MS 3

Ultra Compact Barcode Reader


For high performance and High Scan Speed, the ultra compact MS-3 with wide scan angle and flexible mounting is an ideal choice. Features include; visible indicators, real time controls, high scan speed, and wide scan angle.

At a Glance

Decodes/Second: Up to 1000

Read Range:

2 to 10” (51 to 254 mm)

Wide Scan Angle

IP54 Enclosure

ESP® Easy Setup Program:

Provides quick and easy setup and configuration

EZ Button:

Reader setup and configuration -

no computer required


Weight (Standard):     2 oz. (57 g)
Weight (Right Angle): 2.8 oz. (87 g)


Housing: IP54 (category 2)

Operating Temperature:

0° to 50° C  (32° to 122°F)

Storage Temperature:

–50° to 75° C (–58° to 167°F)

Humidity: Up to 90% (non-condensing)

Operating Life: 40,000 hours at 25° C

CE Mark

General Immunity for Light Industry:
EN 55024: 1998 ITE Immunity Standard
Radiated and Conducted Emissions of ITE
Equipment: EN 55022:98 ITE Disturbances

Laser Light

Type: Semiconductor visible laser diode
(650 nm nominal)
Safety Class: CDRH Class II, 1.0 mW max.


Interface: RS-232, RS-422/485 (up to 115.2k),
Keyboard Wedge, USB


Point-to-Point  - Point-to-Point w/RTS/CTS

Point-to-Point w/XON/XOFF

Point-to-Pointw/RTS/CTS & XON/XOFF

• Polling Mode D - Multidrop - User Defined

User Defined Multidrop•Daisy Chain

Scanning Parameters

Options: Single line, fixed raster
Optional Raster: 7 raster lines over 1.5° arc (or 0.30” raster height at 4.5” [114 mm] distance)
Scan Rate: Adjustable from 300 to 1000
scans/second, default=500
Scan Width Angle: >70°
Pitch: ±50°
Skew: ±40°
Label Contrast: 25% min. @ 650 nm


Type: 3 ft. cable terminated with High Density
15-pin D-Sub socket connector



5 VDC +/– 5 %, 200 mV p-p max. ripple

260 mA @ 5 VDC (typ.)

Discrete I/O

Trigger Input: 3 to 24V rated
(1 mA @ 5 VDC)

New Master: 3 to 24V rated

(1 mA @ 5 VDC)
Outputs (1, 2, 3): 5V TTL compatible,
can sink 10 mA and source 2mA


Code 39, Codabar, Code 128,
Interleaved 2 of 5, Code 93, UPC/EAN,
Pharmacode, PDF417 (option)



Good read, Match/Mismatch


On/Off LEDs:

1 status, 1 power, 5 read
performance (representing percentage of
good decodes)

QMS Certification



Application Examples