Magellan 8500Xt

The Magellan 8500Xt scanner/scales are the culmination of recent developments by Datalogic ADC in high-performance fixed position scanning for the Retail Industry. No other bar code scanner designed for high volume retail performs better, has better reliability, or has the combination of features that translate into a measurable Return on Investment (ROI) than the Magellan 8500Xt products. The Magellan 8500Xt scanner/scale inherits the Magellan brand's renowned reputation for performance and reliability that has made Magellan the number one high-performance retail scanner brand in the world. 


Magellan Scale Technology, Datalogic ADCs new factory certified weighing system, virtually eliminates additional costs associated with integration. Scale-settling times (less than 500 milliseconds) are the fastest in the industry, improving throughput on priced-by-weight items. A Dual Interval Scale model legally weighs smaller, high-priced items for increased revenue. A scale-ready model version for integration of adaptive scales is also available.

The Magellan 8500Xt scanner/scale addresses produce shrink at the POS with the patented All-Weighs scale platter that allows cashiers to weigh long or bulky produce without touching a non-weighing surface. Optional Checkpoint and Sensormatic integrated EAS antennas reduce shrink at the POS by requiring a good read before deactivating an EAS tag. 

Data management is essential for managing POS operations. A new label editing feature enables easy pre-formatting of data before delivery to the POS. Value Added Features are reporting tools that allow data from the scanner to be used to improve throughput and manage maintenance. Special EAS reporting features provide immediate feedback and the ability to track EAS tagging compliance on a per-item basis.

The Magellan 8500Xt scanners/scales are the worlds number one retail scanner in performance, reliability and high value differentiated features.


SurroundScan 3D Scanning provides 6-sided scanning to improve throughput, increase operational efficiency, and increase customer satisfaction by shortening checkout lines

Magellan Scale Technology, Datalogics new factory certified weighing system, reduces scale settling time to less than 500 milliseconds per transaction improving throughput on weighed items

Patented All-Weighs scale platter reduces produce loss at the front end by providing a unique solution for weighing long or bulky produce

Optional Checkpoint or Sensormatic integrated EAS antennas reduce Failure to Deactivate events at the exit gates

Improved ease of service features reduce the total cost of ownership

Optional PreScan software allows customers to have their purchases scanned while waiting in line

WMI Compliant; Integrates with IBM Director through RMA


S p e c i f i c a t i o n s 
Decodi ng Capability 
1D / Linear Codes Autodiscriminates all standard 1D codes including GS1 DataBar 
linear codes 
Stac ked Codes GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked; GS1 DataBar Stacked; GS1 DataBar 
Stacked Omnidirectional 
Electric al 
AC Power Requirements AC Input: 100 - 250 VAC 50 Hz 
Power Consumption: Operating (Maximum): 17 Watts 
Operating (Nominal): 9 Watts 
Humidit y (Non -Condensin g) 5 - 95% 
Temperat ure Operating: 10 to 40 C / 50 to 104 F 
Storage/Transport: -40 to 70 C / -40 to 158 F 
Auxi liar y Ports EAS Port; Powered RS-232; Remote Scale Display; Scale Host; 
Sensormatic EAS Controller Port 
RS-232 / IBM 46XX / USB Multi -Interface OEM (IBM) USB Plus Power (Scanner and Scale); RS-232 (Scanner) / 
RS-232 (Scale); RS-232 (Scanner) or Single Cable RS-232 (Scanner and 
Op tional Features 
All-Wei ghs Sca le Platter Produce Rail 
EAS Feat ures Checkpoint Systems: Integrated EAS hardware will work with 
Counterpoint IV, V, VI and VII models 
Sensormatic: Datalogic SmartSentry Firmware Interfaces with the 
Sensormatic AMB-9010 EAS Deactivation Controller; Good Read 
Acknowledgement; Integrated EAS Antenna in the Vertical and 
Horizontal Plane 
Magellan Sca le Techno logy Dual Interval Scale; Single Interval Scale 
Pre Scan Queue-Bustin g Software Single and Multi-Lane Configurations 
Remote Sca le Disp lay Dual Display with (20.3 cm / 8.0 in) Post 
Single Display with (20.3 cm / 8.0 in) Post 
Value Added Feat ures Cashier Training; Diagnostic Reporting; Host Download; 
Productivity Index Reporting (PIR) 
Physic al Characteris tics 
Dimensions Depth (Below Counter): 12.7 cm / 5.0 in 
Height (Above Counter): 17.8 cm / 7.0 in 
Length: Model 8503 (Long, Scanner Only): 50.8 cm / 20.0 in; 
Model 8504 (Long, Scanner/Scale): 50.8 cm / 20.0 in 
Model 8505 (Short, Scanner Only): 42.2 cm / 16.6 in 
Width: 29.2 cm / 11.5 in 
Sca le Capacities Adjustments Required: Calibration Only (Unless in EC countries 
where pre-verification is allowed) 
Capacity: Dual Interval Scale: Range 1: 0 - 6.0 kg / 0 - 12.0 lb; Range 2: 
6.0 - 15.0 kg / 12.0 - 30.0 lb 
Single Interval Scale: 0 - 15.0 kg / 0 - 30.0 lb 
Maximum Static Weight: 68.0 kg / 150.0 lb 
Minimum Increment: Dual Interval Scale: Increment 1: 0.002 kg / 
0.005 lb 
Increment 2: 0.005 kg / 0.010 lb 
Single Interval Scale: 0.005 kg / 0.010 lb 
Vibration Immunity: 4 Programmable Filter Settings 
Wei ght Model 8503 (Long, Scanner Only): 9.1 kg / 20.0 lb 
Model 8504 (Long, Scanner/Scale): 11.8 kg / 26.0 lb 
Model 8505 (Short, Scanner Only): 8.2 kg / 18.0 lb 
Readi ng Performance 
Motor Speed 6,000 rpm 
Read Hei ght 15.2 cm / 6.0 in 
Read Rate (Maxim um) 6,400 scan lines/sec. 
Readin g Indicators Beeper (Adjustable Tone and Volume); Good Read LED 
Scan Lines 64 
Scan Zone 360 x 2 
Sides Read 6 Sides - SurroundScan 3D Scanning 
Safety & Regulatory 
Agenc y Approva ls The product meets necessary safety and regulatory approvals for its 
intended use. 
The Quick Reference Guide for this product can be referred to for a 
complete list of certifications. 
Environmenta l Comp liance Complies to China RoHS; Complies to EU RoHS 
Laser Classification Caution Laser Radiation - Do not stare into beam; CDRH Class IIa 
OPOS / Java POS JavaPOS Utilities are available for download at no charge; OPOS 
Utilities are available for download at no charge