Laser Barcode Scanners


2D Barcode Readers

MS-1 Scan Engine

MS-1 Scan Engine

  • Easy setup
  • Reading capabilities
  • Low 5V power draw
  • Flexible communications
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Smallest and lightest in its class
  • Scans/second: up to 530
  • Read Range: 1.0 to 13.0” (25 to 330 mm)
  • USB, RS-232 Interface Options
  • Low 5V Power Draw

The MS-1 is one of the smallest and lightest fully decoded scan engines in its class. Featuring small size and reliable performance with minimal budget impact, the MS-1 offers embedded power management, a bi-directional serial link for dynamic configuration, and both a low and high density version.

The MS-1 is the ideal scan engine for OEM design engineers seeking a dependable and inexpensive embedded barcode scanning solution.

Compact & Lightweight:  MS-1 has a footprint of 1.26" (32 mm) by 0.95" (24 mm), and is 0.44" (11 mm) tall. The engine weighs less than 0.3 ounces (8.4 g) for easy mounting onto robotic equipment or into tight spaces.

Reading Capabilities:  The MS-1 engine can easily read the most difficult codes, and excels at reading on highly reflective surfaces.

Easy Setup:  ESP software provides easy configuration of the MS-1, including selectable trigger and symbology setting.

Height: 0.45” (11.5 mm)
Width: 1.26” (32 mm)
Length: 0.94” (24 mm)
Weight: .3 oz. (8.4 g)

Flash memory sensor: CCD linear image sensor
Optics: 660 nm visible LED
Bright and sharp scanning line

Scanning Performance
Scan Rate: Up to 530 per second
Decode Rate: Up to 55 per second
Min. X dimension: Down to 3.3 mil (.084 mm) on Code 39
Depth of field: 1.0 to 13” (25 to 330 mm)
Barcode width: Up to 7” (178 mm) on 20 mil (0.5 mm) resolution code

Interface: USB, RS-232 TTL
Connector Type: 12-pin ZIF connector


UPC (E&A), EAN, Code 39, Code 128, UCC EAN 128, I 2 of 5 (Interleaved, Industrial and Standard), Codabar, Code 93, Plessey, GS1 Databar, PDF417, China Postal Code
Part Number Description
98-000097-02 MS-1 Demonstration Kit (kit contains 1 High Density MS-1 and 1 Low Density MS-1)
98-000051-01  IC-3USB, USB Conversion Kit
Package Detector Sensor
99-000017-01 Photo Sensor, Visible NPN, DARK ON
99-000017-02 Photo Sensor, Visible NPN, LIGHT ON
37-000001-01 TOOLS CD, User’s Manuals, ESP Software
File Type Description Download Link
MAN User Manual MS-1 User Manual ms1manual.pdf
SPEC Specification Sheet MS-1 Specification Sheet ms-1spec.pdf
DRV Drivers MS-1 Virtual COM Port Driver
CAD CAD File MS-1 Drawings
CERT Certificates MS-1 Certificates
FWU Firmware MS-1 Firmware
MS-1 (32 bit) Series Scan Engine
Part Number Description
FIS-0001-8003G CCD Scan Engines, Low Density, 32 bit, 8-pack
FIS-0001-8004G  CCD Scan Engines, High Density,32 bit, 8-pack