Zebra DS3500-ER Series

With Motorola’s maximum rugged specifications, the DS3500-ER Series of full-range scanners can handle whatever comes its way. The DS3500-ER Series allows you to scan different types of bar codes across a wide range of distances — from near contact to as far as 30 feet away. Workers can also hold the trigger down to continuously scan items. It doesn’t matter how well lit an area is — the DS3500-ER Series can read bar codes in darkness or in bright sunlight. Indoors and outdoors, you can drop it on concrete, cover it in dust or grease and continuously obtain the same reliable results.

  • Advanced data formatting
    Enables sophisticated formatting of scanned data before it is sent to the host, eliminating the high cost of modifying your host application
  • Continuous scanning mode
    Depress and hold trigger to keep scanning — no pausing between scans
  • FIPS 140-2 validated
    Secures the most sensitive data and enables compliance with a myriad of industry regulations (cordless models only)
  • Maximum rugged design
    IP65; 6.5 ft./2m drop to concrete; 2,000 revolutions (4,000 hits) in Motorola’s tumble drum; dual frictionless fixed sensor design
  • Maximum scanning range
    Full range scanner captures from near contact to over 30 ft./9.14 m
  • Omni-directional
    No need to line up scanner and bar code
  • Scan in darkness or in bright sunlight
    Maintain productivity in any lighting
  • Scans 1D and 2D bar codes
    Flexibility to capture the bar codes in use today — and tomorrow
  • Superior decode capability
    Captures bar codes under multiple layers of shrinkwrap as well as codes that are damaged, scratched or dirty
  • Superior motion tolerance
    Protects productivity — no wait times between trigger pulls
  • Two models
    DS3508-ER corded and DS3578-ER cordless Bluetooth® Class II , Version 2.1 models to fit your application needs
Performance Characteristics

Battery life
Fully charged (100%) in 4.5 hours

Decode capability
1D/2D/PDF417, See data sheet for full list of supported symbologies

Interfaces supported
IBM, Keyboard wedge, RS-232, Synapse, USB


Roll (Tilt) 2
360 °

Scan Pattern

Skew (Yaw)1

Physical Characteristics

Twilight black, Yellow



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


Power source
2200 mAh Li-ion battery, No battery required on some models

DS3508-ER (without cable): 12.8 oz. (363 grams) DS3578-ER: 13.79 oz. (391 gm)

Radio Specifications and Networking

2.402 to 2.480 GHz adapative frequency hopping and co-existence with 802.11 wireless networks

Radio range
Radio range: Up to 300 ft. (100m) direct line of sight in open air. typical indoor cordless range is 100 ft. (33m), but range will vary depending upon environment

Radio type
Bluetooth Class II, Version 2.1

Regulatory Specifications

Electrical Safety
UL 60950-1, C22.2 No. 60950-1, EN 60950-1, IEC 60950-1

RoHS Directive 2002/95/EEC

Laser Safety4
EN 60825-1, IEC 60825-1, 21CFR1040.10, IEC Class 2

User Environment

Ambient lighting tolerance5
Sunlight – 8, 000 ft. candles (86, 000 LUX); Incandescent;Fluorescent; Mercury Vapor; 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

Drop specifications
Functions normally after repeated 6.5 ft. (2 m) drops to concrete

Environmental sealing

5% to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing

Operating temperature
-4° F to 122° F/-20° C to 50° C

Storage temperature
-40° F to 140° F/-40° C to 60° C

Storage temperature
-40° F to 140° F/-40° C to 60° C


Scanner warranty
3 years (see specifications sheet for more details)

Specification Sheets