Excellent price-to-performance ratio


The L-51X is the successor of the L-50X and comes with an even more advanced 2D imager. With more brand visibility and a speed of 100 fps the engine in the L-51X is truly next gen, but maybe the most important part is not the technology inside but the design on the outside, where the L-51X gives you the option to insert your own logo or design of your choosing.

The L-51X is a pistol grip designed cabled scanner with a very advanced 2D imager that scans at a speed of 100 fps. Furthermore, the design makes it possible to add your own design, image or logo to the top of the scanner, this way you can use the product to expand your brand visibility or presence. This addition is truly unique and as far as we are aware only Opticon offers this option.

Moreover, this handheld scanner comes with USB or RS232 and a complimentary stand for hands free scanning. The product is sealed with a rating of IP 42 that can withstand drops from up to 1.5 meters upon concrete. The scanner gives visual and non-visual feedback when a scan action is performed, telling you if the scanning action succeeded or not.

The L-51X has some core features, for example:

  • Possibility to expand brand presence / visibility
  • 1D & 2D scanning at a speed of 100 fps
  • Well thought out design for comfortable use
  • Comes with a stand for hands free scanning.

The L-51X 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. The usage often decides what type of engine should be inside the scanner. Because of the complementary stand, that activates the auto trigger, it is often used to scan without hands.

Additional information

Form factor


Reading type

Communication interface



DB9 pin (with external power supply)


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

Light source

Aiming green LED, warm white illumination LED

Scan method

CMOS area sensor, 640 x 480 pixels

Scan rate

Up to 100 fps

Drop test

1.5 m / 5 ft drop onto concrete surface

IP rating

Dimensions (WxHxD)

75.4 x 169.5 x 121.2 mm / 2.97 x 6.67 x 4.77 in

Dimensions stand (WxHxD)

106 x 323 x 146 mm / 4.17 x 12.72 x 5.75 in (excl. scanner)

Weight body

Ca. 145 g / 4.9 oz (excl. cable)

Weight stand

Ca. 373 g / 12.6 oz

Product compliance

CE, FCC, VCCI, RoHS, IEC62471-1:2006, EN55032, EN55024, EN61000-6-1