Innovation-driven performance

A PowerPrecision Plus smart battery powers the DS8178 for up to 24 hours of continuous scanning on a single charge. The unique programmable charge indicator on the scanner lets you see at a glance when the battery needs charging, so you can ensure that your workers always start their day with a scanner that has ample power for the busiest shift. And with our proprietary Wi-Fi Friendly Mode, only from Zebra, you can confidently implement Bluetooth cordless models without creating interference on your wireless LAN (WLAN).

Unprecedented performance

Only the DS8100 Series combines the power of an 800 MHz microprocessor, a high-resolution megapixel sensor and Zebra’s exclusive PRZM technology. With this unique combination of hardware and advanced algorithms, the DS8100 Series instantly captures the most problematic barcodes with lightning speed, including dense, poorly printed, crinkled, faded, distorted, dirty or damaged barcodes and electronic barcodes on smartphones — even when the screen is dimly lit.

Innovation beyond the barcode

A wide range of innovations allows workers to do much more than scan barcodes one at a time. Workers can simultaneously capture multiple barcodes and transmit only those required in the proper directly to your application. Only the DS8100 Series can capture the information on a full 8.5 x 11 or A4 page, process the desired information into the right format for electronic storage and transmit the data to your applications — all with one press of the trigger. And support for Digimarc*© barcodes provides future-proofing, ensuring that the DS8100 Series you deploy today can support the barcodes of tomorrow.

Unrivalled Manageability

Our complimentary tools deliver unrivalled manageability. With visionary visibility into scanning performance and battery metrics, you can spot and correct issues before they impact device uptime, worker productivity and the quality of your customer service. You can control many aspects of your scanners from any Android, iOS and Windows smartphone or tablet, as well as any iOS or Windows PC. You can create a single configuration barcode to customise settings. And you can stage, configure and update firmware on all your DS8100 devices in all of your locations — no user actions required.

Dimensions 6.6in H x 2.6in W x 4.2in D
Weight 5.4oz/154 g
Color Options Nova White
Twilight Black
Interface USB
Keyboard Wedge
TGCS (IBM) 46XX over RS485
Scan Method Imager
Scan Engine Standard Range
Drivers License Parsing (option)
Health Care (option)
Scan Range Near Touch to 24in
Decoding Capabilities 1D
Mobility/Range Cordless
Reading Angle Pitch: +/- 60°
Roll: +/- 60°
Yaw: +/- 360°
Print Contrast (Min.) 16%
Indicators LEDs
Auto Sense Mode Yes, In Stand
Operating Temperature 32° to 122°F
0° to 50°C
Storage Temperature -40° to 158°F
-40° to 70°C
Drop Specification 6.0 ft/1.8m to concrete
Environmental Sealing IP42
Ambient Light (Max) 0 to 9,000 Foot Candles
0 to 96,840 Lux
Stand Presentation Stand (Optional)
Warranty 3 Years


Zebra DS8178 Handheld Scanner

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