Zebra DS3600 Series Barcode Scanner

  • heavy-duty: 3 m drop resistance, IP65 + IP68, -30 °C to +50 °C (corded) or -20 °C to +50 °C (cordless)
  • convenient: software tools to monitor and manage devices, new AutoConfig and parsing features
  • versatile: versions for standard-range, mid-range, extended-range, for high-density codes, for wide 1D codes, for DPM, with OCR and photo capture capabilities, with keypad and color display (new), with Industrial Ethernet interface etc.
  • excellent: unmatched scan performance, multi-code capture, from paper or display
  • useful: cordless versions with Wi-Fi Friendly Mode and with virtual tether (new)

The scanner series 3600 by Zebra is ready for any challenge. It comprises 9 models, each with specific features. The range includes versions for standard-range, mid-range or long-range barcode capture, for DPM codes, high-density codes etc. All barcode readers of the 3600 series are either available as corded (3608) or as cordless (3678) version. Choose just the right device for your applications. Ultra-rugged design ensures reliable operation of the high-performance hand scanners irrespective of environment or use. The devices can cope with harsh handling, drops, dirt, water and extreme temperatures. Some new feature updates make them even more powerful.

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For fast-paced workflows: Regardless of the barcode condition – the handy barcode readers of the Zebra 3600 series perform highly effective. Depending on the model, 1D or 1D/2D barcodes are captured fast and accurately, even if the code is poorly printed, smudged, damaged, under shrink film or frosted.

Software tools: Together with the hand scanners of the 3600 series come multiple tools for uncomplicated management (123Scan, Scanner Management Service), continuous monitoring (new Remote Diagnostics tool) and enhanced performance (PRZM Intelligent Imaging platform). The new Remote Diagnostics tool enables automated logging, including asset information, device health and statistics, configuration settings etc. It ensures that devices are running smoothly. Processes can be optimized on the basis of recorded data.

Pick one or scan many at once: The handheld barcode readers of the Zebra 3600 series allow the capture of multiple codes with one pull of the trigger. Multi-code collection accelerates workflows. Data is automatically transferred into the right applications. Ideal for order picking tasks, it is also possible to select one single barcode, for example from a pick list.

New data parsing functions: Zebra has extended the data parsing capabilities of the 3600 series barcode readers. New parsing features analyze and sort collected data, including UDI and blood bag data used in the medical industry and codes complying with GS1 standards.

Hard-wearing: In industrial environments, handheld barcode scanners must endure harsh treatment. The scanner series 3600 by Zebra was designed for challenging workflows. Improved ruggedness enables a drop resistance of up to 3 m. Sealed against the ingress of dust and water according to protection classes IP65 and IP68, the robust devices can even tolerate water jets and water immersion. Corded versions are ready for temperatures between -30 °C and +50 °C, cordless models can be used within a temperature range from -20 °C to +50 °C. The powerful battery enables up to 100,000 scans per charge.

New Features

Virtual tether: Cordless barcode scanners of the 3600 series can be equipped with a virtual tether feature. If the mobile scanner is not returned to the cradle by a certain predefined time or if it is moved out of range, cradle and device will sound an alarm to ensure, the scanner always remains within radio range and is charged in time. Audible, visual and haptic alerts remind workers to put the barcode reader into the cradle and help finding misplaced or lost devices. The virtual tether is an extremely useful new feature to ensure the barcode readers are always in the right place and ready to go.

AutoConfig: The AutoConfig feature simplifies the configuration of scanners for new use cases. Settings are stored in the cradle. When a barcode reader is paired with the cradle, it is automatically configured for the current workflow. This enables the use of one scanner for multiple applications.


Which barcode reader of the ultra-rugged 3600 series is the ideal choice for me?
LI – Linear barcode scanners for 1D data capture
DS – Versatile imagers for 1D and 2D barcodes
3608 – Corded versions
3678 – Cordless versions, with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Friendly mode (prevents interference with existing networks)

LI3608-SR/LI3678-SR: Linear standard-range barcode scanners for near range applications, e. g. order picking, shipping and receiving, manufacturing.

LI3608-ER/LI3678-ER: 1D barcode readers for scan ranges between 5 cm and 17 m. Enable the capture of wide barcodes. For warehouses, yards, ports etc.

DS3608-SR/DS3678-SR: For 1D and 2D barcode collection from near contact to 1.5 m. Ideal for order picking, manufacturing, shipping and receiving.

DS3608-ER/DS3678-ER: Capture 1D and 2D codes from 7.5 cm to up to 21 m. Read wide codes. For long-distance scanning, indoors and outdoors. Convenient for high-level racks.

DS3608-HD/DS3678-HD: Read linear and matrix (2D) codes. Enable the capture of high-density and tiny barcodes which are common on electronic components or medical equipment.

DS3608-DP/DS3678-DP: For the acquisition of 1D and 2D codes as well as direct part marking (DPM). DPM is used i. a. in industrial production. For many barcode readers, the surface, contrast or density of direct part marks can be a challenge. The DS3608-DP and DS3678-DP capture all sorts of DPM codes, including dot peen, laser etch, ink mark, inkjet mold, chemical etch, cast and thermal spray.

DS3608-HP/DS3678-HP: Offer high scan performance for mid-range applications (up to 2.1 m). Read 1D and 2D codes. Come with OCR capabilities and are able to capture documents and photos. Ideal choice for shipping and receiving tasks.

DS3608-DPA/DS3678-DPA: Optimized for industrial applications. Read 1D and 2D codes, up to 4-inch wide 1D codes and DPM. Because of their intelligent illumination system, the devices enable reliable collection of direct part marks from any kind of surface, including reflective or curved materials. The DPA versions of the 3600 barcode scanner series read all sorts of DPM, e. g. laser etch, cast, chemical etch, inkjet mold, ink mark, thermal spray and dot peen. The DS3608-DPA and DS3678-DPA hand scanners can be directly integrated into an Industrial Ethernet network. Multiple PLC solutions are supported, for example PROFINET for Siemens, Modbus TCP and standard TCP/IP.

New – DS3608-KD/DS3678-KD: The KD versions are equipped with keypad and color display, optimized for one-hand operation. Brightness of the display adjusts automatically. 1D and 2D codes can be captured. Apply the DS3608-KD and DS3678-KD for effective warehousing, picking and inventory tasks.