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ALF ARK-950 Handheld Terminal



ALF ARK-950 is designed to be a reliable handheld terminal that contributes to optimize work.
ALF ARK-950 offers 1 dimension and 2 dimension scanner models capable of scanning a wide variety of barcodes with dedicated cradles to match the network environment at the work place. ALF ARK-950 adds convenience to its worth with automated features such as power conservation and auto updates which assist productivity at work.
The sturdy design of the handheld terminal is resistant to drops and bumps. Coupled with its dust and splash proof sealing, ALF ARK-950 is a device that is reliable in various work environments.


Optimized for a Wide Range of Barcodes

ALF ARK-950 is available in models with laser scanners for 1 dimension barcodes or models with C-MOS Imager for 2 dimension barcodes. The Imager model is capable of reading GS1 Databar barcode / stack codes, OCR-A / OCR-B fonts, and other various forms of barcodes. 2 rowed barcodes can be read in one scan as well for increased efficiency.

Easy to Read 2.6 inch TFT color LCD

The 2.6 inch (6.6 cm) TFT color LCD (QVGA 240 x 320 dots) allows operators to view information on screen with clarity in a glance.

Availability of Connection Methods

The device offers various communication interfaces with mounted IrDA, USB, and Bluetooth® (ALF ARK 950-CB /-LB models only). Wireless LAN and PHS features can be made available using its SD slot. These interfaces allow ALF ARK-950 to interact with PC (via USB / Wireless LAN / Bluetooth®), portable printers (using Bluetooth® / IrDA), and cell phones (with Bluetooth®). This capability gives ALF ARK-950 the versatility to integrate without effort into the network environment at work.

Embedded Windows® CE 5.0

ALF ARK-950 is able to customize its OS to fit your daily operations with the integrated development environment offered by Windows® CE 5.0. PDA functions for inventory management, web browsing, and checking e-mail are made possible with available apps.

Auto Wake-up Feature

ALF ARK-950 can be made to run its application at a desired time in standby mode by setting a wake up time. This allows the handheld terminal to update, receive, or transmit to the host at a specified time automatically. Time spent to manage software maintenance, and data transmission can now be allocated after hours due to automation.

Long Lasting Power for Extended Use

ALF ARK-950 has a built-in illumination sensor that automatically adjusts optimal brightness depending on work environment to conserve power usage. This power conservation feature combined with its high-capacity lithium ion battery makes it last an enduring 15 hours of continuous use. Operation time can be further extended as long as you need by changing lithium ion batteries and recharging them using the cradle for ALF ARK-950.

Sturdy and Drop Resistant

The elastomer band incorporated in its design allows it to withstand 1.5 m (5 ft) drops to concrete. Coupled with its IP54 dust and droplet proof sealing, ALF ARK-950 operates reliably in various work environments.

Choose from 5 Cradle Models to Meet Your Needs

Cradles with USB client, USB host, Wireless LAN, or either modem are available to match the preferred network environment at work.


ModelARK-950-C ARK-950-CBARK-950-LARK-950-LB
CPUMarvell® PX270 (416 MHz)
OSMicrosoft® Windows® CE 5.0 Japanese Version
MemoryFROM128 MB (60 MB for user area)
DisplaySize2.6 inch (6.6 cm)
TypePermiability TFT color
ResolutionQVGA (240 x 320 dot)
ScannerTypeC-MOS imagerSemiconductor laser
Compatible symbologiesUPC, EAN, Code128, Code 39, Code93, Code11, interLeaved 2 of 5 (ITF), CodeBar (NW7), MSI, Discrete 2 of 5, Chinese 2 of 5, GS1 DataBar Limited, GS1 DataBar Expanded, GS1 DataBar Expanded Staced, GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional, GS1 DataBar Truncated, GS1 DataBar Stacked, GS1 DataBar Stacked Onidirectional, CodeBlock, ISBT128, PDF417, MicroPDF417, MaxiCode, Data Matrix, QR Code, Maicro QR Code, Aztec, Aztec Mensas, OCR-A, OCR-BUPC, EAN, Code128, Code 39, Code 11, interLeaved 2 of 5 (ITF), CodeBar (NW7), MSI, Discreate 2 of 5, Chinese 2 of 5, GS1 DataBar Limited, GS1 DataBar Expanded, GSDataBar Expanded Stacked, GS1DataBar Omnidirectional, GS1 DataBar Truncated, GS1 DataBar Stacked, GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional
InputKeyboardPower Key, Numeric Key, Side trigger keys x 2, Center trigger key, Function key x 4, Menu key, Multi key, Ent key, Clear key, D-pad with center key
InterfaceSD slotWireless LAN card, PHS card
USB miniBUSB1.1 Full Speed
InfraredIrDA Ver.1.3 Low Power (4 Mbps)
Ear phone micMonaural Input / Output
Bluetooth®-Ver.2.0+EDR Class2 SPP/DUN-DT profiles-Ver.2.0+EDR Class2 SPP/DUN-DT profiles
IndicatorVibration motorNotification
Illumination sensorAuto-adjusts LCM back light brightness (requires software settings)
PowerStandardLithiumu Ion
BackupCoin type lithium battery
Recharge time3 hrs with cradle / 4 hrs 30 min with USB
Operational time (*1)15 hrs (*2)14 hrs (*3)15 hrs (*2)14 hrs (*3)
Usage EnvironmentOperatingTemperature: -5°C to 50°C (23°F to 122°F) / 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F) when recharging
Relative humidity: 20% to 85% (without condensation)
StorageTemperature: -10°C to 60°C (14°F to 140°F)
Relative humidity: 5% to 95% (without condensation)
Drop resistant1.5 m (5 ft) drop to concrete (*4)
StandardIEC529, IP52, JIStype2
CertificationVCCI Class B
Physical Dimensions174 mm L x 58 mm W x 24 mm H
(6.9 in. L x 2.3 in. W x 0.9 in. H)
Weight240 g (0.53 lb)
*1 Battery duration may vary depending on method and environment of use
*2 Value is from 2 scans per 10 seconds in room temperature with fresh batteries and at brightness setting of 2
*3 Value is from 1 scans per 10 seconds in room temperature with fresh batteries while Bluetooth® is active
*4 Value is the result from an actual drop resistance test of 3 drop per 6 sides on concrete surface and does not necessarily guarantee the product from damage.