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Symbol Barcode Scanner

Part Number: LS 2208
Price: $0


LS 2208 Bar Code Scanners

Symbol Barcode scanner LS 2208

Investment Protection and Maximum Productivity
The innovative LS 2208 hand-held scanner from Symbol Technologies delivers performance features at an affordable price to make your buying decision easier than ever. If you're seeking investment protection and great value in a small, light scanner that assures maximum productivity, then the LS 2208 is the ideal scanner for you.

From the checkout line to the back room, the LS 2208 helps you make the most of your application-specific solution in a variety of ways including: 
  • Retail: Point of sale; in store inventory tracking
  • Healthcare: Pharmacy; inventory control
  • Education: Book checkout; inventory and asset tracking

Powerful Features Help You Get Started Fast and Reduce Costs
Getting started with the LS 2208 is fast and simple with 123Scan setup utility. This easy-to-use tool reduces startup time and costs wherever the scanner is used. To further save you money, the scan element in the LS 2208 is based on a liquid injection process that delivers integral shock protection, providing durability you can count on. These powerful features enable you to reduce downtime and keep maintenance costs to a minimum.

Create a More Productive Mobile Environment
In any industry, the high-value LS 2208 hand-held scanner offers superior performance, excellent reliability and user-friendly ergonomics to create a more productive mobile environment. And when you choose the LS 2208, you receive the added assurance of purchasing from Symbol—a company with proven solutions and millions of scanner installations worldwide.



Durable scan element design

Improved scanning performance without friction or wear to protect your hardware investment

Working range: contact to 17 in./43 cm on 100% UPC/EAN symbols

Improves user productivity

Multiple interfaces on-board

Ensures flexible connectivity, allowing for host "future proofing"

Fast performance at 100 scans per second

Increased productivity resulting in shorter check-out lines and better customer service

Reduced Space Symbology® (RSS)

Compatible with emerging symbology to leverage your hardware investment

Global Trade Item Number™ (GTIN™) Compliant

Capable of decoding and transmitting 14-digit GTINs where appropriate

Advanced Data Formatting (ADF) enables users to modify data prior to sending to host computer

Eliminates costly modifications to the host software

Universal cables for sharing

Shares cabling with other Symbol scanners for easy replacement and/or upgrades

Bright LED and beeper with adjustable volume

Multiple modes of confirmation ensure positive user feedback

Flash memory  

Facilitates updates/customization of product in the field

Hands-free Intellistand™

Enables presentation scanning and easy switching between hands-free and handheld modes

Ergonomic design

Reduces user fatigue with sleek, balanced form for maximum user comfort and productivity

LS 2208 Specification Highlights

Physical Characteristics


6 in. H x 2.5 in. W x 3.34 in. D
15.2 cm H x 6.3 cm W x 8.4 cm


5.15 oz./146 gm


5 volts +/- 10%


130 mA typical, 175 mA max

Stand-by Current (USB suspend current)


Power Sources:

Host power or external power supply


Cash Register White or Twilight Black

Performance Characteristics

Scanner Type:


Light Source: 

650 nm visible laser diode

Scan Rate:

100 scans per second typical

Nominal Working Distance:  

From contact to 17 in./43 cm on 100% U.P.C./EAN symbols

Print Contrast:

20% minimum reflective difference

Roll (Tilt): 1

1 +/-  30 degrees

Pitch: 2

2 +/-  65 degrees

Skew (Yaw): 3

3 +/-  60 degrees

Decode Capability: 

UPC/EAN, UPC/EAN with Supplementals, UCC/EAN 128, Code 39, Code 39 Full ASCII, Code 39 TriOptic, Code 128, Code 128 Full ASCII, Codabar, Interleaved 2 of 5, Discrete 2 of 5, Code 93, MSI, Code 11, IATA, RSS variants, Chinese 2 of 5

Interfaces Supported:

RS232, Keyboard Wedge, Wand, IBM 468X/9X, USB, Synapse and Undecoded

User Environment

Operating Temperature:

32° to 122° F/0° to 50° C

Storage Temperature: 

-40° to 158° F/-40° to 70° C


5% to 95% relative humidity, noncondensing

Drop Specifications:

Unit functions normally after repeated 5 ft./1.5 m drops to concrete

Ambient Light Immunity:

Immune to direct exposure of normal office and factory lighting conditions, as well as direct exposure to sunlight

Electrostatic Discharge:

Conforms to 15 kV air discharge and 8 kV of contact discharge


Hands-Free Intellistand™

20-61019-01 or 20-61019-02


Electrical Safety:

Certified to UL1950, CSA C22.2 No. 950, EN60950/IEC950


FCC Part 15 Class B, ICES-003 Class B, European Union EMC Directive, Australian SMA, Taiwan EMC, Japan VCCI/MITI/Dentori.

Laser Safety:

CDRH Class II, IEC Class 2


The LS 2208 is warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 5 years (60 months) from date of shipment, provided that the product remains unmodified and is operated under normal and proper conditions. See full warranty for details.

Decode Zone

1 Roll (Tilt): Controlled by rotating the wrist clockwise or counterclockwise
2 Pitch: Controlled by dropping or raising the wrist
3 Skew (Yaw): Controlled by rotating the wrist from left to right or vice versa

Symbol's 5-Year Plus Warranty

Symbol Technologies is a global leader in scanning solutions by providing the best scanning products for all your different needs. Being a leader in the industry, Symbol has added the 5-Year Plus Warranty to the LS 2208. The 5-Year Plus program will warrant the products against manufacturer's defects. When purchasing a Symbol scanner, you are purchasing the best value and service in the market.

  • For Warranty & Service Information within the North America, Call: 1-800-653-5350
  • For Warranty & Service Information outside North America, contact your local Symbol Technologies representative

Symbol Technologies, Inc. manufactures its hardware products in accordance with industry standard practices. Symbol warrants the LS 2208 for a period of sixty months (5 years) from date of shipment, products will be free from defects in materials and workmanship.

This warranty is provided to the original owner only and is not transferable to any third party. It shall not apply to any product (i) which has been repaired or altered unless done or approved by Symbol Technologies. (ii) which has not been maintained in accordance with any operating or handling instructions supplied by Symbol Technologies, (iii) which has been subjected to unusual physical or electrical stress, misuse, abuse, power shortage, negligence or accident or (iv) which has been used other than in accordance with the product operating and handling instructions. Preventative maintenance is the responsibility of customer and is not covered under this warranty.

Specifications are subject to change without notice. Symbol® is a registered trademark of Symbol Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks and service marks are proprietary to their respective owners.

For system, product or services availability and specific information within your country, please contact your local Symbol Technologies office or Business Partner.

Part No. LS2208 Printed in USA 10/03 © Copyright 2003 Symbol Technologies, Inc.
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