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Symbol PPT2837 Hand Held Computer

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Symbol Technologies continues its revolution of Pocket computing with the PPT2837 combining rugged mobility bar code scanning and wireless LAN connectivity with the new Microsoft Pocket PC platform. This pen-based family of mobile data management devices offers companies the opportunity to leverage the familiarity and flexibility of the Microsoft Windows operating system in a feature-rich Pocket computer.
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Symbol PPT2837 Details

A Pocket PC Device with Maximum Performance and Ruggedness

The PPT2837 , 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 bar code scanning and real-time wireless communication options. Designed with today's mobile worker in mind, the rugged PPT2837 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 PPT2837 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 PPT2837 to withstand the wear and tear of everyday use in any business environment, from the office to the warehouse.

With its fully integrated bar code scanning, Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) or Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) communication and Pocket PC functionality, the PPT2837 provides a complete, easy-to-use data management solution in a single device. Conveniently placed scan triggers and the ergonomic design of the PPT2837 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 PPT2837 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 bar code data capture and wireless communication into new or existing applications.

Mobility Improves Performance

The rugged, feature-rich PPT2837 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 PPT2837 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 PPT2837 provides an ideal solution for mobile applications.

To find out how your business can benefit from Symbol's innovative products, contact any of the convenient locations listed on the back panel or visit us at

PPT2837 Features

PPT2837 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

PPT2837 Specification Highlights

PPT2837 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

PPT2837 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 bar code 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)

PPT2837 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

PPT2837 Other Accessories:

Snap-on land line modem; carrying case

PPT2837 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) PPT2837 models only. Please contact our pre-sales team for details.

The Symbol PPT2837 is also known as the Symbol Technologies PPT2837 .