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DS9208 Features
2D / QR
Color Options

Midnight Black

DS9208 Presentation Barcode Scanners

The Symbol DS9208 has reached end of life. It has been replaced by the Zebra DS9308 Hands-Free Scanner.

This product replaces the older Symbol LS9208i.

The Symbol DS9208 barcode scanner futureproofs your business, using advanced optics to scan any barcode you throw at it. Mobile couponing, phone-based ticketing, and other methods to digitally store and transmit barcodes are continually gaining popularity, and the DS9208 can read those barcodes with ease. The spherical viewing lens on the barcode scanner eliminates glare and reflections that can appear on screens, making scanning a snap.

If you want to save space or avoid a bulky eyesore at your checkstand, the DS9208 is the barcode scanner for you. The small profile design is a mere three by five and a half inches, about the same footprint as an index card. It also sports a sleek contemporary design that won't draw attention from your business's aesthetic. Optional models have Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) functionality built in, eliminating the need to manage a standalone system and minimizing clutter at your checkstand.

The DS9208 has the tools to keep any checkstand running smoothly. The 2D imager reads standard 1D and 2D barcodes from up to 10 inches away, and with a motion tolerance ideal for even high volume retail. An optional drivers license parsing model gives your employees the ability to format and transmit data from drivers licenses, speeding up and eliminating errors on credit or customer loyalty applications.

Though designed for relatively safe retail environments, the DS9208 is built to survive the odd accident. The barcode scanner is built to withstand drops of five feet to concrete, and the IP50 seal keeps dust from causing malfunctions. You also get a three year warranty standard, with optional Service from the Start warranty coverage to give you better peace of mind with your investment.

  • Optional Drivers License parsing model available
  • Spherical lens eliminates glare and reflections
  • 90 in/sec motion tolerance
  • Contact to 10.5" scan range for 100% UPC barcodes

También puede ver esta lista en Español. Visite para comprar el Zebra DS9208 lector de códigos de barras de presentación.

Previously known as the Motorola DS9208
Product Specifications
Dimensions 5.512 x 3.232 x 3.150 in.
Weight 9.5 oz./269 g
Color Options Midnight Black
Interfaces Available USB
Keyboard Wedge
RS-232 Serial
Scan Method Omni-Directional Imager
Decoding Capabilities Standard 1D, 2D, PDF & Postal Barcodes (See Brochure for Complete List)
Mobility/Range Corded
Motion Tolerance Up to 90 in./2.3 m per second
Reading Angle Pitch: ± 65°
Roll: 360°
Skew: ± 60°
Typical Depth of Field Code 39 – 5 mil: 0 – 4.5 in. (0 – 11.4 cm)
UPC/EAN – 10 mil (80%): 0 – 8.5 in. (0 – 21.6 cm)
UPC/EAN – 13 mil (100%): 0 – 10.5 in. (0 – 26.7 cm)
PDF417 – 6.6 mil: 0 – 3.8 in. (0 – 9.6 cm)
Datamatrix – 10 mil: 0 – 4.7 in. (0 – 11.9 cm)
Indicators Dual LED
Adjustable Beep
Auto Sense Mode Yes
Image Capture Yes, JPEG, TIFF, Bitmap.
Mobile Phone Scanning Capabilites Yes
Drivers License Data Parsing Yes, In DS9208-DL Models
Ambient Light (Max) Immune to natural and artificial ambient light (i.e. sunlight, incandescent, fluorescent, mercury vapor, sodium vapor)
Operating Temperature 32° F to 104° F / 0° to 40° C
Drop Specification Withstands multiple 5 ft./1.5 m drops to concrete
Environmental Sealing IP50
Accessories Wall Mount Bracket
Locking Mount Bracket
Warranty 3 Year Manufacturer Warranty

Symbol DS9208 Reviews

POSGuys Rating:

The DS9208 omni directional scanner can read 1D and 2D barcodes from cellphone screens, switch between hands-free and pick-list modes with a single click, and fits in virtually any retail environment. It takes advantage of popular mobile technology to engage customers and make checkout more convenient.

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Product Video Transcript

DS9208 Product Review Video

Hi, this is Camille with Today we're reviewing the Motorola DS9208 omni-directional hands-free presentation imager. This is the upgrade to the LS9208, and it has some improved features which include not only the ability to read 1D barcodes, but also the ability to read 2D barcodes, and to be able to read off cell phones.

Some improvements on the new model are that instead of scanning with a grid of lines, it scans with a field of light, so you can then take a picture of the barcode from any angle. It also has a pick-less mode, where you can pick it up, hit the button, and the target will change to a dot. So you can scan off a list, and then you just click the button and it'll scan it. Set it back down, and it'll just reset to hands-free mode. It also works really well in bright light. [beep] It scans just as easily. It supports all the standard interfaces including USB, and when you have a USB cable you do not need an external power supply.

You can use the DS9208 to extend your customer loyalty program, and as an example I'm going to show you how to enter a customer into your system. So I'm gonna go into CRE and get a new customer by adding them. So you just come and scan the barcode on your loyalty card. Come back into your program and fill out your necessary information, John Doe. Save it into your system, and then exit out of there. So one of the things that makes this more convenient for your customers is that they can scan the barcode, and store it on their phone. And then when they come back in, even if they don't have the card, they can still scan the barcode. For example, we're gonna find that customer, John Doe. So we go into quick find, then I come back down, go to my cell phone to find that picutre of the barcode. And then just scan it back into the system, and as you can see, John Doe is now logged in and his information is down here, and he didn't even have his card on him.

The DS9208 is the newest scanner and has the ability to read off cell phones. That'll allow you to send out coupons, and to extend your customer loyalty program, as well as accept electronic payments. It comes in two modes, standard and drivers-license parsing, so when you purchase it you'll need to specify that. Drivers-license parsing is where it only gives you the useful information off the drivers license. You would also need to specify the interface cable, and purchase that separately. The scanner comes with a 3-year manufacturers warranty, lifetime POSGuys support, and has an optional service plan. If you'd like more information, or to purchase the DS9208, please visit us at


7-Foot PS/2 Keyboard Wedge Cable (Compatible with the LS3008, LS3578, MT2000, DS6878, and DS4208 barcode scanners.)
Motorola DS9208 Locking Mount Bracket, Black
Desk Mount (Midnight Black) for the DS9208
Wall Mount Bracket (for the DS9208)
Zebra 15-Foot USB Cable, Coiled, USB Series A Connector
Zebra 15-Foot USB Cable, Straight, Series A Connector
Zebra Cable, 9-Foot USB, Coiled, Series A Connector
Zebra Cable, Black, Shielded 15 Feet Coiled, USB
3 Year Zebra One Care Essential Comprehensive Coverage for DS9208 - Must Be Purchased within 30 Days of Product Purchase
5 Year Zebra One Care Select Advanced Exchange Comprehensive Coverage for DS9208 - Must Be Purchased within 30 Days of Product Purchase
2 Year Zebra One Care **Renewal** Select Comprehensive Coverage for DS9208
Cable - Shielded Usb: Series A Connector, 7Ft. (2.1M), Straight (Updated)
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)

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