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Symbol PTC-860IM (formerly Telxon PTC-860IM) Mobile Computer

Symbol has packaged its proven wireless networking technology into an industrial-strength mobile computer designed to capture, process and communicate information from virtually anywhere in the mobile workplace. The Symbol PTC 860IM can be used on the go, on a forklift or as a fixed mount device.

The Symbol PTC 860IM is driven by the Microsoft MS-DOS operating system for ease of programming and application development. The 8-line vacuum fluorescent display ensures optimum readability in even the most difficult lighting conditions, and performs well at low temperatures.

Large, ergonomically-designed keys enable optimum productivity even while wearing gloves. The full alphanumeric keypad, 10-function keys and scroll keys make data entry more efficient. The Symbol PTC 860IM is compatible with Symbol's line of bar code reading devices providing "plug and scan" convenience for fast, accurate data input. An integrated direct sequence or frequency hopping spread spectrum 802.11 compliant radio enables wireless networking, and supports client/server or terminal emulation applications. The WLAN communications allow the user to access real-time information, like work-in-process. This real-time data allows employees to make better informed decisions.

A rugged, IP54 case protects critical components from harsh elements and everyday wear and tear. The wide temperature range makes it ideal for cold storage. A heavy-duty mounting bracket secures the Symbol PTC 860IM in a wide range of mobile and fixed workstation application environments.

Features & Benefits

  • MS-DOS operating system
    Easy programming and application development

  • 8-line vacuum fluorescent display
    Optimum readability even in poor light

  • Large, ergonomic keys
    Accurate data input, even when wearing gloves

  • Rugged IP54 housing
    Protection in harsh environments

General Specifications

Physical Characteristics

12.25" (31.12cm) L x 9.25" (23.5cm) H x 3.18" (8.08cm) D

15lbs (6.8kg)

Power Requirements
12 or 24-72 VDC/AC power supply

Backup Battery

8-line x 40-character, vacuum fluorescent

Industrial size 54-key alphanumeric elastomer

0.2 G @ 20 to 200H

Operating Temperature w/Heater
Batch: -22 to 122F (-30 to 50C)
RF: -4 to 122F (-20 to 50C)

Storage Temperature Range
-22 to 140F (-30 to 60C)

0-95% non condensing


Operating System
Microsoft MS-DOS 5.0 
RamSaver extensions to MS-DOS
TCAL (not available with 802.11 radio)

80C88 @ 7.4 MHz

System Memory
1 MB, 2 MB, 3 MB or 4 MB RAM, Flash 256 KB

Data Communication
RS232, Serial Port, Optional Parallel Port

Application Software
AirVU for direct connect applications
AirGATE for server-based applications

RF Data Communications

Wireless Networks
IEEE 802.11 compliant

Frequency Range
2.4 GHz

Radio Module
Internal PCMCIA

Terminal Emulation
3270, 5250

Data Rate
2 Mbps or 11 Mbps

Spreading Technique
2 Mbps Frequency Hopping or Direct Sequence
11 Mbps Direct Sequence

Specifications subject to change without notice. All product and company names are trademarks, service marks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.


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