The ultimate in performance, innovation and manageability
The checkout stand is the last chance you have to leave shoppers with a good impression. The quality of the checkout experience is heavily dependent upon the performance of the scanner you choose. Now, you can leave every shopper with the ultimate last impression with the Zebra DS8178 cordless handheld imager. The Zebra DS8178 rises above conventional imagers to deliver unprecedented scanning performance on virtually every 1D and 2D barcode, keeping your checkout lines moving and your cashiers free to deliver a more personal checkout experience. The Zebra DS8178 — because when it comes to the checkout experience in your store, only the best will do.
Unparalleled Performance on Virtually Every Barcode in Any Condition
Only the DS8100 Series combines the power of an 800 MHz microprocessor, a high-resolution megapixel sensor and Zebra’s exclusive PRZM technology. With this unique combination of hardware and advanced algorithms, the DS8100 Series instantly captures the most problematic barcodes — including dense, poorly printed, crinkled, faded, distorted, dirty or damaged, as well as electronic barcodes on dimly lit displays.
Superior Scan Range
A scanning range up to 24 in./61 cm, a high resolution imaging sensor and a bright “aiming spot” improve checkout speed. Now, cashiers in busy checkout environments can easily scan items in a customer’s shopping cart — without leaving the cash-wrap
Power to Scan Continuously for 24 Hours
No matter how busy your store is, with Zebra’s exclusive PowerPrecision+ smart battery in the cordless Zebra DS8178, your workers will always have the power they need for the busiest shift. Your devices are always available — no need for charging during the business day.
INNOVATION BEYOND THE BARCODE
PRZM Intelligent Imaging
Only from Zebra, PRZM features reset the bar for imaging performance. Poor images are turned into instantly useful images for faster decoding. PRZM then handles some of the processing typically handled in the decoder to reduce power usage, improve battery cycle times and further increase decoding speed.
Support for the Barcode of the Future — Digimarc®*
The DS8100 Series supports Digimarc digital watermark technology, which enables a barcode to be printed repeatedly over all surfaces of a product like wallpaper — yet remain completely invisible to the naked eye. Cashiers no longer need to locate and position a barcode in the field of view of the imager, enabling faster checkout and easier self-checkout.
Capture Multiple Barcodes with One Press of the Scan Trigger
Multi-code Data Formatting (MDF) provides the ability to capture multiple barcodes and transmit only those required in the precise order the application requires.
Exclusive Battery Charge Gauge
No more guess work on the status of a battery at the start of a shift. The Zebra DS8178 is the only scanner in its class that makes it easy to see at a glance whether a battery needs to be replaced before the scanner is placed into service.
Eliminate Bluetooth Interference with Zebra’s Proprietary Wi-Fi Friendly Mode
Ensure that your DS8178 Bluetooth scanners only operate on channels that are not shared with your wireless LAN (WLAN), protecting WLAN service levels for your workers and your customers.
Instantly Capture Full Page Documents
The DS8100 Series is the only device in its class that can capture a full page document. With a single press of the scan trigger, Zebra’s Intelligent Document Capture and the high-resolution 1280 x 960 camera work together to capture a high-resolution image of a full page 8.5 x 11 or A4 document, and transmit the data in the right format for electronic storage — eliminating the cost and space requirements for a document scanner.
Capture Drivers License Data (DL version required)
With one press of the scan trigger, cashiers can capture and parse data on drivers licenses to automatically populate a loyalty or credit card application, verify age for age-restricted purchases and more.
Visionary Visibility into Scanning and Battery Performance Metrics — only from Zebra
With detailed scanning performance metrics that include speed and type of barcode for every barcode scanned, it’s easy to spot and correct barcode issues before they impact worker productivity and the quality of customer service. And with a wealth of battery health information, including charge cycles consumed, a State-of-Health meter and full charge capacity, you can easily spot and replace aging batteries before they can no longer last a full shift. Armed with this information, you can order and install new batteries before battery failures interrupt front end operations and cause checkout delays.
Control Your Scanners from a Smartphone, Tablet or PC
With this easy-to-use application, you can: control your imager’s beeper, vibration and LED to set user alerts; display scanned barcode data; access model and serial number; and access battery statistics and more from Android, iOS and Windows smartphones, tablets and PCs.
Easily Manage All of 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 Series device that is plugged into the host — no depot staging or user action is required — such as the scanning of a configuration barcode.
Easy Application Development
Get everything you need to easily integrate scanning into your business applications with our Scanner Software Development Kits (SDKs) for Windows, Android, iOS and Linux. These SDKs provide documentation, drivers, test utilities and sample source code.