Datalogic Magellan 8500 Xt

Producer: Datalogic

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 ADC’s 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 world’s 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, Datalogic’s 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
  • Optional PreScan™ software allows customers to have their purchases scanned while waiting in line
Physical Characteristics
Dimensions (W x D x H) 11.5" x 20" x 12"
Weight 18 lbs
Light Source 650 nm Visible Laser Diode
Laser Class Class II
Scan Method Rasterized omnidirecitonal laser scanning
Scan Lines 64
Interface Type RS-232, USB
Decode Capability All standard 1D Barcodes, GS1 Databar and GS1 Databar expanded
Scan Rate 6,400 scan lines per second
Scale Characteristics
Dual Interval Scale 0 - 12 lbs, 12 - 30 lbs
Single Interval Scale 0 - 30 lbs
Minimum Increment
Dual Interval Scale 0.005 lb from 0 - 12 lbs, 0.010 lb from 12 - 30 lbs
Single Interval Scale 0.010 lb
Minimum Legal Weight 0.01 lbs
Maximum Static Weight 150 lbs
Adjustments Calibration only
Environmental Characteristics
Operating Temperature 50° to 104° F
Storage Temperature -40° to 158° F
Humidity 5% to 95% non-condensing