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Metrologic MS202x Series Stratos scanner
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Metrologic Stratos Bi-Optic Scanner

From its brilliant blue indicator to its smooth charcoal body and black accents, Metrologic Stratos exudes quality and beauty. Its tasteful above-counter design speaks of its high-performance upbringing. In fact, everything about Metrologic Stratos is purposeful; designed to take high-volume POS scanning to new heights.

Speed. Because you don't want your customers waiting in line.
Time is money. And nowhere is that more apparent than at the checkout. With StratoSCAN 6-sided, 360 scanning, advanced StratosSPHERE decoding software, 6000 scans per second, and a class-leading 68 scan lines, Stratos' performance is sure to get customers through fast. And thanks to StratosSCAN, operators also benefit from minimized fatigue and stress associated with twisting and turning products.

Uptime. Because you don't want your scanner waiting for a repair technician.
You only have a certain number of lanes per store. Each needs to be ready for action when it's convenient for your customers. That's why Stratos is constructed like a tank and tested to withstand the rigors of today's checkout environment. But we've faced reality, scanners sometimes malfunction, so Metrologic invented StratosSWAP modular optics engine technology - small, pre-aligned, field-replaceable modules that pop into place in a matter of minutes. Simple. No need for full-unit spares taking up warehouse space. No need for degreed engineers on-call. What's more, Stratos' vertical and horizontal scanning zones operate totally independently from one another - a feature we call StratosSYNC. If one goes down, the other keeps scanning to keep your customers moving.

Return on investment. Because we don't want you waiting to realize increased profit.
It starts with value pricing. Then we add features like StratosSCHOOL operator training software and StratosSTATS code checking software to monitor characteristically hard-to-scan codes, a solid "bumper to bumper" warranty and, because every dollar counts, our light 15lb. (non scale) unit even costs less to ship.

So why are you waiting?
There's no better time to consider replacing your old flatbed scanners, upgrading your existing 4- and 5-sided dual-plane scanners or upgrading to a scanner/scale.


  • StratosSCAN
    6-sided, 360 scanning minimizes product orientation

  • StratosSPHERE Decoding software
    Reads poor quality and damaged bar codes

  • BackPack
    Customer interaction peripheral system

  • RSS-14 Decoding
    Decodes RSS Limited and RSS Expanded symbologies

  • Easy to install
    Fits existing counter openings

  • Flash ROM
    Upgrade latest software enhancements on-site

  • Powered Aux port
    Connect hand-held scanner for large or bulky items

  • Integrated scale
    Factory integrated or field upgradeable scale

  • Loud speaker
    3 volume/7 tone settings can be heard in all environments

  • Easy programming
    Windows based utility or simple bar code setup

  • Fully automatic
    "No touch" infrared wake up from power save modes

  • EAS deactivation
    Electronic article surveillance (EAS) included

General Specifications


Light source  Visible laser diode 650nm + 10nm

Laser power (horiz/vert)  1.25 mW / 2.25 mW

Depth of scan field - horizontal
0mm to 152mm (0" to 6") for 0.33mm (13mil) bar code

Depth of scan field - vertical
0mm to 216mm (0" to 8.5") for 0.33mm (13mil) bar code

Scan speed  6000 scan lines per second

No. of scan lines (horz/vert)  68 (40/28)

Motor speed - horz/vert  4800/6000 RPM

Sides read  6

Scan zone  360

Minimum bar width  0.152mm (6.0mil)

Decode capability 
All standard 1D bar codes, RSS-14, RSS-Expanded, RSS-14 Limited

System interfaces
RS-232, Aux. RS232, IBM468x/469x, USB (low speed and full speed), OCIA

Print contrast  35% minimum reflectance difference

Number characters read  Up to 80 data character

Roll, pitch, yaw  360, 60, 60

Speaker operation  7 tones or no beep; -3 volume settings

Indicators (LED)
Blue = laser on, ready to scan; white = good read, decoding


MS2020 (full size scanner with scale) 508mm (20.0")
MS2021 (full size scanner only) 508mm (20.0")
MS2022 (compact size scanner only) 420mm (16.5")

Width  286mm (11.3")

Depth (below counter)  101mm (4.0")

Height (above counter)  178mm (7.0")

MS2020 (full size scanner with scale) 9.1kg (21lbs)
MS2021 (full size scanner only) 7.2kg (16lbs)
MS2022 (compact size scanner only) 6.8kg (15lbs)

Scale capacities

Capacity  13.6kg (30.0lbs)

Minimum increment  0.005kg (0.01lb)

Maximum static weight  68kg (150lb)

Adjustments required  Calibration only

Power  13.5 watts (when scanning); 5 W (standby)

Operating current  900 mA (5V) / 700mA (12V)

DC Transformers  Class II: 5 VDC@ 1.5A; 12 VDC@ 1.5A

Laser class
CDRH & IEC: Class according to IEC 60825-1:1993+A1:1997+A2:2001

EMC  FCC, ICES-003 & EN55022 Class A


Operating temperature  0C to 40C (32F to 104F)

IP Rating  IP 55

Light levels  4842 lux (450 footcandles)

Storage temperature  -40C to 60C (-40F to 140F)

Humidity  5% to 95% relative humidity, non condensing

Contaminants  Sealed to resist airborne particulate contaminants

Ventilation  None required

Specifications subject to change without notice.


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