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LI4278 Handheld Scanner Support

Zebra LI4278 imagers, shown in black and white

Here are support and repair resources for your Barcode Scanner. 

+ First Time Setup / Getting Started

The Setup guidelines below will take you to English documentation. You can access the localized User Guides in the MANUALS section.

 Confirm that you have the following equipment.

  • LI4278 scanner
  • CR0078-S (Standard) or CR0078-P (Presentation) communication/charging cradle.
  • Power Supply (* if using the CR0078-P Presentation cradle)
  • Zebra proprietary USB cable
  • (Other host interfaces setup are described in the LI4278 Handheld Scanner Product Reference Guide (for example,  Keyboard Wedge Interface)

First-Time Connection steps

1.    Connect the RJ41 end of the USB cable to the host port of the CR0078-S or CR0078-P cradle.

2.    Connect the USB end of the cable to your computer USB port.

3.    * If using the CR0078-P Presentation cradle, connect the power supply

4.    Confirm that a Green LED is present on the CR0078-S or CR0078-P cradle indicating power

5.    Pull the LI4278 trigger and confirm a scan beam is present.

Note: It is recommended to fully charge the LI4278 battery before first use

6.    Scan the Return To Factory Defaults  programming barcode from the LI4278 Quick Start Guide.

Note: When scanning a programming barcode from a screen/monitor, increase magnification to a minimum of 125%. This will ensure good barcode quality for a successful scan.

7.    To pair the digital scanner with the cradle, insert the digital scanner in the cradle or scan the pairing bar code. See Pairing Methods

* A high/low/high/low beep sequence indicates that the pairing bar code was decoded. When a connection between the cradle and digital scanner is established, a low/high beep sound.

8.    To test sending a barcode, open a text document in an application such as Microsoft Word or Notepad.

Ensure that you can type into the text document using your keyboard.

Scan a product barcode.

9.    The scanned barcode will be displayed in the text document.

Keyboard Language (Country Code) Information

If Windows is configured for a region’s local keyboard and does not use an English keyboard layout, transferred barcode data may appear inaccurate.

Identify the language Windows uses and scan a compatible keyboard language configuration barcode (country code) USB Country Keyboard Types (Country Codes)

Consult the LI4278 Product Reference Guide (or available language copy) for additional scanner setup information.

+ Drivers

  • USB CDC Driver Support

    The driver is used to emulate a virtual RS232 Communication port using a USB port on a Windows PC.

  • JPOS Driver

    (Java for Point of Sale) is a standard for interfacing POS software, written in Java, with Zebra hardware used to create a point-of-sale system.

  • OPOS Driver

    The driver enables bar code data communication between any scanner and an OPOS-compliant POS application.

  • Windows Management Instrumentation Driver

    The driver enables local and network remote management of a scanner.

+ Manuals

  • LI4278 Product Reference Guide (en)

    72E-151834-12 Rev. A

    Download 4 MB
  • LI4278 Quick Start Guide

    72-154896-07 Rev. A

    Download 3 MB
  • Advanced Data Formatting Programmer Guide

    Programing barcodes and instructions for customizing scanned data.

    Download 1 MB

+ Utilities

+ Developer Tools

  • Scanner SDK for Windows

    Scanner Software Developers Kit (SDK) for Windows includes Sample applications for C++ and C#, OPOS, JPOS, and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) drivers and test utilities.

+ Troubleshooting

Top 5 LI4278 Knowledge Articles

+ Firmware notifications and more

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