Laser, 100 sps, flat design


The MDL-1500 is a very flat and very fast laser scan engine. Furthermore, this engine scans barcodes at a speed of a 100 scans per second and automatically decodes them with the integrated decoder. The communication output can be RS-232 or USB, so if you are looking for a versatile engine this might be it!

Extremely flat

The MDL-1500 is a barcode laser scan engine with a design so flat that it is easily fitted in any OEM or ODM project. Additionally, it scans at a high rate of a 100 scans per second and can read all 1D barcodes. The 12 pin FFC connector makes it possible for the engine to communicate the scanned date in either RS-232 or USB (-HID or -COM). Furthermore, the engine measures a mere 8 mm in height, 28 mm in width, 14 mm in depth and a weight of only 3.9 g it is clear that the physical aspects are astonishing. While powering this engine with a battery it ensures a long period of use due to the low energy consumption. It is only 3V.

Development board

For the testing and evaluating of this scan engine we have a development board, the MEK-3100. This separately sold development kit enables you to evaluate the scan engine without the need to develop any electronics or cables. Take a look at the kit here.

For more detailed information please read the leaflet. This leaflet contains all technical specifications, if you have questions or require more information, please feel free to contact us.


The MDL-1500 comes with these core features:

  • 100 scans per second
  • Flat and compact design
  • Decoded
  • USB or RS-232

An engine like the MDL-1500 is used in industries that need a reliable scan engine for scanning 1D barcodes with high frequency. Due to the ability to communicate the data in both USB and RS-232 this engine is more compatible with your system. A few example industries where this engine thrives are: healthcare, logistics, ticketing and hospitality.

Additional information

Form factor

Reading type

Light source

650 mn visible laser diode

Scan method

Bi-directional scanning

Scan rate

100 scans / second

Drop test

Packed in dummy case 1.8 m / 6 ft drop onto concrete surface


30,000 hours except laser diode (10.000 hours) and except mirror scan unit (10,000 hours)

Dimensions (WxHxD)

28 x 8 x 14 mm / 1.10 x 0.31 x 0.55 in

Weight body

Ca. 3.9 g / 0.13 oz

Product compliance

RoHS, JIS-C-6802 Class 2, IEC60825-1 Class 2, FDA CDRH Class II

Sold separately

MEK-3100 development board (With power supply, RS232 cable, USB cable, PCBs)



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