Symbol LS3578-ER
Rugged, cordless scanner with integrated Bluetooth
Wide working range:
.25”/.64 cm to 45 ft./
13.7 m
Allows workers to scan items
at varying distance without
having to move, reducing
fatigue and speeding task
Integrated Bluetooth
Class 2 v1.2 (Serial Port
and HID Profiles with
authentication and security)
Cordless scanning with
secure wireless data
Cordless scanning
Enables real-time bar code
data collection unrestricted by
a cable, reducing repairs from
cable failure
Ergonomic, rugged industrial
design withstands up to
50 drops to concrete from
6.5 ft. (2m) and 2,500 3 ft.
(1m) tumbles (5,000 hits)
Ensures maximum reliability
with less downtime resulting
from accidental drops
Scan bar codes over a wide range of distances
The Symbol LS3578-ER rugged, cordless scanner
provides the greatest working range of any
available rugged scanner, allowing employees
to scan items from as close as .25 inches /.64 cm
to as far away as 45 feet /13.7 m. It also allows
employees to quickly switch from reading
bar codes on inventory to capturing smaller
symbologies on bar code menus and pick lists.
In the yard, warehouse, distribution center,
manufacturing plant or retail store, the Symbol
LS3578-ER offers superior performance and
reliability as well as a user-friendly form factor that
helps ensure comfortable use over long shifts.
Plus, integrated Bluetooth provides reliable and
secure wireless data transmission between the
scanner and host, including Motorola’s rugged
VC5090 Vehicle-Fixed Mount Mobile Computer.
Cordless freedom for improved productivity
With no cord between the scanner and host,
employees can move freely throughout their work
environment, increasing productivity and efficiency
while keeping supply chain inventory up to date at
all times. Plus, having no cord reduces downtime
from cable breakdowns -- a common point of failure
in handheld devices used in industrial facilities.
Rugged design to maximize uptime
As rugged as it is innovative, the Symbol LS3578-ER
is designed for scan-intensive industrial applications
in the harshest operating conditions. Industryleading impact tests ensure reliable performance in
spite of the inevitable accidental drops. The device
is impervious to dust and water, and its exit window
is scratch-resistant and recessed for the highest
level of durability. As a result, you avoid unnecessary
equipment downtime or expensive equipment
replacement costs.
Low total cost of ownership (TCO)
In addition to enhancing productivity, the
LS3578-ER offers a low TCO. The industrial-strength
construction maximizes the scanner’s working
life, and multiple on-board interfaces provide true
plug-and-play simplicity with your host system
today and tomorrow. Support for Remote Scanner
Management (RSM) enables you to discover,
provision and upgrade devices from a central
remote location, dramatically reducing management
time and costs.
And since even the most rugged devices require
a support plan, a full complement of Enterprise
Mobility Services are available to help you protect
your investment and maintain peak performance.
For more information, visit us at www.motorola.
com/ls3578ER or access our global contact
directory at www.motorola.com/enterprisemobility/
Symbol LS3578-ER
IP65-rated seal
(electronic enclosure)
Protects against water
and dust for reliable
performance in the harshest
Bright LED and beeper
with adjustable volume
Helps ensure that decode
feedback is clearly visible
and audible to users, even
in noisy environments
Use up to three
scanners with a single
cradle, reducing capital
expenditures and
maintenance costs
Bright 650 nm laser
aiming dot
Delivers clearly visible
line for more accurate
Supports GS1DataBar
(formerly RSS
Ensures compatibility
with emerging symbols
to protect your hardware
Advanced data
Eliminates costly
modifications to the
host software
Batch mode operation
Increases application
design flexibility to better
meet your specific needs
Remote scanner
management ready
Enables you to discover,
provision and upgrade
devices from a central
remote location, reducing
management time
and costs
Symbol LS3578-ER Specifications
Physical Characteristics
Dimensions: 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)
STB 3508 and FLB 3508 STB 3578 and FLB 3578
4.75 – 14 VDC
Weight: (including
LiON battery)
14.8 oz. (420 gm)
2200 mAh Lithium Ion Battery
Battery charge time:
Fully charged (100%) in 3 hours
Typical current
draw: Not charging
10 mA
Twilight Black and Yellow
Performance Characteristics
Scanner type: Retrocollective
4.75 – 14 VDC
105 mA @5V
45 mA @9V
Fast rate
915 mA @5V
660 mA @9V
915 mA @5V
660 mA @9V
Slow rate
480 mA @5V
345 mA @9V
480 mA @5V
345 mA @9V
Light source:
650 nm visible laser diode
Scan repetition:
36 scans per second typical
element width:
7.5 mil (0.191 mm)
Radio: Bluetooth, Class 2, Version 1.2,
Serial port and HID Profiles
Nominal working
See decode zone
2.402 to 2.480 GHz adaptive frequency
hopping (co-existence with 802.11 wireless
Radio specification
Print contrast:
25% minimum reflective difference
Frequency: Roll (Tilt)1: +/- 10 degrees from normal
Data rate: 720 kbps
+/- 65 degrees from normal
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
Pitch :
Skew (Yaw) : +/- 60 degrees from normal
Decode capability:
UPC.EAN, UPC.EAN with Supplemental, 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)
Interfaces supported:
RS232, Keyboard Wedge, IBM 468X/469X,
USB and Synapse
Input transient
IEC 1000-4-(2,3,4,5,6,11)
FCC Part 15 Class B, ICES-003 Class B, European Union EMC Directive,
Japan VCCI/MITI/Dentori
User Environment
Operating temperature: -4˚ to 122˚F (-20˚ to 50˚C)
Laser safety:
IEC825-1 Class 2
Storage temperature:
-40˚ to 140˚F (-40˚ to 60˚C)
5% to 95% relative humidity, noncondensing
Sealed to IP65 specifications
Drop specifications:
Unit functions normally after 50 drops to
concrete from 6.5 ft. (2m)
The Symbol LS3578-ER 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.
# of Cradle Insertions:
250,000+ insertions
Ambient light immunity: Immune to direct exposure of normal
office and factory lighting conditions,
as well as direct exposure to sunlight.
Electrostatic discharge: Conforms to 20 kV air discharge and 8 kV
of contact discharge
Recommended Service
Service from the Start - Bronze
Depth of Field
Label Density
Paper Label
Code 39 - 7.5 mil
0.25” - 20.00”
0.64 - 50.80 cm
Code 39 - 10 mil
2.00” - 32.00”
5.08 - 81.28 cm
Code 39 - 15 mil
3.00” - 69.00”
7.62 - 175.26 cm
Code 39 - 20 mil
3.00” - 94.00”
7.62 - 238.76 cm
Code 39 - 55 mil
15.00” - 180.00”
38.10 - 457.20 cm
Reflective Label
Code 39 - 70 mil
Up to 30 ft.
Up to 9.27 m
Code 39 - 100 mil
Up to 45 ft.
Up to 13.72 m
For more detailed information, please see the Product Reference
Guide in the Resource tab at www.motorola.com/ls3578er
Part number SS-LS3578-ER. Printed in USA 12/09. MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo and SYMBOL and the Stylized SYMBOL Logo are registered in the US Patent &
Trademark Office. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. ©2009 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.