SPECIFICATION Sheet
Symbol LS4208
Handheld scanner
FEATURES
1D, PDF and composite
code scanning
Available in both 1D only
(SR) and PDF/Composite
(PR) configurations to
support a wide range of
productivity-enhancing
applications
Multi-line rastering
scan pattern
Improves productivity by
reducing the need to rescan
bar codes or key in data,
resulting in shorter lines at
the retail point of sale
Superior motion tolerance
Enables end users to quickly
move from one bar code to
the next without hesitation
Wide working range
Reads good quality as well
as poor quality codes at
similar ranges, reducing the
need for the user to move
the scanner back and forth
Increase performance with Motorola’s
next-generation scanner for customers
who value productivity
With the Symbol LS4208 handheld laser bar code
scanner, you’re able to effortlessly speed throughput,
even with bar codes in poor condition. Wherever
you need to quickly capture and process data —
such as at the retail checkout counter, in pharmacies
and hospitals, and in light warehouse environments
— this ergonomically designed scanner helps you
increase accuracy, improve productivity, cut maintenance
costs and reduce the risk of downtime.
Benefit from innovative features never before
delivered by a single scanner
The Symbol LS4208 delivers intuitive, productivity
enhancing functionality that allows even your novice
users to quickly capture data. Its innovative multiline rastering scan pattern virtually eliminates the
need for end-user training, and lets you scan all
types of one-dimensional (1D) bar codes, including
damaged symbols or stacked GS1 DataBar (formerly
RSS) bar codes. The PDF configuration expands
the decoding capabilities to include PDF417,
microPDF and composite symbologies. In addition,
the scanner’s 19-inch scanning range and superior
motion tolerance gives users greater flexibility to
rapidly and accurately capture data from a variety
of items without pausing between scans, while
recently added faster scanning and decoding
capabilities mean employees are able to process
more items more rapidly and spend less time
keying in data.
Minimize your chances of downtime
Designed for constant, rigorous use in retail, office
and light industrial settings, the Symbol LS4208
provides you with reliability you’ll be able to depend
on. Along with a 6 ft. drop spec that allows the
scanner to keep on running even after dropped
repeatedly to concrete, the Symbol LS4208 also
offers single circuit-board construction. By eliminating
the failure points commonly found with interconnect
ribbon cables, this unique design feature helps to
lower your total cost of ownership.
Future-proof your investment
The Symbol LS4208 provides you with next
generation technology today and the adaptability to
meet your needs in the future. The scanner’s multiinterface and universal cables enable connection
to a variety of hosts, allowing you to easily update
your systems. In addition, since the Symbol LS4208
is designed for the newest and emerging 1D
symbologies such as GS1 DataBar (formerly RSS)
bar codes, as well as PDF and other variants (PR
configuration), you’ll be able to continue using the
same device for all your scanning requirements,
even though your requirements may change.
Protect your investment with comprehensive
services and support
Even the most durable scanners require a support
plan. That’s why Motorola’s Enterprise Mobility
Services cover every aspect of your Symbol LS4208 —
to ensure all of your support needs are met.
SPECIFICATION Sheet
Symbol LS4208
Checkpoint Electronic Article
Surveillance (EAS)
Offers dual functionality to
improve return on investment
and save critical counter space
Motorola’s Service from the Start Advance Exchange
Support provides next-business-day delivery of
a replacement device for true service peace of
mind. This offer also includes Motorola’s unique
Comprehensive Coverage, which extends normal
wear and tear to cover accidental damage to exit
windows, scan elements and more at no extra
charge — virtually eliminating your unforeseen
repair expenses.
For more information about the Symbol LS4208,
visit www.motorola.com/ls4208 or access our global
contact directory at www.motorola.com/enterprise/
contactus
Durable construction and
patented, single circuitboard
design able to
withstand multiple 6-ft
(1.8 m) drops to concrete
Lowers the total cost of
ownership by protecting
against downtime from
accidental drops
Symbol LS4208 Specifications
Plug-and-play setup,
intuitive scanning
Enables rapid deployment
and immediate use without
formal training, allowing new
and experienced employees
to immediately help improve
operational efficiency
Color:
Remote management-ready
Reduces total cost of
ownership by enabling
remote, network-based
device management
Optional hands-free
Intellistand
Enables presentation
scanning and automatic
switching between handsfree
and handheld modes
GS1 DataBar (formerly RSS)
bar code support
Supports the latest
symbologies to futureproof your investment
Physical characteristics
Regulatory
Dimensions:
6.7 in. H x 3.7 in. L x 2.7 in. W
17 cm H x 9.3 cm L x 6.8 cm W
Electrical safety:
UL1950, CSA C22.2 No. 950, EN60950/
IEC950
Weight:
Approximately 6.4 oz. (181 g)
Laser safety:
CDRH Class II, IEC Class 2
EMI/RFI:
FCC Part 15 Class B, ICES-003 Class B,
European Union EMC Directive,
Australian SMA
Voltage and current: 5 +/-10%VDC @ 140 mA
(Stand by: <35 mA)
Cash Register White or Twilight Black
Performance characteristics
Accessories
Light source:
650 nm laser diode
Motor frequency:
50Hz
Decode rate:
200 decodes per second
Roll:1
± 35°
Mounting options:
Intellistand with adjustable height of
5 – 10 in. (12.7 – 25.4 cm) and adjustable
angle (0° – 90°); Desktop and wall-mount
holders also available
Pitch:2
± 60°
Power supplies:
Power supplies available for applications
that don’t supply power over the host cable
Yaw:3
± 60°
Warranty
Print contrast:
25% minimum reflectance
Nominal working range:
See chart below.
Multi-line aiming coverage:
At 5 in. distance: approx. 0.5 in. (1.3 cm)
At 10 in. distance: approx. 1 in. (2.5 cm)
Subject to the terms of Motorola’s hardware warranty
statement, the Symbol LS4208 handheld scanner products are
warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for
a period of five years from the date of shipment. The Liquid
Polymer Scan Element includes a limited lifetime warranty. For
the complete Motorola hardware product warranty statement,
go to symbol.com/warranty
Motion tolerances: Horizontal velocity: 200 in. (508 cm)/second
Vertical velocity: 200 in. (508 cm)/second
Angular velocity: 200 in. (508 cm)/second
Decode capability:
UPC/EAN and with supplementals, Code
39, Code 39 Full ASCII, Tri-optic Code 39,
GS1 DataBar (formerly RSS) Variants,
UCC/EAN 128, Code 128, Code 128 Full
ASCII, Code 93, Codabar (NW1),
Interleaved 2 of 5, Discrete 2 of 5
MSI, Codell, IATA, Bookland EAN, Code 32
Interfaces supported:On-board multiple interface with: RS-232C
(Standard, Nixdorf, ICL, & Fujitsu);
IBM 468x/469x; Keyboard Wedge; USB
(Standard, IBM SurePOS, Macintosh);
Laser/Wand Emulation. In addition,
Synapse Adaptive Connectivity allows
for connectivity to all of the above plus
many non-standard interfaces
Recommended Service
Service from the Start Advance Exchange Support
NOTICE: Repairs of this product may require the use of Motorola proprietary
parts (and/or Motorola proprietary information). Motorola will sell these parts (and
provide this proprietary information) only to end-user customers for self-service. It
is Motorola’s policy not to sell these parts to third-party service providers and not to
allow a third-party service provider to act as an ordering or receiving agent for the
parts necessary to repair this product. Applicable in the U.S. For all other countries,
please contact your Motorola account manager or the local Motorola Customer Service
representative in your area for further details.
1 - Roll (Tilt): Controlled by rotating the wrist clockwise or counterclockwise
2 - Pitch: Controleed by dropping or raising the wrist
3 - Skew (Yaw): Controlled by rotating the wrist from left to right or vice versa
Depth of Field
Label Density
LS4208
Paper Label
English
Metric
Operating temp.:
32° to 122° F (0° to 50° C)
Code 39 - 5 mil
1.5 - 5.5”
3.81 - 13.97 cm
Storage temp.:
-40° to 158° F (-40° to 70° C)
Code 39 - 10 mil
0.0 - 14”
0.00 - 35.56 cm
Humidity:
5% to 95% (non-condensing)
100% UPC /EAN - 13 mil
0.0 - 19.0””
0.00 - 48.25 cm
Drop specs:
Withstands repeated 6 ft. (1.8m) drops
to concrete
Code 39 - 20 mil
0.0 - 29.0”
0.00 - 73.66 cm
Ambient light immunity:
Immune to normal artificial indoor and
natural outdoor (direct sunlight) lighting
conditions
EAS support:
Optional Checkpoint EAS
User environment
motorola.com
Part number SS-LS4208. Printed in USA 12/08. MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. Symbol is a registered trademark of
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