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Symbol PPT 2842 Handheld Computers - 802.11

Symbol PPT 8800 A newer version of this item is available.
It is replaced by the Symbol PPT 8800.

802.11 Wireless scanning, running off of the popular Pocket PC OS

The PPT 2842, a member of the newest family of Pocket PC-based terminals from Symbol Technologies, combines the strengths of the Pocket PC platform with productivity-enhancing features that include barcode scanning and real-time wireless communication options. Designed with today's mobile worker in mind the rugged PPT 2842 is a productivity tool for business professionals enabling the Power of Pocket PC to perform where and when it's needed.

The Symbol PPT 2842 is also known as the Symbol Technologies PPT 2842

PPT 2842 Options
Symbol PPT 2842 (PPT2842-TRWZ0YUS)
PPT 2842, Wireless Portable Pen Terminal (2 Mbps, 64MB RAM, 32MB ROM, 1D Scanner, I/R and Monochrome Display)
Symbol PPT 2842 (PPT2842-TRBZ0YUS)
PPT 2842, Portable Pen Terminal (Merlin, Spectrum24, 64MB RAM, 32MB ROM, 2 Mbps Data Rate, 1D-HP Scanner, Infrared and Color Display)
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Symbol PPT 2842 Details

A Pocket PC Device with Maximum Performance and Ruggedness

The PPT 2842 , a member of the newest family of Pocket PC-based terminals from Symbol Technologies, combines the strengths of the Pocket PC platform with productivity-enhancing features that include barcode scanning and real-time wireless communication options. Designed with today's mobile worker in mind, the rugged PPT 2842 is a productivity tool for business professionals, enabling the Power of Pocket PC to perform where and when it's needed.

Simple, Reliable and Powerful

The Pocket PC platform offers a simple, fast user interface, extensive Internet browsing capabilities, and powerful overall performance, and the PPT 2842 transforms business activities, extending this familiar Windows-based platform from the traditional desktop setting to virtually anywhere. Symbol's rigorous quality requirements impart drop, sealing and temperature specifications that are unmatched by other Pocket PC devices. The rugged durability achieved allows the PPT 2842 to withstand the wear and tear of everyday use in any business environment, from the office to the warehouse.

With its fully integrated barcode scanning, Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) or Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) communication and Pocket PC functionality, the PPT 2842 provides a complete, easy-to-use data management solution in a single device. Conveniently placed scan triggers and the ergonomic design of the PPT 2842 enable simple one-handed data capture operation, and a high resolution 1/4 VGA display with responsive touch-screen technology further enhance the product's ease of use.

The PPT 2842 utilizes the Intel® StrongARM SA 1110 processor, running at 206 MHz and comes with the processing power and memory capacity to meet any data or application need. It is fully compatible with 32-bit application development tools from Microsoft and third parties, and provides the standard PIM software and synchronization capabilities of the Pocket PC platform. An application-programming interface (API) from Symbol makes it simple to integrate barcode data capture and wireless communication into new or existing applications.

Mobility Improves Performance

The rugged, feature-rich PPT 2842 product family helps increase productivity and efficiency in a host of industries. Warehouse personnel easily record inventory levels as shipments flow in and out. Service professionals can offer curbside check-in at hotels and more efficient table service at restaurants. Physicians and caregivers can access current patient records from anywhere in the hospital, while school administrators, teachers and staff can retrieve and update student records from anywhere on campus. The PPT 2842 can do it all, right down to mobilizing price checking and inventory tasks in retail environments as well as package tracking throughout the shipping pipeline. From field service and sales force automation to route accounting or office management, the PPT 2842 provides an ideal solution for mobile applications.

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PPT 2842 Features

PPT 2842 Benefits

Microsoft Pocket PC platform

Portable convenience and a familiar, flexible computing platform

Rugged construction–sealed to IP54 standards with 4 ft./1.2m drop to concrete

Operates in harsh environments

WLAN or WWAN communication

Anytime, anywhere information access

Symbol's miniature scan engine

High-performance scanning even in bright light

64 MB RAM, 32 MB ROM

Ample memory capacity for data or program storage

1/4 VGA display

Large, easy-to-read display

Rechargeable lithium-ion battery

Maximum usage between charges

IrDA port

Enables data transfer to peripherals such as printers

Supports foreign languages

The flexibility required to support applications worldwide

PPT 2842 Specification Highlights

PPT 2842 Physical Characteristics:


7" L x 3.625" W x 1" H/177.8 mm L x 92 mm W x 25.4 mm D

Weight (including battery):

11.7 oz/333 gm (Batch Version) 12.9 oz/367 gm (Wireless Version)

Drop Specification:

4 ft / 1.2 m to concrete


1/4 VGA resolution (320 x 240 pixels) with 16-level grayscale, optional 64k color


1550 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion

Environmental Sealing:

IP54 (windblown dust and rain)

Operating Temperature:

-4° to 122° F/-20° to 50° C (or better depending upon the application)


5% to 90% RH non-condensing

Electrostatic Discharge (ESD):

8 kVdc air; 4 kVdc contact

PPT 2842 Performance Characteristics


Intel SA 1110 @ 206 MHz Processor

Operating System:

Microsoft Pocket PC 2002



Application Development:

Fully compatible with Microsoft SDK for Pocket PCs, Symbol SDK available to support barcode scanning from


IrDA 1.1

Wireless Data Communications

Wireless Local Area Network:

Standards-based Spectrum24 IEEE 802.11 or 802.11b

Data Rate:

2 Mbps and 11 Mpbs

Frequency Range:

Country dependent: typically 2.4-2.5 Ghz

Output Power:

500 mW U.S.; 100 mW international



Wireless Wide Area Network

Optional CDPD, GSM or GPRS Network Connectivity


Internal (WLAN), External (WWAN)

PPT 2842 Peripherals and Accessories


1 slot serial charge cradle; 4 slot Ethernet charge cradle; Vehicle cradle, 4-Slot serial cradle

Communication and Charging Cables:

DEX cable; auto-charge cable; serial/charge cable; printer cables

Magnetic Stripe Reader (MSR):

Snap-on serial connection swipe reader attachment


Snap-on serial connection 35-key keypad

Trigger handle:

Snap-on serial connection pistol-grip scan trigger

4-Slot Universal Battery Charger (UBC):

Simultaneous charge of 1-4 batteries; requires adapters for PDT 8100 batteries

Other Accessories:

Snap-on land line modem; carrying case

PPT 2842 Regulatory

Electrical Safety:

Certified to UL1950, CSA C22.2 No. 950, EN60950/IEC950


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

Laser Safety:

CDRH Class II, IEC Class 2

Hazardous Locations:

Certified to UL 913 and CAN/CSA C22.2 no. 157 for use in Class 1, Division 2, Groups A, B, C, D and Class 1 Division 1, Groups A,B,C,D Note: These specifications pertain to non-incendive and Intrinsically Safe (I-Safe) PPT 2842 models only. Please contact our pre-sales team for details.

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