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PDT1100 Portable Data Terminals
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Symbol Technologies Symbol PDT 1100 Portable Data Terminal

Mobile Applications in a Small Package

The Symbol PDT 1100 packs powerful laser bar code scanning technology into a cost-effective, lightweight, pocket- sized terminal. Built to fit the hand, this terminal makes it easy for mobile workers on the go to capture data quickly and accurately.

Big Value in a Small Package

Weighing in at just 5.6 oz./157 gm and standing a mere 5.3 in./13.5 cm high, the Symbol PDT 1100 is loaded with versatile features. Companies with mobile work forces will find it the perfect fit for many applications and industries, including utility meter reading, sales automation, electronic order entry, parcel delivery, route accounting, inventory maintenance and parts tracking. Its wrist strap or optional pocket clip secures the terminal out of the way for driving, carrying packages or other tasks that require both hands. The terminal is available in two RAM configurations for data storage: 512 KB and 2 MB.

Powerful Technology for Efficient Operation

The Symbol PDT 1100 uses Symbol's SE 1200 scan engine for maximum efficiency. Users can capture data from 40-mil bar codes at distances up to 22 in./56 cm, including data from poorly printed and low-contrast symbols. The practical design offers two ways to capture bar code data: from two easy-to-reach side-mount triggers or from the top- mounted M1 and M2 keys, which can be programmed as bar code scanning triggers.

Built-in Comfort and Durability

The Symbol PDT 1100 was built to adapt to many uses and situations. The terminal's 26-key keypad and readable 6-line by 16-character LCD display take the effort out of data entry. With eight dedicated function keys, users can call up special applications or functions with push-button ease. The display can be backlit for comfortable reading at night or in dimly lit environments. Rugged enough for operation in office and field environments, the terminal can withstand 4-ft./1.2 meter drops to concrete.

Easy Data Transfer

Everything about the Symbol PDT 1100 is versatile, including data transfer. The terminal communicates with the host computer via a communications cradle or directly via the built-in Ir port. The terminal can communicate with any PC with a standard IrDA port. All the communication modes use a prepackaged, host-based software transfer utility that runs in Microsoft DOS and Microsoft Windows.

Friendly, Programmable Environment

The Symbol PDT 1100 is as easy to program as it is to operate. Developers can create, customize and maintain end-user applications with a BASIC compiler in Microsoft DOS or Microsoft Windows. Applications are stored into the terminal's non-volatile ROM or loaded into RAM. (Programs stored in non-volatile ROM are not lost when the batteries are removed).

Battery Power Options

The Symbol PDT 1100 has a choice of power options to fit its range of uses. In the base configuration, the Symbol PDT 1100 uses two standard AAA batteries. An optional rechargeable NiMH battery which slips into the same space as the AAA batteries, can be purchased with the terminal or added later. While the terminal is in use, a separate battery charger can repower as many as four NiMH battery packs simultaneously. Another option is to place the battery-pack-loaded terminal into a communications cradle with charging capability. The cradle has a separate slot for charging a spare battery pack.

Features and Benefits of the Symbol PDT 1100

Features Benefits
Lightweight, pocket-size Fits in the palm for easy single-handed operation. Operators can free hands to carry packages or drive a vehicle
Powerful SE 1200 scan engine Capture bar code data at night, in low light, even poorly printed symbols
Hand-held ergonomic design Easy to trigger scans, enter data, access applications, read displays
Rugged construction Stands up to tough environments
Serial data transfer, programming and power options Adapts to many applications and industries


PDT 1100 Specification Highlights

Performance Characteristics
CPU: 16-bit CMOS microprocessor
Memory: Flash ROM: 512 KB (including system area); RAM: 512 KB or 2 MB
Application Development: BASIC Compiler
Display: Dot-matrix, liquid crystal display (LCD); 6 lines, 16 characters per inch (48 x 96 pixels)
Decode Capability UPC/EAN, Code 39, Code 93, Interleaved 2 of 5, Discrete 2 of 5, USS-128, Codabar, MSI, UCC/EAN 128, ISBT-128, TriOptic Code 39
Decode Range: The PDT 1100 can read bar codes at a maximum distance of 22 in./56 cm from the bar code reading window
Physical Characteristics
Dimensions: 5.3 in H x 2.3 in W x 1.2 in L, 135 mm H x 59 mm W x 30 mm L
Weight: 5.7 oz./160 gm
Keyboard: 24 keys plus 2 programmable keys (default scan triggers)
Communications: Optical Interface: Infrared interface
Transmission rate: Max 115.2 Kbps
Cable Interface: Start/Stop synchronization
Transmission speed: Max 38,400 bps; Signal Level: RS 232
Light Source: Visible Laser Diode at 670 nm
Laser Class: Designed to be used primarily as CDRH Class II, IEC 825-I/EN60825-I Class II
Scan Angle: 53 nominal
Scan Rate: 355 scans per second
Minimum Print Contrast: 20% absolute dark/light reflectance at 670 nm
Interface Type: Serial RS-232 Ir interface. The terminal can communicate with any PC with a standard IrDA port
Power: 2 AAA alkaline cells (standard configuration); rechargeable NiMH battery pack is an option
User Environment
Operating Temperature: 0C to 40C/32F to 104F
Drop Specification: Terminal withstands 4-ft./1.2 m drops to concrete
Ambient Light: Artificial: 450 ft.-candles/4,844 lux; Sunlight: 8,000 ft.-candles/86,112 lux
EMI/RFI: FCC Part 15 Class A, EMC Directive, Australian SMA
Electrical: Certification to UL1950, CSA C22.2 No. 950, EN60950/IEC 950



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