Symbol DS3578

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DS3578 Features
2D / QR
Color Options

Twilight Black/Yellow

DS3578 Industrial Barcode Scanner

The Symbol DS3578 has reached end of life. It has been replaced by the Zebra DS3678.

The Symbol DS3578 barcode scanner frees you to scan products wherever they are, fantastic for shipping/receiving or industrial inventory management. Available as a standard range or high density scanner, the DS3578 reads 1D and 2D barcodes incredibly quickly. A 624 MHz processor and fast sensor provides superior scanning performance, keeping up with fast-paced scanning environments.

Symbol's Bluetooth II v1.2 radio gives you up to 300 feet of line-of-sight wireless range to the communications cradle or bluetooth-equipped mobile device, eliminating the hassle of hauling inventory to a scanning station. Eliminating the cabling also reduces downtime from cable failures, a major concern in industrial locations.

Built to handle rough and extreme environments, the DS3578 is the ideal choice to maximize uptime at your business. The ruggedized design protects the barcode scanner from 6.5 foot drops to concrete, and the scratch-resistant exit window is recessed to prevent damage that could obscure scanned barcodes. To protect the internal components, Symbol sealed the DS3578 to IP65 standards, so no dust nor low pressure water jets can harm it. An operating temperature range from -4° to 120° F makes the Symbol DS3578 barcode scanner a smart solution for cold storage or outdoor inventory management alike.

• Fully charges in 3 hours
• 300-foot line of sight radio range
• Operates in temperatures as cold as -4° F
• LED, Buzzer, and Pager Vibrator provide good scan feedback

Product Breakdown
DS3578-SR: Standard Range Imager, 4 mil max resolution, 15" scan range for 13 mil UPC
DS3578-HD: High Density Imager, 3 mil max resolution, 6" scan range for 13 mil UPC
DS3578-ER: Extended Range, 8" min 42" max scan range for 10 mil UPC

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Product Specifications
Dimensions 7.34 x 4.82 x 2.93 in
Weight 13.79 oz. (391 gm)
Color Options Twilight Black/Yellow
Interfaces Available USB
RS-485 (IBM 46xx Protocols)
Keyboard Wedge)
Scan Method 2D Area Imager
Decoding Capabilities Standard 1D and 2D Barcodes
Mobility/Range Bluetooth, Class 2, Version 1.2 (2.402 to 2.480 GHz)
Outdoor Range: Up to 300 ft. (100m) direct line of sight
Indoor Range: 100 ft (33m)
Battery 2200 mAh Lithium Ion Battery
Operating Time
Recharge Time Fully charged (100%) in 3 hours
Motion Tolerance Up to 60 in./sec. (1.52m/sec.) for 100% 13 mil UPC
Reading Angle Roll: ±360°
Pitch: ±60°
Skew: ±60°
Print Contrast (Min.)
Typical Depth of Field DS3578-SR
Code 39 - 4 mil: 2.60” - 4.50” 6.60 - 11.43 cm
Code 39 - 20 mil: 1.00” - 20.90” 2.54 - 53.09 cm
100% UPC - 13 mil: 0.90” - 15.10” 2.29 - 38.35
PDF417 - 10 mil: 0.40” - 9.30” 1.02 - 23.62 cm
Indicators LED
Pager Vibrator
Drivers License Data Parsing No
Image Capture No
Mobile Phone Scanning Capabilites No
Operating Temperature -4° F to 122° F/--20° C to 50° C
Storage Temperature -40° F to 140° F/-40° C to 60° C
Drop Specification Unit functions normally after repeated 6.5 ft. (2 m) drops to concrete
Environmental Sealing IP65
Stand No
Warranty 3 Year Warranty

Symbol DS3578 Reviews

POSGuys Rating:

Feb 2017 - This is the previous generation of warehouse scanners by Zebra (formerly Motorola). It is a very industrial scanner with good scan engine and good ergonomics. It has been replaced by the DS3678 which scans better, scans from further away, is more durable, and has a better battery. The older DS3578 still performs well but it is recommended that you go with the DS3608-SR if you want the most up to date technology.

Previous Review: 4/5 stars

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Frequestly Asked Questions


Universal Power Supply
DS3578 Charging & Communication Cradle
Replacement Battery Pack (Batteries must be shipped via ground shipping)
AC Line Cord or Zebra Power Supplies
Zebra OneCare for DS3578, Essential Comprehensive Coverage, 3 Year, Must be Purchased Within 30 Days

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