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Motorola Wireless Scanners Validated for US Government Standards


Motorola Solutions announced today that the DS6878 and MT2000 series of hand-held scanners have been successfully validated to meet FIPS 140-2 Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules. Both scanners provide wireless and Bluetooth® connectivity.

Visit The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) website for more information on Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). DS6878 Motorola Scanner

The DS6878 is a cordless 2D Barcode Scanning Imager capable of reading all common barcodes on labels, mobile phones, and wristbands. The DS6878 is available with disinfectant ready plastics and therefore popular in the healthcare industry in addition to various government applications.

The MT2000 family of cordless scanners are often used for inventory tracking and asset management. MT2000 motorola scannerThese terminals have an easy-to-use keyboard and QVGA user interface to run simple applications using barcode scanning. The MT2000 has a rugged design with a 6 ft drop specification, IP54 sealing and scratch-resistant tempered glass to help protect against everyday drops and exposure to dust and liquids.

Learn more about Motorola's MT2000 series scanners, download a spec sheet.

Check out Motorola's DS6878 cordless scanner.

Read more about healthcare scanners. Download a spec sheet for the DS6878-HC with disinfectant ready plastics.

Need more information on FIPS 140-2 validated scanners? Contact RMS Omega, we're happy to answer your questions or provide more information.

Can Disinfectants Cause your Equipment to Crack and Break?


Traditional barcode scanner and mobile computers are made with a housing of amorphous plastics. These plastics, including polycarbonate / acrylonitrilebutadiene-styrene (PC/ABS), are usually chosen because they can be easily manufactured. Housings made of PC/ABS contain a loosely packed structure which makes it easier for chemicals to penetrate the plastic. 

cracked scanner Repeated use of chemical cleansers, as recommended by the CDC for infection control, ‘may cause discoloration, swelling, hardening, cracking of rubber, certain plastics after prolonged and repeated use.’  Cracks can also lead to hardware failure, corrosion of electronic circuitry and electrical fires, can also occur.

Products that are used in the HealthCare Industry must be designed specifically to withstand the regular cleaning required to properly address their infection control needs. 

Before you select your barcode scanners and mobile computers make sure they can hold up to the specified cleaners.   Make sure you ask if they are constructed of “Disinfectant Ready Plastics

Recommended Cleaning Solutions:

Honeywell Scanning and Mobility 

  • Sani-Cloth® HB
  • Sani-Cloth® Plus
  • 409® Glass and Surface Cleaner
  • CaviWipesTM
  • Clorox® Bleach - 100%
  • Gentle Dish Soap and Water
  • Virex® 256
  • Windex® Blue
  • Isopropyl Alcohol Wipes (70%)
  • Super Sani-Cloth®

 Motorola - Motorola Cleaning Instructions

  • Ethanol 80%
  • Clorox® Bleach - 100%
  • Dispatch®
  • Super Sani-Cloth® Wipes
  • Clorox® Bleach - 100%
  • Gentle Dish Soap and Water
  • Virex® 5
  • Windex® with Ammonia D
  • Windex® with Antimicrobial


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