Datalogic Powerscan PM8500 2D Mobile Barcode Scanner

Datalogic Powerscan PM8500 2D Mobile Barcode Scanner

The PowerScan PM8500 cordless area imager offers omni-directional reading of 1D and 2D codes combined with unlimited mobility guaranteed by the Datalogic STAR Cordless System™.

Datalogic PowerScan PM8500 2D Mobile Barcode Scanner



  • Optics available in Standard Range, High Density

    and Wide Angle

  • Datalogic 3GL™ (3 Green Lights) and loud beeper for

    good read feedback

  • Datalogic’s instinctive 5-dot aimer
  • Omnidirectional reading from contact to 30.0 cm / 11.8 in
  • Optional model available with display and 3-key keypad
  • 100% Compatible with Datalogic’s STAR Cordless System™
  • Point-to-point and multi-point transmission
  • User-replaceable lithium-ion battery
  • Seamless roaming
  • Drop resistance to 2.0 m / 6.5 ft
  • Water and Particulate Sealing Rating: IP65 / IP64 (with display)
  • Datalogic Aladdin configuration program available

    for download no charge

  • JavaPOS Utilities are available for download no charge
  • OPOS Utilities are available for download at no charge



The Datalogic STAR Cordless System for narrow band radio communications provides the key to increased productivity and flexibility in the workplace. It offers scalable solutions from simple point-to-point applications to networking capabilities. An optional display with a 3-key keypad provides useful information to the operator like time and battery status and enables interaction with the host. The high capacity Lithium-Ion battery can be replaced in few seconds and charged on the cradle as well on a separate multi-battery charger.

The PowerScan PM8500 reader’s feature a high-resolution Mega-Pixel imaging sensor that is capable of outstanding performance in industrial applications. It is offered in three optic models: Standard Range and High Density models are for typical bar code reading conditions (for medium and high-resolution codes respectively); the Wide Angle model offers a wider field of view allowing the capture of larger and longer codes.


The PM8500 readers feature Datalogic’s exclusive 3GL™ (3 Green Lights) for superior good read feedback. The patented ‘Green Spot’ directly on the code and dual Good Read LEDs on the top and back of the cap adds increased visibility at any angle


Multi-interface capabilities feature the most popular interfaces: RS- 232, Keyboard Wedge, Wand Emulation and USB. The Datalogic Aladdin™ configuration program provides user-friendly features that simplify the start-up procedure, even for inexperienced users


  • Manufacturing
  • Warehousing
  • Automotive
  • Transport & Logistics



  • 1D / Linear Codes:
    Auto discriminates all standard 1D codes includingGS1 DataBar™ linear codes
  • 2D Codes:
    Aztec Code, Aztec Mesas, Data Matrix, MaxiCode, Micro QR Code, QR Code
  • Stacked Codes:
    EAN/JAN Composites, GS1 DataBar Composites; GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked;
    GS1 DataBar Stacked; GS1 Stacked Omnidirectional; Macro PDF; Micro PDF; PDF417
    UPC A/E Composites


  • Light Source:
    Illumination: Red LED ARRAY 630 – 680 nm Activated by ‘Double-Click” trigger
  • Imager Sensor:
    1280 x 1024
  • Print Contrast Ratio (Minimum):
  • Read Rate (Maximum):
    35 +/- 5 reads/sec.
  • Reading Angle:
    Pitch: 5 to 55° / -5 to 55º; Roll (Tilt): 20°; Skew (Yaw): 60°
  • Reading Indicators:
    Beeper; Datalogic Three Green Lights (3GL™),
    Good Read Feedback: Datalogic ‘Green Spot’on the Code, Dual Good Read LEDs
  • Resolution (Maximum):
    High Density Model:
    1D Codes: 2 Mil, PDF417: 4 Mil,
    2D Codes: 6.6 mil
  • Wide Angle Model:
    1D Codes: 5 Mil, PDF417: 5 Mil
    2D Codes: 7.5 Mil


  • Drop Resistance:
    Withstands repeated drops from 2.0 m/6.6 ft onto a concrete surface
  • Particulate and Water Sealing:
  • Temperature Operating:
    -10 to 50 °C / 14 to 122 °F
  • Storage/Transport:
    -40 to 70 °C / -40 to 158 °F


3-Year Factory Warranty


  • Datalogic Star Cordless System™:
    Point-to-Point Configuration
  • Effective Radiated Power:
    433.92 MHz: <10mW
  • Max Readers in Same Area:
    2000 Max readers per Radio
  • Receiver:
  • Radio Frequency:
    433.92 Mhz
  • Radio Range (Open Air):
    up to 50 Metres
    Seamless Roaming; Two Way Communications
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