DS8100 Series Handheld Imagers
The ultimate in performance, innovation and manageability
The final step of a shopping journey is a retailer’s last chance to make a good impression. Whether customers are using curbside pickup or in-store checkout, they expect speed and convenience. With the DS8100 Series handheld imager, you can elevate the customer experience and deliver frictionless transactions at every touchpoint — from cashier manned and self-checkout lanes to curbside and in-store pickup. The DS8100 Series rises above conventional imagers, providing unprecedented scanning performance so cashiers and self-checkout customers can easily scan any barcode the first time, every time. You get a wide range of innovations, including interchangeable power sources — a PowerPrecision+ battery and PowerCapTM capacitor1. And every DS8100 Series imager is engineered with DataCapture DNA, Zebra’s exclusive software ecosystem that simplifies every stage of the scanning experience over the life of your device. Keep checkout lines moving with the DS8100 Series, the ultimate in handheld scanning performance and innovation.
Only the DS8100 Series combines the power of an 800 MHz microprocessor, the highest sensor resolution in its class and Zebra’s exclusive PRZM Intelligent Imaging technology. With this unique combination of hardware and advanced algorithms, the DS8100 Series instantly captures the most problematic barcodes — including dense, poorly printed, crinkled, faded, distorted, dirty or damaged, as well as electronic barcodes on dimly lit displays.
A scanning range up to 24 in./61 cm, a high resolution imaging sensor and a bright “aiming spot” improve checkout speed. Now, cashiers in busy checkout environments can easily scan items in a customer’s shopping cart — without leaving the cash-wrap.
Innovation beyond the barcode
Two interchangeable power options are available to power your devices: a PowerPrecision+ battery or a PowerCap capacitor. You can swap power options at any time on all models, right in your facility — no need to purchase separate battery-free and battery powered devices. And managing your power sources is easy. Since the PowerPrecision+ battery and PowerCap capacitor can report their model and serial numbers, you’ll always know which power source is in each scanner.
On a single charge, the advanced PowerPrecision+ battery provides over three around-the-clock days of continuous scanning, plus a wealth of metrics for better battery management.
The PowerCap capacitor is ideal when the scanner can always be inserted into a charging cradle when not in use. The largest capacitor in its category, the superior PowerCap offers 2,000 scans on a full charge and 100 scans after as little as 35 seconds in the cradle — both metrics are four times the competition.
The DS8100 Series — when your business demands the ultimate in performance, workforce productivity and customer service.
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See at-a-glance if the PowerPrecision+ battery or the PowerCap capacitor are sufficiently charged at the start of a shift.
With Zebra’s Virtual Tether, both the cradle and scanner will alert users when a device is taken out of range or left out of the cradle for an extended period of time. As a result, you won’t have to worry about a customer accidentally leaving self-checkout with a cordless scanner in their cart or an associate misplacing a scanner in the backroom. And if a DS8178 is lost, simply press the cradle’s paging button to locate it.
The position of the charging contacts in the DS8100 Series charging cradles combined with Zebra’s exclusive Connect+ Contact Technology assures reliable, corrosion-free charging over the life of the scanner.
Only operate on channels that are not shared with your wireless LAN (WLAN), protecting service levels for workers and customers.
With Label Parse+, the DS8100 Series can instantly capture and parse GS1 label barcode data on items, enabling associates to easily capture a wealth of data, including expiration dates and lot number/ manufacturing location.
With Multi-Code Data Formatting (MDF), the DS8100 Series can capture multiple barcodes with a single scan and transmit only the barcodes you need, in the order your application expects.
With one press of the scan trigger, cashiers can capture and parse data on drivers licenses to automatically populate a loyalty or credit card application, verify age for age-restricted purchases and more.
The DS8100 Series supports Digimarc digital watermark technology, enabling faster checkouts and easier self-checkout.
Since the illumination on the barcode flashes to indicate a good decode, associates never need to pause to make sure a barcode was captured correctly.
Zebra’s AutoConfig cradle automatically configures the DS8178 for your workflow. For example, you can take a DS8178 from self-checkout and use it for a manned lane, customer service, inventory or receiving without having to change settings. Since scanner settings are stored in the cradle base, simply pair the scanner to a different base to automatically configure it for a new host application and use case.
Only from Zebra, ScanSpeed Analytics provides detailed performance metrics on every barcode captured — enabling you to identify and eliminate poor performing barcodes that slow down your operations.
With 123Scan, you can easily create configuration barcodes to program scanners. If your imagers are in multiple locations across the country or around the world, with Scanner Management Service (SMS), you can configure and update the firmware for any DS8100 Series device that is plugged into the host — no depot staging or user action is required.
The logging agent’s Remote Diagnostics capabilities automate the recording of scanner asset information, health and statistics, configuration settings and barcode data — giving you the information needed for event verification, blockchain traceability, pilot site ROI generation, troubleshooting and predictive fleet-wide trend analysis.
The PowerPrecision+ battery provides a wealth of health information, so you can easily spot and replace aging batteries before battery failures cause checkout delays.
Get everything you need to easily integrate scanning into your business applications with our Scanner Software Development Kits (SDKs) for Windows, Android, iOS and Linux.
|Dimensions||Corded DS8108 and Cordless DS8178:
6.6 in. H x 2.6 in. W x 4.2 in. D
16.8 cm. H x 6.6 cm. W x 10.7 cm. D
2.8 in. H x 3.3 in. W x 8.3 in. D
7.1 cm. H x 8.4 cm. W x 21.1 cm. D
2.9 in. H x 3.7 in. W x 4.8 in. D
7.4 cm. H x 9.4 cm. W x 12.2 cm. D
|Weight||Corded DS8108: 5.4 oz./154 g
Cordless DS8178: 8.3 oz./235.3 g
Desk/Wall Cradle: 7.1 oz./202 g
Presentation Cradle: 6.5 oz./182 g
|Input Voltage Range||DS8108: 4.5 to 5.5VDC
DS8178 Cradles: 5V: 4.7 to 5.5VDC; 12V: 10.8 to 13.2VDC
|Current2||Corded DS8108 Operating Current at Nominal Voltage (5.0V): 450 mA
Cradle: 470 mA (typical) Standard USB; 743mA (typical) 12V
|Color||Nova White, Twilight Black|
|Supported Host Interfaces||USB Certified, RS232, Keyboard Wedge, TGCS (IBM) 46XX over RS485|
|Keyboard Support||Supports over 90 international keyboards|
|FIPS Security Certification||Certified Compliant with FIPS 140-2|
|User Indicators||Direct decode indicator, good decode LEDs, rear view LEDs, beeper (adjustable tone and volume), dedicated Power Charge Gauge|
|Light Source||Aiming Pattern; circular 617nm amber LED|
|Illumination||(2) 645nm red LEDs|
|Imager Field of View||48° H x 37° V nominal|
|Image Sensor||1,280 x 960 pixels|
|Minimum Print Contrast||16% minimum reflective difference|
|Skew/Pitch Roll Tolerance||+/- 60°; +/- 60°; 0-360°|
|Graphics Format||Images can be exported as Bitmap, JPEG or TIFF|
|Image Quality||109 PPI on an A4 document|
|Minimum Element Resolution||Code 39 - 3.0 mil; Code 128 - 3.0 mil; Data Matrix - 6.0 mil; QR Code - 6.0 mil; PDF - 5.0 mil|
|Operating Temperature||32° to 122° F/0° to 50° C|
|Charging Temperature||32° to 104° F/0° to 40° C
|Storage Temperature||-40° to 158° F/-40° to 70° 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 1.5 ft./0.5 m tumbles3|
|Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)||DS8108/DS8178 and Cradles: ESD per EN61000-4-2, +/-15 KV Air, +/-8 KV Direct, +/-8 KV Indirect|
|Ambient Light Immunity||0 to 9,000 Foot Candles/0 to 96,840 Lux|
|Bluetooth Radio||Standard Bluetooth Version 4.0 with BLE: Class 1 330 ft./100m and Class 2 33 ft./10m, Serial Port and HID Profiles|
|Adjustable Bluetooth Power||Class 1: Output power adjustable down from 4 dBm in 8 Steps
Class 2: Output power adjustable down from 2 dBm in 8 Steps
|PowerPrecision+ Li-Ion Battery||Capacity: 2500 mAh
Number of scans from full charge: 65,0004
Charge time from empty to full: 9 hours over USB
Charge time from audible low charge warning to Ready-to-Scan at 20% of full charge (default): 3 hours over USB
|PowerCap Capacitor||Capacity: 440 F
Number of scans from full charge: 2,0004
Number of scans from Ready-To-Scan at 20% of full charge (default): 2004
Number of scans from Ready-To-Scan at 15% of full charge: 1004
Charge time from empty to full: 30 min over USB
Charge time from audible low charge warning to Ready-to-Scan at 20% of full charge (default): 90 sec over USB
Charge time from audible low charge warning to Ready-to-Scan at 15% of full charge: 35 sec over USB
|Electrical Safety||EN 60950-1 2ed + A11 + A1 + A12 + A2:2013, IEC 60950-1 2ed + A1 + A2, UL 60950-1, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1-07
RoHS EN 50581
|LED Safety||IEC 62471|
|IT Emissions||EN 55022 (Class B); EN 55032 (Class B)|
|IT Immunity||EN 55024|
|Harmonic Current Emissions||EN 61000-3-2|
|Voltage Fluctuation and Flicker||EN 61000-3-3|
|Radio Frequency Devices||47 CFR Part 15, Subpart B, Class B|
|Digital Apparatus||ICES-003 Issue 6, Class B|
|Standard cradle, presentation cradle, wall mount bracket, spare battery, spare PowerCap; document capture stands
|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, Chinese Sensible (Han Xin), Postal Codes, SecurPharm, DotCode, Dotted DataMatrix|
|Digimarc||Digital watermark technology|
|Code 39: 3 mil||2.2 in./5.6 cm to 5.0 in./12.7 cm|
|Code 39: 20 mil||0 in./0 cm to 36.8 in./93.5 cm|
|Code 128: 3 mil||2.6 in./6.6 cm to 4.5 in./11.4 cm|
|Code 128: 5 mil||1.6 in./4.1 cm to 8.4 in./21.3 cm|
|Code 128: 15 mil||0 in./0 cm to 27.1 in./68.8 cm|
|PDF 417: 5 mil||2.3 in./5.8 cm to 6.4 in./16.3 cm|
|PDF 417: 6.7 mil||1.8 in./4.6 cm to 8.5 in./21.6 cm|
|UPC: 13 mil (100%)||0 in./0 cm to 24.0 in./61.0 cm|
|Data Matrix: 7.5 mil||2.1 in./5.3 cm to 6.9 in./17.5 cm|
|Data Matrix: 10 mil||1.1 in./2.8 cm to 9.9 in./25.1 cm|
|QR: 20 mil||.1 in./.3 cm to 17.6 in./44.7 cm|
|Subject to the terms of Zebra’s hardware warranty statement, the DS8178 and the CR8178 are warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of three years from the date of shipment. The DS8108 is warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of five years from the date of shipment. Complete Zebra hardware product warranty statement:
|Zebra OneCare Select; Zebra OneCare Essential|
|123Scan||Programs scanner parameters, upgrades firmware, displays scanned barcode data, scanning statistics, battery health, asset data and prints reports.
|Symbol Scanner SDK||Generates a fully-featured scanner application, including documentation, drivers, test utilities and sample source code.
|Scanner Management Service (SMS)||Remotely manages your Zebra scanner and queries its asset information.
|1 Requires firmware version CAACXS00-004-R00 or later.
2 Refer to Product Reference Guide for currents when other power sources are used.
3 1 tumble = 0.5 cycle.
4 At one scan per second.
5 Refer to Product Reference Guide for complete list of symbologies.
6 Printing resolution, contrast, and ambient light dependent.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
|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
- Point-of-Sale (POS)
- Buy Online Pickup In Store (BOPIS)
- Buy Online Pickup At Curb (BOPAC)
- Loyalty applications
- Electronic coupon redemption
- Backroom receiving
- Inventory management
- Ticketing (concerts, sporting events and more)
- Loyalty cards
Transportation and Logistics
- Shipping and receiving
- Product tracking
- Ticketing (airports, train and bus terminals)
- Product and component tracking
- Work-in-process (WIP)
- Lottery and gaming
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Part number: SS-DS8100 02/12/2021 HTML