BHT-1600 Handheld Terminal

BHT-1600 Handheld Terminal

Smart handheld terminal when the going gets tough.

The BHT-1600 – DENSO’s first handheld terminal in the style of a smartphone. It is designed for all kinds of tough environments. Its glass: ultra-scratch-resistant. Its casing: drop tested umpteen times. Its touchscreen: easy to operate even with gloves. With all the benefits of a smartphone. Expect more from a handheld terminal: quality from DENSO.

  • 1D Code
  • 2D Code
  • NFC
  • Android

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  • Tougher – Shatter-resistant touchscreen.
    The BHT-1600 handheld terminal is fitted with extra shatter-resistant Asahi DragontrailTM glass, which is six times stronger than soda lime glass. Anything less would not be good enough for our handheld terminals anyway.  

    More robust – Rugged version with protective casing.
    The rugged version of the BHT-1600 handheld terminals is provided with a built-in protective casing – drop tested from heights up to 1.8 metres. This makes the BHT-1600 the ideal handheld terminal for hectic work environments such as in retail stores.  

    More connected – Fast data transfer.
    Equipped with WiFi and LTE (4G) for mobile data transfer between handheld terminal and stationary computer at maximum speeds.  

    More versatile – Has all advantages of a smartphone.
    The BHT-1600 handheld terminal is a real multi-talent device. Take advantage of all the opportunities for smart communication to accelerate your working processes: Making calls, sending text messages, going online, taking photos or using apps is possible with the BHT-1600.  

    Even more versatile – Barcode, QR Code®, OCR, NFC.
    The BHT-1600 handheld terminal can read 1D and 2D codes fast and in every directionality – even if the codes are damaged. NFC cards can be read as well. The camera on the back also supports razor-sharp OCR.  

    However, that is not all: Use the next step in the world of QR Codes®! Thanks to the combination of a high-end camera with the Q-Reader app, the BHT-1600 handheld terminal is able to read SQRC® (Secure QR Code®), which is a more secure variant of the QR Code®, and FrameQR, the QR Code® for individualists.   

    More secure – Without Google Mobile Services.
    Google Mobile Services is not provided for the BHT-1600 handheld terminal. That does not only enhance your business data security, but also gives you more independence.   

    More connective – SIM, SAM and USB.
    With its two SIM- and one SAM card slot as well as its USB OTG (On-the-Go) port, the BHT-1600 handheld terminal has maximum connectivity for accessing your external data.

  • Model

    Wifi modelWifi + Protector modelWifi + LTE modelWifi + LTE + Protector model

    OSAndroid 6.X (non GMS or GMS)
    CPUQuad-core 1.3 GHz

    RAM2.0 GB (User area: 0.8 GB)
    Flash ROM16 GB (User area: 10 GB)

    Number of dots*1720 x 1280 dots (4.7 inch HD)
    Display systemLiquid crystal dot matrix display (colour)
    BacklightWhite LED

    Reading systemArea sensor
    Readable codes1D CodesEAN-13/8 (JAN-13/8), UPC-A/E, Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF), Standard 2 of 5 (STF), Codabar (NW-7), CODE39, CODE93, CODE128, Composite CC-A/B, Composite CC-C, GS1-128 (EAN-128), GS1 DataBar-14 (RSS-14), GS1 DataBar Limited (RSS Limited), GS1 DataBar Expanded (RSS Expanded)
    2D CodesData Matrix, Maxi code, Micro PDF417, PDF417, QR Code, Micro QR Code

    Minimum Resolution1D Codes0.125 mm
    2D Codes0.167 mm
    Scanning reference position
    120 mm
    MarkerCross guide marker
    Scan confirmationVisual (green LED), acoustic (speaker), haptic (vibration)
    KeypadPower key, 2 trigger keys, volume up key, volume down key
    Touch ScreenDragontrail glassTM, AF coat

    Wireless LAN*2

    Compatible standardsIEEE802.11a/b/g/h/n compliant
    Frequency band

    IEEE802.11a/n: 5.2 GHz, 5.3 GHz, 5.6 GHz, 5.8 GHz band,

    IEEE802.11b/g/n: 2.4 GHz band

    Transmission distance*3IEEE802.11a: indoors = approx. 50 m,
    IEEE802.11b/g/n: indoors = approx. 75 m, outdoors = approx. 200 m
    Transmission speed*3IEEE802.11b: 11/5.5/2/1 Mbps, IEEE802.11a/g: 54/48/36/24/18/12/9/6 Mbps,
    IEEE802.11n: 65/58.5/52/39/26/19.5/13/6.5 Mbps

    Access methodInfrastructure mode
    WPA/WPA2 Personal (PSK): TKIP, AES
    Wireless WANCompatible standards---LTE /3G / GSM

    Bluetooth Ver. 4.1 + BLE compliant (Compatible profile)


    Card slotMicroSDHC x 1 slot, microSIMx2, microSAMx1
    Power supply

    Main batteryLithium-ion battery (2960 mAh)
    Operating time*4*524 hours12 hours
    Additional functionsNFC: ISO1443A&B (Mifare), ISO15693 (Felica), GPS: A-GPS/GLONASS
    Environmental requirements

    Operating temperature*6-20 to 50°C
    Protection ratingIP67
    Drop resistance *71.2m x 36 times1.2m x 36 times, 1.8m1.2m x 36 times1.2m x 36 times, 1.8m
    Weight (incl. battery)Approx. 260 gApprox. 320 gApprox. 260 gApprox. 320 g


    *1:Although the effective number of picture elements is more than 99.99% thanks to high-precision technologies used to manufacture LCDs, allow the possibility of some elements, less than 0.01%, that are missing or permanently turned on;

    *2:IEEE802.11a:5.2GHz(W52) and 5.3GHz(W53) are indoor use only.

    *3 The communication distance and transmission speed shown are reference values, and may vary depending on the actual environmental conditions.

    *4:The described operating time is a reference figure under regular temperatures and may very depending on usage conditions; 

    *5 Scanning wireless communication: screen update: standby = 1:1:1:20. The vibrator and buzzer are disabled. The power save mode is ON (FastPSP). The wireless function is always enabled, and all other functions are disabled.

    *6 Zero to 36°C when batteries are being recharged;

    *7 Result obtained in a test under regular temperature is shown and not meant as a guarantee.

  • Software (pre-installed)
    • Code reading software (with a keyboard interface) [Reading Config]
    • Software trigger key [Software Trigger]
    • Application Launcher [AppLock]
    • HTML5 capable custom browser [Android Browser for BHT-1600]
    • File explorer [File Manager]
    • Device configuration tool [MDS Client for Android] - *Server (PC) side tool [MDS Android]
    • Device management software [MobiControl Installer from SOTI]*
    • OCR scanning software [OCR reader]*
    *Software available with payment of a fee. A license fee is separately charged for its use.


    Development Tool

    Software Development Kit for Android (SDK) dedicated for the BHT-1600 series.

  • Components (included)
    • Main unit
    • Lithium-Ion Battery (BT-160LA)
    • AC Adapter
    • Direct charging cable (CBBHT-US 1600/C 16-4A)
    • Micro USB cable
    • Hand Strap & Hand Belt (optional for Standard model)
    • Guidelines for operation
    • Instruction manual


    Accessories (separately sold)
    • Recharger
      • CH-1631 (main unit charger)
      • CH-1654 (4 slot unit rechargers) (to be released)
      • CH-1604 (4 slot battery rechargers)
    • Case and others
      • waist case (WHBHT-1600) (to be released)
      • Stylus pen (PNBHT-1600)
      • Hand-belt (HBBHT-1600)