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Symbol PDT 6846 Handheld Computers - 802.11b

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Efficient real time information exchange for maximum productivity

The PDT 6846 are rugged lightweight portable data terminals combining mobile computing and optional wireless communications with comfortable well-balanced forward-scanning ergonomics. Designed for harsh environments the PDT 6846 is excellent for industrial markets such as transportation and distribution yet small enough for scan-intensive applications in retail such as inventory management and replenishment price management and receiving. Building on the legacy of Symbol's popular Laser Data and Laser Radio Terminals this single-handed productivity tool offers a spacious 46-key alphanumeric keypad internally mounted radio antenna and your choice of standard long-range high-visibility or two-dimensional scanning options. Communications options include both Spectrum24 Direct Sequence and Frequency Hopping wireless LAN connectivity for real-time high-performance data transfer. Or choose batch communications with an extended memory option for on-site processing and quick uploading-downloading to your PC. Additionally the PDT 6846 was specifically designed to make full use of existing LRT-LDT cradles and peripherals providing a total system solution without the added cost of changing the accessories.

The Symbol PDT 6846 is also known as the Symbol Technologies PDT 6846

PDT 6846 Options
Symbol PDT 6846 (PDT6846-N2E643WW)
PDT 6846, Wireless Portable Data Terminal (11 Mbps, T2+, Industrial Version, 640KB RAM, 16-Line x 21-Character Display, 46 key Keyboard, Standard Range Scanner, STRW2 and WW)
Symbol PDT 6846 (PDT6846-L2E633WW)
PDT 6846, Wireless Portable Data Terminal (11 Mbps Spectrum24 Version, MT2+, Long Range Scanner, IND, 640KB RAM, 16-Line x 21-Character Display, 35 key Keyboard, STRW2 and WW)
Symbol PDT 6846 (PDT6846-P2E643WW)
PDT 6846, Wireless Portable Data Terminal (11 Mbps, T2+, Industrial Version, 640KB RAM, 16-Line x 21-Character Display, 46 key Keyboard, 2D Scanner, STRW2 and WW)
Symbol PDT 6846 (PDT6846-L2E643WW)
PDT 6846, Wireless Portable Data Terminal (11 Mbps, T2+, Industrial Version, 640KB RAM, 16-Line x 21-Character Display, 46 key Keyboard, Long Range Scanner, STRW2 and WW)
Symbol PDT 6846 (PDT6846-H2E643WW)
PDT 6846, Wireless Portable Data Terminal (11 Mbps, T2+, Industrial Version, 640KB RAM, 16-Line x 21-Character Display, 46 key Keyboard, High Visibility Scanner, STRW2 and WW)
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Symbol PDT 6846 Details

Rugged Terminals for Scan-Intensive Applications

The PDT 6846 of rugged, portable data terminals combine mobile computing, integrated barcode data capture and optional wireless communications in a lightweight, ergonomic device. PDT 6846 are ideal for data management activities and increase accuracy anywhere along the supply chain. The comfortable, "forward-scanning" design enhances productivity for scan-intensive applications in retail such as inventory management, replenishment and price management. Yet PDT 6846 are also tough enough for applications in harsh environments such as manufacturing, warehousing and distribution.

PDT 6846 are environmentally sealed against severe weather conditions, including dust and rain. They are rugged enough to withstand multiple 4 ft./1.2 m drops to concrete–across the entire operating temperature range; a rubber "boot" enhances product durability.

Flexible Computing at the Point of Activity

This flexible productivity tool offers features such as standard, long-range, high-visibility, or two-dimensional scanning options and a 35- or 46-key alphanumeric keypad. Additionally, the PDT 6846 is available with wireless local area network (WLAN) connectivity for real-time, high-performance data transfer or extended memory for batch communications with your PC— you choose the right communications capabilities to meet your needs.

Whether users are performing inventory counts, shelf price audits, receiving, stock transfers or markdowns, the improved display is sharper and easier to read ––even in full sunlight or in high-intensity, artificial light—for increased productivity. Add WLAN connectivity together with a premium performance scanner and you have a rugged decision support tool for real-time data management. Connect a portable printer and generate barcodes for price markdowns or shelf label changes at the point of activity. What's more, the PDT 6846 is equipped with a large-capacity battery to ensure ample power for full shift use.

Symbol is the worldwide leader in barcode-driven data management systems with thousands of wireless network installations and millions of scanners and terminals in use. To find out how the PDT 6846 can work for you, call any of our convenient locations on the back address panel, or visit us at

PDT 6846 Features

PDT 6846 Benefits

Integrated Symbol scan engine

Premium performance 1D or 2D data capture minimizes input error

Optional WLAN communications

Efficient real time information exchange for maximum productivity

Forward scanning, pistol grip ergonomics

Comfortable and well balanced for scan-intensive applications

Reliable, industry standard, DOS-based architecture

Allows for efficient programming and development of data-intensive applications

Improved 16-line display (NEW)

Easy to read display for indoor or outdoor use

35 (NEW) or 46-key alphanumeric keypad

Quick and easy data input

Sealed to IP54 standards against rain and dust

Terminal can be used in harsh environments

Large battery capacity (NEW)

Ample power for a full shift

Full line of accessories

Enables an application specific mobile solution

PDT 6846 Specification Highlights

PDT 6846 Physical Characteristics:


7.0 in. H x 3.5 in. W x 8.8 in. L/178 mm H x 89 mm W x 224 mm L


Batch: 24 oz./672 gm with battery Wireless: 26 oz./728 gm with battery

Operating Temperature:

-13° to 122° F/-25° to 50° C

Storage Temperature:

-13° to 140° F/-25° to 60° C


95% relative humidity, noncondensing

Drop Specification:

Multiple 4 ft./1.2 m drops to concrete

Environmental Sealing:



15KV electrostatic discharge to all surfaces without loss of data

Keyboard, Standard:

35 or 46 large, hard, alphanumeric keys

Keyboard, IBM:

46 key, IBM 5250 or 3270 keypads and overlays


16-line by 21-character FSTN LCD, back light, reverse video, double-high and double-wide characters


Removable, rechargeable battery pack

PDT 6846 Performance Characteristics:


80C88 type @ 8 Mhz

Operating System



128 KB EPROM (DOS, Terminal Diagnostics)


640 KB Standard (up to 6.1 MB for batch option)

Non-Volatile Memory:

256 KB Standard (up to 1.2 MB for RF option)

Application Development:

Symbol Series 3000 Applications Development Kit

Wireless Data Communications

Wireless Local Area Network:

Optional IEEE standards-based Spectrum24 802.11 or 802.11b

Data Rate:

2 Mbps (frequency hopping) and 11 Mbps (direct sequence)

Frequency Range:

Country dependent, typically 2.4 to 2.5 GHz

Output Power:

500 mW U.S.and 100 mW versions available




2 Mbps: up to 2000 ft./606 m in open environments and up to 180 to 250 ft./54.5 to 75.7 m in a typical office or retail store 11 Mbps: Open space – up to 1000 ft./303 m; Typical: 180 ft. to Radio; Channel 250 ft./54.5 to 76 m

Radio Channel Access Method:


Ethernet Compatibility:

DIX Ethernet

PDT 6846 Peripherals and Accessories


Single slot and four-slot cradles available


Supports extensive line of Symbol-approved printers, cables and accessories

4-Slot Battery Charger:

Recharges multiple batteries

Battery Adapter:

Used with Universal Battery Charger

PDT 6846 Regulatory:

Electrical Safety:

Certified to UL 1950, CSA C22.2 No. 950, EN60950/IEC950


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

Hazardous Locations:

Factory Mutual Approved: Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C, D; Class II, Division 2, Groups F, G; Class III, Division 1, 2 Intrinsically Safe for Class I, Division 1, Groups A, B, C, D

TUV Certified: EEx ib IIc T4

Laser Safety:

CDRH Class II, IEC Class 2

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