Zebra DS4208-HC Handheld 2D Imager For Healthcare Applications

The DS4208-HC can capture 1D and 2D bar codes on wrist bands for patient ID, pharmaceuticals, blood bags, suppositories, syringes for medication administration and specimens for tracking – as well as mobile phone and computer displays. This single affordable and easy-to-use device can error-proof and streamline processes in practically every area of your healthcare facility – from admitting and medication administration to specimen collection, inventory, dietary management and discharge. Plus with IP43 sealing and a specially designed plastic housing, the DS4208-HC is disinfectant-ready to allow safe wipe-downs and sanitizing after every use.

  • Compatible with 123Scan2 and Remote Scanner Manage
    Reduces management time and cost, from initial configuration to day-to-day management
  • Comprehensive advanced data capture
    Capture many different types of data with just one device: scan virtually any 1D or 2D bar code on any medium — including mobile phones and computer screens; supports the creation and maintenance of electronic medical records (EMRs)
  • Disinfectant-ready
    IP43 sealing and a specially designed plastic housing allows safe wipe-down and cleansing with a wide variety of harsh chemicals (See Specification Sheet for approved agent and cleanser lists)
  • Lightweight ergonomic design
    Easy to hold regardless of hand size; reduces fatigue; enables all day scanning comfort to protect productivity in scan-intensive applications
  • Omni-directional scan pattern
    Eliminates the need to precisely align bar code and scanner for fast, easy and comfortable scanning; protects caregiver productivity
  • Superior durability
    Motorola’s best-in-class drop specification — the ability to survive 6 ft./ 1.8 m drops to concrete — and IP43 sealing ensure reliable operation despite everyday spills, drops and bumps
  • Superior high performance scanning on all bar code
    Delivers laser-like performance on both 1D and 2D codes; rapid and accurate capture of even poor quality and damaged bar codes
  • Supports all common interfaces
    Easy integration with your existing technology environment; easily migrate to new hosts
Performance Characteristics

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

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

Scan pattern


Physical Characteristics

Healthcare white


6.7 in. H x 3.7 in. L x 2.7 in. W / 17 cm H x 9.3 cm L x 6.8 cm W


Voltage and current
5 VDC ± 10% @ 275 mA (RMS typical)

6.1 oz. (172.9 g)

Regulatory Specifications

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

EN 55022, FCC Part 15 Class B, ICES 003 Class B, EN 55024

RoHS Directive 2002/95/EEC

Laser Safety
EN 60825-1, IEC 60825-1

User Environment

Ambient lighting tolerance
Immune to normal indoor lighting up to 1600 Lux. Immune to sunlight up to 86, 000 Lux.

Drop specifications
Withstands multiple 6 ft. (1.83 m) drops to concrete.

Environmental sealing

Operating temperature
32° F to 104° F (0° C to 40° C)

Storage temperature
-40° F to 158° F (-40° C to 70° C)


Scanner warranty
60 months

Specification Sheets