CS60 Series Companion Scanner

Ultra-versatile with a first-of-its-kind convertible design

Do you need a cordless scanner for inventory in the store aisles and a corded hands-free scanner at checkout? What if you didn’t have to deploy different scanners for different tasks? Introducing the CS60 Series Companion Scanner, featuring a groundbreaking design that easily converts between corded and cordless operation, handheld and hands-free, as your needs change. As a cordless scanner, the CS60 is small enough to tuck in a pocket and offers the latest mobile technology including contactless charging. As a corded scanner, the CS60 offers compact scanning for the checkout counter, self-service kiosk and more. Whether you purchase a corded or cordless model up front, you can change modes at any time for superior investment protection. And you get Zebra’s industry-leading scanning performance and our unique DataCapture DNA and industry-preferred management tools that make it easier than ever to integrate, deploy and manage your scanners.

CS60 Series Companion Scanner Spec Sheet Photo

Adapts to any workflow

First-of-its-kind convertible design

Do you need a cordless companion scanner paired to a cradle or mobile device, a corded handheld or a hands-free presentation scanner connected to a checkout stand? With the CS60, you don’t have to choose. Simply swap the battery and corded USB converter at any time to change between corded and cordless scanning.

Add the optional presentation stand to a corded scanner to automatically switch between hands-free and handheld modes. This unparalleled versatility minimizes investment risk as it’s easy to meet new workflow needs or redeploy CS60 scanners to a different application.

Proven scanning performance you can trust

A high-resolution megapixel sensor and Zebra’s exclusive PRZM Intelligent Imaging technology provide unparalleled performance on the most challenging barcodes — including poorly printed, damaged dirty, crinkled, low-contrast, glossy, and electronic barcodes on dimly lit mobile phone displays. When you choose the CS60, you get Zebra’s world-renowned quality and reliability.

Effortless multi-tasking with a second programmable button

Your workers may be scanning at the point of sale one minute, then taking inventory the next. That’s why the CS60 has a second programmable button that can be used to instantly toggle between two host applications. With a quick press of the button, workers can send data to the right application in the proper format and order.

Easy to clean seamless construction

With its monocoque design, inductive sensing touch buttons and contactless charging, the scanner has a crevice-free surface that’s easy to clean and keep clean shift after shift.

Durable for all-day, every day use

Drop it on the floor. Spill water on it. Use it in a dusty backroom or out on the receiving dock. With best-in-class IP65 sealing and a 5 ft./1.5 m drop specification, the CS60 is engineered for durability and uptime.

The CS60 Companion Scanner — an innovative convertible design that adapts to any workflow.

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Cutting-edge mobility

Qi inductive charging

Support for inductive charging on the CS60 eliminates the need for battery contact cleaning and maintenance.1 While you get the fastest charging times with Zebra’s inductive charging solution, you’re free to use any off-the-shelf Qi wireless charging pad to charge the CS60.

Split-second NFC tap-to-pair

Pair the CS60 with any NFC-enabled device with a quick tap. Even new and temporary workers are up and running in seconds, without having to call for support.

Pocketable and wearable — for when mobility is essential

The cordless CS60 can be tucked in a pocket and is designed to fit naturally in the hand for easy scanning. Pair the CS60 with the optional lanyard and silicone protector to safely and comfortably wear the scanner all shift long.

Full shift power and beyond

The fully charged battery delivers 18 hours of power — more than enough for your longest shifts. Batteries can be easily replaced without special tools. And a dedicated battery gauge takes the guesswork out of charge status, so users know at a glance when it’s time to change or charge a battery.

Keep spare batteries on hand with versatile charging options

Multiple charging options make it easy to keep your scanners and spare batteries charged for around-the-clock operation. Four-slot device and four-slot battery chargers are compatible with Zebra’s ShareCradle charging system for easy backroom management. And single-slot scanner and battery chargers are ideal on any desk.

Extended 330 ft./100 m range

The CS60 is a certified BT 5.0 device. With Class 1 Bluetooth, users can roam up to 330 ft./100 m from the host device for greater flexibility.

Eliminate Bluetooth Interference with Wi-Fi Friendly Mode

Ensure that your cordless CS60 scanners only operate on channels that are not shared with your Wi-Fi network.

Minimize shift interruptions with anti-loss tools

Press the cradle’s paging button to locate a misplaced cordless CS60 in seconds. With Zebra’s built-in Virtual Tether functionality, both the cradle and scanner will alert users when a device is taken out of range, misplaced or unintentionally left out of the cradle for an extended period of time — a helpful reminder to return the CS60 to its charger.2

Easy to configure and manage

Flexible feedback modes to fit your environment

Multiple feedback options make it easy for workers to instantly confirm a successful scan. The CS60 supports a good decode LED, haptic feedback, a beep tone with adjustable tone/volume and Zebra’s Direct Decode Indicator that projects illumination on the barcode. And both haptic and audible feedback are available on the trigger touch.

Simplify the scanning experience

With Multi-Code Data Formatting (MDF), the CS60 can scan multiple barcodes with a single trigger pull and transmit only the barcodes you need, in the order your application expects. And with Zebra’s Preferred Symbol, the CS60 can capture and output only the preferred barcode, so workers no longer have to waste time physically covering nearby barcodes before scanning.

Industry preferred management tools with DataCapture DNA

Only from Zebra, DataCapture DNA is a unique collection of value-add tools that make it easier to deploy, update, troubleshoot, manage and develop applications for your CS60 scanners. For example, 123Scan creates a single barcode to stage scanners or update firmware. ScanSpeed Analytics provides detailed performance metrics on every barcode captured — enabling you to identify and eliminate poor performing barcodes that slow down your operations. You can remotely manage your scanners through Scanner Management Service (SMS) or Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), eliminating the time and cost for onsite visits. And more.


Physical Characteristics


0.9 in. H x 1.8 in. W x 4.3 in. D
2.3 cm H x 4.6 cm W x 10.9 cm D
Standard Cradle
4.5 in. H x 3.1 in. W x 4.2 in. D
11.3 cm H x 7.8 cm W x 10.7 cm D
Weight Corded CS60: 2.0 oz. / 56.0 g
Cordless CS60: 2.9 oz. / 83.0 g
Standard Cradle: 4.9 oz. / 138.0 g
Input Voltage Range Scanner and standard cradle: 4.5 to 5.5 VDC Host Powered; 4.5 to 5.5 VDC External Power Supply
Current Operating current at nominal voltage (5.0V): 400 mA (typical)
Standby current (idle) at nominal voltage (5.0V): 90 mA (typical)
Standard Cradle: 450 mA (typical) Standard USB; 600 mA (typical) BC 1.2 USB 
Color Midnight black
Supported Host Interfaces USB
Keyboard Support Supports over 90 international keyboards
User Indicators Direct Decode Indicator, Good Decode LEDs, beeper (adjustable tone and volume), haptic feedback on decode, capacitive trigger with haptic and audible feedback, dedicated battery gauge, dedicated Bluetooth LED

Performance Characteristics

Motion Tolerance (handheld) Up to 20 in. / 51 cm per second for 13 mil UPC in optimized mode
Light Source Aiming Pattern: circular 525nm true green LED
Illumination (1) warm white LED
Imager Field of View 45° H x 34° V nominal
Image Sensor 1280 x 960 pixels
Minimum Print Contrast 20% Minimum Reflective Distance
Skew Tolerance +/- 60°
Pitch Tolerance  +/- 60°
Roll Tolerance 0° - 360°
Minimum Element Resolution Code 39 - 5.0 mil

User Environment

Operating Temp. 32° F to 122° F / 0° C to 50° C
Storage Temp. -40° F to 158° F / -40° C to 70° C
Humidity 5% to 95% RH, non-condensing
Drop Specification Designed to withstand multiple drops at 5.0 ft./1.5 m to concrete
Tumble Specification Designed to withstand 250 tumbles in 1.5 ft./0.5 m tumbler (1 tumble = 0.5 cycle)
Sealing Scanner: IP65
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Scanner and cradle: ESD per EN61000-4-2, +/-15 KV Air, +/-8 KV Direct, +/-8 KV Indirect
Ambient Light Immunity 0 to 10037 foot candles / 0 to 108,000 Lux

Radio Specifications

Bluetooth Radio Standard Bluetooth Version 5.0 with BLE: Class 1 330ft. (100m) and Class 2 33ft. (10m), Serial Port and HID Profiles
Adjustable Bluetooth Power Output power adjustable down to negative 10 dBm in 8 steps


Battery Capacity/Type 735 mAh Lithium Polymer battery
Scans Per Battery Charge3 13,000 scans
Operating Time Per Full Charge3 18 hours

Battery Charge Time (from empty)

Standard USB Full Charge: 6 hours

Full Charge: 3 hours



EN 50581:2012
EN IEC 63000:2018
Electrical Safety IEC 62368-1 (Ed.2)
EN 62368-1:2014/AC:2015
LED Safety IEC 62471:2006 (Ed.1.0)
EN 62471:2008 (LED)
EMI/RFI EN 55032:2015/AC:2016 (Class B)
EN 55035:2017
EN 61000-3-2:2014 (Class A)
EN 61000-3-3:2013
47 CFR Part 15, Subpart B, Class B


Cordless Accessories

Standard cradle, spare battery, 4-slot scanner ShareCradle, 4-slot battery ShareCradle, lanyard
Corded Accessories Gooseneck Intellistand (weighted and standard), cup, corded USB converter

Symbol Decode Capability

1D Base 32 (Italian Pharma), Codabar/NW7, Code 11, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, GS1 DataBar, I 2 of 5, Korean 3 of 5, MSI Plessey, UPC/EAN
2D Aztec, Composite Codes, DataMatrix, Dotted DataMatrix, Dotcode, Han Xin, MaxiCode, PDF417, Micro PDF417, Postal Codes, QR Code, Micro QR, TLC-39, SecurPharm
  Refer to Product Reference Guide for complete list of symbologies.

Decode Ranges (Typical)4


Code 39: 5 mil 2.4 in./6.1 cm to 9.5 in./24.1 cm
Code 39: 20 mil 2.5 in./6.4 cm to 26.0 in./66.0 cm
Code 128: 5 mil 2.8 in./7.1 cm to 9.0 in./22.9 cm
PDF 417: 6.7 mil 2.4 in./6.1 cm to 8.0 in./20.3 cm
UPC: 13 mil (100%) 1.8 in./4.6 cm to 19.5 in./49.5 cm
Data Matrix: 10 mil 2.9 in./7.4 cm to 8.0 in./20.3 cm
QR: 20 mil 1.2 in./3.0 cm to 14 in./35.6 cm

Environmental Compliance

•  RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU; Amendment 2015/863
•  REACH SVHC 1907/2006
For a complete list of product and materials compliance, please visit


Subject to the terms of Zebra’s hardware warranty statement, the CS6080 scanner and CR6080 cradle are warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of Three Years from the date of shipment. Complete Zebra hardware product warranty statement:

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1. Contactless inductive charging is supported when a battery is inserted in the CS60. Spare batteries and battery chargers have charging contacts and cannot be charged with a wireless charge pad.
2. Virtual Tether alerting is supported on the scanner today, with planned availability for alerting on the cradle via a free firmware download.
3. Simulated checkout profile of 1 scan every 5 seconds
4. Printing resolution, contrast, and ambient light dependent

DataCapture DNA

DataCapture DNA is a suite of highly intelligent firmware, software, utilities and apps exclusively engineered to add functionality and simplify the deployment and management of Zebra scanners. For more information about DataCapture DNA and its applications, please visit
CS60 Series Companion Scanner DNA Icons: All-touch Termainal Emulation icon, AppGallery icon, DataWedge icon, EMDK icon, Enterprise Browser icon, Enterprise Home Screen icon, StageNow icon, TekSpeech Pro icon, Workforce Connect PTT Express/PTT Pro icon

Markets and Applications


  • Mobile point of sale 
  • Inventory management 
  • Cycle counting 
  • Merchandising 
  • Repairs


  • Concession stands 
  • Ticket processing 
  • Point of sale

Transportation and Logistics

  • Route accounting

Light Manufacturing

  • Shipping labels 
  • Asset tracking

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Part number: SS-CS60 08/20/2020 HTML