The perfect combination of performance, durability and reliability


The L-46 is a fast hand scanner that comes with a beautiful stand. The L-46 scans with a speed of 100 scans per second. The cables are interchangeable, making it easy to switch between USB or RS-232 interface. The scanner is delivered with either a 2D CMOS Imager or a 1D laser engine.

The L-46 is a versatile pistol grip scanner that comes in two different settings so you can have the hardware you require in your scanner. The L-46R is a laser barcode scanner and the L-46X is a 2D CMOS imager. Both engines scan at a speed of a 100 fps or scans per second. The engines that both versions use are designed to perform strongly at moving object scanning, increasing the easiness of how the device scans. This delivers an overall smooth scanning experience.

Both versions come with a complimentary stand and either an USB or RS-232 communication interface. The L-46 scans when the scan button is triggered or when the device is in auto-trigger modus. When a barcode is scanned the user will receive feedback by means of a visual stimulation, LED, vibration(optional) or buzzer.

The L-46 is lightweight with only 112 grams and its pistol grip design is made to make the device feel balanced when used. The included cable is 2.0 meters long, so even when it is plugged in there is some mobility and movement possible.

The L-46 has some exceptional features, for example:

  • Exchangeable cables
  • Auto-trigger
  • High speed moving object scanning
  • 100 scans per second

The L-46 is often used in service settings; healthcare for wristband scanning, retail for scanning products and scanning e-tickets from mobile phones at festivals or other social gatherings. Both versions of the scanner are versatile because the cable can be interchanged from USB to RS232, therefore serving a broader audience.

Additional information

Form factor


Reading type


Communication interface



DB9 pin (with external power supply), RS232(gp) pin 9 power supply


ver. 2.0, HID/VCP, USB-A connector

Light source

2D: Aiming green LED, warm white illumination LED
1D: Red laser, 650 nm

Scan method

2D: CMOS area sensor, 640 x 480 pixels
1D: 650 nm red laser diode, bi-directional scanning

Scan rate

Up to 100 fps/sps

Drop test

1.8 m / 6 ft drop onto concrete surface

IP rating

Dimensions scanner (WxHxD)

105.4 x 153.4 x 60 mm / 4.15 x 6.04 x 2.36 in

Dimensions stand (WxHxD)

53 x 112 x 73 mm / 2.09 x 4.41 x 2.87 in

Weight body

Ca. 112 g / 3.9 oz (excl. cable)

Weight stand

Ca. 365 g / 12.9 oz

Cable length

2.0 Meter

Product compliance

CE, FCC, VCCI, RoHS, IEC62471-1:2006, EN55032, EN55024

Opticon L-46: Made with Years of Experience

The L-46 is the end result of years of experience. All Opticon knowledge combined in this top-notch, ingenious handheld scanner with a high scanning performance.


The cables are interchangeable, making it easy to switch between USB or RS-232 interface. The optional antimicrobial coating makes the L-46 a perfect tool for hospitals, pharmacies, and other applications where hygiene is essential.


If you want to know how easy it is to set up the stand for the L-46, watch this video.