How to Change Background Image in TA500

Monday, July 27, 2015 FingerTec 3 Comments

The TA500 default background image is shown as below. However, this picture is not permanent and you can change it to your preference.  Let’s learn how to do it.

You can make TA500 your own by inserting your company’s preferred image to the display for example your company’s logo, your company’s cause such as environmentally friendly message and many more. You can change this page as you like to suit your company’s requirements.

To change the TA500 default screen to your preferred imagery, please follow the steps below.

First, you need to make sure that the image you are using is compatible with TA500 terminal. The image must have the dimension of 160x205 and must be in bitmap format. Refer to the diagram below for the image properties.

Note: Make sure that you mirror the image and rotate it 180 degrees, if you forgot to do so, the image will appear backward and tilting.

Double check the image name and the dimension of the image. Save the image to your USB pendrive and plug in the pendrive to the TA500 USB port on the left side of the terminal.

Next, hold the Menu button to access to the Menu page.

Select System and choose update firmware from the system page.
 A pop up message will appear requesting confirmation to update the firmware of your terminal.

After that the system will execute the update and you can see the below picture during the update process.

Once done, system will pop up an error message as per below, stating that the update failed. Press OK to skip this message. The reason to this error is the TA500 is unable to locate the update files required for the firmware update but only able to find the image file for the update. However, the background image has been updated to the terminal successfully.


After your disregarded the error message, please restart your terminal to apply the changes you made to the terminal. You can view the result as per below.


It is that easy. Now start looking for the image you want to display on your terminal.




  1. thanks, is there anyway to change the startup /shutdown screen in TA500?, please if there is anyway to do that show us. thanks again

    1. Hi Sir,

      Good day to you. We are sorry to inform you that there is no way to change the loading screen of TA500. You can only change the background image of the device. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.


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