Zebra DS8108/8178- HC

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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 Series for Healthcare, you can. With the ability to instantly capture the most difficult to read barcodes, an industry-leading housing that helps offer 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 Series can seamlessly integrate into existing healthcare workflows to boost process efficiencies and ensure that patients are left undisturbed until necessary. Combined with swappable power sources — a PowerPrecision+ battery or PowerCapTM capacitor1 — and DataCapture DNA, Zebra’s exclusive software ecosystem that simplifies every stage of the scanning experience, the DS8100-HC Series is the ideal solution to enhance patient safety and the efficiency of point-of-care operations.

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Unparalleled performance on virtually every barcode in any condition

Only the DS8100-HC Series combines the power of an 800 MHz microprocessor, the highest sensor resolution in its class, a high density focus and Zebra’s exclusive PRZM Intelligent Imaging technology.

Purpose-built housing helps offer maximum protection against the spread of infection

The DS8100-HC Series 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 harsh and aggressive disinfectants used in today’s hospitals. And concealed screw holes and seams eliminate areas where bacteria could hide — even after a wipedown.

Swappable power options reduce your investment risk

Two interchangeable power options are available to power your devices: a PowerPrecision+ battery or a PowerCap capacitor. You can swap power options at any time on all models, right in your facility. And since the PowerPrecision+ battery and PowerCap capacitor can report their model and serial numbers, you’ll always know which power source is in each scanner.

On a single charge, the advanced PowerPrecision+ battery provides over three around-the-clock days of continuous scanning, plus a wealth of metrics for better battery management.

The PowerCap capacitor is ideal when the scanner can always be inserted into a charging cradle when not in use. The largest capacitor in its category, the superior PowerCap offers 2,000 scans on a full charge and 100 scans after as little as 35 seconds in the cradle — both metrics are four times greater than competitive scanners.

Exclusive power charge gauge

Nurses can see at-a-glance if the PowerPrecision+ battery or the PowerCap capacitor are sufficiently charged at the start of a shift. And both the battery and PowerCap can be changed without tools.

Easily capture UDI information and blood bag data

Two DataCapture DNA tools make it easy for clinicians to instantly capture more data to help protect patient safety and improve inventory management. UDI Scan+ automatically parses and formats Unique Device Identification (UDI) information on medical device packaging, sending the right data in the right fields to your application. And with Blood Bag Parse+, clinicians can capture all the data required on every blood bag — including blood type, date of donation, donation location and expiration date — with a single scan.

Connect+ Contact technology designed to last

The position of the charging contacts in the DS8178-HC charging cradles combined with Zebra’s exclusive Connect+ Contact Technology assures reliable, corrosion-free charging.

Choice of compact USB powered cradles

The minimal footprint of the presentation cradle easily fits on the most crowded workstation-on-wheels, allowing nurses to easily switch between hands-free and handheld modes. The desk/wall cradle can be mounted on a wall, mechanical arm or mobile workstation.

Doubles as a workstation lamp

The DS8178-HC’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 Wi-Fi Friendly mode

Ensure that your DS8178-HC Bluetooth scanners only operate on channels that are not shared with your wireless LAN (WLAN).

Prevent downtime with anti-loss tools

With Zebra’s Virtual Tether, both the cradle and scanner will alert users when a device is taken out of range or left out of the cradle for an extended period of time. And if a DS8178-HC is lost, simply press the cradle’s paging button to locate it.

Switch workflows in an instant with AutoConfig

Zebra’s AutoConfig automatically configures the DS8178-HC for your workflow. For example, you can take a DS8178-HC from a patient room and use it in the pharmacy, phlebotomy or lab without having to change settings. 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.

Barcode Scanner


Code 39, Code 128, Code 93, Codabar/NW7, Code 11, MSI Plessey, UPC/EAN, I 2 of 5, Korean 3 of 5, GS1 DataBar, Base 32 (Italian Pharma)


PDF417, Micro PDF417, Composite Codes, TLC-39, Aztec, DataMatrix, MaxiCode, QR Code, Micro QR, Chinese Sensible (Han Xin), Postal Codes, securPharm, DotCode, Dotted DataMatrix


Capacity: 2500 mAh
Number of scans from full charge: 65,0004
Charge time from empty to full: 9 hours over USB
Charge time from audible low charge warning to Ready-to-Scan at 20% of full charge (default): 3 hours over USB


USB, RS232, Keyboard Wedge, TGCS (IBM) 46XX over RS485

Standard Bluetooth Version 4.0 with BLE: Class 1 330 ft./100m and Class 2 33 ft./10m, Serial Port and HID Profiles (DS8178)

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