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Zebra DS8178-HC

from $957.61 (incl. GST)

POSMarket SKU: Z7070

This model is available in 3 different configurations. Select a configuration from the list below or contact one of our experts on 1300 737 998 for help.

DS8178 Healthcare1D/2D Handheld Barcode Scanner

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Product Overview
As a healthcare provider, you need to deliver the very best in care, every second of every day. That means giving your healthcare professionals the tools they need to improve patient outcomes, increase productivity and streamline everyday processes. With the purpose-built DS8100-HC, you can. With the ability to instantly capture the most difficult to read barcodes, an industry-first housing that offers maximum protection against the spread of bacteria, Night Mode with Vibrate for can't miss feedback on decodes and a built-in lamp, the DS8100-HC can seamlessly integrate into existing healthcare workflows to boost process efficiencies and ensure that patients are left undisturbed until necessary. Combined with Zebra's complimentary manageability tools to simplify the setup, deployment, performance monitoring and ongoing management of your scanners, the DS8100-HC is the ideal solution to enhance patient safety, the productivity of staff members and the efficiency of point-of-care operations.

Unparalleled performance on virtually every barcode in any condition

Only the DS8100-HC Series combines the power of an 800 MHz microprocessor, a high-resolution megapixel sensor and Zebra's exclusive PRZM technology. With this unique combination of hardware and advanced algorithms, the DS8100-HC Series instantly captures the most problematic barcodes found in pharmacies, labs and at the point-of-care - including dense, tiny, curved, poorly printed, shiny, crinkled, faded, distorted, dirty or damaged, as well as electronic barcodes on dimly lit displays.

First of its kind housing offers maximum Protection against the spread of infection
Only the DS8100-HC offers a purpose-built housing specially designed to help prevent the spread of bacteria. Special plastics allow for Safe wipe-downs with the widest selection of the harshest and most aggressive disinfectants used in today's hospitals. And concealed screw holes and seams eliminate areas where bacteria could hide, even after a wipedown.

Patient safety
The DS8100's green aiming spot avoids blue wavelengths, which can potentially cause eye injury.

Continuous 24 hour scanning
With Zebra's exclusive PowerPrecision+ smart battery in the cordless DS8178-HC, your nurses and workers will always have the power they need for the busiest shift. Devices are always available - no need for charging mid-shift.

Choice of compact USB powered cradles
The minimal footprint of the presentation cradle easily fits on the most crowded workstation-on-wheels (WOWs), allowing nurses to easily switch between
hands-free and handheld modes as needed. The desk/wall cradle can be mounted on a wall, mechanical arm or mobile workstation, and is a perfect solution for facilities that put a computer in every room.

Doubles as a workstation lamp
The scanner's built-in lamp can illuminate a nurse's workspace, so there's no need to disturb sleeping patients by turning on the room lights.

Eliminate bluetooth interference with Zebra's proprietary Wi-Fi friendly mode
Ensure that your DS8178-HC Bluetooth scanners only operate on channels that are not shared with your wireless LAN (WLAN), protecting WLAN service levels for your caregivers, workers, patients and visitors.

Apple certified for iPads and iPhones
Are your healthcare workers using iPads or iPhones? No problem. The Bluetooth DS8178-HC is Apple certified - enabling you to bring Zebra's advanced scanning technology to these mobile devices.
Product Specifications
DimensionsCordless DS8178-HC: 16.8 cm (H) x 6.6 cm (W) x 10.7 cm (D)
Desk/Wall Cradle: 7.2 cm (H) x 8.4 cm (W) x 21.1 cm (D)
Presentation Cradle: 7.3 cm (H) x 9.4 cm (W) x 12.3 cm (D)
Weight Cordless DS8178-HC: 235 g
Desk/Wall Cradle: 202 g
Presentation Cradle: 182 g
Input Voltage Range 5V: 4.7 to 5.5VDC
12V: 10.8 to 13.2VDC
Color Healthcare White
Supported Host Interfaces USB Certified, RS232, Keyboard Wedge, TGCS (IBM) 46XX over RS485
Keyboard Support Supports over 90 international keyboards
FIPS Security Certification Certified Compliant with FIPS 140-2
User Indicators Direct Decode Indicator, Good Decode LEDs, Rear View LEDs, Beeper (Adjustable Tone & Volume), Battery Indicator; Vibration
Light Source Aiming Pattern: True Green (528 nm) Circular
Illumination Two (2) Warm White LEDs
Imager Field of View 48 Degrees H x 37 Degrees V Nominal
Image Sensor 1,280 x 960 pixels
Minimum Print Contrast 16% minimum reflective difference
Graphics Format Support Images can be exported as Bitmap, JPEG or TIFF
Image Quality 109 PPI on an A4 document
Minimum Element Resolution Code 39 - 3.0 mil
Code 128 - 3.0 mil
Data Matrix - 5.0 mil
QR Code - 5.0 mil
PDF - 4.0 mil
Operating Temperature Scanner: 0 to 50 Degrees C
Presentation Mode: 0 to 40 Degrees C
Charging Temperature 0 to 40 Degrees C
Storage Temperature -40 to 70 Degrees C
Humidity5% to 95% RH, non-condensing
Drop Specification Designed to withstand multiple drops at 1.8m to concrete
Tumble Specification Designed to withstand 2,000 tumbles at 0.5m tumbler
Environmental Sealing IP42
Ambient Light Immunity 0 to 9,000 Foot Candles/0 to 96,840 Lux
Bluetooth Radio Standard Bluetooth Version 4.0 with BLE
Class 1 330 ft. (100m) and Class 2 33 ft. (10m)
Serial Port and HID Profiles
Adjustable Bluetooth Power Class 1: Output power adjustable down from 4 dBm in 8 Steps
Class 2: Output power adjustable down from 2 dBm in 8 Steps
Battery Capacity 2,500 mAh
Battery Type Li-Ion Power Precision+ Battery
Scans Per Battery Charge 65,000 (1 scan per second)
Operating Time Per Full Charge 83 hours
1D Code 39
Code 128
Code 93
Code 11
MSI Plessey
I 2 of 5
Korean 3 of 5
GS1 DataBar
Base 32 (Italian Pharma)
2D PDF417
Micro PDF417
Composite Codes
QR Code
Micro QR
Chinese Sensible (Han Xin)
Postal Codes
DS8178-HCBU210MS5W DS8178-HC USB Kit. Includes DS8178-HC 2D Standard Range Bluetooth scanner, Charge/Comms cradle & USB interface cable $1,343.43
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DS8178-HCBU210MP5W DS8178-HC Presentation USB Kit. Includes DS8178-HC 2D Standard Range Bluetooth scanner, Presentation Charge/Comms cradle & USB interface cable $1,343.43
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DS8178-HCMF00BVMWW DS8178-HC Scanner Only. 2D Standard Range Bluetooth scanner, Magnetic Foot. Does not include cradle $957.61
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Zebra Cradle Pres/Magnet Charge/Comms Whi DS8178 Zebra, DS8178 Presentation Cradle With Magnet, Bluetooth, FIPS, Healthcare White $385.83 View Product
Zebra BATTERY COVERS FOR DS8178-HC WHITE 10 PK Battery Covers for DS8178-HC, Healthcare White, Package Of Ten $404.80 View Product
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PDF Document DS8178-HC Datasheet 593KB Download
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PDF Document DS8178-HC Product Reference Guide 22MB Download
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