The AVID Standard Multi Mode reader is a hand held identity tag reader for AVID and other Radio Frequency Identity tags. The hand held unit has beige plastic housing, at the base is a black oval pad that is the Reader antenna or 'boot', this, when activated, emits a low electromagnetic radio frequency signal to activate the ID tag.
On the top face of the unit is a long rectangular LCD screen, on top of the handle is a black rubber 'power' switch and below is a black rubber 'read' switch. The unit is battery operated and at the back of the handle is a cavity for a single 9 volt battery. On either side of the handle are small black rubber patches, these lift back to reveal, on the left, a remote read switch jack and remote power supply jack and to the right a computer interface connector.
The Manual is a ten page booklet with black spiral binding, A4 size it has a beige card cover printed in black "STANDARD/MULTI MODE READER/AVID 1001/OPERATING MANUAL/APRIL 1994" The pages inside are white paper printed in black, front side only.
There is a business card stapled to the top cover of one Hugh Southwood, of Veterinary Marketing Network of Wahroonga, NSW Australia.