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 to deliver unprecedented scanning performance on virtually every 1D and 2D barcode, keeping your checkout lines moving and your cashiers free to deliver a more personal checkout experience. The DS8100 Series — because when it comes to the checkout experience in your store, only the best will do.


Let us tell you more about the DS8100 Series

  • 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 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.

  • Unrivaled Manageability

    Our complimentary tools deliver unrivaled 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 customize 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

A PowerPrecision Plus smart battery powers the DS8178 for up to 24 hours of continuous scanning on a single charge. The unique programmable charge indicator on the scanner lets you see at a glance when the battery needs charging, so you can ensure that your workers always start their day with a scanner that has ample power for the busiest shift. And with our proprietary Wi-Fi Friendly Mode, only from Zebra, you can confidently implement Bluetooth cordless models without creating interference on your wireless LAN (WLAN).

  • Shift Life

    83 hours

  • Color

    Nova White or Twilight Black

  • Sealing


  • 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 Battery 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.


Capture Documents With Your Scanner

Capture images of full page documents with your barcode scanner. Discover Zebra's DS8100-SR Series of retail scanners.


Application Brief

How retailers are cashing in on the mobile barcode revolution

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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

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