MDL2000

NOTE: The MDL2000 Scan engine is obsolete & has been superseded by the MDL2001

About

The Opticon MDL2001 is a laser barcode scan engine with an extremely small square form factor. This laser scan engine is ideal for space-constrained portable devices. OEMs needing to add laser scanning capability to smartphones, medical or diagnostic equipment or kiosks will streamline their design process with this tiny engine: the small size makes it easy to mount. The MDL2001 features a 650 nm visible laser diode that scans bi-directionally at a rate of 100 scans/second.

The MDL2000 is the original version of this product. It has since been replaced by the MDL2001. In practice they are identical products. For a detailed description of the MDL2001 scan engine see the main product page here.

How To

Restore Default Settings

  • USB COM Port: Use this sheet if you have a USB interface and you are running software which requires a COM port to receive data from the scanner.
  • USB Keyboard: Use this sheet if you have a USB interface and you would like the flexibility of scanning wherever your keyboard cursor is on your screen.
  • RS232: Use this sheet if you have an RS232 interface.
  • Keyboard Wedge: Use this sheet if you have a Keyboard Wedge interface. Do not scan this sheet if you have a USB or RS232 interface.

Configure the Scanner

The output of this barcode reader can be modified in several different manners. Using several different tools. The following tools are available for you to use in configuring your scanner. Please submit a ticket above for assistance from Opticon's Technical Support Team.

Universal Menu Book

The Universal Menu Book (UMB) is a PDF document that enabled you to change the most commonly changed settings on Opticon's scanners. The UMB also contains information about what the various settings do when they are enabled. The UMB covers the following topics.

  • Interface Specific Settings
  • Code Opticons
    • Barcode Symbology Settings
    • Enabling/Disabling Symbologies
  • String Options
    • Prefixes / Suffixes
    • Preambles / Postambles
  • Read Options- Adjusting General Behaviors like:
    • Disable Trigger (Always On)
    • Single Read Mode / Multiple Read Mode
  • Indicator Opticons
    • Buzzer Settings
    • LED Settings

Opticonfigure

Opticonfigure serves primarily as a an online searchable Universal Menu Book (UMB), however it does have some notable differences. Opticonfigure is updated more frequently than the UMB. Opticonfigure also contains some menu options that were excluded from the UMB for the sake of brevity. Although more inclusive, Opticonfigure doesn't do as good of presenting information in an organized and comprehensible manner as the UMB does. Opticonfigure allows you to: Create and print custom configuration sheets. Create custom configuration sheets and save them as PDF files. Create custom configurations and export OCG files. Create DataWizard configuration sheets.

DataWizard

Data Wizard allows you to modify barcode data before transmission. Currently it is able to add or remove characters, adjust the length of the output data, and remove entire sections of the barcode prior to transmission. Commonly each configuration will be designed to match different sizes, symbologies, or characters in barcode data. So for example if a user wants to truncate a Code-39 barcode of a specific length, but add characters to a Code 128 barcode, you wold make two configurations.

Downloads

Notice: The downloading and use of any Opticon software implies consent with Opticon's End User License Agreement.

Software

Software Description Version Download
Appload Appload Is Opticon's multi-purpose firmware update utility. It is a Windows PC application that provides the capability to download firmware onto most Opticon products. It also contains a versatile terminal interface that allows serial communication to any serial port connected to the PC (be it RS232, USB-VCP or Bluetooth-SPP). Opticon products can be queried and configured in this manner. EAGV0173 Download
Firmware: MDL2000 1D Laser Scanner Firmware for the MDL2000 1D laser scanner. RBAV0152 Download