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It is replaced by the Symbol MC3000.
The PDT 3100 Series offers outstanding scanning for the most demanding environments.
Built for unmatched durability and designed for flexible single-handed operation the PDT 3100 is the barcode data capture industry's most popular portable data terminal. The 16-bit DOS lightweight PDT 3100 offers a choice of 4- or 8-line by 20 character displays. You can also choose between 35 or 46 alphanumeric or 21 numeric keypad configurations and optional integrated linear (one-dimensional) barcode scanning capability.
The Symbol PDT 3100 is also known as the
Symbol Technologies PDT 3100
Industry Leading Data Terminal with New Enhancements
The PDT 3100 from Symbol Technologies is the barcode data capture industry's most popular portable data terminal with a proven history of performance and reliability second to none. A wide variety of flexible options – including a choice of displays, keypads, barcode scanning and communications – enable the PDT 3100 to be customized to best fit the needs of your application. Users can select from 4- or 8-line by 20 character displays, 35- or 46-key alphanumeric keypads, optional integrated 1-D scanning, and either batch or wireless communications via Symbol's Spectrum24® wireless LAN technology. An improved display is sharper and easier to read, even in bright light. And a new and improved scan engine delivers robust scanning performance.
High Performance First-Time Every-Time Scanning
The PDT 3100 Series offers outstanding scanning for the most demanding environments. The SE1200 HP scan engine delivers faster scanning with the ability to easily read barcodes through plastic and other protective coatings, poor quality barcodes, and reflective and low-contrast symbols as well. In addition, the flexible scan head can rotate, enabling left- or right-handed scanning.
Ideal for Data-Intensive Applications
The PDT 3100 Series is ideal for data-intensive applications in a wide range of industries including retail, where portable data terminals bring increased efficiency and accuracy to shelf price audits, price checking, order entry, inventory control, shipping, picking and receiving. In transportation and logistics environments, the PDT 3100 enables more efficient package/baggage tracking, picking and receiving, and cross-dock applications.
Proven Past, Unlimited Future
One of the industry's most proven and robust portable data terminals, the PDT 3100 Series offers flexible options to meet your needs today and in the future, with performance and reliability you can count on. It's another example of strategic thinking from Symbol, the worldwide leader in barcode-driven data management systems. To find out how terminals in the PDT 3100 Series can work for you, call any of our convenient locations or visit us at www.symbol.com/mobile.
PDT 3100 Feature
DOS operating system
Standard 16-bit DR-DOS software environment for easy development
Sharp, easy to read – even in bright light
Rotating scan head
Allows convenient left- or right-handed data capture
Side-mounted alpha laser key
Users may select left- or right/trigger for optimal comfort and maximum productivity
Maximum user comfort, even over extended periods of use
Integrated Symbol scan engine
High-performance data capture minimizes input error
Durable design and construction
Stands up to rough handling–including 4-ft./1.2 m drops to concrete
High-capacity NiMH battery pack
Full-shift battery life keeps employees productive
Full range of options
Choose modem, memory and communications technology according to your specific needs
PDT 3100 Specification Highlights
PDT 3100 Physical Characteristics:
4-line or 8-line display with 1D scanning: 1.9 in. D x 3 in. W x 9.38 in. H/48 mm D x 76 mm W x 238 mm H
15.5 oz./440 gm to 16.9 oz./480 gm; includes battery and laser module
4-line or 8-line by 20 characters, supertwist FSTN Film Super Twist Neumatic (LCD, backlight, reverse video, double-high and double-wide characters)
21-key hard key cap; 35-key, or 46-key conductive rubber; side alpha-shift key and scan trigger
PDT 3100 User Environment
15KV electrostatic discharge to all surfaces without loss of data
0% to 95% non-condensing at 122°F/50°C
Unit functions normally after 4-ft./1.2 m drop to concrete
32° to 104°F/0° to 40°C
-4° to 140°F/-20° to 60°C
80c88 type (8 MHz/V25)
Standard 16-bit DR-DOS software
Up to 7.6 MB for data and/or program storage
System EPROM 128 KB (DOS, BIOS, and terminal diagnostics)
256KB for program storage in a protected area
Time and date stamping under software control
RJ-41: for cradle, cable or printer interface
Limited RS-232-C communications capable of transmission speeds from 150 bps to 38.4 Kbps (software optional)
Wireless Local Area Network:
Optimal IEEE standards-based on Spectrum 24® 802.11 or 802.11b
2 Mbps (frequency hopping) and 11 Mbps (direct sequence)
2.4 to 2.5 GHz (varies by country)
100, 250, 500 mW (approximately; varies by country)
Multiple, software controlled
Optional Laser Module:
Scanning module rotates 180° for right or left-handed operation; supports one-dimensional barcodes only; standard and long-range models
Provides trickle charging of NiMH batteries and provides full RS-232-C voltages and signals
Full RS-232-C, 25 pin connector, optional internal modem; Rapid charging: 90 min. NiCd, 120 min. NiMH
Equivalent to single-slot functionally without the modem option
PDT 3100 Regulatory:
FCC Part 15 in U.S. only, ETSI 300.328 in Europe, RCD STD-33 in Japan
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