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Honeywell Metrologic MS1690 Series Linear Barcode Scanner

MS1690-K / MS1690-R / MS1690-U
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Discontinued Replacement: XENON 1900
The Honeywell MS1690 Focus is an omnidirectional scanner capable of reading all standard 1D, PDF417, MicroPDF, composite, Matrix and Postal Codes. The MS1690 Focus's rugged housing means it's built for the toughest industrial environments. The Honeywell MS1690 Focus also features automatic stand detection for convenient in-stand scanning and the firmware can be updated via Flash ROM.
Metrologic’s Focus is a high performance hand-held area imager that decodes all of today’s standard bar codes including 1D, RSS, PDF417, microPDF, EAN/UCC Composite, Matrix and Postal Codes regardless of orientation.  Focus’ laser like reading of 1D codes and omni-directional reading of 2D codes combined with a competitive price make it the obvious solution to a broad array of applications such as retail, healthcare, shipping/receiving and supply chain management.
Main Features:
  • Handheld Area Imager Scanner
  • Ergonomic Design
  • GS1 Databar Decoding Capability
  • FirstFlash® - Increases productivity in all applications by scanning virtually every bar code on the first LED flash
  • Omnidirectional scanning - Eliminates the need for user to orientate the hand-held scanner to a bar code
  • Linear illumination - Facilitates laser-like menu scaning with an area imager
  • Multiple code select - Scan up to 7 bar codes with one trigger pull and output data in the desired order
  • Illumination forward design - Ability to scan at contact, consistent scan performance throughout DOF, no dead zone


MS1690-U-Brochure (ms1690_datasheet.pdf, 330 Kb) [Download]


Scan engine

Area Imager

Scan Rate

1120 ScanLines/sec


1280 x 512

Minimum Element Width

1D: 5 mil (0.127mm)

2D: 10 mil (0.254mm)

Print Contrast

20% minimum reflectance difference



Width of Field

49 mm W x 19 mm H @ 20mm

264 mm W x 106 mm H @ 280 mm

Depth of Field

0-300 mm for 13 mil barcodes

Light Source

LED 645 nm ± 7.5 nm


Blue = unit powered, ready to scan, White = good read


7 tones or no beep

Decoding Capability

Auto discriminates all standard 1D, GS1 Databar™ & GS1 Databar™ expanded, PDF417, microPDF, Maxicode, Data Matrix, QR code, UCC, EAN composites, Postals and Aztec.


PS2 KBW, RS232 Stand alone keyboard, USB, IBM


Designed to withstand multiple 1.5 m drops

ESD Protection

Functional after 100 15kV discharges


(D)124.5 x (H)183 x (W) at handle 30, at Head 79 mm


225 g

Factory Warranty

3 years

EMC/Safety Standards

FCC Class A/IEC60285-1 LED Safety