Motorola LI4278 Handheld Bluetooth Barcode ScannerMotorola LI4278 Linear Imager Bluetooth Barcode Scanner

The Motorola Symbol LI4278 linear imager bluetooth barcode scanner optimizes productivity by quickly reading 1D barcodes from 1 inch to more than 30 inches away without pausing or having to charge the battery.

Its fast scans, wide working range, and extended battery life are only a few of the reasons why retailers, manufacturers, educators, and hospitality staff use the LI4278 linear imager in their stores, plants, warehouses, schools, and hotels. They trust this best-in-class, general-purpose linear imager scanner to capture accurate data about their inventory, assets, products, and guests. And with next-generation barcode scanning technology, it does.

This cordless imager reads both paper barcode labels and electronic ones, such as mobile coupons or loyalty cards that appear on phones, tablets, and handheld computers. And it does so the first time you scan virtually any 1D barcode, including high-density (HD) ones commonly used to manufacture electronic components. These desirable features—along with the ability to scan from extreme angles—not only speeds processing; it expedites customer service for loyal, lasting relationships.

Motorola Symbol also built flexibility and durability into their LI4278 linear imagers. For example, when configuring your barcode scanner for the first time, the intuitive device automatically detects the interface and sets it up for you. You’ll say goodbye to frustrations (and training time) when integrating scanners into existing systems. You will also benefit from the LI4278’s durable design—which withstands harsh conditions and drops of 6 feet.

Standard Bluetooth 2.1 technology ensures the safe transmission of data in either real time or batch, depending upon what’s most convenient. An enhanced energy management feature preserves power for several hours so you can continually send information to the host, conduct transactions at the point of sale (POS), or check guests in and out without worrying about downtime. In addition, remote scanner management software prevents outages by proactively alerting you to potential problems while monitoring and managing your network.

Long-life charging contacts, backward compatibility, vertical and horizontal mounting options, and a built-in rechargeable battery contribute to the LI4278’s wide adoption. And with your choice of service plans, including the popular next-business-day replacement program, the Motorola Symbol LI4278 linear imager barcode scanner will serve you well for years to come.

Corded/cordless:  Cordless Bluetooth

Data capture: 1D on paper or electronic displays

Scan type: Single line

Scan rate: 547 scans per second

Working range: From 1” to 30”+

Rugged specs: 6 ft. drops to concrete

Warranty: 36 months

  • Enjoy superior battery life – A unique power management application delivers the largest number of scans per charge, which ensures top performance in scan-intensive settings.
  • Reliably read 1D barcodes – Next-generation barcode scanning technology accurately reads nearly every 1D barcode for enhanced efficiency.
  • Safely extend your reach – Wide working ranges up to 30 inches or more, along with Bluetooth 2.1 wireless connectivity, enable you to securely transmit data, either in real time or batch.
  • Keep customers happy – Superior battery life and speedy scans support optimal processing of transactions.
  • Maximize mobility – Cordless freedom and the ability to read electronic barcodes on mobile devices expand usability beyond traditional barcode labels.


  • patient tracking
  • pharmacy and product labeling


  • inventory management
  • asset tracking
  • library tracking
  • point of sale

Transportation & Logistics

  • inventory management
  • asset tracking


  • book tracking
  • asset management

Hospitality & Leisure

  • luggage tracking
  • activity tracking


  • visitor tracking
  • evidence tracking
  • parking passes


  • inventory management
  • work in process tracking
  • asset management
  • light-industrial
  • work-in-process tracking



Light manufacturing




Skew Tolerance ±65°
Pitch Tolerance ±65°
Roll Tolerance ±45°
Scan Pattern Single bright aiming line
Scan Angle Horizontal 35°
Scan Speed 547 scans per second
Motion Tolerance 25 in./ 63.5 cm per second
Light Source LED Class 1 device 617nm (amber)
Min. Print Contrast 15% MRD
Scans Per Charge Up to 57,000
Hours of Operation Per full charge: 72 hours
123Scan, Remote Scanner Management (RSM), Scanner Management Services (SMS), Zebra Scanner SDK
Ambient Light Immunity Max 108,000 lux
Operating Temp. 32° F to 122° F/ 0° C to 50° C
Storage Temperature -40° F to 158° F/-40° C to 70° C
Humidity 5% to 85% RH, non-condensing
Drop Specification Over 100 drops at 5 ft./1.5 m at room temperature; survives 6ft./1.8 m drops to concrete
Environmental Sealing Gasket sealed housing withstands dust and can be sprayed clean
Bar Code Symbologies UPC/EAN: UPC-A, UPC-E, UPC-E1, EAN-8/JAN 8, EAN-13/JAN 13, Bookland EAN, Bookland ISBN Format, UCC Coupon Extended Code, ISSN EAN Code 128 Including GS1-128, ISBT 128, ISBT Concatenation, Code 39 including Trioptic Code 39, Convert Code 39 to Code 32 (Italian Pharmacy Code), Code 39 Full ASCII Conversion Code 93 Code 11 Matrix 2 of 5 Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF) Discrete 2 of 5 (DTF) Codabar (NW – 7) Chinese 2 of 5 IATA Inverse 1-D (except all GS1 DataBars) GS1 DataBar including GS1 DataBar-14, GS1 DataBar Limited, GS1 DataBar Expanded
Radio Bluetooth v2.1 Class 2 Radio
Data Rate 3.0 Mbit/s (2.1 Mbit/s) Bluetooth v2.1
Radio Range* 330 ft./100 m (line of sight)
*Using presentation cradle configuration
Dimensions 3.84 in. H x 2.75 in. W x 7.34 in. L 9.8 cm H x 7 cm W x 18.6 cm L
Weight 7.9 oz./224 grams
Cradle Interface RS232, RS485 (IBM), USB, Keyboard Wedge
Color Black; White
Battery Rechargeable replaceable battery with ‘green sustainability’
3 mil Minimum resolution
4 mil 4-10 in./10.2-25.4 cm
5 mil 3-13 in./7.6-33 cm
7.5 mil 1.5-19 in./ 3.8-48.3 cm
13 mil (100% UPC-A) 1-31 in./2.5-78.7 cm
20 mil 1-42 in./2.5-106.7 cm
26 mil (200% UPC-A) 3-55 in./7.6-140 cm
100 mil (paper) >20 ft./6 m
** Ranges are calculated on Code 39 unless otherwise noted
Technical Requirements EMC FCC Part 15 Class B, ICES 003 Class B, IEC 60601-1-2 Environmental RoHS Directive 2002/95/EEC Electrical Safety C22.2 No. 60950-1, EN 60950-1, IEC 60950-1, UL 60950- 1 LED Class 1
Environmental RoHS Compliant
Subject to the terms of Zebra’s hardware warranty statement, the LI4278 is warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 36 months from the date of shipment. For the complete Zebra hardware product warranty statement, go to:
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