SF61B Healthcare Mobility Bar Code Scanner


A Healthcare Scanner that Travels with the Worker

Consistent, accurate data capture is fundamental to patient safety and cost-effective healthcare operations, yet traditional gun-shaped handheld scanners were not designed to move with the worker. To address this challenge and make it easier to collect data at the point of care, we developed the SF61B healthcare mobility scanner. Small enough to stow in a pocket, it travels with the worker and can be quickly accessed or securely tucked away when unencumbered use of both hands is required. This makes it ideal for today’s busy healthcare environment, where complete freedom of movement is essential and occasional scanning is required.

The Right Fit

The SF61B easily integrates with existing healthcare information management systems and--with integrated Bluetooth wireless--easily pairs with iOS, Android and Windows Mobile smartphones and tablets. Its compact form factor is small enough to fit into awkward or constricted spaces, and a high performance imager makes it easy to scan all 1D and 2D codes--regardless of angle or orientation. High motion tolerance (up to 400 in/sec) and omni-directional reading capability result in extremely responsive, hassle-free scanning. And to ensure totally safe operation in patient-facing applications, the SF61B uses a laser-free design that provides this high performance scanning capability without the risk of eye injury.

As a mobility scanner, the SF61B was engineered for all-day wireless performance. An integrated Bluetooth Class 1 radio enables wireless communication at ranges up to 100 m (325 ft) from the host, and its field-replaceable battery lasts well beyond a full shift, even in the most scan-intensive applications.

Adapts to Your Healthcare Environment

The SF61B is also highly customizable to complement your healthcare environment. With our free EasySet™ PC programming tool, you can adjust LED color, security settings, beeper volume, and even enable haptic feedback (vibration profiles) for quiet hospital settings where audible tones are not desired. When you’re satisfied with the settings, simply create a configuration bar code to quickly program additional scanners to match.


  • Ultra-compact form factor can be securely stowed in a smock pocket, on a belt loop, or along the arm—for unemcumbered use of both hands
  • Disinfectant-ready housing with IP65 seal rating protects against the harmful effects of repeated chemical wipe-downs
  • Completely safe laser-free design is ideal for patient-facing applications
  • Includes the industry’s fastest 2D imaging technology for highly responsive, omni-directional scanning even on curved or shiny surfaces
  • Bluetooth® wireless pairs easily with iOS®, Android® and Windows Mobile® devices, with a range of up to 100 m (325 ft)
  • Field-replaceable battery provides greater than full-shift battery life, even in scan-intensive applications

Related Resources

SF61B Healthcare Overview


Physical Characteristics

Length: 16.0 cm (6.3 in), including ring end-cap
Width: 4.6 cm (1.8 in)
Height: 3.9 cm (1.5 in)
Weight: 184 gm (6.5 oz)

Electrical Characteristics

Battery Type: Lithium-ion rechargeable (2,600 mAh)
Battery Life: 128,000 scans (1D) or 25,000 scans (2D), with 1 scan every 4 seconds2
1Battery life may varies depending on ambient temperature, ambient light and battery life.
2Typical number of scans possible without a battery recharge, in a typical office environment (250 lux) at ambient temperature.
Recharging Time: 3 hour

Operating System

Operating System Compatibility: Apple iOS®; Google Android®; Microsoft Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8

Scanning Performance

Scan Engine: Intermec 2D Imager with LED Aimer (EA31)
1D: 4 mils
2D/HP: 6.6 mils
Print Contrast:
1D: 20%
2D/HP: 20%

Supported Bar Code Symbologies

1D Model (SF61B1D): Codabar, Code 11, Code 39, Code 93/93i, Code 128 / GS1-128, EAN/UPC, GS1 DataBar Limited, GS1 Composite (linear only), GS1 DataBar Expanded, GS1 DataBar limited ,GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional, Interleaved 2 of 5, Matrix 2 of 5, MSI, Plessey, Standard 2 of 5, Telepen
2D Models (SF61BHP/2D): All above symbologies supported by 1D model plus the following: DataMatrix, QR Code, Micro QR, PDF417, Micro PDF417, Aztec, Maxicode, Han Xin, Codablock A, Codablock F, GS1 Composite, TLC 39
Postal (SF61BHP/2D): Australian Post, BPO, Canada Post, Dutch Post, Infomail, Intelligent Mail, Japan Post, Planet, Postnet, Sweden Post


Operating Temperature: -20°C to +50°C (-4°F to +122°F)
Storage Temperature: -40°C to +70°C (-40°F to +158°F)
Charging Temperature: 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)
Relative Humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing
Drop Test: 26 drops from 2m (6.5 ft.) to concrete
Environmental Rating: IP65
Ambient Light: 0 to 100,000 lux


View the SF61B Accessory Guide for complete details.
•Single Bay Charger*
•Four Bay Charger*
•Belt Clip Holder*
•Industrial Belt Clip Holder*
•Chest Strap Holder*
•Wireless Base Station*
•Ring End-Cap with Wrist Strap
•Magnet End-Cap and Belt Loop
•EasySet™ Configuration Software
* These accessories, originally developed for SF51, are also compatible with SF61B.