SE4850 OEM 1D/2D Scan Engine

Unmatched extreme range and performance for industrial environments

Create mobile devices that can help your customers improve end-to-end efficiency and throughput with the extended range Zebra SE4850. From barcodes to documents, this all-in-one long range imager captures it all. Scan barcodes from near contact to over 70 feet/21.3 meters away, providing the flexible range required to support virtually any industrial application — workers can capture barcodes and documents in hand as easily as barcodes on the uppermost warehouse rack. Advanced technologies ensure first-time every time scanning. Rugged construction provides the durability required in warehouses, manufacturing plants and other industrial environments. Multiple decode options enable easy integration into any design, no matter how space constrained. Many features make scanning intuitive and extraordinarily fast for end users, providing point and shoot simplicity. Rapid fire scanning enables workers to capture barcodes as fast as they can press the scan trigger — no need to pause between scans. Boost productivity for your customers with the SE4850, the imager built to meet the demands in today’s industrial environments.

SE4850 OEM 1D/2D Scan Engine

Advanced technologies for superior performance

The ultimate working range

Two 1 MP imagers deliver an extraordinary working range — from 3 in./7.6 cm to over 70 ft/21.3 m. And since the fixed near imager and variable focus far imager eliminate the typical dead spots where dual imagers overlap, the result is flawless barcode capture over the entire scanning range.

High quality lens

The superior lens ensures the quality of the image from corner to corner for fast, dependable decoding.

Illumination system

The patented advanced optics technology eliminates the need for two illumination systems and minimizes the amount of required light. Illumination is automatically adjusted — the closer the scanner is to the barcode, the less illumination is generated. The result? Barcodes in any condition can be easily captured in any lighting condition — from the dimmest corners of the warehouse to bright sunlight — all with less power and longer battery cycle times on the host device.

Rugged industrial construction

You and your customers can count on durability and reliability in demanding conditions. With its rugged all-metal construction and an unprecedented 2500 g shock rating, the SE4850 thrives in demanding industrial environments.

Get the industrial scan engine that has it all — extreme range scanning, versatility, performance and durability.

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Ease of use

Innovative laser aimer pattern for easier close-up and extreme range scanning

Take the guesswork out of aiming at any range with the specially designed aimer pattern. Two dashes appear to the right and left of the standard aiming dot, making it easy to see at the maximum scanning distance of 70 ft/21.3 m. The pattern also makes it easy to scan large barcodes at close range — simply position the barcode within the outermost edges of the aiming pattern for first-time capture of every barcode. And the bright laser aimer is easy to see in any lighting condition.

PRZM Intelligent Imaging

Only from Zebra, PRZM’s software decode algorithms enable fast first-time every time scanning of virtually any barcode in practically any condition — including barcodes that are poorly printed, scratched, dirty, damaged, under shrinkwrap or low contrast.

Exceptional motion tolerance

Enables extraordinary scanning speed — no need for workers to pause between barcodes, increasing throughput and productivity in any application.

Extremely fast decode time

True laser speed on 1D and 2D barcodes improves productivity.

Omni-directional scanning

Give users true ‘point and shoot’ simplicity — no need to waste time aligning scanner and bar code.

Easy to integrate

Choose your decode option

Choose the decoder strategy that best fits your product designs — hardware or software. Two hardware options meet different needs: The PL5000A MIPI miniature decoder board fits in the smallest of products, while the PL5000C Ball Grid Array can be soldered onto your circuit board to more deeply embed Zebra scanning functionality into your products — and take less space. Zebra’s software-only decoding option doesn’t require any space, so it can fit into any design. There is no hardware to purchase and integrate, reducing cost and time to market — and no hardware to power, extending battery cycle times on the host device.

Captures virtually all 1D and 2D bar codes and documents

Provides the flexibility to enable many industrial applications, from barcode capture on the production line to ensure the right part is utilized at the right time or in the warehouse to ensure the right items are picked for orders — or capturing a bill of lading at the receiving dock to streamline recordkeeping. Since you no longer need multiple engines to offer multiple types of data capture, you can standardize on a single engine, streamlining and reducing the cost of product development.


Physical Characteristics


0.75 in. H x 1.5 in. W x 0.98 in. D
19.0 mm H x 38.0 mm W x 25.0 mm D
Weight 1.41 +/- 0.07 oz./40 +/- 2 g
Interface 27 pin 0.3 mm pitch ZIF connector, MIPI

User Environment

Ambient Light
10,000 ft candles (107,639 lux)
Operating Temp. -4° F to 140° F/-20° C to 60° C
Storage Temp. -40° F to 158° F/-40° C to 70° C
Humidity 5% to 95% (non-condensing), not intended for exposed operation)
Shock Rating 2000: G ±5%, any mounting surface, at -20° C and
55° C for 0.85 ±0.1 ms
2500: G ±5%, any mounting surface, at 23° C for 0.70 ±0.10 ms
Operational Input voltage
Engine: VCC_ENGINE = 3.3 +/- 0.3V; VCC_SENSOR = 3.3 +/- 0.3V
VCC_HOST: 1.8 to 3.6V
VCC_ILLUM: 2.9 to 5.5V
Total 3.3V Current Draw = 200mA to 600mA typical, depending on barcode distance (600mA to 1,000mA peak)
Current Draw in Low-Power Modes (Idle / Hibernate1 / Hibernate2 / Standby) = 80mA / 3.3mA / 1.3mA / 0.38mA

Performance Characteristics

Sensor Resolution
1280 horizontal x 800 vertical pixels
Field of View Far: Horizontal: 12°, Vertical: 7.6°
Near: Horizontal: 32°, Vertical: 20°
Skew Tolerance ±60°
Pitch Tolerance ±60°
Roll Tolerance 360°
Focal distance from front of engine:
Far: Multiple focusing distances ranging from 15 in. – 350 in./381 mm – 8,890 mm
Near: 11 in./279.4 mm
Aiming Element 655 nm Laser
Illumination Element Hyper Red 660 nm LED
Min. Print Contrast Minimum


Laser/LED Classification

Laser: Class 2 IEC60825:2014
LED: Exempt Risk Group IEC62471


RoHS Compliant

Decode Ranges (Typical Working Ranges)


Near — Far
10 mil Code 39 3.0 in./7.6 cm* — 85.0 in./215.9 cm
13 100% UPC 3.5 in./8.9 cm — 100 in./254 cm
15 mil Code 128 5.0 in./12.7 cm* — 115 in./292.1 cm
20 mil Code 39 3.0 in./7.62 cm* — 180.0 in./457.2 cm
40 mil Code 39 6.0 in./15.2 cm* — 340.0 in./863.6 cm**
55 mil Code 39 7.0 in./17.8 cm* — 430.0 in./1092.2 cm**
100 mil Code 39 (paper) 15.0 in./38.1 cm* — 840.0 in./2133.6 cm**
100 mil Code 128 (reflective) 20.0 in./50.8 cm* — 840.0 in./2133.6 cm**
DataMatrix 10 5.0 in./12.7 cm — 45.0 in./114.3 cm
DataMatrix 55 5.0 in./12.7 cm — 250.0 in./635.0 cm
15 mil Code 128
(4 in. wide)
8.0 in./20.3 cm* — 110.0 in./279.4 cm
  * Depends on the width of the bar code (shorter bar codes can be read even closer, and wider bar codes farther).
** Range is reduced under lower ambient light level.


Subject to the terms of Zebra’s hardware warranty statement, the SE4850 is warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of fifteen (15) months from the date of shipment. For the complete Zebra hardware product warranty statement, please visit:

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