Our best-selling HT630 rugged handheld computer is a powerful, no-frills approach to data collection. Running on a DOS operating system, the HT630 handheld computer is stripped down to the essentials for the most straightforward user experience possible. It simply does not get any easier than the HT630.
The HT630 is flexible enough to work well in a variety of spaces. The HT630 handheld computer is a great tool for managing inventory in a warehouse or stockroom.
The HT630 handheld computer is all about giving you the features you want without making your pay for those you don’t. The HT630 uses text-based menus, keeping data collection simple by placing your files in plain sight.
The unit includes 5 ready-made applications for Inventory, Asset Tracking, Check-in/Check-out, Time and Attendance, and Price Checking. If your operation requires more customized or robust software, the HT630 also features JobGen Plus application development. With this Windows-based tool, you can design powerful applications with only minimal training or programming knowledge.
Minimize device downtime by choosing a rugged device for your data collection needs.
The HT630 is protected against falls to concrete, withstanding repeated falls of up to 4 feet. A rugged enclosure seals the unit against hazards such as water, dust, dirt, and grime.
The HT630 is equipped with a clear, sunlight-readable screen and luminescent keys that shine in the dark. Two memory options (2.5 MB or 4.5 MB) are available to fit your specific needs. These features never sacrifice battery life, as the HT630 operates for a full 10 hours. The HT630’s smart design isn’t bogged down by a graphic user interface or a battery-draining processor, making it a streamlined and efficient tool for your business.
The HT630 features one of our most lightweight and ergonomic designs. At just 8 ounces the HT630 is easy and comfortable to hold. Minimize user fatigue with the HT630’s streamlined silhouette–made with the contours of the hand in mind.
About the Manufacturer: Unitech was founded in 1979 in Taiwan. As a global provider of AIDC (automatic identification and data capture) technologies with over 30 years experience, Unitech manufactures a wide range of Enterprise Mobile computers, Rugged handheld PDAs, Industrial Tablets, RFID Readers, Barcode Scanners, integrated T&A and Smart Living devices. Unitech products bring value to customers throughout the world in various industries, such as logistics, healthcare, retails, warehousing, manufacturing, transportation, and field service.
Barcode Scanner (1D), Hands Free Scanning
Base Station/Cradle (Cordless), USB
Standard Range (1" to 12")
Standard 1D Barcodes
4 Feet Drop
|Data Collection Method||
For exact product details please view specifications below.
How do you use it?
The Unitech HT630 is a mobile computer. A mobile computer, in a simplified definition, is a barcode scanner with a computer. Perfect for collecting data on the go.
The HT630 decodes barcodes using a laser decoder. Maximum scan distance is about 2 feet in a lit room. There are two scanning functions: normal and automatic.
Normal: The laser will appear when the scan button is pressed.
Automatic: The laser will always be displayed. Perfect for hands-free scanning.
Free Program Modifications*
Sometimes Form Cache (watch video) is not enough which is why we’ll do free simple modifications on form cache or any of our existing programs (See ‘HT630 Programs’ below for a complete list of existing programs).
*If the modification is complex (up to All Barcode System’s discretion), there may be additional charges.
Over the past 4 years, we’ve created custom programs on the HT630 for banks, armored vehicle companies, libraries, music events, schools, and much more. Please contact us directly to inquire about custom programming. Prices will vary depending on the complexity of the programming.
Data Transfer – uTransfer
The Unitech HT630 transfers data through a batch method. Batch means data will transfer once the HT630 and computer has connected so the user can authorize the transfer. There are two methods to transfer data: uTransfer or PTComm Manager.
Data Transfer – PtComm Manager
An alternative way to transfer data from your HT630 to your computer is with PtComm Manager.
Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Programs
Unitech has created a programming tool called JobGen to enable users to generate their own program. It was designed along the concept that users should be able to develop data collection applications as easily as scribbling a plan on a piece of paper.
Deleting data that you’ve collected on your HT630 is a simple process. Here are 3 ways how we do it:
The Unitech HT630 has a default program called Form Cache. Form Cache is a simple program used to collect basic data like Item and Quantity.
Volume, Backlight, LCD Contrast, and automatic scanning are a few changes you can make on your scanner to improve your experience with the device.
Here is a brief list of programs we’ve created for customers in the past.
|Barcode Symbol Identificaiton Solution||As more customers have the need to verify that the barcode on their boxes/pallets are correct and printing companies need to know what barcode their customer wants them to print, we have developed the lowest cost Symbology Verifier in the industry. The program we developed will scan a barcode and display the contents of the barcode and what symbology it is on the screen of the scanner. It’s just that simple.||Barcode Symbol Identification Brochure (pdf)|
|Barcode Verification Solution||Need to verify that you are picking the correct item? Maybe you have received a pallet of products and you want to verify that all the boxes on that pallet match the barcoded item you requested? We have a solution for you!||Barcode Verification Solution Brochure (pdf)|
|Basic Inventory||Basic Inventory is an application on the Unitech HT630 that allows you to enter or scan data to create a simple inventory database. Afterwards the data can then be uploaded onto a terminal or computer to be organize and viewed.||Basic Inventory Brochure (pdf)|
|Custom Form Cache||Form Cache is an application on the Unitech HT630 (or any other data collection devices) that allows you enter or scan data into a series of prompts. Afterwards the data can then be uploaded onto a terminal or computer to be organize and viewed.||Custom Form Cache Brochure (pdf)|
|Data Builder||Data Builder is an application for the Unitech HT630 that allows you to build data on your computer using a spreadsheet or text program and then having the Unitech HT630 bring up the description once a barcode is scanned.||Data Builder Brochure (pdf)|
|Information Verification & Deletion||Information Verification & Deletion is an application on the Unitech HT630 for simple information verification. Simply create a spreadsheet or text file with all the information and begin scanning. Each successful scan will remove the information from the scanner and each failed scan will notify the user.||Information Verification and Deletion Brochure (pdf)|
|Money Bag Validation||Money Bag Validation is an application for the HT630 that we created for armored carriers to track money bags as they pick them up.||Money Bag Validation Brochure (pdf)|
|Prefix Builder||Prefix Builder is an application for the Unitech HT630 that allows you to build data on the scanner by easily adding a prefix to as much data as you want.||Prefix Builder Brochure (pdf)|
|Veri-Medscript – Medication Verification Solution||Do you have patients in your operation that you have to give medication to? Would you like to have a verification system that will make sure you are giving the right medication to the right patient? We have created a solution just for you!||Veri-Medscript – Medication Verification Solution Brochure (pdf)|
|Memory / Operating System|
|Flash ROM||256K with DOS-based system|
|Keypad||26 alphanumeric keys + one scan trigger|
|Buzzer||Volume adjustable by software|
|Real Time Clock||System date and time|
|Main Battery||One rechargeable Lithium-ion battery pack|
|Backup Battery||120mAH/3.6V for SRAM memory backup|
|Li-ion recharging||2.5 hours in Docking Station or|
|Operating Time||Over 12 hours|
|Laser Scanner (CCD Optional)|
|Light Source||Visible Laser Diode 650nm|
|Scan rate||104 (±12) scans /sec (bi-directional)|
|Scan angle||47°±3° (typical) / 35°±3° (narrow)|
|Minimum Print Contrast||Minimum 20% absolute dark/light|
|Types||UPC-A/E, EAN-8/13, Codabar, Code 39, Code 39 full ASCI, Code 93,Code 32, Interleaved & Std. 2 of 5, EAN 128, Code 11, Delta, MSI/Plessey,Code 128, Toshiba, EAN 128|
|Interface||RS232 communication port|
|Handshaking||Xon/Xoff or CTS/RTS|
|Protocol||None, or Multi-point for multi-drop installation|
|File Transfer||Built-in Kermit server|
|Bluetooth||BT V2.0+ EDR( Enhanced Data Rate Compliant)|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 b/g (WEP & WPA-PSK & WPA2-PSK Security)|
|Software Programming Tools|
|C Language||MSC, Borland C, Turbo C|
|JobGen Plus||A Windows-based program generator|
|Form Caching||A built-in program generator|
|DLL Library||Available for 16/32-bit C++, VB, VFP and Delphi|
|Docking Station Optional|
|RS232||RS232 port for point-to-point communication|
|Modem||Modem interface to telephone line|
|Ethernet||Ethernet Connectivity (TCP Client)|
|Battery Charging||Quick Charging typical 2~3 hours|
|Power Input||AC/DC adapter @ 9VDC/2A|
|Physical And Environmental|
|Drop Test||1.2-Meter / 4-Foot Drop Threshold|
|Weight||230g with battery pack|
|Operation Temperature||-5 ~ 50°c|
|Storage Temperature||-20 ~ 70°c|
|Humidity||5% ~ 95% RH non-condensing|
|Items||RS232 & USB communication cables|
|Regulatory||BSMI, CCC, CE, FCC, VCCI, RoHS compliant|
|Unitech HT630 Brochure||A document with more product specifications and technical details.||Unitech HT630 Brochure|
|Unitech HT630 Quick Start Guide||A guide explaining how to quickly use the device.||Unitech HT630 Quick Start Guide|
|Unitech HT630 Programming Guide||Guide on how to program in JobGen.||Unitech HT630 Programming Guide|
|Unitech HT630 JobGen Plus Information||Information on Unitech’s JobGen program.||Unitech HT630 JobGen Information|
|Unitech HT630 uTransfer Guide||Guide on how to use the uTransfer software to transfer data.||Unitech HT630 uTransfer Guide|
Can I scan a barcode off a phone/tablet/computer screen?
Yes, but we suggest a scanner with a linear imager or 2D area imager scan engine because it can read barcodes easier & faster than a laser barcode scanner. A laser barcode scanner has to fight with the screen's reflection to read the barcodes while an imager takes a picture to decode the information.
How do I scan 2D barcodes?
You need a barcode scanner with a 2d area imager scan engine. Laser or linear imager barcode scanners will not work.
How does RFID technology work?
Radio frequency identification technology is an automatic way to collect product data quickly and easily. An RFID system comprises a reader (or interrogator), its associated antenna and the transponders (or tags) that carry the data. The reader transmits a low-power radio signal, through its antenna, that the tag receives via its own antenna to power an integrated circuit (chip). Using the energy it gets from the signal when it enters the radio field, the tag will briefly converse with the reader for verification and the exchange of data (or the Electronic Product Code). Once that EPC data is received by the reader it can be sent to a controlling computer for processing and management.
What are the advantages of RFID?
- RFID technology does not require line-of-sight reading.
- RFID tags can hold more data than bar codes.
- RFID tag data can be changed or added to as a tag passes through specific operations.
- RFID tags are more effective in harsh environments where bar code labels have problems.
What exactly is 'Scan Distance'?
Scan distance is the distance from a barcode scanner to the barcode itself.
- Stanadrd scanner ranges from 1" to 12" depending on the environment.
- Some scanners can scan when the barcode scanner is touching the label, known as 'contact' distance.
- Longer scanning distance (6" to 14") is best for industrial environments.
- Some devices have ultra long distance scan engines that can scan from 20+ feet away.
What exactly is a 'Scan Engine'?
One thing to consider when picking out a barcode scanner is the type of scan engine it uses to determine what you really need. The three scan engines are laser, linear imager, and 2D area imager.
Reads barcodes with a red laser.
- Most common type of scan engine.
- Can only read 1D barcodes.
- Most cost effective scan engine.
- Can read barcodes from 1" to 16" depending on laser engine. (Some scanners have extended range readers that can read barcodes up to 30 feet away.)
Takes a picture and decodes 1D barcodes.
- Can only read 1D barcodes.
- Can read barcodes from 1" to 12" depending on linear imager engine.
- Can read damaged or poorly printed barcodes easier than laser.
- Good for applications that requires aggressive scanning.
2D Area Imager
Takes a picture and decodes 1D & 2D barcodes.
- Can read 1D and 2D barcodes.
- Can read barcodes in multiple directions. The barcode can be upside down or sideways and it will still read. (Also known as omni directional)
- Reading results is almost instant compared to laser and linear.
- Can easily read barcodes on phone / tablet / monitor screens.
What is a 1D barcode and a 2D barcode?
- 1D is a category of barcodes with vertical black lines.
- Also known as linear barcodes.
- There are several fonts / languages of 1D barcodes.
- The longer the data, the longer the barcode becomes.
- 1D barcode is generally good for 8-15 characters.
- 1D and 2D barcode scanners can read 1D barcodes.
- Some popular 1D barcodes are: UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-13, EAN-8, Code 39, & Code 128.
- 2D is a category of barcodes. Usually square or rectangle shaped with black pixels inside.
- Can store up to 2,000 characters. (200% increase over 1D barcodes)
- There are several fonts / languages of 2D barcodes.
- Can only be read with 2d imaging scanners.
- Some popular 2D barcodes are: QR code, PDF417, & Datamatrix.
What is a high density scanner/imager?
Some devices can be equipped with a high density scanner or imager which will allow superior barcode scanning performance on very small linear barcodes (3 mil or 0.003"), plus the versatility to read other common linear symbologies
What is a mobile computer good for?
Mobile computers are basically barcode scanners with a computer attached. They increase productivity and efficiency by increasing the speed, accuracy, and number of tasks completed everyday. To get the best out of a mobile computer, the right application needs to be used. Like a desktop computer or laptop, a wide selection of applications are available to give mobile computers many different purposes. Here are a few application examples that make mobile computers worth it:
Data Collection Applications
The following three applications are considered data collection applications since data is actively collected on the mobile computer to be edited, viewed, or transferred at a later time.
- Inventory / Warehousing - A mobile computer with an inventory application can show orders, current inventory, track shipments, & much more. With an integrated barcode scanner, tasks such as inventory or pick-and-ship are simplified since employees can walk around, scan products, and display accurate information on their mobile computer's screen.
- Fixed Asset - A fixed asset application can allow fast and simple tracking of assets in any business. Scan a barcode, view the asset on the screen, take a photo (if the mobile computer is equipped with a camera), view/edit the data, and moving on to the next asset can be done in minutes from a mobile computer.
- Check In / Check Out - Much like a fixed asset application but with the function to check in / check out items. Record the time an item was taken out, returned, who took it, add notes, and much more. Perfect for libraries and businesses that rent equipment internally and externally.
The following applications may or may not collect data on the mobile computer depending on its intended purpose. These applications require the power of a mobile computer with an integrated barcode scanner which grants efficient work flow.
- Verification - A verification application checks data on the mobile computer to make sure the data exists. For example, a spreadsheet of data is transferred on a mobile computer and when an employee scans a barcode, the application will check the spreadsheet to make sure the information exists. Additional features may include data lookup which pulls all the information associated with the barcode on the screen for viewing/editing.
- Data Building - A data building application can easily append prefix or suffix data to existing data. This is good for anyone looking to rebuild existing barcode data.
Custom applications can be created for any scenario with the right programming knowledge. Please contact us for any custom application requirements and we'll do our best to help.
What is drop rating?
Drop rating is a rating that manufactures give to their device to indicate how rugged a device is against a drop on concrete/ hard surfaces. Tests are performed by dropping the device at a consistent height on concrete. The rating does not mean the device will be damage proof but does mean that the device will be highly resistant to catastrophic damage.
Example: A device that has a drop rating of 4 feet means it can be dropped on concrete up to 4 feet. A device dropped at 4 feet may receive scratches but will be highly resistant against a complete failure. A complete failure is still possible but unlikely if it was dropped at 4 feet. If the device is dropped at a height higher than 4 feet then the potential of catastrophic damage increases.
4-6 feet is the standard height for walking with a device since most drops happen at waist height. If a device has no or a low drop rating then the device is suited best for permanently staying on top of a large desk or counter.
What is IP ratings?
Ingress Protection (IP) ratings is the standard rating for sealing electrical devices against dust and moisture. You will see most IP ratings as IP65, IP54, etc. Each number has a specific meaning. The first number indicates the degree of protection from moving parts (fingers, tools, wires, etc.) and dust — ranges from 0 to 6. The second number indicates the protection level against moisture — ranges from 0 to 8.
|IP Rated Enclosures|
|First Digit (intrusion protection)|
|0||No special protection|
|1||Protection from a large part of the body such as a hand (but no protection from deliberate access); from solid objects greater than 50mm in diameter.|
|2||Protection against fingers or other object not greater than 80mm in length and 12mm in diameter.|
|3||Protection from entry by tools, wires etc, with a diameter of 2.5 mm or more.|
|4||Protection against solid bodies larger than 1mm (eg fine tools/small etc).|
|5||Protected against dust that may harm equipment.|
|6||Totally dust tight.|
|Second Digit (moisture protection)|
|1||Protection against condensation.|
|2||Protection against water droplets deflected up to 15° from vertical|
|3||Protected against spray up to 60° from vertical.|
|4||Protected against water spray from all directions.|
|5||Protection against low pressure water jets (all directions)|
|6||Protection against string water jets and waves.|
|7||Protected against temporary immersion.|
|8||Protected against prolonged effects of immersion under pressure.|
IP Ratings look like this: IP65, IP45, IP54, etc.
Example: An IP65 rating means it is totally dust tight and is protected from low pressure water jets.
A device with no IP rating means it is not intended to work around heavy dust and moisture.
What is the difference between 'Batch' & 'Live' data collection?
If you are using a mobile computer to collect data then there are two methods to collect data: batch and live.
Batch - Batch means the data is stored on the device and will upload to a system / computer when the user authorizes it. Authorization means plugging it into a computer to transfer the data or going through the functions on a device to send data. Some mobile computers require software to transfer data. Batch devices will not communicate with each other (Example: If you have two batch devices, data will not be shared with each other). Good for simple inventory management and asset tracking.
Live - Live means data is transferred to a system, server, and other live devices in real time. Live devices require more time to set-up but is perfect for a high volume inventory management or asset tracking system that requires consistent accuracy and data management.
Most live devices can also do batch but batch devices can not do live.
What makes a device 'healthcare certified'?
Healthcare certified means the device has been covered in an antimicrobial plastic that can effectively prevent the build-up and spread of threatening bacteria and microbes. This includes the scan window, display surfaces, stylus, screws, wires, and plastic.
To be certified, each product is approved in a test lab to meet antimicrobial requirements. Antimicrobial surfaces provide effective protection but standard healthcare cleaning and disinfection procedures should still be followed. Healthcare certified devices are designed to withstand constant cleaning.
What Operating System (OS) should I use?
All mobile computer function with an Operating System (OS) — similar to an operating system on a computer (Windows, OS X, Linux, etc.) or smart phone (Apple, Android, etc.).
The functionality and applications available depends on what operating system you choose.
Windows Mobile / Embedded CE
This is the most flexible and feature-filled OS. Many third party applications are available from inventory, point of sale, banking, healthcare, and much more.
Windows Mobile is more common and can be found more in applications using cellular communication. Windows Embedded CE is lightweight & is preferred by developers making their own applications.
This OS is not the same as Windows on a computer which means applications that work on Windows 7 or 10 will not work on this OS.
This OS is the same OS found on consumer grade cell phones and tablets. Android is becoming a more and more viable option as an enterprise solution. For developers and users familiar with the Android OS, this can be a very cost-effective system to deploy. Depending on your application needs and your level of comfort with Android’s frequent updates, the OS presents some appealing cost and training advantages over competing platforms.
DOS / Propriety
Mobile computers with this OS can be found on basic mobile computers and will have very limited features. Available applications are limited to the manufacturer's library of applications or can be custom programmed with visual basic, C++, or propriety software. This OS is perfect for simple data collection or applications with simple functions.
This OS used to be the standard in mobile computers. There are still a few manufacturers that use this OS but applications are limitted. If you have Palm OS with a working application, this can be a cost effective solution.
What types of mobile computers are available?
An important consideration when buying a mobile computer is the type of mobile computer that you want to use. Here are a few types of mobile computers each with its own advantages depending on your required usage.
Basic mobile computers contain the most basic features for entry level applications (simple inventory, verification, etc.). Basic mobile computers collect data in batches.
- Most cost effective options
- Stores data in a basic text file
- Limited application choices
- No Wifi or cellular options
Phone-sized mobile computers are rugged and compact with many available features.
- Compact & ruggedized
- Wifi, Bluetooth, Cellular, & GPS options available
- Can easily replace a laptop, phone, or barcode scanner for business purposes
- Many applications available
The most flexible and fully featured type of mobile computer. Many variations and features available.
- Large keypads with alpha-numeric and numeric options
- Multiple wireless connectivity options available
- Wide selection of accessories available
- Extremely rugged against water, dust, and concrete drops
- Many applications available
Gun-grip mobile computers is the same as a full-sized mobile computer but with an ergonomic gun/pistol grip.
- Easier to use and hold
- Less hand strain
Fixed Computer / Data Terminals
Ranges from vehicle mounted computers to a price checking kiosk. These terminals are designed for rough environments that may be around heavy machinery.
- Extremely rugged against outside force, dust, and moisture.
- Easy to use
- Many applications available
Do you guys carry more products?
Yes! We are always trying to add more products from other popular manufacturers like Zebra, Brother, Sato, Motorola, and much more. In the mean time, please contact us for any questions, information, or pricing on a product not listed on this website.
Do you offer bulk discounts?
Yes, please contact us directly about bulk discounts on hardware, labels, ribbons, or software.
I see a typo/error/mistake — what should I do?
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Is it possible to try a product before we buy it?
Please contact us for products to test. Some products may require having a credit card on file before shipping out a demo unit.
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