Handheld Barcode Readers


2D Barcode Readers

HS-41X Handheld DPM Reader

HS-41X Handheld DPM Reader

  • Dual field optics
  • Low power draw
  • Durable enclosure
  • X-Mode technology
  • USB, RS-232 Interface options
  • Reads most 1D and 2D symbols, including DPM
  • Reads most 1D and 2D symbol, including DPM
  • Dual field optics for wide and high density fields
  • X-Mode technology for reading direct part marks
  • USB, RS-232 Interface Options 
  • Low power draw
  • Optional stand and Motion Detect mode for hand presentation

The HS-41X is a compact handheld imager for decoding low contrast 2D symbols on substrates such as sheet metals, castings, plastics, and electronic components. Its dual field optics are optimized to read both linear barcodes and 2D symbols, including challenging marks such as those created by direct part mark (DPM) methods such as dot peen and laser/chemical etch.

The HS-41X is an ideal portable reading solution for any industrial barcode or 2D application, even with difficult low contrast codes.

X-Mode Decode Algorithms: Industry-leading X-Mode decoding algorithms and innovative bright field lighting allow the HS-41X imager to consistently read damaged, distorted or otherwise challenging directly marked codes at high decode rates.

Durable Enclosure:
Featuring a compact and durable design, HS-41X imagers include an overmolded IP54-rated enclosure capable of withstanding numerous 6 foot (1.8 meter) drops to concrete.

Performance Indicators:
In addition to a beeper, visual and vibrating indicators provide silent confirmation of successful reads for noisy or sensitive environments.


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-41X Specification Sheet hs41xspec.pdf
FWU Firmware HS-41X Firmware Note HS-41X_Firmware_Note.doc
MAN User Manual HS-41X User Manual hs21hs41xmanual.pdf
DRV Drivers HS-41X Virtual COM Port Driver HS-21_and_HS-41X_VCPD.zip
QS Quick Start Guide HS-41X Quick Start Guide hs21hs41xquickstartguide.pdf
CON Configuration Guide HS-41X Configuration Guide hs21hs41xconfigguide.pdf
CAD CAD File HS-21/HS-41X Drawings HS-21_HS-41X_Drawings.zip
CERT Certificates HS-41X Certificate HS-21_HS-41X_CE.pdf

Tier One Automotive Supplier Ensures Quality of Grille Opening Reinforcements with Marking and Decoding Solution

Tier One Automotive Supplier Ensures Quality of Grille Opening Reinforcements with Marking and Decoding Solution

Tier One automotive supplier Van-Rob uses direct part marks and HS-41X imagers to successfully track a base component of automotive grille reinforcements throughout the quality process.

Microscan X-Mode Technology

Microscan X-Mode Technology

Microscan X-Mode technology provides industry-leading decode performance on both directly-marked and printed symbols. X-Mode decoding algorithms are available on several Microscan platforms from laser barcode scanners to 2D barcode imagers to machine vision cameras and software.