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DENSO BHT-6000 and DENSO BHT-6000D Data Collector

IrDA communication
With the integrated IrDA-compliant communication device, the DENSO BHT-6000 directly transfers data and programs to/from other IrDA-compliant equipment such as personal computers at speeds of up to 115.2 Kbps.

Choice between Touch Reading Scanner and Enhanced Distance Reading Scanner
There are two models to choose from; the touch reading scanner (DENSO BHT-6000) and enhanced distance reading scanner (DENSO BHT-6000D). Both allow you to read bar code in touch and distance modes. The enhanced DENSO BHT-6000D scanner, though, can read the bar code at a distance of 300mm (11.8") from the reading window.

Magic keys
You can assign various functions such as trigger switch and ENT key to two magic keys.

Two display modes
The high-resolution display allows you to select either 16-dot display which can display large letters or 12-dot display which can display numerous characters.

Ultra compact and lightweight
The ideal design of the most advanced portable device has been achieved here with the DENSO BHT-6000. The DENSO BHT-6000 is 135 x 59 x 20mm (5.3 x 2.3 x 0.79") and weighs only approx. 130g (4.6oz) including batteries. Pocket this anytime, anywhere.

Battery option
The DENSO BHT-6000 can be powered either by two AAA alkaline batteries or by a rechargeable NiMH battery cartridge. The AAA batteries can operate the BHT-6000 for approx. 100 hours and the NiMH battery cartridge for approx. 20 hours. (When reading bar codes twice every 10 seconds)

General Specifications


16-bit C-MOS

Flash ROM*

BHT-6000: 512 Kbtes or 1Mbyte
BHT-6000D: 512 Kbytes

System Area
160 Kbytes

Kanji Code Table Area
256 Kbytes (Kanji font files)

User Area
BHT-6000: 64 Kbytes or 576 Kbytes
BHT-6000D: 64 Kbytes

512 Kbytes


96 x 48 dots

Display Device
Liquid crystal dot matrix display


Alphanumeric and Katakana
16 chars by 6 lines (16-dot mode), 16 chars by 8 lines (12-dot mode)

Full-width Characters
6 chars by 3 lines (16-dot mode), 8 chars by 4 lines (12-dot mode)

Half-width Characters
12 chars by 3 lines (16-dot mode), 16 chars by 4 lines (12-dot mode)

Yes (LED)


Scanning System

Scanning Area
BHT-6000: 215mm (8.5") max**
BHT-6000D: 300mm (11.8") max***

Readable Bar Code Types
JAN-13/-8, EAN-13/-8, UPC-A/-E, UPC/EAN with supplemental codes, ITF (Interleaved 2 of 5), Standard 2 of 5, CODABAR (NW-7), Code 39, Code 93, Code 128

BHT-6000: 0.1mm (3.9mils) min.****
BHT-6000D: 0.15mm (5.9mils) min.*****

Reading Confirmation LED
2 color LED (Red and Green)


Number of Keys
24 keys plus 2 magic keys


Optical Interface

Communication System
Infrared interface (IrDA-SIR 1.0 compliant)

Transmission Speed
115,200bps max

Cable Interface

Start-stop (asynchronous)

Transmission Speed
38,400bps max

PC Interface
RS232C (ISA COM port compatible)

Auxiliary Functions

Calendar Clock
Year, month, day, hour and second (with automatic correction for leap years)

Volume & tone control

Low Battery Indicator
Yes (bar indicator on the LCD)

Power Supply

Main Power (optional)
Two AAA alkaline batteries or NiMH battery cartridge

Backup Power
Lithium secondary battery (maintenance-free)

Approx. 130g (4.6oz) (including alkaline batteries)

Environmental Requirements

Operating Temperature
-5 to 50C (23 to 122F)

JIS Drip-proof II


* Deleting Kanji font files from the Kanji code table area enables you to extend the user are by 256 Kbytes. After they have been deleted, certain Kanji codes may be selected by using the optional Kanji Utility.

** Scanning at a distance of 200mm (7.9") from the reading window under these conditions- narrow bar: 1.0mm (39.4mils) min., ambient illuminance: 500 lux min.

*** Scanning at a distance of 300mm (11.8") from the reading window under these conditions - narrow: 1.0mm (39.4mils) min., ambient illuminance: 500 lux min.

**** Touch scanning of ITF, STF, NW7, or Code 39 under these conditions - PCS: 0.9min.

***** Scanning of ITF, STF, NW7, or Code 39 at a distance of approx 68mm (2.7") under these conditions - PCS: 0.9 min.


Hand strap
Clip holder

Sold Separately
NiMH battery cartridge

Peripheral Equipment

CU-6001 IrDA communication unit (with battery charger)

CU-6002 IrDA communications unit

C-600 quick battery charger (4-slot)
The C-600 can charge up to four BHT-6000 NiMH battery cartridges at a time.

BHT-BASIC 3.0 compiler
BHT-BASIC Extension Library
Easy Pack Pro
Ir-Transfer Utilities
BHT-C System Pack (under plan)


DENSO BHT-6000 Data Collector Pricing:

Part # Description List Price
496300-2560SK1 BHT-6045D Starter Kit, Includes Direct-Connect Cable, Standard Software and AppAssist Demo Software  
496300-2560SK2 BHT-6045D Resellers Kit Includes Unit, Direct-Connect Cable, Standard Software and the Full AppAssist program Generator Software  
496300-2560 BHT-6045D (512K RAM, 512K NVR)  
496300-2570 BHT-6047D (512K RAM, 1 MB NVR)  



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