Symbol DS3508 Series
Ability to read both 1-D
and 2-D bar codes
Symbol DS3508 Series
Rugged corded digital scanners
Capture bar codes, images and direct part marks with extraordinary speed
The DS3508 Series of rugged, corded digital scanners bring comprehensive, high performance data capture to harsh industrial
environments to improve business efficiency. Engineered with breakthrough digital imaging technology, this scanner family
delivers extremely fast and accurate data capture of one-dimensional (1-D) and two-dimensional (2-D) bar codes, images and
direct part marks (DPM) as well as Item Unique Identification (IUID)* support. Available in three models, the DS3508 Series of
scanners can meet a wide variety of data capture needs in multiple industries.
Increases productivity by
providing one device that can
read all industry standard bar
Powerful 624 MHz
processor, fast sensor
shutter speed and patent
pending fast pulse
Superior performance on 1-D
and 2-D bar codes, improving
productivity in a wide variety of
High performance that speeds productivity
With the DS3508 Series, you benefit from a scanning solution designed specifically for fast-paced 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
DS3508 Series is armed with a powerful 624 MHz microprocessor, capable of decoding 1-D or 2-D bar codes within milliseconds
, regardless of size or density. The patent pending fast-pulse illumination and fast sensor shutter speed enable image capture at a
full 60 frames per second, delivering 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 DS3508
Series offers the widest working range of any scanner in its class.
IUID-enabled (DS3508DP only)
Ability to understand IUID
constructs, and automatically
separate and send the required
information to your application
Built for industrial environments
Ability to capture high
density bar codes (
DS3508-HD only)
As innovative as it is rugged, the DS3508 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 scratch-resistant 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.
Increases productivity by
enabling users to read high
density 2-D bar codes in
addition to all industry-standard
bar codes
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. The DS3508 Series addresses this challenge with bright LEDs, an adjustable volume beeper and a vibrating
pager motor placed in the handle, ensuring that decode feedback is clearly visible and audible to users, saving valuable worker
Ability to read a wide
variety of DPM marks (
DS3508-DP only)
Enhances quality processes and
improves lifetime product
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
DS3508-SR: Combination 1-D and 2-D bar code scanning and image capture
The DS3508-SR offers the flexibility to meet the needs of a wide variety of applications and environments, providing 1-D and 2D bar code scanning and high-speed image capture and transfer, as well as support for a wide variety of interfaces for easy
integration with new and legacy systems. The DS3508-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
Exceptional motion
Enables extraordinary scanning
speed for all bar codes,
increasing throughput and
productivity – regardless of
Unique aiming pattern
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, virtually 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. In addition to improving the
efficiency of inventory management, this device can also provide invaluable photographic proof of condition. For example, with a
quick press of the trigger, a worker can capture a photograph of a damaged shipment or product.
Bright central laser dot ensures
quick, accurate scanning -- even
in bright sunlight
DS3508-HD: Optimized for comprehensive 2-D bar code capture
The DS3508-HD offers the same capabilities as the DS3508-SR, but adds optimization for the very tiny and dense 2-D bar codes
frequently found in warehousing, transportation and logistics, and manufacturing environments. In manufacturing operations, the
DS3508-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 2-D bar codes that may be utilized on smaller packages.
Speeds reading time by
eliminating the need to line up
the bar code with the scan line
DS3508-DP: Comprehensive IUID-enabled scanner with support for 1-D, 2-D and DPM bar codes
This powerful scanner combines highly advanced DPM-specific software with the functionality of the DS3508-SR, the focusing
capability of the DS3508-HD and integrated IUID parsing capability. This single cost-effective device provides government
agencies and industrial manufacturers — including automotive, aerospace and medical — with the ability to capture all 1-D and 2
-D bar codes as well as every type of direct part mark. Comprehensive IUID support enables the capture and processing of Unique
Item Identifiers (UIIs) — the scanner can validate, read, separate and transmit the right information to your application. And field
upgradable construct tables future-proof your IUID applications.
IP65-rated sealing
Reduce capital and operational expenses
Reduces the costs associated
with operating and maintaining
multiple devices by integrating
the technology needed for
image capture and transfer
The ability to capture 1-D and 2-D 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 Zebra's 123Scan2 Configuration Utility and Remote Scanner Management (RSM) technology
, both of which are supported on the DS3508 Series. 123Scan2 is a powerful PC-based software tool that provides rapid and easy
scanner set-up and customization. RSM enables remote, network-based 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 DS3508 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 three-year warranty. And to help protect your investment, Zebra 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 DS3508 Series of rugged, corded, handheld
scanners and the full line of accessories, access our global contact directory at or visit us on the Web at
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
Weight (w/o cable):
11.85 oz. (336 gm)
Ensures maximum reliability
with less downtime resulting
from accidental drops
Protects against water and dust
for reliable performance in
harsh industrial conditions
Integrated image
capture and transfer
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
Bright LED, beeper with
adjustable volume and
vibrating pager motor
Advanced data
Eliminates costly modifications
to the host software
Supports 123Scan2
scanner configuration
DS3508 Series Specifications
Rugged design
withstands multiple 6.5
ft./2 m drops to concrete
Multiple confirmation modes
for positive user feedback in
noisy environments
* IUID available only on the DS3508-DP (DPM-enabled model)
1D Codes:
EAN-8/EAN-13/ JAN-8/JAN-13 plus
supplementals, ISBN (Bookland),
ISSN, Coupon Code), Code 39 (
Standard, Full ASCII, Trioptic), Code
Enables rapid and easy
customized set-up through a
free, wizard-based PC software
Supports RSM (Remote
Scanner Management)
Voltage and Current:
5 volts +/- 10%, 330 mA
Twilight Black/Yellow
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
Light source:
DataBar (Omnidirectional, Truncated,
Stacked, Stacked Omnidirectional,
Aiming pattern: 650nm visible laser
Illumination: 630nm LED
Imager Field of View:
Limited, Expanded, Expanded Stacked
, Inverse), Base 32 (Italian
Standard Range Focus: 39.6° H x 25.7
High Density Focus: 38.4° H x 24.9°
PDF417 (and variants)
±360, ±60, ±60
Motion Tolerance:
Programmable up to 100 in./sec. (
2.54m/ sec.) when in Enhanced
Composite Codes (CC-A, CC-B,
2D Codes:
TLC-39, Aztec (Standard, Inverse),
MaxiCode, DataMatrix/ECC 200 (
Standard, Inverse), QR Code (
Presentation Mode for 100% 13 mil
UPC. Swipe speed will vary
depending on code type, scan distance
and print quality.
PDF417 (Standard, Macro),
MicroPDF417 (Standard, Macro),
Standard, Inverse, Micro)
Postal codes:
U.S. Postnet, U.S. Planet, U.K. Postal,
Japan Postal, Australian Postal, Dutch
Postal, 4State Postal
Operating temp.:
-4° F to 122° F/--20° C to 50° C
Storage temp.:
-40° F to 140° F/-40° C 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
Ambient light
Incandescent – 150 ft. candles (1,600
Sunlight – 8,000 ft. candles (86,000
Fluorescent – 150 ft. candles (1,600
Mercury Vapor – 150 ft. candles (
1,600 LUX)
Sodium Vapor – 150 ft. candles (1,600
DPM Marks (DPM
unit only):
IUID Support:
Immune to direct exposure to normal
office and factory lighting conditions,
Supports IUID parsing. The ability to
read and separate IUID fields per
application requirements
Graphics Format
Images can be exported as Bitmap,
Image Transfer Speed:
USB 2.0: Up to 12 Megabits/second
RS-232: Up to 115 kb/second
Image Transfer Time:
Typical USB application is ~0.2
seconds with a compressed JPEG
Image Quality:
Standard Range Focus: 130 DPI on a
5.8 x 3.6 in. / 14.6 x 9.1 cm document
@ 6.6 in. / 16.8 cm.
High Density Focus: 370 DPI on a 2.0
x 1.3 in. / 5.1 x 3.3 cm document @
1.5 in. / 3.8 cm.
as well as direct exposure to sunlight
Electrostatic discharge
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
Conforms to 20 kV air discharge and 8
kV of contact discharge
Electrical Safety:
UL60950-1, CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1,
EN 60950-1 / IEC 60950-1
Laser Safety:
EN 60825-1, IEC 60825-1,
CDRH Class II, IEC Class 2
FCC Part 15 Class B, ICES-003 Class
EN 55022, EN 55024, EN 61000-6-2,
Interfaces supported:
USB, RS-232, RS-485 (IBM 46xx
Keyboard Wedge
Holster (mounts to pants or belt);
Lowers IT expenses and TCO
by enabling remote
management from a central
AS/NZS 4268:2008, Japan VCCI
Intelli-Stand (hands-free scanning);
Tool Balancer Pulley (tethered)
Compliant with RoHS directive 2002/
Service from the Start – Bronze
The DS3508 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
See full warranty for details.
*See back for decode zone.
DS3508 Series Decode Zone
Depth of Field
Label Density
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
For more information, including decode zone pictorial, see the Product Reference Guide located in the Resources tab at
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