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Compare Datalogic Gryphon GBT4400, Motorola DS6878, and Honeywell Xenon 1902 Barcode Scanners

On the surface, the Datalogic Gryphon GBT4400 looks like a ground-breaking barcode scanner. But what happens when we compare the Datalogic Gryphon GBT4400, Motorola DS6878, and Honeywell Xenon 1902?

Datalogic Gryphon GBT4400

The Datalogic Gryphon GBT4400 offers a two-position cradle that allows it to work as a presentation scanner.

All three scanners have many of the same high-quality features retailers have grown to appreciate. Where the differences become startling, however, is in more advanced features designed to speed along the work of front-line employees.

Hitting the target

Everyone knows the familiar “beep” of the grocery store check-out line. But there’s more than one way to let team members know they’ve completed a good scan of a barcode.

All three barcode scanners show an LED and emit an audible beep when a good read is completed. But only the Datalogic Gryphon GBT4400 adds Green Spot technology. This means a green spot is illuminated directly on the code to confirm a good read. The green spot provides visual confirmation that can be helpful in loud working environments.

To compare Datalogic Gryphon GBT4400 with Motorola DS6878 and Honeywell Xenon 1902 barcode scanners further, each of the three provides a totally different method for helping users aim at barcodes. The Honeywell Xenon 1902 provides perhaps the most familiar aiming technology, showing the red CCD stripe used to scan the barcode. The Motorola DS6876 provides illumination for the user, which can sometimes be overly bright and intrustive. Most advanced is the Gryphon GBT4400, which gives users the most specific guidance – a red cross in the center and four laser dots at the corners, which makes it easy to frame a barcode. In addition, the Gryphon’s aiming system is activated by motion.

Making it easy

The methods of scanning can be expanded by the Gryphon GBT4400 over its competitors as well. While the Motorola DS6878 and the Honeywell Xenon 1902 can lay in their cradles only in a downward-facing position, the Gryphon GBT4400 offers a two-position cradle that allows it to work as a presentation scanner. The cradle also enables the Gryphon GBT4400 to scan while charging – something its competitors cannot offer.

Finally, the Gryphon GBT4400 scanner features motion-sensing technology not available in the other scanners. This automatically switches the scanner into handheld mode when it is picked up, and returns it to stand mode when it is placed back on the stand. Users no longer must scan a code or flip a switch to change from one mode to the other. This saves time and effort, speeding along the scanning process and enabling retailers to serve more customers faster.

For a limited time, the Datalogic Gryphon GBT4400 can be purchased at a heavy discount. Typically, the unit retails for $912 and includes a scanner, stand, cable and power supply. Right now, System ID is offering open box units for just $365.

Compare the Datalogic Gryphon GBT4400 with Motorola DS6878 and Honeywell Xenon 1902

The following table compares specifications for each of the three barcode scanners.

COMPARISON CHART

Feature

Gryphon
GBT4400 2D

Motorola
DS6878

Honeywell
Xenon 1902

 

 

 

gryphon_GBT4400

 Motorola_DS6878

 Honeywell_Xenon_1902

RADIO PERFORMANCE

Radio Technology

Bluetooth wireless technology, Class 2 radio

Bluetooth wireless technology, Class 1, v 2.1 radio

Bluetooth wireless technology, Class 2 radio

Working Area

30.0 m / 98.4 ft

100.0 m / 300.0 ft

10.0 m / 32.8 ft

Battery Type

2100 mAh Li-ion

720 mAh NiMH

1800 mAh Li-ion

Battery Autonomy (readings per charge)

Up to 50,000

Unavailable

Up to 50,000

Battery Charging Time

4 hours

Unavailable

4.5 hours

PERFORMANCE

Frame Rate

60 frames/second

60 frames/second

60 frames/second

Field of View (H x V)

39° H x 25° V

39° H x 25° V

42.4° H x 33° V

Depth of Field (EAN13-13 mils)

0.5 – 31.0 cm / 0.2 – 12.2 in

1.8 – 27.8 cm / 0.7 – 10.9 in

1.3 – 32.3 cm / 0.5 – 12.7 in

Depth of Field (PDF417-10 mils)

0.5 – 22.0 cm / 0.2 – 8.7 in

0.5 – 20.0 cm / 0.2 – 7.9 in

1.8 – 14.0 cm / 0.7 – 5.5 in

Depth of Field (DataMatrix-10 mils)

1.5 – 15.0 cm / 0.6 – 6.0 in

2.8 – 18.2 cm / 1.1 – 7.2 in

1.8 – 14.0 cm / 0.7 – 5.5 in

Motion Tolerance (inches per second)

25 IPS

25 IPS

Up to 240 IPS

Print Contrast

23

25

20

Available Interfaces

  • USB, Wedge and RS-232
  • IBM 46xx, USB IBM and RS-232
  • KBW
  • RS-232
  • USB
  • IBM
  • KBW
  • RS-232
  • USB
  • IBM

Available Models

2 (HD/SR) with multi-interfaces

Multi-interfaces (SR, DL, HC)

Multi-interfaces (HD, SR, ER)

Software Configuration

  • Aladdin
  • Host Download
  • Driver License Parsing
  • OCR
  • Remote Management
  • Yes
  • Yes

 

User Feedback

  • Green Spot
  • Beeper
  • LEDs
  • Beeper
  • LEDs
  • Beeper
  • LEDs

Aiming System

Red cross in center with 4 laser dots at the corners, activated at motion

Area in laser with user-friendly illumination

Red CCD stripe

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Weight (scanner only)

247.0 g / 8.7 oz

238.0 g / 8.4 oz

215.0 g / 7.6 oz

Additional Features

  • 2-position cradle
  • Batch mode (1200 codes)
  • Scan-while-charge capability
  • Anti-counterfeit stand

N/A

N/A

ENVIRONMENTAL

Particulate and Water Sealing

IP52

IP43

IP41

Drop Resistance

1.8 m / 6.0 ft

1.8 m / 6.0 ft

1.8 m / 6.0 ft

ELECTRICAL AND MIX FEATURES

Input Voltage

4.5 – 14.0 VDC

5 VDC

5 VDC

FACTORY WARRANTY

Coverage

3 years

3 years

3 years

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Nicole Holcomb

Product Manager at System ID
Nicole Holcomb literally grew up around labels and printing. Putting that lifetime of knowledge to good use, Nicole helps customers solve the labeling needs of virtually any application in her role as Product Manager for Labels & Supplies at System ID. This creative problem solver unleashes her artistic side by creating customized clipboards and frames for her small craft business (while also daydreaming about being British, an obsession she’s had since her youth!).

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