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Datalogic Falcon 5500 Series

Rugged pistol grip RFID/scanning hybrid handheld for retail and warehousing
(by Conrad H. Blickenstorfer)

The full-sized Falcon 5500 Windows CE-based pistol grip-style terminal is what Datalogic calls an RFID Mobile Hybrid Computer. It combines bar code scanning with UHF RFID automated data capture and thus represents a very flexible solution for item level inventories, paallet verification or any other task that both requires tag reading and bar code scanning.

The Intel PXA255-based device can be ordered with either a 26-key standard alphanumeric keypad or a more complete 52-key full alphanumeric keypad, depending on the intended application. The device has a large 3.5-inch QVGA display and can be equipped with various scanner options, including standard, long range, advanced long range lasers, linear imagers and 2D imager.

The 5500 Series, which is nine inches long and 3.5 inches wide and weighs about 2.5 pounds with the pistol grip and the extra battery for the RFID radio. It is sealed to IP52 specifications and can survive 4-foot drops to concrete--less than the Falcon 4400 due to the handle and extra battery. Datalogic points out that the units have the loudest beeper on the market, good for use in noisy environments. Wireless communication is via integrated 802.11b.

Added/last update Last update: July 2007, Aug 2008, July 2009
Form-factor Rugged flashlight-style handheld
CPU Speed Intel PXA255/400 MHz
OS Windows CE
Card slots 1 internal PC Card Type I/II
Display type TFT
Display size/res 3.5"/240 x 320
Digitizer/pens touch/1
Keyboard/keys 26-key standard alphanumeric or 52-key full alphanumeric
Navigation directional control, triggers
Housing Industrial, polycarbonate/ABS-blend plastic shell with thermoplastic urethane overmold
Operating Temp 14 to 122F
Sealing IP54
Shock 5 foot drop
Size (WxHxD) 3.5 x 9.2
Weight 43 ounces
Power Li-Ion 3.7V, 2,000mAh + Li-Ion 3.7V, 2,200mAh for RFID
Interface USB 1.1 client, RS232, various lasers, 1D scan, 1D/2D imager, dock
Wireless 802.11b, RFID
List price Inquire
Contact www.mobile.datalogic.com
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