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Zebra LI4278 Barcode Scanner

The next generation in 1D scanning Zebra LI4278 - Zebra's LI4278 General Purpose Cordless Linear Imager takes 1D barcode scanning to the next level, allowing workers to scan faster and farther. With the LI4278, workers can capture virtually any 1D barcode, including the typical barcodes that are printed on paper labels; electronic bar codes displayed on the screen of a mobile phone, tablet or computer that allows retailers to easily process loyalty cards, mobile coupons and more; and the high density (HD) bar codes commonly used in electronic component manufacturing. With the LI4278, 100 percent of UPC barcodes can be captured from near contact to over 30 in./76.2 cm away, while 200% of UPC codes can be scanned at 55 in./139.7 cm away. The LI4278 allows workers to spend less time maneuvering the scanner and more time on task at hand. With the addition of an optional cradle that enables presentation mode, the LI4278 gives your workers the flexibililty to use the scanner in both handheld and hands-free modes.?
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Zebra LI4278 Barcode Scanner Model Overview
The LI4278 takes 1D barcode scanning to the next level with cordless freedom, allowing workers to scan faster and farther as they can capture virtually any 1D barcode.

Key Features:
  • Capture virtually any 1D bar code printed on traditional paper labels or displayed on the screen of a mobile phone, tablet or computer.
  • Bluetooth connectiviy frees workers from cords, allowing cashiers to easily scan items inside and outside of the cash wrap.
  • Built-in rechargeable, replaceable battery provides largest number of scans per charge well beyond a single shift in the highest usage profiles.
  • Reads UPC bar codes from 1 in./2.54 cm to over 3 in./76.2 cm as well as high density codes and extended ranges for greater application flexibility.
  • Complimentary Tools for Easy Deployment and Management across an enterprise.


The LI4278 takes 1-D bar code scanning to the next level, allowing workers to scan faster and farther. Workers can capture virtually any 1-D bar code ‘ including the typical bar codes that are printed on paper labels; electronic bar codes displayed on the screen of a mobile phone, tablet or computer that allows retailers to easily process loyalty cards, mobile coupons and more; and the high density (HD) bar codes commonly used in electronic component manufacturing. 100 percent UPC bar codes can be captured from near contact to over 30 in./76.2 cm away, while 200% UPC codes can be scanned at 55 in./139.7 cm away. Since bar codes can be captured at extreme angles, scanning is easier than ever, so workers spend less time maneuvering the scanner and more time on task. And an optional cradle that enables presentation mode gives your workers the flexibililty to use the scanner in handheld and hands-free modes.


Cordless Freedom

Bluetooth frees workers from cords, allowing cashiers to easily scan items inside and outside of the cash wrap. In addition, Bluetooth v2.1 with EDR provides better encryption for improved security; better wireless performance; better energy management to preserve power for a full shift and easy pairing with the host device.


Built for All Day Everyday Use

A patent pending single circuit board improves reliability by eliminating interconnections. Superior battery power management delivers the largest number of scans per battery charge to support scan intensive applications. You can use it in dusty and wet environments. The scan line is easy to see outdoors in bright sunlight as well as indoors in dim lighting. It can survive drops to concrete. And both cradles can handle over a quarter million insertions.


Cost Effective Upgrade Path

The LI4278 provides a positive return on investment by utilizing the same existing cradles and accessories as its cousins, the LS4278 and DS6878. Current investments are preserved, yet you can easily migrate to the latest in scanning technology.


Maximum Uptime For A Low Tco

Remote management tools combine with industry leading all-inclusive affordable service plans to keep devices in the hands of your workforce practically every minute of every working day, Service from the Start Advance Exchange Support provides next-business-day replacement of devices that require repair. Built-in Comprehensive Coverage protects your scanners from the unexpected, significantly reducing unforeseen repair expenses and delivering service peace of mind from the moment you purchase the device.


Excellent 1-D Scanning Performance

Delivers superior scanning speed and a wide data capture range.


Captures Virtually All 1-D Bar Codes on any Surface Including Mobile Phone Displays

Capture bar codes printed on traditional paper labels or displayed on the screen of a mobile phone, tablet or computer.


Wide Working Range

Reads UPC bar codes from 1 in./2.54 cm to over 30 in./76.2 cm as well as highdensity codes and extended ranges for greater application flexibility


Superior Motion and Angular Tolerance

Bar codes can be captured faster, and there is no need to pause between scans.


Patent Pending Single Circuit Board Construction

Maximizes durability and reduces downtime


Bright Crisp Aiming Line

Easier to aim in bright or dim lighting environments.


Built-in Rechargeable Replaceable Battery

Provides largest number of scans per charge well beyond a single shift in the highest usage profiles; replaceable battery ensures long lifecyle


Long Life Industrial Charging Contacts

Reliable performance, rated to 250,000+ insertions.


Compatible with 123Scan and Remote Scanner Management (RSM)

Dramatically reduces management time and cost, from initial configuration to day-to-day management; SDK available for custom development.


Withstands 100+ Consecutive Drops to Concrete

Protects against downtime from breakage due to everyday drops.


Multi Point-to-Point

Use up to three scanners with a single desktop cradle and seven scanners with a presentation cradle, reducing capital expenditures and maintenance costs.


Batch Mode Operation

Allows user to continue scanning outside communications range; can scan over 500 UPC bar codes into memory and upload automatically when in communication range.


Flexible Mounting Vertical or Horizontal

Desktop cradle provides versatility to accommodate your unique environment.


Bluetooth 2.1

Provides better security, better performance, better energy management and much easier pairing over the Bluetooth wireless connection.


Backward Compatible

Works with LS4278 cradles, providing a very cost-effective upgrade path