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Zebra DS2278-SR Cordless Handheld Scanner with Presentation Cradle USB Kit

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Zebra DS2278-SR Cordless Handheld Scanner with Presentation Cradle USB Kit

Designed for Point of Sale (POS) applications, the Zebra DS2278-SR Handheld Scanner is a cordless imager that adds all the benefits of 2D imaging at an outstanding price point. Easy to deploy and manage, the DS2278-SR comes pre-configured and ready to use right out of the box. Just plug the DS2278-SR scanner into your POS and Zebra's auto-host detect cables will automatically identify the interface and connect the imager for you. Equipped with with Zebra's complimentary 123Scan software tool, first time users can easily create a single programming barcode. This wizard driven interface makes it easy to embed all settings into a single programming barcode, enabling you to configure your devices with a single scan. With guaranteed full shift battery power, the DS2278-SR comes standard with point-and-shoot scanning and patent-pending intuitive aimer technology making it an ideal solution for retail, hospitality, transportation, logistics, manufacturing, and government applications.

NOTE: The DS2278-SR Scanner is unavailable with UHF RFID technology. This scanner reads 1D and 2D barcodes, but does not have UHF capabilities.

Data Sheet  Zebra DS2278-SR Cordless Handheld Scanner with Presentation Cradle USB Kit


What's included?

  • Zebra DS2278-SR Cordless Handheld Scanner Unit
  • Presentation Communication/Charging Cradle
  • USB Cable
  • Three Year Standard Manufacturer Warranty (Scanner and Cradle)
  • One Year Standard Manufacture Warranty (Battery)

Why buy this scanner? 

The Zebra DS2278-SR Cordless Handheld Scanner provides intuitive scanning to keep POS lanes moving smoothly and quickly. Equipped with Zebra's PRSM software decode algorithms, the DS2278-SR delivers superior performance on poor quality barcode. The result is first-time, every-time scanning to help workers improve productivity at the checkout counter. 


  • Loaded with features to ensure first-time, every-time barcode capture with no training required.
  • Best-in-class functionality at an affordable price point.
  • Cordless imager that reads 1D and 2D barcodes from both paper and electronic screens omnidirectionally.
  • Only needs 4 hours of charge time to last a 14 hour shift - no mid-shift interruptions needed. 
  • Zebra's PRZM software decode algorithms deliver superior performance on poor quality barcodes.
  • Innovative aim line guide users to scan at the ideal distance from the barcode.
  • Pre-configured and ready to use, right out of the box.
  • Auto-host detect cables that automatically identify the interface and connect the imager.
  • Easy integration with a Tablet-Based POS.
  • With over 90 international keyboards, the DS2278 is easy to deploy all around the world.
  • Easily customize settings with 123Scan.
  • Zebra’s exclusive Wi-Fi Friendly Mode eliminates interference on selected Wi-Fi channels.
  • Scanner Management Service enables the remote management of Zebra scanners.
  • Scanner Control App allows you to demo scanners from a phone/tablet and provides source code to make end user applications.
  • Backwards compatible with Zebra LS2208 series cables.
  • Common applications: transportation, retail, and hospitality.

Zebra OneCare Support with Comprehensive Coverage

Zebra OneCare Essential delivers the fully featured comprehensive coverage you need to maximize uptime and value of your Zebra device. This service sets the industry bar for service and support, with features that include coverage for accidental damage and normal wear and tear, technical support during your local business hours, access to software updates, and a 3-day turnaround time on repairs.

NOTE: This service is available for purchase within 30 days of your equipment purchase. Purchase of any Zebra OneCare Support Service voids the included standard warranty, resulting in a coverage of three (3) years total. Contact us today for more detailed information.


Recommended Accessories

The following accessories are available for the Zebra DS2278-SR Cordless Handheld Scanner with Presentation Cradle USB Kit. Contact us today for more detailed information on these accessories.

  • Micro USB Cable
  • USB Cables
  • USB Power Supply
  • RS-232 Cables
  • Keyboard Wedge Cables
  • Spare Battery
  • Regional Power Supplies

Product Details

2D Imager
Data Interface:
USB, RS232, Keyboard Wedge, TGCS (IBM) 46XX over RS485
Power Source:
2,400 mAh Li-Ion battery
Scan Mode:
Scan Pattern:
Sensor Resolution:
640 x 480 pixels
Imager Field of View:
Horizontal: 32.8°, Vertical: 28.8°
Minimum Print Contrast:
25% minimum reflective difference
1D Decode Capability:
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 Decode Capability:
PDF417, Composite Codes, TLC-39, Aztec, DataMatrix, MaxiCode, QR Code, Micro QR, Han X
Laser Classification:
Not published
175.3 x 66 x 88.9 mm (6.9 x 2.6 x 3.5 in)
0.214 kg (0.47 lbs)
Drop Specification:
Withstands multiple 1.5 m (5 ft) drops to concrete
IP Rating:
IP 52
Operating Temperature:
0° to 50°C (32° to 122°F)