Handheld Barcode Readers


2D Barcode Readers

HS-21 Handheld Barcode Reader

HS-21 Handheld Barcode Reader

  • Easy to clean
  • Dual field optics
  • Low power draw
  • User-friendly design
  • USB, RS-232 interface options
  • Reads most 1D and 2D symbols
  • Reads most 1D and 2D symbols
  • Dual field optics for wide and high density fields
  • USB, RS-232 Interface Options 
  • Low power draw
  • Optional stand and Motion Detect mode for hand presentation

The HS-21 2D handheld imager provides fast decode rates and long range reading in a lightweight, durable package. Its dual field optics decode most 1D and 2D symbols in any orientation at short and long distances.

The HS-21 combines a compact form factor with ruggedness and high performance. It can sustain multiple drops from 6 feet (1.8 meters) and is ideal for applications from the clean room to the factory floor.

High Performance: The HS-21 features computing power and advanced image processing to decode challenging 1D and 2D symbols.

User-Friendly Design:
The housing is ergonomically designed for user comfort in repetitive and heavy duty applications. In addition to a beeper, visual and vibrating indicators provide silent confirmation of successful reads for noisy or sensitive environments.

Easy to Clean:
The reader’s sensitive components are protected by an IP54-rated enclosure, easily cleaned by common hospital disinfectants.


Height: 5.2” (131.6 mm)
Width: 2.0” (52 mm)
Depth: 3.6” (91.1 mm)
Weight: 3.9 oz. (110 g)

Operating Temperature: -20° to 55° C (-4° to 131° F)
Storage Temperature: -30° to 65° C (-22° to 150° F)
Humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Shock: Withstands drops of 6’ (1.8 meters) to concrete

2D Symbologies: Data Matrix, QR Code, Micro QR Code, Aztec Code, MaxiCode
Stacked Symbologies: PDF417, Micro PDF417, GS1 Databar (Composite & Stacked)
Linear Barcodes: Code 39, Code 128, Code 11, I2 of 5, UPC/EAN, Codabar, Codablock F, Pharmacode, Code 93, PLANET, PostNet, Japanese Post, Australian Post, Royal Mail, Intelligent Mail, KIX

Sensor: CMOS 1.2 megapixel grayscale
Sensor Array: 1280 by 960

File Type Description Download Link
SPEC Specification Sheet HS-21 Specification Sheet hs21spec.pdf
CERT Certificates HS-21 Certificate HS-21_HS-41X_CE.pdf
FWU Firmware HS-21 Firmware Note HS-21_Firmware_Note.doc
CAD CAD File HS-21/HS-41X Drawings HS-21_HS-41X_Drawings.zip
MAN User Manual HS-21 User Manual hs21hs41xmanual.pdf
DRV Drivers HS-21 Virtual COM Port Driver HS-21_and_HS-41X_VCPD.zip
QS Quick Start Guide HS-21 Quick Start Guide hs21hs41xquickstartguide.pdf
CON Configuration Guide HS-21 Configuration Guide hs21hs41xconfigguide.pdf

Handheld Barcode Imager Ensures Traceability and Accuracy in Laboratory Processes

Handheld Barcode Imager Ensures Traceability and Accuracy in Laboratory Processes

A reliable HS-21 barcode reader is used as an accessory to the epMotion® 5075 from Eppendorf to identify and track samples and reagents to achieve improved accuracy and efficiency in laboratory processes.