Symbol DS6878

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DS6878 Features
2D / QR
Color Options

Twilight Black, Healthcare White, Cash Register White

DS6878 Barcode Scanner

The Symbol DS6878 has reached end of life. It has been replaced by the Zebra DS8178.

The Symbol DS6878 barcode scanner combines their blockbuster 2D scan engine with Motorola's bluetooth cordless technology, fantastic for businesses needing mobile retail barcode scanning. Motorola's SE4500 scan engine powers the DS6878, giving you the power of 2D scanning with the speed of laser scanning and ensuring that no barcode will get past it. A 100" per second motion tolerance holds up to high volume retail or even manufacturing operations.

For identity verification, customer loyalty data entry, or even credit card applications, the DS6878 is a great choice. The DS6878 has an optional drivers license parsing model (DS6878-DL), which can be formatted to scan barcodes on state ID cards, sending only the data you need in the order you require. With one scanner, you can turn 10 minutes of error-prone data entry into a single barcode scan.

The bluetooth radio in the DS6878 gives you 300 feet of maximum range, the longest of any scanner in its class. You also get a scanner that integrates seamlessly with any Motorola mobile computer or other bluetooth-enabled device, extending the range of your workforce tremendously. Combine the DS6878-DL with a laptop or mobile computer, and you now have a mobile credit card application platform at your fingertips.

Symbol designed the DS6878 to survive even rough retail environments, making it a great lower-cost alternative to heavy industrial barcode scanners. The DS6878 withstands drops of 6 feet to concrete, extending the lifespan dramatically over other cordless imagers. And with an IP43 seal to keep out dirt and water, this scanner is a great fit for garden centers or warehouse wholesalers. When you add in a 3-year warranty and optional extended coverage, the Symbol DS6878 is a fantastic investment.

• Available with healthcare-approved antimicrobial housing
• 300' radio range
• Can Charge over USB to cradle, no need for secondary power cables
• 0.7" to 11" scan range for UPC barcodes
• Can scan in direct sunlight
Product Specifications
Dimensions Scanner: 7.3 in. H x 3.85 in. L x 2.7 in. W
Base: 8.35 in. H x 3.4 in. W x 2 in. D
Weight Scanner: 8.4 oz (238 g) Typical
CR0078-S Base: 6.4 oz. (183 g) Typical
Color Options Twilight Black
Healthcare White
Cash Register White
Interfaces Available USB
Keyboard Wedge
Scan Method Area Imager
Decoding Capabilities Standard 1D, 2D, PDF, and Postal Codes
Mobility/Range Bluetooth Class 1 (data rate — up to 3 Megabits/sec); Up to 300 ft/ 100m
Battery n/a
Recharge Time Can Charge over USB to cradle, no need for secondary power cables
Motion Tolerance 100 in/second
Reading Angle Pitch: ±60°
Tilt: 360°
Skew: ±60°
Print Contrast (Min.) 25% minimum reflectance
Typical Depth of Field Code 39 5 mil 0.5 - 6.3 in.
Code 128 6 mil 1.3 - 5.4 in
Code 128 10 mil - 8.0 in.
100% UPC 13 mil 0.7 - 11 in.
PDF 5 mil 1.9 - 3.5 in.
Indicators Visible Light
Auto Sense Mode Yes, In Hands-Free Presentation Cradle
Drivers License Data Parsing Yes, As DS6878-DL Model
Image Capture Yes, Images can be exported as Bitmap, JPEG, and TIFF
120 DPI on a 4 in. x 6 in. (10.2 x 15.2 cm)
Mobile Phone Scanning Capabilites n/a
Operating Temperature 32° F to 122° F/0° C to 50° C
Drop Specification Withstands multiple 6 ft./1.8 m drops to
Environmental Sealing IP43 (water and dust resistant)
Healthcare Specific Model DS6878-TCBU0100ZWR Yes, with Antimicrobial Housing
Ambient Light (Max) Immune to normal artificial indoor and natural outdoor (direct sunlight) lighting
Stand Yes, Standard Charging Cradle or Hands Free Charging Base
Warranty 3 Year Manufacturer Warranty

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7-Foot PS/2 Keyboard Wedge Cable (Compatible with the LS3008, LS3578, MT2000, DS6878, and DS4208 barcode scanners.)
USB Interface Cable (Original Part)
Replacement Battery for LI4278, LS4278, and DS6878 Barcode Scanners (Batteries must be shipped via ground shipping)
Zebra OneCare for DS6878, Essential Comprehensive Coverage, 3 Year, Must be Purchased Within 30 Days
Standard Cradle Power Supply, Level VI AC/DC Power Supply Wall Adapter, w/Captive DC cable and US Adapter Clip AC Input: 100-240V, 0.2A DC Output: 5.2V, 1.1A, 5.7W (Standard Cradle Only)
Presentation Cradle, charge and communications, Bluetooth/FIPS; HC WHITE
Presentation Cradle, charge and communications, Bluetooth/FIPS; HC WHITE/BLUE- Refurbished - (Requires PWR-BGA12V50W0WW, CBL-DC375A1-01, 23844-00-00R and Communication Cable)

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