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About Cipherlab
CipherLab is a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of Automatic Identification and Data Capture/Collection products and systems.  The company's mobile computers and scanners are integrated into the networks of some of the world's best known logistics, retail, distribution, government installations and healthcare companies, helping them run more efficiently and effectively onsite and on the road.  Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan operations in EMEA, the Americas, Asia Pacific and China, CipherLab is publicly traded on the Taiwan stock exchange (Taiwan OTC: 6160). 

CIpherlab products have been sold in Australia for over 15yrs. With an office, warehouse and service centre in Sydney, we are well equipped to supply, support & service Cipherlab products. throughout the country. If required, we have partnered with system integrators around Australia who can offer assistance in installation.
What Customers Are Saying About CipherLab

"The Cipherlab terminals have been a fantastic asset and valuable tool for our operations and have certainly made life much easier"
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"Service is very good, with reasonable repair times and overall costs. Parts are always avaiable locally so the turnaround time is usually kept to within a week, I can wholeheartedly recommend Cipherlab and have on many occasions"

Mark Hawkins - General Manager - Test-Write Australia

"We chose Cipherlab because we did do our homework and looked around. The Cipherlab portable data terminals represented very good and better value for money to the rest of their competition. We would definitely recommend Cipherlab"

Chris Castley - General Manager - SSS Sewing & Craft Supplies.

"I am really impressed with the Cipherlab 8570, the ease of use and particularly the support. The turn around times in ordering the equipment was also fantastic"

Graeme Milgate - IT Manager - Trade Tools Direct - Qld

"Cipherlab came down out of working hours……on the weekend and resolved this. Turned out to be a few things that were non Cipherlab related but they still got it going for me. I will never forget that" "Cipherlab are fantastic in every department"

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"The service that we received from your office was outstanding. The issues took time and effort  to resolve, and support was always willing to help.The scanners now do exactly what we want them to do, and we would not have been able to achieve this without your assistance. Please pass on our sincere thanks to support and we look forward to working with CipherLab again in the future".

WACA Cricket Ground

"Prior to using CipherLab, we purchased a well known brand name, but never could quite get them to integrate into our system. The CipherLab 8001 terminals we purchased later have worked without any problems at all for our stocktaking requirements, The free software that comes with the terminals (Forge Batch Application Generator) was relatively quite easy to use and easy to integrate into our system. I wish we had used CipherLab earlier!"

Shane Van Houlsen - Information Systems Manager - R.S.P.C.A. Victoria

"I finally managed to get the Cipherlab 8001 scanner to produce the output file in the format I wanted. Thanks heaps for your help. These linear imagers are proving to operate much better than the Laser scanners we had used previously from your opposition . Thanks again for your help"

Producton Engineer - Rondo

"We are an Access Control and Visitor Identification company and have been using CipherLab’s cordless Bluetooth scanners (1266s) for quite sometime and utilised them at major events such as the final of Australian Idol held at the Sydney Opera House last year. We do not encounter any problems with these scanners. The scanner represents very good value for money , they are durable and reliable plus CipherLab gives us great support by providing us with cutting edge technology and competitive pricing advantages. All of this allows us to stay ahead of the pack when it comes to Access Control."

Ernest Taylor – Managing Director - Wizid

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CipherLab can give advice on which barcoding printers and label software are best for your business & budget!

CipherLab offer a suite of development tools for either batch or wireless terminals. We also work with Partners & Software houses around Australia to provide a barcode solution for any application!
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               Document Tracking!
               Job Tracking!
               And Much More!
  • We are real and and not a Web Based Shop. Come and visit us and see for yourselves our products, office, warehouse, service centre and showroom!

CipherLab Offer Free Data Collection Software with all Mobile Computers.  

1.Free mobile data collection software giving you ability to program the units in any configuration you require without having to be a software programmer!
2. Simple instructions on setup and a once off free training session via webinar.



"At Barringtons we are utilising over 120 x 9471s in the field and on building sites. Across the full spectrum of our client base over a thousand people a day are compliance managed using our Smartek solution and the Cipherlab 9400 PDA scanners.

The construction sites are harsh environments and these 9400 terminals hold up extremely well. The 9400 is a significantly superior unit to others we have used,  both in its rugged construction and also in its stable firmware and software. The 9400 gives us peace of mind as a 'set and forget' solution.

The 9400's great features and its ease of integration into our software solution made it a winner for us over the competition. We would definitely recommend to anyone the 9400s for their data capture mobility applications"

Philip Browne The Barrington Group
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Mobile Computers
CipherLab has engineered mobile computer solutions to keep people moving and free of unnecessary task with accurate data collection in logistics, transportation, warehousing, route accounting, direct store delivery, field service, and sales. 

  • Optional in-built barcode readers - Linear Imager, Laser, Long Range Laser, 2D Reader, RFID
  • Connectivity - memory (Batch), Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth, GPRS & GPS.
  • Robust - up to IP65 protection and 1.2-1.5m drop ratings.
  • Free Data Collection Software with All CipherLab Mobile Computers
  • In Australia - Local Support & Serice



9600 Series Wireless Industrial PDA Barcode Scanner - Windows CE 6.0

Master your business details with this incredibly easy to use AIDC tool. The 9600 industrial mobile computer provides all the options you need to accomplish efficient, accurate data capture in the field or on the sales floor.

  • Microsoft® Windows® CE 6.0 R2 Professional operating system
  • Designed around XScale® technology with Marvell® PXA270 embedded processor
  • WPAN on board
  • Choice of linear imager, laser or 2D imager scanning
  • RFID option
  • 1GB Flash ROM and 128 MB SDRAM data memory
  • 3.5" color VGA or QVGA touchscreen with choice of 29 or 43 LED-backlit keypad
  • GPS option
  • 2 megapixel digital camera CMOS with LED flash
  • Survives multiple 1.5 m / 5 ft. drops onto concrete, 1000 times @ 100 cm tumble

***Indicative prices start from around $1,300.00ex incl power adaptor + comms USB cable. Please contact us on 1300 247 437 for more information or at [email protected]
CP30 Enterprise Mobile Computer with All-in-One Wireless Connectivity
Run with Windows Mobile® 6.5 and supported by CipherLab-designed software tools, the CP30 enterprise mobile computer makes data collection easy even for new workers. It combines wireless connection for anywhere mobility and CipherLab Smart Shell for intuitive interface customization. It is packed with a built-in 3.2 megapixel auto focus camera and the option of a laser or 2D imager. Everything you need and more, the CP30 helps retailers keep up with the fast pace in the retail business and also boosts the efficiency of mobile workers in field.


  • Compact and functional mobile computer with easy-to-use interface
  • Windows Mobile® 6.5 operating system
  • All-in-one wireless connectivity with 3.5G WWAN, WLAN and WPAN
  • CipherLab Smart Shell enables simple and flexible application navigation
  • Laser or 2D imager
  • Built-in 3.2 megapixel auto focus camera
  • GPS/AGPS ready
  • Wide range of software tools for easy and fast customization







8400 Mobile Computer - Industrial PDA Barcode Scanner with BT

Purposely designed to improve productivity, the 8400 series puts powerful mobile applications in the hands of workers who can use with fast and easy data access. Drops, humidity, or freezing temperatures won't stop the CipherLab 8400 mobile computer.  Applications are warehousing stock control, picking and order processing, manufacturing goods control, retail in store and full sales automation.

  • BT Class 2 compliance on board & optional Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
  • Choice of linear imager, laser, or 2D imager
  • Energy-efficient design for up to 110 hours of batch operation between charges (up to 65 hours using BT)
  • 2.6-inch 160 x 160 pixel, easy-to-read backlit display
  • 4MB / 16MB SRAM data memory, expandable to 8 GB with SDHC slot
  • Multiple 1.5 m drops onto concrete (5 drops on each side) / IP54

  • Free Data Collection Software - CipherLab Application Generator enables custom applications

***Indicative Prices start from around $840.00ex, incl power adaptor + comms USB cable. Please contact us on 1300 247 437 for more information or at [email protected]



8200 Series Mobile Computer - Enterprise Mobile Computer

Light, compact, simple to use, and easy to program with C, Basic Compiler, or Application Generator, the 8200 series mobile computer is built to meet your retail and healthcare needs. With long-lasting power performance and lots of room for data, it is just what you need to increase productivity, deliver quality customer service, and generate instant profits

  • Long-lasting power performance for continuous productivity
  • Runs on a rechargeableLi-ion battery - for more than 140* continuous hours between charges
  • Choice of linear imager, laser, or 2D imager barcode scanning
  • Lightweight, ergonomic form factor that easily fits in your palm and your pocket
  • Pistol Grip Option
  • MicroSD card slot with SDHC support
  • User-friendly interface and easy-to-read backlit LCD screen
  • *Battery performance may vary depending on product model, configuration, applications, and features utilized.

  • Free Data Collection Software - CipherLab Application Generator enables custom applications

***Indicative Prices are from around $700.00ex, incl power adaptor + comms USB cable. Please contact us on 1300 247 437 for more information or at [email protected]


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9300 Series PDA Barcode Scanner - Windows CE 6.0

Built to meet the latest requirements of retail and warehousing demands, the CipherLab 9300 series mobile computer provides powerful application processing with 2D and 1D data capture directly to the point of work. Combining the ruggedness of industrial devices and the comprehensive functionality of a pocket-size device. In the hands of a warehouse manager or retail clerk, the 9300 series mobile computer delivers accurate, powerful computing that will maximize productivity.

  • Microsoft® Windows® CE 6.0 Professional operating system
  • Built on Marvell® PXA310 processor
  • Choice of laser or 2D imager scanning
  • 256MB DDR-SDRAM with expandable option through SD/MMC slot
  • 512MB NAND Flash memory
  • 2.8" color QVGA touch screen with choice of 29 or 43 LED-backlit keypad
  • Energy efficient design with up to 12 hours of working power
  • Survives multiple 1.5 m / 5 ft. drops onto concrete
  • 1000 cycles of tumbles at 1m
  • Programming: C/C++, .NET API
  • Free Data Collection Software - FORGE Application Generator including data transmission OCX

***Indicative prices are start from around $1,060.00ex incl power adaptor + comms USB cable . Please contact us on 1300 247 437 for more information or at [email protected]


Choosing The Right Handheld Computer
For Your Application
Handheld Computers will range in cost, performance, size and robustness, depending on the applications that they are required for. Determining the right type of terminal is generally the first step when considering Auto ID equipment.

A number of questions must be answered when determining which mobile terminal is right for you.

1./ Do you need a Linear Imaging or Laser Scanner for your Terminal? - It could save you money in your decision. Click link to see more information as well as short video on performance indoors and outdoors on Laser Vs Linear Imager.

2./Is it mission critical that information be live to and from the terminal or is a memory-batch terminal sufficient?
Most applications just require the data collection to be scanned and then at some stage, the terminal is dumped into a cradle and the information sent into the system. This is a batch system. However, in some cases like picking in a warehouse, most companies would prefer that information is feeding live to and from your database.

3./Does it need to be robust? What environment will the scanner be used in?
If in environments where it is dirty, dusty, oily, water, rain etc etc, think about an IP rating. The higher the IP rating the better. IP 54 at a minimum if conditions are quite hostile, look at up to IP64/65 particularly if outdoors.

Warehousing and Logistics, and field services usually requires scanners to be subjected to weather conditions, dust, dirt, oil, water and users who are not so compassionate about the hardware they are using. This means they should have an appropriately high IP rating up to IP 64 or 65 and drop ratings of between 1.2m -1.5m.

For retail environments and clean and carpeted environments, such as hospitality, healthcare and libraries, then  IP Ratings are not so important. The 8000 Series is ideal in this environment where it is not ideal in warehousing and logistics.

4./Consider whether it is critical that you need a Windows based terminal like the 9300, 9600 & CP30 Series or character based operating system on your terminal like the 8200, 8400, & 8700 Terminals.

For More information interfacing Character based or Windows based operating systems, clink the link for further information.

Does your handheld computer need to be a Windows operating system or a Character based operating system? CipherLab manufacture both Windows O/S and Char based PDTs. The only right answer to this is which is the most cost effective way of getting the data collected by the terminal, for your application, down into your system.

Click our article on Windows vs Dos Terminals for more information on this (Article)


Wireless Terminals
The complete range of Cipherlab terminals come with the ability to communicate with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) GPRS and 3G.

Depending on the application and ruggedness that you require for your terminals, will depend on your choice of Cipherlab Terminal. It will also depend on how you decide to connect your Wireless Terminal to your database. Do you require a Windows enviroment for your application? With all the hype of Windows O/S terminals, many customers get caught up in this and think they need all the whistles and bells that go with it. There are pros and cons of Windows Terminals vs Dos Text Terminals. It may come down to your developer and what they feel comfortable with as well. Generally most developers these days prefer developing in a windows environment (Visual C++,Visual Studio.Net, Visual Studio 2005) so if an application has to be written, then a windows o/s terminal will be their preferred choice. However if their is no application needed to be written. If you do not need emailing, surfing the net or VOIP, why pay for something you do not need. Whichever deciscion you take, Cipherlab can offer both solutions to the market.

For more information regarding Windows vs Dos Text - Character Based  Terminals (ARTICLE)                                                               

The 8200, 8400 & 8700 (Dos Text Enviroment) series can be run with terminal emulation - VT100, 220 & IBM 5250. Terminal Emulation .  They can also be programmed in Basic or C.  A new Cipherlab development tool called Wireless Studio is also available which can connect the terminals to any Microsoft backend database.

THe 9300 & 9600 Series (Win CE 6.0 ) & CP30 (Windows Mobile 6.5) are Windows O/S terminals that Cipherlab manufacture. Remote desktop is available on all terminals as well as they can be programmed with the Cipherlab Wireless Studio development tool.  You also have the capability of using the browser on the terminal to connect to your web based programs. Terminal Emulation is still popular for windows based terminals connecting to your backend.

Check out Cipherlab's Mirror Terminal Emulators and Mirror Browser Suite - Mirror Terminal Emulator/Browser PDF

The Windows O/S terminals are also programmable in Visual C++,Visual Studio.Net, Visual Studio 2005, Win CE SDK, Wavelink & MCL


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