MS1690 Focus

MS1690 Focus

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The MS1690 Focus® is a high-performance, hand-held area-imaging scanner. Focus provides users with increased throughput for virtually all 1D and 2D bar code reading applications—including poorly printed or damaged bar codes—by incorporating high resolution imaging and true contact reading. For high-density scanning, consider the MS1691 Focus which scans codes as small as 3.5 mil.
  • TotalFreedom™: Expands scanner functionality by allowing image processing, decoding and formatting plug-ins to be loaded directly to the scanner instead of the host system

  • Omnidirectional Scanning: Eliminates need to orientate scanner to bar code

  • Mobile Phone Reading: Excels at scanning coupons and tickets directly from the screen of a mobile device

  • CodeSelect™: Scans up to 7 bar codes in a single flash and outputs data in any predetermined order

  • Flexible Licensing Solution: Meets diverse scanning requirements by offering models with limited decoding capabilities—purchase decoding licenses to enable additional functionality as the need arises

  • Motion Tolerance: Offers aggressive scanning of bar codes passing by the window in presentation mode
Light Source Visible Red LED 645 nm ± 7.5 nm
Visual Indicators Blue = ready to scan; White = good read; Yellow = automatic scanning
Host System Interfaces USB, RS232, Keyboard Wedge, IBM 46xx (RS485)
Dimensions (LxWxH) 183 mm x 79 mm x 111 mm (7.2? x 4.4? x 3.1?)
Weight 225 g (8 oz)
Input Voltage 5 VDC ± 0.25 V
Operating Power 2 W (400 mA @ 5 V)
Standby Power 800 mW (160 mA @ 5 V)
DC Transformers Class 2: 5.2 VDC @ 1 A
Laser/LED Safety Class 1: IEC60825-1, EN60825-1
EMC FCC Part 15, IEC60825-1, EN55022 Class B
Scan Performance
Scan Pattern Area Image (1280 x 512 pixel array)
Motion Tolerance 47 cm/s (18 in/s) for 13 mil UPC at optimal focus
Scan Angle Horizontal: 50°; Vertical: 20°
Print Contrast 20% minimum reflectance difference
Pitch, Skew 75°, 75°
Decode Capability Reads standard 1D and GS1 DataBar symbologies. Visit for details.
Warranty 5 year factory warranty