MS146 Barcode Slot Reader

The MS146 barcode card reader is designed for time and attendance, security, and access control applications that use badges, cards, or forms.

• Reads information from cards from multidirectional positions

• Ruggedly formed to withstand 5 foot drops to hard surfaces and environmentally sealed

• Versatile and capable of adapting to many different interface options


The MS146 reader is versatile enough to fit applications across the board. It can read ID cards for check-in, check-out, and access control. The infrared MS146 reads barcodes that have been secured by black panels to prevent photocopying.



• Sealed optical system with IP54 rugged housing
• Wide barcode slot with flexible reading angle and higher resolution
• Multi-direction for flexibility of installation
• User configurable via PC programming
• Compatibility with all popular computer and devices
• Provide desktop or side-mounted application on the wall
• Suitable for different cards of different dimension and printing qualities
• Available with TTL, Keyboard wedge RS232 and USB interfaces
• Advanced Data Editing
• 2 – 3 inch/sec Scan Rate
• 6 mil minimum resolution

Target Markets / Applications


• Libraries:  Library Cards & Check-in/Check-out
• Fitness Centers: Access Control & Time / Attendance


Maximum Versatility

The MS146 barcode card reader is easy to integrate into your business. With a large reading slot, the MS146 is a suitable solution for cards of many different sizes and widths.

Multiple interface options and an infrared model ensures that there’s an MS146 perfectly suited for your business. Mount the MS146 to a wall or desktop for easy access. The reader is multidirectional, making installation that much easier.


With the MS146 you can rest assured knowing you’ve made a lasting investment. The high-quality sealing on the optical system protects the device from dust, dirt, and even water spills. The MS146 is at home in industrial settings, enduring repeated use and exposure to hazards without wearing out or degrading in any way. 

Powerful Performance

The MS146 reads 2-27 inches per second at a high resolution and with a flexible reading angle. Advanced data editing is available on this device, enabling you to tailor your solution to your exact needs.

TAA Compliant Barcode Scanners


Model Numbers

  • SKUsMS146-IUCB00-SG:
    MS146, Infrared, USB Cable

    MS146, Infrared, USB Cable, Mounting Bracket

    MS146, Infrared, RS232 Cable – (Power Adapter Sold Separately)

    MS146, Infrared, RS232 Cable, Mounting Bracket – (Power Adapter Sold Separately)

    MS146, Infrared, Laser Emulation Cable (9-Pin Squeeze)

    MS146, Visible Light, USB Cable

    MS146, Visible Light, USB Cable, Mounting Bracket

    MS146, Visible Light, RS232 Cable – (Power Adapter Sold Separately)

Optical & Performance

  • SensorPhoto diode
  • Aiming ElementInfrared: 930nm LED
    Visible light: 660nm LED
  • Scan Rate2.0″ – 30″ per second (50 ~ 700mm) /sec
  • Optical Resolution6mils (0.15mm) min
  • Printing Contrast Scale0.6 minimum
  • Depth of Field.07 inch / 2mm


  • Dimension3.75 in x 1.375 in x 1.875 in (H x W x D)
    128 mm x 53 mm x 33 mm
  • Weight6.7 oz / 180g


  • 1D BarcodesCode 39 standard and full ASCII, EAN-13, UPC-A, EAN-8, UPC-E, Standard 2 of 5, Code 128, Code 93, MSI, Code 11, Code 32, Delta Code, Label Code, Plessey Code, Codabar
  • Data Formatting5 feet (1.5 m) onto concrete, scanner only


  • Operating Temperature32 to 122ºF (0°C to 50°C)
  • Storage Temperature4 to 140ºF (-20°C to 60°C)
  • Relative Humidity0 ~ 95% RH non-condensing
  • IP RatingIP54

What comes in the box

  • The standard package contentsMS146 Slot Reader


  • Main Unit2 years