Honeywell Focus

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Focus Barcode Scanner

The Honeywell Focus has reached end of life.

The Honeywell Focus™ provides users with increased throughput for virtually all 1D and 2D bar code reading applications - including poorly printed or damaged bar codes - by incorporating high resolution imaging, FirstFlash™ scanning technology, and true contact reading into an affordable solution.

Honeywell makes scanning ID cards and Drivers License barcodes a snap with the Easy ID option. Easy ID is a quick and easy on-board software tool to parse drivers license information in customizable formats. Supports over 45 US states.

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  • FirstFlash™ High Speed Scanning
  • Omnidirectional scanning
  • Linear illumination
  • Multiple code select
  • Illumination forward design

    The Honeywell Focus has reached end of life. We recommend the Honeywell Xenon 1900 as a suitable replacement.
  • Product Specifications
    Dimensions 183 mm x 79 mm x 111 mm (7.2½ x 4.4½ x 3.1½)
    Weight 225 g (8 oz)
    Color Options Black
    Interfaces Available USB
    Keyboard Wedge
    IBM 46xx (RS485)
    Scan Method Area Image (1280 x 512 pixel array)
    Decoding Capabilities Reads standard 1D, PDF, 2D, Postal and OCR symbologies *Note: Decode capabilities dependent on kit configuration
    Motion Tolerance 47 cm/s (18 in/s) for 13 mil UPC at optimal focus
    Reading Angle Pitch: 75°
    Skew: 75°
    Print Contrast (Min.) 20% minimum reflectance difference
    Typical Depth of Field: 1690 Model: 5.2 mil (1D) 38 mm - 146 mm (1.5 - 5.8")
    7.5 mil (1D) 25 mm - 229 mm (1.0 - 9.0")
    13 mil (1D) 0 mm - 330 mm (0 - 13.0")
    10 mil (PDF) 0 mm - 330 mm (0 - 13.0")
    15 mil (PDF) 0 mm - 432 mm (0 - 17.0")
    Typical Depth of Field: 1691 Model: 4 mil (1D) 50 mm - 90 mm (2.0 - 3.5")
    5.2 mil (1D) 55 mm - 98 mm (2.2 - 3.9")
    13 mil (1D) 0 mm - 155 mm (0 - 6.1")
    5 mil (2D) 50 mm - 88 mm (2.0 - 3.5")
    7.5 mil (2D) 45 mm - 100 mm (1.8 - 3.9")
    Indicators LED (Blue=unit powered, ready to scan; White=good read; Yellow=in stand)
    Adjustable Beep (7 Tones or No Beep)
    Drivers License Data Parsing MK1690-61A38-12-A Yes, EasyID Models
    Image Capture Yes
    Mobile Phone Scanning Capabilites Yes
    Auto Sense Mode Yes, In Stand
    Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
    Drop Specification Designed to withstand 1.5 m (5´) drops
    Environmental Sealing Sealed to resist airborne particulate contaminants
    Ambient Light (Max) 100,000 Lux
    Stand Yes, Included in most models
    Warranty 5 year factory warranty

    Honeywell Focus Reviews

    POSGuys Rating:

    "The Focus would be a great choice for medium and high volume retail environments and health care. The Focus has 2D capabilities for anyone interested in incorporating security, customer validation, or other uses of 2D barcodes. Even if you do not need 2D capabilities, the First Flash feature and aggressive scan engine make it a good choice for high volume settings. "

    Read the comprehensive Honeywell Focus Review by POSGuys' Staff

    Customer Reviews


    MS1690 Focus - 5-Year Warranty, 1-day turnaround, comprehensive coverage.
    MS1690 Focus - 1-Year Warranty, 3-day turnaround, wear and defects only, Post Sale.

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