9640 IntoPlane Handheld Computer

9640 IntoPlane Handheld Computer

The Varec 9640 Intoplane Handheld Computer (IHC) replaces back office data entry as a means of assigning and recording aircraft fueling transactions. It is an integral part of an automated aviation fuels management system.

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Rugged for Outdoor Logistics

The ruggedized 9640 IHC is designed to operate in harsh environments (IP67 classification) and survive user abuse, including 6-foot drops to concrete. The 9640 IHC is also approved for use in areas of operation, such as most areas under the aircraft wing. The epoxy-coated keypad and touch screen make data entry and process selections a breeze, even with bulky gloves.


Automates Into-plane Operations

Using the 9640 IHC, fuel agents are provided with time, gate, aircraft and fuel load information for efficient dispatching. It captures accurate fuel load data and automatically performs net volume calculations and validates calculations to help reduce data entry errors. The 9640 IHC also updates FuelsManager®  with real-time status and completed transaction data that enables ACARS messaging, fuel reconciliation and enterprise reporting.


Offline (Batch Mode) Operation

If real-time communications are not possible at a specific airport, the 9640 IHC is able to operate in an offline mode, whereby flight and fuel load information is downloaded at a WiFi hotspot to the unit in batches at the start of the day or shift.



215 mm L x 69 mm W (keypad) x 39
mm (standard battery)/45 mm (extended battery)
8.5 in L x 2.7 in W (keypad) x 1.5 in (standard
battery)/1.8 in (extended battery)

Operating Temperature

-20°C to 50°C
(-4°F to 122°F)

Storage Temperature

-25°C to 70°C
(-13°F to 158°F)


Withstands multiple 1.8 m (6 ft) drops to concrete, all axis, and across operating
temperature range

Environmental Sealing

Independently certified to meet IP67 standards for moisture and particle resistance


Texas Instruments OMAP3715 1.0 GHz processor

Operating System

Microsoft® Windows® Embedded Handheld 6.5 Professional and Classic


512 MB RAM x 1 GB Flash


Chemically strengthened 94 mm (3.7 in) transflective active matrix glass display, VGA (480 x 640), 333 nits

Touch Pane

Industrial touch panel with resistive touch and support for finger touch and stylus


Backlit 55-key alphanumeric, 43-key alpha shifted numeric, 34-key numeric shifted
alpha (phone or calculator style), 54-key retail and 43-key warehouse

I/O Ports

RS-232/USB 2.0/audio out/charging connector, integrated IrDA port with support for
SIR mode


Standard: Li-ion, 3.7 V, 3060 mAh; Extended: Li-ion, 3.7 V, 5000 mAh

Battery Life

Standard/Extended: 9 hours/15.5 hours (scanning and sending data over WLAN every
9 seconds)


GSM (Voice and Data): 3.9G – HSPA+ (800/850/1900/1700/2100 MHz), GSM/
GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz); software-definable radio: 3.9G – HSPA+/UMTS (800/850/1900/2100 MHz), GSM PRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), EVDO Rev A – 1xRTT/EVDO (800/1900 MHz)


802.11a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi certified


Bluetooth® V2.1, support for enhanced data rate 2.0 Mbps and 3.0 Mbps rates class II


Integrated Assisted GPS (A-GPS) with fast position acquisition and low power consumption

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