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Zebra LI4278 Cordless Linear Handheld Scanner with Cradle USB Kit

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Zebra LI4278 Cordless Linear Handheld Scanner with Cradle USB Kit

The Zebra LI4278 Cordless Linear Handheld Scanner delivers exceptional scanning speed and a wide data capture range. The LI4278 captures virtually all 1D barcodes on any surface including barcodes printed on traditional paper labels or displayed on the screen of a mobile phone, tablet, or computer. This scanner also reads UPC bar codes from 1 inches (2.54 centimeters) to over 30 inches (76.2 centimeters) as well as high density codes and extended ranges for greater application flexibility. With superior motion and angle tolerance, this versatile imager scans at extreme angles to increase scanning efficiency, while reducing the need to maneuver the scanner to capture data. Built for all day and everyday use, the LI4278 offers cordless freedom with Bluetooth compatibility. It also offers better encryption for improved security and better overall wireless performance.

NOTE: The LI4278 Scanner is unavailable with UHF RFID technology. This scanner reads 1D barcodes, but does not have UHF capabilities.

Data Sheet  Zebra LI4278 Cordless Linear Handheld Scanner with Cradle USB Kit


What's included?

  • Zebra LI4278 Cordless Linear Handheld Scanner Unit
  • Three Year Standard Manufacturer Warranty
  • Charging/Communication Cradle
  • 7 ft Straight USB Cable

Why buy this scanner?

Designed to help workers quickly capture virtually any 1D bar code, the Zebra LI4278 is a general purpose handheld imaging scanner that can read 1D barcodes printed on traditional paper or displayed on an electronic screen. This scanner communicates to its base via Bluetooth wireless technology and features an exceptional read range as well as the ability to read high density barcode.


  • Cordless scanner for 1D barcode capture.
  • Delivers superior scanning speed and a wide data capture range.
  • Captures barcodes printed on traditional paper labels or displayed on the screen of a mobile phone, tablet, or computer.
  • Equipped with a patent pending single circuit board that improves reliability by eliminating interconnections.
  • Compatible with 123Scan and Remote Scanner Management (RSM).
  • Crisp, visible aiming line — easy to aim indoors and out, in both dim or bright lighting.
  • Works with LS4278 cradles, providing a very cost-effective upgrade path.
  • Rechargeable, replaceable battery delivers the largest possible number of scans per charge to outlast typical shifts in even the highest usage environments.
  • Bluetooth 2.1 support provides enhanced security, improved performance, better energy management and easier pairing over the Bluetooth wireless connection.

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 LI4278 Cordless Linear Handheld Scanner with Cradle USB Kit. Contact us today for more detailed information on these accessories.

  • Presentation Charging/Communication Cradle
  • Charging/Communication Cradle
  • Charge Only Cradle
  • USB Cables
  • RS-232 Cables
  • Keyboard Wedge Cables
  • Synapse Adapter Cables
  • Intellistand Mounting Stand
  • Desk Holder
  • Wall Mount Holder
  • Wall Mount bracket for CR0078-SC and CR0008-SC Cradles
  • Wrist Lanyard
  • Sensomatic Mobile Handheld Deactivator
  • Regional Power Supplies
  • Line Power Cords
  • Spare Batteries

Product Details

1D Linear imager
Data Interface:
RS232, RS485 (IBM), USB, Keyboard Wedge, Bluetooth
Power Source:
Rechargeable, replaceable battery with ‘green sustainability’
Scan Mode:
Scan Pattern:
Single bright aiming line
Sensor Resolution:
Not published
Imager Field of View:
Horizontal: 35°
Minimum Print Contrast:
15% minimum reflective difference
1D Decode Capability:
UPC/EAN: UPC-A, UPC-E, UPC-E1, EAN-8/JAN 8, EAN -13/JAN 13, Bookland EAN, Bookland ISBN Format, UCC Coupon Extended Code, ISSN EAN Code 128 Including GS1-128, ISBT 128, ISBT Concatenation, Code 39 including Trioptic Code 39, Convert Code 39 to Code 3
Laser Classification:
LED Class 1 device 617 nm (amber)
97.5 x 69.9 x 186.4 mm (3.84 x 2.75 x 7.34 in)
0.224 kg (0.49 lbs)
Drop Specification:
Withstands multiple 1.8 m (6 ft) drops to concrete
IP Rating:
IP 53
Operating Temperature:
0° to 50°C (32° to 122°F)