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Symbol PPT 8800

New Small, Rugged and Packed with Power
The PPT 8800 from Symbol Technologies combines superior data capture capability and wireless communications in a rugged handheld computer that is the smallest and lightest device in its class.

The PPT 8800 puts powerful real-time information right in the pocket of the mobile worker and is available with software, peripherals, accessories and services that add compelling value to the operations of companies and enterprises worldwide.

The PPT 8800 is ideal for use in many environments where up-to-date information is needed at the point of activity, including but not limited to:
  • Retail
  • Field Service
  • Public Safety
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality

Mission-Critical Applications
Designed for mobile workers and managers within the enterprise who require a rugged, high-performance, handheld computer far more durable and reliable than typical consumer devices, the PPT 8800 is powerful enough to execute mission-critical applications, yet small and light enough to be carried in a pocket or on the hip. The enterprise-friendly PPT 8800 comes packed with features that make it easy for global organizations to manage broad systems deployments.

Features                                  Benefits

Small and lightweight

Fits in your pocket or on the hip

Large and vibrant color display

Easy to see in many environments

Extremely rugged

Endures extreme temperatures and multiple drops to concrete

Sealed to IP54 standards

Protects against water and dust to ensure reliable performance in rough conditions

Laser bar code scanning

Accurate information capture every time

Wireless networking based on the standard IEEE 802.11b (WLAN) or Bluetooth™ (WPAN)

Enables real-time communications and decision making; secure mobile transactions and investment protection

Microsoft® Windows® CE .NET embedded operating system

Easy application development, worldwide support and a large global developer base

Intel® XScale™ architecture

High-speed CPU performance for robust enterprise applications

Rechargeable/replaceable lithium-ion battery

Maximum usage between charges helps to make mobile workers more efficient

Asian language support

Deployable in Japanese, Korean, Chinese Simplified and Chinese Traditional

Multiple keypad options

Flexible functionality and keypad layout that is perfectly suited for targeted applications

Supports AirBEAM®

Wireless device management specifically for enterprises

PPT 8800 Specification Highlights

Physical Characteristics


1.3 in. H x 3.1 in. W x 5.7 in. L
33 mm H x 80 mm W x 146 mm L

Weight (including battery):

Batch: 10.1 oz/ 286 g WLAN: 10.8 oz/ 306 g


Transflective color TFT-LCD, 65K colors,
240 (W) x 320 (L) (QVGA size)

Touch Panel:

Glass analog resistive touch


LED backlight

Main Battery:

Rechargeable Lithium Ion 1700 mAh (3.7V)

Larger capacity battery option:

Rechargeable Lithium Ion 3400 mAh (3.7V)

Backup Battery:

Ni-MH battery (rechargeable), 15mAh (2.4V) 2 cells

Performance Characteristics


Intel XScale 300 MHz processor

Operating Platform:

Microsoft® Windows® CE .NET 4.1


32 MB RAM/ 32 MB ROM

Embedded options:

IEEE 802.11b Spectrum24
Bluetooth 802.15 with encryption support
128 MB Memory card


IrDA standard v1.2 (115 kbps)
Standard RS-232 (115 kbps)


Speaker, microphone

Keypad Options:

Standard version and 15-key with power button version

1D Decode Capability:

UPC/EAN/JAN, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, Interleaved 2 of 5, Discrete 2 of 5, NW-7, UCC/EAN-128

LED Display:

Upper front center (amber and green)

Scan Triggers:

Left and right trigger buttons

User Environment

Operating Temperature:

14° to 122° F/-10° to +50° C

Storage Temperature:

-13° to 158° F /-25° to 70° C

Environmental Sealing:

IP54 Category II


5% to 90% relative humidity (noncondensing)

Drop Specification:

4 ft./1.2 m drop to concrete

Ambient Light:

Indoor: 450 ft.-candles (4,842 LUX)
Outdoor: 8,000 ft.-candles (86,112 LUX)

Electrostatic Discharge (ESD):

+/-15 kVDC (air); +/- 8 kVDC (contact)

Wireless Data Communications

Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN):

Network Optional IEEE standards-based Spectrum24® 802.11b

Data Rate:

11 Mbps (direct sequence)

Frequency Range:

Country dependent; typically 2.4 to 2.5 GHz

Output Power:

100 mW US; 100 mW international

Spreading Technique:

Direct Sequence



Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN):

Bluetooth IEEE 802.15

Peripherals and Accessories

Larger Capacity Battery (LCB):

3400 mAh battery with door Kit, Spare 3400 mAh battery


Vehicle cradle with larger capacity battery (LCB) support; single-slot serial charging cradle with spare standard battery charging; single-slot B cradle with LCB support; four-slot Ethernet (connectivity); four-slot serial. Single-slot B and four-slot cradles support terminal with standard battery, terminal with LCB, or terminal with trigger handle attached

Communication and Cables:

Charging Synchronization/charging cable; worldwide power supplies and cables

4-Slot Universal Battery Charger (UBC):

Simultaneous charge of 1-4 batteries; requires adapters for PPT 8800 1700 mAh/3400 mAh batteries

Vertical-specific attachments:

Magnetic stripe reader, universal cable cup with attachable auto, DEX, printer, and USB cables

Other Accessories:

Holster with easy release clip; holster with velcro belt clasp and belt; slim carrying case; hand strap; neck strap


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 I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C, D

Want to get the most from your Symbol PPT 8800?

Did you know we have a large staff of programmers who can make our products work with any system, including yours?

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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