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Ultra Rugged Scanners

DS3608-ER/DS3678-ER Ultra-Rugged Scanner Support

Zebra DS3608 ultra rugged scanner in cradle


The Setup guidelines below will take you to English documentation. You can access the localized User Guides in the MANUALS section.

 Confirm that you have the following equipment.

  • DS3608-ER scanner 
  • Zebra proprietary USB cable
  • (Other host interfaces setup are described in the DS3608-ER Scanner Product Reference Guide (for example,  Keyboard Wedge Interface)

 First Time Connection steps

1.    Connect the RJ41 end of the USB cable to the handle of the DS3608-SR scanner.

2.    Connect the USB end of the cable to your computer USB

3.    The DS3608-ER will power up with low, medium, high beeps

4.    Pull the DS3608-ER trigger and confirm a scan beam is present.

5.    Scan Return To Factory Defaults programming barcode from the DS3608 Quick Start Guide.

Note: When scanning a programming barcode from a screen/monitor, increase magnification to a minimum of 125%. This will ensure good barcode quality for a successful scan.

Note: ER (Extended Range) decode range may differ with barcode density- Not sure if you want to add this or not?

6.    To test sending a barcode, open a text document in an application such as Microsoft Word or Notepad.

Ensure that you can type into the text document using your keyboard.

Scan a product barcode.

7.    The scanned barcode will be displayed in the text document.

Keyboard Language (Country Code) Information

If Windows is configured for a region’s local keyboard and does not use an English keyboard layout, transferred barcode data may appear inaccurate.

Identify the language Windows uses and scan a compatible keyboard language configuration barcode (country code) USB Country Keyboard Types (Country Codes)

Consult the DS3608 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide (or available language copy) for additional scanner setup information.


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