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6400 Keypad Handheld Computer

The Intermec 6400 is a powerful MS-DOS based handheld PC. Lightweight and ergonomically designed, the 6400 provides worker comfort for extended, uninterrupted use. Add superior processing power and rugged durability, and the 6400 is the solution for greatly enhancing the productivity of your workforce.


  • True PC compatiblity - 386 33 MHz CPU with patented power management

  • Ergonomic shape for single-hand operation

  • Large display with up to 16 lines by 32 characters

  • Up to 8MB RAM, 4MB FLASH

  • RS232, RS485, and IrDA communication options

  • Radio options include IEEE 801.11b (high-rate), 2.4 GHz and 902 MHz

  • Environmentally friendly lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries

  • Patented power management

  • Rugged and sealed for mobile environments

  • Standard IrDA interface for communications

  • Integrated and tethered scanning options

  • Hard plastic keycaps

PC architecture
The Intermec 6400 handheld computer features a fast AMD Am386 SC300 processor with a clock speed of 33 MHz. The radio frequency (RF) version provides real-time data capability and is fully client/server ready to integrate in your existing systems. The 6400 can run plug-and-play Intermec terminal emulations including VT220, 3270 SNA, 5250 SNA and Intermec Native Mode. It integrates with networks operating SNA, Async and TCP/IP. MS-DOS 5.0 is offered as a factory loaded option.

User friendly functionality
The hourglass shape and contour of the 6400 provides maximum comfort for both large or small-handed workers. Numeric, function, scan and enter keys are located closely together, allowing single-hand operation. Hard plastic key-caps give maximum tactile feel and response to the user. The combination of size, weight and design of the 6400, along with the advanced power of the AMD386 processor, gives your workforce maximum productivity.

Display more needed data
The 160x128 pixel screen on the 6400 lets you make the most of applications requiring the display of large amounts of sales or logistics information. A CGA (Color Graphics Adapter) graphics controller allows users to adjust the display to their application or visibility needs from 5 lines/10 characters to 16 lines/32 characters.

Enhanced battery management 
The 6400 features a patented intelligent battery subsystem with Li-Ion battery cells, the latest in mobile battery technology, offering more capacity for the weight. The Li-Ion battery pack incorporates a processor-based logic circuit that performs battery management and charging control. This gives you total battery control and no more guessing when batteries need a charge.

Optional equipment
Additional equipment includes local area communications capable of connecting to wireless networks running on an Ethernet backbone. For additional flexibility, scanning options include integrated standard, long-range and high visibility laser scanners, and tethered laser scanners. Mounting solutions include vehicle, forklift, single and multi-dock options.

General Specifications

Physical Characteristics

21.72cm x 7.98cm x 6.60cm (LWH) at display (8.55" x 3.14" x 2.60")
21.72cm x 6.60cm x 4.60cm (LWH) at display (8.55" x 2.60" x 1.60")

490g (17.27oz) with battery, no scanner, no radio 525g (18.47oz) with battery, no scanner, with radio 543g (19.12oz) with battery, with scanner, no radio 577g (20.32oz) with battery, with scanner, with radio


Operating Temperature
-20 to 50C (-4 to 122F)

Storage Temperature
-30 to 70C (-22 to 158F)

Recharging Temperature
0 to 40C (32 to 102F)

Non condensing, 5% to 95%

Rain and Dust Resistance
63.5cm (25") rain/hour for 8 hours; submersible in 15.2cm (6") of water for 15 minutes

Drop Survival
Designed to withstand multiple 1.5m (5' ) drops to concrete without radio and scanner
Multiple 1.2m (4' ) drops with radio and scanner

Internal Power Source

Power Management
Suspend/resume modes, individual subsystem shut down, built-in, back-up battery retains memory for up to 100 hours.

2 cell Li-Ion, 1,350 mAhr smart pack with built-in charging and fuel gauge (4 cell, 1,900 mAhr option for twice the life)
Internal or external battery charging (500 charge cycles to 55% capacity), 3.0 hour fast charge (in vehicle or office)
Vehicle, depot or single docks for charging and communications (optional)
Mixed 3.3V and 5V design for battery life
Operating time between charges
8 hours typical, based on customer usage of 8 scans and transmissions per minute

Product Features

2.4MB FLASH (writable flash disk)
4.8MB RAM options

Highly integrated AMD386** SC300 386 microprocessor with clock speed of 33 MHz

160 x 128 pixels (6.10cm / 2.4" diagonally), up to 16 lines by 32 characters CGA controller, power managed back light, temperature, compensated contrast control

41 key and 51 key options
Hard plastic keycaps for tactile response
Keys are located, shaped and color coded according to function to enhance recognition and speed key entry
Changeable overlay for shifted functions

Industry standard IrDA (infrared), RS232 and RS485, Wireless Local Area Network (2.4 GHz and 902 MHz)

Software Development Environments
MS-DOS* 5.0 operating system, standard ODI interface to radio network 3

Regulatory Approvals
UL 1950, CUL C22.950, EN60950, FCC Class B, CE Mark EN 55022, EN 50082 1992, prETS 300 339, 902-928 MHz FCC Part 15, Industry Canada RSS-210
2.4 GHz FCC Part 15, Industry Canada RSS 210


Local Area Communications
Capable of communicating to wireless networks running on Ethernet backbone

Integrated standard, long range and high visibility laser scanners, and tethered laser scanners

Vehicle, forklift, single and multi-dock options

Scanning handle, carrying cases, pouches, holster, belts, single & 8-pack battery chargers


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