Opticon OPN2001 – Review

Amazon Review

I highly recommend this hand scanner. It is so much better than the CS-1504. It’s more powerful (scans smaller bar codes), hold hundreds, if not thousands more bar codes. I have both the CS-1504 and the OPTICON OPN-2001. I use the MiniPro scanner software to extract the bar codes and export to several formats.

Scanner was code compatible with a couple minor exceptions – use Symbol documentation if you want to program directly in Java using Java Com or the OPN2001 API documentation if you want to use JNI with the OPN2001 supplied dll

I downloaded USB drivers which work with Windows 7 64 bit. Downloaded also a firmware update; quick start guide; User manual; just all the necessary applications/drivers/other info to get this Wonderful Scanner up and running.


Opticon OPN2001 – BarCode reader



Official Opticon 2001 web

OPN2001 – pocket memory scanner makes barcode data collection simple with 512 KB of memory, which stores over 10,000 barcodes plus time stamp.

  • Small size and light weight (30g), easy to carry.
  • One button storage, one button removal.
  • Easy data transfer through mini-USB communication interface (included).
  • Stored data is saved as a text file when transferred to the PC.
  • Internal Lithium-Ion battery charged via USB connection.

Available on Ebay from UK for € 160





512 kB (Program storage + >15.000 barcodes + time stamp)


64 kB




ARM7 32-bit




Supports year, month, day, hour, minute, second (leap year supported)

Operating indicators



1 LEDbar (red/green/orange)



Operating keys


Entry options

2 keys total, 1 clear key, 1 scan key




Mini USB, Ver. 1.1



Rechargeable battery

Lithium-Ion 3.7V 150mAh

Operating time (active)

3.000 scans (1 scan / 5 sec)

Operating time (idle)

>1 year

Charging method

Enclosed USB cable

Barcode scanner Optics


Light source

650 nm visible laser diode

Scan method

Vibrating mirror

Scan rate

100 scans/sec

Reading pitch angle

-30 to 0º, 0 to +30º

Reading skew angle

-50 to -8º, +8 to +50º

Reading tilt angle

-20 to 0º, 0 to +20º


R>15 mm (EAN8), R>20 mm (EAN13)

Min. PCS value


Depth of field

60 – 570 mm / 2.36 – 22.44 in (1.0 mm / 39 mil), 40 – 360 mm / 1.57 – 14.17 in (0.5 mm / 20 mil), 40 – 220 mm / 1.57 – 8.66 in (0.25 mm / 10 mil), 40 – 120 mm / 1.57 – 4.72 in (0.15 mm / 6 mil), 50 – 100 mm / 1.97 – 3.94 in (0.127 mm / 5 mil), at PCS 0.9 UPC

Supported Symbologies


Barcode (1D)

JAN/UPC/EAN incl. add on, Codabar/NW-7, Code 11, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, GS1-128 (EAN-128), GS1 DataBar (RSS), IATA, Industrial 2of5, Interleaved 2of5, ISBN-ISSN, Matrix 2of5, MSI/Plessey, S-Code, Telepen, Tri-Optic, UK/Plessey

Postal code

Chinese Post, Korean Postal Authority code



Temperature in operation

0 to 40 °C / 32 to 104 ºF

Temperature in storage

-20 to 60 ºC / -4 to 140 ºF

Ambient light immunity

White 3,000 lx max, Fluorescent 3,000 lx max, Direct sun 50,000 lx max

Protection rate

IP 42



Dimensions (w x h x d)

32 x 62 x 16 mm / 1.26 x 2.44 x 0.63 in

Weight body

Ca. 28 g / 1 oz (incl. battery)


ABS, Black

Regulatory & Safety


Product compliance

CE, FCC, VCCI, RoHS, JIS-C-6802 Class 2, IEC 60825-1 Class 2, FDA CDRH Class II

Foscam FI8905W – Settings to do

Hack to wide IR Led angle = add oven paper or best greaseproof paper which wide illumination angle

ZoneMinder – Wiki – Foscam = path to integrate video streaming from website

iSpy free software = configure software on computers

Email settings for Gmail

4mm lens for FI8905W = 4mm Fixed Iris Lens 1/3″ CS F1.6 IR Corrected

Steps to change lens = from 12mm to 2.8mm

Lens 4mm similar

Lens 4mm ebay