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Symbol 2837

A Mobile Device with Anytime Anywhere WWAN Connectivity
The PPT 2837 from Symbol Technologies delivers the power of mobile data communications with integrated Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) capabilities in a rugged pen-based handheld device. Integrated GPRS capability enables access to corporate applications and databases, web-browsing and email—delivering seamless anytime anywhere connectivity.

GPRS: The Power for Any Application Beyond Your Doors
GPRS delivers the speed required to break previous barriers to fast, complete mobile Internet functionality. With integrated GPRS, the PPT 2837 is ideally equipped to enable a world of applications beyond the doors of your company that will increase efficiency and profitability, in areas such as:

Transportation and Logistics
Reduce waiting times and increase the speed of delivery and shipping cycles with real-time status of vehicles, enabling customers to clear dock space and have adequate manpower ready and waiting to receive the delivery.

Field Service
Improve productivity and service levels of your field service applications with real-time work orders, the ability to check parts and supply availability, instant access to the expertise of other service team members, and other real-time communications such as urgent service calls, workflow redirects, and service call cancellations.

Sales Force Automation
Enable a true mobile sales force with the ability to check inventory and pricing, place orders and track shipments, right from the customer's location for the ultimate in on-site customer service.

Shorten delivery cycles with the combination of WWAN connectivity, bar code scanning and signature capture capabilities via faster billing and reconciliation at customer location.

Extend the reach of your sales, credit card transaction processing and real-time management of inventory beyond your walls to remote kiosks and outdoor environments such as malls, stadiums and street fairs. [end body text]

Loaded with Features for Power and Performance
This versatile, large-screen handheld device delivers the power to perform with the features you need to suit any application and business need. The PPT 2837 is equipped with the Intel® StrongARM SA 1110 processor, operating at 206 MHz, with 64 MB of RAM and 32 MB of ROM. The Pocket PC 2002 platform provides an instant mobile extension of the Windows environment, a familiar environment for users, and one of the most robust development platforms. Built-in bar code scanning delivers the ability to decode any industry standard 1-D bar code symbology. Built-in power management capabilities ensure maximum battery life without user intervention. An IrDA port enables easy access to printers. And a full suite of vertical market specific accessories, including a snap-on keyboard for data entry, magnetic-stripe reader and DEX cable, enables the PPT 2837 to be customized to best meet your needs.



Microsoft® Pocket PC 2002 platform

Portable convenience and a familiar, flexible computing platform

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

Dependable operation in harsh environments

Integrated GPRS WWAN connectivity

Anytime, anywhere data 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 storage1/4

VGA display

Large, easy-to-read display

Maximum usage between battery charges

Rechargeable lithium-ion battery

IrDA port

Enables data transfer to peripherals such as printers

PPT 2837 Specification Highlights

Physical Characteristics cm_sp


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

Weight (including battery):

11.8 oz./330 g

Drop Specification:

4 ft./1.2 m to concrete


1550 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion

Environmental Sealing:

IP54 (windblown dust and rain)

Operating Temperature:

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


5% to 90% RH noncondensing

Electrostatic Discharge (ESD):

8 kVdc air; 4 kVdc contact

Performance Characteristics cm_sp


Intel SA 1110 @ 206 MHz Processor

Operating System:

Microsoft® Pocket PC 2002

Drop Specification:

4 ft./1.2 m to concrete

Memory (RAM/ROM):


Application Development:

Fully compatible with Microsoft SDK for Pocket PCs; Symbol SDK available to support bar code scanning from


IrDA 1.1


1/4 VGA resolution (320 x 240 pixels) with 16-level grayscale

Electrostatic Discharge (ESD):

8 kVdc air; 4 kVdc contact

Wireless Data Communication cm_sp

Wireless Wide Area Network:

Integrated GSM/GPRS; user-accessible SIM socket for GSM/GPRS



Peripherals and Accessories cm_sp




1- or 4-slot serial charge cradle; 4-slot Ethernet charge cradle; Vehicle 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 2800 batteries

Other Accessories:

Snap-on land line modem; carrying case

Regulatory cm_sp

Electrical Safety:

Integrated GSM/GPRS; user-accessible SIM socket for GSM/GPRS


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

Laser Safety:

CDRH Class II, IEC Class 2

Want to get the most from your Symbol 2837?

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Did you know we provide total solutions including complete, on-site integration services, as well as custom, semi-custom, and packaged software to lower your operation costs, increase your accuracies and maximize your bottom line?

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