Symbol LS4278 Cordless General Purpose Bar Code Scanner



The innovative Symbol LS4278 Bluetooth®-enabled cordless bar code scanner delivers superior data capture anywhere in the workplace. Its multi-line rastering pattern eliminates the need for exact aim, enabling scanning within a 50-ft (15-m) radius and allowing operator extra room to move. This laser handheld device excels in retail, healthcare or light industrial environments, boosting productivity and profitability






Integrated Bluetooth
Ensures secure wireless transmission of data.

Multi-line rastering scan pattern
Eliminates the need for exact aim and positioning.

Remote scanner management (RSM)
Allows users to discover, provision and upgrade devices from a central remote location.

Long-life industrial charging contacts
Yield reliable performance, rated to 250,000+ insertions.

Patented, single circuit-board
Eliminating a major source of vulnerability and keeps down operating costs.

Wide working range
Reads good- and poor-quality bar codes at similar ranges, reducing the need for extra scanning movement.

Superior motion tolerance
Eliminates the need to pause between scans.

Tough design
Withstands 5-ft/1.5-m drops onto concrete, reducing downtime from breakage.

Powered through host cable
Simplifies installation by eliminating the need for a power supply.

Plug-and-play and universal cable
Enables Rapid deployment and versatility within any computing environment.

Multi point-to-point
Allows use of up to three scanners with a single cradle.

Batch mode operation
Increases application design flexibility.

Vertical or horizontal mounting 
Adapts to your environment.






Color  Twilight black, Cash register white

Cordless  Yes

Dimensions  Scanner: 7.3 in. H x 3.85 in. L x 2.7 in. W/18.5 cm H x 9.7 cm L x 6.9 cm WCradle: 2.0 in. H x 8.35 in. L x 3.4 in./5 cm H x 21.1 cm L x 8.6 cm W 

Handheld Yes

Voltage and current1 (Charging/Non Charging):  5 +/-10% VDC 620 mA / 70mA with external power; 5 +/-10% VDC 450 mA / 70mA with host power through cable; 12 +/-10% VDC 270 mA / 50mA with external power; 12 +/-10% VDC 230 mA / 50mA with host power through cable

Weight Scanner:  ~8.4 oz./238 g; Cradle: ~6.4 oz./183 g


Battery life Number of scans per full charge:  32,000+ @ 1 scan/second (Note: Typical daily scans are less than 4,000, which fully charges within 1 hour)

Decode capability 1D,  See data sheet for full list of supported symbologies

Depth of field  0 to 19 in. (0 to 48.25 cm) on 100% UPC/EAN

Interfaces supported  IBM, Keyboard wedge, RS-232, Synapse, USB, Wand, Interfaces vary per model; see datasheet for details

Scan pattern  Rastering

Technology  Laser


Notices and Disclaimers2  See footnote.


Radio range Minimum  33 ft./10 m; typical warehouse environment 50 ft./15 m

Radio type  Bluetooth


EMC  EN 301 489-1, EN 301 489-17, IEC 60601-1-2, EN 55022, FCC Part 15 Class B, ICES 003 Class B, EN 55024, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3

Electrical Safety  UL 60950-1, C22.2 No. 60950-1, EN 60950-1, IEC 60950-1

Environmental  RoHS Directive 2002/95/EEC

Laser Safety3  EN 60825-1, IEC 60825-1, 21CFR1040.10

RF Exposure  EN 50360, EN 50361, FCC Part 2, OET Bulletin 65, RSS102 

Radio  EN 300 328


Ambient light immunity  Immune to normal artificial indoor and naturaloutdoor (direct sunlight) lighting conditions

Drop specifications  Withstands multiple 5 ft./1.5 m drops to concrete 

Environmental  sealing IP43

Operating temperature  32° to 122° F/0° to 50° C

Storage temperature  -40° to 158° F/-40° to 70° C 


Lifetime scan element warranty  Yes

Scanner warranty  3 years (36 months) from the date of shipment. The Liquid Polymer Scan Element includes an unprecedented limited lifetime warranty.