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Zebra DS2208 1D / 2D Handheld Scanner (USB)

Web ID: 29221

Your 1D scanner can't capture the new 2D codes, leading to exceptions that slow down the check-out process and frustrate customers at that key last personal touch point in your store. But with the DS2200 Series, you can scan it all. You get an affordable 1D/2D imager that doesn't compromise performance or features for price. And you can choose the model that best fits your POS needs the corded DS2208 or the cordless DS2278. The DS2200 Series the affordability your budget demands, with the deployment, ease of use and management simplicity your business requires. ONLY WHILE STOCKS LAST!
Manufacturer Warranty: 1 Year
Manufacturer PN: DS2208-SR7U2100SGW
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Instant decoding with PRZM intelligent imaging

Only from Zebra, PRZM’s software decode algorithms for the DS2200 Series deliver superior performance on poor quality barcodes. The result is first-time, every-time scanning to help your workers improve productivity at the checkout counter.

Unsurpassed scanning range

Workers can scan barcodes across a wide range (0.5 in./1.23 cm to 14.5 in./36.8 cm), improving checkout speed and reducing training time.

Point-and-shoot scanning simplicity

With omni-directional scanning, users never need to line up the imager and the barcode — unlike 1D scanners.

Patent pending technology for the most intuitive aiming

The aim line is similar to the 1D scanners you have today, providing your associates with a familiar experience. Additionally, the aim line guides users to scan at the ideal distance from the barcode — especially helpful when capturing wide barcodes.

Easiest pairing on the planet

With our industry-first Scan-to-Connect technology, your workers can pair the cordless DS2278 with any Bluetooth®-enabled PC, tablet or smartphone in a single step.

Fast, easy and flexible charging

Plug the imager directly into the host or any standard wall socket via the Micro USB cable to charge the DS2278 in just an hour without the cradle. The Presentation Cradle, which provides hands-free scanning, charges the DS2278 in just four hours. The Presentation Cradle charges the battery during use, so you can keep the scanner in service during charging. And since the Presentation Cradle doesn’t require a separate power supply, there are fewer accessories to purchase and manage.

Unique direct decode indicator improves productivity

The illumination on the barcode flashes to indicate a good decode, so workers know instantly if the barcode was captured correctly — regardless of how noisy the environment might be.

On-the-fly switching between handheld and hands-free scanning

Regardless of whether your workers are using the corded DS2208 or the cordless DS2278, workers can simply place the imager in its presentation stand to automatically switch to hands-free mode – no change of settings is required.

Guaranteed full shift battery power

With 14 hours of power, your cordless DS2278 imagers are always available for use — no need to waste time recharging during the business day.


Control your scanners from a smartphone, tablet or PC

You can easily control the beeper, LED and Symbology settings; display scanned barcode data; access model and serial number information and more from Windows, Android and iOS hosts.

Eliminate Bluetooth interference with Zebra’s proprietary Wi-Fi friendly mode

Ensure that your cordless DS2278 Bluetooth imagers only operate on channels that are not shared with your WLAN, protecting WLAN service levels for your workers and your customers.

A battery designed to last

The long-lasting 2400 mAh Lithium Ion battery in the cordless DS2278 will likely never need to be replaced, reducing total cost of ownership and simplifying everyday management by eliminating the need to purchase and manage a battery pool.

No-cost tools to meet advanced management and application development needs

If you have Imagers in different locations, you can remotely manage them all with our Scanner Management Service (SMS) application. Need a custom scanning application? Our Scanner Software Development Kits (SDKs) provide everything you need, including documentation, drivers, test utilities and sample source code for Windows, Android, iOS and Linux.

Physical Characteristics

Dimensions: 16.5 cm H x 6.6 cm W x 9.9 cm D

Weight: 161.6 g

Input Voltage Range: 4.5 to 5.5 VDC Host Powered

Current: DS2208 Operating Current at Nominal Voltage (5.0V): 250 mA (typical). (Note: Auto-Aim and Illumination on Acquiring Image)
DS2208 Standby Current (idle) at Nominal Voltage (5.0V): 150 mA (typical). (Note: Auto-Aim On)

Color: Twilight Black

Supported Host Interfaces: USB, RS232, Keyboard Wedge, TGCS (IBM) 46XX over RS485

Keyboard Support: Supports more than 90 international keyboards

User Indicators: Direct Decode Indicator; good decode LEDs; Rear view LEDs; beeper (adjustable tone and volume)


Performance Characteristics

Motion Tolerance (Handheld): Up to 5 in. / 13 cm. per second for 13 mil UPC

Swipe Speed (Hands-Free): Up to 30.0 in. / 76.2 cm. per second for 13 mil UPC

Light Source: Aiming Pattern: Linear 624nm Amber LED

Illumination: (2) 645nm Super-Red LEDs

Imager Field of View: 32.8° H x 24.8° V Nominal

Image Sensor: 640 x 480 pixels

Minimum Print Contrast: 25% minimum reflective difference

Skew/Pitch/Roll Tolerance: +/- 65°; +/- 65°; 0-360°

Minimum Element Resolution: Code 39 - 4.0 mil; Code 128 - 4.0 mil; Data Matrix - 6.0 mil; QR Code - 6.7 mil


User Environment

Operating Temperature: DS2208: 32.0° to 122.0° F/0.0° to 50.0° C; Presentation Cradle: 32.0° to 104.0° F/0.0° to 40.0° 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 5.0 ft./1.5 m to concrete

Tumble Specification: Designed to withstand 250 tumbles in 1.5 ft./.5 m tumbler¹

Environmental Sealing: IP52

Electrostatic Discharge (ESD): DS2208 and CR2278 Cradle: 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 107,600 Lux


Radio Specifications

Bluetooth Radio: Standard Bluetooth Version 4.0 with BLE: Direct line of sight in open air: Class 2: Minimum 30 ft. (10.0 m) and up to 300 ft. (100.0 m) when paired with CR2278 cradle. Environmental factors may impact results. Serial Port and HID Profiles; output power adjustable down from 2.0 dBm in 8 Steps



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

Environmental: RoHS EN 50581

LED Safety: IEC 62471

IT Emissions: 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 Appartus: ICES-003 Issue 6, Class B


Decode Capabilities²

Input Voltage Range: DS2208: 4.5 to 5.5 VDC Host Powered

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, Composite Codes, TLC-39, Aztec, DataMatrix, MaxiCode, QR Code, Micro QR, Han Xin, Postal Codes



Subject to the terms of Zebra’s hardware warranty statement, the DS2200 Series is warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for the following period from the date of shipment: DS2208 Corded Scanner: Sixty (60) months; DS2278 Cordless Scanner: Thirty-six (36) months; CR2278 Presentation Cradle: Thirty-six (36) months; Battery: Twelve (12) months. For the complete Zebra hardware product warranty statement, go to: http://www.zebra.com/warranty.


Recommended Services

Zebra OneCare Select; Zebra OneCare Essential


Utilities and Management

123Scan: Programs scanner parameters, upgrades firmware, provides scanned barcode data and prints reports. www.zebra.com/123Scan

Symbol Scanner SDK: Generates a fully-featured scanner application, including documentation, drivers, test utilities and sample source code. www.zebra.com/scannersdkforwindows

Scanner Management Service (SMS): Remotely manages your Zebra scanner and queries its asset information. www.zebra.com/sms


Decode Ranges (Typical)³

Code 39: Resolution: 5 mil; Near: 0.2 in. / 0.5cm; Far: 6.0 in. / 15.2cm.

Code 128: Resolution: 5 mil; Near: 0.6 in. / 1.5cm; Far: 4.0 in. / 10.1cm.

PDF417: Resolution: 6.7 mil; Near: 0.8 in. / 2.0cm; Far: 5.7 in. / 14.5cm.

UPC: Resolution: 13 mil (100%); Near: 0.5 in. / 1.3cm; Far: 14.5 in. / 36.8cm.

Data Matrix: Resolution: 10 mil; Near: 0.3 in. / 0.8cm; Far: 6.2 in. / 15.7cm.

QR: Resolution: 20 mil; Near: 0 in. / 0cm; Far: 11 in. / 27.9cm.



1. Note: 1 tumble = 0.5 cycle.
2. Refer to Product Reference Guide for complete list of symbologies.
3. Printing resolution, contrast, and ambient light dependent.