The Ultimate in Performance, Innovation and Manageability

The checkout stand is the last chance you have to leave shoppers with a good impression. The quality of the checkout experience is heavily dependent upon the performance of the scanner you choose. Now, you can leave every shopper with the ultimate last impression with the DS8100 Series handheld imager.

The DS8100 Series rises above conventional imagers delivering unprecedented scanning performance on 1D and 2D barcodes, innovative productivity enhancing tools, including swappable power sources — a PowerPrecision+ battery or PowerCapTM capacitor1 — plus unrivalled manageability tools to keep your scanners up, running and in the hands of your cashiers. Keep checkout lines moving and cashiers free to deliver a more personal checkout experience with the DS8100 Series — because when it comes to the checkout experience, only the best will do.

1. Requires firmware version CAACXS00-004-R00 or later.

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  • Unprecedented Performance

    Only the DS8100 Series combines the power of an 800 MHz microprocessor, a high-resolution megapixel sensor and Zebra’s exclusive PRZM technology. With this unique combination of hardware and advanced algorithms, the DS8100 Series instantly captures the most problematic barcodes with lightning speed, including dense, poorly printed, crinkled, faded, distorted, dirty or damaged barcodes and electronic barcodes on smartphones — even when the screen is dimly lit.

  • Innovation Beyond the Barcode

    A wide range of innovations allows workers to do much more than scan barcodes one at a time. Workers can simultaneously capture multiple barcodes and transmit only those required in the proper order directly to your application. Only the DS8100 Series can capture the information on a full 8.5 x 11 or A4 page, process the desired information into the right format for electronic storage and transmit the data to your applications — all with one press of the trigger. And support for Digimarc*© barcodes provides future-proofing, ensuring that the DS8100 Series you deploy today can support the barcodes of tomorrow.

  • Unrivalled Manageability

    Our complimentary tools deliver unrivalled manageability. With visionary visibility into scanning performance and battery metrics, you can spot and correct issues before they impact device uptime, worker productivity and the quality of your customer service. You can control many aspects of your scanners from any Android, iOS and Windows smartphone or tablet, as well as any iOS or Windows PC. You can create a single configuration barcode to customise settings. And you can stage, configure and update firmware on all your DS8100 devices in all of your locations — no user actions required.

Zebra DS8100 imager in a retail environment scanning a barcode

Innovation-driven performance

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Zebra DS8100 Series

Ultimate in Performance

Two interchangeable power options are available to power your device: a PowerPrecision+ battery or a PowerCap™ capacitor. You can swap power options at any time on all DS8100 models, right in your facility, providing the flexibility to meet changing business needs while protecting your original investment. A PowerPrecision+ smart battery powers the DS8178 for over three around-the-clock days of continuous scanning on a single charge. And managing your power sources is easy. Since the PowerPrecision+ battery and PowerCap capacitor can report their model and serial numbers, you’ll always know which power source is in each scanner.

  • Shift Life

    83 hours

  • Colour

    Nova White or Twilight Black

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  • Drop Tolerance

    Designed to withstand 50 drops at 6.0 ft./1.8 m to concrete

  • Decode Capability

    1D, 2D, PDF417

  • Scanning Technology

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Videos of the DS8100 in Action

Start Your Shift Fully Charged

Discover the benefits of Zebra's Power Charge Gauge in our DS8100-SR Series of retail scanners. 

Experience Faster Checkouts

Speed customers through checkout without having to walk around the cash wrap to scan large or heavy items in a cart. Discover the benefits of Zebra's DS8100-SR Series of retail scanners.

Scan Smarter

Are you still slowing down your checkout by positioning items for the barcode can be scanned? Discover how Zebra's DS8100-SR Series of retail scanners can help you scan smarter by reading Digimarc barcodes.

Swappable Power Options Reduce Your Investment Risk

See how easy it is to swap out our interchangeable power options - a PowerPrecision+ battery or a PowerCap capacitor - providing flexibility to meet your business needs while protecting your original investment — no need to purchase a new scanner with a different power source.

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Application Brief

Improve the guest experience and your hospitality revenues with mobile barcodes

Help Planning For Future Needs

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Our proven models and sophisticated design tools help you predict end-user demand for new services and understand your traffic requirements to define what system elements need to change.

Zebra OneCare Ensures Uptime

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Our product coverage plans go above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to cover it all, including normal wear and tear and accidental damage.