Zebra LS1203
Durable construction:
single board
construction; meets
Zebra's stringent 5 ft.
drop tests
Zebra LS1203
Excellent value for everyday use
The Zebra LS1203 handheld scanner delivers high quality laser scanning, user-friendly ergonomics and durability at
an affordable price. Designed to meet the needs of small businesses, the LS1203 provides the performance and
features needed to significantly reduce data entry errors and boost productivity day in and day out in gift shops,
boutiques, sporting goods, jewelers, video stores, florists and other small local retailers. Easy and comfortable to use,
this high-value cost-effective scanner offers the reliability and investment protection that have made Zebra the global
leader in handheld bar code scanning.
Increased productivity from the start
For point of sale check-out applications, the LS1203 provides the power to improve operational efficiencies right out of
the box. The plug-and-play design virtually eliminates installation hassles. The intuitive ergonomic design eliminates
training requirements — employees are up and running in minutes. Manual keying is eliminated, reducing cashier
errors and ensuring that your customers are charged the correct amount. The result is faster checkout, increased
customer satisfaction and a quick return on investment. In the back room, the LS1203 automates paper-based
processes, such as inventory management, translating into more accurate information and less time spent on
day-to-day administrative tasks — and more time spent serving customers.
Designed for continuous
usage all day, every day;
significantly reduces
downtime and repair costs
Multiple interfaces:
RS232, USB, KBW (
keyboard wedge) in
one scanner
Simplifies installation and
integration; futureproof
solution ensures
compatibility with your host/
POS today and tomorrow
Ergonomic hybrid
design featuring sleek
, lightweight, balanced
form factor
Maximum comfort for all day
use; reduces user fatigue
Durable construction combined with future-proofing
With a single board construction and durable scan element, the LS1203 can easily stand up to daily use and those
inevitable drops. With everyday operation you can count on, the LS1203 ensures minimal maintenance costs and
maximum uptime. And integrated multiple interfaces provide the investment protection you need to ensure that the
scanner you buy today will work with tomorrow’s POS system.
Proven quality you can trust
When you choose the LS1203, you receive the added assurance of purchasing a product from Zebra — the global
leader in handheld bar code scanning with millions of scanners in use every day by the world’s largest retailers
worldwide. And since even the most durable products require a maintenance plan and support strategy, Zebra has
designed a full complement of service offerings to help you protect your investment and maintain peak performance.
To learn more about how the LS1203 can help your small business, visit or access our global
contact directory at
Intuitive scanning;
plug and play design
Practically eliminates setup
and training time for faster
return on investment
High quality 1D laser
scanner — choice of
triggered or
Auto-Scan™ (
continuous mode)
Accurate first time scanning;
always ready for the next
Zebra LS1203 Specifications
2.4 in. H x 7.1 in. L x 2.4 in. W 6.2
cm H x 18 cm L x 6 cm W
Scanner Type:
Approximately 4.3 oz. (122 g)
Light Source (Laser)
650nm laser diode
Weight (w/o cable):
Voltage & Current:
5 +/-10%VDC @ 100 mA (Stand
Scan Rate:
100 scans per second
Typical Working
by: <35 mA)
Power Source:
Host power or external power
Cash Register White or Twilight
Operating Temp.:
32° to 122° F/0° to 50° C
Storage Temp.:
-40° to 158° F/-40° to 70° C
5% to 95% relative humidity,
Drop Specs:
Withstands multiple 5 ft./1.524m
Typical Working
See chart below.
Print Contrast Min.:
30% minimum reflectance
Roll (Tilt):1
± 30° from normal
± 65°
Skew (Yaw):3
± 60°
Decode Capability:
Supplementals, UPC/EAN 128,
Code 39, Code 39 Full
ASCII, Code 39 TriOptic, Code 128
, Code 128 Full ASCII, Codabar,
Interleaved 2 of
5, Discrete 2 of 5, Code 93, MSI,
Code 11, IATA, GS1 DataBar (
formerly RSS)
variants, Chinese 2 of 5
USB, RS-232; Keyboard Wedge
drops to concrete
Ambient Lighting
Tolerant to typical artificial indoor
and natural outdoor (direct sunlight
) lighting conditions. Fluorescent,
Incandescent, Mercury Vapor,
Sodium Vapor, LED4: 450 Ft
Candles (4,844 Lux) Sunlight:
8000 Ft Candles (86,111 Lux)
Beeper Volume:
User-selectable: three levels
Beeper Tone:
User-selectable: three tones
Discharge (ESD):
Conforms to 15 kV air discharge
and 8 kV of contact discharge
Electrical Safety:
UL1950, CSA C22.2 No. 950,
Laser Safety:
IEC Class 1
FCC Part 15 Class B, ICES-003
Class B, European Union EMC
Directive, Australian SMA, Taiwan
EMC, Japan VCCI/MITI/Dentori
The LS1203 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.
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
4 - LED lighting with high AC ripple content can impact
scanning performance
Label Density
Paper Label
0.25” – 5.00”
0.50 – 12.50 cm
Code 39 – 7. 5 mil
0 – 7.75”
0 – 19.68 cm
Code 39 – 10 mil
0 – 8.50”
0 – 21.50 cm
100% UPC – 13 mil
0 – 8.50”
0 – 21.50 cm
200% UPC – 26 mil
0 – 10.25”
0 – 26.00 cm
Code 39 – 5 mil
Part number SS-LS1203-A. Printed in USA 04/15.©2015 ZIH Corp. ZEBRA, the Zebra head graphic and Zebra Technologies logo are trademarks of ZIH Corp,
registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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