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Product Reviews: DS6878, Xenon 1902, and Gryphon 4400

These three top-tier wireless handheld imaging scanners eliminate the need to purchase multiple types of devices —they all capture 1D, 2D and Postal barcodes. Best-in-class for data capture and scan performance, expect to see an increase in productivity and efficiency throughout the supply chain.

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Motorola DS6878

This hand-held scanner’s optional hands-free presentation cradle enables additional advanced data capture capabilities, including: signatures, images of documents such as driver’s licenses and insurance cards; photographs; OCR for the capture of printed text; and MICR for automated capture of check-related data and conversion of check-based transactions to electronic paperless debit transactions. Additionally, it has a radio range up to 300 feet, bypassing other scanners of this type.

Xenon 1902

Honeywell’s Xenon 1902 wireless area imaging scanner offers industry-leading performance. This hand-held scanner offers a long-lasting lithium-ion battery that ensures maximum uptime as well as three focal options for application specific scanning. This sixth-generation of area-imaging technology features a custom image sensor that is optimized for barcode scanning.

Gryphon 4400

The Gryphon 4000 series represents the premium level of data collection devices for general purpose applications. Designed with people in mind, the Gryphon 4400 imager blends advanced 2D reading with motion sensing technology, producing a user-friendly device with outstanding performance.

Product Comparison

Motorola DS6878 Scanner


Xenon 1902 Gryphon 4400
Radio Type


V2.1 with EDR; 300’
; 33’
; 98.4’
Battery 700 mA/260 mA with

external power; 490 mA/260 mA

with host power through cable

1800 mAh Li-ion Lithium-Ion 2100 mAh
Dimensions 7.3 x 2.7 x 3.85 in 6.3 x 2.8 x 4.1in 7.1 x 2.8 x 3.9 in
Weight 8.4oz 7.5oz 8.68oz
Storage Temp -40°F-158°F -40°F to 158°F -4°F-158°F
Operating Temp 32°F-122°F 32°F to 122°F 32°F-122°F
Drop Resistance 6’ 6’ 5.9’
Motion Tolerance N/A 240in/s 25 IPS
Warranty 3 years 3 years 3 years
Decode Capabilities 1D,2D, Postal, PDF417, micro

PDF417, Composite Codes

(CC-A, CC-B, CC-C)

1D, stacked, 2D, and

postal symbologies; limited

OCR font reading

1D, 2D, Postal codes,

stacked codes

Vendor Zebra Technologies Honeywell Datalogic


60°, 60° 45°, 65° 40°, 40°
Scan Pattern N/A Area Image (838 x 640-pixel array) Wide VGA; 752 x480
Image Capture Bitmap, JPEG, TIFF N/A BMP, JPEG, TIFF


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