Zebra LS1203-HD

Zebra LS1203-HD

Excellent value for everyday use

The LS1203-HD handheld scanner from Zebra delivers high quality laser scanning, user-friendly ergonomics and durability at an affordable price. Designed for electronics manufacturers who need to scan small, high density 1-D bar codes on PCB assemblies for track, trace, quality and other applications, the LS1203-HD provides the performance and features needed to boost productivity day in and day out. Easy and comfortable to use, this high-value cost-effective scanner offers the reliability and investment protection that have made Zebra the global leader in handheld bar code scanning

Durable construction combined with future-proofing

With a single board construction and durable scan element, the LS1203-HD can easily stand up to daily use and those inevitable drops. With everyday operation you can count on, the LS1203-HD ensures minimal maintenance costs and maximum uptime. And integrated multiple interfaces provide the investment protection you need to ensure that the scanner you buy today will work with tomorrow’s POS system.

Increased productivity from the start

The LS1203-HD provides the power to improve operational efficiencies right out of the box. Optimized to read small high density 1-D bar codes, the LS1203-HD provides quick and accurate data capture, increasing efficiency on the factory floor and speeding the manufacturing process. Intuitive to use, the LS1203-HD virtually eliminates training requirements - employees are up and running in minutes. And, the plug-and-play design virtually eliminates installation hassles.

Proven quality you can trust

When you choose the LS1203-HD, you receive the added assurance of purchasing a product from Zebra — the global leader in handheld bar code scanning with millions of scanners in use every day by the world’s largest organizations worldwide. And since even the most durable products require a maintenance plan and support strategy, Zebra has designed a full complement of service offerings to help you protect your investment and maintain peak performance.

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LS1203-HD Specifications

Physical Characteristics
Dimensions: 2.4 in. H x 7.1 in. L x 2.4 in. W
6.2 cm H x 18 cm L x 6 cm W
Weight (w/o cable): Approximately 4.3 oz. (122 g)
Voltage & Current: 5 +/-10%VDC @ 100 mA (Stand by: <35 mA)
Power Source: Host power or external power supply
Color: Twilight Black
Performance Characteristics
Scanner Type: Bi-directional
Light Source (Laser): 650nm laser diode
Scan Rate: 100 scans per second
Typical Working Distance: See decode zone
Print Contrast Min.: 30% minimum reflectance
Roll (Tilt):1 ± 30° from normal
Pitch:2 ± 65°
Skew (Yaw):3 ± 60°
Decode Capability: UPC/EAN, UPC/EAN with Supplementals, GS1-128 (formerly UCC/EAN 128), Code 39, Code 39 Full ASCII, Code 39 TriOptic, Code 128, Code 128 Full ASCII, Codabar,
Interleaved 2 of 5, Discrete 2 of 5, Code 93, MSI, Code 11, IATA, GS1DataBar
(formerly RSS), Chinese 2 of 5
Interfaces Supported: RS-232; Keyboard Wedge; USB
User Environment
Operating Temp.: 32° to 122° F/0° to 50° C
Storage Temp.: -40° to 158° F/-40° to 70° C
Humidity: 5% to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing
Drop Specs: Withstands multiple 5 ft./1.524m drops
to concrete
Ambient Light Immunity Immune to direct exposure of normal office and factory lighting conditions, as well as direct exposure to sunlight
Beeper Volume: User-selectable: three levels
Beeper Tone: User-selectable: three tones
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD): Conforms to 15 kV air discharge and 8 kV of contact discharge
The LS1203-HD is warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 3 years (36 months) from date of shipment, provided that the product remains unmodified and is operated under normal and proper conditions. See full warranty for details.
Electrical Safety: UL1950, CSA C22.2 No. 950, EN60950/IEC950
EMI/RFI: FCC Part 15 Class B, ICES-003 Class B, European Union EMC Directive, Australian SMA, Taiwan EMC, Japan VCCI/MITI/Dentori
Laser Safety: IEC Class 1
1 - Roll (Tilt): Controlled by rotating the wrist clockwise or counterclockwise
2 - Pitch: Controleed by dropping or raising the wrist
3 - Skew (Yaw): Controlled by rotating the wrist from left to right or vice versa

Depth of Field

Label Density LS120 3-hD
Paper Label English Metric
Code 39 - 3 mil Up to 1.50” Up to 3.81 cm
Code 39 - 5 mil Up to 3.75” Up to 9.53 cm
Code 39 - 7.5 mil Up to 4.50” Up to 11.43 cm
Code 39 - 10 mil Up to 5.25” Up to 13.34 cm
100% UPC - 13 mil Up to 5.25” Up to 13.34 cm
Code 39 - 20 mil Up to 6.63” Up to 16.84 cm