Zebra DS9208 Omnidirectional Hands-Free Presentation Imager

Whether you need a bar code scanner that can be used on paper labels or mobile bar codes on the screen of a mobile phone, with the Motorola DS9208, you’ll be ready. You get the versatility to scan any 1D or 2D bar code — from the printed labels in retail that identify product and pricing at the register to mobile coupons, mobile gift and loyalty cards, boarding passes and even theater tickets. And the DS9208 bar code scanner provides all the features you need to keep your workers productive: industry-leading scanning speed; true point-and-shoot scanning simplicity — no need to align bar code and scanner; and hands-free and handheld flexibility.

  • 5 ft./1.5 m drop spec and recessed exit window
    Increased durability; prevents nicks and scratches that could degrade performance
  • Compatible with 123Scan2 and Remote Scanner Manage
    Reduces management time and cost, from initial configuration to day-to-day management
  • Driver’s license parsing (optional)
    Captures information from driver’s licenses, enabling fast auto-population of loyalty and credit card applications, increasing enrollment
  • Handheld and hands-free modes
    Dual mode functionality saves time; keeps lines moving; reduces the need to lift heavy items
  • Industry-first spherical exit window
    Improves scanning performance by minimizing stray light and reducing reflections to the imaging sensor
  • Multi-code mode
    Allows simultaneous scanning of a group of bar codes and reports only the selected bar code(s) in a pre-selected order
  • Omnidirectional scanning; supports all common inte
    Eliminates the need to align bar code and scanner; easy integration into current or future environments
  • Picklist mode
    Select and scan a single bar code from a bar code menu or “picklist” — ideal for items that are too small for bar code labels
  • Scans 1D, 2D and PDF417 bar codes on paper, mobile
    Scan virtually any bar code on any medium; supports the technology your customers are embracing — mobile bar codes
  • Sleek design and small footprint
    Perfect in the most design conscious environments; most compact device in its class, fits in the most space constrained areas

Graphics formats supported
Bitmap, JPEG, TIFF

Performance Characteristics

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

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

Scan pattern


Physical Characteristics

Twilight black


5.512 in. H x 3.232 in. W x 3.150 in. D /14.0 cm H x 8.21 cm W x 8.0 cm D


Power source
Host power or external power supply (depends on host type)

Voltage and current
Idle: 5 +/-10% VDC @ 150ma average Scanning: 5 +/-10% VDC @ 230ma average

10 oz./284 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

User Environment

Drop specifications
36 consecutive drops from 5 ft./1.5 m to concrete

Operating temperature
32° F to 104° F / 0° to 40° C


Scanner warranty
36 months Subject to the terms of Motorola’s Hardware Warranty Statement , the DS9208 is warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 3 years from the date of shipment.