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Zebra Corded DS8108-HC Cordless DS8178-HC barcode scanner FOR HEALTHCARE


Zebra Corded DS8108-HC Cordless DS8178-HC barcode scanner FOR HEALTHCARE

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Green LED aimer is easy on the eyes

Thanks to a highly visible and safe LED aimer, the DS8100-HC Series can be used in the NICU where the use of laser aimers is not advised. And the green aimer and white illumination LEDs reduce the likelihood of triggering PTSD episodes.


Swappable power options reduce your investment risk

Two interchangeable power options are available to power your devices: a PowerPrecision+ battery or a PowerCap capacitor. You can swap power options at any time on all models, right in your facility. And since the PowerPrecision+ battery and PowerCap capacitor can report their model and serial numbers, you’ll always know which power source is in each scanner.

On a single charge, the advanced PowerPrecision+ battery provides over three around-the-clock days of continuous scanning, plus a wealth of metrics for better battery management.

The PowerCap capacitor is ideal when the scanner can always be inserted into a charging cradle when not in use. The largest capacitor in its category, the superior PowerCap offers 2,000 scans on a full charge and 100 scans after as little as 35 seconds in the cradle — both metrics are four times greater than competitive scanners.

Exclusive power charge gauge

Nurses can see at-a-glance if the PowerPrecision+ battery or the PowerCap capacitor are sufficiently charged at the start of a shift. And both the battery and PowerCap can be changed without tools.

Easily capture UDI information and blood bag data

Two DataCapture DNA tools make it easy for clinicians to instantly capture more data to help protect patient safety and improve inventory management. UDI Scan+ automatically parses and formats Unique Device Identification (UDI) information on medical device packaging, sending the right data in the right fields to your application. And with Blood Bag Parse+, clinicians can capture all the data required on every blood bag — including blood type, date of donation, donation location and expiration date — with a single scan.

Connect+ Contact technology designed to last

The position of the charging contacts in the DS8178-HC charging cradles combined with Zebra’s exclusive Connect+ Contact Technology assures reliable, corrosion-free charging.

Choice of compact USB powered cradles

The minimal footprint of the presentation cradle easily fits on the most crowded workstation-on-wheels, allowing nurses to easily switch between hands-free and handheld modes. The desk/wall cradle can be mounted on a wall, mechanical arm or mobile workstation.

Doubles as a workstation lamp

The DS8178-HC’s built-in lamp can illuminate a nurse’s workspace, so there’s no need to disturb sleeping patients by turning on the room lights.

Eliminate Bluetooth interference with Wi-Fi Friendly mode

Ensure that your DS8178-HC Bluetooth scanners only operate on channels that are not shared with your wireless LAN (WLAN).

Prevent downtime with anti-loss tools

With Zebra’s Virtual Tether, both the cradle and scanner will alert users when a device is taken out of range or left out of the cradle for an extended period of time. And if a DS8178-HC is lost, simply press the cradle’s paging button to locate it.

Switch workflows in an instant with AutoConfig

Zebra’s AutoConfig automatically configures the DS8178-HC for your workflow. For example, you can take a DS8178-HC from a patient room and use it in the pharmacy, phlebotomy or lab without having to change settings. Since scanner settings are stored in the cradle base, simply pair the scanner to a different base to automatically configure it for a new host application and use case.


Optimize workflows with scanning performance metrics

Only from Zebra, ScanSpeed Analytics tracks metrics that include symbology and decode speed to spot and correct barcode issues before they impact worker productivity and the quality of care.

Up-to-the-minute insight into every aspect of your scanners

The logging agent’s Remote Diagnostics capabilities automate the recording of scanner asset information, health and statistics, configuration settings and barcode data — giving you the information needed for event verification, blockchain traceability, pilot site ROI generation, troubleshooting and predictive fleet-wide trend analysis.

Easily manage your scanners with powerful complimentary tools

With 123Scan, you can easily create configuration barcodes to program scanners. If your imagers are in multiple locations across the country or around the world, with Scanner Management Service (SMS), you can configure and update the firmware for any DS8100-HC Series device that is plugged into the host — no depot staging or user action is required.


Physical Characteristics


Corded DS8108-HC and Cordless DS8178-HC:
6.6 in. H x 2.6 in. W x 4.2 in. D
16.8 cm. H x 6.6 cm. W x 10.7 cm. D

Standard Cradle:
2.8 in. H x 3.3 in. W x 8.3 in. D
7.1 cm. H x 8.4 cm. W x 21.1 cm. D

Presentation Cradle:
2.9 in. H x 3.7 in. W x 4.8 in. D
7.4 cm. H x 9.4 cm. W x 12.2 cm. D

Weight Corded DS8108-HC: 5.4 oz./154 g
Cordless DS8178-HC: 8.3 oz./235.3 g
Desk/Wall Cradle: 7.1 oz./202 g
Presentation Cradle:6.5 oz./182 g
Input Voltage Range DS8108-HC: 4.5 to 5.5VDC
DS8178-HC Cradles: 5V: 4.7 to 5.5VDC; 12V: 10.8 to 13.2VDC
Current2 Corded DS8108-HC Operating Current at Nominal Voltage (5.0V): 450 mA
Cradle: 470 mA (typical) Standard USB; 743mA (typical) 12V 
Color Healthcare White
Supported Host Interfaces USB Certified, RS232, Keyboard Wedge, TGCS (IBM) 46XX over RS485
Keyboard Support Supports over 90 international keyboards
FIPS Security Certification Certified Compliant with FIPS 140-2
Apple MFi Certification MFi certified for use with iPhones and iPads (cordless DS8178-HC)
User Indicators Direct decode indicator, good decode LEDs, rear view LEDs, beeper (adjustable tone and volume), dedicated Power Charge Gauge

Performance Characteristics

Light Source Aiming pattern: True Green (528 nm) Circular
Illumination Two (2) warm white LEDs
Imager Field of View 48° H x 37° V nominal
Image Sensor 1,280 x 960 pixels
Minimum Print Contrast 16% minimum reflective difference
Skew/Pitch Roll Tolerance +/- 60°; +/- 60°; 0-360°

Imaging Characteristics

Graphics Format Images can be exported as Bitmap, JPEG or TIFF
Image Quality 109 PPI on an A4 document
Minimum Element Resolution Code 39 - 3.0 mil; Code 128 - 3.0 mil; Data Matrix - 5.0 mil; QR Code - 5.0 mil; PDF - 4.0 mil

User Environment

Operating Temperature Scanner: 32° to 122° F/0° to 50° C
Presentation Mode: 32° to 104° F/0° to 40° C
Charging Temperature 32° to 104° F/0° to 40° C
Storage Temperature -40° to 158° F/-40° to 70° C
Humidity 5% to 95% RH, non-condensing
Drop Specification Designed to withstand multiple drops at 6.0 ft./1.8 m to concrete
Tumble Specification Designed to withstand 2,000 1.5 ft./0.5 m tumbles3
Environmental Sealing IP52
Approved Cleaners Disinfectant Ready. Refer to the product reference guide for the complete list of approved cleaners.
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) DS8108-HC/DS8178-HC and Cradles: ESD per EN61000-4-2, +/-15 KV Air, +/-8 KV Direct, +/-8 KV Indirect
Ambient Light Immunity 0 to 9,000 Foot Candles/0 to 96,840 Lux

Radio Specifications

Bluetooth Radio Standard Bluetooth Version 4.0 with BLE: Class 1 330 ft./100m and Class 2 33 ft./10m, Serial Port and HID Profiles
Adjustable Bluetooth Power Class 1: Output power adjustable down from 4 dBm in 8 Steps
Class 2: Output power adjustable down from 2 dBm in 8 Steps


PowerPrecision+ Li-Ion Battery Capacity: 2500 mAh
Number of scans from full charge: 65,0004
Charge time from empty to full: 9 hours over USB
Charge time from audible low charge warning to Ready-to-Scan at 20% of full charge (default): 3 hours over USB
PowerCap Capacitor Capacity: 440 F
Number of scans from full charge: 2,0004
Number of scans from Ready-To-Scan at 20% of full charge (default): 2004
Number of scans from Ready-To-Scan at 15% of full charge: 1004
Charge time from empty to full: 30 min over USB
Charge time from audible low charge warning to Ready-to-Scan at 20% of full charge (default): 90 sec over USB
Charge time from audible low charge warning to Ready-to-Scan at 15% of full charge: 35 sec over USB


Electrical Safety

EN 60950-1 2ed + A11 + A1 + A12 + A2:2013,
IEC 60950-1 2ed + A1 + A2, UL 60950-1, CAN/ CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1-07


RoHS EN 50581

LED Safety IEC 62471
IT Emissions EN 55022 (Class B); EN 55032 (Class B)
IT Immunity EN 55024
Harmonic Current Emissions EN 61000-3-2
Voltage Fluctuation and Flicker EN 61000-3-3
Radio Frequency Devices 47 CFR Part 15, Subpart B, Class B
Digital Apparatus ICES-003 Issue 6, Class B
Medical Equipment Apparatus EN60601-1-2: 2015


Standard cradle, presentation cradle, wall mount bracket, spare battery, spare PowerCap; document capture stands

Decode Capabilities5


Code 39, Code 128, Code 93, Codabar/NW7, Code 11, MSI Plessey, UPC/EAN, I 2 of 5, Korean 3 of 5, GS1 DataBar, Base 32 (Italian Pharma)
2D PDF417, Micro PDF417, Composite Codes, TLC-39, Aztec, DataMatrix, MaxiCode, QR Code, Micro QR, Chinese Sensible (Han Xin), Postal Codes, securPharm, DotCode, Dotted DataMatrix

Decode Ranges (Typical)6

Symbology/Resolution Near/Far
Code 39: 3 mil 1.4 in./3.6 cm to 5.1 in./13.0 cm
Code 128: 3 mil 1.8 in./4.6 cm to 4.1 in./10.4 cm
Code 128: 5 mil 1.2 in./3.0 cm to 8.1 in./20.6 cm
Code 128: 15 mil 1.0 in./2.5 cm to 16.9 in./42.9 cm
PDF 417: 5 mil 1.5 in./3.8 cm to 6.1 in./15.5 cm
PDF 417: 6.67 mil 1.1 in./2.8 cm to 8.1 in./20.6 cm
Data Matrix: 5 mil 1.9 in./4.8 cm to 4.5 in./11.4 cm
Data Matrix: 7.5 mil 1.3 in./3.3 cm to 6.7 in./17.0 cm
Data Matrix: 10 mil 0.6 in./1.5 cm to 8.5 in./21.6 cm
UPC: 13 mil (100%) 0.0 in./0.0 cm to 15.9 in./40.4 cm
QR: 10 mil 0.6 in./1.5 cm to 7.7 in./19.6 cm
QR: 20 mil 0.0 in./0.0 cm to 12.5 in./31.8 cm


Subject to the terms of Zebra’s hardware warranty statement, the DS8178-HC and the CR8178-HC are warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of three years from the date of shipment. The DS8108-HC is warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of five years from the date of shipment. 

Recommended Services

Zebra OneCare Select; Zebra OneCare Essential


1 Requires firmware version CAACXS00-004-R00 or later.
2 Refer to Product Reference Guide for currents when other power sources are used.
3 1 tumble = 0.5 cycle.
4 At one scan per second.
5 Refer to Product Reference Guide for complete list of symbologies.
6 Printing resolution, contrast, and ambient light dependent.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.

DataCapture DNA

DataCapture DNA is a suite of highly intelligent firmware, software, utilities and apps exclusively engineered to add functionality and simplify the deployment and management of Zebra scanners. 

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