Zapper Tornado BT HC

The Zapper Tornado BT HC is a high performance antimicrobial Bluetooth linear scanner designed for use in sterile and hygiene-sensitive applications.

  • Disinfectant-ready enclosure incorporating antimicrobial additives
  • Complies with the JIS Z2801: 2000 standard
  • Ruggedized over-mold design to withstand multiple drops to concrete from 2 metres
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology with up to 100m communication range
  • Plug-and-play cordless migration by using the smart cradle
  • Supports multiple connections – up to 7 scanners in PICO mode
  • Supports both HID and SPP profiles
  • Works with Apple iOS and Android devices
  • Memory storage up to 80,000 EAN-13 scans for batch scanning
  • Outstanding reading capability on 3 mil barcode with more than 75mm depth of field
  • Up to 860mm reading range on general barcodes
  • Unsurpassed readability on low contrast, smudged, poorly-printed or damaged barcodes
  • GS1 DataBar Linear-stacked, PDF, MicroPDF and composite code are supported


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Society is becoming more germ-conscious than ever. There is a trend to incorporate anti-microbial materials in some environments to minimize the risk of spreading infectious micro-organisms and other bacteria. We have listened and understood the market demand for barcode scanners that need to be used where infection control is critical. The newly developed antimicrobial Zapper Tornado BT HC Bluetooth scanner is built with a disinfectant-ready housing. The scanner is loaded with the features needed for outstanding reading performance and mobility in hygiene-sensitive environments.

Incorporates antimicrobial additives
The housing of the antimicrobial Zapper Tornado BT HC scanner and cradle are incorporated with an inorganic silver antimicrobial agent which will not be worn off during its lifetime. This provides a layer of protection against the multiplication and spread of potentially harmful microorganisms such as bacteria and microbes on the scanner plastic enclosure surface.

Disinfectant-Ready housing
The antimicrobial Zapper Tornado Bluetooth scanner and cradle are designed with a disinfectant-ready housing, which allows the plastic to be cleaned or wiped-down with commonly-used cleaning solutions in healthcare environments without harming the housing or the sensitive scanning components inside.

Solution for hygiene-sensitive environments
The antimicrobial Zapper Tornado BT HC scanner is perfect for a wide range of specific applications where hygiene environment is paramount and high-level safety is vital, such as healthcare, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, food industries, medical laboratories and other sterile environments.

The Zapper Tornado BT HC is part of ASP’s versatile Zapper Tornado family. See the matrix below for the all members of the family, and click on any model name to find out more.

Zapper Tornado Model Corded Bluetooth 1D 2D Antimicrobial
Zapper Tornado
Zapper Tornado 2D
Zapper Tornado BT
Zapper Tornado 2D BT
Zapper Tornado HC
Zapper Tornado 2D HC
Zapper Tornado BT HC
Zapper Tornado 2D BT HC
Specifications – Zapper Tornado BT HC
Battery 3.7V, 2200mAh Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery
Battery Charge Time Approximately 4-5 hours per full charge
Battery Warranty 3 Months
Scans Per Full Charge More than 45,000 scans and transmissions
Voltage and Current
(Scanner and Cradle)
Voltage Current (Charging/Non Charging)
5VDC ±10% Max. 680 mA / 85 Ma with external power
Optical System High performance Linear Imaging Engine
Print Contrast 20% minimum reflective difference
Minimum Resolution 3 mil (Code 39, PCS 0.9) typical
Reading Range Up to 60cm on 100% UPC/EAN symbols
Up to 85cm on 20 mil Code 39
Light Source 630nm visible red LED
Scan Rate Dynamic scanning rate up to 500 scans per second
Reading Direction Bi-directional (forward and backward)
Pitch/Skew/Tilt Pitch: ±65°; Skew: ±65°, Tilt: ±55°
Operating Modes Trigger, Presentation
System Interfaces USB, RS232, KBW
User Interfaces Blue link indicator and 2-colour status indicator
Programmable beeper, Vibrate mode
1D Linear Code 39, Code 39 Full ASCII, Code 32, Code 39 Trioptic, Code 128, UCC/EAN-128, Codabar, Code 11, Code 93, Standard & Industrial 2 of 5, Interleaved & Matrix 2 of 5, German Postal Code, China Postal Code, IATA, UPC/EAN/JAN, UPC/EAN/JAN with Addendum Telepen, MSI/Plessey & UK/Plessey, GS1 DataBar (formerly RSS)
Dimensions (mm) 97.8 mm (L) x 70.5 mm (W) x 156.2 mm (D)
Weight 230g (battery included)
Colour Light Grey and Blue
Anti-Microbial Additives Silver inorganic antimicrobial agent
EMC C-Tick, CE, BSMI, KC, VCCI, NCC, MIC & FCC compliant
Environmental Compliant with RoHS directive
Safety LED Eye Safety IEC62471, Exempt Group
Operating Temperature -10°C to 50°C
Storage temperature -40°C to 70°C
Humidity 5% – 95% RH (non condensing)
Ambient Light Injection 0-100,000 LUX
Shock Designed to withstand multiple 1.8m drops to concrete
Environmental Sealing IP41
ESD Protection Functional after 15kV discharge
Anti-Microbial Standard JIS Z2801 : 2000
Recommended Cleaning Gentle dish soap water or alcohol solvent