NCR RealScan™ 78 High Performance Bi-Optic Scanner/Scale

The RealScan™ 78 High Performance Bi-Optic Scanner/Scale is the perfect solution for your retail store, with the most comprehensive scan volume on the market today

This scanner features NCR’s Optical Effects Technology (OFX) that drives more scan lines at greater lengths and angles to dramatically improve laser performance reading even the most difficult bar codes, including small and damaged. This extensive scan coverage and higher-performance read rate gives you an overall productivity boost for all users – from your novice to experienced cashiers and even self-checkout customers.

NCR is the only company to offer a simple upgrade path to imaging technology after installation. You get the best of both worlds in a high performance bi-optic scanner: the speed of traditional laser scan lines coupled with imaging scanning to tackle hard to read bar codes, mobile phones and 2D bar codes.

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Product Summary






The NCR RealScan 78 Hybrid leads the way with superior performance and flexibility 


NCR’s hybrid technology couples laser scan lines with the latest in imaging technology to provide you with a high-performance scanner that can not only aggressively decode your traditional 1D bar coded items, but also manage 2D bar codes and mobile devices. This hybrid technology creates a seamless scanning interaction for both assisted service cashiers and consumers at self-checkout.



Hybrid technology offers the best of both worlds 


With NCR’s hybrid technology, both the lasers and imager work in conjunction to search out the bar code. The scanner transparently passes on the information, regardless of which technology detects the bar code first—there are no buttons to push or scanning modes to worry about. This allows the scanner to leverage the high-performance lasers to carry the bulk of your daily scanning, while offering the flexibility of accepting mobile coupons and mobile loyalty, as well as driver’s licenses and other 2D bar code scanning.



Performance you can count on 


This scanner features NCR’s Optical Effects Technology (OFX) that drives more laser scan lines at greater lengths and angles to dramatically improve performance. The resulting dense pattern captures and reads even difficult bar codes, including those that are small and truncated. 


When confronted with problem labels, the highperformance scan pattern and imager quickly recognizes and corrects label defects, using NCR’s patented PACESETTER® technology



Exceptional investment protection 


The NCR RealScan 78 can be purchased as a Laser only model to meet current retail requirements, and in the future as your business needs change, you can easily upgrade to our Hybrid imaging technology. With this same investment protection in mind, you can upgrade your scanner to a scale model after install and enable it with electronic article surveillance deactivation.



Key features 


  • Hybrid technology with laser and imaging
  • Upgradable to imaging after purchase
  • Scan advisor light bar
  • Clean window indicator
  • Taller tower for maximum scan volume and performance
  • Audio volume and pitch adjustment
  • Configurable third button (e.g., for EAS)
  • Scan Doctor patented spoken voice diagnostics



Technical specifications 



  • Laser diode – 650nm
  • Scan lines: 78
  • Sides read: six, all sides
  • Scan lines per second: 9,750
  • Scan line inches per second: 39,000” (99,060cm)



  • 30lb (15kg) in 0.01lb (0.005kg) increments



  • RS-232, USB (NCR/ PC and IBM/POS), IBM RS-485
  • Auxiliary ports: 2 x RS232, 4 x PC-USB (Type A)



  • UPC/EAN with two-digit and five-digit add-on symbols
  • Code 128
  • Code 39 (3 of 9)
  • Interleaved 2 of 5
  • Codabar
  • Italian Pharmacode
  • GS1 DataBar™ (RSS): DataBar Omnidirectional, Stacked Omnidirectional, Expanded,Expanded Stacked
  • GTIN and 2005 Sunrise compliant



  • Vertical and lower horizontal: Hurricane glass
  • Horizontal top plate: - Standard: EverScan glass – lifetime warranty - Option: Sapphire glass



  • Option for Sensormatic® Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) interlock and deactivation coil
  • Option for Checkpoint®EAS interlock and integrated antenna 



  • 12V terminal power option (90–264VAC/47–63Hz)
  • 12 watts while scanning, 6 watts while on stand-by





  • HEIGHT 20” 50.8cm
  • WIDTH 11.5 29.2cm
  • DEPTH 5” 12.7cm 



  • HEIGHT 20” 50.8cm
  • WIDTH 12” 30.3cm
  • DEPTH 5” 12.7cm





  • Scan pattern: Area image (838 x 640 pixel array)
  • Scan angle: Horizontal 15.8°; Vertical 12.2°Pitch, skew: 45°, 65°



  • 2D and postal symbologies including PDF variants, DataMatrix/Aztec, QR, MaxiCode