User`s Manual
Part No.: MUL-53249-02
User ' s Manual
Dual-Laser Omnidirectional
Hands-free Scanner
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy. If not installed and used in accordance with the instructions in
this manual, it may cause interference to radio communications. The
equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class A computing device pursuant to EN55022 and 47 CFR, Part 2
and Part 15 of FCC Rules. These specifications are designed to
provide reasonable protection against interference when operated in
a commercial environment.
For CE-countries:
It is in conformity with the CE standards. Please note that a
CE-Marked power supply unit should be used to conform to these
Radio and television interference
Operation of this equipment in a residential area can cause
interference to radio or television reception. This can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on. The user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
Re-orientate the receiving antenna
Relocate the device with respect to the receiver
Move the device away from the receiver
Plug the device into a different outlet so that the
device and the receiver are on different branch
If necessary, the user should consult the manufacturer, an authorized
dealer or experienced radio/television technician for additional
suggestion. The user may find the following booklet prepared by the
Federal Communications Commission helpful:
“How to ldentify and Resolve Radio-TV Interference Problems”.
This booklet is available from the U.S. Government Printing Office,
Washington, DC 20402, Stock No. 004000003454.
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Introduction ......................................................................... 1
Unpacking ........................................................................... 2
Scanner Outline and Indicator............................................. 4
Power Connection............................................................... 6
Verify the Scanning Operation............................................. 7
Template Installation (if required) ........................................ 8
Connecting the Scanner.................................................... 10
RS-232 interface...................................................... 10
Keyboard wedge.......................................................11
USB Interface .......................................................... 12
Wand emulation....................................................... 13
Replacing the Interface Cable ........................................... 14
How to Scan...................................................................... 15
Scanning Operation
Multi-line mode ........................................................ 15
Fixed mode scanning ..................................... 16
Hand held mode............................................. 18
Single line mode ...................................................... 19
Sleep Mode ....................................................................... 20
LED & Beeper Indications ................................................. 21
Changing Beeper Volume Using Push Button................... 23
Maintaining the Scanner.................................................... 24
Controlling Scanner from the POS System ....................... 25
Laser Safety ...................................................................... 26
Appendix A: Connector & Pin Out............................ 29
Appendix B: Specifications ...................................... 30
Appendix C: Trouble Shooting ................................. 32
It is the first dual-laser presentation scanner in the world with
numerous record-breaking key features. Its pioneered
application of dual laser diodes drastically enhance scanning
power by doubling up scan lines, broadening scan angle and
intensifying scan pattern across scan field. With this
state-of-art technology, it is able to deliver the most
comprehensive 32-line scan pattern empowering 2400 scans
per second, In addition, it is equipped with Z-SCAN
technology, which is an innovative ASIC hardware decode
technology to provide real-time decode capability to
effectively shorten customer transaction time.
Its broad scan field could effectively facilitate scanning
barcodes on products in all kinds of shapes. Moreover, it is
designed for both hands-free and handheld applications. To
scan large merchandise that cannot be placed on the counter,
sales clerks could easily pick up from its stand to perform the
product scan. While scanning multiple barcodes on one
object, sales clerks could switch it to single line scan option
simply by pressing one button. The adjustable stand design
grants users the flexibility to set the easiest angle of scan.
Furthermore, it is programmed with multiple beeper tones
and barcode data edition function for different applications.
When you open the containing box, please check to make
sure everything you ordered is present and check if there is
any damage during shipment. If you find any damages or
missing components, please report immediately to your sales
Open the box, in it should contain:
User’s Manual
Programming Guide
Figure 1
A Hands-free scanner
B Adjustable stand (optional)
Communication and power link Cable (According to
Keyboard wedge cable for PC/AT/PS2
DB-9 female connector RS232 cable DTE pin-out
DB-9 female connector RS232 cable DCE pin-out
Low speed USB cable
AC to DC power adaptor---Regulate [email protected]
(Optional by order)
120V: North America, Japan, Taiwan
230V: Continental Europe, Middle East, South East,
Asia, South America
100~240V: Apply to all regions
For special power requirement, please contact your dealer or
E Reference manual
F Programming Guide
G Base template/Screw (optional)
Scanner Outline and Indicator
Logo Label
LED Indicator
Logo Label
Scan Window
Laser Caution Label
Figure 2
Wake up scanner When the scanner enters into the
sleep mode, pressing this switch can
wake the scanner up. The sleep
mode feature can be programmed
using the menu labels from the
Programming Guide.
NOTE: The default value for the
sleep mode time-out is set to 10
minutes after laser sleep, 30
minutes after motor sleep. When
the scanner is in sleep mode, the
LED is intermittently flashing red.
Single -line pattern Pick up the scanner, press and
release the trigger will active single
line scan mode
Beeper tone
When the scanner is sitting in the
adjustable stand, press down this
button for a duration of time (5 sec),
it will automatically change the
beeper volume.
A red LED indicates the scanner is ready to read a
barcode while a green LED indicates a good read.
If the data is captured correctly, the buzzer will be heard.
Both the volume and frequency are programmable using
the menu labels from the Programming Guide.
Adjustable This stand allows you to direct the scan pattern in a way
that is the best for your application by adjusting the
scanner window forward, backward.
Connect the external AC/DC power adaptor into the
power jack on the power link cable. And the interface
connector provides the communication the scanner and
host terminal
Power Connection
The interface cable can support direct power or external
power to scanner. If external power has been inserted to the
cable power jack, it will automatically switch off the direct
power from host to scanner.
If your host does not provide power to the scanner, you will
need an external power connection to the scanner:
Connect the interface cable to the bottom of the
scanner, as described in “How to connect the
Connect the other end of the interface cable to the
host (refer to your host manual to locate for correct
Plug the power supply into the power jack on the
interface cable.
Plug the other end of the power supply into an AC
1. Although, the device can use direct power from host
device, but if the Host (computer) doesn’t provide
sufficient current for scanner, sometimes it will cause
interference and affects the scanner or PC, this is also
the reason why a scanner could work more sufficiently
on a computer but not others.
2. The host system should be capable to supply a minimum
of 300mA of current @ 5VDC.
3. In order to obtain the best steady operation, it is
recommended using the external power supply provided
with the device connecting to keyboard wedge or USB
Verify the Scanning Operation
Before installing your scanner, please follow the procedures
below. This will lead to proceed for scanning properly.
Connect the modular plug of the power link cable into the
back of the scanner.
Plug the DC plug of the power adaptor into the jack on
the power link cable.
Plug the AC end of the power adaptor into an AC outlet.
When the scanner powers up, LED lights in green and
the buzzer sound with 3-string-long-beep sound. When
the self-test is completed the LED status will return red.
Present the “test barcode” below to the scanner. If the
scanner is functioning properly, it will issue a short beep
and a green LED indicates a good read than remove the
“test barcode”
(1) If the scanner does not perform any or correct beep
sound, or without any LED indication when powers-up,
powers down the scanner and refer to Appendix B for
(2) If the initial interface of the scanner is in keyboard wedge,
and it only reads one barcode and remains with a green
LED indicating light, this is because the scanner is not
connected to a host terminal.
Template Installation (if required)
The adjustable stand has non-skid rubber feet on the bottom
to prevent unnecessary slippery occurred, but for some
special application, it may need to be kept fixed permanently
on the counter top.
The base template can be mounted on a flat counter top.
Put the template at where you want to fix the stand.
Screw down to mount the template onto the counter.
(Use M4 or screws with header outer diameter not over
8.5mm are recommended.)
Figure 3
Align the hole on the bottom of the stand (show as in dot
lines), and clip onto the template.
Figure 4
Turn the stand about 30° clockwise to properly clip the
stand onto the template.
Figure 5
Connecting the Scanner
The scanner connects to a host POS terminal via a power link
interface cable. The cable connects to the scanner with a
modular connector and to the host terminal with the
connector required by the host.
There are four type interface can support by the scanner,
1. RS-232C interface
Standard RS-232 connection to a host, proper
communication of the scanner with the host is set up by
scanning barcode menus.
1.) Make sure that the power of your computer system is
switched off.
2.) Plug the interface cable into the scanner port until a firm
“Click” sound is heard.
3.) Connect the other connector of the interface cable into
the appropriate
port of your POS or terminal.
4.) Use a power +5V DC external power supply to the power
jack on the interface cable, if the RS-232C port of
computer system does not supply power.
5.) Switch on your computer system.
6.) Adjust the scanner’s parameters if necessary, by
scanning the appropriate labels in programming guide.
Serial RS-232 port of
PC or POS terminal
Figure 6
2. Keyboard Wedge
When configured for Keyboard Emulation input, the host
accepts input from the scanner as keystrokes. The scanner
can perform Keyboard Emulation input using a keyboard
interface cable and a male to female connecting cable.
1.) Make sure that the power of your computer system is
switched off.
2.) Plug the interface cable modular into the scanner port
until a firm
“Click” sound is heard.
3.) Connect the male end of the keyboard cable into the
female end of the interface cable.
4.) Connect the female end of male-to-female connecting
cable into the male end of the interface cable.
5.) Connect the male end of male-to-female connecting
cable into the keyboard port on the host
6.) Use a power +5V DC external power supply to the
power jack on the interface cable if the external power is
7.) Switch on your computer system.
8.) Adjust the scanner’s parameters by scanning the
appropriate labels in programming guide, if necessary.
Keyboard connection of
PC or HOST system
Figure 7
3. USB interface
Connect USB cable to a host. The scanner automatically
detects a USB host and defaults to the HID keyboard
interface type.
1.) Make sure that the power of your computer system is
switched off.
2.) Plug the interface cable modular into the scanner port
until a firm
“Click” sound is heard.
3.) Connect the other end of the interface cable into the
USB port on the host.
4.) Use a power +5V DC external power supply to the
power jack on the interface cable, if the external power
is required.
5.) Switch on your computer system.
6.) Adjust the scanner’s parameters by scanning the
appropriate labels in programming guide, if necessary.
USB connection of
PC system
Figure 8
4. Wand emulation
To perform Wand Emulation, the scanner can be connected
to a portable data terminal, or a controller that collects the
data as wand data, and interprets it for the host.
1.) Make sure that the power of your computer system is
switched off.
2.) Plug the interface cable modular into the scanner port
until a firm “Click” sound is heard.
3.) Connect the other end of the interface cable into the
COM port on the PDT or controller.
4.) Use a power +5V DC external power supply to the
power jack on the interface cable if the external power is
5.) Switch on your computer system.
6.) Adjust the scanner’s parameters by scanning the
appropriate labels in programming guide, if necessary.
It is our advice to turn off your POS or host system
before starting the installation of the scanner. By
following this procedure you can avoid from being
electronically damaged to your computer.
It is also our advice to install the scanner in an
air-circulated place but away from the direct sunlight.
Use only AC/DC power adaptor approved for the
scanner that ordered. Usage of other power supplies
may cause damage to the product, and the damage is
not covered by the factory warranty.
Replacing the Interface Cable
The standard interface cable is attached to the scanner with
an 8-pin modular I/O-connector. When properly seated, the
connector is secured in the scanner handle by a flexible
retention tab. The cable is designed to be field replaceable,
Replacement cable can be obtained from an authorized
To replace the cable, the following steps should be followed.
1.) Make sure that the power of your computer system is
switched off.
2.) Disconnect the scanner cable from the computer
3.) Use a pin to press down the small hole situated at the
back of the scanner where the cable is attached.
4.) Straighten one end of paper clip.
5.) Pressure down the pin, and pull the connector out, the
cable is loosed.
Figure 9
How to Scan
This is an omni-directional presentation scanner with an 8
directional scan field with a 32 lines scan pattern. The scan
volume extends approximately 8” (20cm) in front of the scan
windows. Barcode labels can easily be read by presenting
towards to the scanning window. The scanner’s scan volume
is illustrated as Figure 10.
Figure 10
Scanning Operation
It supports two pattern to scan barcode
Multi-line scanning
Single line scanning
Multi-line mode
In this mode, the front scan windows with its multi line scan
pattern, barcodes can easily be read by presenting them to
Fixed mode scanning
In this mode, the scanner can read barcodes either in the
sweep or presentation to accommodate different user styles.
The adjustable stand allows to be tilted forward and
backwards in position when scanning various sized objects,
as show in figure 11 ~ 16.
Figure 11 - scanner position adjustment
Figure 12 - scanner in the stand
Figure 13 - With stand
Figure 14 - Without stand
Figure 15 - “Presentation” scanning
Figure 16 - “Sweep”Scaning
Handheld mode
It is also a handheld scanner, with an easy lift from its
adjustable stand, when scanning large or bulk items. To use
the scanner in hand held mode, remove the scanner from
stand and present the scanner’s front scan window towards
to the barcode to be scanned.
Figure 17
Single-line mode
In this mode the scanner can emit a single line pattern for
user to handheld scanning of hard to read or multiple
barcodes on one object, sales clerks could switch it to single
line scan option simply by pressing one button.
Pick up the scanner.
Press and then release the side button (left or right), a
line pattern appears. It allows you to aim at the barcode.
Ensure the scan line crosses every bar and space of the
Press the button to decode and transmit the barcode, the
good read beeps once.
Figure 18 - scanning in single line mode
Release the button, it will remain the scan line at aim
mode, to read other barcode, you have to repeat
step ,3.4
After duration of time (about 5 second) or by putting the
scanner back on the stand, the multi-line scan pattern is
displayed, and returned to multi line scan mode.
Sleep mode
After the scanner has been inactive for an extended period of
time, the laser and/or motor automatically turns off and enter
“sleep mode”, and indicated by a blink of the Red light
(blinking at a 1-second rate). To wake up the unit, simply
present an object to the scanner window or press the button
at the sides.
The scanner takes 2 steps to enter the sleep mode, firstly,
laser off after 10 minutes, secondly, motor off after 30
minutes. The time period is programmable.
The scanner includes an object sensor that detects activity in
front of the scan window. The detectable distance is 50mm
range from exit window, in condition with effectiveness of
environment lights.
LED and Beeper Indications
LED indication
There are red and green dual color LED indications on the
head of the device that indicates the operational status of the
scanner. The LED statuses with different indications are as
LED status
No power apply to the scanner
Steady Red light
The scanner is on and “ready to scan”
Flash Green light
A barcode has been successfully
Steady Green light A barcode has been successfully
decoded, but the object is not removed
from the scan window.
The scanner is in programming mode.
Flash Red light
The scanner enters to sleep mode
Steady Red/Green This indicates the scanner has a motor
or laser failure
For motor failure also with a periodic
beeper is heard
Return the unit for repair.
Alternate flash Red This indicates the scanner detect a
and Green light
failure power.
Please check your power whether
Beeper Indication
When the scanner is in operation, the sound indicates the
statuses as follows.
One Beep
A barcode has been successfully
Series three Beep
1.) This indicates the scanner passed
the self-test and is operating
2.) When the scanner is powered up.
Series two beep
This indicates when you’re going into
Continuous beep
This is a failure indication. Return the
unit for repair.
Changing Beeper Volume Using Push Button
The scanner can be programmed to change beeper tone,
volume and duration; the beeper volume can also be
changed by using push button.
The volume has 3 different selections, low, medium, loud,
which is operated follow the following steps.
Always keep the scanner in the stand
Press and hold down any one of the side buttons (left or
right) for about 5 seconds, the scanner will enter
(medium—low---loud) beeper cycle, every level of
setting beeps twice, user could release the button when
they hear the right beeps. The scanner beeps
The volume setting is not saved in non-volatile memory. That
means, the change will lost by powered-down and reset to
the configured setting.
If you wish to keep the changed the volume setting, use the
programming guide to set the changes.
Maintaining the Scanner
This laser scanner rarely needs any maintenance.
Only an occasional cleaning of the scanner window is
necessary in order to remove dirt and fingerprints. The
cleaning of the scanner window can be done during operation
with a soft lint-free cloth and a non-abrasive cleaner to avoid
Controlling Scanner from the POS System
It can be controlled from the POS system via the RS-232C
interface. Controlling can be accomplished by transmitting
the following single byte commands to the scanner. The
default settings of the commands are as follows:
OE Hex
OF Hex
05 Hex
12 Hex
14 Hex
enable (resumes
wake up (resumes
Byte is Also Called:
Shift Out or <Ctrl-N>
Shift In or <Ctrl-O>
ENQ or <Ctrl-E>
DC2 <Ctrl-R>
DC4 <Ctrl-T>
When the scanner is disabled, the motor of the scanner will
stay on until the scanner goes into sleep mode.
Laser Safety
This laser scanner complies with safety standard IEC 60825
for a Class I laser product. It also complies with CDRH as
applicable to a Class IIa laser product. Avoid long term
viewing into direct laser light.
Optical: The use of optical instruments with this product will
increase eye hazard. Optical instruments include binoculars,
microscopes and magnifying glasses but do not include eye
glasses worn by the user.
Radiant Energy: It uses a low-power laser diode operating at
650nm in an opto-mechanical scanner resulting less than 0.7
mW peak output power. In an opto-mechanical scanner,
resulting in less than 3.9µW radiated power as observed
through a 7mm aperture and averaged over 10 seconds.
Do not attempt to remove the protective housing of the
scanner, as unscanned laser light with a peak output up to
0.8mW would be accessible inside.
Laser Light Viewer: The scanner window is the only
aperture through which laser light may be observed on this
product. A failure of the scanner motor, while the laser diode
continues to emit a laser beam, may cause emission levels to
exceed those for safe operation. The scanner has safeguards
to prevent this occurrence. If, however, a stationary laser
beam is emitted, the failing scanner should be disconnected
from its power source immediately.
Adjustments: Do not attempt any adjustments or alteration
of this product. Do not remove the protective housing of the
scanner. There are no user-serviceable parts inside.
Caution: Use of controls or adjustments or performance of
procedures other than those specified herein may result in
hazardous laser light exposure.
Appendix A:
Connector and Pin out
The device has multi interface: RS232, Keyboard Wedge,
wand emulation and USB, all in one. The pin definition for the
scanner port and the connector to be used for the port are
shown in the connection diagram below.
Pin out Configuration
Keyboard Wedge
Keyboard Clock
PC Clock
Keyboard Data
PC Data
DC +5V input
Data out
The USB interface is via RS-232 port pin transfer to cable.
Appendix B:
Light Source
Dual 650nm visible laser diodes
Depth of Scan Field
Number of Scan Line
0 - 216 mm
45mm x 2 @ Contact, 218mm @ 216mm
of depth
Scan Speed
2400 scans per second
Width of Scan Field
Scan Pattern
8 directions of scan field
Minimum Bar Width
5mil @ PCS 90%
Print Contrast
30% @ UPC/EAN 100%
Indicators (LED)
Two-color LED (green & red)
Beeper Operation
Programmable tone and beep time
System Interfaces
Keyboard, RS-232C, USB1.1, Wand
245g (stand excluded)
Standard 2m straight
8° forward; 6° backward
Input Voltage
5VDC ± 10%
1.35 watts
Operating Current
270mA @ 5V
Laser Class
CDRH Class IIa; IEC 60825-1: Class I
CE & FCC DOC compliance
Operating Temperature
0°C - 40°C
Storage Temperature
-20°C - 60°C
5% ~ 90% RH (non-condensing)
Light Levels
Max. 4000 LUX (fluorescence)
Designed to withstand 1m drops
Appendix C:
This section contains information about how to solve
problems that you may encounter when operating the
scanner. If troubles occur, please refer to the following
diagnostic tips as a mean to solve the trouble. However,
before referring to the tips, make sure that the scanner is
installed as instructed in this manual and that all cables are
properly connected. If the problem remains, contact your
The scanner is on
but cannot read
barcodes. The
LED is red.
Diagnostic Tips
The scanner window is dirty.
Clean the scanner window as
described in the Maintenance
The presented barcode type is
not enabled. Select the barcode
type with the Programming
The host disables the scanner.
The barcode type you presented
to the scanner is not supported
The scanner is on, z
but the motor is not
rotating. A barcode
cannot be read. The
LED is intermittently
flashing red.
The scanner has entered into the
sleep mode. Press the switch
on the side or front of the scanner
to wake up the scanner (or use
the wake protocol.)
Possible failure of the scanning
safeguard circuit. Disconnect
the scanner from its power source
The LED is remain
red and Green
immediately and contact your
The scanner does
not accept more
than two or three
barcode labels.
A barcode is read by ‹
the scanner but not
accepted by the
POS system.
There is no proper handshaking
with the POS system. Switch on
the POS system and check
connection and communication
The scanner is continuously
seeing a barcode. Remove all
barcode labels out of the scan
volume of the scanner and try
The scanner cannot send the
data to the POS system. There
is no proper handshaking
between the scanner and the
host. Make sure that all cables
are connected and your POS
system is ready to receive data.
The communication cable is not
connected to the serial port of your
POS system. Refer to the
manual of your POS system to
locate the serial port.
The communication settings of the
system and scanner do not match.
Adjust the settings in order to be
equal for both devices.
The communication cable does
not suit your POS system..
Contact your dealer for the correct
communication cable.
The software running on the POS
system does not support the data
format of the label.
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