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BI-500 Datasheet

For more information on the BI-500 scanner, download the BI-500 datasheet or user guide.

Bluebird BI-500

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The Pidion BI-500 is a rugged Bluetooth® 1D/2D barcode scanner with optional RFID reader and GPS capability. Designed for maximum utility, this scanner supports Bluetooth HID and SPP profiles, which means it can easily interface with Windows, iOS (iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch), and Android devices. It also features an integrated GPS. The BI-500 is drop tested at 5 feet (1.5m) and is IP54 rated for protection against dust. Additionally, with a storage capacity of 32MB, up to 300,000 bar codes can be stored at any time. With a battery life of about 35 hours with a steady one scan-per-minute rate thanks to its 3.7V, 1130mAh Li-ion battery, this scanner is a must-have for all your difficult, prolonged scanning needs.

Developers can download the developer SDK.


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Physical Characteristics
Dimensions (W x H x D) 50 X 99 X 34mm / 2.0 X 3.9 X 1.3 inch
Weight Excluding Battery: 80g/ Including battery: 110g
Notification 4-color LED flash, Beep, Vibration
Input Scan, Up and Down Buttons, Reset Key
Standard battery Rechargeable, 3.7V, 1130mAh, Li-ion
Performance Characteristics
CPU S3C2440A40, 400MHz
OS Windows CE Core 5.0
Memory 32MB RAM / 32MB ROM
Interface USB 1.1 Client
User Environment Characteristics
Operating temp -10℃ to 40℃ / 14℉ to 104℉
Storage temp -20℃ to 60℃ / -4℉ to 140℉
Humidity 90% non-condensing
Drop spec 5 ft./1.5m drop to concrete, 3 drops per 6 sides
Rain/duct protection IP54
Integrated Radio
WPAN Radio Bluetooth Class II V2.0+EDR
Data Capture
Barcode Scanner 1D&PDF417 Laser Class II / 1D&2D CMOS Imager (optional High Density Imager)


Video: How to Pair the BI-500 with an iPad

Watch the video below to learn how to pair the BI-500 with an iPad. 

Comparison Table

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Bluebird BI-500
Price $643 $795 - $855 $285 - $361 $299 - $405
OS - - Linux Windows CE Core 5.0, Android
IP Rating IP65 IP65 IP30 IP54
Memory - - 16MB RAM / 32MB ROM (storage capacity: 300,000 data) 32MB RAM / 32MB ROM
CPU / Processor 32bit RISC ARM7 MPU 16bit RISC MPU S3C2440A40, 400MHz S3C2440A40, 400MHz
Battery Lithium-Ion Polymer 3.7V 800mAh (Rechargeable) Lithium-ion 3.7V 2,260mAh (Rechargeable) Rechargeable, 3.7V, 720mAh, Li-ion (15,000 scans per charge) Rechargeable, 3.7V, 1130mAh, Li-ion
Audio Buzzer (integrated) Buzzer (integrated) Vibration, Beep sound Vibration, Beep sound
Standard I/O Port Bluetooth, USB Client Bluetooth, USB Client RS-232C, USB 1.1 Client USB 1.1 Client
Notification LED, Buzzer Vibrator and LED, Speaker LED flash, Beep 4-color LED flash, Beep, Vibration
Barcode engine 1D Laser or 2D Imager Scanner 1D&PDF417 Laser Class II / 1D&2D CMOS Imager (optional) 1D&PDF417 Laser Class II / 1D&2D CMOS Imager (optional) 1D&PDF417 Laser Class II / 1D&2D CMOS Imager (optional High Density Imager)

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