The Motorola DS6878-SR Symbol handheld wireless omnidirectional LED barcode reader is black, comes with a charging base, and can be used to scan and decode linear one-dimensional (1D), two-dimensional (2D), and Portable Document Format 417 (PDF417) barcodes. A 650-nanometer (nm) laser produces lines of light in an omnidirectional pattern to scan barcodes on labels or cell phone screens at different angles. Bluetooth capability allows the barcode reader to transmit data wirelessly. The charging base plugs into the USB port of a computer or another host system (sold separately) to transmit barcode data and power the barcode reader. Mounting holes allow the base to be mounted to a desk or wall. Motorola Remote Scanner Management software (available separately for download) can be used by an administrator to manage the device remotely. The barcode reader weighs 8.4 oz. and measures 7.3 x 2.7 x 3.85 inches (H x W x D). (H is height, the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.) The base weighs 6.4 oz. and measures 8.35 x 3.4 x 2 inches (H x W x D). It can withstand drops of up to 6' on a concrete floor. For a complete set of product specifications, please see the manufacturer's brochure.
Barcode scanners, also known as barcode readers, can be used to scan and decode barcodes and to transmit barcode data to a computer or another host system. Barcode readers with a single-line laser can be used to scan linear, one-dimensional (1D) barcodes. Some lasers can produce light in an omnidirectional pattern to allow scanning of barcodes from different angles. Other barcode readers contain CCD (charge-coupled device) light sensors instead of a laser for accuracy and wear resistance. Barcode scanners with raster scanning, area imaging, and other scanning technologies can allow scanning of two-dimensional (2D) or Portable Document Format 417 (PDF417) barcodes, among other types. Some barcode readers provide onboard flash memory to allow the storage of barcode data before transmitting it to a computer or host system through a USB cable or wireless WLAN or Bluetooth connection. Many barcode readers have a handle for handheld use and come with a stand or a charging cradle for fixed position applications, while others are designed for stationary use on a counter or another flat surface. Some portable readers are small enough to be carried in a pocket or attached to a lanyard. Barcode readers are used at retail checkout counters and other points of sale (POS) locations and in warehouses and shipping facilities.
Motorola Solutions manufacturers mobile computing devices, radios, tables, and data capture devices such as barcode scanners and RFID products. The company, founded in 1928, is headquartered in Schaumburg, IL.