Whether healthcare workers need to scan an ankle bracelet to confirm a newborn’s identity in the NICU, track specimens in the lab or scan an IV bag to record time and dosage, the DS4600 Series for Healthcare can do it all. This versatile scanner accurately and easily captures virtually every barcode type found throughout the hospital. Its disinfectant-ready housing can withstand constant wipedowns at the point-of-care and an LED aimer is safe for use everywhere, including the NICU.



With disinfectant-ready housing, this scanner can handle regular sanitizing with popular disinfectants to prevent the spread of infection. Screw and speaker holes are covered to mitigate the build up of bacteria. And night mode enables on-the-fly switching from an audible beep to vibration feedback when patients are asleep.


Thanks to a highly visible and safe LED aimer, the DS4600 Series for Healthcare can be used throughout the hospital, including the NICU where the use of laser aimers is not advised. If you are currently using a different scanner in the NICU from other floors in your hospital, you can simplify your deployment with a single solution—the DS4600 Series for Healthcare.


Empower every associate to scan like your best associate. An 800 MHz microprocessor, high-resolution megapixel sensor and Zebra’s exclusive PRZM Intelligent Imaging technology provide instant barcode capture on even the most challenging barcodes.


Physical Characteristics

Dimensions: 6.5 in. H x 2.6 in. W x 3.9 in. D: 16.5 cm H x 6.7 cm W x 9.8 cm D
Weight: 5.7 oz. / 161.9 g
Input Voltage Range: 4.5 to 5.5 VDC Host Powered; 4.5 to 5.5 VDC External Power Supply
Operating Current at Nominal Voltage (5.0V): 375 mA (typical)
Standby Current (Idle) at Nominal Voltage (5.0V): 150 mA (typical)
Color: Healthcare White
Supported Host Interfaces: USB, RS232, TGCS (IBM) 46XX over RS485
Keyboard Support: Supports over 90 international keyboards
User Indicators: Direct Decode Indicator, Good Decode LEDs, rear view LEDs, beeper (adjustable tone and volume), haptic/vibration

Performance Characteristics

Light Source: Aiming Pattern: circular 528nm true green LED
Illumination: (2) warm white LED’s
Imager Field of View: 35° H x 22° V nominal
Image Sensor: 1280 x 800 pixels
Minimum Print Contrast: 15% minimum reflective difference
Skew Tolerance: +/- 60°
Pitch Tolerance: +/- 60°
Roll Tolerance: 0° – 360°

Imaging Characteristics

Graphics Format Support: Images can be exported as Bitmap, JPEG or TIFF


Operating Temperature: 32.0° to 122.0° F / 0.0° to 50.0° C
Storage Temperature: -40.0° to 158.0° F / -40.0° to 70.0° C
Humidity: 5% to 95% RH, non-condensing
Drop Specification: Designed to withstand multiple drops at 6.0 ft./1.8 m to concrete
Tumble Specification: Designed to withstand 2,000 tumbles in 1.5 ft./0.5 m tumbler
Environmental Sealing: IP52
Approved Cleaners: Disinfectant Ready. Refer to the product reference guide for the complete list of approved cleaners. Electrostatic Discharge (ESD): ESD per EN61000-4-2, +/-15 KV Air, +/-8 KV Direct, +/-8 KV Indirect
Ambient Light Immunity: 0 to 10,000 foot candles/0 to 107,000 Lux


Environmental: 2011/65/EU and EN 50581:2012 and EN IEC 63000:2018
Electrical Safety: UL 60950-1, second edition, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1-07. EN 60950-1:2006/A2:2013 IEC 60950-1:2005/A2:2013 IEC 62368-1 (ed.2); EN 62368-1:2014
LED Safety: IEC 62471:2006 (Ed.1.0); EN 62471:2008
EMI/RFI: FCC: 47 CFR Part 15, Subpart B, Class B ICES-003 Issue 6, Class B EN 55032, Class B EN 55024 EN 55035 EN 60601-1-2:2015 IEC 60601-1-2:2014


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Symbol Decode Capability

1D: Code 39, Code 128, Code 93, Codabar/NW7, Code 11, MSI Plessey, UPC/EAN, I 2 of 5, Korean 3 of 5, GS1 DataBar, Base 32 (Italian Pharma)
2D: PDF417, Micro PDF417, Composite Codes, TLC-39, Aztec, DataMatrix, MaxiCode, QR Code, Micro QR, Han Xin, Postal Codes, SecurPharm
Minimum Element Resolution: Code 39 – 2.0 mil DataMatrix – 4.0 mil

DS4608-HC Decode Ranges (Typical)

Symbology/Resolution: Near/Far

Code 39 3 mil: 1.3 in./3.3 cm to 6.0 in./15.2 cm
Code 39 5 mil: 0 .1 in./0.3 cm to 11.5 in./29.2 cm
Code 39 20 mil: 0.6 in./1.5 cm to 29.0 in./73.7 cm
Code 128 5 mil: 1.7 in./4.3 cm to 5.0 in./12.7 cm
PDF 417 6.7 mil: 0.6 in./1.5 cm to 9.3 in./23.6 cm
UPC 13 mil (100%): 0 in./0 cm to 18.0 in./45.7 cm
DataMatrix 10 mil: 0.2 in./0.5 cm to 9.5 in./24.1 cm
QR 20 mil: 0 in./0 cm to 13.5 in./34.3 cm