patron counting, GateWatch patron counting software provides real time and in venue counts and a historic database of entry and exit activity.

The PocketGate-MVT has several available options, including:

  • Magnetic stripe or RFID validation
  • Bluetooth printer
  • Chargers and various other accessories

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