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Symbol DS 6608 Barcode Scanners

Symbol DS6708 A newer version of this item is available.
It is replaced by the Symbol DS6708.

Improve Productivity with Digital Scanning

The DS 6608, with its CCD sensor, is ideal for capturing both linear and 2D barcodes. Multiple interface options allow quick data communications. The DS 6608 features omnidirectional reading, making scans faster and speeding up inventory and checkout processes. The DS 6608's sturdy construction makes it perfect for retail point of sale stations.

The Symbol DS 6608 is also known as the Symbol Technologies DS 6608

DS 6608 Options
Symbol DS 6608 (DS6608-SR20007R)
DS 6608, Imager (Standard Range) - Color: Black
Symbol DS 6608 (DS6608-SR20007)
DS 6608, Imager (Standard Range) - Color: Black
Specs: Laser - Handheld scanner - Black
Symbol DS 6608 (DS6608-SR20001R)
DS 6608, Imager (Standard Range) - Color: White
Specs: Motorola DS6608 Barcode Reader
Symbol DS 6608 (DS6608-SR20001)
DS 6608, Imager (Standard Range) - Color: White
Specs: Laser - Handheld scanner - White
Symbol DS 6608 (DS6608-HD20007R)
DS 6608, Imager (Hi-Density) - Color: Black
Symbol DS 6608 (DS6608-HD20007)
DS 6608, Imager (Hi-Density) - Color: Black
Specs: Motorola DS6608 HD Barcode Reader
Symbol DS 6608 (DS6608-HD20001R)
DS 6608, Imager (Hi-Density) - Color: White
Specs: Motorola DS6608 Barcode Reader
Symbol DS 6608 (DS6608-HD20001)
DS 6608, Imager (Hi-Density) - Color: White
Specs: Laser - Handheld scanner - White
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Symbol DS 6608 Details

DS 6608 Digital Scanners

Capture Data and Images with One Multi-Use Scanning Device

The DS 6608 from Symbol Technologies provides unmatched performance in the digital scanning of images and one-dimensional (1D) and two-dimensional (2D) barcodes. Built to read barcodes omni-directionally, the DS 6608 improves productivity for all data capture activities across your enterprise.

These digital scanners offer true flexibility. With the optional Intellistand, you can automatically switch between hands-free and hand-held scanning without having to scan a programming barcode, saving time and improving efficiency.

Increase Productivity by Reducing Scanning and Decoding Times

The omni-directional scanning capabilities of the DS 6608 make the tasks of scanning and decoding simple - just point and shoot. No matter how a barcode is oriented, the DS 6608 delivers a quick, accurate read. The intuitive, laser-generated aiming pattern indicates the full scanning field for additional scanning and decoding ease, leading to improved productivity. With a wide working range, the DS 6608 improves throughput in the most challenging data capture environments. More items get scanned with less time spent preparing to scan or rescanning after errors.

Experience Laser-Like Scanning with the Benefits of Digital

As the supply chain expands, so does the need for tracking more information about each item. By accurately reading 2D and 1D symbologies and capturing images, the DS 6608 helps you manage mixed-use reading requirements without any add-on devices. Its laser-like read rates and unmatched quality let you capture barcodes quickly, improving overall productivity.

Cost-Effective Digital Scanner Meets Needs of Today and Tomorrow

As scanning requirements continue to change, the DS 6608 is built to support those changes. It connects to a range of hosts with a single device, letting you use your current system while allowing for migration in the future - and that protects your investment.

The DS 6608 provides accurate and cost-effective code-reading capabilities for retail, light manufacturing, government, healthcare, postal and lottery applications. In addition to advanced data capture technology, Symbol's end-to-end solutions integrate ruggedized mobile computers and scanners, wireless infrastructure, enabling software and high-ROI applications from our business partners. Symbol Enterprise Mobility Services are designed to ensure that every aspect of your mobility solution - from defining your business requirements to ongoing service and support - works seamlessly and at maximum efficiency.



Unmatched decoding performance on 2D and 1D symbologies

Increases productivity by reducing the time it takes to scan/decode

Omni-directional scanning

Increases throughput by eliminating the need to orient barcodes to the scanner

Integrated barcode and image capture

Accurately scans all items with one device

Wide working range

Performs equally well from a distance or close-up

Laser-generated aiming pattern

Enables quick and accurate data capture

Optional Intellistand

Allows instant switching between handheld and hands-free scanning

Sub-second image transfer

Delivers faster capture and transfer of images than competitive products

CCD digital scanning technology

Results in laser-like performance in a digital scanner

DS 6608 Specification Highlights

Physical Characteristics


6.55 in. H x 2.82 in. W x 4.72 in. D
16.64 cm H x 7.16 cm W x 11.99 cm D

Weight (without cable)

6.04 oz./181.4 gm

Input Voltage

5 volts +/- 10%

Operating Current

250mA (average)

Power Sources

Depending on host:
  •Host power
  •External power supply


Cash Register White or Twilight Black

Performance Characteristics

Light Source

650 nm visible laser diode


640 x 480

Minimum Element Width

5 mil/0.127 mm

Nominal Working Distance

From 1 in./ 2.5 cm to 14 in. /35 cm on 100% UPC/EAN symbols

Print Contrast

25% minimum reflective difference

Roll (Tilt) 1

+/- 180 degrees from normal

Pitch 2

+/- 60 degrees from normal

Skew (Yaw) 3

+/- 50 degrees from normal

Decoding Capability

1D Codes

UPC.EAN, UPC.EAN with Supplementals, UCC.EAN 128, JAN 8 & 13, Code 39, Code 39 Full ASCII, Code 39 Trioptic, Code 128, Code 128 Full ASCII, Codabar (NW7), Interleaved 2 of 5, Discrete 2 of 5,Code 93, MSI, Code 11, Code 32, Bookland EAN, IATA, UCC/EAN RSS and RSS variants

2D Codes

PDF417, microPDF417, MaxiCode, DataMatrix (ECC 2000), Composite Codes, QR Code

Postal Codes

U.S. Postnet, U.S. Planet, U.K. Postal, Japan Postal, Australian Postal, Dutch Postal

Interfaces Supported

RS232, Keyboard Wedge, Wand Emulation, Scanner Emulation, IBM 468X/469X, USB and Synapse

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

Multiple 6-foot (1.8 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.


10,000 ft. candles/107,644 LUX

Electrostatic Discharge

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


Hands-Free Intellistand

20-66483-01, Cash Register White; 20-66483-02, Twilight Black

Regulatory Information

Electrical Safety

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

Laser Safety

CDRH Class II, IEC Class 2


FCC Part 15 Class B, ICES-003 Class B, European Union EMC Directive, Australian SMA

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

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