DS8100-HC Series 1D/2D Handheld Imagers

Better Workflows for Healthcare Professionals. Better Experiences for Patients.

As a healthcare provider, you need to give your healthcare professionals the tools they need to provide the very best in patient care, every second of every day. With the DS8100-HC Series handheld imagers, you can.

This premium handheld scanner is purpose-built for healthcare environments, with unparalleled performance on virtually every barcode in any condition, a first-of-its-kind housing delivering maximum protection against the spread of bacteria, flexible user-selectable feedback modes designed for around-the-clock use and more. Streamline workflows for your healthcare professional and deliver better patient experiences with the DS8100-HC Series —  only from Zebra.

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  • Improve Patient Safety and the Patient Experience

    The ultimate in scanning performance ensures first-time capture of virtually every barcode in any condition — including codes that are dense, tiny, curved, poorly printed, shiny, crinkled, faded, distorted or more. The first-of-its-kind housing offers maximum protection against the spread of infection. Flexible user-selectable feedback modes are designed for around the clock use, ensuring workers receive feedback in the quiet of the night without disturbing patients — or during the noisiest day shift.

  • Adapts to Your Workflows

    The DS8100-HC Series is loaded with features that make it easy to integrate into your everyday processes. Mount the DS8100-HC Series on a Workstation-on-Wheels (WoW) or a patient room. A built-in lamp eliminates the need to turn on room lights in the middle of the night. A paging button on the cradle makes it easy to locate a misplaced scanner. And the cordless DS8178-HC delivers a superior wireless experience. The PowerPrecision battery can capture over 75,000 barcodes in a single charge. And Wi-Fi Friendly Mode prevents Bluetooth interference with your wireless LAN.

  • Unrivalled Manageability

    Visionary visibility into scanning and battery performance metrics and our comprehensive complimentary toolkit deliver unrivalled manageability and unrivalled uptime. The ability to monitor decode speeds helps spot and correct barcode issues before they impact productivity and the quality of care. And 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. And a trio of no-cost tools enables easy staging of devices in your location or around the world, as well as easy application development.

Nurse scanning a patient`s wristband using a Zebra DS8100-HC barcode scanner

Deliver Better Patient Experiences 

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Improve Patient Care

Whether you choose the corded or cordless model, the DS8100-HC Series provides the tools nurses and other healthcare personnel need to perform everyday duties faster and more accurately and provide their patients with the best of care — from medication administration to blood verification and administration, specimen collection, admission, inventory management and more. 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.

  • Shift Life

    83 hours

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  • Sealing


  • Drop Tolerance

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

  • Decode Capability

    1D, 2D, PDF417

  • Scanning Technology

    Array Imager

Videos of the DS8100-HC in Action

Start Your Shift Fully Charged

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

Ditch the Spare Battery Pool for Your Scanners

Discover the benefits of our PowerPrecision+ Battery in Zebra's DS8100-HC Series of healthcare scanners. 

Explore the Mounting Options

Mount it vertically. Mount it horizontally. Use it as a handheld barcode scanner. Use it as a hands-free scanner. Use it as a work light. Find it when lost. Discover Zebra's DS8100-HC Series of healthcare scanners.

Experience Night Mode Feedback

Get feedback you can feel from your barcode scanner. Discover Zebra's DS8100-HC Series of Healthcare Scanners.

Success Story

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Application Brief

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Success Story

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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.