Symbol Technologies has introduced the LS3008 rugged handheld scanner designed for high-performance and reliability in healthcare, warehousing, manufacturing and back-end retail environments.

Leveraging Symbol’s innovative design knowledge and boasting a small, ergonomic form factor, the LS3008 broadens Symbol’s rugged scanner portfolio to meet the needs of customers and markets where cost and ergonomics are critical factors for customers seeking real-time data capture capabilities.

Built to withstand the rigours of everyday use, including frequent drops to concrete and exposure to water and dust, Symbol’s new LS3008 rugged scanner is sealed to IP53 standards and provides optimised productivity while reducing the need for equipment repairs, ultimately lowering the total cost of ownership.

The LS3008 scanner meets the varying demands of healthcare professionals seeking a reliable bar code capture tool for bedside and patient management; retailers needing a rugged, feature-rich scanner for back-end operations; warehouse workers responsible for shipping and receiving products in an efficient manner; and associates performing light assembly within a manufacturing environment.

Providing customers with real-time access to business-critical information to help improve decision-making processes and streamline operations, the new LS3008 is equipped with multi-line rastering scan pattern to eliminate the need for exact aim and positioning. This feature enables customers to quickly and accurately scan one-dimensional (1D) bar codes, including those that are damaged, small or poorly printed, without delay or the need to rescan.

The LS3008 handheld scanner reduces total-cost-of-ownership by enabling remote, network-based device management to lower IT expenses and enable customisation in large, multi-scanner environments.

Along with a scratch-resistant, tempered glass window for high-quality scanning, the LS3008 also offers single circuit-board construction eliminating the failure points commonly found in competing scanners.