FAQ# 1103: What is the difference between the LS2208 and LI2208 barcode scanners?
What is the difference between the LS2208 and LI2208 barcode scanners?
The LI2208 is the newer version of the LS2208 with the main difference being their scan engine. The LI version is a linear imager where the LS is a laser scanner. What does that mean in terms of everyday use of the scanners? The LI2208, as a linear imager, is capable of reading damaged and faded barcodes, and under direct bright light. It also can scan off of cell phone screens and is a little more durable. The LS2208 has a tighter and more precise beam, so it is better at picking out a single barcode among tightly populated fields of barcodes. However, it can't scan as well in bright light, or read faded barcodes.