Datalogic Powerscan PM9500

Powerscan PM9500

POwerscan PM9500 Handheld Scanner

Rugged cordless reader for demanding applications

More reliable and effective communications

An intuitive and effortless scanning experience is the target of the PowerScan™ 9500 series. They combine omnidirectional reading capabilities with outstanding optical characteristics. The result is a scanner that is able to read any kind of bar code, regardless of the orientation, from contact to over 1.0 m / 3.3 ft, depending on the bar code resolution. In addition, Datalogic’s latest decoding software guarantees snappy reading in any type of environment.

The Datalogic STAR Cordless System™ for narrow-band radio communications was developed specifically to maximize efficiency and reliability for handheld scanner data collection applications. The PowerScan PM9500 models are equipped with a new generation of the STAR-System that further improves the already outstanding features of versatility, ease of use and radio range. The PM9500 series offers two display options: 4 configurable keys and a full 16-key keyboard. This increases interaction between the host and the user allowing a two-way exchange of information for more reliable and effective communications. The BC9180 base/charger also includes in one model two different Ethernet connections: Standard Ethernet and Industrial Ethernet protocols such as Ethernet IP and Modbus.


  • High-performance Liquid Lens allows one model to read standard, wide and high density codes
  • Snappy omnidirectional reading
  • Intuitive aiming system
  • Soft white light illumination
  • Available with optional display and 4 or 16-key keyboards
  • High speed 433 MHz and 910 MHz radio communications
  • Point-to-point and multi-point transmission
  • Networking and seamless roaming
  • Multiple interfaces available
  • Ethernet Connectivity (Standard and Industrial)
  • Lithium-Ion battery replaces in 3 seconds!
  • Datalogic’s Motionix™ motion-sensing technology
  • Ergonomic shape
  • Datalogic’s 3GL™ (3 Green Lights) technology and loud beeper for good-read feedback
  • Water and Particulate Sealing Rating: IP65
  • In-field replaceable window and cradle contacts
  • EASEOFCARE Service Plans offer a wide range of service options to protect your investment, ensuring maximum productivity and ROI



Datalogic STAR Cordless System™: Effective Radiated Power: 433 MHz: <10 mW; 910 MHz: <50 mW Point-to-Point Configuration Multi-Point Configuration: Max. Readers per Radio Receiver: 16
Radio Frequency: 433 MHz; 910 MHz
Radio Range (Open Air): 433 MHz: 200 m / 656 ft low speed; Frequency hopping 50 m / 164 ft high speed 910 MHz: 270 m / 886 ft low speed; 170 m / 558 ft high speed Seamless Roaming; Two Way Communications


1D / Linear Codes: Autodiscriminates all standard 1D codes including GS1 DataBar™ linear codes.
2D Codes: Aztec Code; China Han Xin Code; Data Matrix; MaxiCode; Micro QR Code; QR Code;
Postal Codes: Australian Post; China Post; IMB; Japanese Post; KIX Post; Planet Code; Portuguese Post; Postnet; Royal Mail Code (RM4SCC); Swedish Post;
Stacked Codes: EAN/JAN Composites; GS1 DataBar Composites; GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked; GS1 DataBar Stacked; GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional; MacroPDF; MicroPDF417; PDF417; UPC A/E Composites


Battery: Lithium-Ion 3350 mAh Charge Time: External Power: 4.5 Hours; Host Power: 10 Hours
Reads Per Charge: Continuous Reading: 60,000+ (typical @ 25 ºC)
Cradle Indicator: LEDs Battery Charging (Red); Charge Completed (Green); Power/Data (Yellow)
Cradle Consumption and DC Input Supply Range: Volt 10-30 VDC; Power <8W*; Max 500mA when in host/bus powered mode* *Typical input current measured under factory default configuration.
Operating (Typical): 150 mA @ 10 VDC
Input Voltage: External Power: 10-30 VDC; POT: 5 VDC +/- 10%


Ambient Light: 0 – 100,000 lux
Drop Resistance: Cradle: Withstands 50 drops from 1.2 m / 3.9 ft onto a concrete surface PM9500: Withstands 50 drops from 2.0 m / 6.6 ft onto a concrete surface
ESD Protection (Air Discharge): 20 kV
Humidity (Non-Condensing): 95%
Particulate and Water Sealing: IP65
Temperature: Operating: -20 to 50 °C / -4 to 122 °F; Battery Charging: 0 to 45 °C / 32 to 113 °F; Storage/Transport: -40 to 70 °C / -40 to 158 °F


Interfaces: Keyboard Wedge; RS-232; RS-485; USB: OEM USB; USB COM; USB HID Keyboard; Optional Ethernet (Standard, Industrial)


Colors Available: Yellow/Black
Dimensions: Cradle: 24.0 x 10.8 x 9.5 cm / 9.4 x 4.3 x 3.8 in PM9500: 21.2 x 11.0 x 7.4 cm / 8.3 x 4.3 x 2.9 in
Display: PM9500-D, PM9500-DK: Display Type: Graphic with White Backlight; Font Dimensions: User selectable (6 lines x 21 columns default); Screen Dimensions: 48 x 132 pixels
Keypad: PM9500-D: 4 Configurable Keys PM9500-DK: 16 Configurable Keys
Weight: PM9500-XX, PM9500-HPXX, PM9500-DPMXX: 400.0 g / 14.1 oz PM9500-DXX, PM9500-DHPXX: 400.0 g / 14.1 oz PM9500-DDPMXX: 440 g / 15.5 oz PM9500-DKXX, PM9500-DKHPXX: 445.0 g / 15.7 oz


Imager Sensor: PM9500: 864 x 544; PM9500-HP: 1280 x 1024
Light Source: Aiming: 630 – 680 nm VLD; Illumination: White LEDs
Print Contrast Ratio (Minimum): 15%
Reading Angle: Pitch: +/- 40°; Roll (Tilt): 360°; Skew (Yaw): +/- 40°
Reading Indicators: Beeper (Adjustable Tone and Volume); Datalogic’s 3GL™ (Three Green Lights) technology and loud beeperfor good-read feedback: Datalogic ‘Green Spot’ on the Code, Dual Good Read LEDs
Resolution (Maximum): PM9500: 1D Codes: 4 mil; 2D Codes: 7.5 mil PM9500-HP: 1D Codes: 2.5 mil; 2D Codes: 4 mil


Typical Depth of Field:
Minimum distance determined by symbol length and scan angle; Printing resolution, contrast, and ambient light dependent.
4 mils 6.0 to 17.0 cm / 2.3 to 6.7 in
7.5 mils Data Matrix 9.0 to 12.0 cm / 3.5 to 4.7 in
10 mils Data Matrix 2.0 to 20.0 cm / 0.8 to 7.8 in
10 mils PDF417 2.0 to 30.0 cm / 0.8 to 11.8 in
13 mils 3.0 to 60.0 cm / 1.1 to 23.6 in
20 mils 3.0 to 70.0 cm / 1.1 to 27.5 in
40 mils 3.0 to 110.0 cm / 1.1 to 43.3 in
2.5 mils 2.0 to 6.0 cm / 0.8 to 2.3 in
4 mils Data Matrix 2.0 to 6.0 cm / 0.8 to 2.3 in
10 mils Data Matrix 4.0 to 18.0 cm / 1.5 to 7.0 in
10 mils PDF417 2.0 to 25.0 cm / 0.8 to 9.8 in
13 mils 4.0 to 45.0 cm / 1.5 to 17.7 in
20 mils 4.0 to 55.0 cm / 1.5 to 21.6 in
40 mils 4.0 to 85.0 cm / 1.5 to 33.4 in


Agency Approvals: The product meets necessary safety and regulatory approvals for its intended use. The Quick Reference Guide for this product can be referred to for a complete list of certifications.
Environmental Compliance: Complies to China RoHS; Complies to EU RoHS; Complies to R.E.A.C.H.
Laser Classification: Caution Laser Radiation – Do not stare into beam CDRH Class II: IEC 60825 Class 2
LED Classification: IEC 62471 Class 1 LED


Datalogic Aladdin™: Datalogic Aladdin configuration program is available for download at no charge.
OPOS / JavaPOS: OPOS and JavaPOS Utilities are available for download at no charge
Remote Host Download: Available on request


Warranty: 3-Year Factory Warranty