Motorola DS3578 Series
Motorola DS3578 series
Rugged cordless digital scanners with integrated Bluetooth
instantly Capture virtually
any type of bar code
Cordless freedom
improves productivity
Improve business efficiency in your harshest industrial
environments with the Motorola DS3578 Series.
Breakthrough digital imaging technology allows
workers to capture virtually any bar code, with
extreme speed and accuracy. Three models can
meet any bar code capture requirement you have
— from 1D and 2D bar codes and Direct Part Marks
(DPM) to Unique Identification (IUID)* support.
With integrated Bluetooth, there is no cord between the
scanner and the host, so your employees can move freely
throughout your work environment. Productivity, efficiency
and even worker safety is improved. Plus, downtime from
cable breakdowns — a common point of failure in handheld
devices used in industrial environments — is eliminated.
image Capture adds value
The DS3578 Series is designed specifically for fast-paced
production environments. Complementary metal–oxide–
semiconductor (CMOS) image sensors accurately capture
and process bar codes much faster than the typical digital
scanner. The powerful 624 MHz microprocessor decodes
1D and 2D bar codes within milliseconds, regardless of
size or density. The patent pending fast-pulse illumination
When a shipment arrives damaged, a picture is worth a
thousand words. With the press of a trigger, workers can
capture a photo and automatically append it to the shipment
record. The image is wirelessly transferred to the cradle
and on to your host PC, providing indisputable evidence of
damage and streamlining returns processing.
maximum performance for
maximum productivity
* Direct Part Marks (DPM) and IUID available only on the DS3578-DP (DPM-enabled model)
Reads both 1D
and 2D bar codes
Increases productivity by
providing one device that
can read all industrystandard bar codes
Powerful 624 MHz
processor, fast sensor
shutter speed and
patent pending fastpulse illumination
Superior performance on
1D and 2D bar codes,
improving productivity in a
wide variety of applications
Government grade
security: FIPS
140-2 validation
Meets the most stringent
federal government and
industry security regulations
(DS3578-DP only)
Ability to understand
IUID constructs, and
automatically separate
and send the required
information to
your application
Motorola DS3578 Series
Captures high
density bar codes
(DS3578-HD only)
Increases productivity by
enabling users to read
high density 2D bar codes
in addition to all industrystandard bar codes
and fast sensor shutter speed deliver outstanding
motion tolerance, eliminating the need for users to pause
between scans. Omni-directional scanning functionality
allows operators to quickly capture bar codes from any
angle, so users never need to take the time to align bar
codes with laser lines. Plus, the DS3578 Series offers
the widest working range of any scanner in its class.
EZ-DPM software for
Direct Part Mark capture
(DS3578-DP only)
Enhance quality processes
and improve lifetime
product traceability with
this highly advanced DPM
software; captures hard
to read DPM codes faster;
captures the widest range
of sizes and densities on
virtually any surface
Built for industrial environments
Captures photos
A press of the trigger
captures and transfers
photographic information to
the cradle and on to
your host computer
Integrated Bluetooth
Class II, Version 2.1
Cable-free convenience;
secure wireless
transmissions; reduces
repairs due to cable failure
Exceptional motion
Enables extraordinary
scanning speed for all
bar codes, increasing
throughput and productivity
— regardless of application
Unique aiming pattern
Bright central laser dot
ensures quick, accurate
scanning — even in
bright sunlight
Speeds reading time by
eliminating the need to line
up the bar code with the
scan line
As innovative as it is rugged, the DS3578 Series delivers
the ergonomic and operational features required in
scan-intensive industrial applications in the harshest
environments. The device is built to handle the inevitable
bumps and drops — even on concrete. An IP65-rated seal
makes it impervious to dust and water. The exit window
is scratch-resistant and recessed for the highest level
of durability. These features deliver a low total cost of
ownership, minimizing employee and device downtime
as well as equipment repair and replacement costs.
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. Motorola’s DS3578 Series addresses this
challenge with bright LEDs, adjustable beeper
volume and a vibrating pager motor placed in the
handle. Decode feedback is clearly visible and
audible, protecting productivity and task accuracy.
Government grade-security
Achieving government grade security with the DS3578
Series is easy. All models are FIPS 140-2 compliant, right out
of the box. Just scan the included Enable FIPS Encryption
bar code to activate FIPS security.
Three models to meet many needs
Three models meet a wide variety of application needs
across a variety of industries:
DS3578-SR: Combination 1D and 2D bar code scanning
The flexible DS3578-SR meets the needs of a wide
variety of applications and environments, offering 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 DS3578-SR streamlines inventory
management in the most 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 can automatically reconcile 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. False out-of-stocks due to misplaced
materials are eliminated — along with lost sales. In
shipping, a quick scan verifies that the right shipment is
addressed to the right person, preventing costly mis-ships.
DS3578-HD: Optimized for
comprehensive 2D bar code capture
The DS3578-HD offers the same capabilities as the DS3578SR, but adds optimization for the very tiny and dense
1D and 2D bar codes frequently found in warehousing,
transportation and logistics, and manufacturing
environments. For manufacturers, the DS3578-HD allows
scanning of bar codes on the smallest parts to verify that
the right part is used at the right time. Product quality
improves, increasing customer satisfaction and retention.
Real-time inventory visibility allows manufacturers to
lower standard stocking levels, reducing warehouse
space requirements and increasing inventory turns — and
profitability. And in the event you are notified of a defective
part, a quick scan can instantly reveal the location of the
defective product, allowing rapid and targeted recalls
that protect brand image, customer perception and recall
costs. And companies involved in warehousing, shipping
and delivery of little items can easily read the small, dense
2D bar codes that may be utilized on smaller packages.
DS3578-DP: Comprehensive IUID-enabled scanner
with support for 1D, 2D and DPM bar codes
This powerful scanner combines our highly advanced
EZ-DPM software with the functionality of the DS3578SR, the focusing capability of the DS3578-HD, plus
integrated IUID parsing capability. Government agencies
and industrial manufacturers — including automotive,
aerospace and medical — can capture all 1D and 2D
bar codes as well as every type of Direct Part Mark
(DPM). EZ-DPM software allows easy reading of even
the most challenging marks, including very low contrast
marks on black plastic, ‘noisy’ marks on cast surfaces
and marks on corroded steel and cast iron pipe that
have been in the field for years. Comprehensive IUID
support allows you to capture and process Unique
Item Identifiers (UIIs) — the scanner can validate,
read, separate and transmit the right information to
your application. And since construct tables are field
upgradable, your IUID applications are future proof.
Reduce hardware and
management costs
The DS3578 not only helps you save time, it helps you save
money. Since this one device can capture any bar code, you
no longer need to purchase, manage and maintain multiple
devices to accommodate different bar code symbologies.
You also no longer need a cradle for every device —
one FIPS validated cradle supports up to seven FIPS
validated scanners. In addition, two Motorola-unique tools
substantially reduce management time and cost. 123Scan2
is a powerful PC-based software tool that enables rapid
and easy scanner set-up and customization. And Remote
Scanner Management (RSM) enables remote, networkbased device management from a central location.
End-to-End sUPPORT
Service from the Start Advance Exchange Support
provides next-business-day replacement of devices that
require repair. Built-in Comprehensive Coverage protects
your scanners from the unexpected, significantly
reducing unforeseen repair expenses and delivering
service peace of mind.
For more information on how you can put the DS3578 Series
to work in your organization, please visit us on the Web at or access our global
contact directory at
7.34 in. H x 4.82 in. W x 2.93 in. D
18.65 cm H x 12.25 cm W x 7.43 cm D
14.6 oz. (414 gm)
2200 mAh Lithium Ion Battery
Battery Charge Time
Fully charged (100%) within 4.5 hours using
an external power supply and up to ten hours
using a USB cable
Twilight Black/Yellow
DPM Marks
(DPM unit only)
Datamatrix marks applied by dot-peening. All supported barcode types listed above
marked by laser etching, chemical etching, ink marking, molding, stamping or casting methods on surfaces such as including metal, plastic, rubber or glass
IUID Support
Supports IUID parsing. The ability to read
and separate IUID fields per application requirements
Nominal Working
See chart on back
Performance Characteristics
User Environment
Light Source
Aiming pattern: 650nm visible laser diode
Illumination: 630nm LED
Operating Temp.
-4° F to 122° F/-20° C to 50° C
Imager Field of View
Standard Range Focus: 39.6° H x 25.7°V
High Density Focus: 38.4° H x 24.9° V
Storage Temp.
-40° F to 158° F/-40° C to 70° C
5% to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing
360°, ±65°, ±60°
Sealed to IP65 specifications
Motion Tolerance
Up to 60 in./sec. (1.52m/sec.) for 100% 13 mil
UPC. Motion tolerance will vary depending on
code type, scan distance and print quality.
Drop Specifications
Unit functions normally after repeated
6.5 ft. (2 m) drops to concrete
Cradle Insertions
250,000+ insertions
Ambient Light
Indoor: 450 Ft Candles (4,842 Lux)
Outdoor: 8,000 Ft Candles (86,080 Lux)
Electrostatic discharge (ESD):
15 kV air discharge
8 kV contact discharge
Symbology Decode Capability
1D Codes
UPC/EAN and with supplementals, Code 39,
Code 39 Full ASCII, Tri-optic Code 39, GS1
DataBar Variants, GS1-128, 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
PDF417 (and
PDF417 (Standard, Macro), MicroPDF417
(Standard, Macro), Composite Codes
(CC-A, CC-B, CC-C)
2D Codes
TLC-39, Aztec (Standard, Inverse),
MaxiCode, DataMatrix/ECC 200 (Standard,
Inverse), QR Code (Standard, Inverse, Micro)
U.S. Postnet, U.S. Planet, U.K. Postal, Japan
Postal, Australian Postal, Dutch Postal,
4 State Postal
Bright LED, beeper with
adjustable volume and
vibrating pager motor
Multiple confirmation
modes for positive
user feedback in noisy
Advanced data
Eliminates costly
to the host software
Specifications Chart
Physical Characteristics
Rugged design: IP65
sealing and 6.5 ft./2 m
drop specification
Ensures maximum reliability
with less downtime resulting
from accidental drops and
exposure to water and dust
7-to-1 pairing
Pair seven scanners to
a single cradle, greatly
reducing cradle costs
(scanners and cradle must
be FIPS validated)
Multiple on-board
interfaces and
universal cable set
Easy to connect to your
existing host system as well
as upgrade to new hosts of
the future; protecting your
Supports 123Scan 2
Enables rapid and easy
customized set-up through
a free, wizard-based PC
software tool
Supports RSM (Remote
Scanner Management)
Lowers IT expenses and
TCO by enabling remote
management from a
central location
Power Reqs.
Typical current draw:
Not charging
Fast rate charge*
Slow rate charge**
Charging Only
STB 3508 and
FLB 3508
STB 3578 and
FLB 3578
4.75-14 VDC
4.75-14 VDC
35 mA
45 mA @9V
915 mA @5V
660 mA @9V
480 mA @5V
345 mA @9V
105 mA @5V
110 mA @9V
915 mA @5V
660 mA @9V
480 mA @5V
345 mA @9V
Motorola DS3578 Series
Regulatory (continued)
Bluetooth Class II Version 2.1, Serial Port and
HID Profiles
2.402 to 2.480 GHz adaptive frequency hopping and co-existence with 802.11 wireless networks
FCC Part 15 Class B, ICES-003 Class B,
EN 55022, EN 55024, AS/NZS 4268:2008,
Japan VCCI
Compliant with RoHS directive 2002/95/EEC
Data Rate
Basic Data Rate is 720 kbps
Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) for image transfer
Radio Range
Radio range: Up to 300 ft. (100m) direct line
of sight in open air. Typical indoor cordless range is 100 ft. (33m), but range will vary
depending upon environment; see Bluetooth Radio Performance Technical Brief for more information
USB, RS-232, RS-485 (IBM 46xx Protocols) and
Keyboard Wedge
Holster (mounts to pants or belt); Tool
Balancer Pulley (tethered); Standard Cradle
(Charge Only); Standard Cradle (Radio/
Charge); Fork-Lift Cradle (Charge Only);
Fork-Lift Cradle (Radio/Charge)
The Motorola DS3578 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 Services
Electrical Safety
UL60950-1, CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1,
EN 60950-1 / IEC 60950-1
Laser Safety
EN 60825-1, IEC 60825-1, 21CFR1040.10,
CDRH Class II, IEC Class 2
Service from the Start Advance Exchange Support
* Fast rate charge requires an external power supply.
** Cradle defaults to slow rate charge when an external supply is not used.
DS3578 Series Decode Zone
Depth of Field
Label Density
DS3578-HD/ DS3578-DP
Paper Label
Code 39 - 3 mil
1.10” - 1.60”
2.79 - 4.06 cm
Code 39 - 4 mil
2.60” - 4.50”
6.60 - 11.43 cm
Contact - 3.5”
Contact - 8.89 cm
Code 39 - 5 mil
1.00” - 6.30”
2.54 - 16.00 cm
Contact - 4.2”
Contact - 10.67 cm
Code 39 - 7.5 mil
Contact - 10.10”
Contact - 25.65 cm
Contact - 5.4”
Contact - 13.72 cm
Code 39 - 20 mil
1.00” - 20.90”
2.54 - 53.09 cm
1.10” - 9.20”
2.79 - 23.37 cm
100% UPC - 13 mil
0.90” - 15.10”
2.29 - 38.35 cm
0.80” - 6.20”
2.03 - 15.75 cm
PDF417 - 6.67 mil
2.70” - 6.10”
6.86 - 15.49 cm
Contact - 3.70”
Contact - 9.40 cm
PDF417 - 10 mil
0.40” - 9.30”
1.02 - 23.62 cm
Contact - 4.50”
Contact - 11.43 cm
PDF417 - 15 mil
3.30” - 14.80”
8.38 - 37.59 cm
3.20” - 5.60”
8.13 - 14.22 cm
Data Matrix - 4 mil
1.00” - 2.10”
2.54 - 5.33 cm
Data Matrix - 5 mil
0.40” - 2.70”
1.02 - 6.86 cm
Data Matrix - 7.5 mil
2.10” - 5.50”
5.33 - 13.97 cm
Contact - 3.50”
Contact - 8.89 cm
Data Matrix - 10 mil
1.10” - 7.10”
2.79 - 18.03 cm
Contact - 4.40”
Contact - 11.18 cm
1.10 - 1.40”
2.79 - 3.56 cm
QR Code - 4 mil
QR Code - 5 mil
0.50” - 2.20”
1.27 - 5.59 cm
QR Code - 7.5 mil
Contact - 3.30”
Contact - 8.38 cm
QR Code - 10 mil
1.50” - 6.10”
3.81 - 15.49 cm
Contact - 4.00”
Contact - 10.16 cm
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