The Ultimate in Performance, Innovation and Manageability
The final step of a shopping journey is a retailer’s last chance to make a good impression. Whether customers are using curbside pickup or in-store checkout, they expect speed and convenience. With the DS8100 Series handheld imager, retailers can elevate the customer experience and deliver frictionless transactions at every touch point—from cashier manned and self-checkout lanes to curbside and in-store pickup. The DS8100 Series rises above conventional imagers, providing unprecedented scanning performance so cashiers and self-checkout customers can easily scan any barcode the first time, every time.
Innovative Features of the DS8100 Series
Unparalleled performance on virtually every barcode in any condition
Only the DS8100 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 Series instantly captures the most problematic barcodes—including dense, poorly-printed, crinkled, faded, distorted, dirty or damaged as well as electronic barcodes on dimly-lit displays.
Superior scan range
A scanning range of up to 24 in./61 cm, a high resolution imaging sensor and a bright “aiming spot” improve checkout speed. Now, cashiers in busy checkout environments can easily scan items in a customer’s shopping cart—without leaving the register.
Prevent downtime with anti-loss tools
With Zebra’s Virtual Tether, both the cradle and the scanner will alert users when a device is taken out of range or left out of the cradle for an extended period of time. Plus, if a DS8178 is lost, simply press the cradle’s paging button to locate it. As a result, retailers won’t have to worry about a customer accidentally leaving self-checkout with a cordless scanner in their cart or an associate misplacing a scanner in the backroom.
Switch workflows in an instant with AutoConfig
Zebra’s AutoConfig cradle automatically configures the DS8178 for retailer’s workflows. Since scanner settings are stored in the cradle base, simply pair the scanner to a different base to automatically configure it for a new host application and use case. Retailers can take a DS8178 from self-checkout and use it for a manned lane, customer service, inventory or receiving without having to change settings.
Power to scan continuously for 24 hours
No matter how busy a store is, with Zebra’s exclusive PowerPrecision+ smart battery in the cordless DS8178, workers will always have the power they need for the busiest shift. Scanning devices are always available—no need for charging during the business day.
Support for the barcode of the future: Digimarc®
The DS8100 Series supports Digimarc digital watermark technology, which enables a barcode to be printed repeatedly over all surfaces of a product like wallpaper—yet remain completely invisible to the naked eye. Cashiers no longer need to locate and position a barcode in the imager’s field of view, enabling faster checkout and easier self-checkout.
Capture multiple barcodes with one press of the scan trigger
Multi-code Data Formatting (MDF) provides the ability to capture multiple barcodes and transmit only those required in the precise order the application requires.