Code Corporation Launches CR5200 Barcode Scanner for Point of Sale and ID Scanning

Code Corporation, a global leader in barcode scanning and data capture technologies, today announced the launch of the Code Reader 5200 (CR5200), a high-speed, omnidirectional reader for 1D and 2D barcode symbologies. The CR5200 delivers a number of advancements over its predecessors and replaces the now End of Life (EOL) CR5020 and CR5025.

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New CR5200 barcode reader from Code Corporation adds significant upgrades and advancements including improved reading on mobile phone screens and reading bar codes in motion. (Photo: Business Wire)

New CR5200 barcode reader from Code Corporation adds significant upgrades and advancements including improved reading on mobile phone screens and reading bar codes in motion. (Photo: Business Wire)

“The new CR5200 is the perfect barcode reading device for high-traffic, fast-paced environments such as hands-free retail point of sale or event ticketing, admission and access control purposes,” said Jana Buchanan, Senior Product Manager of Hardware for Code Corporation. “The CR5200 has an optional advanced age-verification feature that allows businesses to scan driver licenses and IDs for age verification and to also capture specific consumer information for credit applications, loyalty programs and marketing lists without any additional hardware.”

Code’s powerful image-capture technology enables the CR5200 to easily read small, low-contrast and even damaged barcodes on any surface type such as plastic bags, metal and low-light illuminated mobile device screens. This ability, coupled with other items such as user feedback features with LED and audible tones help speed up checkout and admission processes, minimizing lines and improving customer service. At less than 6-inches tall (151.14 mm), the CR5200 has a small footprint, which allows it to be situated in the most convenient places at checkout.

The CR5200 is disinfectant ready. To help keep both customers and employees safe, the CR5200 meets Level 2 CodeShield® Plastic standards, which means superior protection against harsh cleaning chemicals. Users do not need to worry about disinfecting cleaners degrading the plastic housing.

It has a CMOS 1.2 Megapixel monochrome sensor, optical resolution of 1280 x 960 and a 51° horizontal by 39.4° vertical field of view making easy for users to scan and go.

Advanced decode capabilities of the CR5200 include the following:

  • 1D: BC412, Codabar, Code 11, Code 32, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, IATA 2 of 5, Interleaved 2 of 5, GS1 DataBar, Hong Kong 2 of 5, Matrix 2 of 5, MSI Plessey, NEC 2 of 5, Pharmacode, Plessey, Straight 2 of 5, Telepen, Trioptic, UPC/EAN/JAN
  • Stacked 1D: Codablock F, Code 49, GS1 Composite (CC-A/CC-B/CC-C), MicroPDF, PDF417
  • 2D: Aztec Code, Data Matrix, Data Matrix Rectangular Extension, Grid Matrix, Han Xin, Maxicode, Micro QR Code, QR Code, QR Model 1
  • Proprietary 2D: GoCode® (Optional License Required)

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About Code Corporation

For more than 20 years, Code Corporation has been an industry pioneer, leader, and champion for data capture innovation and has garnered more than 100 patents. By crafting and continuing to perfect its unique decoding algorithms, Code and its line of image-based scanning and decoding technology consistently deliver unparalleled performance companies around the world depend on every day. Code designs and manufactures a complete line of market-leading hardware and software data capture solutions. Code products are not only valued for providing a consistent level of workflow efficiency year after year, but also for their ergonomic design, durability, ease of customization, and seamless integration. Code is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah with offices in Boston and Amsterdam. For more, please visit