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The OPI2201, a cabled scanner featuring 2D CMOS barcode imaging with auto-focus technology, quickly and efficiently scans 1D and 2D barcodes images for retail or point-of-sale applications. The real-time adapting liquid lens self-adjusts for distance and angle. It even scans LCD screens! The OPI2201 offers laser targeting to speed scanning. This cabled scanner also features picture-capture capability so users can view scanned images.

  • Cabled scanner – 2D CMOS imager with auto-focus scans to 30 fps
  • Dramatic increase in productivity with real-time adapting liquid lens technology – imager automatically adjusts for distance or angle.
  • Features laser targeting to speed scanning
  • Easily reads 1D and 2D barcodes for retail or point-of-sale applications
  • Compact size and weight – 2.8”W x 6.9”L x 3.7”D and 6.2 ounces
  • Includes picture-capture capability enabling users to view scanned images
  • Survives five foot drop onto concrete
  • Trigger modes: manual, multiple read, auto-trigger and stand detection
  • Communication interface: RS232, keyboard wedge or USB
  • Two-year warranty
  • Available in three Interface Types: USB, RS232, and Keyboard Wedge.

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 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.


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.

Change the interface type

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Take Picture

Take Picture works with the OPI2201.

Firmware Loading

  1. Install the All In One PC Drivers from the Drivers Downloads section of the knowledge base page for the OP2201, located here: https://wiki.opticonusa.com/techsupport/en/OPI2201#Drivers
  2. Scan the interface type configuration barcode for USB VCP, located here: https://wiki.opticonusa.com/techsupport/en/OPI2201#Change_the_interface_type
  3. Download and install Appload, available in the Software Downloads section of the knowledge base page for the OPI2201, located here: https://wiki.opticonusa.com/techsupport/en/OPI2201#Software
  4. Download the Firmware OS. This download will contain two firmware files, Bootloader: Boot.bin and OS: FL37J15.bin. Please make sure to extract these from the .zip file you downloaded them from.
  5. Plug your scanner into the computer and open up Appload
  6. In Appload, click on Settings > Port > Opticon USB Code Reader (2D) (COM x).
  7. Choose File > Download and then navigate to the location of the two .bin files you extracted and first select Boot.bin. Once the download is successfully completed, choose File > Download and select FL37J15.bin.


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


Document Description Version Download
Datasheet Technical details at a glance. Download
Universal Menu Book The Universal Menu Book is a document containing instructions and configuration options for the majority of Opticon's products. Support of the commands in this manual is product specific. A must read for System Integrators. In effect this is the User Manual for all of Opticon's products that do not have a User Manual of their own and a supplement to all others. December 2009 Download


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. EAGV0183
Firmware: Boot + OS The Boot loader and Operating System for the OPI2201. Appload (see above) is required for loading the OS onto the OPI2201. Please make sure to load the bootloader (boot.bin) file first before loading the OS if the OS version is Fl37J07 or lower. If the OS version on the device is higher than FL37J07 the boot.bin will fail. If that happens just load the OS. FL37J15 Download


Driver Description Version Download
All-In-One PC Drivers USB-to-serial drivers installer package for 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows XP (32-bit only), Vista 7, 8, 8.1 and 10. This package contains four drivers. The first and fourth drivers are for the Opticon cradles. The second driver is for the OPN200x scanners along with many other Opticon products. The third driver is an ATEN driver for a popular RS232 <-> USB-VCP adapter. You can choose any of the drivers to install on the first screen of the installer program. *Note: Opticon USB Drivers may not install or operate correctly if FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) is enabled on your host computer* 1.615 Download