Zebra LS3578-ER Rugged Bar Code Scanner

Scan all 1D bar codes from practically anywhere with onboard Bluetooth® capability. The LS3578-ER rugged cordless scanner reads labels as far away as 45 feet and as close as .25 inches, delivering the widest working range of any rugged, handheld scanner. Designed for use in the yard, warehouse, distribution center, manufacturing plant and other harsh environments, this scanner withstands multiple drops onto concrete and has IP65-rated sealing for protection against the elements.

  • Advanced data formatting
    Eliminates costly modifications to the host software.
  • Batch mode operation
    Increases application design flexibility.
  • Bluetooth-enabled cordless scanning
    Helps ensure secure wireless data transmission.
  • Bright 650-nm laser aiming dot
    Delivers clearly visible line for more accurate scanning.
  • Bright LED and beeper with adjustable volume
    Makes decode feedback clearly visible and audible to users, even in noisy environments.
  • Compatibility with GS1 DataBar symbology
    Facilitates update of your hardware investment
  • Multi-point communication
    Allows use of up to three scanners with a single cradle.
  • Remote scanner management
    Enables you to discover, provision and upgrade devices from a central remote location.
  • Wide working range
    Allows workers to scan items at .25 in. (6.4 cm) to 45 ft (13.7 m)
  • Withstands multiple 6.5 ft. / 2 m drops to concret
    Helps ensure maximum reliability in rough conditions.
Performance Characteristics

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

Depth of field
4 in to 45 ft (10cm to 13.7m); range dependent on size of barcode

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

+/- 65 degrees from normal

+/- 65 degrees from normal

Roll (Tilt)
+/- 10 degrees from normal

Scan pattern
Single line

Skew (Yaw)
+/- 60 degrees from normal


Physical Characteristics

Twilight black, Yellow


7.34 x 4.82 x 2.93 in. (18.65 x 12.25 x 7.43 cm)


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

14.8 oz. (420 g)

Radio Specifications and Networking

Radio type

Regulatory Specifications

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

EN 301 489-1, EN 301 489-17, IEC 60601-1-2, EN 55022, FCC Part 15 Class B, ICES 003 Class B, EN 55024, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3

RoHS Directive 2002/95/EEC

Laser Safety
EN 60825-1, IEC 60825-1, 21CFR1040.10

Laser Safety
EN 60825-1, IEC 60825-1, 21CFR1040.10

EN 300 328

RF Exposure
EN 50360, EN 50361, FCC Part 2, OET Bulletin 65, RSS102

User Environment

Ambient lighting tolerance
Tolerant to typical artificial indoor and natural outdoor (direct sunlight) lighting conditions. Fluorescent, Incandescent, Mercury Vapor, Sodium Vapor, LED : 450 Ft Candles (4, 844 Lux) Sunlight: 8000 Ft Candles (86, 111 Lux)

Drop specifications
Unit functions normally after repeated 6.5-ft. (2m) drops to concrete

Environmental sealing

Operating temperature
-4° to 122°F (-20° to 50°C)

Storage temperature
-40° to 140°F (-40° to 60°C)


Notices and Disclaimers
Specifications are subject to change without notice. NOTICE: Repairs of this product may require the use of Motorola proprietary parts (and/or Motorola proprietary information). Motorola will sell these parts (and provide this proprietary information)

Scanner warranty
3 years (36 months). See full warranty for details.