SF51 Cordless Scanner


Intermec’s SF51 scanner incorporates a unique, light weight form factor with a magnetic attach/release mechanism to maximize productivity. The unique patent pending design takes “hands free scanning” to a new level. Instead of mounting the scanner onto the user’s hands or fingers and thereby restricting use, the SF51 is designed to be worn on the waist, wrist, or chest. The attach/release mechanism can be used without looking at it. This allows the user to quickly and easily access and release the scanner when it’s needed, and when done scanning, reattach the SF51 for un-inhibited use of their hands.

The SF51 utilizes the Intermec EV10, an innovative linear scan engine with new APS CMOS technology. It delivers unparalleled flexibility by combining high density, PDF417 and standard range bar code reading in one scan engine. The solid state scan engine delivers a snappy 200 scans per second, easily reading poor quality and damaged bar codes from up to 50 cm (19.7 inches) away.

Intermec’s SF51 cordless scanner is designed for applications that require complete mobility and hands free scanning in transportation, logistics, warehousing and manufacturing environments. Used alone or coupled with an Intermec terminal or vehicle mount computer the SF51 excels in scan intensive applications such as picking, inventory management, direct store delivery, and work-in-process.


  • Unique design enables users to increase productivity with truly “hands-free” scanning
  • Bluetooth® radio communication eliminates cables and facilitates complete mobility
  • Interfaces with Intermec terminals and personal computers
  • Intermec EV10 linear scan engine delivers unparalleled flexibility reading high density, PDF and standard range bar codes
  • Industrial durability stands up to harsh environments and multiple drops
  • Small size is easily articulated for quick scanning



• Single bay charger
• Four bay charger
• Belt clip holder
• Industrial belt clip holder
• Forearm holster
• Chest strap holder
• USB Bluetooth Adapter
• EasySet™ Configuration Utility


Operating Temperature:
-20°C to +50°C (-4°F to +122°F)
Storage Temperature:
-20°C to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F)
Recharging Temperature:
0°C to +35°C (32°F to +95°F)
0 to 95% RH, Non-condensing
Vibration and Shock Protection:
SAE Specification J1399 Class 3 (off road vehicle)
Drop Survival:
26 drops onto concrete or steel surface from a height of 1.8m (6 ft)
Ambient Light:
works in any lighting conditions from 0 to 100,000 lux
Environmental Protection: IP52 rated

Physical Characteristics

15.6cm (6.1 in.)
4.6cm (1.8 in.) in the front tapered to 3.2cm (1.26 in.) in the rear
3.3cm (1.3 in.)
263gm (9.3 oz.)


Battery Type/Supply:
Recharging Time:
3 hours
Battery Life:
Scanning at 5 second intervals will last approx. 15 hours or 10,000 scan

Scanning Performance

Scan Rate:
200 scans per second (Scanning Performance of the EV10 Scan Engine)
Min X Dimension:
4 mils (0.1mm)
Print Contrast:
down to 25%
Scan Angle:
40 degrees
Scan Range:
up to 50cm
Light Source:
617nm Highly Visible LED