ZEBRA DS457 Series

Fixed Mount Scanner

Big scanning, tiny footprint

Enable high-speed, hands-free scanning of virtually any barcode on any surface. Tiny footprint fits in the smallest spaces.

Industry Use:

  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Retail
  • Hospitality
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Used for:

  • High-Volume Scanning
  • Driver's License Scanning
  • Direct Parts Marks
  • Still Images, Video and OCR
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Next-generation fixed mount imager

Enable high-volume hands-free scanning from the retail POS and airport boarding gate to the manufacturing production line with the Zebra DS457. With comprehensive data capture, your workers can scan virtually any bar code— including 1-D, 2-D and direct part marks. No matter what type of bar code is presented, or whether it is printed on a paper label, etched into a product or displayed on a mobile phone screen, breakthrough digital imaging technology delivers extraordinary scanning speed. The tiny footprint fits in the most space constrained areas. Workers can choose presentation or trigger-activated mode, providing the flexibility for a wide variety of applications. And while the DS457 can be integrated into a wide variety of products, its sleek design is just as at home in customer-facing areas, such as a retail counter.

ZEBRA DS457 Series

True best-in-class performance on all bar codes

A powerful 624 MHz processor, fast sensor shutter speed and patent pending fastpulse illumination deliver stunning performance on virtually every bar code — 1-D and 2-D plus direct part marks — your workers can capture bar codes as fast as they can present items for scanning. There is never a need to pause between scans, protecting productivity and increasing throughput.

Fits in the smallest of spaces

The tiny DS457 is ideal where a zero or minimal footprint is required. At just 1.15 in. H x 2.3 in. L x 2.44 in. W (2.92 cm H x 5.84 cm L x 6.2 cm W), this device can be mounted just about anywhere — attached to the register or under the counter for a true zero footprint on the retail cashwrap to a space-constrained manufacturing cell or airport gate.

Scan bar codes on practically any surface — including mobile phone displays

Your customers are rapidly adopting mobile bar codes — electronic versions of tickets, boarding passes and loyalty cards that can be carried right in the mobile phone. Since the DS457 can read bar codes on mobile phone and computer displays, you’re ready for this next generation bar code, protecting customer convenience, customer service quality and employee productivity.

Flexible and easy to integrate

The DS457 can be used as a standalone scanner or integrated into the most space-constrained products to bring world-class scanning performance to mobile computers, handheld scanners, self-service kiosks, medical and diagnostic instruments, lottery terminals and more. Integration into your product designs is easy — there is no optical, mechanical or electrical engineering required. And in the event you already have a Zebra Miniscan deployed today, the common interface allows you to simply swap scanners to cost-effectively boost scanning performance and quality — no re-tooling or redesign of the installation area are required.


Users are up and running in minutes

Full omni-directional scanning eliminates the need to precisely align bar code and imager. A unique aiming pattern with a bright central dot ensures quick, accurate scanning — even in the brightest lighting. The result is a highly intuitive scanning function that increases worker productivity, virtually eliminating the need and cost associated with training.

Four models to meet any application need

No matter what type of bar codes you need to capture, there is a model that will meet your needs.

DS457-SR: Combination 1-D and 2-D bar code scanning.

This standard range model is designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of applications, offering the largest working range possible on the largest variety of bar codes.

DS457-HD: Optimized for comprehensive 2-D bar code capture.

We took the DS457-SR Standard Range model and optimized the focus functionality to accommodate the very tiny and dense 2-D bar codes frequently found in manufacturing. Electronic manufacturers can ensure the right part is used at the right time on the production line. And pharmaceutical manufacturers can track product as it is produced and packaged to meet track and trace regulations.

DS457-DL: Combination 1-D and 2-D bar code scanning plus driver’s license parsing.

We added driver’s license parsing to the DS457-SR Standard Range model to enable the instant decoding of the bar coded information on any state driver’s license in the U.S. as well as other national ID documents to support a wide variety of value-added applications. At the retail POS, the DS457-DL allows effortless auto-population of credit and loyalty cards, as well as easy and error-proof age verification.

DS457-DP: Comprehensive support for 1-D and 2-D bar codes plus direct part marks.

This powerful model starts with the high-density scanning capability of the DS457-HD, and adds new algorithms that ensure easy reading of anydirect part marks. Workers can easily capture even the most challenging direct part marks, including low-contrast marks printed on black plastic, black rubber, steel and cast-iron.

World class support for maximum uptime

For true service peace of mind, our Service from the Start Advance Exchange Support program offers next-business-day device replacement to keep your DS457 imagers up and running. And since built-in Comprehensive Coverage includes normal wear and tear as well as accidental damage to internal and external components, unforeseen repair expenses are practically eliminated. The result is an extraordinary lifecycle, extraordinary uptime — and a truly outstanding ROI.

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Physical Characteristics

Dimensions1.15 in. H x 2.3 in. L x 2.44 in. W 2.92 cm H x 5.84 cm L x 6.2 cm W
Weight3.9 oz./111 g
PowerMaximum: 5 VDC +/- 10% @ 450 mA
ModelsDS457SR: 1-D and 2-D bar codes
DS457HD: 1-D and 2-D bar codes,
including high density codes
DS457DL: 1-D and 2-D bar codes plus parsing of codes found on driver’s licenses and other identification documents
DS457DP: 1-D and 2-D bar codes plus direct part marks

Performance Characteristics

Sensor Resolution752 (H) x 480 (V) gray scale
Imager Field of ViewDS457 SR and DL: 39.6° horizontal, 25.7° vertical DS457 HD and DP: 38.4° horizontal, 24.9° vertical
Aiming Element655 ± 10 nm (VLD)
Illumination Element625 ± 5 nm (LED)
Minimum Print ContrastMinimum 25% absolute dark/light reflectance

Symbology Decode Capability

1-DAll major 1-D bar codes
2-DPDF417, DataMatrix, QR Code, Aztec, Composite Codes and MaxiCode
PostalUS Postnet, US Planet, UK Postal, Australian Postal, Japan Postal

User Environment

Operating Temp.-4° to 122° F /-20° to 50° C* (NOTE: Laser aimer disabled above 113° F /45° C)
* See integration guide
Storage Temp.-40° to 158° F /-40° to 70° C
HumidityOperating: 95% RH, non-condensing at 50°C Storage: 85% RH, non-condensing at 70°C
Drop SpecificationWithstands multiple 30 in./176 cm drops to concrete
Ambient LightTotal darkness to 9000 ft. candles ( 96,900 Lux)
Programmable ParametersPower mode, trigger mode, beeper tone, session time, camera control, image control, advanced data formatting, document capture, signature capture
Image File FormatsBMP, TIFF, JPG

DS457 Series Decode Zone (Typical)

Label Density/Paper LabelDepth of Field - DS457-SR /
Code 39 - 5 mil

1.3  - 8.1 in.
3.3 - 20.6 cm

Code 39 - 20 mil

1.8 - 16.5 in.
4.6 - 41.9 cm

UPC - 13 mil

1.5 - 15.3 in.
3.8 - 38.9 cm

Datamatrix - 7.5 mil

2.0 - 6.0 in.
5.1 - 15.2 cm

Datamatrix - 10 mil

1.5 - 8.4 in.
3.8 - 21.3 cm

Datamatrix - 15 mil

1.6 - 10.9 in.
4.1 - 27.7 cm

QR Code - 7.5 mil

2.1 - 5.1 in.
5.3 - 13.0 cm

QR Code - 10 mil

1.5 - 7.0 in.
3.8 - 17.8 cm

PDF417 - 6.67 mil

1.8 - 7.1 in.
4.6 - 18.0 cm

PDF417 - 10 mil

1.2 - 10.2 in.
3.0 - 25.9 cm

PDF417 - 15 mil

1.5 - 13.0 in.
3.8 - 33.0 cm

Label Density/Paper LabelDepth of Field - DS457-HD /
Code 39 - 3 mil

1.2 - 4.8 in.
3.0 - 12.2 cm

Code 39 - 5 mil

1.1 - 5.7 in.
2.8 - 14.5 cm

Code 39 - 20 mil

1.9 - 9.7 in.
4.8 - 24.6 cm

UPC - 13 mil

1.7 - 8.3 in.
4.3 - 21.1 cm

Datamatrix - 4 mil

1.6 - 3.0 in.
4.1 - 7.6 cm

Datamatrix - 5 mil

1.4 - 3.7 in.
3.6 - 9.4 cm

Datamatrix - 7.5 mil

1.2 - 4.4 in.
3.0 - 11.2 cm

QR Code - 5 mil

1.5 - 3.1 in.
3.8 - 7.9 cm

QR Code - 7.5 mil

1.1 - 4.0 in.
2.8 - 10.2 cm

QR Code - 10 mil

1.1 - 4.6 in.
2.8 - 11.7 cm

PDF417 - 4 mil

1.4 - 3.8 in.
3.6 - 9.7 cm

PDF417 - 6.67 mil

1.0 - 4.8 in.
2.5 - 12.2 cm


Interfaces Supported9-pin male D-sub - USB (full speed) and TTL level RS232 with RTS and CTS


Electrical SafetyETL, VDE, CETL, EN60950, Ctick, VCCI
Laser ClassificationIntended for use in CDRH Class II/IEC 825 Class I devices
EMI/RFIFCC Part 15 Class B, ICES-003 Class B, CISPR22 Class B
EnvironmentalRoHS compliant


Subject to the terms of Zebra's hardware warranty statement, the DS457 is warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 3 years from the date of shipment. For the complete Zebra hardware product warranty statement, go to:

Recommended Services

Customer ServicesService from the Start Advance Exchange Support
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Markets and Applications


  • POS, ID verification, mobile coupons and loyalty card scanning, auto-fill of credit and loyalty card applications


  • Error proofing on clean conveyors in electronic manufacturing, track and trace in pharmaceutical manufacturing

Travel and Transportation

  • Scanning of mobile and paper-based boarding passes and tickets at airports, train stations and bus terminals


  • Access control at border crossings, military bases and more


  • Integrate into a broad range of devices, from self-service kiosks to medical instruments
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