Honeywell Xenon 1900 1D/2D
FEATURES OF THE XENON 1900 1D/2D/OCR IMAGER:
- Green LED: Scanner shows green light on head to indicate good read of barcode
- Reads 1D, 2D, postal, and OCR compatible barcodes
- Easy DL: Optional driver’s license reading kit available for customers in compatible US states
- Scans barcodes off PC or mobile LCD screens and curved surfaces such as liquor bottles and soda cans
- Optional Xenon 1900 kits available with Disinfectant Ready Housing (DRH)
- 5 Year Factory Warranty
The Honeywell Xenon 1900 2D Area Imager was reviewed by POS World in part for 1D, 2D, postal, and optical character recognition (OCR) scanning functionality.
For support purposes Honeywell has created an “EZ Config-Scanning” application to reconfigure the scanner directly through USB Serial COM emulation or the application can create 2D configuration barcodes which can be printed out or scanned off an LCD screen. Adding or removing digits is very easy through the configuration utility or configuration guide.
The scanner decodes 1D and 2D barcodes at a significantly faster rate and transmits the barcodes faster through the USB interface than other 2D area imagers. 1D testing proves the standard range version of the scanner will read the vast majority of 5 mil retail barcodes, but will not pick up the GS1 Databar unless the barcode is a minimum bar width of 7.5 mils.
The Xenon scans 2D barcodes with ease. The standard range version of the scanner will read 2D barcodes starting at a 7.5 mil size.
The Xenon has an optional OCR scanner kit which can read OCR-A, OCR-B, and MICR E-13B characters from documents. The Xenon 1900 will decode OCR templates for OCR-A, OCR-B, and MICR E-13B character sets. The end user can create their own customized template via configuration barcodes or Honeywell’s EZ-Config application to recognize specific patterns of alphanumerical characters (including spaces) and transmit the characters to the host. The Xenon works best when trying to scan one row of OCR digits, otherwise, if the scanner tries to recognize multiple rows of characters then the decode rate decreases dramatically.
The Xenon scans barcodes from curved surfaces such as liquor or soda bottles which are at least a 1.5-2” diameter. The scanner will also pick up barcodes off of reflective surfaces such as soda cans when scanning at a more extreme angle than most surfaces from the right or left of the barcode.