Photo of Symbol LS3203 ER
Symbol logo

Symbol LS3203 ER Scanner

Symbol LS 3408 Series: LS 3408ER and LS 3408FZ A newer version of this item is available.
It is replaced by the Symbol LS 3408 Series: LS 3408ER and LS 3408FZ.
LS3203 ER Options
Part # DescriptionAvailabilityPriceOrder
LS-3203ER-I200A LS3203 ER, Extended range scanner. Order cables & power supply separately. See accessories. See Replacement Call for Details

Symbol LS3203 ER Details

From 4 Inches to 35 Feet, the Focus is on Best-of-Class Performance

In warehousing, transportation and other industrial applications...when a scanner has to be rugged yet versatile in order to read a broad range of symbol densities - both close up and at long temperature extremes or rigorous conditions...the scanner to choose is Symbol Technologies' LS3203 ER Extended-Range Scanner.

The LS3203 ER reads bar codes as far away as 35 feet (10 m) or more, and as close as 4 inches (10 cm) - giving it the greatest range of any scanner on the market today.

One Scanner that Does the Work of Many

Because the LS3203 ER reads all symbol densities over the broadest range, it's able to perform multiple tasks in the same location. For receiving and put-away, it reads UPC product codes; it also reads 20 to 40 mil case codes from close up to several feet away. For picking and shipping, it reads 70 to 100 mil retroreflective symbols on distant storage locations or shelf edges.

Symbol offers the LS3203 ER in two models to meet your application needs: an undecoded version (model LS3203 ER ) for use with a portable terminal with decode capability; and, a multi-interface decoded version (model LS3203 ER ) providing both wand emulation and RS-232C connectivity. The LS3203 ER model can also use Symbol's exclusive Synapse™ "smart cables" for connection to many different hosts without a separate interface controller.

What's more, this series of extended range scanners is not only flexible, it's rugged, making it ideal for fixed station, portable terminal and fork lift duty.

Tough Yet Easy

Like all members of Symbol's LS 3000 family of handheld scanners, the LS3203 ER is designed for aggressive scanning performance, while combining toughness and durability with ease of operation. It withstands repeated six-foot (1.8 m) drops to concrete, yet it's light weight and ergonomic design assure user comfort.

A key source of the reliability inherent in the LS3203 ER is Symbol's patented Mylar® scan element - a technological innovation that represents a major improvement over conventional scanner motors. The frictionless Mylar scan element makes these scanners remarkably long-lasting because it completely eliminates engine wear. It also provides another benefit - lower power usage because no energy is expended overcoming friction. Symbol has so much confidence in the LS3203 ER that we back it with a limited lifetime warranty on the scan element...a Symbol exclusive.

More Features...More Benefits

Loaded with performance-oriented features, the LS3203 ER offers benefits you won't find in any other all-range scanner:

  • Enhanced optics offer superior performance over all ranges.
  • Intuitive "aim and shoot" operation automatically adjusts for symbol size and distance from the scanner.
  • Synapse "smart cables" eliminate the need for a separate interface controller, making the LS3203 ER easy to install, maintain and use.
  • Rubber bumper improves sealing against windblown rain and prevents the scanner from sliding off countertops.
  • Ultrasonically welded window and sealed housing ensure that the LS3203 ER will resist the intrusion of dust and dirt.
  • Operation in temperature extremes of -22° to 122° F/30° to 50° C allows the LS3203 ER to be used in harsh environments.

Another Symbol of Leadership

The LS3203 ER Extended-Range Scanner: viewed from any distance, it's another best-of-class product from Symbol Technologies, the world leader in bar code-driven data management systems, with more than 6 million scanners and terminals installed.

LS3203 ER Extended-Range Specification Highlights

LS3203 ER Performance Characteristics:


Light Source:

675 nm laser diode

Scan Rate:

36 (±3) scan/sec. (bidirectional)


±45° from normal

Roll (Skew):

±10° from normal

Pitch Contrast:

± 45° from normal

Print Contrast:

50% minimum reflectance

Decode Capability:

(Decoded Version) UPC/EAN, UPC/EAN with supplementals, Code 39, Code 39 Full ASCII, Code 128, EAN 128, Codabar, Interleaved 2 of 5, Discrete 2 of 5, MSI/Plessey

Interface Type:

(Decoded Version) Wand Emulation, RS-232-C, PC and terminal keyboard wedges, OCR, Dual RS-232-C, IBM 468X/469X, OCIA, Bidirectional OCIA


Complies with UL, CSA and VDE; conforms to FCC Class A and Class B limits; conforms to CISPER Class A


4.8 to 14 VDC


110 mA undecoded; 150 mA decoded

Laser Class:

CDRH Class II, IEC 825 Class 2


8.5 oz. (240 gm) without cable


Dark gray


User Envrionment


Ambient Light Immunity:

Incandescent light: 350' candles/3766 LUX; Fluorescent light: 450 ft.-candles/4842 LUX; Sodium vapor light: 350 ft.-candles/3766 LUX; Mercury vapor light: 450 ft.-candles/4842 LUX

Operating Temperature:

-22° to 122°F (-30° to 50°C)

Storage Temperature:

-40° to 140°F (-40° to 60°C)


5% to 95% (non-condensing)


Multiple 6 ft. (1.8 m) drops to concrete


Sealed against windblown dust and rain


The Symbol LS3203 ER is also known as the Symbol Technologies LS3203 ER .