SPECIFICATION Sheet
Symbol DS3478 Series
Rugged cordless digital scanners
FEATURES
Ability to read all standard
1D and 2D bar codes
Increases productivity
by leveraging the high
performance of 2D bar codes:
one device reads all industry
standard bar codes
Ability to capture high
density bar codes
(HD unit only)
Increases productivity by
enabling users to read
high density 2D bar codes
in addition to all industrystandard bar codes.
Ability to read a wide
variety of DPM marks
(DPM unit only)
Enhances quality
processes and improves
lifetime product traceability
Integrated Bluetooth
Class 1 v 1.2
Cable-free convenience;
secure wireless
transmissions; reduces
repairs due to cable failure
Capture bar codes, and direct part marks with
laser-like precision
The Symbol DS3478 Series of cordless rugged digital
scanners is designed to bring high performance
data capture to harsh industrial environments to
improve business efficency. This scanner family
offers digital imaging technology, providing the rapid
and accurate capture of one-dimensional (1D) and
two-dimensional (2D) bar codes, and direct part
marks (DPM) with the high performance typically
found only in laser scanners. Regardless of the types
of data capture required in your enterprise, there is
a DS3478 Series model that will fit your needs.
Cordless freedom improves productivity
Integrated Bluetooth eliminates the cord between
the scanner and the host, enabling employees to
move freely throughout the work environment.
Productivity, efficiency, and even worker safety
can be improved. Plus, the elimination of the
cord reduces downtime from cable breakdowns
— a common point of failure in handheld
devices used in industrial environments.
High performance that speeds productivity
Designed specifically for fast-paced production
environments, the DS3478 Series is equipped
with charge coupled device (CCD) image sensors,
which enable faster and more accurate data capture
and processing than typical digital scanners.
The wide working range and two-position smart
focus technology, unique to Motorola, enable
fast and accurate reading of bar codes of virtually
any size or density. Omni-directional scanning
functionality eliminates the need to align the bar
code and scanner, allowing operators to quickly
capture bar codes and marks from any angle.
Built for industrial environments
As innovative as it is rugged, the DS3478 Series
delivers the ergonomic and operational features
for scan-intensive industrial applications under
the harshest operating conditions. The device
is designed to perform reliably despite the
inevitable bumps and drops — even on concrete.
An IP65-rated seal makes it impervious to dust
and water, and the exit window is scratchresistant and recessed for the highest level
of durability. As a result, enterprises enjoy a
low total cost of ownership — employee and
device downtime as well as equipment repair
and replacement costs are minimized.
In addition, noisy machinery and poor lighting can
make it difficult for operators to see or hear scanner
feedback to ensure proper completion of scans.
Symbol’s DS3478 Series addresses this challenge
with bright LEDs and an adjustable volume beeper,
ensuring that decode feedback is clearly visible
and audible to users, saving valuable worker time.
Omni-directional scanning
Increases productivity by
eliminating the need to
orient scanner and bar code
Rugged design withstands
multiple 6.5 ft./2 m drops
to concrete
Ensures maximum reliability
with less downtime resulting
from accidental drops
IP65-rated sealing
Protects against water and
dust for reliable performance
in harsh industrial conditions
Bright LED and beeper
with adjustable volume
Multiple confirmation modes
for positive user feedback in
noisy environments
Two-position smart focus
Unique to the Symbol
DS3478 Series, this feature
provides two focal positions
for optimum application
flexibility and performance
Advanced data formatting
Eliminates costly modifications
to the host software
Multiple on-board
interfaces and universal
cable set
Ensures flexible connectivity
with different hosts; enables
easy upgrading of hosts and
cable replacement; provides
investment protection
Three models to meet many needs
This diverse product line offers a number of
models designed to meet a wide variety of
application needs across a variety of industries:
DS3478-SF: Flexible 1D and 2D bar code capture
The DS3478-SF offers the flexibility to meet
the needs of a wide variety of applications
and environments, with 1D and 2D bar code
scanning as well as support for a wide variety
of interfaces for easy integration with new and
legacy systems. The DS3478-SF is designed
to streamline inventory management in scan
intensive, fast-paced environments, from the
largest warehouse to the retail backroom, where
a quick scan enables the automatic and accurate
capture of the information required to increase
productivity and reduce errors. At the receiving
dock, a scan of the bar code on the boxes, pallets
or bill of lading enables automatic reconciliation
of incoming shipments for faster processing of
incoming goods. In put-away and picking, a quick
scan can determine where product should be
stored and also verify that product was placed on
the right shelf, eliminating false out-of-stocks due to
misplacement — and lost sales. In shipping, a quick
scan verifies that the right shipment is addressed
to the right person, eliminating costly mis-ships.
DS3478-HD: Optimized for comprehensive
2D bar code capture
The DS3478-HD offers the same capabilities
as the DS3478-SF, but is optimized for the very
tiny and dense 2D bar codes frequently found in
warehousing, transportation and logistics, and
manufacturing environments. In manufacturing
operations, the DS3478-HD allows even small parts
with small bar code labels to be easily scanned to
verify that the right part is used at the right time.
As a result, product quality improves, increasing
customer satisfaction and retention. Real-time
inventory visibility allows manufacturers to reduce
standard stocking levels, reducing warehouse
space requirements and increasing inventory
turns and profitability. And in the event you are
notified of a defective part, you can easily trace the
location of defective product for more rapid and
targeted recalls, protecting brand image, customer
perception and recall costs. And companies involved
in warehousing, shipping and delivery of smaller
items can easily read the small, dense 2D bar
codes that may be utilized on smaller packages.
DS3478-DP: Comprehensive bar code scanning
with support for 1D, 2D and DPM bar codes
In automotive, aerospace, medical and other heavy
manufacturing environments, a wide variety of data
types are typically in use, including 1D and 2D bar
codes as well as permanent bar codes, known as
direct part marks (DPM). The DS3478-DP provides
manufacturers with a single flexible device capable of
capturing all 1D and 2D bar codes as well as every type
of direct part mark — including dot peen. This powerful
scanner combines highly advanced DPM-specific
software with the functionality of the DS3478-SF and
the focusing capability of the DS3478-HD, allowing
workers to easily capture even the very tiny and
dense marks frequently utilized in DPM applications.
Reduce capital and operational expenses
The ability to capture multiple data types with a single
device eliminates the need to purchase, manage and
maintain multiple devices to accommodate multiple
bar code symbologies in the enterprise. As a result,
the enterprise enjoys a fast return on investment.
Since one device does it all, capital and operational
costs are reduced — and productivity is increased.
Less training is required. And the simplification
of the mobility architecture translates into less
demand on your IT staff, leaving them more time
to address more crucial IT business initiatives.
An investment for now and the future
In addition to the productivity-enhancing features you
need to keep business moving, the DS3478 Series
provides you with investment protection. Onboard
support for multiple interfaces, a standard feature,
allows you to use your scanner with many different
types of systems for seamless integration now, as well
as painless migration to the new systems of the future.
We back up our leading scanner design with a full threeyear warranty. And to help protect your investment,
Motorola Enterprise Mobility Services offers Service
from the Start with Comprehensive Coverage. This
unique service goes far beyond normal wear and
tear to include accidental damage to exit windows,
scan elements and more at no additional charge.
For more information
For more information on the Symbol DS3478 Series
of rugged, cordless, handheld scanners and the
full line of accessories, access our global contact
directory at www.motorola.com/enterprise/contactus
or visit us on the Web at www.motorola.com/ds3478
Symbol DS3478 Series Specifications
Physical characteristics
Sealing:
Sealed to IP65 specifications
Dimensions:
Drop specs: Unit functions normally after repeated
6.5 ft. (2 m) drops to concrete
Ambient light
immunity:
Immune to direct exposure of normal office
and factory lighting conditions, as well as
direct exposure to sunlight:
Outdoor: 10,000 foot-candles/107,600 Lux
Electrostatic discharge (ESD):
Conforms to 15 kV air discharge and 8 kV
of contact discharge
7.34 in. L x 4.82 in. W x 2.93 in. D
18.65 cm H x 12.25 cm W x 7.43 cm D)
Weight (w/o cable): 14.6 oz. (414 gm)
Battery:
2200 mAh Lithium Ion Battery
Battery charge time: Fully charged (100%) in 3 hours
Color:
Twilight Black and Yellow
Performance characteristics
Light source:
650 nm visible laser diode
Resolution:
640 x 480
Min. element width: 4 mil (0.102mm)
Nominal working distance:
Please see decode zone
Print contrast:
25% minimum reflective difference
Roll (Tilt)1:
±180 degrees from normal
Pitch2:
±60 degrees from normal
Skew (Yaw)3:
±50 degrees from normal
1D Codes:
UPC.EAN, UPC.EAN with Supplementals,
GS1-128 (formerly UCC/EAN 128), JAN 8
& 13, Code 39, Code 39 Full ASCII, Code
39 Trioptic, Code 128, Code 128 Full
ASCII, Codabar (NW7), Interleaved 2 of 5,
Discrete 2 of 5, Code 93, MSI, Code 11,
Code 32, Bookland EAN, IATA,
GS1DataBar (formerly RSS)
2D codes: PDF417, microPDF417, Maxicode,
Data Matrix (ECC 2000), Composite
Codes, QR Code
Postal codes:
U.S. Postnet, U.S. Planet, U.K. Postal, Japan
Postal, Australian Postal, Dutch Postal,
4State Postal
DPM Marks (DPM unit only):
Data matrix marks applied by dot peening,
laser etching, chemical etching, ink
marking, molding, stamping or casting
methods to multiple substrates
including metal, plastic or glass
Interfaces supported: RS232, Keyboard Wedge, Wand Emulation,
Scanner Emulation, IBM 468X/469X, USB
and Synapse
User environment
Operating temp.:
-4° to 122°F (--20° to 50°C)
Storage temp.:
-40° to 140°F (-40° to 60°C)
Humidity:
5% to 95% relative humidity,
noncondensing
Cradles
STB 3408 and FLB 3408
STB 3478 and
FLB 3478
Power reqs.:
4.75 – 14 VDC 4.75 – 14 VDC
Typical current draw:
Not charging:
10 mA 105 mA @5V
45 mA @9V
Fast rate charge: 915 mA @5V 660 mA @9V 915 mA @5V
660 mA @9V
Slow rate charge: 480 mA @5V 345 mA @9V 480 mA @5V
345 mA @9V
Radio link: N/A Bluetooth class 1
(2.4 GHz), Class 2
Radio specification
Radio: Bluetooth, Class 1, Version 1.2,
Serial port and HID Profiles
Frequency: 2.402 to 2.480 GHz adaptive frequency
hopping (co-existence with
802.11 wireless networks)
Data rate: 720 kbps
Radio Range:
Up to 300 ft. (100m) direct line of sight
in open air; typical indoor cordless range
is 100 ft. (33m), but will vary depending
upon environment; see Bluetooth Radio
Performance Technical Brief for more
information
Regulatory
Input transient protection:
IEC 1000-4-(2,3,4,5,6,11)
EMI/RFI:
FCC Part 15 Class B, ICES-003 Class B,
European Union EMC Directive, Japan
VCCI/MITI/Dentori
Laser safety:
CDRH Class II, IEC Class 2
Warranty
The Symbol DS3478 Series is warranted against defects in
workmanship and materials for a period of 3 years (36 months)
from date of shipment, provided that the product remains
unmodified and is operated under normal and proper conditions.
See full warranty for details.
Recommended Service
Service from the Start – Bronze
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
*See back for decode zone.
SPECIFICATION Sheet
Symbol DS3478 Series
DS3478 Series Decode Zone
Depth of Field
Label Density
DS3478-SF
DS3478-HD/DS3478-DP
Paper Label
English
Metric
English
Metric
Code 39 - 5 mil
2.00” - 6.00”
5.08 - 15.24 cm
1.64” - 7.50”
4.17 - 19.05 cm
Code 39 - 7.5 mil
1.30” - 8.50”
3.30 - 21.59 cm
2.10” - 9.50”
5.33 - 24.13 cm
Code 39 - 20 mil
Up to 20.00”
Up to 50.80 cm
Up to 15.00”
Up to 38.10 cm
100% UPC - 13 mil
0.80” - 14.50”
2.03 - 36.83 cm
2.70” - 11.00”
6.86 - 27.94 cm
PDF417 - 6.67 mil
2.30” - 4.50”
5.84 - 11.43 cm
2.50” - 7.60”
6.35 - 19.30 cm
PDF417 - 10 mil
1.80” - 8.80”
4.57 - 22.35 cm
Up to 9.50”
Up to 24.13 cm
PDF417 - 15 mil
Up to 12.3”
Up to 31.24 cm
Up to 10.70”
Up to 27.18 cm
Data Matrix - 4 mil
N/A
N/A
0.88” - 1.92”
2.24 - 4.88 cm
Data Matrix - 5 mil
1.79” - 3.58”
4.55 - 9.09 cm
0.63” - 2.00”
1.60 - 5.08 cm
Data Matrix - 7.5 mil
1.58” - 4.54”
4.01 - 11.53 cm
0.58” - 2.38”
1.47 - 6.05 cm
Data Matrix - 10 mil
1.25” - 5.00”
3.18 - 12.70 cm
0.50” - 2.42”
1.27 - 6.15 cm
QR Code - 4 mil
N/A
N/A
0.83” - 1.63”
2.11 - 4.14 cm
QR Code - 5 mil
2.07” - 3.00”
5.26 - 7.62 cm
0.83” - 1.96”
2.11 - 4.98 cm
QR Code - 7.5 mil
1.71” - 4.25”
4.34 - 10.80 cm
0.67” - 2.34”
1.70 - 5.94 cm
QR Code - 10 mil
1.21” - 4.83”
3.07 - 12.27 cm
0.33” - 2.54”
0.84 - 6.45 cm
For more information, including decode zone pictorial, see the Product Reference Guide located in the Resources
tab at www.motorola.com/ds3478.
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