Symbol Technologies LDT 3805 Laser Data Terminal

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Symbol Technologies LDT 3805 Laser Data Terminal was manufactured around 1997 as a handheld bar code scanner with manual key entry. The LDT 3805 had 256 kilobytes of storage with 128 kilobytes of RAM and an 80C88 CPU running at eight megahertz. The LDT 3805 was used in retail settings to manage inventory counts, shelf-price audits, markdowns, and purchasing. It was also used in industrial applications to track shipments to warehouses and distributions centers. The scanner had a five-foot range, took rechargeable batteries, was rugged enough to survive a four-foot drop, and used a dock to upload and download data to a PC.
Symbol Technologies, Inc.
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
light grey (overall color)
dark grey (overall color)
overall: 7 1/2 in x 3 3/8 in x 8 1/2 in; 19.05 cm x 8.5725 cm x 21.59 cm
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LDT 3805
Credit Line
Gift of Symbol Technologies, Inc. (through J. Spaccarelli)
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National Museum of American History
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National Museum of American History