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Casio Releases Industrial Handheld Terminal with High Durability for the Logistics and Transportation Industry

Withstands 3.0-Meter Drops, IP67 Dust/Splash-Proof

  • December 16, 2010
  • Revised August 08, 2011


Drop Durability
Scanner Type
Semi-conductor laser
End of February 2011
C-MOS imager

TOKYO, December 16, 2010 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today that it plans to release two new models in the DT-X8 series of industrial handheld terminals, from the end of February 2011. These DT-X8 models have been designed for increased toughness and durability to withstand a 3.0-meter drop and are resistant to dust and rain. The DT-X8 models are highly suitable for various applications in the logistics and transportation industry including work in high places in warehouses and work outdoors.

The DT-X8 models are equipped with a resilient protective material called elastomer around the outer case, including the edges surrounding the LCD and the battery cover that are vulnerable to shock if dropped. With this shock-resistant design, the terminal is tough enough to withstand a drop up to 3.0 meters. The screen of the DT-X8 models has also been made more robust by putting a plastic touch panel over the LCD. The DT-X8 is compliant with IP67 dust/splash-proof standards and can be operated in subfreezing temperatures as low as -20ºC. Accordingly, the DT-X8 is a highly durable product that users can operate with confidence in harsh conditions such as in dusty areas, rainy weather and low-temperature warehouses.


Developed using ISO 13407 human-centered design processes, the DT-X8 models are easy to hold and operate. The shape and feel of the keys are improved to facilitate error-free data entry and key backlights are added to enable use in darker premises. Scanning operation can be done easily with three scanner trigger keys, one in the center and another on each side of the terminal. Furthermore, the low-reflection touch panel is quite visible and easy to use.

With a Blanview® LCD, the DT-X8 models feature a clear color display that is highly visible both indoors and outdoors and boasts low power consumption. The product includes an array of features for application in the logistics and transportation industry including IEEE 802.11b/g standard wireless LAN compatible with WPA2 security standards and Bluetooth® Version 2.0 (Class 2). In terms of scanning, the DT-X8-10E can scan 1D symbologies, while the DT-X8-20E can scan both 1D and 2D symbologies, providing users with options that meet their specific requirements.


Main Features of the DT-X8 Sries

    • Excellent durability: IP67 dust/splash-proof, withstands 3.0-meter drops and operates at subfreezing temperatures down to -20ºC
    • Designed in accordance with ISO 13407 human-centered design processes to realize easy operation
    • 5.9cm (2.7inch) Blanview® LCD realizes both high visibility indoors and outdoors as well as low power consumption
    • Equipped with IEEE 802.11b/g standard wireless LAN compatible with WPA2 security standards
    • Equipped with Bluetooth® Version 2.0 (Class 2) to enable connection to mobile printers and cellular phones
    • Loaded with a file system for protecting the data from being lost when the battery runs out
    • Fitted with a slot for microSD and microSDHC cards to enable bigger memory storage capacity


  1. The BLUETOOTH registered trademark is owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., U.S.A., and licensed to CASIO Computer Co., Ltd.
  2. Other company and product names are generally registered trademarks or trademarks of the respective companies.
  3. Specifications in the table above are current as of December 2010, and may be changed without prior notice.

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