The DT-X8 series handheld terminal provides excellent durability: IP67 dust/splash-proof, withstands 3.0-metre drops, and operates at sub-freezing temperatures down to -20°C. And it’s designed in accordance with ISO 13407 human-centred design processes to realise maximum ease of operation.
Excellent Environmental Durability, including a Drop Resistance of 3.0 Metres
The Casio DT-X8 terminal has been designed to meet a drop resistance of 3.0 metres to concrete, ensuring that it can survive impacts from the kind of heights likely to be encountered in typical work environments such as warehouses. The terminal housing, the area surrounding the LCD, and the battery cover are reinforced with impact-absorbing elastomer resin to withstand the tough conditions typically found in warehouses and similar environments. The terminals meet the IP67*1 standard for moisture and particle resistance and operate at sub-zero temperatures down to -20°C. The DT-X8 provides reliable operation in a variety of demanding applications, including work outdoors in wet conditions and in dusty environments.
*1 No ingress of dust. No ingress of water even if temporarily immersed in water under defined conditions of pressure when all covers for connectors, etc. are closed.
Power-Saving Design to Deliver Long Operating Time
A unique power-saving design provides extended operation even in applications where a permanent wireless LAN connection is required. A newly developed, high-capacity battery delivers plenty of power and effective power management features, such as wireless standby mode*2 and quick resume*3, to ensure a very long battery life.
*2 A wireless LAN standby low-power state for operating only the functions needed to maintain a wireless LAN connection whilst shutting down the display and other devices.
*3 A feature for resuming normal operation from power-saving mode in response to a call from a wireless LAN. Since the LAN connection has been maintained, immediate availability of the LAN connection is possible.
Key Design for Excellent Operating Performance
The key design allows easy operation even when the user is wearing work gloves. To reduce data entry errors, the keys have been enlarged and the responsiveness has been enhanced by widening the key pitch and key stroke. The terminal has an optimized key layout, with the trigger keys, cursor key, enter key, and other frequently used keys easily accessible for comfortable one-handed operation.
Highly Visible LCD, Even Outdoors
DT-X8 terminals are equipped with a 2.7-inch color Blanview® TFT LCD that features intuitive touch panel operation. This LCD provides excellent visibility indoors and in sunlight, and has been designed to consume much less power than conventional LCDs, allowing the terminal to operate for longer on a single charge. Shock-absorbing material between the LCD panel and plastic touch panel dramatically increases the strength of the display, reducing damage from drops, impacts and other rough handling.
High-Performance Laser Scanner
Three trigger keys, one in the center and another on each side of the terminal, ensure efficient one-hand scanning. The terminal is equipped with functions for more accurate and rapid scanning, including scan width control, laser focus function, and vibrator alert function.
Scan Width Control
This feature controls the laser beam width to prevent incorrect reading of adjacent barcodes.
Laser Focus Function
When multiple barcodes are scanned simultaneously, the scanned barcode is briefly highlighted with laser light to visually indicate to the user which barcode was decoded.
NFC Contactless Smart Cards
Two new models of the DT-X8 are now available with Contactless Smart Card (NFC) read/write capability. The DT-X8-11E and -21E use NFC Interface Protocol-2 (ISO21481) with 13.56MHz Carrier Frequency, to communicate with ISO15693 I-CODE® RFID tags, SLI, Tag-it® and my-d®, ISO14443 Types A/B, and FeliCa® technology.
Long-Range Scanner with Maximum Reading Depth of 20 Metres*1
DT-X8 terminals have a built-in long-range scanner with auto focus that can read codes*2 up to 20 metres away.
When used as forklift terminals, they can directly scan barcodes on pallets and shipping cartons from the operator’s seat and are even capable of reading location codes at the top of storage racks and stacked products.
This enables the safe performance of inspections and other operations from remote locations when there is danger from falling objects.
*2 For two-digit Data Matrix codes with resolution of 20 mm (using the Casio measurement method)
Vibrator Alert Function
In addition to the LED indicator and buzzer, a vibrator alert is also used to indicate a successful scan. This is useful for noisy environments or where there are several users in the same location.
C-MOS Imager for 2D Barcode Reading
The DT-X8 series includes a model equipped with a C-MOS scanner capable of reading a wide variety of 1D and 2D barcode symbologies, including GS1 DataBar, the newest barcode standard. Careful CPU, memory and performance tuning ensure high-speed reading capability. The terminals incorporate a decode window centering function to scan only the desired area when barcodes are printed adjacent to each other. These user-friendly features combine to make barcode scanning as easy as possible.
IEEE802.11b/g Wireless LAN
DT-X8 terminals have an integrated IEEE802.11b/g wireless LAN module and support the WPA2 secure wireless communications protocol. They also support 802.1x authentication (such as PEAP and EAP-TLS) and VoIP software for voice communication on a wireless LAN.
Equipped with Bluetooth® 2.0
Bluetooth® Ver. 2.0 (Class 2), for wireless connection with mobile printers and other devices, is integrated as a standard feature. Furthermore, the DT-X8 terminals come with the Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) function for high-speed communication.
Note: The connected device must also support the EDR function.
Wireless Standby and Quick Resume
DT-X8 terminals incorporate features that support efficient wireless LAN operation. These include wireless standby mode for maintaining a low-power wireless connection for fast access to a wireless LAN and quick resume for restoring communication from the terminal to the LAN within a few seconds when it returns from suspend mode.