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Zebra DS3608

DS3608 Industrial Barcode Scanner

The new Zebra DS3608 Ultra Rugged 2D imager enables data collection to take place in some of the most unforgiving environments.

With the ability to withstand temperatures as cold as -22° F, drops from 8' to concrete and full submersion up to 30 minutes, the Ultra Rugged DS3608 2D imager is in a class of it's own. Ideal for warehouse and manufacturing floors, the housing of the DS3608 was built tough to limit down time of the powerful 2D scan engines that can easily read barcodes from near contact to over 5' away on the Standard Range model. Understanding that every work place is different, Zebra is offering multiple scan engine options to ensure the optimal use and highest value for a rugged 2D imager on the market today.

Zebra offers device management with 123Scan. 123Scan allow you to remotely upgrade your firmware, format data and monitor PowerPrecision+ battery health and stats. This is a free service offered by Zebra.

    Scan Engine Options
  • SR - Standard Range - Near Contact to 1.5m (5ft)
  • HP - High Performance - OCR and Near Contact to 2.1m (7ft)
  • HD - High Density - 3mil Codes
  • DP - Direct Parts
  • ER - Extended Range - Near Contact to 21.4m (70ft)**
    Rugged Features
  • Operating Temp from -22° F to 122° F
  • Multiple 8' drops to concrete
  • Up to 5,000 3.3ft tumbles
  • IP65 (IP67 on some options)
  • Full Submersion up to 30min
** The Extended Range and DP scan engines will not be available until late in 2016.
Product Specifications
Dimensions 7.3 in. H x 3.0 in. W x 5.2 in. D
18.5 cm H x 7.6 cm W x 13.2 cm D
Weight 10.8 oz.
305 g
Color Industrial Green
Scan Method 2D Area Imager
Decoding Capabilities All: 1D and 2D Barcodes
HP: OCR Fonts
Indicators Direct decode indicator
Operating Temperature -22° F to 122° F
-30° C to 50° C
Storage Temperature -40° F to 158° F
-40° C to 70° C
Drop Specification Withstands multiple 8.0 ft. / 2.4 m drops to concrete
Environmental Sealing IP65/IP67
Humidity 5% to 95% condensing
Tumble Specification 5,000 tumbles @ 3.3 ft. (1 m)
Print Contrast (Min) 15% minimum reflective difference
Warranty 3 Years

Zebra DS3608 Reviews

POSGuys Rating:

Feb 2017: Manufacturing and warehousing operations should really take notice of this ultra rugged barcode scanner, it truly is tough. Our internal testing ran it over with a car, smashed it on concrete, lit it on fire, froze it, soaked it in a bucket and this scanner just kept on scanning. The lower cost SR version was our favorite, in most setups it did everything we asked it to do. The HP version is nice, but the higher cost isn't worth it unless you need a very bright reticle system.

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