SPECification Sheet
Symbol LS9208
Hands-free omni-directional presentation scanner
100-line rastering omnidirectional scan pattern
Increased productivity for
novice and expert users
resulting in shorter checkout
lines, better customer service
Single line scan pattern
Perfect for reading bar code
menus and pick lists
Multiple onboard interfaces
Flexible host connectivity
protects your hardware
Universal cables
Allows for easy replacement
and/or upgrades
Small footprint
Fits into the tightest cash/
wrap environment
multimount stand
Optimize operator comfort
and efficiency
Built-in shock absorption
Protects scan module assembly
increasing durability
Speed and versatility combine for increased
productivity at checkout
The Symbol LS9208 presentation scanner from
Motorola delivers both a high-performance processor
and an innovative 100-line rastering omni-directional
scan pattern for increased productivity at checkout,
resulting in higher customer satisfaction. Built
for both speed and versatility, the Symbol LS9208
features a small footprint, choice of colors and an
optional, adjustable multi-mount stand that is easily
adaptable to many point-of-sale environments.
Flexibility to meet the needs of many applications
Streamline a variety of everyday processes in retail
and other environments with the Symbol LS9208.
In retail operations, such as convenience, grocery,
department and specialty stores, the scanner
improves throughput at the checkout counter,
instantly deactivates EAS security tags and can
even help workers identify a product in the back
room. In a drug store or pharmacy, the device can
also be used to help meet regulatory requirements
by verifying prescriptions and managing the
administration associated with certain over-thecounter but controlled substances. Employees can
quickly scan badges to track time and attendance.
And since there is no need to orient the scanner
and the bar code, even patrons in a library can scan
books in and out — keeping checkout lines moving
and check-in bins empty.
Robust new features offer easy set up and
reduced costs
With the 123Scan setup utility, programming and
configuring the Symbol LS9208 is made easy and
minimizes startup time wherever the scanner is
used. What’s more, multiple onboard interfaces
and universal cables further reduce your inventory
requirements. For the most investment protection,
the Symbol LS9208 also features built-in shock
absorption that adds unmatched durability for a
scanner in this class. The Symbol LS9208 offers
premium features and powerful performance to
help you save time and money.
Today’s most advanced presentation scanner
from a global leader
In many applications, the feature-rich Symbol
LS9208 presentation scanner offers aggressive
performance, maximum durability and optimal
ergonomics to create a more productive POS
environment. When you buy the Symbol LS9208,
you receive the added assurance of purchasing from
Motorola — a company with proven solutions and
millions of scanner installations worldwide.
To learn how the Symbol LS9208 presentation
scanner can work for you or to find out more about
Motorola’s products and solutions, contact us
at +1.800.722.6234 or +1.631.738.2400, or visit
Omni-directional presentation scanner
Flash memory
Facilitates updates and
customization of product
in the field
Checkpoint Electronic
Article Surveillance (EAS)
deactivation option
Integrated antenna saves
valuable counter space
Supports 123Scan
setup utility
Flexible setup using
PC download
Reads Reduced Space
Symbology® (RSS)
Compatibility with new
symbology leverages your
hardware investment
Global Trade Item Number
(GTIN) Compliant
Capable of decoding and
transmitting 14-digit GTINs,
where appropriate
Symbol LS9208 Specifications
Physical Characteristics
(without stand)
7.18 in. H x 4.83 in. W x 3.73 in. D
(w/ adjustable stand) 18.24 cm H x 12.27 cm W x 9.47 cm D
User Environment
Scanner only: 10.2 oz./320 g
With adjustable stand: 21.5 oz./670 g
Operating Temp.:
32° to 104° F/0° to 40° C
Storage Temp.:
-40° to 158° F/-40° to 70° C Power Source:
Depending on host:
• Host power
• External power supply
5% to 95% non-condensing
5.0 VDC ± 10%
Nominal Current:
390 mA
Power: 2 watts
Ambient Light
Immunity: Immune to normal artificial indoor and
natural outdoor (direct sunlight) lighting conditions. Fluorescent, incandescent, mercury vapor and sodium vapor: 450 ft-candles (4,844 lux)
Sunlight: 8,000 ft-candles (86,111 lux)
EAS Support:
Optional Checkpoint Electronic Article Surveillance EAS
Mounting Options: Adjustable multi-mount stand
Cash Register White or Twilight Black
Performance Characteristics
Light Source:
650 nm visible laser diode
Roll (Tilt) :
Omni-directional: 360°
Single-scan line: ± 40°
Electrical Safety:
Certified to UL 1950, CSA C22.2 No. 950 EN60825
Pitch :
Omni-directional: ± 50°
Single-scan line: ± 60°
Laser Safety:
CDRH Class IIa Laser Product
IEC 60825 Class 1 Laser Product
Advanced Data
Formatting (ADF)
Enables users to modify
data prior to sending to
host computer, eliminating
costly modifications to the
host software
5.51 in. H x 3.49 in. W x 2.96 in. D
14 cm H x 8.8 cm W x 7.5 cm D
Interfaces Supported: USB, RS232, IBM® 468X/9X, Keyboard Wedge, Wand and Synapse™ (allows connectivity to virtually every POS host type)
Skew (Yaw)
Omni-directional: ± 50°
Single-scan line: ± 50°
Print Contrast:
25% minimum reflective difference
Scan Patterns:
Omni-directional: 20 interlocking lines, 5 scan angles, 4 lines per angle rastering @ 5 Hz
Single scan line capability
Scan Rate: Omni-directional: 1500 scans/second
Single scan line: 75 scans/second
Depth of Field:
0 to 9 in./0 to 22.9 cm @13 mil (100% UPC/EAN)
Nominal Working
5 mil: (38%) 1 to 2.5 in./2.5 to 6.4 cm
7.8 mil: (60%) 0 to 6 in./0 to 15.2 cm
10.4 mil: (80%) 0 to 7.5 in./0 to 19 cm
13 mil: (100%) 0 to 9 in./0 to 22.9 cm
Width of Field:
1.6 in./40 mm @ face
6.7 in./170 mm @ 9 in.
The Symbol LS9208 Omni-directional scanner is warranted
against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of
30 months from date of shipment, provided that the product
remains unmodified and is operated under normal and proper
conditions. See the complete warranty for details.
1. Roll (Tilt): Controlled by rotating the wrist clockwise or counter-clockwise
2. Pitch Controlled by dropping or raising the wrist
3. Skew (Yaw): Controlled by rotating the wrist from left to right or vice versa
The above performance characteristics refer to 100% UPC bar code at 80% contrast
located at 4 in./10 cm from nose of the scanner.
Minimum Resolution: 5 mil
Decode Capability:UPC/EAN/JAN, UPC/EAN w/ Supplementals,
UCC/EAN128, Code 128, ISBT 128, Code
39, Trioptic Code 39, Interleaved 2 of 5,
Discrete 2 of 5, Code 93, Code 11, Codabar,
MSI, RSS variants
Part number SS-LS9208. Printed in USA 05/07. MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo and Symbol and the Symbol Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. All
other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. ©2007 Motorola, Inc. All rights reserved. For system, product or services availability and specific
information within your country, please contact your local Motorola office or Business Partner. Specifications are subject to change without notice.