Scanner SDK for Windows

The Zebra Scanner Software Developer Kit (SDK) for Windows defines an architectural framework providing a single programming interface across multiple programming languages (such as MS .NET, C++, Java) for all scanners communication variants (such as IBMHID, SNAPI, HIDKB, Nixdorf Mode B, etc.).
The Zebra Scanner SDK includes a suite of components that provides a unified software development framework with a wide range of functions for interfacing Zebra Scanners to user applications and solutions.

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Scanner SDK for Windows 10 (32/64 bit), 8.1 (32/64 bit), 8.0 (32/64 bit), 7.0 (32/64 bit) and XP (32 bit)

Installation Requirements

External Dependencies:

  • C# .Net Sample Applications require .NET framework be available on the target computer.
  • JPOS requires JRE/JDK 1.6 or above to be available on the target computer.

Installation of a new release replaces previous versions of Zebra Scanner SDK and common components.

Microsoft .Net framework and/or Java JDK/JRE, will not be installed with this installation package. Users are advised to install both the components independently.





Release Date: 

September 2018

Device Compatibility

This software has been approved for use with the following devices:
  • - DS3408 Handheld Scanner
  • - DS3608-DP DS3678-DP Ultra Rugged Scanners
  • - DS3608-ER DS3678-ER Ultra Rugged Scanners
  • - DS3608-HD DS3678-HD Ultra Rugged Scanners
  • - DS3608-HP DS3678-HP Ultra Rugged Scanners
  • - DS3608-SR DS3678-SR Ultra Rugged Scanners
  • - DS457 Series
  • - DS4800 Series
  • - DS6707-DP Handheld DPM Digital Imager Scanner
  • - DS6707-HD Handheld Digital Imager Scanner
  • - DS6708
  • - DS6878-DL
  • - DS6878-HC
  • - DS6878-SR Cordless Bluetooth 2D Imager
  • - DS9208 Omnidirectional Hands-Free Presentation Imager
  • - LI2208
  • - LI3608-ER
  • - LI3608-SR
  • - LI4278
  • - LS3408 Handheld Scanner
  • - LS3408-ER Rugged Bar Code Scanner
  • - LS3408-FZ Rugged Bar Code Scanner
  • - LS3578-ER Rugged Bar Code Scanner
  • - LS9203i General Purpose Bar Code Scanner
  • - LS9208i General Purpose Bar Code Scanner
  • - MP6000 Scanner Scale
  • - Symbol DS4308
  • - Symbol DS4308-HC
  • - Symbol DS4308P
  • - Symbol DS7708
  • - Symbol DS9808 Hybrid Presentation Imager
  • - Symbol LS2208 General Purpose Bar Code Scanner
  • - Symbol LS3008 Rugged Bar Code Scanner
  • - Symbol LS4208 General Purpose Bar Code Scanner
  • - Symbol LS4278 Cordless General Purpose Bar Code Scanner
  • - Symbol LS7708 General Purpose Presentation Scanner


Scanner SDK v3.03.0011 for Windows Release Notes Download 133 KB



CoreScanner Driver for Windows 32bit

 Download 11 MB

CoreScanner Driver for Windows 64bit

 Download 16 MB

Scanner SDK for Windows 32bit

 Download 32 MB

Scanner SDK for Windows 64bit

 Download 38 MB


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  • Zebra Scanner SDK for Windows Developer’s Guide

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