The Symbol LS2208 barcode scanner reached record sales and was well known throughout the entire bar code industry as the top selling scanner in it’s day. Not only was this scanner affordable but, also its reliable scanning and light weight form made it the perfect working horse. Ideal industries would include retail, hospital, education and government settings.
Acquired by Zebra Technologies back in October 2014 this scanner is now labeled Zebra and still a phenomenal seller. With Zebra’s scope and scale in the scanner market make it a more strategic business move for their customers. Zebra being a global go-to market and well supported by talented people in the industry makes perfect sense to provide customers with a workhorse scanner like the LS2208.
A strategic fit for Zebra
With the combination of Zebra and Motorola Solutions adding to their already impressive portfolio of product. The combined manufacturers has about 20,000 or so channel partners in more tan 100 countries, and almost 4300 U.S. and international patents issued and pending.
Some of the benefits that Zebra has to offer its customers now that it has acquired Symbol are listed below.
- Industry leading data capture, asset tracking solutions, mobile computing
- Stronger combined platform and growth opportunities
- New product, technologies and IP portfolio
- A highly diversified business mix
- Top leading end-to-end solutions across key industries and global opportunities
I’m sure you will come across some Symbol scanners still in use today. Nothing has changed now that the LS2208 is now marketed under the Zebra umbrella and it will continue to lead sales in the barcode industry.
You can find once Symbol LS2208 online from many e-Commerce websites but, I’ve found it to be reasonably priced and backed by the company with experience and devotion to their customers. Proving that Zebra Technologies was a perfect fit for Symbol and Motorola Solutions.