Symbol by Motorola

Zebra Symbol Wireless Library Barcode Scanner

Durable handheld wireless USB bluetooth 1D linear imager barcode scanner for general library tasks.

Zebra Symbol Wireless Library Barcode Scanner

The Zebra Symbol by Motorola LI4278 handheld wireless barcode scanner offers high-performance scanning, rugged quality at an affordable price from any surface including mobile phone displays. Ideal for the school library issues/returns desk or self-service kiosk, the Symbol LI4278 provides fast, reliable scanning in a durable, lightweight form factor, delivering enhanced productivity and efficiency.

Compatible with;

  • Windows PC or Mac
  • Access-IT, Oliver by Softlink, Athenaeum, MUSAC Edge, KOHA and more....

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$489.00 $429.00 ex GST

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Item of interest: (li4278), Zebra Symbol Wireless Library Barcode Scanner

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Featuring aggressive scanning capabilities and a wide working range, the Zebra Symbol LI4278 accurately captures data fast. Featuring a proven ergonomic, well-balanced and tough body design that maximises user comfort and minimises fatigue.  You'll be up and running fast because the Symbol LI4278 is so intuitive and easy to use.

With the built-in rechargeable battery this barcode scanner is designed for all-day and everyday use, the LI4278 offers cordless freedom with Bluetooth 2.1 compatibility. Work up to 50ft. from the base station, and eliminate hazardous cables, creating a safer work environment. Worry-free scanning with reliable, secure Bluetooth technology and out-of-range warning signal. The complete system includes image scanner, base station/charger, all necessary cables to get you up and running fast and easy.

Superior battery power management delivers the largest number of scans per battery charge to support scan-intensive applications. You can use it in dusty environments and it can survive a 6 foot/1.8 m drop.  The scanner is charged via a USB port on your PC. Power adaptor is not included.

  • Barcode Dimension: 1D
  • Interface: USB
  • Plug 'n play for Windows or Mac
  • Manufactured by Motorola, Branded 'Symbol' by Zebra
  • Model: LI4278

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Kia ora Julie, I'm the Librarian at Oromahoe School. We love the new Wireless Library Barcode Scanner! It has really made doing a weed of the whole picture book collection easy!


Ursula, Librarian, Oromahoe School
Library Management software: Access-IT

Library Plus has been a fantastic company to deal with, very helpful prompt with sending the scanners. The scanners are working perfectly and we are very happy with them.

Penny F, Wairakei Primary School

Battery Charging

You should fully charge the LS4278 scanner battery before using the scanner for the first time. To charge the scanner battery, place the scanner in the cradle, ensuring that the metal contacts on the bottom of the scanner touch the contacts on the cradle. The battery begins charging when the LED indicators will start flashing green. A complete charge of a fully discharged battery can take up to three hours using external power and up to five hours using non-external cable power.

After I scan a barcode, I'd like it to add an Enter key automatically

Open the Quick Start Guide fold-out sheet that came with the scanner. On side two under 'Helpful Bar Codes' you'll see a function called 'ADD AN ENTER KEY'. You'll need to scan a combination of three different barcodes and then your scanner will be configured to add an Enter key after scanned data.

Do I need a power adaptor?

A power adaptor is not necessary if you are connecting the cradle to your computer via the included USB cable. 

Is my scanner connected to the computer?

The scanner cradle must be connected to your computer via the included USB cable. If this is successful your computer should install the drivers automatically (Windows 10+) and the green light on the cradle will light up. If the green cradle light is not lit; please unplug the USB cable from the computer and plug it into a different USB socket.

Once the cradle is connected to the computer successfully, the scanner itself will connect to the cradle via wireless Bluetooth. You can pair the scanner to the cradle by scanning the barcode on the cradle.

How do I configure the scanner?

The scanner comes with a Quick Start Guide fold-out sheet. This sheet provides setup information and configuration options which can be applied by scanning the appropriate barcode(s).  Alternately you can download and install the Zebra 123Scan software from the 'Software' tab which can provide full detection, firmware updates, and configuration options.

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