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PDT8100 Portable Data Terminals with Pocket PC
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PDT 8100 Series

Tap, type, or scan - maximum versatility in a portable data terminal
The PDT 8100 Series from Symbol Technologies bridges the gap between pure pen-based and key-based mobile data collection solutions. The first Pocket PC device available with multiple keyboard options, the PDT 8100 is a versatile, large-screen hand-held that delivers the functionality of Pocket PC with the convenience of tactile, key-based data entry.

Understanding and Anticipating diverse business needs
Designed to meet data management demands in an array of markets, the PDT 8100 offers features and options to suit diverse applications and business needs. For instance, multiple keyboard options are available for maximum data entry efficiency in different environments. Route accounting professionals may prefer the 28-key numeric keyboard, whereas retail customers may opt for either a 37- or 47-key alphanumeric keyboard.

Sealed to IP54 standards, the rugged durability of the PDT 8100 meets the needs of many industrial environments. This, coupled with communication options that include batch, WLAN and WWAN connectivity, enables the PDT 8100 to deliver data where and when it's needed, enhancing productivity where business is conducted- whether taking inventory in the warehouse, or checking on an order from a customer site.

Ease of use and reliability are benefits that are valued across all markets. The PDT 8100 features a large, easy-to-read 1/4 VGA display, backlit keyboard and rechargeable, extended-use lithium-ion battery, which contribute to the PDT 8100's dependability and universal market appeal.

Power and performance for today and tomorrow
The innovative PDT 8100 Series is a powerful hand-held that combines the strength of Microsoft's Pocket PC platform with the power of the Intel StrongARM processor, operating at 206 MHz. Equipped with 32 MB of ROM and RAM, the PDT 8100 is designed to keep pace with your business. Reinforcing this are the expansion possibilities offered by the user-accessible CF slot, which can accommodate a flash memory card.

With the dynamic PDT 8100 Series, route accounting professionals are able to conduct business and complete transactions while on site with a customer. Retail clerks can perform price checks and inventory counts conveniently and accurately, or speak with a manager on another floor. Combined with the optional magnetic stripe reader, the PDT 8100 can also be used for line busting or Portable POS applications. And healthcare workers can manage patient data through bar code scanning, key-based input or touch-screen selection. The list of markets and applications for this feature-rich hand-held is virtually unlimited. 

Features & Benefits

  • Microsoft Pocket PC Platform
    Portable convenience and a familiar, flexible computing platform

  • Rugged construction - sealed to IP54 standards with 4ft drop to concrete
    Operates in harsh environments

  • WLAN or WWAN communication
    Anytime, anywhere information access

  • Symbol's miniature scan engine
    High-performance scanning even in bright light

  • 32MB RAM, 32MB ROM
    Ample storage capacity for data and applications

  • 1/4 VGA display with 16-level grayscale
    Large, easy-to-read display

  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
    Maximum usage between charges

  • Keyboard and touch screen data entry
    Multiple modes of data entry for maximum efficiency

  • Flexible key configuration (Choice of 28-, 37- and 47-key)
    Optimized features, functionality and key layout for mobile applications

  • Back-lit Keyboard
    Usable under low-light conditions

  • IrDA port
    Enables data transfer to peripherals such as printers

  • User-accessible Compact Flash card slot
    Provides flexibility for expansion and storage; protection against data loss

General Specifications

Overall: 8.4" L x 3.7" W x 1.8" D (213mm L x 93.9mm W x 45.7mm D)
Grip Area: 3.0" W x 1.0" D (76.1mm W x 25.4mm D)

14.5oz (410g) w/ battery batch
15.5oz (440g) w/ battery RF

Drop Specification
4ft (1.2m) to concrete

1550 mAh lithium-ion

Environmental Sealing

Operating Temperature
-4 to 122F (-20 to 50C) or better, depending on the application

Storage Temperature
-13 to 122F (-25 to 50C)

5% to 90% RH non condensing

Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
8kVdc air; 4kVdc contact

Scan Engine
1-D bar code scanning

Expansion Capabilities
Type 2 PC (internal)
Type 2 CF (user-accessible)

Back-lit Display

Back-lit Keyboard

Choice of 28-, 37-, 47-keys
Plus 2 side scan keys

Performance Characteristics

Intel SA1110 @ 206MHz

Operating Platform
Microsoft Pocket PC

Memory (RAM/ROM)
32MB/ 32MB

Application Development
Fully compatible with Microsoft SDK for Pocket PCs; Symbol SDK available to support bar code scanning

1/4 VGA (320 x 240 portrait) with 16-level grayscale

IrDA 1.1: RS232

RF Data Communications

Wireless Local Area Network
Optional 802.11 (2Mbps Frequency Hopping) or 802.11b (11Mbps Direct Sequence)

Data Rate
2Mbps and 11Mbps

Frequency Range
Country dependent
Typically 2.4 to 2.4GHz

Output Power
500 mW U.S.
100 mW international

Wireless Wide Area Network
Optional (CDPD, GSM, GPRS);
User-accessible SIM socket for GSM/GPRS

Internal (WLAN), External (WWAN)

Peripherals and Accessories

1 slot serial charge cradle
4 slot Ethernet charge cradle
Vehicle cradle - VCD 8100 (spare battery charge, terminal charger data interface)

Communications and Charging Cables
DEX cable: auto-charge cable; serial/charge cable; printer cables

Integrated, plus headset jack

Magnetic Stripe Reader (MSR)
Snap-on serial connection/swipe reader attachment

4-Slot Universal Battery Charger (UBC)
Simultaneous charge of 1 to 4 batteries
Requires adapters for PDT 8100 batteries

Other Accessories
Snap-on land line modem
Carrying case
Portable printer (8.5" format) with terminal slot


Electrical Safety
Certified to UL 1950, CSA C22.2 No 950, EN60950/IEC950

FCC Part 15 Class B, ICES-003 Class B, European Union EMC Directive, Australian SMA

Laser Safety
CDRH Class II, IEC Class 2

Vehicle Location Software for the PDT 8100
Pocket CoPilot gets you precisely where you need to be with directions to any address nationwide. And with dynamic voice navigation and route guidance technology, Pocket CoPilot not only shows you where to go, it verbally guides you to your destination in real-time. If you miss a turn or get off track, Pocket CoPilot automatically reroutes you.



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