Code Corporation Code Reader 1200
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Product Information for Code Corporation Code Reader 1200

Highlights for Code Corporation Code Reader 1200

  • Product Type:Handheld Barcode Scanner
  • Connectivity Technology:Cable

The Code Reader 1200 is the industry's next generation bar code reader, providing the power of digital imaging technology at the lowest cost. Built for cabled 'point and shoot' omnidirectional applications, the Reader 1200 is Code's low-cost addition to its high performance line of bar code readers. Reader 1200 is bar code reading simplicity defined, and its rugged yet lightweight flexibility makes it an ideal reader for all linear and matrix bar code reading applications.

Simple, fast and affordable, Code Reader 1200 (CR1200) provides the power of digital imaging technology at the lowest cost. Built for cabled ‘point and shoot’ omni-directional applications, CR1200 is Code’s low-cost addition to its high performance line of bar code readers. The CR1210 has the same rugged design as the CR1200 but is a near field reader that provides support for Matrix symbols with cell resolution requirements of 6.3 mil (0.16 mm).

CR1200’s unique wide angle lens captures and decodes all bar code types and symbologies: 1D, 2D, Data Matrix, PDF417, UPC/EAN/JAN, GS1 DataBar and over 30 other symbologies, making it an ideal bar code reader for production work-in-process, pointof-sale, inventory management, supply chain functions and point-to-point logistics.

CR1200’s LED (non-laser) targeting technique utilizes different colored converging LEDs to determine target range. The durable overmolded housing and secured cable make CR1200 uniquely suited for rugged high-use environments. Revolutionary audible, tactile and visual user feedback systems include an advanced speaker, a vibration motor and targeting/status LEDs.

Code’s JavaScript Application Development kits provide programming tools enabling preparation of decoded data for acceptance into existing software programs. Document imaging is accomplished with extensive control over field size, gray scale, black/white threshold and graphics compression. Text to data capability is supported via advanced optical character recognition (OCR). Easily integrated with existing processes, software applications and peripherals, CR1200 is the clear choice in bar code readers for futureproofing your operations.


  • Reads and decodes all symbologies
  • Ruggedized design with permanent lanyard hook surviveability
  • Firmware is field upgradeable
  • Three modes of user feedback ensure 'good read': vibration- visual and audible
  • Dynamic Optimization Technology continously improves reader performance
  • Exceptionally 'smooth feel' trigger - three million activations
  • Three cabling choices: USB- Serial (RS-232) or PS/2
  • JavaScript Application Development Suite allows program development to prepare captured data for integration with enterprise software


  • Physical Characteristics
    • Reader Dimensions: 7” H x 4.5” D x 2.5” W (180mm H x 114mm D x 63mm W)
    • Reader Weight: 6.4 oz (181 g)
  • Performance Characteristics
    • Field of View: 43.48° horizontal by 31.86° vertical
    • Focal Point: Approximately 4” (104mm)
    • Sensor: CMOS 1.3 Megapixel
    • Optical Resolution: 1280 x 1024 pixels
    • Pitch: ± 60° (from front to back)
    • Skew: ± 60° from plane parallel to symbol (side-to-side)
    • Rotational Tolerance: ± 180°
    • Print Contrast Res.:
      • 25% (1D symbologies) or 35% (PDF417) absolute dark/light
      • reflectance differential, measured at 650 nm
    • Target Beam: Two targeting LEDs converge for optimal focus
    • Ambient 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 @ 5vdc (mA): Idle = 250mA; Peak (Typical) = 330mA;
      • Peak (Max) = 345mA
    • Optional Cable Interfaces: USB (Full Speed) & RS232
    • Operational Modes: Cabled Only
  • User Environment
    • Operating Temperature: 0° to 50° C / 32 ° to 122° F
    • Storage Temperature: -20° to 65° C /- 4° to 150° F
    • Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
    • Decode Capability:
      • 1D: UPC/EAN/JAN, Code 39, Code 128, Interleaved 2 of 5, Codabar, GS1 DataBar (RSS), MSI Plessey, Code 11, Code 93, NEC 2 of 5, Matrix 2 of 5, Trioptic Code, Telepen, Hong Kong 2 of 5, Pharmacode, Composite Codes
      • Stacked 1D: PDF417, Micro PDF417, Codablock A & F
      • 2D: Data Matrix, QR Code, Micro QR Code, Aztec Code, Maxicode
      • Proprietary 2D: GoCode® (Requires Additional Licensing)
      • Postal: USPS OneCode (4CB), POSTNET, PLANET, Japanese Post, Australian Post, Royal Mail, KIX Code
      • OCR: OCR-A and OCR-B Fonts
    • Image Output Options: Formats: JPEG, Raw (Uncompressed)
    • Resolution Selection: Up to 1280 x 1024 (Multiple Window Options)
    • Data Editing: JavaScript (Additional License Required) / CodeXML Rules
  • Accessories
    • Reader Stand
    • USB or RS232 Cables
    • US, Europe/South America, or UK Power Supply