Symbol DS3578 Series - Spec Sheet

Symbol DS3578 Series
Rugged cordless digital scanners
with integrated Bluetooth
Ability to read both 1D
and 2D bar codes
Increases productivity by
providing one device that can
read all industry-standard
bar codes
Powerful 624 MHz
processor, fast sensor
shutter speed and patent
pending fast-pulse
Superior performance on 1D
and 2D bar codes, improving
productivity in a wide variety
of applications
Ability to capture high
density bar codes
(HD unit only)
Increases productivity by
enabling users to read
high density 2D bar codes
in addition to all industrystandard bar codes.
Ability to read a wide
variety of DPM marks
(DPM unit only)
Enhances quality
processes and improves
lifetime product traceability
Capture bar codes and direct part marks with
extraordinary speed
The Symbol DS3578 Series of rugged, cordless
digital scanners bring comprehensive, high
performance data capture to harsh industrial
environments to improve business efficency.
Engineered with breakthrough digital imaging
technology, this scanner family delivers extremely
fast and accurate data capture of one-dimensional
(1D) and two-dimensional (2D) bar codes and direct
part marks (DPM). Available in three models, the
DS3578 Series of scanners can meet a wide variety
of data capture needs in multiple industries.
Cordless freedom improves productivity
Integrated Bluetooth eliminates the cord between
the scanner and the host, enabling employees to
move freely throughout the work environment.
Productivity, efficiency and even worker safety
can be improved. Plus, the elimination of the
cord reduces downtime from cable breakdowns
— a common point of failure in handheld
devices used in industrial environments.
High performance that speeds productivity
With the Symbol DS3578 Series, you benefit from
a scanning solution designed specifically for fastpaced production environments. The CMOS image
sensors allow the accurate capture and processing
of bar codes at a faster pace than the typical digital
scanner. The Symbol DS3578 Series is armed with
a powerful 624 MHz microprocessor, capable of
decoding 1D or 2D bar codes within milliseconds,
regardless of size or density, and the patent pending
fast-pulse illumination and fast sensor shutter speed
deliver outstanding motion tolerance. In addition,
the omni-directional scanning functionality allows
operators to quickly capture bar codes from any
angle, eliminating the need to align bar codes with
laser lines. Plus, the Symbol DS3578 Series offers
the widest working range of any scanner in its class.
Built for industrial environments
As innovative as it is rugged, the DS3578 Series
delivers the ergonomic and operational features
for scan-intensive industrial applications under
the harshest operating conditions. The device
is designed to perform reliably despite the
inevitable bumps and drops — even on concrete.
An IP65-rated seal makes it impervious to dust
and water, and the exit window is scratchresistant and recessed for the highest level
of durability. As a result, enterprises enjoy a
low total cost of ownership — employee and
device downtime as well as equipment repair
and replacement costs are minimized.
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.
Symbol’s DS3578 Series addresses this challenge
with bright LED, an adjustable volume beeper
Integrated Bluetooth
Class II, Version 1.2
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
Cordless scanning
Enables real-time bar code
data collection unrestricted
by a cable, reducing repairs
from cable failure
Omni-directional scanning
Speeds reading time by
eliminating the need to line
up the bar code with the
scan line
Rugged design withstands
multiple 6.5 ft./2 m drops
to concrete
Ensures maximum reliability
with less downtime resulting
from accidental drops
IP65-rated sealing
Protects against water and
dust for reliable performance
in harsh industrial conditions
and a vibrating pager motor placed in the handle,
ensuring that decode feedback is clearly visible and
audible to users, saving valuable worker time.
Three models to meet many needs
This diverse product line offers a number of
models designed to meet a wide variety of
application needs across a variety of industries:
DS3578-SR: Combination 1D and
2D bar code scanning
The DS3578-SR offers the flexibility to meet
the needs of a wide variety of applications and
environments, providing 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 is designed
to streamline inventory management in 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 enables automatic reconciliation
of 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, eliminating false out-of-stocks due to
misplacement — and lost sales. In shipping, a quick
scan verifies that the right shipment is addressed
to the right person, eliminating costly mis-ships.
DS3578-HD: Optimized for comprehensive
2D bar code capture
The DS3578-HD offers the same capabilities as
the DS3578-SR, but adds optimization for the very
tiny and dense 2D bar codes frequently found in
warehousing, transportation and logistics, and
manufacturing environments. In manufacturing
operations, the DS3578-HD allows even small parts
with small bar code labels to be easily scanned to
verify that the right part is used at the right time.
As a result, product quality improves, increasing
customer satisfaction and retention. Real-time
inventory visibility allows manufacturers to reduce
standard stocking levels, reducing warehouse
space requirements and increasing inventory
turns and profitability. And in the event you are
notified of a defective part, you can easily trace the
location of defective product for more rapid and
targeted recalls, protecting brand image, customer
perception and recall costs. And companies involved
in warehousing, shipping and delivery of smaller
items can easily read the small, dense 2D bar
codes that may be utilized on smaller packages.
DS3578-DP: Comprehensive bar code scanning
with support for 1D, 2D and DPM bar codes
In automotive, aerospace, medical and other heavy
manufacturing environments, a wide variety of data
types are typically in use, including 1D and 2D bar
codes as well as permanent bar codes, known as
direct part marks (DPM). The DS3578-DP provides
manufacturers with a single flexible device capable of
capturing all 1D and 2D bar codes as well as every type
of direct part mark — including dot peen. This powerful
scanner combines highly advanced DPM-specific
software with the functionality of the DS3578-SR and
the focusing capability of the DS3578-HD, allowing
workers to easily capture even the very tiny and
dense marks frequently utilized in DPM applications.
Reduce capital and operational expenses
The ability to capture 1D and 2D bar codes as well
as direct part marks with a single device eliminates
the need to purchase, manage and maintain
multiple devices to accommodate multiple bar
code symbologies in the enterprise. As a result,
the enterprise enjoys a fast return on investment.
Since one device does it all, capital and operational
costs are reduced — and productivity is increased.
In addition, IT departments can dramatically reduce
the time, cost and logistical headaches associated
with scanner configuration and management with
Motorola’s 123Scan2 Configuration Utility and
Remote Scanner Management (RSM) technology,
both of which are supported on the DS3578 Series.
123Scan2 is a powerful PC-based software tool
that provides rapid and easy scanner set-up and
customization. RSM enables remote, networkbased device management from a central location.
An investment for now and the future
In addition to the productivity-enhancing features you
need to keep business moving, the DS3578 Series
provides you with investment protection. Onboard
support for multiple interfaces, a standard feature,
allows you to use your scanner with many different
types of systems for seamless integration now, as well
as painless migration to the new systems of the future.
We back up our leading scanner design with a full threeyear warranty. And to help protect your investment,
Motorola Enterprise Mobility Services offers Service
from the Start with Comprehensive Coverage. This
unique service goes far beyond normal wear and
tear to include accidental damage to exit windows,
scan elements and more at no additional charge.
For more information
For more information on the Symbol DS3578 Series
of rugged, cordless, handheld scanners and the
full line of accessories, access our global contact
directory at
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Symbol DS3578 Series Specifications
Physical characteristics
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)
Weight (w/o cable):
13.79 oz. (391 gm)
2200 mAh Lithium Ion Battery
Battery charge time: Fully charged (100%) in 3 hours
Twilight Black/Yellow
Performance characteristics
Light source:
Aiming pattern: 650nm visible laser diode
Illumination: 630nm LED
Imager Field of View: Standard Range Focus: 39.6° H x 25.7°V
High Density Focus: 38.4° H x 24.9° V
Roll/Pitch/Yaw: ±360, ±60, ±60
Motion Tolerance: Up to 60 in./152 cm per second
(Horizontal Read Rate)
Symbology Decode Capability
1D Codes:
supplementals, ISBN (Bookland), ISSN,
Coupon Code), Code 39 (Standard, Full
ASCII, Trioptic), Code 128 (Standard,
Full ASCII, UCC/EAN-128, ISBT-128
Concatenated), Code 93, Codabar/NW7,
Code 11 (Standard, Matrix 2 of 5), MSI
Plessey, I 2 of 5 (Interleaved 2 of 5
/ ITF, Discrete 2 of 5, IATA, Chinese 2 of
5), GS1 DataBar (Omnidirectional,
Truncated, Stacked, Stacked
Omnidirectional, Limited, Expanded,
Expanded Stacked, Inverse), Base 32
(Italian Pharmacode)
(and variants): 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,
Postal codes:
Ambient light
Incandescent – 150 ft. candles (1,600 LUX)
Sunlight – 8,000 ft. candles (86,000 LUX)
Fluorescent – 150 ft. candles (1,600 LUX)
Mercury Vapor – 150 ft. candles (1,600 LUX)
Sodium Vapor – 150 ft. candles (1,600 LUX)
Immune to direct exposure to normal
office and factory lighting conditions, as well
as direct exposure to sunlight
Electrostatic discharge (ESD):
Conforms to 20 kV air discharge and 8 kV
of contact discharge
STB 3508 and FLB 3508
STB 3578 and
FLB 3578
Power reqs.:
4.75 – 14 VDC 4.75 – 14 VDC
Typical current draw:
Not charging:
10 mA 105 mA @5V
45 mA @9V
Fast rate charge: 915 mA @5V 660 mA @9V 915 mA @5V
660 mA @9V
Slow rate charge: 480 mA @5V 345 mA @9V 480 mA @5V
345 mA @9V
Radio specification
Radio: Bluetooth, Class 2, Version 1.2, Serial Port
and HID Profiles
2.402 to 2.480 GHz adapative frequency
hopping and co-existence with 802.11
wireless networks
Data rate: 720 Kbps
Radio range: Up to 300 ft. (100m) direct line
of sight in open air (See Technical Brief for
more information)
Interfaces supported: USB, RS-232, RS-485 (IBM 46xx Protocols),
Keyboard Wedge
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
U.S. Postnet, U.S. Planet, U.K. Postal, Japan
Postal, Australian Postal, Dutch Postal,
4State Postal
FCC Part 15 Class B, ICES-003 Class B,
EN 55022, EN 55024, AS/NZS 4268:2008,
Japan VCCI
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
Environmental: Compliant with RoHS directive 2002/95/EEC
Nominal Working
Range: See chart on back
User environment
Bright LED and beeper
with adjustable volume
and vibrating pager motor
Multiple confirmation modes
for positive user feedback in
noisy environments
Advanced data formatting
Eliminates costly modifications
to the host software
Multiple on-board
interfaces and universal
cable set
Ensures flexible connectivity
with different hosts; enables
easy upgrading of hosts and
cable replacement; provides
investment protection
Supports 123Scan2
scanner configuration tool
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
Accessories: Holster (mounts to pants or belt);
Intelli-Stand (hands-free scanning; Tool
Balancer Pulley (tethered); Standard Cradle
(Charge Only); Standard Cradle (Radio/
Charge); Fork-Lift Cradle (Charge Only);
Fork-Lift Cradle (Radio/Charge)
Operating temp.:
-4° to 122°F (--20° to 50°C)
Storage temp.:
-40° to 140°F (-40° to 60°C)
5% to 95% relative humidity,
Sealed to IP65 specifications
Drop specs: Unit functions normally after repeated
6.5 ft. (2 m) drops to concrete
# of Cradle Insertions:250,000+ insertions
The Symbol 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 Service
Service from the Start – Bronze
*See back for decode zone.
Symbol DS3578 Series
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
QR Code - 4 mil
1.10 - 1.40”
2.79 - 3.56 cm
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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