Zebra DS3600 Series Ultra-Rugged Scanner


When it comes to capturing bar codes in rugged environments like the warehouse or manufacturing plant floor, every second counts—speed and accuracy is directly related to workforce productivity, throughput, and the quality of products and customer service. The Zebra DS3600 Ultra-Rugged Scanner Series is the industry's first ultra-rugged line of corded and cordless industrial handheld scanners that set new benchmarks for rugged design, scanning performance and manageability. The result is unstoppable performance—faster-and-farther-than-ever data capture, with unprecedented scanner uptime and a low total cost of ownership.

Looking for scanners for a manufacturing plant can be a major chore. With today's major demands in manufacturing, there isn't any way to stay competitive without having the best equipment available. Having a scanner that can quickly and efficiently scan barcodes for faster processing and delivery is a must without falling behind.

A major player in scanning technology is known as Zebra. The Zebra 3600 Series of ultra-rugged scanners are some of the best on the market and well worth considering after perusing features.

Zebra DS3608-SR and DS3678-SR

The differences between these two tablets is the 3608 has a cord and the 3678 is cordless. These scanners provide features that make them stand alone. Scanner imaging works up to five-feet away. Multi-code scanning capability allows users to capture up to 20 barcodes at once, saving users more time in scanning barcodes one at a time.

It's also worth noting how well these scanners work in extreme temperatures. A manufacturing facility may have huge temperature extremes, but the Zebra DS3600 series scanners won't suffer for it. All scanners in Zebra's 3600 series can withstand extreme heat and cold, the latter meaning you can use them in on-site deep freezes.

Zebra DS3608-HP and DS3678-HP

Scanning range on these particular cord/cordless models can go up to seven feet away, which is slightly better than the SR scanners. Improving on the other models, these scanners automatically correct and sharpen all images taken for improved scan quality.

Configuration can occur remotely from another digital source thanks to a built-in program allowing firmware updates and formatting data.

Temperature protection is just as good on these, including protecting from humidity during those long hot summers.

On the cordless edition, you'll be able to do up to 56% more scans on one battery charge. Bluetooth range is also impressive when using the device in remote parts of your facility.

Zebra DS3608-HD and DS3678-HD

The 3600-series HD models are ideal for capturing the small and dense 1D and 2D barcodes common in electronics and medical equipment manufacturing. These scanners also capture standard printed barcodes in virtually any condition — damaged, dirty, poorly printed or under shrinkwrap. This dual functionality provides excellent value:you get one scanner you can use on the production line for end-to-end track and trace of materials — and in the warehouse from receiving to shipping.

Zebra DS3608-ER and DS3678-ER

This starts with sharper scanning abilities, including being able to read 1D and 2D barcodes at a 60% closer rate. Plus, you're able to read barcodes 35% farther away during times when you can't set the scanner closer.

You can't do this with any other scanner available today. When you have barcodes on high shelves or covered with wrappings, you won't have to worry about climbing a ladder or unwrapping things just to do a scan.

Your manufacturing center productivity levels are going to increase exponentially by simply pressing the trigger on the Zebra scanner.

Zebra DS3608-DP and DS3678-DP

Here you have another in Zebra's scanner series, again with corded and non-cord versions. These have some standout features differing from the models above. One of those is the ability to capture every type of direct part mark on barcodes, not including 1D and 2D.

If you already have bad experiences trying to capture DPM barcodes, you'll consider this scanner heaven-sent. It can capture these regardless of their size, surface, contrast, or density.

These scanners are also the most rugged of any in this series. You can drop the scanners as much as 8 ft. and they won't break. They'll keep operating after 5,000 tumbles, which is unlike any other scanner extant. Being dust proof and waterproof, you can use these in the harshest conditions without damage.

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