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Symbol PTC- 960SL (formerly Telxon PTC-960SL) Portable Data Terminal

The Symbol PTC 960SL is a multi-purpose, data management terminal designed for maximum functionality and system flexibility. Ergonomically designed for user comfort in scan-intensive environments, the Symbol PTC 960SL is well suited to both retail and industrial environments, and satisfies a wide range of application requirements.

Flexible computing where you need it
The Symbol PTC 960SL operates MS-DOS or TCAL operating systems. Productivity-enhancing features include a non-shift, full alphanumeric keyboard, a 16-line by 21-character graphic LCD screen offering a double-height character option, a user-controlled EL backlight and contrast, and 128 x 128 pixel graphics.

An integrated direct sequence or frequency hopping radio provides robust wireless networking and supports client/server or terminal emulation applications. A built-in RS232 port enables direct connection to portable and fixed station devices. Accessories include a charger for up to four battery packs and a single-bay charging and communications cradle.

With a choice of three integrated scanners for standard, long range or high visibility scanning, and design features which include a wide range of components such as integrated radio, memory, keyboard and cradle configurations, the Symbol PTC 960SL is well suited for a host of applications, delivering maximum value- from the distribution center to the selling floor.

Features & Benefits

  • MS-DOS operating system
    Flexible and reliable system options

  • 45-key alphanumeric keypad
    Quick and easy data input

  • 500 mAh NiCd or 1300 mAh Li-ion battery packs
    Full-shift battery-life capability

  • Ergonomically designed
    Maximum user comfort even over extended periods of use

  • Dual microprocessors
    Extended memory for data management and communications

General Specifications

Physical and Environmental Characteristics

8.5" (21.6cm) L x 3.5" (8.9cm) W x 7.0" (17.8cm) H x 1.9" (4.8cm) Thickness

Batch: 24oz (672gm) with battery
Wireless: 26oz (728gm) with battery

Operating Temperature
-4 to 122F (-20 to 50C)
-22 to 70F (-30 to 21C) - Special low temperature model

Storage Temperature
-40 to 167F (-40 to 75C)

0-95% non condensing

Drop Specification
4ft (1.2m) drop to concrete

Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
8 KV to 15 KV

16-line x 21-character FSTN graphic LCD
Double-height character option
128 x 128 pixel graphics
EL backlight
Keyboard-controlled contrast

45-key elastomer - standard 
28-key numeric elastomer - optional


V20H/80C88 @ 10 MHz

Operating System
Microsoft MS-DOS 5.0
RamSaver extensions to MS-DOS

Application Development
AirVU for direct connect applications and AirGATE for server-based applications


1 MB standard (up to 4 MB)

Non-Volatile Memory
512 KB standard

Removable battery pack

RF Communications

Wrieless Networks
802.11 compliant

Data Rate
2 Mbps or 11 Mbps

Spreading Technique
Frequency Hopping or Direct Sequence



Serial/Charging Cables
15-pin Micro D

110 VAC Power Charger
Small, lightweight design available in US configurations
120 VAC +/- 15%, 47-63 Hz

Communications Cradles
SC-960SL single-bay communications cradle provides communications to host computers or other peripherals
Up to 32 cradles can be daisy chained
Provides standard charging of PTC-960SL (16 hours)

Four-Bay Quick Charger
Provides sequential quick charging of four battery packs (two hours per battery)

Via 15-pin Micro D RS232 interface


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