PRODUCT SPEC SHEET
ZEBRA LI4278
ZEBRA LI4278
GENERAL PURPOSE CORDLESS LINEAR IMAGER
THE NEXT GENERATION IN 1­D SCANNING
The LI4278 takes 1­D bar code scanning to the next level, allowing workers to scan faster and farther. Workers
can capture virtually any 1­D bar code — including the typical bar codes that are printed on paper labels; electronic
bar codes displayed on the screen of a mobile phone, tablet or computer that allows retailers to easily process
loyalty cards, mobile coupons and more; and the high density (HD) bar codes commonly used in electronic
component manufacturing. 100 percent UPC bar codes can be captured from near contact to over 30 in./76.2 cm
away, while 200% UPC codes can be scanned at 55 in./139.7 cm away. Since bar codes can be captured at
extreme angles, scanning is easier than ever, so workers spend less time maneuvering the scanner and more time
on task. And an optional cradle that enables presentation mode gives your workers the flexibililty to use the scanner
in handheld and hands­free modes.
CORDLESS FREEDOM
Bluetooth® frees workers from cords, allowing cashiers to easily scan items inside and outside of the cash wrap. In
addition, Bluetooth v2.1 with EDR provides better encryption for improved security; better wireless performance;
better energy management to preserve power for a full shift and easy pairing with the host device.
BUILT FOR ALL DAY EVERYDAY USE
A patent pending single circuit board improves reliability by eliminating interconnections. Superior battery power
management delivers the largest number of scans per battery charge to support scan intensive applications. You
can use it in dusty and wet environments. The scan line is easy to see outdoors in bright sunlight as well as indoors
in dim lighting. It can survive drops to concrete. And both cradles can handle over a quarter million insertions.
COST EFFECTIVE UPGRADE PATH
The LI4278 provides a positive return on investment by utilizing the same existing cradles and accessories as its
cousins, the LS4278 and DS6878. Current investments are preserved, yet you can easily migrate to the latest in
scanning technology.
MAXIMUM UPTIME FOR A LOW TCO
Remote management tools combine with industry leading all­inclusive affordable service plans to keep devices in
FEATURES
Excellent 1­D
scanning
performance
Delivers superior
scanning speed and
a wide data capture
range
Captures
virtually all 1­D
bar codes on
any surface —
including
mobile phone
displays
Capture bar codes
printed on traditional
paper labels or
displayed on the
screen of a mobile
phone, tablet or
computer
Wide working
range
Reads UPC bar
codes from 1 in./2.54
cm to over 30
in./76.2 cm as well as
high density codes
and extended
ranges for greater
application flexibility
Superior
motion and
angular
the hands of your workforce practically every minute of every working day, Service from the Start Advance
Exchange Support provides next­business­day replacement of devices that require repair. Built­in Comprehensive
Coverage protects your scanners from the unexpected, significantly reducing unforeseen repair expenses and
delivering service peace of mind from the moment you purchase the device.
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SPECIFICATIONS CHART
tolerance
Bar codes can be
captured faster, and
there is no need to
pause between
scans
Patent pending
single circuit
board
construction
Maximizes durability
and reduces
downtime
PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS
WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY
Skew
Tolerance
±65°
Radio
Bluetooth v2.1 Class 2
Radio
Bright crisp
aiming line
Pitch Tolerance
±65°
Data Rate
Roll Tolerance
±45°
3.0 Mbit/s (2.1 Mbit/s)
Bluetooth v2.1
Easier to aim in
bright or dim lighting
environments
Scan Pattern
Single bright aiming line
Radio Range*
330 ft./100 m (line of sight)
Scan Angle
Horizontal 35°
Scan Speed
547 scans per second
Motion
Tolerance
25 in./ 63.5 cm per second
Light Source
LED Class 1 device
617nm (amber)
Min. Print
Contrast
*Using presentation cradle configuration
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Dimensions
3.84 in. H x 2.75 in. W x
7.34 in. L
9.8 cm H x 7 cm W x 18.6
cm L
15% MRD
Weight
7.9 oz./224 grams
Scans Per
Charge
Up to 57,000
Cradle
Interface
RS232, RS485 (IBM),
USB, Keyboard Wedge
Hours of
Operation
Per full charge: 72 hours
Color
Black; White
Battery
Rechargeable
replaceable battery with
‘green sustainability’
UTILITIES
123Scan, Remote Scanner Management
(RSM), Scanner Management Services
(SMS), Zebra Scanner SDK
USER ENVIRONMENT
DECODE RANGES (TYPICAL
WORKING RANGES**)
3 mil
Minimum resolution
4 mil
4­10 in./10.2­25.4 cm
5 mil
3­13 in./7.6­33 cm
7.5 mil
1.5­19 in./ 3.8­48.3 cm
Ambient Light
Immunity
Max 108,000 lux
Operating
Temp.
32° F to 122° F/ 0° C to
50° C
13 mil (100%
UPC­A)
1­31 in./2.5­78.7 cm
Storage
Temperature
­40° F to 158° F/­40° C to
70° C
20 mil
1­42 in./2.5­106.7 cm
5% to 85% RH, non­
condensing
26 mil (200%
UPC­A)
3­55 in./7.6­140 cm
Humidity
100 mil (paper)
>20 ft./6 m
Drop
Specification
Environmental
Sealing
Over 100 drops at 5 ft./1.5
m at room temperature;
survives 6ft./1.8 m drops
to concrete
Gasket sealed housing
withstands dust and can
be sprayed clean
** Ranges are calculated on Code 39 unless
otherwise noted
REGULATORY
Technical
EMC FCC Part 15 Class
Built­in
rechargeable
replaceable
battery
Provides largest
number of scans per
charge — well
beyond a single shift
in the highest usage
profiles; replaceable
battery ensures long
lifecyle
Long life
industrial
charging
contacts
Reliable
performance, rated
to 250,000+
insertions
Compatible
with 123Scan2
and Remote
Scanner
Management
(RSM)
Dramatically reduces
management time
and cost, from initial
configuration to day­
to­day management;
SDK available for
custom development
Withstands
100+
consecutive
drops to
concrete
Protects against
downtime from
breakage due to
everyday drops
Bar Code
Symbologies
UPC/EAN: UPC­A, UPC­
E, UPC­E1, EAN­8/JAN 8,
EAN­13/JAN 13,
Bookland EAN, Bookland
ISBN Format, UCC
Coupon Extended Code,
ISSN EAN Code 128
Including GS1­128, ISBT
128, ISBT Concatenation,
Code 39 including Trioptic
Code 39, Convert Code
39 to Code 32 (Italian
Pharmacy Code), Code
39 Full ASCII Conversion
Code 93 Code 11 Matrix 2
of 5 Interleaved 2 of 5
(ITF) Discrete 2
of 5 (DTF) Codabar (NW ­
7) Chinese 2 of 5 IATA
Inverse 1­D (except all
GS1 DataBars) GS1
DataBar including GS1
DataBar­14, GS1 DataBar
Limited, GS1 DataBar
Expanded
Requirements
Environmental
B, ICES 003 Class B, IEC
60601­1­2 Environmental
RoHS Directive
2002/95/EEC Electrical
Safety C22.2 No. 60950­
1, EN 60950­1, IEC
60950­1, UL 60950­ 1
LED Class 1
RoHS Compliant
WARRANTY
Subject to the terms of Zebra's hardware
warranty statement, the LI4278 is warranted
against defects in workmanship and materials
for a period of 36 months from the date of
shipment. For the complete Zebra hardware
product warranty statement, go to:
http://www.zebra.com/warranty
Multi point­to­
point
Use up to three
scanners with a
single desktop cradle
and seven scanners
with a presentation
cradle, reducing
capital expenditures
and maintenance
costs
Batch mode
operation
Allows user to
continue scanning
outside
communications
range; can scan over
500 UPC bar codes
into memory and
upload automatically
when in
communication range
Flexible
mounting —
vertical or
horizontal
Desktop cradle
provides versatility to
accommodate your
unique environment
Bluetooth 2.1
Provides better
security, better
performance, better
energy management
and much easier
pairing over the
Bluetooth wireless
connection
Backward
compatible
Works with LS4278
cradles, providing a
very cost­effective
upgrade path
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