Symbol LS1203 General Purpose Bar Code Scanner


This bi-directional LS1203 handheld scanner handles all 1D bar codes and is ideal for small retailers. It delivers the functionality, features and reliability needed to improve operational efficiencies from the check-out line to the storeroom. It minimizes manual keying — ensuring accuracy in all customer transactions — and it automates paper-based inventory processes. The device easily integrates multiple interfaces to help ensure connectivity to a host and PC system.








Durable, single-board construction

Meets 5-ft drop tests, significantly reducing downtime and repair costs.

Multiple interfaces: RS232, USB, keyboard wedge (KBW) in one scanner
Simplifies installation and integration, ensuring future compatibility.

Sleek, lightweight, ergonomic design
Maximizes comfort for all-day use.

Intuitive scanning and plug-and-play capability
Minimizes setup and training time.

Choice of triggered or continuous mode
Ensures versatile, accurate first-time scanning.





Color  Twilight black, Cash register white

Corded  Yes

Dimensions  2.4 in. H x 7.1 in. L x 2.4 in. W(6.2 cm H x 18 cm L x 6 cm W) 

Handheld  Yes

Power source  Host power or external power supply; depends on host type

Voltage and current1  5 +/-10%VDC @ 100 mA (Stand by: <35 mA)

Weight Approximately  4.3 oz. / 122 g (without cable)


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

Depth of field  From contact to 8 in./20.32 cm on 100% UPC/EAN symbols

Interfaces supported  Keyboard wedge, RS-232, USB

Minimum resolution2  30% minimum reflectance

Pitch  3 ± 65° 

Roll (Tilt)  4 ± 30° from normal

Scan pattern  Single line

Skew (Yaw)  5 ± 60° 

Technology  Laser


Notices and Disclaimers6  See footnote.


EMC  FCC Part 15 Class B, ICES 003 Class B

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

Environmental RoHS  Directive 2002/95/EEC

Laser Safety7  EN 60825-1, IEC 60825-1, 21CFR1040.10


Ambient light immunity  Immune to direct exposure of normal office and factory lighting conditions, as well as direct exposure to sunlight 

Drop specifications  Withstands multiple 5 ft./1.524m drops to concrete

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

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


Scanner warranty  3 years (36 months) from date of shipment. The Liquid Polymer Scan Element includes a limited lifetime warranty. See full warranty for details.