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MS-2D imaging engine

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Microscan has released the MS-2D imaging engine with dual optical field for linear barcode, 2D symbol and direct part marks (DPM) decoding applications. The MS-2D engine offers advanced technologies for decoding and is designed specifically for embedded applications. The engine is equipped with a 1.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor (960 x 640 pixels), and thanks to the dual optical field it offers reliable reading of codes ranging from large 1D barcodes to tiny, high-density 2D symbols.

The ultra-compact MS-2D engine uses X-Mode decoding algorithms and can easily read the most damaged or difficult codes and symbols. Built-in red illumination and blue targeting ensure easy aiming. These features combined with a very low 5V power draw make the MS-2D a powerful and inexpensive solution for customers with integration capabilities. In addition, users have the option to enable or disable one of the dual optical fields for fixed mount applications for maximum performance.

The size of an integrated unit with the MS-2D engine and decode board is just 39.0 x 24.9 x 21.8mm, and it weighs only 25.7g. The device is easy to set up and configure due to Microscan’s ESP (Easy Setup Program) software, as well as the selectable trigger and symbology settings.

The MS-2D can read all linear barcodes, stacked codes such as GS1 Databar and PDF417, and 2D symbols such as Data Matrix. It can be implemented in a variety of embedded auto ID systems, from electronics assembly to medical devices, clinical instruments and bank ATMs. Various mounting features are available including tabs, blind through holes, and mounting brackets. Configuration options include integrated decode board and mounting bracket, or low profile tab mount with remote decode board. An evaluation kit is available to order with a serial or USB interface.

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