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Warehouses are using every possible space to increase inventory capacity, to reduce the cost of storage and maintain customer demands.

This often means boxes are stacked high, resulting in barcodes being in awkward positions and out of reach for short range scanners.

As a result, warehouse operations need to be efficient and creative, when considering use of space and identification of stock, in order to increase efficiency and streamline its workflows.

To solve this problem, warehouse managers should consider investing in extended range barcode devices.

How can extended range barcode scanners solve this problem?

With extended range scanners, warehouse operators can scan data with accuracy, minimal effort and precision. This saves time and reduces the overall cost of operations.

At ExPD, we have a range of extended barcode scanners – including the Zebra 3600 Series Ultra-Rugged, that can cater to all your needs.

What are the benefits of Zebra extended range barcode scanners?

  • Speed

With the Zebra DS3600-DP Ultra-Rugged Scanner, you can read up to 20 barcodes with a single press of a trigger.

It’s Multi-Code Data Formatting (MDF), means it can capture multiple barcodes with a single scan and transmit only the barcodes you need in the order your application expects.

You can scan quickly and safely, even from even a forklift!

  • Intuitive operation

The Zebra 3600 Series utilises omnidirectional scanning technology, which means it is unnecessary to align the scanner and barcode.

Combined with their long-range capability, operators no longer need to waste time striding the warehouse floor, continuously scanning goods – instead they can scan from various distances in the same spot.

Our Zebra LI3600-ER Ultra-Rugged Barcode Scanner has intuitive aiming pattern for ultra-simple scanning at any distance

  • Resilience

When it comes to industrial strength, the Zebra 3600 Series is in a class of its own.

It can withstand the most extreme conditions, including vast temperatures, liquid and chemical spills, and distances from high drops.

The nearly indestructible 3600 Series is dustproof, spray proof, waterproof and more, designed to handle the toughest environments – you won’t find a stronger scanner!

The Zebra DS3600-DP Ultra-Rugged Scanner has the highest drop, tumble and sealing specifications in its class. It can survive 10 ft./3m drops to concrete and 7,500 tumbles.

With dual IP65/IP68 sealing, the DS3600-DP can also handle the force of jetting water and be fully submerged in it. It can be used anywhere – indoor, outdoor and even in a freezer.

  • Cost-effective

Extended barcode scanners may cost more than traditional scanners; however, they have a better return on investment. They reduce the need for extra staff and equipment, as well decreasing the chance of errors.

  • Long and short-range capability

Our extended range scanners offer fantastic capability for short ranges as well, eliminating the need to purchase multiple devices.

They can be used effectively across a range of distances, from an item a few centimetres away, to the uppermost shelves of your warehouse racks.

The LI3600-ER Ultra-Rugged Barcode Scanner has the best-in-class scanning performance and scanning range.

This linear imager delivers a scanning range as far as 56 ft./17.1 m, enabling your workers to scan 1D printed barcodes 26% farther than the prior generation laser model.

  • Accuracy

The Zebra 3600 series can capture high-resolution images of barcodes.

Any barcode can be captured in any condition – scratched, dirty, poorly printed, direct part marks, high density, and even under shrink-wrap or frost.

It can operate in an environment that’s typically dimly lit, dusty and dirty – perfect for warehouses!

The Zebra DS3600-DP Ultra-Rugged Scanner’s advanced illumination provides multiple lighting effects required to capture marks on any type of surface, including reflective, irregular and curves as well as low and high contrast marks.

To find out more about our extended barcode scanners, or if you have any questions, you can speak to an expert at or call 01730 710100.