User`s Manual

P/N: MUL-53249-02 i

User ' s Manual

Hand Free

Laser 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,part2 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 standards.

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 circuits

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.


Important Notice

No warranty of any kind is made in regard to this material, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. We are not liable for any errors contained herein nor incidental or consequential damages in connection with furnishing, performance or use of this material.

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We reserve the right to make changes in product design without reservation and without notification. The material in this guide is for information only and is subject to change without notice.

All trademarks mentioned herein, registered or otherwise, are the properties of their various respective owners.

Copyright © 2004. All rights reserved. ii


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

Replacing the Interface Cable ........................................... 14

How to Scan...................................................................... 15

Multi-line mode ........................................................ 15

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 B: Specifications ...................................... 30 iii


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 representative.

Open the box, in it should contain:








A Hand free scanner

Figure 1



Communication and power link Cable (According to order)

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 United States

230V Continental European


100~240V United States,Applied Regions: North

America, Japan

100~240V Continental European Applied Regions:

Europe, Middle East, South East, Asia, South America

100~240V United Kingdom Applied Regions: Hong

Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, UAE, UK

100~240V Applied Regions:New Zealand, Australia

For special power requirement, please contact your dealer, distributor or directly contact ZEBEX


Scanner Outline and Indicator

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 selection

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.


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.


Link interface cable

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 switching 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:

1. Connect the interface cable to the bottom of the scanner, as described in How to connect the


2. Connect the other end of the interface cable to the host (refer to your host manual to locate for correct port).

3. Plug the power supply into the power jack on the interface cable.

4. Plug the other end of the power supply into an AC outlet.


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 when connect to keyboard wedge or

USB host.


Verify the Scanning Operation

Before installing your scanner, please follow the procedures below. This will lead to proceed for scanning properly.

1. Connect the modular plug of the power link cable into the back of the scanner.

2. Plug the DC plug of the power adaptor into the jack on the power link cable.

3. Plug the AC end of the power adaptor into an AC outlet.

4. 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.

5. 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 troubleshooting.

(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.

1. Put the template at where you want to fix the stand.

2. 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

3. Align the hole on the bottom of the stand (show as in dot lines), and clip onto the template.

Figure 4


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.

Figure 6


Serial RS-232 port of

PC or POS terminal

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 required.

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 required.

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 distributor.

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 system.

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 z Multi-line z

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 scanner


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

Hand held 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.

1. Pick up the scanner.

2. 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 symbol.

3. Press the button to decode and transmit the barcode, the good read beeps once.

Figure 18 - scanning in single line mode

4. Release the button, it will remain the scan line at aim mode, to read other barcode, you have to repeat step ,3.4

5. After a 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 status with different indications are as follows.

LED status Indication


Steady Red light

Flash Green light once

Steady Green light

Flash Red light

Steady Red/Green light

Alternate flash Red and Green light

No power apply to the scanner

The scanner is on and “ready to scan”

A barcode has been successfully decoded

A barcode has been successfully decoded, but the object is not removed from the scan window.

The scanner is in programming mode.

The scanner enters to sleep mode

This indicates the scanner has a motor or laser failure

For motor failure also with a periodic beeper is herad

Return the unit for repair.

This indicates the scanner detect a failure power.

Please check your power whether properly


Beeper Indication

When the scanner is in operation, the sound indicates the statuses as follows.

Beeper Indication

One Beep A barcode has been successfully decoded.

Series three Beep 1.) This indicates the scanner passed the self-test and is operating properly.

Series two beep

2.) When the scanner is powered up.

This indicates when you’re going into

Continuous beep tone programming

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.

1. Always keep the scanner in the stand

2. 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 accordingly.


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 scratching.


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 setting of the commands are as follows:


OE Hex

OF Hex

05 Hex

12 Hex

14 Hex

Function enable (resumes disable) disable

Byte is Also Called:

Shift Out or <Ctrl-N> power-up re-initialization

Shift In or <Ctrl-O>

ENQ or <Ctrl-E> sleep DC2 <Ctrl-R> wake up (resumes DC4 <Ctrl-T> sleep)

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 RS-232C

1 DC +5V input


Wand emulation


4 Ground

8 PC Data




Data out


The USB interface is via RS-232 port pin transfer to cable.


Appendix B: Specifications


DC Input To Scanner

Power Consumption

Power Current



1.25 watts

250 [email protected]

RS232C Interface

Keyboard Emulation

(IBM PC/AT, PS/2 compatible)

USB interface


Light Source

Depth Of Field

Scan Pattern


Operating Temperature

Storage Temperature


Ambient Light Rejection

Print Contrast Value



0℃ ~ 40℃

-20℃ ~ 60℃

5% ~ 95% RH (non-condensing dew)

4000 LUX (fluorescence)

30% or more

Stand 197g



± 5 nm visible laser diode

210 mm (8 inches)

10 direction scan field, 32 line scan pattern


Cable length

Straight 2M



EAN/UPC/JAN + Add-on Code 128,

EAN 128,

Code 39, Code 32, Code 93,Codabar,

Interleaved 2 of 5,MSI / Plessy, Chinese post code,RSS14(optional)

Laser Safety

CDRH class IIa, IEC 60825 class1

EMCl Compliance

CE EN55022,B, FCC part 15 Class



Appendix C: Trouble-shooting

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 dealer.

The scanner is on but cannot read barcodes. The

LED is red. z

The scanner window is dirty.

Clean the scanner window as described in the Maintenance section. z

The presented barcode type is not enabled. Select the barcode type with the Programming

Guide. z

The host disables the scanner. z

The barcode type you presented to the scanner is not supported

The scanner is on, but the motor is not rotating. A barcode cannot be read. z

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. ) The LED is intermittently flashing red.

The LED is remain red and Green z

Possible failure of the scanning safeguard circuit. Disconnect


the scanner from its power source immediately and contact your dealer.

The scanner does not accept more than two or three barcode labels. z

There is no proper handshaking with the POS system. Switch on the POS system and check connection and communication settings. z

The scanner is continuously seeing a barcode. Remove all barcode labels out of the scan volume of the scanner and try again. z

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.

A barcode is read by

‹ the scanner but not accepted by the

POS system.



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. z

The software running on the POS system does not support the data format of the label.


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