DS4600 Series for Retail
The versatile scanner that does more for your retail operations
Today’s shoppers don’t want to wait in long lines at the checkout or returns desk. The DS4600 Series offers the versatility and scanning performance you need to keep transactions fast and lanes flowing smoothly throughout the whole store. This feature-rich family helps associates scan items of all sizes, read barcodes in nearly any condition and handle transactions of all kinds. There is a DS4600 Series model for every need in your store. Bulky items in a shopping cart, a customer’s driver’s license at the returns desk, a mobile coupon at checkout, tiny barcodes in the jewelry department—the DS4600 Series can capture it all. The increased efficiency shrinks lines and keeps customers coming back again and again. And our unique DataCapture DNATM and industry-preferred management tools make it easier than ever to integrate, deploy and manage your scanners. The DS4600 Series—more data capture versatility, more range and more innovation.
Resets the bar for versatility and performance
No matter what kind of data you need to capture in your store, there is a DS4600 Series model that is ready for the job. Scan 1D and 2D barcodes, whether they’re printed on a label or displayed on a phone. Capture DotCode and dotted DataMatrix barcodes through cellophane, as well as the tiny and dense barcodes found on jewelry tags. Read wide barcodes on packages and cartons in the backroom.
You can even collect data from IDs and travel documents using Optical Character Recognition (OCR), or parse driver’s license information for age verification, returns monitoring, loyalty and credit card applications. The result? Superior value. You can deploy a single scanner family for virtually every scanning need across our store.
Zebra’s DS4308 set the bar for decode range, and you can count on the same “can’t miss” range from the DS4600 Series. The DS4608-SR can capture UPC codes up to 28 inches away, enabling checkout associates to easily reach items in a customer’s shopping cart without leaving the cashwrap. The 800 MHz microprocessor, high-resolution megapixel sensor and Zebra’s exclusive PRZM Intelligent Imaging technology provide instant barcode capture on even the most challenging barcodes. And a patented rear engine design enables the DS4600 Series to read wider barcodes at every distance, compared to other scanners with a similar field of view. As a result, associates can focus on your customers, rather than positioning items.
The DS4600 Series is engineered for durability, inside and out. IP52 sealing protects against spills, while a patented double-sealed optical system guards the critical optical components from dust and liquid—ensuring that the ‘eye’ of the scanner always captures the sharpest possible barcode image for fast and reliable decoding. The recessed scan window protects against smudges, dirt and scratches, which can impact performance. And the scanner is built to survive multiple 6 ft./1.8 m drops to concrete and 2,000 tumbles in our punishing tumble test.
The DS4600 Series—the scanner that delivers more. More versatility. More data capture options. More range. More innovation.
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Simply place the scanner in the optional presentation stand to automatically switch to hands-free mode; then pick up the scanner for handheld mode—no change of settings is required.
The DS4600 Series offers multiple feedback modes including a good decode LED that’s visible from any position, a traditional beep tone with adjustable volume/frequency, and Zebra’s Direct Decode Indicator that projects the illumination on the barcode for instant visual confirmation of a successful scan.
Do more with productivity-enhancing innovation
With a single press of the scan trigger, the DS4600 Series can capture images of checks and utility bills, and the DS4608-SR and DS4608-DL can capture full-page documents. Zebra’s Intelligent Document Capture automatically compensates for variations in lighting and squares up the image for optimum clarity.
With Multi-Code Data Formatting (MDF), the DS4600 Series can scan multiple barcodes with a single trigger pull and transmit only the barcodes you need, in the order your application expects.
With Zebra’s Preferred Symbol, the DS4600 Series can capture and output only the preferred barcode, so workers no longer have to waste time physically covering nearby barcodes before scanning.
Optional EAS support, available on the DS4608-HD/HL, allows associates to deactivate Checkpoint EAS tags while scanning the price, boosting productivity at the checkout and preventing erroneous alarms.
Let smart technology do the work. Support for OCR expedites the collection of data from ID cards and travel documents that may not have barcodes—speeding up checkout transactions in airport shops and other locations.
With one press of the DS4608-DL/HL’s scan trigger, cashiers can capture and parse data information on driver’s licenses to automatically populate a loyalty or credit card application, verify age for age-restricted purchases, process a customer’s return and more.
Industry-preferred management tools
The DS4600 Series couldn’t be easier to setup. Right out of the box, the scanner is configured for the applications you use every day, while auto-host detect cables automatically select the right host interface—just plug in the scanner and you’re ready to go.
123Scan, a complimentary DataCapture DNA tool, is intuitive enough for first-time users. You can easily create configuration barcodes to program scanners, update firmware or stage a large number of devices. If your scanners are in multiple locations across the country or around the world, you can use the complimentary Scanner Management Service (SMS) to configure and update the firmware for any DS4600 Series device that is plugged into a host. No depot staging or user action is required—such as the scanning of a configuration barcode.
DataCapture DNA—transforming scanners from the inside
Hardware is just the start of what you need to maximize the value of your scanners. The DS4600 Series is powered by DataCapture DNA, a set of unique development, management, visibility and productivity tools. Leveraging Zebra’s 50 years of innovation, DataCapture DNA turns Zebra scanners into powerful tools that lower your TCO and help workers get more done each day. Decrease development cycles with development tools. Dramatically simplify scanner deployments of any size with management tools. Get the remote analytics you need to keep scanners up and running with visibility tools. And reach new levels of productivity with innovations that streamline tasks.
|Dimensions||6.5 in. H x 2.6 in. W x 3.9 in. D
16.5 cm H x 6.7 cm W x 9.8 cm D
|Weight||5.7 oz. / 161.9 g|
|Input Voltage Range||4.5 to 5.5 VDC Host Powered; 4.5 to 5.5 VDC External Power Supply|
|Operating Current at Nominal Voltage (5.0V||340 mA (typical)|
|Standby Current (Idle) at Nominal Voltage (5.0V)||150 mA (typical)|
|Color||Nova White, Twilight Black|
|Supported Host Interfaces||USB Certified, RS232, TGCS (IBM) 46XX over RS485|
|Keyboard Support||Supports over 90 international keyboards|
|TAA Compliance||Trade Agreement Act Compliant|
|Electronic Article Surveillance||Compatible with Checkpoint EAS deactivation system|
|User Indicators||Direct Decode Indicator, Good Decode LEDs, rear view LEDs, beeper (adjustable tone and volume)|
|Light Source||Aiming Pattern: circular 617nm amber LED|
|Illumination||(2) 660nm red LEDs|
|Imager Field of View||36.1° H x 22.6° V nominal|
|Image Sensor||1280 x 800 pixels|
|Minimum Print Contrast||15% minimum reflective difference|
|Skew Tolerance||+/- 60°|
|Pitch Tolerance||+/- 60°|
|Roll Tolerance||0° - 360°|
|Graphics Format Support||Images can be exported as Bitmap, JPEG or TIFF|
|Image Quality||96PPI on an A4 document (DS4608-SR)|
|Operating Temperature||32.0° to 122.0° F / 0.0° to 50.0° C|
|Storage Temperature||-40.0° to 158.0° F / -40.0° to 70.0° C|
|Humidity||5% to 95% RH, non-condensing|
|Drop Specification||Designed to withstand multiple drops at 6.0 ft./1.8 m to concrete|
|Tumble Specification||Designed to withstand 2,000 tumbles in 1.5 ft./0.5 m tumbler|
|Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)||ESD per EN61000-4-2, +/-15 KV Air, +/-8 KV Direct, +/-8 KV Indirect|
|Ambient Light Immunity||0 to 10,000 foot candles/0 to 107,000 Lux|
|Environmental||2011/65/EU and EN 50581:2012 and EN IEC 63000:2018|
|Electrical Safety||UL 60950-1, second edition, CAN/CSA-C22.2
No. 60950-1-07. EN 60950-1:2006/A2:2013
IEC 62368-1 (ed.2); EN 62368-1:2014
|LED Safety||IEC 62471:2006 (Ed.1.0); EN 62471:2008|
|EMI/RFI||FCC: 47 CFR Part 15, Subpart B, Class B
ICES-003 Issue 6, Class B, EN 55032, Class B, EN 55024,
EN 55035, EN 60601-1-2:2015, IEC 60601-1-2:2014
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|1D||Code 39, Code 128, Code 93, Codabar/NW7, Code 11, MSI Plessey, UPC/EAN, I 2 of 5, Korean 3 of 5, GS1 DataBar, Base 32 (Italian Pharma)|
|2D||PDF417, Micro PDF417, Composite Codes, TLC-39, Aztec, DataMatrix, MaxiCode, QR Code, Micro QR, Han Xin, Postal Codes, SecurPharm, DotCode, Dotted DataMatrix|
|OCR||OCR-A, OCR-B, MICR, US Currency|
|Minimum Element Resolution||Code 39 - 3.0 mil (DS4608-SR)
DataMatrix - 5.0 mil (DS4608-SR)
Code 39 - 2.0 mil (DS4608-HD)
DataMatrix - 4.0 mil (DS4608-HD)
|Code 39: 3 mil||2.2 in./5.6 cm to 5.4 in./13.7 cm|
|Code 39: 5 mil||0.7 in./1.8 cm to 11.0 in./27.9 cm|
|Code 39: 20 mil||0 in./0 cm to 44.0 in./111.8 cm|
|Code 128: 5 mil||2.7 in./6.9 cm to 5.4 in./13.7 cm|
|PDF 417: 6.7 mil||1.3 in./3.3 cm to 10.0 in./25.4 cm|
|UPC: 13 mil (100%)||0 in./0 cm to 28.0 in./71.1 cm|
|DataMatrix: 10 mil||1.0 in./2.5 cm to 11.5 in./29.2 cm|
|QR: 20 mil||0 in./0 cm to 17.5 in./44.5 cm|
|Code 39: 3 mil||1.3 in./3.3 cm to 6.0 in./15.2 cm|
|Code 39: 5 mil||0 .1 in./0.3 cm to 11.5 in./29.2 cm|
|Code 39: 20 mil||0.6 in./1.5 cm to 29.0 in./73.7 cm|
|Code 128: 5 mil||1.7 in./4.3 cm to 5.0 in./12.7 cm|
|PDF 417: 6.7 mil||0.6 in./1.5 cm to 9.3 in./23.6 cm|
|UPC: 13 mil (100%)||0 in./0 cm to 18.0 in./45.7 cm|
|DataMatrix: 10 mil||0.2 in./0.5 cm to 9.5 in./24.1 cm|
|QR: 20 mil||0 in./0 cm to 13.5 in./34.3 cm|
|Subject to the terms of Zebra’s hardware warranty statement, the DS4608 is warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of Five Years from the date of shipment. For the complete Zebra hardware product warranty statement, please visit:
|Zebra OneCare Select; Zebra OneCare Essential|
|1. Printing resolution, contrast and ambient light dependent
2. Refer to Product Reference Guide for complete list of symbologies.
|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
Markets and Applications
- Checkout scanning
- Mobile scanning: eCouponing/loyalty
- DL parsing: age verification, loyalty and credit applications
- Cigarette and liquor tax verification
- Checkpoint EAS
- OCR/Passport reading
- Event/admission ticketing
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