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The Code Reader™ 2300 (CR2300) is a reliable, Bluetooth barcode reader designed for use in retail applications—from POS and inventory tracking to mobile coupons and ticketing. Its ease of use and rapid data transmission allow it to securely handle anything that comes its way.

The CR2300 is an ideal match with other Bluetooth-enabled devices powered by iOS, Android and Windows operating systems. The versatile interface between reader and mobile device is seamless, and requires no need for modified or additional software. The CR2300 is also equipped with a robust imaging decode engine that generates omnidirectional barcode reading and high-speed data output. Features like these equate to fewer delays and shorter lines at check-out counters—both of which are key factors in garnering positive customer relations.

  • Lightweight, ergonomic palm configuration barcode reader

  • High speed, omnidirectional reading of 1D, 2D and postal barcodes

  • Reliable Bluetooth communication

  • Quickly pairs with Bluetooth-enabled devices such as phones, tablets and printers

  • Durable, quick-release rechargeable battery cartridges

  • Battery status LED indicators with fuel gauge

  • Programmable LED and audible tone user feedback indicators

  • Unequaled performance on rounded, curved and shiny surfaces

  • Programmable buttons for customized work flow processes

  • Paging button to assist in locating reader (Charger Station with embedded CodeXML® modem option only)

  • Reads barcodes on mobile device screens

  • Powerful data management capability with JavaScript

Download Full Spec Sheets: Code Reader 2300 Specifications

Physical Characteristics  
Reader Dimensions
1.1” H x 5.1” L x 2.0” W (28mm H x 130mm L x 51mm W)
Stations Dimensions
2.4” H x 4.5” L x 3.3” W (60mm H x 115mm L x 83mm W)
Reader Weight
4.5 oz (128 g)
Battery Weight 1.7 oz (48 g)
Charging Station with Embedded Modem Weight 1.1” H x 5.1” L x 2.0” W (28mm H x 130mm L x 51mm W)
Charging Station without
Embedded Modem Weight
4.9 oz (139 g)
IP Rating 43

User Environment  
Operating Temp. -20° to 55° C / -4° to 131° F
Storage Temperature -30° to 65° C / -22° to 150° F
Humidity 5% to 95% non-condensing
Decode Capability

1D: Codabar, Code 11, Code 32, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, IATA 2 of 5, Interleaved 2 of 5, GS1 DataBar (RSS), Hong Kong 2 of 5, Matrix 2 of 5, MSI Plessey, NEC 2 of 5, Pharmacode, Plessey, Straight 2 of 5, Telepen, Trioptic, UPC/EAN/JAN

Stacked 1D: Codablock F, MicroPDF, PDF417, GS1 Composite (CC-A/CC-B/CC-C)

2D: Aztec Code, Data Matrix, Han Xin, MaxiCode, Micro QR, QR Code

Proprietary 2D: GoCode® (Additional License Required)

Postal Codes: Australian Post, Intelligent Mail, Japan Post, KIX Code, Korea Post, Planet, Postnet, UK Royal Mail, UPU ID-tags

Output Options
Formats: JPEG or PGM
Field Selection Wide Field
Data Editing JavaScript (Additional License Required) / CodeXML® Rules

Performance Characteristcs  
Field of View Wide Field: 50° horizontal by 33.5° vertical
Focal Point Approximately 100 mm
Sensor CMOS gray scale
Optical Resolution Wide Field: 960 x 640
Pitch ± 60° (from front to back)
Skew ± 60° from plane parallel to symbol (side-to-side)
Rotational Tolerance ± 180°
Print Contrast 25% (1D symbologies) or 35% (2D symbologies) absolute dark/light reflectance differential, measured at 650 nm
Target Beam Single, blue targeting bar
Light Immunity
Sunlight: Up to 9,000ft-candles/96,890 lux
Shock Withstands multiple drops of 6’ (1.8 Meters) to concrete
Power Requirements

Reader @ 4.2vdc (mA): Typical and Peak = 362 mA;
Idle = 80 mA; Sleep = 20 mA

Charging Station with Embedded CodeXML® Modem @ 5vdc (mA):
USB max charge rate = 555 mA
USB trickle charge rate = 165 mA

Charging Station with External CodeXML® M3 Modem @ 5vdc (mA):
USB max charge rate = 514 mA
USB trickle charge rate = 125 mA

of Scans
Number of Scans
Up to 50,000 scans per charge
Memory Capacity 128MB Flash ROM, 32MB RAM
Bluetooth Modem RS232, USB.2.0 (Generic HID, HID Keyboard, Virtual COM Port)
Communication Interfaces
Operational Modes
Bluetooth (Class II)
Warranty 1 Year

  • Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Charging Station
  • Charging Station with Embedded CodeXML® Modem CodeXML® M3 Modem (external)
  • CodeXML® Router Software
  • USB Charging Cable, US, Europe/South America, UK Power Supplies
  • Mini-USB (charging station with embedded CodeXML® Modem), USB and RS232 Cables (via External CodeXML® M3 Modem)
  • Software Development Kits