General Purpose Handheld 2D Imager


Future-Proof Your Business with High Performance Affordable 2D Imaging

The DS4208 delivers the blazing speed typical of laser scanners on both 1D and 2D bar codes, allowing you to accommodate 2D bar codes without sacrificing scanning quality or performance. Users never need to take time to align the bar code with the scanner or pause between scans. And since you can capture bar codes printed on paper labels or displayed on the screen of a mobile phone, retailers can accommodate customers who download mobile coupons, mobile loyalty cards and more. You get industry-leading scanning speed on every bar code; true point-and-shoot first time scanning simplicity on even damaged and poorly printed bar codes; and a durable design for all day everyday reliability — all at an affordable price.

Drive Customer Service and Revenue to a New Level with Support for Mobile Bar Codes

Since the DS4208 can scan bar codes on mobile phone displays, you can attract the millions of customers who are using their cell phones to better manage their lives. Retailers can scan mobile coupons, mobile loyalty cards, mobile gift cards and more. Quick service restaurants can accept mobile coupons at the register. Location-based mobile couponing allows retailers and restaurants to entice customers to stop in by automatically issuing discount coupons when patrons are in the vicinity of your facility. Hotels can allow guests to use electronic loyalty cards stored on their cell phones, eliminating the need to carry physical cards. And since theaters, theme parks and stadiums can scan mobile tickets as easily as a paper ticket, they can offer customers an added convenience — paperless ticketing.

Get the Smart Investment with a Low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

The DS4208 is built to last — and our toughness tests prove it. The DS4208 delivers outstanding performance, even after exposure to heat, cold, dust, a spilled beverage — and 2,000 consecutive drops. In addition, with our unique support program, Service from the Start Advance Exchange Support, you can count on next-business-day device replacement — no questions asked — providing the uptime you need to keep business running smoothly. And with two Motorola tools — 123Scan2 and Remote Scanner Management — everyday management is easier and less time consuming, reducing IT time and cost.

Features and Benefits

Scans 1D, 2D and PDF417 Bar Codes on Paper, Mobile Phones and Computer Displays
Scan virtually any bar code on any medium; supports the technology your customers are embracing - electronic bar codes

Omnidirectional Scan Pattern
Eliminates the need to align bar code and scanner

Supports All Common Interfaces
Easy integration with your existing technology environment; easily migrate to new hosts

Rugged Design: Six-Feet (1.83m) Drop to Concrete
Built to last, providing reliable operation even after being dropped

Compatible with 123Scan2 and Remote Scanner Management (RSM)
Reduces management time and cost, from initial configuration to day-to-day management


Dimensions (H x L x W) 6.7 x 3.7 x 2.7 in.
(17 x 9.3 x 6.8cm)
Weight (w/o cable) 6.1oz (172.9g)
Power 5VDC ± 10% @ 275mA (RMS typical)
Light Source Aiming pattern: 617nm LED
Illumination: 625nm LEDs
Imager Field of View (H x V) 39 degrees x 25 degrees
0 - 360 degrees
± 65 degrees or greater
± 60 degrees or greater
Print Contrast 25% minimum reflective difference
1D UPC/EAN, UPC/EAN with supplementals, Bookland EAN, ISSN, UCC Coupon Extended Code, Code 128, GS1-128, ISBT 128, Code 39, Code 39 Full ASCII, Trioptic Code 39, Code 32, Code 93, Code 11, Matrix 2 of 5, Interleaved 2 of 5, Discrete 2 of 5, Codabar, MSI, Chinese 2 of 5, GS1 DataBar variants, Korean 3 of 5, ISBT Concat
2D PDF417, MicroPDF417, Composite Codes, TLC-39, Data Matrix, Maxicode, QR Code, MicroQR, Aztec
Postal Australian Post, US PLANET, Royal Mail 4 State Customer, US POSTNET, KIX Code (Dutch), UK Postal, Japan Post, UPU 4 State Postal FICS (Post US4), USPS 4 State Postal (Post US3), Canadian Post (Postbar)
Motion Tolerances Up to 25in. (63.5cm) per second
Interfaces Supported The scanner supports the following protocols over USB: HID Keyboard (default mode), SNAPI, COM Port Emulation, IBM SurePOS (Yellowstone) (IBM Handheld,IBM Tabletop, OPOS); The scanner supports the following protocols over RS232: Standard, Wincor ixdorf, ICL, Fujitsu, Olivetti, Keyboard Wedge and RS-485 IBM46xx
Minimum Resolution -SR: Code 39 4 mil; UPC 60% 5 mil; PDF417 5 mil, Datamatrix 7.5 mil
-HD: Code 39 3 mil; UPC 60% 5 mil; PDF417 4 mil, Datamatrix 5 mil
Operating Temp 32 - 104° F (0 - 40° C)
Storage Temp. -40 - 158° F (-40 - 70° C)
Humidity 5% to 95%, non-condensing
Drop Spec Withstands multiple 6 feet (1.83m) drops to concrete
Ambient Light Immunity mmune to normal indoor lighting up to 1600 Lux.
Immune to sunlight up to 86,000 Lux.
Hands-Free Options Gooseneck Intellistand
Power Supplies Power supplies are available for applications that do not supply power over the host cable
Electrical Safety UL60950-1 2nd ed, CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1 2nd ed, EN60950-1/IEC60950-1 2nd ed.
LED Safety IEC/EN60825-1:2001, IEC/EN62471:2006
EMI/RFI FCC Part 15 Class B, ICES-003 Class B, EN55022 Class B, EN55024
Environmental Compliant with RoHS directive 2002/95/EEC
Support Services Service from the Start Advance Exchange Support
SR Focus Range Typical Working Ranges
Bar Code Type Symbol Density Near Far
Code 39 5.0mil 0.2in. (0.5cm) 6.8in. (17.3cm)
80% UPCA 10.0mil 0in. (0cm) 12.7in. (32.3cm)
100% UPCA 13.0mil 0.3in. (0.8cm) 15.2in. (38.6cm)
PDF 417 5.0mil 1.5in. (3.8cm) 4.3in. (10.9cm)
PDF 417 6.6mil 0.8in. (2.0cm) 6.0in. (15.2cm)
Data Matrix 10.0mil 0.4in. (1.0cm) 7.2in. (18.3cm)
HD Focus Range Typical Working Ranges
Bar Code Type Symbol Density Near Far
Code 39 3.0mil 0.2in. (0.5cm) 3.7in. (9.4cm)
Code 39 4.0mil 0.1in. (0.3cm) 4.6in. (11.7cm)
Code 39 5.0mil 0.1in. (0.3c)m 5.1in. (13.0cm)
Code 39 7.5mil 0.1in. (0.3cm) 6.4in. (16.3cm)
Code 39 10.0mil 0.2in. (0.5cm) 7.7in. (19.6cm)
60% UPC 7.8mil 0.2in. (0.5cm) 5.4in. (13.7cm)
80% UPC 10.4mil 0.3in. (0.8cm) 6.5in. (16.5cm)
100% UPC 13.0mil 0.7in. (1.8cm) 7.6in. (19.3cm)
Code 128 5.0mil 0.3in. (0.8cm) 4.0in. (10.2cm)
I2of5 10.0mil 0.8in. (2.0cm) 7.2in. (18.3cm)
PDF 417 4.0mil 0.7in. (1.8cm) 2.7in. (6.9cm)
PDF 417 5.0mil 0.3in. (0.8cm) 3.0in. (7.6cm)
PDF 417 6.67mil 0.4in. (1.0cm) 3.6in. (9.1cm)
PDF 417 10.0mil 0.8in. (2.0cm) 4.7in. (11.9cm)
Data Matrix 5.0mil 0.4in. (1.0cm) 2.8in. (7.1cm)
Data Matrix 7.5mil 0.4in. (1.0cm) 3.9in. (9.9cm)
Data Matrix 10.0mil 0.1in. (0.3cm) 4.6in. (11.6cm)
QR Code 10.0mil 0.4in. (1.0cm) 3.9in. (9.9cm)