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Unitech MS146 Badge Reader

The Unitech MS146 bar code slot reader is a flexible, cost effective solution when reliability is essential. With a resolution of up to 6 mils (0.15 mm), the MS146 is capable of reading any barcoded identification badge. The MS146's sealed optical system is available in both visible light or infrared. The infrared units ensure accurate reading of either visible and laminated badges. The convenient USB interface, water resistant base, rugged housing, and IP54 rated sealing make the MS146 a popular choice in any environment.

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MS146 Options
Part # DescriptionAvailabilityPriceOrder
MS146I-3PS2G MS146, PS/2 interface, Infrared Beam. Ships in 24-48 Hours $89.80
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MS146-2G MS146, RS-232 interface, Visible Light. Requires power supply. See accessories. Ships Today $89.80
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MS146IAG MS146, TTL interface, Infrared Beam. Ships Today $64.80
Retail $110
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MS146-3PS2G MS146, PS/2 interface, Infrared Beam. Ships Today $89.80
Retail $170
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MS146I-3 MS146, PS/2 interface, Infrared Beam. Ships Today $89.80
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MS146-4UMG MS146, USB interface, Visible Light, IP54 Sealed, Mounting Bracket. Ships Today $90.11
Retail $180
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MS146I-4UMG MS146, USB interface, Infrared Beam, IP54 Sealed, Mounting Bracket. Ships Today $90.10
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MS146-3G MS146, AT/XT interface, Visible Light, IP54 Sealed. Ships in 24-48 Hours $85.36
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Unitech MS146 Details

Light source Visible light: 660 nm LED (MS146)
Infrared: 930 nm LED (MS146I)
Sensor Photo diode
Resolution 6 mils (0.15mm) minimum
Depth of field 2 mm
Scan rate 2.0" (50 mm) to 30" (750 mm)/second
Print contrast ratio 0.6
Connector PC XT / AT / PS/2
TTL (undecoded)
Operation modes Continuous
Signal Open collector, black = high level (TTL)
Dimensions 3.75 Inches (95mm)
1.375 Inches (35mm)
1.875 Inches (30mm)
Weight 6.7 oz. (190g) with cable
Case material ABS plastic
Operating current Undecoded: 35 mA
Decoded: 70mA
Cable 6.0 ft. (1.83m)
Symbologies China Postal Code
Code 11
Code 32
Code 39 (full ASCII)
Code 39 (Standard)
Code 93
Code 128
Delta Code
EAN-8 with add-on code
EAN-13 with add-on code
EAN 128
Interleaved 2 of 5
ISBN / Bookland EAN
ISBT 128
Italian Pharmacy
Label Code IV
Label Code V
MSI / Plessey
Standard 2 of 5
Toshiba Code
UPC-A with add-on code
UPC-E with add-on code
Data Editing Almost unlimited
Configuration Scanner Configuration Manager software
Scanned-in bar codes
Operating temperature 32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C)
Storage temperature -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Humidity 0% to 95% RH non-condensing
Mechanical shock 5 ft. (1.5 m) drop to concrete
Environmental sealing IP54
Warranty 2 years
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