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SPT 1800 Pocketable Computers

Rugged mobility, efficient data management and the power of Palm
The SPT 1800 Series of pen-notepad computers offers the most advanced Palm Powered solution for your work force. This family of rugged mobile computers combines integrated scanning, sophisticated wireless connectivity and powerful processing capability with the Palm OS platform. With one-dimensional bar code data capture and wireless local area network (WLAN) or wireless wide area network (WWAN) communications, the SPT 1800 Series is a powerful productivity-enhancing tool, serving the multiple needs of today's growing mobile workforce.

Tackle tough environments
Tough enough for use in manufacturing and industrial environments, the SPT 1800 Series enables the Palm OS to perform practically anywhere. The rugged housing of the SPT 1800 withstands drops of up to 4 ft./1.2m to concrete, and the Series is sealed to IP54 standards for protection against rain and dust.

With Symbol's state-of-the-art scan engine, the SPT 1800 delivers premium performance under virtually any lighting conditions - even in sunlight or bright artificial light. A high-contrast, anti-reflective liquid crystal display makes data easy to read in low lighting or outdoor conditions.

Integrated WLAN or WWAN communication extends the reach of IT resources, enabling real-time information flow between the point of activity and your remote host system. The WWAN GSM version has voice capabilities, offering additional flexibility for wireless communication, making your business truly mobile.

Empower your work force
The combination of rugged durability, integrated bar code scanning and wireless communication enables users in a host of industries to capture, compute and communicate data anytime, anywhere.

As shipments are unloaded, warehouse management can easily record new inventory levels to networked host systems. Service professionals in hospitality can offer curbside check-in at hotels, and hospital physicians and caregivers can have the latest patient data at hand.

Law enforcement officers can scan vehicle registration or drivers' licenses to gather information immediately, and wireless WAN communication enables them to send and receive information from the point of activity. In retail, when coupled with a magnetic stripe reader and portable printer, the SPT 1800 becomes a portable point-of-sale device, and, for scan-intensive tasks, an attachable handle converts the SPT 1800 into an ergonomic pistol grip design.

Mobile solutions
Deployment of the SPT 1800 can help increase efficiency and productivity in your business, and a complete line of accessories and peripherals is available to create a total mobile solution. 

Features and Benefits

  • Spectrum24 Wireless LAN connectivity option
    Enables full mobility with real-time data transmission to and from network information systems

  • Wireless WAN connectivity
    Extends access to information beyond the enterprise

  • Palm OS
    Easy-to-use and developer-friendly

  • Rugged housing meets IP54 Standards
    Withstands typical workday usage and tough industrial environments

  • Integrated SE900 scan engine
    Fast, reliable bar code scanning delivers increased efficiency and accurate data capture

  • 8MB of RAM and 4MB of ROM
    Accommodates application needs and memory demands

  • High-contrast liquid crystal backlight
    Offers increased visibility for user comfort and display with enhanced acceptance

  • Rechargeable Lithium Ion battery plus a 1-hour NiMH backup battery
    Long battery life enables full workday capacity plus extended backup ensures against data loss

  • Supports single-slot serial and modem cradles/multi-slot serial and Ethernet cradles
    Flexible host communications conveniently support various network environments

General Specifications

1" H x 3-5/8" W x 7" L (25.4mm H x 92mm W x 177.8mm L)

Weight (including battery)
Batch Version:
Wireless Version: 12.2oz/346gm

3.7V, 1400mAh rechargeable lithium ion

Drop Specifications
4ft/1.2m to concrete

Environmental Sealing
IP54 (windblown dust and rain)

High contrast, anti-reflective 160x160 monochrome LCD display

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

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

5% to 90% RH non condensing

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

Scan Engine
SE 900

Performance Characteristics

DragonBall VZ - 33MHz

Operating System
Palm OS

Memory (Batch and Wireless versions)

Application Development
AppForge, CodeWarrior, MCL, PendragonForms, PenRight! and SatelliteForms

Synchronization Tools
Aether ScoutWare, AvantGo

Wireless Local Area Network Characteristics

Wireless Local Area Network
Symbol Spectrum24 IEEE 802.11 airwaves standard compliant / IEEE 802.11b

Radio Transmission Technique
Frequency Hopping / Direct Sequence

Data Rate
2Mbps / 11Mbps


Open Space:
up to 1,000ft / 303m
Typical: 180 to 250ft / 54 to 76m

Output Power

Data Range
CDPD up to 19.2Kbps; GSM up to 14.4Kbps


Frequency Range
CDPD 824-894 MHz; GSM 880-960 MHz and 1710-1880 MHz

Peripherals and Accessories

Vehicle, modem, single/four-slot serial, four-slot charge only and four-slot Ethernet

Communication and Charging Cradles
Serial/charging in terminal battery

Pistol Grip
Via serial connection attaches and converts SPT 18XX into a pistol grip design

Magnetic Stripe Reader (MSR)
Serial connection for MSR readability

4-Slot Universal Battery Charger (UBC)
Recharges multiple batteries; battery adapter: used with Symbol's Universal Battery Charger

For GSM applications only

Printer Cables

CBL-PT00100-ON1, CBL-PT00100-ON2

CBL-1700-100-MON1, CBL-1700-100-MON2

CBL-1700-100-MON1, CBL-1700-100-CTC, CBL-1700-100-ELT

Magnetic Stripe Reader (MSR)
Serial connection for MSR readability

4-Slot Universal Battery Charger (UBC)
Recharges multiple batteries; battery adapter: used with Symbol's Universal Battery Charger

For GSM applications only


Electrical Safety
Certified to UL 1950, CSA C22.2 No. 950; En60950: 1992/IEC950

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

Laser Safety
CDRH Class II, IEC Class 2

Specifications subject to change without notice.

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