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Symbol SPS3000 Hand Held Computer

The Symbol SPS3000 has been discontinued. No direct replacement is available.
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SPS3000 Options
Part # DescriptionAvailabilityPriceOrder
SPS3046-T00002WW SPS3000, 802.11b, 2MB flash. With scanner. Check Availability Call for Details
SPS3046-000002WW SPS3000, 802.11b, 2MB flash. No Scanner. Check Availability Call for Details
SPS3000-T0000000 SPS3000, Batch. With scanner. No Radio Check Availability Call for Details

Symbol SPS3000 Details

Scanning and Wireless Connectivity for the Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC

The SPS3000 is the first expansion pack that delivers integrated data capture and real-time wireless communication to users of the Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC. With the SPS3000 , the Compaq iPAQ instantly becomes a more effective, business process automation tool with augmented capabilities that include bar code scanning and wireless connectivity.

Compatible, Versatile and Flexible

The SPS3000 pack attaches easily to the Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC, and the lightweight, ergonomic design provides a secure, comfortable fit in the hand. The coupled device maintains 100% compatibility with Compaq iPAQ recharging and synchronization cradles for maximum convenience and cost-effectiveness. The SPS3000 is available in three feature configurations:

Scanning Only: Enables 1-dimensional bar code scanning, which is activated using any of the five programmable application buttons on the Compaq iPAQ. An optional ‘virtual' on-screen button may also be used.

WLAN Only: Provides 11Mbps Direct Sequence WLAN connectivity through an integrated Spectrum24® 802.11b radio and antenna.

Scanning and WLAN: Delivers a powerful data management solution with integrated bar code scanning and WLAN communication.

Empowering Mobile Workforces

Pocket PC devices provide users with mobile versions of Microsoft's popular desktop software, thus delivering the ability to gather, prepare and review documents and information anytime, anywhere. In today's fast-paced business environment, the increased productivity and efficiency achieved with bar code scanning and wireless communication creates competitive advantage that businesses in many industries are now discovering. With the SPS3000 , businesses that have already deployed iPAQ devices for mobility gain additional functionality and improved user productivity. For instance, adding the bar code scanning SPS3000 to the iPAQ Pocket PC used by field sales associates enables quick and accurate order entry, which contributes to improved customer service and increased effectiveness. Within the enterprise, the WLAN SPS3000 delivers fast, wireless access to the corporate intranet, the Internet or mission critical applications, enabling real-time decision-making and improved efficiency.

Professionals in healthcare, education and hospitality also benefit from the increased accuracy and efficiency of bar code scanning and wireless connectivity. With application needs ranging from patient/record management in healthcare facilities to student or guest administration in schools or hotels, the capabilities of the SPS3000 enable more effective use of standard PDA's, bringing the benefits of advanced technologies to workflow processes.

Maximize your Mobile Solution

The SPS3000 extends the capabilities of the Compaq iPAQ, converting the Pocket PC PDA from a consumer-oriented device to a dynamic business tool for the mobile enterprise. 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

SPS3000 Features Benefits

Symbol´s 1D scan engine

Fast, accurate data capture

Integrated 802.11b WLAN

Enables real-time information sharing between remote activities and host system

Ergonomic, lightweight design

Offers increased user comfort and acceptance

Peripheral compatibility

Maximum convenience and efficiency

Very low power consumption

Maintains expected battery life of device

SPS3000 Specification Highlights

SPS3000 Physical Characteristics:


Scan only: 5.4"L x 3.4"W x 1.6"H (adds 0.74" to width of iPAQ) WLAN only: 5.4"L x 3.4"W x 1.65"H (adds 0.78" to width of iPAQ) Scan/WLAN: 5.4"L x 3.4"W x 1.65"H (adds 0.78" to width of iPAQ)


Scan only: 2.55 oz./ 72 gm; Scan/WLAN: 4.65 oz./131.8 gm


770mAh rechargeable lithium ion: WLAN Only, Scan/WLAN

Operating Temperature:

32°F - 122°F/0°C - 50°C


5% to 90% RH noncondensing

Application Development:

Fully compatible with Microsoft SDK for Pocket PCs. SPS3000 SDK available to support bar code scanning

Scanner Characteristics

Scan Engine:

1D scan engine

Decode Capability:

UPC/EAN/JAN, Code 128, Code 39, Code 93, Interleaved 2 of 5, Discrete 2 of 5, Codabar, MSI Plessey

Scan Rate:

44 (±10) scans/sec (bi-directional)

Scan Trigger:

Uses one of the five (5) programmable application buttons on the Compaq iPAQ

WLAN Characteristics

Wireless Local Area Network Radio:

Spectrum 24 High Rate Wireless LAN 802.11b compliant

Data Rate:

11 Mbps. Automatic data rate and channel selection of 1, 2, 5.5 and 11 Mbps

Frequency Range:

U.S., Europe, Japan product covering 2.4 to 2.5 GHz, programmable for different country regulations

Output Power:

100mW, programmable for different country regulations

Power Management:

Continuous Aware and Power Saving Mode


Data throughput scaled to support up to 300 ft. indoor/ outdoor



SPS3000 Accessories


The combined Compaq iPAQ and SPS3000 fit in the Compaq iPAQ synchronization/charging cradle.

SPS3000 Regulatory

Electrical Safety:

Certified to UL 1950, CSA C22.2 No. 950-95; EN60950:1992/IEC950 with A1+A2+A3, Low Voltage Directive (73/34/EEC)


FCC Part 15 Class B/ICE S003 Class B, EMC Directive (89/336/EEC), CISPR-22 Class B; EN55022:1995, EN55024:98

The Symbol SPS3000 is also known as the Symbol Technologies SPS3000 .