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The Intermec SG20 is an affordable,
high performance handheld scanner
available in a range of models
suited to the demands of general
purpose countertop scanning.

  • Features the industry’s fastest
    2D imaging technology for highly
    responsive, dependable scanning
  • Unique, ergonomic styling maximizes
    comfort and saves countertop space
  • Large LED indicator provides effective
    visual operational feedback
  • Choice of options matched to your
    scanning needs: 1D or 2D scan
    engines, laser- or LED-based aimer,
    tethered or Bluetooth wireless
  • Wide range of multi-purpose
    accessories increase scanner flexibility
  • Integrates seamlessly with point
    of sale systems, iOS® and Android®
    devices, personal computers, and
    common software solutions

Improving customer satisfaction has long
been the mission of retailers everywhere,
and making the checkout process
more efficient is a key area of focus.
By providing highly responsive and accurate
scanning at checkout, the Intermec
SG20 handheld bar code scanner helps
you improve the customer experience.

Reliable, Responsive Scanning

The checkout process is all about speed
and efficiency. The SG20HP features
the industry’s fastest bar code reading
technology, with more motion tolerance
than competing devices. This ensures
that all common 1D and 2D bar codes
are scanned easily and consistently so
you can serve your customers quicker.

Unlike laser scanners, the SG20HP supports
true omnidirectional scanning of both
1D and 2D bar codes. When combined
with best-in-class motion tolerance, this
capability means your bar codes scan fast,
at any orientation. Now, you don’t have
to waste time awkwardly repositioning
items to get a successful scan.

Perfectly Matched to Your Needs

Intermec understands that a “one-sizefits-all” approach to scanning can limit user
efficiency and accuracy, so the SG20 family
includes a range of models with different
communication and scanning capabilities.
Select between Bluetooth wireless for up
to 10 meters (32.8 feet) of range, or the
simplicity of tethered (cabled) connectivity.

Choose the scan engine matched to your
needs: either 1D (linear), 2D with laser
aimer, or 2D with LED aimer ideal for
customer-facing applications. Now, you
can standardize on a single scanner family
across your operation while providing the
right solution for your varied applications.

A variety of matching accessories, such
as scan stands and holders, enable
hands-free scanning and free up counter
or desktop space. Regardless of the
configuration, the entire SG20 line is
priced for affordability and value.

Setting a New Design Standard

The stylish design of the SG20 sets it apart
from traditional gun-shaped handheld
scanners. Careful attention to detail and
extensive usability testing have resulted
in a scanner that is not only aesthetically
pleasing on any countertop, but also
optimized for user comfort with a natural
smooth grip and trigger location.

The arching profile of the SG20 is perfect
for tight spaces and the over-sized
multi-color LED provides a bright visual
cue to confirm a successful scan, which
can be helpful in noisy environments.
In fact, the LED can be programmed to
match the decor of your storefront.

Part of a Complete Intermec Solution

The SG20 can be quickly and easily
configured with Intermec’s exclusive
EasySet™ PC programming tool. In
just a few clicks, this Windows-based
utility can print programming barcodes
for custom configurations. Adjust
security settings, symbologies, beeper
tone and volume, LED color—even set
advanced data editing routines.

Comprehensive Support Services Available

Intermec bar code scanners operate in
dynamic business environments, and
a support plan can protect you from
unforeseen contingencies. Intermec
Medallion® Service programs deliver the
highest levels of productivity, device
reliability, and uptime. Choose the
right amount of coverage appropriate
for your operations. For more, visit

Physical Characteristics

  • Dimension (L x W x H): 20 cm (7.9 in) x 6.1 cm (2.4 in) x 6.5 cm (2.6 in)
  • Weight (SG20T): 125 g (4.41 oz)
  • Weight (SG20B): 175 g (6.17 oz)

Electrical Specifications

  • Battery: Lithium-ion rechargeable (1567 mAh)
  • Battery Life: Minimum 8K scans from 70% capacity
  • Battery Recharge Cycle: 3 hrs when connected to
    external power supply; 6 hrs when slow charged from

    typical USB port

Typical Power Consumption

  • Tethered Versions @5V DC: 120mA (SG20T1D); 330mA (SG20THP)
  • Wireless Versions (Base Station): 0.5A maximum
    Bluetooth Radio
  • Type: Bluetooth Class 2 v2.1+EDR
  • Range: 10 m (32.8 ft)
  • Features: Adaptive Frequency Hopping (AFH)


  • USB: HID Keyboard (with Apple iOS Support),

    HID POS*, IBM SurePOS*, virtual comm port
  • PC keyboard wedge
  • RS232

Tethered versions

Scan Technology

  • SG20xHP: Intermec Area Imager, Laser Aimer (EA30)
  • SG20x2D: Intermec Area Imager, LED Aimer (EA31)
  • SG20x1D: Intermec Linear Imager (EV Series)

Scan Performance

Min. Code Resolution:

  • 1D Codes: 4 mils
  • 2D Codes: 6.6 mils
  • Min. Print Contrast: 20%

Motion Tolerance:

  • SG20xHP: 500 in/s
  • SG20x2D: 400 in/s

Bar Code Symbologies Supported (1D)

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 Omnidirectional, Interleaved 2 of 5,
Matrix 2 of 5, MSI, Plessey, Standard 2 of 5, Telepen

Bar Code Symbologies Supported (2D)

All above symbologies supported by 1D model plus
the following: Australian Post, Aztec, BPO, Canada
Post, Codablock A, Codablock F, DataMatrix, Dutch
Post, EAN/UPC, GS1 Composite, GS1 DataBar
Stacked, Infomail, Intelligent Mail, Japan Post,
Maxicode, Micro PDF417, Multicode, PDF417,
Planet, Postnet, QR Code, Sweden Post, TLC 39

Temperature and Environmental Specifications

Operating temperature: 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Storage temperature: -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Relative humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing
Drop: 1.2 m (4 ft.) to concrete
Environmental rating: IP30
Ambient light: 0 to 100,000 lux

Electromagnetic Emissions Standards

Meets the requirements of the following product
emission standards:

  • FCC Part 15 Class B (United States)
  • Industry Canada ICES-003 Class B (Canada)
  • EN 55022: CISPR 22 Class B (European Union)

Environmental Compliance Requirements

Conforms to environmental compliance requirements
for RoHS, China RoHS, WEEE, and REACH.

Regulatory Approvals

UL; CE Mark (EU); NOM (Mexico); C-TICK (Australia and
New Zealand); SRRS (China); IDA (Singapore); ANATEL
(Brazil); Industry Canada ICES-003 Class B (Canada)

Standard Warranty

  • Tethered Models (SG20T): 5 years
  • Wireless Models (SG20B): 3 years
  • Extended protection available with
    Intermec Medallion Support


Consult the SG20 Accessory Guide for details.

  • Adjustable hands free desktop scan stand
  • Desktop/wall mount holder
  • Charge base (for wireless versions)
  • Bluetooth charge base (for wireless versions)
  • USB, RS232, keyboard wedge interface cables
  • EasySet™ configuration software