The EL81 2D handheld scanner with imaging technology has a wide range of applications in various retail segments such as department stores, petrol stations, drugstores, pharmacies and more. The 2D imaging technology provides excellent results when capturing linear, 2D and GS1 Databar™ labels. The image capture, long decoding range and large decoding area support intuitive and fast capture even of display surfaces.
The lightweight, ergonomic design of the EL81 is very robust and offers the rugged durability that operators need for several hours of intensive scanning. The scanner’s key optical components are also protected against dust and liquids to IP52, and the recessed scan window eliminates scratches and dirt that could compromise scanning performance.

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Features & Benefits

2D hand-held scanner EL81 at a glance:

  • Suitable for universal use at department stores and other retail outlets
  • Recognition of linear 1D, 2D and GS1 DataBar™ barcodes
  • Optics with large decoding area and decoding range
  • Barcode recognition on smartphones, displays and mobile devices
  • Lightweight, ergonomic design
  • Excellent multi-code scanning performance for hard-to-read and poorly printed barcode labels
  • Omnidirectional scanning in both handheld and presentation modes
  • Multi-interface support
  • Acoustically-read confirmation
  • Low-power consumption
  • Powered directly from interface of Diebold Nixdorf POS systems
  • Plug&Play compatibility with Diebold Nixdorf middleware products



2D handheld scanner, multi-interface

  • DS4608 Image Scanner SR black
  • DS4608 Image Scanner SR white
Additional interface cable alternatives
  • Straight RS232 POT 3.00 m
  • Straight USB Type A 2.00 m
  • Coiled USB Type A 2.70 m
  • Coiled PoweredUSB 2.00 m
  • Coiled PoweredUSB 2.70 m
  • Coiled PoweredUSB 4.50 m
Stand (optional)
  • Stand flexible black
  • Stand universal black
  • RS232 / USB
    • via powered Interface COM* /USB
  • Power consumption: 340 mA (operating)
  • Operating temperature : 0 to +50 Grad C
  • Storage temperature : -40 to +70 Grad C
  • Humidity: 5 to 95% rel. (without condensation)
  • Drop specification:
    • withstands multiple drops on concrete 1.80 m
  • Protection class: IP52


  • Resolution: 4 mils
  • Image sensor: megapixel resolution (1,280 x 800)
  • Image field of view: 36,1° x 22,6° (V x V) 
  • Image capture:
    • Graphic format: BMP, JPEG, TIFF
  • Light source:
    • Aiming pattern: 617 nm
    • Illumination: several LED’s 660 nm
  • Ambient light:
    • 0 - 107,000 Lux / 10,000 foot candle
  • Reading angle: 
    • Roll (Tilt): 0 - 360°, Pitch: ±60°, Skew (Yaw): ±60°


  • Linear1D-Barcodes:
    • UPC A /UPC E, EAN 8/EAN 13. GS1
      Databar™ Codes, GS1 Databar Stacked,
      GS1 Databar Expanded Stacked, GS1
      Databar Stacked Omnidirectional,
      Interleaved 2 of 5, Standard 2 of 5, Code
      128/ GS1-128, Code 39, Code 93, Codabar
  • 2D-Barcodes:
    • PDF417, MicroPDF417, Datamatrix,
      MaxiCode, QR Code, MicroQR,
      Aztec Code


Height: 165 mm (6.49 inches)
Width: 67 mm (2.63 inches)
Depth: 98 mm (3.85 inches)
Weight: 162 gram (5.71 ounces)

The availability of the Systems and certain features/functions displayed may vary by geography and are subject to change.

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