The PX-100 is a 1D CCD mobile barcode scanner that utilizes a smartphone or tablet to scan barcodes. The PX-100 uses the PX-100 mobile application to scan barcodes and configure the scanner to control readability options as well as the prefix and suffix.

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Initial Setup:

To Use on iOS:

  1. Download the iOS application PX-100 Terminal from the App Store on your device.
  2. Launch the PX-100 Terminal application.
  3. Plug the 3.5mm audio jack into the headphone port on the device.
  4. Press "OK".

To Use on Android:

  1. Download the Android application PX-100 Terminal from the Google Play Store Located here:
  2. Launch the PX-100 Terminal application.
  3. Plug the 3.5mm audio jack into the headphone port on the device.
  4. Press "OK".

Configuration Settings:

The PX-100 can have a variety of configuration settings such as:

  • Adding up to 4 characters in the Prefix
  • Adding up to 4 characters in the Suffix
  • Barcode Options
  • Readability of Barcodes
  • Buzzer Settings
  • Vibration settings


To charge the PX-100, plug the micro usb cable into the micro usb port. The charge indicator will turn RED while it's charging. When the RED indicator disappears the device is fully charged.

Firmware Loading:

Follow the directions below to load firmware on to the PX-100:


  1. Download the Firmware: OS, and Appload for this process available in the Software Downloads section. You may also need Opticon's USB Drivers, so please download those as well.
  2. Extract the PX-100 OS zip file, the Appload.zip file, and the USB Drivers Installer.zip file into a convenient folder.
  3. Install the USB Drivers Installer by double-clicking the USB Drivers Installer.exe, which will start the install wizard. The default settings for the installer are fine in most cases so press Install, then ok until you are finished.
  4. Install Appload by double-clicking the 'Appload Setup.exe' file, which will start the install wizard. The defaults are fine in most cases, so keep clicking 'Next' until you are finished. Appload will launch at the end of the install process.
  5. Connect the PX-100 to your PC

Install the Firmware

  1. Launch Appload if it is not already running.
  2. We first need to choose the correct COM port. From the main Appload window, select 'Settings' > 'Port', then choose the port that says 'Opticon USB Code Reader'.
  3. Now we can start downloading the OS. For the Firmware: OS you downloaded and extracted above, please choose 'File', then 'Download', then navigate to and select the file. You should see a progress indicator and the words 'Initializing IRdA' if this is working.
  4. When complete there will be a "Download Complete" window that pops up in Appload. Press okay and remove the PX-100 from the computer.



Document Description Version Download
Datasheet Technical details at a glance. Please Contact Technical Support


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: OS This is the Operating System firmware for the PX-100. The program utility Appload (see above) is required for loading the OS onto the PX-100. TC20J01 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